I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Valentine's Day on a Tray Blog Tour and Tablescape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!

 
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!
 
Just a reminder, I will be posting on Wednesdays and Sundays every week so be sure to check back on those days to see a new post......  
 

I was invited by Katherine, over at Katherine's Corner, to join her and other bloggers, participating in her "Valentine's Day on a Tray Blog Tour" which she is hosting graciously today!!!

 
 I was thrilled!!

Thanks so much , Katherine, for thinking to include me among this very talented group of Bloggers and yourself!!
 
 
 
Thanks to those readers who are coming over from Linda's Blog post, at Crafts A La Mode!!
 
What an amazing Tray she created!!
 
And I hope you will continue with the Blog Tour after visiting a bit with me, by going on to stop in and see the Tray Barbara, over at Mantel and Table, has put together for the Tour!!

I know you will not be disappointed!!


 
But before I get to my Tray, I want to Thank Barb, over at French Ethereal, for choosing my post, Valentine's Vignettes in the Living Room, as one of her features from last week's Share Your Style Link Party!!
 
 
Thanks so much, Barb!!

 Thanks Bev, over at Eclectic Red Barn, for choosing my post, Winter at Nelson Crest and More Crafting, as one of her features from last week's Thursday Favorite Things Link Party!!!
 

Thanks again, Bev!!

Please stop by and link up to these charming parties!!!
 
 

I decided to use a tiered tray that I have as a centerpiece for a Valentine's Day tablescape.....



 
This piece is usually up in my bedroom on top of my mother's hope chest...
 
 
 
 

 
  
 
Those of you who have visited my Blog before know that I am a Victorian soul who also loves all things vintage......
 
  
 
 When I think of Valentine's Day, I think of vintage Valentine's cards.......
 
 
 
 Sweets like candy and baked goods.....
 
 
 
 And roses......


So that is what I decided to use in creating my Tray for the Tour!!!
 
Let's take a closer look.....

I bought this tiered tray several years ago in Target on Clearance after Christmas....

 
 I placed it on a gold charger plate....

 
 I used a vintage hand made crocheted collar as a doily .....

 
 And another vintage doily on top..... 



From there, I added things that I had around the house......

 
I placed a red heart vase with a floral arrangement that I made using red roses, hearts and white baby's breath on top.....

 
 
 
 
 2 gold organza roses and a "Love" sign also bought at Target years ago....
 
 

The ceramic heart box was a gift from my Mother.....


And I used stickers from Dollar Tree on wood hearts that I painted....



The vintage collar is a perfect fit for the bottom level of the tray....


 
 This vintage Valentine card belonged to my neighbor Elly....
 
 
 I found a bag of vintage cards when cleaning out her house for her sons when she passed away...
 
  
 
 I love the graphics....

 
 

 
I placed faux candy and other sweets on this tier.....


 
 
 
 This vintage style Valentine's post card was gifted to me....
 
 
 The faux cookies are actually refrigerator magnets.....
 


 
 Another vintage Valentine.....

 
 
 




The base of the tray....


  
 
 The cupcake dishes were bought at the Christmas Tree Shop.....
 
  
 
 Heart shaped boxes that I embellished....
 

 
 More faux goodies.....
 
 
 This vintage Valentine's postcard was also gifted to me....
 

 There is no year marked on the post mark.....
 

 
  

 

I also bought this "Love" sign at Target......



 
In front, is a heart plate with another heart box that I embellished.....
 

 
 
On each side of the Tray is a red mercury glass candle holder .....


And cute Valentine's bottles from The Christmas Tree Shop....



 
 

As I mentioned earlier, my Valentine's Day on a Tray is my centerpiece for a Valentine's tablescape....



I set a simple table for a Valentine's Dinner for Two!!

 
 
  
  
 
 I started with this pretty tablecloth that I bought a few years ago in Boscov's...
 
 
 
 I like the color combination of red, pink and gold as my very Victorian looking Dining Room is a rose color.... 

Next, a gold charger plate
 
 
 
 And my gold flatware with Valentine's napkins that blend right in to the tablecloth....


A plain white dish with a gold rim
 
 
 
Red heart dishes bought in Target
 
 
 
 A pink paper doily
 
 
 
 A small red heart bowl
 
 
 
 A faux chocolate cupcake bought at The Christmas Tree Shop many years ago
 
 
 
 And my Long Champ crystal glasses
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
We usually celebrate with a family dinner
 
 
 
 But this year, everyone is working different days and shifts so we will be passing....



 
 My house will stay decorated for Valentine's until the end of February as this month is deemed Heart Month by the American Heart Association....
 
 
 
 
 




 If you would like to see my entire Dining Room decorated for Valentine's including 3 Trees...

 

 

 

 

 

 Please click HERE
 
If you missed my Winter/Valentine's Home Tour with 11 Decorated Trees.....
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Please click HERE

 
I  hope you enjoyed your time here as much as I enjoyed participating in Katherine's "Valentine's Day on a Tray Blog Tour"!!!!


And I am looking forward to visiting all the other Bloggers who shared their Valentine's Day Trays...

Thanks again, Katherine for the invitation!!!


Please continue with the Blog Tour by going on to stop in and see the Tray Barbara, over at Mantel and Table, has put together for the Tour!!
 
Her Tray is stunning!! 



 
 
And I hope you will stop by to visit again on Wednesday for my next post on what I am up to and a few personal notes!!


 
 
 
Yep!!
 
Debbie's been Dabbling again!!!


Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......


I am linking up to these parties:
 

 

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!
 

23 comments:

  1. Your snowmen are adorable. How pretty your Valentine table is! You have such lovely items and Valentine's Day is perfect to showcase Victorian decor. I did the bare minimum this year since I am still working on my Christmas storage reorganization (sigh).

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  2. Wow Debbie - your tray and table are wonderful! I especially love the card from Elly to her husband - that's the sweetest! And the chocolate magnets are a great idea! :) Hope you have a wonderful - if separate - Valentines weekend. It's great touring with you!

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  3. Your tiered tray is amazing. SO many great details. I loved that you showed how you layered everything. The vintage Valentine's cards are a treasure. I truly enjoyed touring with you. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day. XO- MaryJo @ Masterpieces of my Life

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  4. Your dining room is a Valentine’s Day extravaganza with your pretty tiered tray starring in the show! I love all the sweet details, from the vintage lace collar to the cookie magnets and the adorable Love sign, cupcakes and vintage Valentine cards. You will surely have a wonderful Valentine’s dinner at this heart filled table for 2!
    Jenna

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  5. Oh my gosh Deb! I love your tray! It's the perfect centerpiece for your pretty table too. Your vintage cards are gorgeous and I love that you tied in family with your Mother's box. That makes it that much sweeter! So glad to be touring with you. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Joe!

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  6. Debbie, no matter the season, your decorations always remind me of strolling down main street at the Disney park! Such happy memories for me :) Your Valentine's Day table and tray looks like one of their delightful window displays filled with vintage cards, cupcakes, and candies.
    Happy Valentine's Day
    Hugs,
    Rachelle

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  7. HI Debbie, I love the tray and where did you find the cookies? What a great idea! Happy Valentine's Day and the vintage cards are a great touch. laura

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  8. Your tray, and all of your decor, is just fabulous, Debbie!! I have my eye out for a round tiered tray and yours is beautiful. If I could find one that is similar it would be awesome! Hope you have a "lovely" Valentine's Day!

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  9. Hi, Debbie, Wow. Beautiful tray and beautiful things as always. Hope you are enjoying the hop as much as I am. I pinned your pretty tray also to Valentine's Board. Your friend, Linda

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  10. Debbie so happy to see you here...What a festive table, you have outdone your self! I love the candles in the center makes it so perfect. The tired tray is beautiful. Sorry for posting late, but I had issues wit my word press. Love if you stop by. Hugs

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  11. Debbie I love it. The vintage flare and traditional colors, it's all wonderful. Thank you for joining in the fun. Happy Valentine's Day xo

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  12. Hope you are keeping well, I've not been posting on my website, decided I needed a break from the interent and social media. I do still check in from time to time at various places. Halfway into February already, looking forward to spring and getting back outdoors more.

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  13. You are definitely in the mood with the colors and hearts! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  14. Debbie, such a delightful centerpiece/tray! I love the vintage sentiments in the cards and the sweet crocheted collar. Inspired! Happy Valentine's Day

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  15. Such romantic Valentine Day decor. I love the vintage cards!

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  16. Absolutely adorable!Cute Valentine cards!Such beauty. Hugs!

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  17. Love those vintage cards and your very festive set table.

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  18. So festive and the vintage cards are lovely. Somehow, I never find them around here.

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  19. Debbie, your Valentine decor is so fun and festive! Your tray and table are beautiful and I love your vintage cards! Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesday Turn About!

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  20. Debbie, your valentine tray and table are just lovely! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  21. What a fun link up! Your tray is just lovely!!

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  22. Adorable and romantic! Thanks Debbie, for sharing all your lovely ideas for Valentine! #HomeMattersParty
    Mel
    Decor Craft Design

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  23. What an adorable Valentine's Day tray! I absolutely love the vintage cards. That was a terrific find for a decor & craft enthusiast like us! I'm so glad you participated in such a fun link up. We have a blog hop/link up called Under $10 on the 10th that you might enjoy participating in. If you are, shoot me an email or use the contact me form on my website and I'll get Tammy from Patina & Paint to invite you to our Facebook group where we communicate. If you're not of FB, that's ok too. We can email you or something. Thanks for sharing this with us on Crafty Creators at LifeasaLEOWife.com!
    XOXO,
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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