When invited to join this tablescape blog hop showcasing “romantic tables for two,” I intended to do just that. You know, arrange an intimate, romantic table setting for me and my husband. With flowers. And hearts. And music. And no TV remotes. Or cell phones. But it began to sound like a lot of work. Trust me, he’ll be happier with some buffalo wings on a TV tray in the den. So why not share my artistic efforts with my girlfriends instead? You know, a Galentine’s celebration.
On a side note: Before I ever saw the word “Galentines” anywhere, I had already come up with that name – Galentines. Yep, I coined the phrase. Someone else just beat me to the manufacturers, and before I knew it, MY idea was printed on napkins on store shelves and showing up all over Pinterest. (Just like my friend Janet, who began cutting the feet out of her pantyhose long before the debut of Spanx. Someone else beat her to the punch line, but really Janet invented Spanx, and she reminds us of that often.) Just sayin’.
Okay, back to my Galentine’s fete. Wanna join us? Pull up a seat…
I’m in Florida right now, and my condo here is casual, with a funky midcentury vibe. I love my live edge table, so I didn’t want to cover it with a cloth. I did, however, spot this lovely runner in Cost Plus World Market and couldn’t resist. The embroidery on the ends tugged at my heart, and they picked up the colors in my flowers beautifully.
I then repeated the color red in little wooden trays of fresh strawberries. (Since you’re officially one of my galentines, I’ll let you in on a secret. These wooden trays are actually incense burners from World Market!)
And speaking of galentines, you know I’ve gotta get my peeps a Valentine. I filled these small colored bags with raffia handles with a bohemian patterned tissue paper and some sweet surprises.
Let’s see… have I forgotten anything? Flowers? Check. Strawberries? Check. Wine? Need you ask? And of course, all my sweet galentines.
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The Painted Apron
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The Corner of Plaid and Paisley
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