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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - Valentine's Day Centerpiece

Once again it's Tablescape Thursday sponsored by Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH!

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Thanks Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday every week!


Here is a post from last year about making my Valentine's Day Centerpiece. Hope you enjoy it. Next Tablescape Thursday, the whole table!!!!

Last year, when I took my Valentine's Day Centerpiece apart I took pictures as sort of a step by step. I thought I would share them on this blog.

First I gather the materials: a tray, my glass stacking cake plates, a round glass vase, a sherry or cordial glass, blown glass hearts in silver, red and pink (purchase from WalMart several years ago), ribbon, red and clear glass hearts.

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First, I fill the glass vase about half way with loose hearts.
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Then, I carefully slip the sherry glass into the vase, nestled among the hearts.
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I add a few more hearts around the sherry glass.
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I have tied ribbon through the hanging loop of 4 hearts and then tied a decorative bow over the knots.
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I lay the ribbons on the smallest cake plate and then put the round vase on top.
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I have 2 slightly longer ribbons connecting 4 more hearts that I lay over the medium cake plate.
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Repeat with 2 even slightly longer ribbons and the largest cake plate.
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Place the stacked cake plates on a tray and decorate the tray and the largest cake plate with red and clear glass hearts.
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Carefully pour some water in the sherry glass if you are using fresh flowers. If using silk, obviously the water is not needed. I have used camellias from my yard, purchased tulips and silk roses.

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