It’s time for the first tablescape hop of 2020, and I’ve set a pink Valentines Day table and island bar in the open kitchen.
I’ve also incorporated a few sweet Scottie dog accents. They elicit many happy memories of Fibber McGee, My Fuzzy Funny Valentine.
Our hostess, Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate, has changed the scheduling for tablescape hops. Previously, the weeklong format ran Monday through Friday, with four to five new tables each day. Starting with this Valentines Day Tablescape Hop, all stylists publish their posts on the same day.
I like the change and hope you will too? No longer will it be necessary to check back throughout the week. Instead, you can hop to your heart’s content via links at the bottom.
If you’re new to Debbee’s Buzz, or coming from Liz’s Be Mine Table, a warm welcome! Hope you find a sweet idea or two for your own Valentines Day table.
This isn’t the Valentine’s Day theme post I planned to send out last Saturday morning. It wasn’t even a subject I had on the blog calendar. But, life interruptus. Early last week, my sweet Scottie dog got very sick and required major abdominal surgery.
The good news is, that it looks like Fibber is going to be okay. We brought him home Saturday afternoon. But, it will be a long three to four week care and recovery period.
I don’t often mention Fibber, and have only shared a couple of pictures. Most followers are primarily interested in tablescapes, holiday decorations, and party posts, rather than my day-to-day musings.
And don’t we all think our kids and pets are the cutest, smartest, and most wonderful on the planet? Because, let me bee clear — mine are! I will be completely shameless when I have grandchildren. People will cross the street to avoid my bragging or being subjected to endless photos LOL!
While Valentine’s Day is primarily about romance, it’s also about the other loving and caring relationships in our lives. Today, I’m marking the occasion by celebrating my own fuzzy, funny Valentine.
Bonjour mon amis! What could be more fabulous than to have a seat at an Eiffel Tower table on Valentine’s Day in Paris; the City of Light and Love?
I’ve been fortunate to eat dinner there twice. First, was with my husband early in our marriage. While vacationing in Paris a decade plus later, we took our then adolescent sons to dine at an Eiffel Tower table.
There are several dinning establishments inside the Eiffel Tower; including champagne and macaroon bars.
Popular with families and for its incredible view over Paris, is 58 Tour Eiffel. Legendary restaurant and triple Michelin-star, Le Jules Verne, is undergoing a facelift and will reopen in the spring. A truly magical experience in an iconic setting.
My Eiffel Tower table is in a much more modest setting — I’ve swapped Paris for Pittsburgh!
A quick post today to announce the Alice in Wonderland party favor package winner. While we’re back down the rabbit hole, I’ll also show you a Queen of Hearts Roses and Teacup grapevine wreath.
Back in June, during the Unbirthday Party Reveal I announced my first blog giveaway. New subscribers and existing followers who left a comment through Labor Day were registered to win.
First, welcome to all new followers of Debbee’s Buzz. I hope you’ll find it’s your cup of tea! And special thanks to all those who left comments over the summer. I love conversing with you!
Congratulations to Leanne Hlavka of Arizona, the lucky winner of the giveaway. The package includes all the same favors I gave my guests, including; a teacup fascinator, Mad Hatter hand-painted goblet, flamingo shopping bag, and vintage teacup filled with goodies. See them all at How to Make Whimsical Teacup Fascinators and Alice in Wonderland Table and Party Favors.
Although I have a number of Alice in Wonderland party stories still to write, I’ll be spacing them out — focusing on more seasonal topics. But, while we’re on the subject, here’s the grapevine wreath that welcomed guests to the Unbirthday Party.
Today, I’m excited to show you the Alice in Wonderland theme wreath I created to decorate the house for the My Favorite Things Party.
When not making party decorations, I’ve been going a little mad with Unbirthday Tea Party preparations.
I’ve also shared numerous posts on the party’s decorations, favors, games, prizes, and menu. There’s also details on the previous bee, peacock and Tiffany’s theme parties.
When I saw Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home hosting a Tea and Roses Blog Hop, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to participate. So, I went through all the stuff I’ve created, and decided to share the Alice in Wonderland theme wreath.
And, the Tea and Roses decorated wreath also makes a great Valentine’s Day decoration.
I’ve decorated the kitchen and dining room with red heart ornaments, mini-wreaths and embellishments for Valentines Day.
After creating a DIY Let Me Call You Sweetheart Wreath recently, there were a few red heart ornaments leftover just begging to be used. So I got myself to Michaels and picked up two more packages of eight.
First, I incorporated the red hearts into a formal dining room tablescape with decorated chandelier. That’s when I ‘rediscovered’ red heart-shaped wreaths, previously used as used napkin rings. Do you ever forget you have stuff? Or, then where you stashed it?
For giggles, I hung a couple of the red heart mini-wreaths from the chandelier and really liked the look. Back to Michaels I went to grab as many as I could, while they still had them in stores.
All this led to a cascade of ideas using red hearts to decorate a trio of corner cabinets in the kitchen, and create two more informal table settings. It’s ‘bleeding’ red hearts around here! (more…)