Sunday, February 3, 2019

Valentine's Day- A Day with Snowmen and Hearts

Since Valentine' s Day is on February 14th, much of the day here in Wisconsin is celebrated in the midst of snow and cold.  So it isn't a surprise to find hearts mixed with snowmen during this special day.  What would the day be without seeing bright red hearts scattered among lovable snowmen table decor.   You can really say my "heart" melts for snowmen.  How appropriate for Valentine's Day.

In addition, when I stop to think that this blog, according to those who comment, are viewed by people all over the world, I am extremely thrilled and honored.  I hope that with my creation of blog articles, I can share some love for Valentine's Day and other things throughout the year and that each and every person finds it a pleasure.

As a way to share these things with others around the world, I am participating in this week's Valentine's Day 2019 Blog Hop hosted by Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate.  I am one of many tablescape designers who are celebrating the Valentine's Day holiday with unique and festive tablescapes.  Please visit the list of blog links below and be encouraged by all of the designers who offer their many talents, creativity and artistic ideas.

I was inspired to do a Snowmen and Hearts tablescape for the blog hop after coming across this lovable and whimsical snowmen cookie jar.  Who cannot get weak at the knees over this sweet trio of hugging smiling snowmen?  Placed on a tray full of faux snow and surrounded by mounds of snowballs, it makes for a centerpiece which captures any one's attention and heart.

The bright red, blue and green tartan tablecloth and napkins were sewn from fabric I was lucky to come across at a fabric store.  I love the colors when mixed with the cobalt blue napkins, glassware and enamelware.  I couldn't resist using up some of my felt for some heart-shaped snowmen ornaments complete with snow and a winter bluebird perched on its head.

White paper hearts, along with the heart-shaped ornaments and red hearts and ice vase fillers spreads the message that Valentine's Day is near.

Can't wait to mix up some rich and creamy hot chocolate for this soft and sweet marshmallow snowflake. 

A Creole Flavored Smoked Fish Spread with poppyseed crackers as a tasty appetizer begins the get together on a cold winter afternoon.  You can find this recipe at Taste of Home- Smoked Salmon Cheese Spread.

A freshly baked Apple Crumb Coffeecake tops off a cozy and snowy day.  To make this recipe, just visit Oh My Goodness-Chocolate Desserts - Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake.

Yum......finally some hot chocolate, whipped cream and heart sprinkles with marshmallow snowflakes.  Perfect for the nine inches of snow we are expecting today.

So come out of the snow, sit back with a cup of hot cocoa complete with a marshmallow snowflake and enjoy browsing through the blog links below.  Each designer invites you to comment and welcomes you as a new friend. 






Bring on the smiles! 
Happy Valentine's Day.