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Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Reluctant Valentine

You may have read yesterday's "Bad Blogger Confession" that I have never, ever, not once decorated for Valentine's Day. 
Valentine's Day is well...lovie dovie. I dare say that my husband and I have never, ever, not once been described as lovie dovie. 
During the sharing of peace at church, we share a fist bump. 
We make fun of each other and doting is never acceptable behavior. 
So...you can imagine the ribbing I took for this tablescape. 
I gave lovie dovie a try.
Here is my attempt at a lovie dovie tablescape for two.






The cost for this entire tablescape?  $0...nuttin', nada. Just the battle of the dust bunnies to dig out pink and red goodies!



Are you team lovie dovie or team fist bump?



39 comments:

  1. So sweet! My husband and I are def lovie dovie, but we throw in a few digs and jabs. Maybe this new Valentine "bug" will get cha more "lovie dovie", either way it's all good :) Love the table!

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  2. I like the table. It's sophisticated, rather than saccharin. My husband and I are quite lovie dovie, but we like to laugh, so we do plenty of teasing and silly fist bump-ish stuff, too.

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  3. After 44 years of marriage we are still somewhat lovey dovey:):)

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  4. Hmmmm, definitely not lovey dovey. Definitely a little footsie under the table though....

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  5. Nice job, Kerry! And look how cute your little husband is! (We are neither lovey-dovey OR fistbump. We are more like 13 year-olds. Lots of farting and giggling.)

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  6. Turned out really pretty. Love the little tray (and the wine of course, lol). We are neither team. We're pretty reserved in displays of affection but love a good sarcastic jab here and there. I guess closer to team fist bump. :)

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  7. He's lovey-dovey, I'm fistbump. I could definitely get away with an ultra romantic table setting for two.

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  8. My husband and I are DEFINITELY team fist bump. We tease each other constantly. I won't even tell you our nicknames for each other!!

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  9. I love your tablescape! Like you, I have never decorated for Valentine's Day! We are for sure team fist bump. Maybe this also the year for me to begin a lovey-dovey tradition on that day! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Cristina! If I started being lovie dovie, my husband would be sure I had been possessed!

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  10. I think some of the most intimate and powerful moments I share with my partner is when we are working together side by side. Stacking fire wood, weeding the garden, working on fence in the pasture, scraping bee hive frames or just quietly sitting by the pond. Investing hard work into our lives make it richer and stronger. It often creates that lovey dovey feeling but when the work is done our fist bump marks the success of happily trying! The table scapes of a working lunch include but are not limited to an over turned bee super with sammiches-the amazing smell of honey and wax, an old door on sawhorses in the barn with soup and bread, sitting on a bale of straw eating off our napkins lunch that we scavenged from our garden! (the images in your head are much cleaner than in real life)

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    1. I, for once, am speechless. What a beautiful description.

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  11. I don't decorate the mantel, but I did put a few doodads in the kitchen this year.

    Fist-bumps sharing the peace? Funny!

    Your table looks really romantical -- hope it got you some good results!

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  12. I love the tablescape!



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  13. Thanks for giving the "Lovey Dovey" a try....you inspire me maybe I'll give it a try, too...:)

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  14. This is lovely.

    Most of our tables are for two and not "lovey dovey". I don't decorate for Valentine's. We are both romantics, at heart. Romance is in the ordinary times and days of life. Most of the time, without "hearts and flowers".

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  15. Very fun and creative...love your blog. Come on over and link up to Centerpiece Wednesays on my blog and show off your ideas.

    Karin

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  16. Your table is very pretty. We are more of a "fist bump" couple as well, being in a house full of boys, if you get too lovey dovey, they start rolling on the floor acting like they are gagging, so the fist bump works for us! Thanks for sharing your table.

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    1. Oh, Sandra! I am familiar with the rolling on floor and gagging routine!
      Thank you for popping by!

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  17. Well...I think you have found your "inner lovie dovie"!! This is wonderful, especially for a self-professed non-valentine-y person! LOVE the candlesticks...they look great. We're sort of romantic but quietly so. But he wouldn't DARE not get me a box of chocolates!!

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  18. Okie dokie...fist bumpin' during the sign of peace, huh? That's a first! You did a really good job considering "lovie dovie" isn't your style. The crystal candlestick grouping is very romantic! My husband and I are definitely on Team Lovie Dovie. We tease each other and act really juvenile at times, but everyone thinks we're newlyweds (despite our 20+ years together!) because of how we dote on each other. So I guess we are somewhere near the middle, but with at least one foot firmly planted in Lovie Dovieville! :-) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Oh, Alycia! You are too funny. I'm so teasing you about this!
      Smooch's to you, snugglebunny.

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  19. I love the napkin rings. Your pictures are amazing. We are also not lovie dovie. Although, I someimes try to sneak it in with little gestures. I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance come visit me at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! Congrats on your big girl going potty! I sooo remember what an exciting time that is!

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  20. Oh so cute - worth the teasing that might have ensued!

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  21. So romantic!

    Either way, it's all great from here.

    Great TS...

    Greetings from freezing Stockholm,
    /chie

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    1. STOCKHOLM? I FEEL LIKE I NEED CAPS TO YELL A BIG "THANK YOU!"

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  22. I think you might be a lovie-dovie at heart. Your table looks pretty, and well, quite romantic! Thanks for the inspiration...

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  23. Hi, Glenda! You've got my number. We are all talk around here.

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  24. Ha Ha! Cute blog. Love the table, looks sooo cute! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more of your ideas!! -The Sisters

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  25. Just a gorgeous table, love your use of glass and crystal candleholders, really gives it the romantic touch! I'll be featuring this post on VIF tomorrow! thanks for joining in on the party!

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    1. Shut to the up! Thank you so much, Debra!

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  26. Just beautiful! Lovin' those painted frames! Thanks for linking up to my site :) I ADORE YOU!!

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  27. I love the chalkboard speech bubble and the single large letter monogram! kids wall decals

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