I thought of you last Fall when this pair of antique courting couple brass girandoles sold in my Etsy shop. While packing them to ship, I realized I’d never used them in a tablescape. So–in October–I put together a quick romantic Valentine’s Day tablescape to celebrate young love and
old mature love.
All it took was a few simple elements:
- Antique lace
- Gold-encrusted Lenox china (a mixture of “Stanford” and “Hanover” patterns)
- “Pops” of red
- Roses – white (purity, youth, innocence) and red (respect, courage, passion)
Young love to mature love… It’s a beautiful thing to observe – and to experience. Many of us have been blessed to witness our own parents’ and grandparents’ relationships – and to learn from their choices, both good and bad.
I remember receiving Valentine’s Day cards at our party from people in the United States. The first time I opened one of these cards, I was overwhelmed. Someone who didn’t even know me, but who wanted to encourage and pray for me, sent it with love.~ Hope graduate; mother of two