Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Perfect Setting for Cupid

The news has been distressing of late.  The shooting in Tucson has again left us wondering what in the world is happening to our society.  The Tiger Mom made me wonder if maybe I wasn't strict enough with my own children, but then, after reflecting, realizing that my children are happy and well-adjusted, on their way to building a life for themselves.  January creeps on with more winter storms on the way, while I falter on my New Year's resolutions after only a few short weeks!!

So on a positive note, I'm sending a little love your way!  I'm reminded of a great song by Sam Cooke, later recorded by the Spinners, so hum along, as I 'sing' the lyrics for you!

Cupid, draw back your bow, and let your arrow go straight to my lover's heart for me--

Cupid, please hear my cry, and let your arrow fly straight to my lover's heart for me~

Now I don't mean to bother you but I'm in distress, there's danger of me losing all of my happiness, for I love a guy who doesn't know I exist, and this you can fix, so

Cupid with your arrow make a love storm for me, I promise I will love him until eternity, I know between the two of us his heart we can steal, help me if you will~

So, Cupid draw back your bow and let your arrow go, straight to my lover's heart for me!

A vintage Valentine for everyone!

Gotta have chocolate with all this romance!

Thanks to my cousin, Pat, for helping me with my Cupid table, and for letting me borrow some of her Valentine goodies! 

Table runner, white pillar candleholders, centerpiece tiered cake stand--T.J. Maxx
Red plates, red bowls, napkins--Home Goods
White accent plates--Gibson Marquis
White charger plates--Ross
Center Cupid--Michael's
Iced beverages-Tuesday Morning
Wine stems--local gift shop
Cupid short pillar candleholders-Thrift
All other Cupids-vintage

Love and Kisses!!


  1. Well lovers would feel right at home at this table! The runner and the tiered platestand really caught my eye along with the bowls. Lovely, inviting Valentine's table. Joni

  2. What a gorgeous table!
    I really love the cupid on the tiered platter and the vintage valentines.
    This is such a perfect table for Valentine's day, I think your guests will love it!

  3. Delightful! I am sure Cupid will heed your call when he sees this setting! Love the heart red bowls.

  4. Great table-I love your centerpiece! Tragic happenings in our world always remind me of the ones I love and keeping them close to my heart. Your table reminds me that love is unoversal and healing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is a very pretty table scape! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. Take care, Mary :O)

  6. What a wonderful Valentine's Day table! Love all the details and goodies you put together!

  7. Terrific song to put to your tablescape! That runner is totally Valentine-ish! The centerpiece is so creative and goes wonderfully with your theme. The vintage Valentines are a nice touch!


  8. What a beautiful blog. I am so happy I spotted you on the Tablscape Thursday Party - I'm a new follower! I Love your style. Please feel free to stop by my blog - I'm new and enjoy the comments.

  9. I love that song!...Cupid draw back your bow and let your arrow go....staight to my lovers heart,for meeeeeeeee! this setting!And thank you for visiting and comment @LazyonLoblolly

  10. I LOVE this table! It is wonderful! I really like your runner! I also really like the vintage cards you used in this setting as well! Very pretty!

  11. Hi there!!! You are really ready for Valentine's Day! Cupid is all geared up and making a grand appearance! I am so in love with those vintage post cards. They have such a romantic feel about them! I bought those same Godinger "Chelsea" stems at Tuesday Morning, and I just love them. They are tall and fairly substantial in addition to being so very, very pretty. I only bought 24...wish I would have gotten more. Sigh! :-( Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I'm slow again this week in getting around to all my favorite ones. Hosting a birthday dinner party here tonight that has been a little perplexing. Everything's cool now, so I'm ready to kick back and just let it happen! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  12. I love that table runner! I was just at a TJ Maxx and they certainly didn't have it there. This is such a pretty the napkins and I always love red and white. Very pretty.

    Thanks for visiting me!

  13. How pretty -- I''m sure cupid will be flying over to peek into your window with all the love on yor Valentine table. Love those vintage valentines.

  14. Love your festive and white make me smile.

  15. Love Sam Cooke and love your Valentine tablescape, too. Thank you for sharing your whimsical design. Cherry Kay

  16. This table is just beautiful!! That table runner is the best. The whole table is the napkins. The cupcakes look delicious. Enjoy your Valentine's day!!

  17. What a fun table! I'm lovin' the square bowls with the hearts-enjoy:@)

  18. What a great tablescape and I especially like that heart runner! I looks so pretty against the crisp white of the tablecloth!


  19. I should think cupid is really proud of this table. I like the square bowls and the added detail of the vintage valentine at each setting. ~ Sarah

  20. Oh, this table is lovely! Just a perfect Valentine tablescape, and all of the details! You did a super job with this!


    Sheila :-)

  21. What a great table. So many pretty details~ You did a LOVE ly job!!
    I remember that song too!

  22. Very pretty! I was actually thinking I would just pass on the Valentine theme this year -- till I saw yours!

  23. You are a master in table scaping, but today your table runner has all the rights to say A VERY BIG WOWWWWWWWWW, great one... so lovely... no more words after that
    Hope you would like to spare a little bit of your time for me sure you will enjoy

  24. I love the centerpiece! How cute is that with cupid perched on top! All the accents like the vintage looking cards are perfect. The table runner puts it all together!

  25. Wow, you're all set for romance! Thanks for being nice enough to post on my blog. I'm always excited to get comments!

  26. This table is delightful. Love that centerpiece, and the V'tine cards at each place setting. That runner is wonderful. I'm so glad you linked this to my Valentine party. laurie