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  1. Great ideas. Our Anniversary is on Valentine’s Day but we usually stay home because the restaurants are so overcrowded. It’s romantic at home anyway. 🙂

  2. Vicki Daugherty says:

    Lory, this is a lovely table setting and although I do not have a blog, I enjoy reading yours so much. I tried to visit the sites listed for products but some are incorrect, not showing Amazon, but something like androz.net. This has happened before when I’ve tried to find the items shown. I did not know if it was happening to other readers or just me. Thanks for all your great posts. Vicki in snowy Louisville KY

    1. Thank you so much, Vicki! I believe that snow is headed this way, so we’re bracing for it. Hope it’s not too bad where you are… 🙂 As for the links, do you remember which ones weren’t working, because I had checked them when I posted and they were ok? Would certainly hate to be sending people to broken links. Thanks!!

  3. Lory,
    Gorgeous tablescaping ideas for Valentine’s Day, dear friend!!!
    Hm~m~m. . .I l o v e your idea of ordering the meal in!!!

    1. Ha ha! Ah yes, always the easiest way to have a romantic dinner at home… 🙂 How romantic can it be if you have to do the cooking? Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Great ideas! Love the ribbon goblets.

  5. Dianne Lanier says:

    Love the red rose centerpiece!

  6. Hey Lorry
    Have just started following your blog. I think your ideas are AMAZING! Specially love the rich red color velvet table cloth and for sure the fresh flowers add so much ROMAN- ESSENCE to it ;). hope to share more ideas with u soon.

  7. There are no links in my post, just pictures that are not at all active. In fact, I have a hard time commenting on your blog now, it just keeps reloading most of the time.

    1. Oh no! Could you please send me a screenshot of what you are seeing? I would so appreciate it! Also, are you on mobile or desktop? I need to get my tech person on this. Thanks you!!

  8. Joyce Joneschiet says:

    I love this post and frequently read your blog. I can’t seem to find the Valentine decor you show in the Pinterest picture anywhere in your shopping links. You used to have direct links in the posts but now all I see are your three shopping links. You don’t have to approve this comment and can just email me instead if you prefer but maybe I’m not the only one? 🙂 I looked at this post on my desktop and now my iPad and I’m still stumped. Thanks so much for your wonderful blog! I really do enjoy it. 🙂

  9. Joyce Joneschiet says:

    Just after I left my last comment my page refreshed and I could see all your links! Looks like your tech guy fixed it. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much, Joyce! I was out all day and haven’t even reached out to my tech guy yet, so I’m guessing the links are just taking a long time to load and when you refreshed they came up. Please do let me know if this happens again. Thanks!!

  10. Barbara Courson says:

    I’m having the same problem as Margo. All the pictures are grouped together and there’s no way to get them to open up. I’m on mobile.

    1. Ok, I will try to troubleshoot this. Would you be able to take a screenshot and send it to my email address? [email protected]

      Thank you so much!! I need to see what images are grouped together so I know who the problem is with.

  11. Another fabulous post Lory – I just love your style! And when you said spa, chocolates, and sugary confections, I was all IN! We’ll have a Valentines dinner at home this year too, so I’ll definitely check out all your beautiful suggestions. Thanks as always!

  12. Lory,
    Your beautiful, femine touches remind me of my mother. She always loved the delicate china and would notice lovely details like embroidered napkins.

    My husband would be happiest with a meal that he enjoys like steak and potatoes or a Mexican dish served on sturdy stoneware place settings and followed by a home baked treat. He would be very uncomfortable with delicate precious heirloom china.
    What would you recommend for a table for two with this in mind?

    1. I would recommend pretty stoneware (like Arte Italica or Gien) that’s much more durable than delicate china, but very pretty in feminine patterns. You can then bring in all the other details, like embroidered napkins, lovely flatware, elegant stemware and such.