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Valentine's Day Dinner Decor

We celebrated Valentine's Day this weekend
with our group of friends that we do our monthly 'Friends Dinner Parties' with.
I was so happy our month  to host came with a romantic holiday!

To celebrate Valentines Day I chose a soft color palette
with pale pinks and greens.

I still am using my driftwood as a centerpiece base atop my knit runner.

I found the most wonderful pale pink pink multi petaled lilies
I gathered them full and cut them short
and into tea cups and a beautiful collection of small vessels.

My large airplants still mixed in perfectly in this tablescape as well!
As did my pink sand succulent orb.

For place settings I did four layers
beginning with a straw charger and a hammered metal charger.
I mixed my pale pink modern  Sasaki plates from our wedding
with romantic pink trimmed bone china given to me by my Mother in Law years ago.
It makes my heart so happy to mix beloved pieces together
for a fresh new look!

I carried my pale pinks across to our living room area.
Simply adding in tea cup bouquets to my existing candle centerpiece.

My soft sculpted heart  that I shared last post here
was hung over the macrame covered chalk board
for a quick Valentine nod.

I kept my couches simple letting the new dusty rose mohair pillows do the talking.

On the wall in the back left corner of this picture
are display shelves and a small mattress
that I always  keep up year round
as it is such a quick and easy way to bring seasonal decor into the room.

For Valentine's Day I simply slipped cut stems into the backs of frames.

Then I realized the mattress could become a perfect background for a floral heart installation.
I bought several dozen roses and clothes pinned them to the wire mattress
using the remaining greenery to fill in the heart!

I chose to wear a full skirt and cashmere sweater
finished with romantic pearl statement necklaces.
I wanted an outfit that was cozy and still elegant 
for my evening  of Valentine hostessing.

For those of you who are faithful followers of my blog
you may recognize this dress from HERE or HERE.
When I bought it for my Mother of the Bride duties
I knew I would get so much use of it!
This wearing I simply added my cashmere sweater over the sleeveless dress
turning it into an instant ball skirt!

It ended up to be such a wonderful dinner party!
With good friends and a delicious  steak and scallop meal prepared by my husband!
Dinner with good friends is always 
a perfect way to begin the Valentine celebrations!!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

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Not Dead Yet Style


  1. Tamera thank you for transporting me into your wonderful home. You clearly enjoy being the most creative of hostesses. Your home looks so warm and welcoming, not to mention utterly romantic for your dinner party. And you look a vision of loveliness too. These natural tones and fabrics are so elegant and understated allowing your inner beauty to shine. It's all so dream-like and absolutely fabulous x

    1. Oh Anna thank you so much for your visit and lovely gift of words! xox

  2. What a dreamy and inviting decor for any day, and esp Valentine's Day. You create so much beauty, my friend. Thanks for linking up, xo


    1. Thank you Patti for your kind words and visit my dear! Your link up is one of my favorite ... because of your generous heart ... as you visit each contributor's link!! Many thanks beautiful!! xox

  3. Tamera, I just love your creativity and style. The wall mattress idea is so interesting and clever; I'd like to try it in our home! Everything you create becomes magic.

    1. Thank you ever so much dearest Catherine! The vintage mattress springs can be found at vintage or flea markets. thank you for your lovely comment darling! xox

  4. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous Valentine decor, Tamera, and Happy Valentine's Day to you. Your have created such wonderful ambiance for the party, and I can imagine everybody enjoyed it immensely. Your hostess outfit is perfection! x

    1. Patricia thank you for your visit darling! I can see by your latest blog post ... you also appreciate Valentine's Day! Stay cool my dear! Your record heat in Australia sounds rough! xox

  5. Love everything about this post, your so successfully romantic home preps, your clever addition of the gorgeous woolly wrap to repurpose your beautiful MOTB dress ... All looking so good, as are you, sweetie.

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  7. How lovely ... your are the hostess with the mostess. Your guests must have felt very special. So clever to reinvent your gorgeous MOB gown with a cashmere wrap. So chic. xo

    1. Thank you ever so much dearest Juliet! I am so happy you are once again able to comment here! xox

  8. LOVELY as per the NORM with YOU!
    I think I may have figured out how TO COMMENT once again!
    I have installed CHROME and if you look at the Blogs that would not take comments this is your answer!
    Let's SEE fingers crossed!

    1. Elizabeth how wonderful to see your comment here my dear friend! I am so happy to hear you have solved the commenting dilemma! My blog isn't the same without your heartfelt comments! Thank You!! xox

  9. Dearest Tamara.... you look positively radiating with love and serenity. Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration. Happy Valentines with love.

    1. Lark thank you so much for your visit here and your sweet, encouraging gift of words! xox

  10. Tamera! You just blow my mind. Every post from you shows such beauty; I always look forward to reading and seeing what you've been up to!

    1. Catherine thank you for your continued visits and gifts of encouraging words! xox

  11. What a amazing decor! You clearly have interiour designer skills!

    1. Thank you so much Nancy! I do so love designing interiors an celebrations! xox

  12. I LOVE everything about this post!!! The lilies and air-plants with wood and macrame' are such a fun romantic look. And your outfit - I adore this fabulous dress - and combining it with the cashmere wrap with lush neckfull of pearls is so dreamy!!! (I've been looking for a wrap like this for ever....and that dress - oh mymy!!! <3

    1. Thank you ever so much darling, for your gift of encouraging words!! You are so sweet and thoughtful! I especially appreciate them coming from you, with such a creative and artful eye! xox