Tuesday, January 25, 2022

I Only Have 'Ice' for You, Valentine

Welcome to Panoply! Today I'm sharing my Valentine's Day 2022 tablescape with you. Inspired by a wintry weather mood and one of my favorite torch songs, I'm calling this, I Only Have 'Ice' for You, Valentine. You might enjoy listening to my favorite version of the song from which I loosely interpreted my table title as I go through the details. I don't claim any rights to the song. Cue the music.
I'm hosting a Valentine's Day tablescape blog hop today, and after your visit here, I invite you to stop by the entire list of all the bloggers participating. Direct links to each blogger is provided further in this post for your convenience.
We've had a few snow events here in my region already in January, leading me to be inspired by what I've seen outside my window: lots of snow and ice.
My Valentine tablescape is full of elements representing both snow and ice, but with attention to details so as to cozy things up, melt the ice, and turn up the heat on romance. Source details can be found at the end of my post.
A table set for two couples, I placed each so they could have ice eyes for each other, with the guys at either end and the gals across the middle. This eases conversation and line of sight for each of the couples, while also enabling conversation with the other pair. 
The fireplace is lit to enhance the mood and raise the cozy factor.
Glowing lights beneath a chenille throw are set like snowbanks and streetlights as the table's base. Ivory candles in rose glass votives on the tabletop coordinate with the diamond-cut, rose-rimmed glass charger plates, flatware, and glasses. 
The clear glass luncheon plates are a vintage find that are shaped and cut beneath with a tree motif. Resting on the clear center of the charger plate, atop an ivory velvet placemat, the plates complete the snowy scene. The champagne flutes' crackled bases lend an icy appearance, while the champagne bottle is bundled up in a knit and shearling sweater.
Tiny houses with glitter roofs and a light inside are place cards for guests. 
Napkin rings are made of clear and matte beads, wired on a silver band, like ice crystals.
The velvet hearts at the center of the table were an Etsy purchase that were a ♥ favorite last year. 
While the table setting is simple, it reflects both the winter season and the romance of the season. Surely it'll be all eyes - not ice - on these valentines! And, just for a little pick-me-up with all the snow we've had lately, I purchased some tulip bulbs to force in the next week or so. A promise of spring!
You're certain to be inspired by the cadre of stylists participating today, listed below. Each one may interpret the theme of Valentine's Day in any number of ways. Enjoy!

Life and Linda - Love Is in The Air!
Me and My Captain - Be My Valentine
Home is Where the Boat Is - 'Owl' Be Your Valentine
Panoply (you are here!)I Only Have 'Ice' for You, Valentine
Thrifting Wonderland - Valentine's Day Tea
Hyacinths for the Soul - Bee Mine, Valentine!
Bleu Belle Interiors -  La vie en Rose
The Bookish Dilettante - Valentine's Day Tradition
Pandora's Box - Valentine Table for Two
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Plant One on Me

I list my table source details for my own reference and for you, too, just so you get an idea of the variety of places I shop. I am not affiliated with any of the sources. 
I Only Have 'Ice' For You, Valentine Tablescape Source List
Chenille Throw - gift
Rose votives - Afloral
Little lights - Michaels
Rose glasses, clear luncheon plates, glitter trees, napkin rings - vintage finds
Crackled glass champagne flutes - Pier 1
Diamond-cut, rose-rimmed glass charger plates (Monique Lhuillier) - Pottery Barn
Napkins - Target
Tiny house place cards, Sweater wine bag - Pottery Barn
Rose flatware - Amazon
Velvet hearts - Etsy
Thank you for your visit today. I hope you leave with a bit of inspiration and return again soon!

Rita C. at Panoply




51 comments:

  1. While it looks positively cold and frosty outside your window Rita, your setting inside is super warm & cozy! You didn’t miss a detail and there’s so much to love at your table from your wonderful vintage glass luncheon plates with the tree motif, cozy layered chenille throw over your ‘streetlights’, sweater adorned bottle to the adorable illuminated house placecard holders! I really love your choice of the soft rose gold flatware paired with your chargers and ivory-colored elements at your table too. Note to self: Must get some luscious velvet placemats from CLD! Thanks so much for warming things up this morning with your cozy table. I so appreciate your organizing effort for these hops too! ♥

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  2. This setting is genius and can be utilized right here in New York. Your "ice" plates look super cozy, and the adorable illuminated house placecard holders are perfect! If I see those Velvet placemats from CLD one more time, I may not be able to resist adding them to my collection :-) Love this Rita!

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  3. How pretty Rita. I love the little houses lite up for place setting. Super cute.
    Happy New Week. xoxo

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  4. Rita, the scene outside your window is beautiful but your tablesetting inside is warm and cozy. I also love the song and your “ice for you” theme is carried out perfectly. The Monique Lhuillier chargers from PB immediately grabbed my attention. They are stunning atop the CLD velvet ruffled placemats. I love the twinkling lights underneath the chenille throw. You always discover the perfect vintage finds to add to your tablescapes…rose glasses, glass luncheon plates, and napkin rings are so perfect. Thank you for organizing the hops, I so appreciate you. I would love for hubby and I to be the other couple at your table ♥️

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  5. Those tiny house place cards are absolutely the best. They probably don't have them anymore but I wish I'd seen those around Christmas! It IS icy but also very romantic! The colors are lovely and your hearts are a perfect romantic touch. I absolutely cannot believe how much snow you have. If I showed this to Rick, he'd c'mon down. Yesterday he tried to XC ski on not much snow. It wasn't fun!

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  6. Rita, I had to smile when I saw your lovely velvet hearts, sweet houses, and how you also utilized neutral holiday decor--great minds think alike!;) Your table is charming and elegant. Thanks again for hosting! Pinned!

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  7. Oh Rita, your snow and ice table may have many beautiful wintery details, but it is sure to warm hearts! I am absolutely crushing on those stunning rose chargers --- made of glass! Your tablescape is also a wonderful way to transition from Christmas to winter season to Valentines Day. Thanks so much for hosting for a second year! Appreciate all the effort (and patience lol!) it takes. Hugs!

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  8. When you say attention to detail, you meant it! Everything is so perfect and it just speaks to this time of year. Those vintage glass plates are what make it for me. Great job Rita!

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  9. Rita your table is perfect, starting with the "window with a view" of the snowy landscape. We don't have snow here in Florida but I woke up to 49 degree temps and "baby it's cold outside". Notice how I slipped into the mood of songs? (I am always using music, not only listening around my home, but in past blog posts as well...love how it sets the mood.):) shhhhh....I will also let you in on a little secret, just between you and me...I use favorite songs for all my ring tones. Example: "I only have eyes for you" is the ringtone for my eye doctor and "I've got you under my skin" is my dermatologist and the Dolly Parton "why'd you come in here looking like that"... is my hair dresser's ring tone! I have many others but you get the idea. Even though you and I do not communicate by telephone, your ringtone song would be..."you've got a friend in me"!
    Hugs Always and Rock Chalk JayHawk (these double overtime games are so stressful...the KC Chiefs are not helping! LOL )
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

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  10. What a "cool" table! The snow must be a big surprise for you as I am sure you don't get it often - we have had our share and I am ready for spring! Your wine bag, little house place card holders and the chargers are my favorite details in your romantic table. Thanks for hosting as I enjoy this hop so much! Have a Happy Valentines Day in your new home!

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  11. Ooh Rita, I love the chargers and then the vintage glass plate on top! They’re so unique with that tree shape. The place card holders are adorable and so are the twinkling lights and the fireplace glow. Looks like you’re ready for a happy meal with guests. ❤️

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  12. Rita, your table is so you, full of personality and wit! I love the little house place card holders and the vintage clear glass luncheon plates are stunning! You styled them perfectly with the diamond cut rose rimmed chargers. Sparkly napkin rings fit your them so well, too. Your table is unique and full of great details.
    I surely missed participating in the group hop. You did a great job organizing as usual.
    Your winter wonderful looks beautiful from your window but I know you are a little worn down from how long it has lasted.

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  13. Rita, your table is full of romance. Love the plate stack with those beautiful vintage glass plates. The napkin rings and the plate chargers caught my eye. I love rose colored items. Your snow covered photo is gorgeous. How special to sit at a window with a cup of hot cocoa and look outside. I am also love those darling little lit houses for place cards. Such a catchy title for your post as well. Thank you for much for keeping us organized.

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  14. Rita,
    What a beautiful and stylish tablescape! Starting at your foundation..... I LOVE how your began with the lovely, loosely placed runner in the center of your tablescape! Genius! Every touch is so well thought out with perfect placement.
    Happy Valentines Day!

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  15. Rita, Your outside scene is just beautiful and your inside scene is so warm and inviting. Love the song! Your charger plates are gorgeous! Love the velvet hearts. Your blog hop is welcome inspiration. Enjoy your week. Clara❤️

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  16. Rita, I melted over your lovely icy tablescape. I thought I was the only blogger incorporating snow and winter into my Valentine's Day tablescape, but I am sure glad to see how you can turn the frozen tundra into a work of art and beauty. I love all of the pieces you used, from your lovely chargers and soft, cozy throw and your luxurious velvet hearts. The coziness of the table is really reinforced with your twinkling fairy lights and lit cabin place card holders and candle votives. The tulips are gorgeous and reminds me that Spring is not far away. It adds hope to all of us who live amongst so much snow. You really know who to use various fabrics and textures to achieve your winter feel to your table with your furry knit champagne holder and ruffled placemats. Lots of layers for winter. The touches of sparkle are the perfect detail too with your beaded napkin rings. So warm and welcoming on a snowy day. So romantic too. Happy Valentine's Day! And a special heartfelt thank you for organizing this blog hop.

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  17. Beautiful as always, Rita! That's some snow outside your window, that's a lot for your area!

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  18. Rita, you have had your share and mine of snow and ice. We've had pretty snow falling but it didn't stick since the temps weren't low enough. The table setting is lovely and I love the title.... Love how you brought the outside in with this setting. Your description of "glowing lights, snowbanks and streetlights gives this setting the feeling of a romantic sleigh ride after a lovely meal at this table. Rita, you've made sure romance is certainly in the air for Valentines Day's Day!

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  19. Rita, your table is so pretty. I honestly think it is my favorite of all you have done. I have memories of an article in "Southern Lady" or "Victoria" many years ago of a tea table set with ice(beautiful glass such as yours) and ice blue. I think the issue left me when we moved as I don't seem to be able to find it. But as soon as I saw your table it popped in my head. Your place card holders are wonderful and add so much to your table. Details are your specialty. Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!

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  20. This is so beautiful! I wanted to set up mine by my fireplace but it just didn't work. Yours is perfect! Those rose rimmed chargers plates are absolutely stunning! All the details like your little lit house place cards are such a cute idea I just love it all! Plus the lights under the chenille rug!! Brilliant!
    Thank you so much for allowing me to participate in this blog hop! I am off to visit everyone.

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  21. As always you set the most beautiful tables! I love those little houses for place cards! I'm also jealous of your snow. We've had a few really cold days here, but other than that it's been a very mild winter! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Oh how beautiful! I love the ice theme and how you carefully pleated the throw through the center with lights! Beautifully done and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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  23. Oh Rita, your table is so beautiful and romantic! I adore the way you scrunched the throw for your centerpiece and how the lights glow underneath! The velvet hearts are so pretty and the soft pink and ice like plates add to the cozy romantic feel. The velvet placemats, tiny house place cards, and glowing candles all make it soo cozy, as does the fireplace...just stunning!!
    Jenna

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  24. Tiny lights under a throw are a brilliant touch. Now I've got to try that technique. I swoon over the velvet hearts. Piled in the middle of the table they make a big impact. Does it usually snow that much where you live? I could have sworn you were in Idaho. But the snow did set the entire theme for your lovely table and made the lighted fire feel even cozier.
    Thanks again for pulling the blog hop together :)
    Rachelle

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  25. I love seeing the snowy scene that inspired your gorgeous table! First of all, I love the textures: the lights beneath the chenille throw, the velvet hearts, the napkin rings, the glittery place card holders, and sweater-like wine bag all lend a cozy atmosphere in spite of the cold. The plates literally look as if they've been frosted by Mother Nature! I love them. So cool to have a fireplace in your dining area: perfect! Your room is truly a cozy sanctuary from winter weather. LOVE IT, Rita! Thanks so much for hosting these blog hops. :D

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    XO,
    Ricki Jill

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  26. Well, after being mesmerised by the gorgeous wintry landscape outside your beautifully paned window, My eyes then wander to your Valentine's table, drinking in the beauty that is your table. So many lovely elements to feast upon. The chenille throw draped across the table is an inspired touch as are those beautiful velvet roses. I just want to reach out and pet them. Those vintage glass plates with the glass motifs are perfect for such an occasion. Well, there will be a lot of romance in the air at your dinner party this Valentine's Day. With the dulcet tones of Art Garfunkel softly singing, there will be a lot of looking into your husband's eyes and declaring Je t'aime pour toujours, this Valentine's Day♡

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  27. I love that your button is my favorite of all your past romantic tablescapes!! Lovely pink and ice table too.

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  28. Rita, this setting is both elegant and oh so beautiful. I love the icy sparkle combined with the pink rose color. The vintage glass plates are so pretty. The scrunched throw is such a lovely compliment and adds wonderful texture to your table. Thank you so much for hosting these fun hops and including me with this talented group of girls. It is always so much fun! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and a Happy Valentine's Day!

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  29. Rita, this is certainly an elegant setting for Valentine's Day. I like the way you arranged each setting with the chenille throw and the placemats. How I wish we had a fireplace in our dining room. Talk about a touch of romance and a warm and cozy ambience. I love the pink and the icy tree plates. What a perfect touch!
    Thank you for organizing these blog hops. You are an amazingly organized leader, and it is much appreciated. Always fun to hop with you, talented friend. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Valentines!

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  30. What a lovely table, Rita! I love this theme you gals have come up with! I've seriously never seen winter and Valentine's combined--this is so pretty and inspirational! The soft pink combines so nicely with the soft glow of the candles, very romantic! I've never heard this rendition of The Flamingo's song, it was lovely! Do you also like Paul Simon? I remember loving the Graceland concert and watching it alongside my grandmother when I was a little girl. <3

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  31. Hi Rita, Loved the way your centerpiece reminds me of drifting snow on a snowy day. The vintage plates are wonderful and fit perfectly with your theme. The soft colors welcome you to the table and are enhanced by the glow of candlelight. What a great way to incorporate a Winter theme with Valentine's Day. The promise of Spring in the tulips Was inspired.
    Lynne, Thrifting Wonderland

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  32. Rita, I love your pretty pinkish plates and the glass bowls. THey look great together. The pink tulips are my favorites. The purple touches are a nice touch. Stay warm. What a great group this month.

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  33. Rita, soft colors, textures and candlelight set the mood for romance, while the 'icy' touches and snow ground it clearly in mid-winter. And in front of the fireplace -- how perfectly romantic! It's a table for lingering, and sharing special glances. The details are pretty, the pattern in the glasses mimic the snow drifts; the pattern in the chargers is like ice crystals.

    Thank you so much for organizing this fun Valentine's hop!

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  34. It's a beautiful table, Rita, just perfect for the season. I adore the firelight adding romance in the background and the sweet promise of spring in the vase on your table. It's lovely.

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  35. Stunning Rita! I absolutely love this! Your theme comes together perfectly as always. So soft and romantic but then the burst of color from the velvet hearts in the center is brilliant. I'm always amazed at your talent but this one really speaks to me. While I hate the cold, I love the beauty of winter. Somehow you managed to keep the beauty of the season but infuse the warmth of the holiday within. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Have a wonderful day!

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  36. I love seeing the scarf swirled across the table, and the velvet hearts are to die for! Your whole table looks so luscious!

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  37. Rita, we have similar views outside our windows, snow and more snow!! There are ice fishermen out on our lake now!! So I can relate to your ice theme for sure!! I love the champagne flutes and the adorable sweater for your bottle!! You have set a beautiful mood with all of the little lights and candles. Thank you so much for all your work organizing this hop, it is much appreciated. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! XOXO

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  38. Icy fairy lights under the snow... you have such an amazing imagination that brings tablescapes to life. So beautiful. I adore the little snowy houses with name cards! I know you must feel happy and snug in your new home now that winter has arrived full force. Beautiful photo out your window too!

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  39. Rita oh my goodness. What a lot of snow - I think you have more than we do,, no joke! But if you can't do anything about it you may as well work with it. And your table did that beautifully. The vintage plates, the trees, the napkin rings and the fairy lights all speak to the frosty them while those beautiful chargers and velvet placemats and the fire in the background keep everything warm and cozy. Just lovely, all of it!

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  40. Looks so pretty, Rita! Your table setting is Icy HOT! The winter scene outside just enhances the cozy setting you've created inside!

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  41. SO lovely Rita - and thanks for the laugh first thing this morning! :) I love your music too (GO Art!!) - the perfect accompaniment to your beautiful photos! I'd love to sit at that table! Happy Cold Weekend!

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  42. Rita, you really nailed the ice and snow theme on this table! I love the soft neutral colors and all of the cozy textures of the textiles. The vintage glass plates look lovely set atop the pretty pink chargers. I'm loving the soft glow from the twinkle lights, candles and the fireplace. It's truly a cozy and romantic table setting! Thanks again for organizing the hop, my friend. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  43. The unknown person above is me, Rebecca of Zucchini Sisters.

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  44. Oh Rita! I love this song and Art Garfunkel does a beautiful job of it! Your view out the window is very similar to mine! I love your theme and you have really brought it to life. The lights under the gathered table runner, and the little glowing place card holders really had a sparkle when the reflect against the glass plates. I love the texture of your pink charger plates. Definitely give a frosty vibe! Those velvet hearts are so fun. I love all the textures you have incorporated, with the folds in the runner, the chargers, the velvet and the twinkling lights. Your attention to detail with the seating is such a nice touch! Thank you for hosting this fun blog hop!

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  45. Rita... One word: Wowza! What an incredibly creative, stunning tablescape! I love every detail especially the way you arranged the tablecloth! The "ice" features give it a sense of magic! You go girl! Also love your use of purple!!

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  46. Rita,
    Love your tablescape. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2022/02/thursday-favorite-things-party.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  47. The tulip bulbs are gorgeous! I'm going to try that one of these years! Thanks for sharing you lovely tablescape :)

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  48. Your table is gorgeous, Rita. I so much enjoyed every single picture that you shared.

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  49. Rita, coming back and rereading your post, I enjoyed it even more! I'm off to visit some of the other participants in your Valentine's Tablescape Blog Hop. <3 Happy to have featured your post at Share Your Style #334 for you. <3

    Have a great weekend,
    Barb :)

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  50. Rita...your table is so very romantic!!! Your guests will be wowed with all the beauty you presented from the gorgeous dinnerware to the velvety placemats!...truly enchanting to be sitting at your table for certain!
    Happy Valentine's Day!!

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