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Monday, February 14, 2011

Roses For Valentine's Day!

MY SWEETHEART SURPRISED ME BY TAKING ME OUT TO A VERY SWEET, ROMANTIC BREAKFAST THIS MORNING, WHERE WE SHARED A WONDERFUL MEAL AND EVEN BETTER CONVERSATION!


Tonight I'm making shrimp pasta alfredo, tossed salad with vinaigrette, crusty bread, wine and strawberry trifle!




Here are some fun vessels to showcase all the beautiful blossoms I know you received today...






This antique mercury glass vase is perfect for showing off roses. It really is quite a dramatic piece because of it's rare and unusual color. Wouldn't white flowers show off especially pretty in this? From Lesaet.
























Wow! I'd love to see this piece in person! From a shop called Old Hollywood,this piece is vintage Art Deco at its best. Talk about dramatic!













How elegant is this fine silver plate footed Rose Bowl from Gilded Age Affaires? It holds up to a few dozen roses (if you are lucky enough to receive that many!), and makes for a wonderful, low centerpiece on a dining table. The open work lid is so attractive that even without any flowers it is still wonderful, and could actually be used for a serving dish, as well! Love that!





Here is another mercury glass footed urn with a hand painted crane in rushes decorating the front and back. Circa 1860-1880, this double walled glass is blown and had its interior coated with a silver nitrate mixture and then sealed to achieve a highly lustrous effect. From Vintage Home Recycled.




Maybe you prefer the clean, classic lines of this Steuben Crystal Art Vase designed in 1949 by George Thompson. I love the little applied glass details at the "waist" of this piece, and the fact that this shape allows the stems to gather together to form a beautiful free flowing bouquet, especially if you are challenged at flower arranging. It's available from Camelot Glass.




Or maybe you prefer a little more embellishment, like this modernist form detailed with etched trees, leaves and birds designed and signed by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta, Sweden. Perfect for a mid-century modern home, from Monster Must Die.



If traditional is more your style, you'll love this stunning, intricately cut crystal vase fromShop Till You Drop Now. Made in the Czech Republic, it is a classic piece of the Queen Lace pattern and catches the light with its hundreds of diamond cuts in such a wonderful way!




Whether or not you'll be spending the day with a sweetheart, I'm sending you this stylish rose!

Wishing You Lots of Love Today!


--Lee Ann


P.S. Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY!












2 comments:

Rebekah said...

Oops, I just left a comment in the Saturday post about the red dress in this post.

My sweetie got me out of bed to do tri's and bi's this morning (ugh), but then took me out for neapolitan pizza and campari spritzers for lunch. Yum! I was channelling Sophia Loren. Tonight we're having a quiet dinner at home and cupcakes for dessert.

Frenchy said...

Happy Valentine's day ! Talking about you on my blog !
XOXO