Let Romance Bloom on Valentine’s Day and Dinnerware Giveaway!


I’m pulling out the red and gold and some blooming inspiration for a table for Valentine’s Day!


With Valentine’s Day a month away and my 5th blogging anniversary on January 15th, it seemed fitting to celebrate with a dinnerware giveaway to help romance bloom on your table for Valentine’s Day!


In celebration, I’m giving away a 20 Piece Dinnerware Set of Mikasa Parchment Rouge, and a set of 4 Parchment Rouge Wine Glasses.

Valentine's Day Dinnerware Giveaway

This Parchment Rouge 20 piece set includes 4 each: 10-3/4 inch dinner plate, 8 inch salad plate, 8-1/2 inch soup bowl, 8 ounce teacup, and 6-1/2 inch saucer and is crafted of porcelain and microwave and dishwasher safe.


I’m also including a set of 4 Romantic Bloom Votives to help romance bloom on your Valentine’s Day table!



My dish pantry runneth over from photographing dishes for Lifetime Brands and I’ve been sharing dishes with family and friends. Mikasa Parchment Rouge is one of my favorite patterns for fall as well as Christmas. Its gold scroll pattern and vibrant red border makes it ideal for celebrating Valentine’s Day and I’m happy to give away a set to one winner!


Single stem roses in an assortment of vases and glasses, scattered rose petals, and candles in votive holders and glasses provide a little romance for the table.



Flickering votives, chargers, flatware and sheer organza napkins provide some gold accents for the table to pair with the gold scroll bands of the dinnerware.


And beaded napkin rings, roses, ruby goblets and votive holders provide the quintessential red for Valentine’s Day.


For a chance to win this dinnerware set for your Valentine’s Day table, just leave a comment telling me your favorite Valentine’s Day candy!


Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry. Subscribe by email or follow on Facebook and let me know by comment.

 Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave an additional comment for a third entry.

This giveaway is is open to those living in the continental US and sponsored by me and in no way endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.


A winner will be chosen February 4th, in time for romance to bloom on your Valentine’s Day table!



Let Romance Bloom Table Details:

Parchment Rouge Dinnerware, Mikasa

Flatware / Wallace Gold Continental Bead

Stemware / Mikasa French Countryside Ruby and Parchment Rouge Gold Wine Glasses

Napkins & Napkin Rings/ Pier 1

Chargers / Williams-Sonoma

Tablecloth / Matelasse Coverlet/ Bed, Bath & Beyond


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  413 comments for “Let Romance Bloom on Valentine’s Day and Dinnerware Giveaway!

  1. Karenann
    January 16, 2015 at 5:27 am

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is chocolate covered cherries!

  2. January 16, 2015 at 5:39 am

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is any Russell Stover candy in a heart shaped box actually.

  3. January 16, 2015 at 5:40 am

    I always enjoy your gorgeous tablescapes! They always make me feel peaceful looking at them. You pictured one of my favorite Valentine’s candy, Lindt Truffles. I like the dark chocolate and peanut butters, my other half likes the white chocolate. My very favorite if i can splurge, though, is Godiva dark chocolate raspberry bars. Yum.

  4. boni
    January 16, 2015 at 5:54 am

    I love entertaining in setting a beautiful table.so I love all your pictures of your table settings.I love chocolate truffles made by our local Adams Fairacre farms store

  5. boni ritter
    January 16, 2015 at 5:56 am

    I love entertaining and setting a beautiful table.I so enjoyed all of your photos of the beautiful table settings you do.my favorite Valentines candy is chocolate truffles from Adams Fairacre farms.

  6. Barb Beverage
    January 16, 2015 at 6:02 am

    My favorite Valentine candy has always been the little conversation hearts. Remember the little pastel hearts that have little love sayings on them? They are so cute and bring back lots of memories.

  7. Sandra
    January 16, 2015 at 6:12 am

    I agree with Karenann, my favorite is dark chocolate covered cherries. I love your blog. I am a follower and enjoy your artistic eye.

  8. Elizabeth
    January 16, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Good morning, Mary! My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is any piece from a heart-shaped box of candy. It evokes many memories. Love these dishes! Our wedding anniversary is on Valentine’s Day!

  9. Heidi
    January 16, 2015 at 6:17 am

    My favorite is anything chocolate.Happy Valentine’s Day.

  10. Heidi
    January 16, 2015 at 6:19 am

    My favorite is anything chocolate.Happy Valentine’s Day!

  11. Barbara Merritt
    January 16, 2015 at 6:19 am

    White chocolate Lindt truffle balls wrapped in gold foil 😊

  12. Backin9
    January 16, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Beautiful! My favorite Valentine candy is chocolate dipped strawberries ~ with a little bubbly, of course!

  13. Dianne
    January 16, 2015 at 6:22 am

    I love Brach’s Cherry JuJu Hearts – they not only are delicious but in a glass bowl they add a Valentines flair to your decor

  14. January 16, 2015 at 6:22 am

    That is the most beautiful red rose! My favorite Valentine’s candy is the conversation hearts. But I don’t eat them :-) I leave them around the house for the hubby. We were married on Valentine’s Day.

  15. January 16, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Mary, I’m sharing this fabulous giveaway on Facebook.

  16. Jo
    January 16, 2015 at 6:47 am

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is a box of chocolate covered caramels from Rheb’s, a local candy maker. THanks for the giveaway. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  17. January 16, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Dark chocolate covered cherries are my favorite candy always! Love this blog and those gorgeous dishes!

  18. Jo
    January 16, 2015 at 6:49 am

    I’m following you on FB. Thanks again. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  19. Linda
    January 16, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I always make chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day, and we toast with a glass of champagne. Your post was such a beautiful sight this chilly morning.

  20. Kay
    January 16, 2015 at 7:00 am

    I love dark chocolate truffles like those from Lindt. My husband and I got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 1968 and married on August 14th that year. That’s 47 years!

  21. RS
    January 16, 2015 at 7:11 am

    My favorite Valentine candy is chocolate covered strawberries. I was also engaged on Valentine’s Day.

  22. Colleen
    January 16, 2015 at 7:11 am

    My favorite Valentine candy is ANY type of mixed chocolate that comes in a heart shaped box. I like the element of surprise when you bite into a piece and aren’t quite sure what you’ll get.

  23. RS
    January 16, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Posted on Facebook – this is my favorite blog.

  24. Barbara
    January 16, 2015 at 7:15 am

    My fav is chocolate. Beautiful setting

  25. January 16, 2015 at 7:15 am

    My favorite Valentines candy is any type of Godiva chocolate!!!

  26. January 16, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Favorite Valentine candy are M&M’s. Love the red, pink and white color ones they make for Valentines to add to my little antique sherbet glasses for Valentines Dinner Party. This set of Mikasa would make a beautiful addition to my table this year. Thank you for all of your ideas, recipes and sharings. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest! Have a Wonderful Friday!

  27. Cheryl Kaufman
    January 16, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Dark and white chocolate dipped strawberries.

  28. January 16, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Chocolate Truffles!

  29. Amy
    January 16, 2015 at 7:23 am

    I follow you.

  30. January 16, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Chocolate covered coconut macaroon-like candy. yum.

  31. Amy
    January 16, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Beautiful set! My favorite Valentines candy is Dove strawberry swirled chocolates. Warm Blessings! ♥~Amy

  32. Linda Danis
    January 16, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Favorite Valentines day candy is any chocolate covered raspberry jelly.

  33. maureen
    January 16, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Another artistic tablescape! My favorite chocolate is Lindt white chocolate truffles! Then again I like anything white chocolate!!

  34. January 16, 2015 at 7:36 am

    I also love dishes. I always have my table set and just love to see your designs. Just plain Chocolate is my favorite

    Valentine candy. Thanks for sharing.

  35. NancyLee
    January 16, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Good Morning! What a beautiful Tablescape. My favorite Valentine candy is dark chocolate anything!

  36. Marilyn
    January 16, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Miniature caramels.

  37. Susan M.
    January 16, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Tough decision — it’s a toss up between chocolate and chocolate!

  38. January 16, 2015 at 7:49 am

    I ‘m a dishaholic! I would love to win this giveaway! This would be perfect for Valentine’s Day/or my Anniversary, Feb 15th. We will be married 40 years! My favorite Valentine’s candy are Lindt Truffles, the dark chocolate ones, yum! I love your blog, Mary! I look forward to your emails. I also follow you on Pinterest, & now Facebook. Have a wonderful weekend!

  39. Susan M.
    January 16, 2015 at 7:49 am

    I follow via email.

  40. January 16, 2015 at 7:52 am

    My favorite candies are chocolate covered strawberries. When my husband proposed to me, he bought a box and hid my engagement ring inside. I have to tell you, I was disappointed to receive the chocolate because he had been hinting that something more significant was coming soon. When I saw the ring box inside (it was red to match the strawberries), I dropped the whole thing and ran out of the room. Not exactly the reaction he expected! That was thirteen years ago and we still laugh about it. Love your blog and I follow via e-mail.

  41. Mary Stegemiller
    January 16, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Anything chocolate and the conversation hearts.

  42. KarenH
    January 16, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I love See’s Candies Dark Chocolate Marzipan. Yum!

  43. Ellen Stillabower
    January 16, 2015 at 7:59 am

    My favorite Valentine candy are the message hearts! Love the Valentine table. Hope I win!!

  44. KarenH
    January 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I follow you on Bloglovin

  45. January 16, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Beautiful roses, candle light, a amazing tablescape…who wouldn’t fall in love??? My fave candy has chocolate with coconut centers or strawberries dipped in white chocolate. I follow your posts via email. Happy 5th blogaversary!!! Linda@designergolfgifts.com

  46. Donna Perdue
    January 16, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I love these dishes and the tablescapes! Favorite candies are Ghiradelli chocolate/raspberry and any of the Lindor Valentine chocolates. Love your blog- look forward to the posts and pictures.

  47. January 16, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Conversation hearts!

  48. Sharon Howard
    January 16, 2015 at 8:08 am

    What a beautiful and romantic table-You give me inspiration for creating my own table setting which I change each month. My favorite candies are cream filled chocolates in a heart box! I save the boxes and use them to decorate with!!

  49. January 16, 2015 at 8:09 am

    The china and the tablescape are beautiful! Lovely way to start my day. My favorite Valentine’s chocolate is a dark chocolate truffle. Chocolate dipped strawberries are a close second :) Truffles are a diet buster for me so I can’t have them in the house except on special occasions.

  50. rosie539@aol.com
    January 16, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Beautiful dinnerware and glasses! I love Lindt truffles! I am a follower on FB.

  51. January 16, 2015 at 8:17 am

    My husband and I love the Lindt Lindor dark chocolate!

  52. January 16, 2015 at 8:21 am

    chocolate covered strawberries. I love your table settings!

  53. January 16, 2015 at 8:24 am

    These dishes are gorgeous! My favorite chocolate is Lindt white chocolate truffles.

  54. peggy spencer
    January 16, 2015 at 8:29 am

    MY favorite valentine candy is any that my grandkids give me!

  55. Jennifer
    January 16, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I have Celiac disease (no Gluten or Soy), so unfortunately, I can’t eat candy. However, I love the dishes and your tablescapes are beautiful!

  56. Brenda
    January 16, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I don’t have pretty china or dishes so I would be thrilled to win the set! My favorite valentine candy is Almond Roca.

  57. franki
    January 16, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Well…you see…my favorite candy is still…”See’s!” When I see it I want it…and what a choice to see which one is desired first. I wrap them in a napkin for Valentine’s Day surprise (after I check them out first….) “sigh” what a romantic setting. Here’s seeing you kid!! franki fmparde@gmail.com

  58. Julie ellsworth
    January 16, 2015 at 8:39 am

    You can be my valentine with chocolate covered cherries. Tables ape is beautiful and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  59. Kathy Harris
    January 16, 2015 at 8:46 am

    My favorite is chocolate covered cherries….in a fancy heart shaped box of course. It makes the candy taste better….Ha!

  60. Justine
    January 16, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Godiva chocolate would be my favorite! Love those dishes!

  61. Kathy rademacher
    January 16, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I love Sea’s chocolate covered caramels. Love dishes and seeing your beautiful tablescaping.
    Thank you for your inspiration!

  62. January 16, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Love, love your table and all of the dishes!! My favorite candy is Ferro Collection chocolate truffles. Yum!!

  63. savannah120627
    January 16, 2015 at 8:56 am

    What a beautiful, generous offer! My favorite is heart shaped Reese’s peanut butter cups…. Oh, my!

  64. Pam B.
    January 16, 2015 at 8:59 am

    My husband and I love homemade chocolate covered strawberries. I have been enjoying your blog for quite a while now. Thank you! Pam B.

  65. January 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I wake up with you and your gorgeous photography every time u make a post! And those posts never fail to make me smile, relax and virtually believe I can set a table like you do!! So yes, I’m a subscriber!
    Love the dishes and love See’s candy of all descriptions!
    My sons birthday is valentines day…sur would be fun to dress a table for he and his bride this year!!

  66. mary
    January 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    What a lovely way to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home! I am an email follower who loves chocolate covered caramels or toffee with sea salt.

  67. Laura
    January 16, 2015 at 9:04 am

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is anything covered in chocolate!

  68. Laura
    January 16, 2015 at 9:05 am

    I subscribe to your blog. I love those dishes!

  69. Cheryl
    January 16, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Your post is just beautiful today, Mary!…puts me in a Valentine mood! My favorite Valentine candy is Godiva. I really like their “open oyster “…it’s filled with a hazelnut cream. Oh yum!

  70. January 16, 2015 at 9:10 am

    You set such a beautiful and inviting table! Thank you for this opportunity to win, I am an email subscriber!

  71. Pam
    January 16, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I love the gummy cinnamon hearts! These dishes are gorgeous!

  72. January 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Please count me in as a Facebook follower in your very generous giveaway!!!

  73. Betty S.
    January 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Love your table scape ,the many idea,s I am able to get from your post.My favorite candy for valentine is hard red hot cinnamon candy .Thankful Mikasa sponsors you.But how Gracious you are to share your blessings with friends and neighbors.

  74. January 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Mary, you’re so generous in your wonderful giveaways! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m already a follower of yours.
    Happy weekend to you, your hubby and Chloe and Gracie.

  75. January 16, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I love your site and the ideas and recipes you offer. I look forward to reading you every day. My fav Valentine candy is JuJu cherry hearts. I could eat a whole box like nothin’ :-) Thanks for doin what you do.

  76. Tavi
    January 16, 2015 at 9:12 am

    My favorite candy is Heath Bar, any day of the year! And thank you for sharing your delightful tablescape ideas each and everyday. I always look forward to another day!

  77. Ann
    January 16, 2015 at 9:15 am

    My most favorite sweet is my hansom son Bryan born on Valentine’s Day! My other favorite is chocolate covered cherries!

  78. Mary
    January 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

    My favorite Valentine’s candy are the chocolate Dove Hearts with the sweet little sentiments written on the inside of the foil wrapper. They make my mouth smile for two reasons.

  79. Jeannie Clarke
    January 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

    What a lovely table. My favorite Valentine candy is truffles. So decadent – yum!

  80. January 16, 2015 at 9:19 am

    What a fantastic giveaway! Someone will be very lucky! Godiva chocolates are my favorite!

  81. Sharon Calvert
    January 16, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Thanks for another lovely giveaway opportunity. In my opinion, Godiva dark chocolates are the perfect complement to your beautiful table setting!

  82. Susan Scott
    January 16, 2015 at 9:31 am

    What a beautiful romantic table. I would love to share it with my number one guy of 47 years. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate even white chocolate, homemade truffles, Lindor, Godiva, chocolate covered strawberries let me count the ways I love chocolate.

  83. January 16, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I love any chocolate variety box

  84. January 16, 2015 at 9:36 am

    i follow on facebook

  85. January 16, 2015 at 9:36 am

    My favorite candy? Yum…hard to choose… Of course all the fancy chocolates are amazing… But give me one of those pretty Dove hearts w the little message inside and I’m a happy lady!❤️! What’s yours?

  86. January 16, 2015 at 9:37 am
  87. Rose
    January 16, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Mary, I do so much enjoy your blog. It always inspired me. I too, love beautiful tablescapes because I love beautiful dishes. We are moving to a townhouse that has a red dining room, so I think these dishes would be wonderful because I’ve never had any red dishes. I am a self professed chocoholic, so I just love anything chocolate, but prefer dark chocolate. My favorite is dark chocolate truffles.

  88. Barb Diffenderfer
    January 16, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Congrats on your 5th anniversary! I love anything chocolate with sea salt!

  89. January 16, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Dove chocolate is my favorite Valentine candy. You set a beautiful table. I try to replicate your great ideas!

  90. Barbara Jennings
    January 16, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Savannah’s Milk Chocolate Gophers……fresh pecans, caramel and milk chocolate…love them. I enjoy your blog so much and have used lots of your ideas for my grandchildren. Thank you.

  91. Rose
    January 16, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Mary, love your beautiful blog, to always inspires me. Would love those red dishes since I’ve never had red dishes. My favorite is dark chocolate truffles

  92. January 16, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I’m totally smitten with the organza napkins and beaded napkin rings. They really set everything off the dinnerware so elegantly. Mary… I’ve been a subscriber for quite a while. :)

    My favorite candy for Valentine’s Day… dark chocolate covered raspberry gels.

  93. Sandra Kelly
    January 16, 2015 at 9:54 am

    My favorite candy is chocolate caramel turtles. Yum!

  94. Martha
    January 16, 2015 at 9:55 am

    I love a box of See’s Dark Chocolate- nuts and chews. YUM!

  95. Sandra Kelly
    January 16, 2015 at 9:55 am

    I follow you through e-mail and thoroughly enjoy your posts!

  96. Susan
    January 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

    My favorite is chocolate turtles and red hots.

  97. Ann
    January 16, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Gotta be chocolate covered cherries preferably Queen Anne.

  98. Sandrda Smith
    January 16, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I love your website-lots of inspiration for me!
    Our favorite Valentine candy is Millionaires

  99. Sandra Kelly
    January 16, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I shared your post on Facebook. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  100. Barbara Hughes
    January 16, 2015 at 10:08 am

    My favorite valentine candy is hersery kisses.

  101. Linda Rubin
    January 16, 2015 at 10:08 am

    My favorite candy for Valentine’s Day is, well not candy, but chocolate covered strawberries.

  102. Janice Keith
    January 16, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Fanny May Trinidad’s. The Mikasa Parchment Rouge would look fabulous in my Scarlet Red dining room ;)

  103. January 16, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Hi Mary, I have this set already so I won’t enter your generous giveaway. The dishes are beautiful and I used them for our Christmas dinner this year even though I have several sets of Christmas themed dishes. Using them for Valentine’s Day is a wonderful idea. Choose my favorite chocolate? Hmmm…if it’s chocolate I like it already, and if it’s dark chocolate I like it even better! Linda

  104. dgmills
    January 16, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I tell my husband of 45+ years that I am a cheap date… Give me a Hershey bar with almonds and I am a happy girl.
    I also love chocolate covered cherries and Mrs. See’s nuts and chews box for a special occasion.

  105. dgmills
    January 16, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I subscribe by email to Home is Where the Boat is and am always in awe of your fabulous tablescapes.
    This is a wonderful giveaway and I would love to have the dishes for my Valentine table.

  106. Carolyn Bartlett
    January 16, 2015 at 10:16 am

    My favorite Valentine candy is a nice box of See’s dark chocolates.

  107. Carol Parenti
    January 16, 2015 at 10:22 am

    My favorite candy would have to be dark chocolate raspberry caramels! A close second would have to be almond toffee. Yummo!!!

  108. January 16, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Thank you for another beautiful tablescape! My favorite chocolate or Valentines Day would be a heart filled with See’s chocolate..of any variety! I am an email subscriber too and love getting a touch of beauty from you in my inbox!

  109. Martha Bauman
    January 16, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Beautiful tablescape! My favorite Valentines candy is anything from See’s. Yum!

  110. January 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

    My favorite candy is anything chocolate. Especially Hershey Kisses! By the way, your table is elegant and so beautiful!

  111. January 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Chocolate kisses cant be beat and can be taken everywhere.They drop out of a pocket or my purse at the most unexpected times. And bring smiles when given. I read your posts on email and always look for new posts of your babies.

  112. Sue Bingeman
    January 16, 2015 at 10:46 am

    My favorite Valentine candy is a Hershey’s Kiss with almonds!

  113. Janet Ward
    January 16, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I love the red “chewy hearts” like Swedish fish. Yummy and red!!!

  114. Kim
    January 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Lindor is my favorite anytime candy!!!

  115. Patty
    January 16, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I love a box of chocolates that have all different types inside. My favorite are chocolate covered nuts, caramel and nougat but truthfully anything with chocolate is my favorite, including the new chocolate covered potato chips.

  116. Cindy
    January 16, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Mary… How lovely!
    I love Bakers chocolates, made in my home state, Nebraska. There are many assorted flavors and all good!
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!!

  117. January 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

    There is a local candy shop here called “Goody’s” and they make their own chocolate candy. Anything from their store is a favorite.

  118. January 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Oh my gosh, Mary….your table literally GLOWS! I planned on using my “Rouge” for Valentine’s Day, too & now you’ve given me even more ideas! Don’t put me into the drawing…let someone else win. I just HAD to tell you how PRETTY I thought this looked.

  119. Betty S
    January 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

    My favorite candy is dark chocolate-covered cherries. I love this china and the wine glasses. Looking at your blog always brightens my day. Thank you.
    I follow you through emails and on facebook.

  120. shelley
    January 16, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Although I do love a box of chocolates, my favorite candy every year are the conversation hearts. Thank you for all the inspiration that you share on your blog!

  121. cindy skarin
    January 16, 2015 at 10:58 am

    My favorite Valentines candy is the heart shaped box filled with nuts and chews from See’s!

  122. Vivian
    January 16, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I love La Grande Chocolates from Sacramento. We used to sell them in the flower shop where I worked – they were big truffles. Guys would buy them and a dozen roses and figure they had Valentine’s Day covered – it was very sweet. Thank you for the beautiful blog and giveaway.

  123. Janet B
    January 16, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I love any kind of Dove chocolates for Valentines Day (or any day for that matter).

  124. Debbie
    January 16, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I love your blog. I follow on Facebook an Pinterest and am a loyal subscriber to your blog. It is one of my faves. I also shared on Facebook about your giveaway. These dishes are lovely and in this an incredible giveaway. Thanks so much for the opportunity. My favorite Valentine’s candy is any kind of See’s Chocolates. Especially, the dark, so creamy and yummy!

  125. Pam Hall
    January 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

    My favorite candy is See’s dark chocolate assorted. Your dishes are absolutely gorgeous!!

  126. Rowena
    January 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Love your blog and table setting is awesome and so bright. Valentine’s Day is such a fun time and loving time as well for friends and family.

  127. January 16, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Anything that is chocolate covered!

  128. Susanne Craig
    January 16, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Mikasa Parchment Rouge is a pattern one could use all year round, particularly for Christmas and Valentine’s Day- the red and gold combination is gorgeous1

  129. Colleen
    January 16, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I’m from Oregon so my favorite chocolates are milk chocolate truffle mints from Van Dynes Chocolates, in Oregon.

  130. Cheryl
    January 16, 2015 at 11:33 am

    January 15th was my anniversary. 5 years exactly since I retired! Can’t believe how fast it’s gone. My favorite candy regardless of holiday is See’s. Anything in dark chocolate please! Love your website.

  131. January 16, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Now isn’t that a difficult choice! Hmmm…anything white chocolate…in a heart -shape and from the love of my life! That would be my all time favorite!!

  132. Julia D.
    January 16, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Chocolate covering anything of caramel! Yummy….These beautiful dishes are delightful, especially with the caramel gold trim.

  133. Angela Hartley
    January 16, 2015 at 11:53 am

    my mother and father used to give me a box of chocolate covered cherries every year at Valentine’s Day. I love them and when I receive them on the special day I always remember with fond memories of my mom and dad!

  134. Ally
    January 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I really love candy hearts but chocolate cherries would probably win out!

  135. MJ
    January 16, 2015 at 11:59 am

    My favorite is dark chocolate . . . or caramels . . . or black licorice (hearts if you can find them) . . . or anything made with coconut . . . but most of all anything my sweetie sends me!

  136. Deborah
    January 16, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    New to your site. Love your shed:) Favorite chocolate is chocolate covered cherries from a Belguim chocolatier here in Virginia.

  137. BamaCarol
    January 16, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    What beautiful dishes! Thank you so much for the giveaway. My favorite is any dark chocolate. I make a dark chocolate crusted tart with white chocolate and raspberry interior that I think I will do again this year.

  138. BamaCarol
    January 16, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I follow you via email and facebook!

  139. CynJo
    January 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Another stunning table setting! My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is anything See’s milk chocolate.

  140. photogal01
    January 16, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Chocolate! Valentine’s Day is the one time of the year that I ask for chocolate from my Sweetheart. And he knows where to go: Brummer’s Candy!

  141. Susan K.
    January 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is chocolate covered cherries. Only now I have to have sugar free and I don’t know if they even make them that way.

  142. Carol Ann Nelson
    January 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    What a beautiful table setting! Hershey’s chocolate kisses are a must for Valentine’s Day.

  143. Jackie O M
    January 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Oh my the creativity that explodes from your posts.Year round inspirations! Thank you for sharing. My favorite Valentine candy might possibly be Trinidads from Fannie May.

  144. January 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    See’s Candy Box

  145. Deborah
    January 16, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    My favorite Valentine candy are the small conversation hearts!

  146. Sally M.
    January 16, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Favorite Valentine Candy is chocolate with coconut, or any kind of chocolate!

  147. Blessing Di Muzio
    January 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    My to die for chocolates are Bacci …all done up with the love note on the inside of the wrapper!
    Sooo enjoy following you and seeing all that inspires you. You inspire me!

  148. January 16, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    My favorite is dark chocolate from a local chocolate company who makes assortment boxes….they’re out of this world! :) P.s. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

  149. Wendy Power
    January 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    It’s not Valentine’s Day unless I get Whitman’s delicious chocolates nestled inside a heart-shaped box featuring “Snoopy”!!

  150. January 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I am a subscriber follower of FB too :)

  151. katwell321
    January 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    What a romantic table setting! My favorite candy is the See’s Summer Berries Truffle assortment – have a happy Valentine’s Day :-)

  152. January 16, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    What a beautiful setting. Thank you for sharing it.

  153. January 16, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I love the kind in your bowl! I am slowly working my way through the bag I got for Cmas, Lindors Truffles. I don’t mind Godiva, either! The Irish chocolates my sis brings back every year are fabulous too!
    Thanks for the chance, what a wonderful give away, you are so generous. I have been saving a lot of money, I have been ill for 2 weeks and haven’t been able to shop. Just cough!

  154. Rose Marie Biddle
    January 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    My favorite candy has to be Thin Chocolate Mints! Love them during any season or holiday!

  155. January 16, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I LOVE your Valentine’s table! It is romantic and lovely. My favorite Valentine’s candy is Godiva chocolate! I’m a follower and have to tell you, I made your Sausage, Kale and White Bean soup last night and we gobbled it up! Thanks for sharing. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  156. January 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Stunning table. Love love chocolate.

  157. diane edwards
    January 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I follow your blog. My favorite candy is “Bordeaux by See’s. My husband and I met on Valentine’s Day and consider it our real anniversary.

  158. a
    January 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    geez that’s pretty. I love Fannie May candy.

  159. Randi Cook
    January 16, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Milk chocolate

  160. Caroline Tannert
    January 16, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Chocolate covered cherries for sure! Love, love, love them!

  161. Janice F
    January 16, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I love any Godiva chocolate! YUM! I am also a subcriber to your blog. Always love your posts and the table settings you feature. Keep up the good work!

  162. Jere
    January 16, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I love dark chocolate and I also love the dishes!!!!

  163. Mary L
    January 16, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I love any kind of chocolate with nuts. YUM!!

  164. January 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Although I know I don’t qualify to enter…I have to comment.

    A very beautiful and romantic table!

    This is one of my favorite china patterns of all you have shared from Lifetime Brands….I find it so elegant and perfect for not only Christmas and Valentines, but also for a ‘fancy’ Mother’s Day table…

    I was wondering not long ago if you got to keep the china sets you featured and I guess by one of your comments above that you do…Lucky you!…even though your china cupboard runneth over every once in a while…

  165. Kelly D
    January 16, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts for Valentine’s Day.

  166. January 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Ohio peanut butter buckeyes. Oh Yummo, melt in your mouth.
    Dinner for 2. Love the tablescape.

  167. Sheila Rodriguez
    January 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Absolutely inspiring vignettes. You always have tremendous ideas. I love the red, pink, and white peanut M & Ms that are always around this time of year!

  168. Kim
    January 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    So many delicious chocolates to choose, but turtles are a favorite.

  169. Jan- (the shopping tooth fairy)
    January 16, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Anything chocolate!!!! especially See’s Candy…. Love your blog

  170. January 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Love red velvet fudge!!

  171. January 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Chocolate covered cherries! Some of these other comment candies sound delish, too!

  172. Cindy Hayhurst
    January 16, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    My favorite candy is dark chocolate non parriels. Did I spell that right? I love your blog and have followed you for over a year. I seldom enter give a ways, but who could resist?

  173. January 16, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    My favorite V’s day candy is liquid cherries:):) They may not be typical V’s day fare but I LOVE them!!! Your table is exquisite, full of romance and LOVE!!!!! These dishes and the wines are gorgeous!!!!! I have loved every table you set with them. Such a generous give away! Have a fabulous, love filled, weekend!!

  174. January 16, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    You know I am a follower here and on FB.

  175. Sue Ellen
    January 16, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Your table setting is so regal. My favorite Valentine candy is anything dark chocolate-Godiva, Lindor, our local handmade chocolates (Dietsch brothers) Oh, and chocolate covered cherries! Hard to find a chocolate that I don’t like!

  176. January 16, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I just shared this on Facebook. Happy to do so.

  177. Debbie Lorson
    January 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I totally love your blog. Your photographs are so crisp. Wish we see a face to go with your name. I love
    anything with caramel in it.

  178. Mandy A.
    January 16, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I was just thinking today that I was ready to get out some Valentine’s decorations. This is just the motivation I needed. What a beautiful tablescape!! (did I just make up a word?) My absolute favorite candy is Dove chocolate hearts! The chocolate is silky smooth and I love the little messages inside!

  179. Cynthia Smith
    January 16, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    I have enjoyed your blog and have used you ideas. Turtles is my favorite candy, caramel, pecans and chcolate, yum.

  180. jody settlemire
    January 16, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    What a romantic table setting and what a sweetheart you are to give this all away. My favorite chocolate is anything dark chocolate.

  181. January 16, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    A very romantic table setting. My favorite valentine candy are the heart shaped candy with little messages on them. My husband and I try to give each other a romantic message with them! ( a little childish) but it brings back memories of our younger years.💛💙💜💘
    Have a great weekend!

  182. January 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    My favorite has to be “red hots”! With Chocolate being 2nd. You can make so many things with red hots….punch, tea, hot chocolate, pepper jelly, cookies, infuse vodka, fudge, cupcakes, butter cream frosting, add them to “chocolate goodies”…..on and on. We sold our home in July and are building a small lake cottage …so everything is in storage….I’m really missing my dishes, I love setting my table seasonal and especially for Valentines. Gratefully we are staying at my sisters until our new home is built…but I haven’t seen my own personal things since July! So I’m going through withdrawls at the moment :-)! Your blog is helping me through them.

  183. chris heckman
    January 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    lindsor most definitely

  184. Shannon S
    January 16, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    My favorite candy is red hots! I have loved them since I was a little girl.

  185. January 16, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Fabulous dishes! My favorite Valentine candy is chocolate truffles from the local artisan chocolatier. But in a pinch, I’ll definitely not turn down Lindor Dark Chocolate Truffles, or York Peppermint Patties!!

  186. Morwenna Schifter
    January 16, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Sadly, I am allergic to chocolate! So I would have to say my favorite Valentine’s candy would have to be conversation hearts! I still buy a box for my kids every Valentine’s. And this year we will be celebrating my son’s engagement on Valentine’s Day!

  187. Cheryl
    January 16, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    My favorite Valentine Day candy is in a heart shaped box! Love the whole presentation. It reminds me of my Mom who always gave us a pretty red box with a plastic red rose from the drug store, it still makes me happy!

  188. Melissa Harrison
    January 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    my favorite is chocolate covered raspberries, they are to die for, made and sold here in our local town, love thme

  189. Justina Peters
    January 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    If I had to pick one (this is very hard) I would say my favorite Valentine’s candy is Hershey’s chocolate kisses.

  190. Darlene
    January 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    My favorite Valentine candy is Reese’s Hearts ! Just can’t beat that combination of chocolate and peanut butter – nothing fancy, but mighty yummy to my tummy!

  191. Sue
    January 16, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    This pattern has been at the top of my list for Christmas!! What a generous giveaway–thank you!
    I am still a sucker for Conversation Hearts–it was a big treat for us when we were kids.

  192. January 16, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Wow, those are beautiful. My favorite candy is DarknChocolate Dove. Yum!

  193. January 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I subscribed by email. :)

  194. January 16, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    My favorite candy is red Twizzlers. Yum. :)

  195. Rebecca Reavis-Ring
    January 16, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I love all candy. I think pralines are my favorite. Thanks.

  196. January 16, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I shared the giveaway on facebook. Theresa Paronish Miller.

  197. Lois Jean Glass
    January 16, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I love almost anything chocolate, but Ghiradelli, Lindt truffles and Whitman’s assorted (nice mix of chocolate-covered chewy caramels & soft centers) are my favorites. Thanks for the lovely day-brightener!

  198. Lyn Williams
    January 16, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    As a child my father used to give each of his girls an entire Whitman’s chocolate box. It was a lavished gift as he wasn’t known to be real romantic—but he loved big! My father passed a way last year, the day after Father’s Day. I plan to buy my mom her own box this Valentine’s Day, in honor of their love for our family. I get my love of dishes from my mom whom is very talented in hospitality! Love your blog and wonderful tables capes!

  199. January 16, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Oh, you have the most beautiful posts. Love, love, love your table settings!! I love truffles made by our local candy company..Palmers Candy! Can just see our table set with your dishes you so graciously are giving away! I’m a follower and am heading over to your FB page! Bless you.

  200. sandi
    January 16, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    This post is absolutely beautiful! What a gorgeous table setting for Valentine’s Day! I’m a cheap date I guess – conversation hearts make me happy :-) Love your blog, am a follower here and on your Facebook page!

  201. January 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    My favorite Valentine candy are chocolate covered strawberries from a company in my hometown of Memphis Tennessee named Dinstuhl’s. Best there ever was! I will miss them since I recently moved to Illinois.

  202. Virginia Miller
    January 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I recently found you on Pinterest and signed up as an email follower and look forward to opening each new posting. Since I was allergic to chocolate as a child I was always given the little cup of Jordan Almonds in the center of each box of mixed candy and must say they are still my all time favorite. Thanks for sharing your talent

  203. Taryn T.
    January 16, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    This is such a beautiful set! I really love the Godiva truffle collection, especially anything dark.

  204. Pam
    January 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    My favorite Valentines candy is anything from a Russell Stover heart box. Next is cinnamon hearts! Would Love to win this beautiful dinnerware.

  205. Cecelia Kelley
    January 16, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    I am fairly new to “blog land” and have been totally in awe at the beautiful tablescapes on your blog. Your ideas have inspired me to set a pretty table for family meals. Thank you for the wonderful ideas. And my favorite Valentine candy, of course, is chocolate kisses. Perfect pop in your mouth yum!

  206. Natasha
    January 16, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Conversation hearts….. I know it is such a childish candy, but they changed their formula back in 2009 and they taste sooo much better

  207. Natasha
    January 16, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I follow you via email

  208. Dawnette Boatman
    January 16, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Like so many of your readers, I too love to set a beautiful table and I always get great ideas from your blog. I also love having different dishes for different occassions and don’t have anything for Valentines Day yet. My favoriate chocolate is Hersey’s Hugs & Kisses. Keep those beautiful tablesettings coming. God Bless

  209. Monica Estes
    January 16, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Hands down my favorite candy is “Turtles” or some call them “Millionaires”…. Your tablescapes are gorgeous! Thanks for all the great ideas…

  210. Doris
    January 16, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Chocolate truffles would be my favorite Valentine’s Day candy.

  211. Barbara Meyers
    January 16, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Valentines is my favorite Holiday! I’ve always used pink, white , green and crystal as my Valentine decorating colors, but I love the red and gold pattern of these dishes, so pretty….My favorite Valentine candy would have to be Chocolate dipped Strawberries and Reese hearts…<3

  212. Donna Howell
    January 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Russell Stover pecan delights are my favorite Valentine candy. Your valentine table is beautiful!

  213. Linda Hammerquist
    January 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Your posts are always so inspiring and a joy to make the day! I like the Cherry M&M’s that are only on the market at this time of year. Thanks for your beautiful posts!

  214. Kristina Harris
    January 16, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    My favorite would have to be chocolate coved cherries!

  215. Anne Keller
    January 16, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I love Reese’s peanut butter cups and Chocolate covered cherries.

  216. Gail Noll
    January 16, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    See’s chocolates are my favorite, actually any chocolate even junior mints, haha.

  217. January 16, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    First of all, Happy 5th Blogaversary Mary!!!…5 years of total bliss!….The table is stunning as usual…I love that pattern and with the candles, the dinnerware just glows!…Hmmm…favorite candy…I love See’s with the nuts and caramel!…

  218. January 16, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    I have been a very happy follower via email!!!…

  219. Martha Franks
    January 16, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Have to go with Red Hots! I’m allergic to chocolate, so that limits my choices. Love the dishes and the rest of the goodies. Hope I win!!! I follow you on email and facebook.

  220. January 16, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Sharing this great giveaway on Facebook!!!…

  221. Diane
    January 16, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    What a beautiful and romantic tablescape. My favorite chocolate for Valentine’s Day or any day for that matter is Dove Milk Chocolate with Almond hearts.

  222. Mary
    January 16, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is any chocolate! Thanks for the give away and the inspiring tables and recipes.

  223. January 16, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I love chocolates.

  224. Jill Jones
    January 17, 2015 at 12:11 am

    I love See’s Candies! We have their stores throughout California and they are yummy.

  225. Ronda Jenkins
    January 17, 2015 at 12:21 am

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is Russell Stover’s Strawberry Creme Hearts. When I eat them it brings back so many memories! I subscribe by email and follow you on Facebook. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tables! :)

  226. Victoria Foley
    January 17, 2015 at 1:29 am

    LOVE YOUR BLOG! I look forward to it everyday. The beautiful table scapes inspire me to try new things. The recipes are yummy ! My favorite Valentine candy would be the pastel conversation hearts. I have to comment on how we celebrated Valentine Day when I was a child. We would come down to breakfast to a pretty table set with nice dishes and pretty table cloth and napkins. On each plate was a silly Valentine and Mother was at the stove making pancakes in the shape of hearts. The significance of Valentine Day in our family was Mother and Dad meet on a blind date that day. Dad always had a box of candy for Mother. So I really enjoyed this setting!

  227. January 17, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Hi Mary! As always…I adore this post!! The bright red and gold….BRILLIANT!! I really love Godiva Dark Chocolate! Happy Valentine’s Day and hugs to Chloe and Gracie!! xo Jeanne

  228. Linda Austin
    January 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Love the dishes and your blog! As a chocoholic I would eat anything but I like toasted coconut chocolates by Gertrude Hawk best.

  229. Chrystal
    January 17, 2015 at 7:29 am

    I love chocolate! My favorite at the moment is Ghirardelli’s dark chocolate with sea salt.

  230. January 17, 2015 at 7:39 am

    What a gorgeous and generous giveaway! Your table is beautiful. I don’t have a favorite chocolate, like them all! :)

  231. terri
    January 17, 2015 at 7:42 am

    godiva truffles

  232. January 17, 2015 at 7:46 am

    What a pretty table! I love the versatility of those beautiful red and gold dishes for Christmas and Valentine table scapes! I follow on Facebook and hope to have a lake house one day, too. I’ve added your blog to the blogs I follow on my blog and always look forward to new posts. Sharing! Thanks!

  233. Sheree Haskins
    January 17, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Lindt milk chocolates in the red wrappers are my favs . Melt in your mouth and not overly sweet. Love the place setting with the red dishes .

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  234. Suzanne Thurston
    January 17, 2015 at 8:54 am

    My favorite Valentine Candy is See’s Candies Truffles!

  235. Laura Heywood
    January 17, 2015 at 9:44 am

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is chocolate covered cherries!

  236. Virginia Miller
    January 17, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I could not help myself but take another look at your beautiful tablescape and suddenly realized since I am an email subscriber I have a second opportunity to comment. Jordan Almonds are still my favorite and are pretty when combined with the pastel conversational hearts.

  237. Kaye Wright
    January 17, 2015 at 10:20 am

    My all-time favorite candy is homemade fudge with black walnuts, but for Valentine’s iconic conversation hearts are a necessity and for our stay-at-home Valentine’s Day dinner dessert, my husband prepares chocolate fondue with strawberries. I so enjoy your tablescapes, photography, recipes, babies, and talent for staging. I look forward to every new post and frequently return to older ones. This post is lovely–thank you!

  238. Sherry Myers
    January 17, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Happy Blogaversary! I am so happy I found your blog a few years ago. So beautiful and inspiring, always! What a romantic and elegant tablescape. Makes one want to put on that little black dress or maybe red would be more appropriate. Favorite candy? That’s tough for a lover of chocolate! First place has to go to my mother’s homemade fudge with pecans, but Lindt truffles and Godiva dark chocolate are honorable mentions, MOST DEFINITELY!! Happy Valentine’s Day planning! ❤️

  239. Cindi Hodges
    January 17, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Love your blog! Hershey kisses are my favorite Valentine chocolate candies.

  240. January 17, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    My favorite Valentine candy is chocolate covered caramels. What a generous giveaway. Dianne

  241. January 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Eeek! I forgot to mention my favorite Valentine candy…that would be a Russell Stover chocolate covered raspberry or strawberry filled ❤️! I want one right now!!

  242. Janice Zolnierowicz
    January 17, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous setting. I love Dove chocolates.

  243. January 17, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Once again I am inspired by your beautiful table setting… I appreciate that you shared it early to help me start thinking about Valentine’s Day too. I still have Christmas up and just can’t put away our four decorated trees yet. I hated to lose all the beautiful color, but I think your dazzeling Valentine table will help me ease into the month of February, my birthday month.
    Congratulations on your anniversary month, you bring us so much inspiration daily, I am so thankful for your gifts and sharing with all of us.
    Thank you, Debbie
    ps. I adore dark chocolate truffles, may I never grow up!

  244. Kristie Jones
    January 17, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Happy Anniversary Mary! You are a true inspiration for us all to be more creative. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.

  245. January 17, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing your talents and gifts with us all… I love your photos and table setting and the way you just arrange everything so perfectly… I love, love, love, chocolate and as long as it’s milk chocolate, I will eat any, but my favorite chocolate is Godiva filled with raspberry and white chocolate Lindor’s…

  246. January 17, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Your table is gorgeous. Love the beautiful roses and the lovely napkins accent the china so nicely.

  247. Peggy Doty
    January 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Godiva Valentine’s Day Keepsake Chocolate Heart

  248. January 17, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    What a gorgeous giveaway! I just love your blog and all the beauty you share with us. My fav Valentine candy is dark chocolate covered cherries….mmmmmmmmm!

  249. Leslie
    January 17, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I love your blog and I love valentine m&m s. What a great gift idea.

  250. Beverly Forester
    January 17, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Anything white chocolate

  251. Jennifer H.
    January 17, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I love anything dark chocolate.

  252. Cherie
    January 17, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is a bag of Twizzlers. I love them and after all, they are red. :-) Those red plates are so lovely!

  253. Natalie yeoman
    January 17, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    My favorite Valentines day candy is caramel truffles

  254. Cynthia Raines
    January 18, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Beautiful post Mary. I love dark chocolate covered cherries with the syrup, not the cream.

  255. Melinda
    January 18, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Dark chocolate covered strawberries…

  256. Ann
    January 18, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Happy 5th! Loving chocolate covered strawberries!!

  257. Susan Craig
    January 18, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Happy Anniversary! My Mom always got us a heart shaped box of chocolates. They still mean Valentine’s Day to me (Even though the chocolate in them was never very good :> )

  258. January 18, 2015 at 7:06 am

    What a lovely giveaway, Mary! My favorite candy are the Lindt truffles you pictured~I do love the gold foil wrapped white chocolate best though! Truly lovely setting and post.xx Val

  259. Cherryl
    January 18, 2015 at 10:05 am

    My favorite candy ANY day is peanut M&M’s. At Valentine’s, they make them in red, pink, and white. Tooo tempting.

  260. Debra
    January 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Frango Mints–same as for any and all occasions. I subscribe to your blog. LOVE your potting shed.

  261. Linda
    January 18, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Love the dishes. My favorie Valentine candy is Conversation Hearts.

  262. Marty koons
    January 18, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I love anything chocolate for Valentine’s Day! The dishes are beautiful!

  263. Barb Madson
    January 18, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    See’s Chocolates have been our family favorite for the past 50 years and still are mine.

  264. January 19, 2015 at 12:21 am

    American born living on same Continent…does that count? If not I have family in the US and can give as a gift or it can be mailed to a US address for me to pick up, n’est ce pas?

    I think our dear St. Valentine would be so please if you used his full name as he is a dear Saint in the Catholic Church and we revere him.

    Thank you for the giveaway of red/white/gold dishes, etc. and the lovely display of them. Congradulation on you fifth year.

    With a prayerful heart,
    Sylvia FAye

  265. Belinda Taylor
    January 19, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for all of your beautiful posts.

    My favorite Valentine is actually a Red Velvet Gooey Bar. Yummy.

  266. January 19, 2015 at 7:25 am

    My goodness, five wonderful years of creating the prettiest tablescapes in blogland. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! Usually I read all of the comments that have already been left for a post before I leave my comment, but I think today I will forgo that pleasure because of the huge response you have received for this marvelous give away. The red and gold pattern in the china is very pretty and would be a lovely addition to anyone’s china cabinet. Right about now the Lindt truffles are sounding very good to me for Valentine’s Day (especially since I happen to have a few left from Christmas calling to me from the kitchen). Truffles are my very favorite chocolate for Valentine’s Day and every day as far as that goes. I think I will go and get one right now and enjoy that chocolate goodness with my morning coffee! Have a wonderful day….. Candy

  267. DonnaM
    January 19, 2015 at 8:32 am

    My favorite candy is Norman Love’s Chocolates! A special treat sold here in Southwest Florida.

  268. Karen
    January 19, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Anything chocolate!

  269. Christa
    January 19, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    My favorite is Lindt dark chocolate. Thanks for the give away!

  270. cherylmontgomery2012
    January 19, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    The Cella Chocolate Cherries are by far the best!!

  271. Debbie w
    January 19, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I am not a chocolate snob….plain ole Hershey’s kisses….in red foil…of course!

  272. Bonnie Keearns
    January 19, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Out all the blogs in the world, yours is by far my favorite. You “Always” brightens my day! You are a very talented lady and thanks for sharing your gift with us <3 My favorite candy is Lindt Lindor Assorted Truffles. My husband always has them in my stocking at Christmas and anytime of the year he just wants to see my eyes sparkle. I'm very blessed to have someone so dear and caring…love him dearly <3

  273. Linda Rives
    January 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    My fav candy is coconut chocolate truffles. Yum!

  274. Bridget Wilkins
    January 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you for this giveaway! My favorite is chocolate covered cherries, by far! I get a whole box of them from them from my husband every year. So sweet. Thank you again.

  275. Patricia Hoffmeister
    January 19, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Lindt Truffles.

  276. Patricia Hoffmeister
    January 19, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    I subscribe to email.

  277. Patricia Hoffmeister
    January 19, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I follow on Facebook.

  278. January 20, 2015 at 6:40 am

    What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for your generosity. I love chocolate, caramel and nuts. Maybe turtles??? Beautiful table. I love how you’ve gathered up the elements to say… LOVE for Valentines Day!

  279. January 20, 2015 at 6:40 am

    I follow on Facebook!

  280. Barbara Beri
    January 20, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I love the red hot cinnamon hearts as well as chocolate covered strawberries. Yummmmm!!!

  281. Carol-Lynn
    January 20, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I love the cherry gummy hearts and your blog :)

  282. January 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Your table looks beautiful and the perfect setting for a romantic meal too. Thank you for the generous giveaway opportunity.Happy blogaversary! I can’t have sweets . But when I was young my favorite was milk chocolate with toffee inside. drool..

  283. January 20, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Whitman’s sampler heart!

  284. Tricia
    January 20, 2015 at 10:20 am

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is a strawberry cream chocolate covered heart from Russell Stover.

  285. Lori R.
    January 20, 2015 at 11:48 am

    You pictured my favorite Lindor Truffles. I especially like the white chocolate and the chocolate with peanut butter filling.

  286. Ti Bo
    January 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks so much for the chance, and I am always interested to see what u have done next. …already a follower!

  287. Dawn Monroe
    January 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    My favorite s are turtle chocolates and the conversation hearts.

  288. Gabi
    January 20, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I have been a email follower for years and love all your beautiful tablescapes! I use them for inspiration for all my special entertaining needs. My favorite chocolate has to be the Lindor Dark Chocolate truffles by Lindt. Thanks for your wonderful blog!!

  289. Veroica
    January 20, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I love See’s candies – the nut mixture.

  290. pinkghosta
    January 20, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    i love the lindt candy
    amanda hoffman

  291. Carol
    January 20, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Little red cinnamon hearts, slightly crushed, swirled into vanilla bean ice cream and topped with hot fudge sauce. :)
    I love your posts, Mary.

  292. January 20, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I like Almond Roca.

  293. Sue Weems
    January 20, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I love your blog, it’s so much fun! I also love all candy chocolate, and gummy cinnamon heart. Now that I think about it, it’s never to early to stock up on some for gifts.

  294. Wehaf
    January 21, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I love the little heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and I especially love it when there are lots of coconut-filled chocolates inside. :)

  295. karen hunter
    January 21, 2015 at 2:06 am

    shared giveaway via facebook https://www.facebook.com/sexymullatto1/posts/652245998235264?pnref=story
    You are so creative and you blog is delightful

  296. karen hunter
    January 21, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Following on facebook and pinterest also subscriber to your blog. My favorite candy to get on Valentine day is justt about anything with milk chocolate…omg i love chocolate with a passion

  297. cassandra
    January 21, 2015 at 5:37 am

    My favorite candy on valentines day is peanut butter cups or chocolate covered pretzels. This is going to be a cheat day for my diet :)

  298. cassandra
    January 21, 2015 at 5:39 am

    i liked your page on fb. cassandra cap marquez

  299. cassandra
    January 21, 2015 at 5:40 am
  300. Janet Dietz
    January 21, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Warms my Heart, love this table setting. Love this website!!!

  301. Kimberly
    January 21, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Every since I was a little girl I have thought there’s something so special about a heart shaped box of chocolates.

  302. January 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    What beautiful dinnerware! My favorite candy comes from “Chocolate Smiles” a local candy maker. Anything they make is fantastic.

  303. beverly rankin
    January 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    My favorite valentine candy is anything chocolate and fancy

  304. Mary McCormick
    January 21, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Your Valentine table is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    My favorite Valentine candy would have to be Reese’s Hearts & Hershey Kisses!

  305. Tyneisha
    January 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is classic milk chocolate!

  306. LynneT
    January 21, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is dark chocolate covered cherries.

  307. Tyneisha
    January 21, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I subscribe to your blog via email!

  308. Tonya Atkinson
    January 21, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is chocolate covered cherries

  309. Tyneisha
    January 21, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I shared with my friends on Facebook!

  310. Tammy Coulbourne
    January 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    The dinnerware is lovely and would look so good on my dining room table! The Lindor chocolates are some of my favorites, along with Hershey Kisses with almonds, Reese’s heart shaped peanut butter cups, and chocolate with sea salt!

  311. chickie brewer
    January 21, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I just always enjoy the boxed Valentine heart filled with a wide variety of delicious candy

  312. Rajee Pandi
    January 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

    I love Truffle chocolate variety

  313. Rajee Pandi
    January 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

    like you on facebook

  314. Rajee Pandi
    January 22, 2015 at 6:01 am
  315. Kathe Ockerman
    January 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I always enjoy your beautiful tablescapes and this one is gorgeous. My favorite Valentine’s candy is anything with milk chocolate and nuts!

  316. Annette Kelley
    January 22, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Just signed up for your e-mails. Don’t know why it has taken me so long. Love your blogs. My favorite is butterfingers. So crunchy, peanut buttery, and chocolate! What’s not to love. Annette

  317. Joy Breedlove
    January 22, 2015 at 10:53 am

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is Lindt Lindor Truffles! This is a fabulous giveway, and congrats on your blog anniversary.

  318. Bonnie G. Brown
    January 22, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Always enjoy your blog and your beautiful table settings. My favorite Valentine candy is just the common chocolate cream filled candies from Russell Stover.

  319. Cherry Goodson
    January 22, 2015 at 11:03 am

    What a beautiful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. My favorite Valentine Candy is just the old fashion candy hearts with words on them. Pure sugar, but reminds me of my childhood and my grandchildren who also have fun reading them.

  320. Melinda
    January 22, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Anything dark chocolate!

  321. Corinthia
    January 22, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Good Morning! My favorite valentine candy would have to be Hershey’s kisses, followed closely by Conversation Hearts. I just signed up to follow your blog via email…I don’t have facebook. :)

  322. Tammy
    January 22, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I love any kind of chocolate for Valentine’s Day but one of my favorites are Lindor White Chocolate Truffles.

  323. Renette Todd
    January 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Beautiful table! My favorite candy is simple! A Hershey bar with almonds!

  324. FRANCES
    January 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Cella’s Chocolate Covered Cherries

  325. Carolee
    January 22, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Gorgeous table – I love the dishes! My favorite Valentine candy is homemade fudge…as if I didn’t get enough at Christmas! :-)

  326. Pat
    January 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I love See’s soft center dark chocolates…and red is my favorite color. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  327. Rebecca Pierson
    January 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I love See’s chocolate- any of them, all of them!!!

  328. michellemckinneyleffler
    January 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Assorted chocolates Russell stover!

  329. Beth
    January 22, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Wonderful tablescapes. I think my favorite candy is homemade white chocolate hearts with leftover crushed candy cane bits inside. Mmmmmm.

  330. January 22, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    My favorite valentine’s day candy is…..conversation hearts! :)

  331. Shannon F
    January 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I’m not so sure I have a favorite… I just love candy and chocolate in general! lol But chocolate covered strawberries sound so divine right now! Thanks for that chance– this dinnerware is gorgeous!

    Shannon F

  332. Shannon F
    January 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I follow on Facebook as Shannon Faith.

  333. Shannon F
    January 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm
  334. Gayle Mathues
    January 22, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Love drooling over your beautiful tablescapes and adore your doggies. My favorite candy at Valentine’s or any day is Dove Dark Chocolates with almonds

  335. Tina Sipe
    January 22, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    My favorite is a big fat heart shaped Reeses!

  336. Fonda Rush
    January 23, 2015 at 6:50 am

    My favorite candy is just about anything from Anthony Thomas in Columbus, OH (600 miles away, darn it!!!), especially their dark butter creams.

  337. Fonda Rush
    January 23, 2015 at 6:51 am

    I’m a new subscriber!

  338. Fonda Rush
    January 23, 2015 at 6:52 am

    I am sharing your give-away on Facebook. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  339. Linda
    January 23, 2015 at 9:59 am

    My favorite Valentine candy is anything with chocolate and almonds, especially Dove dark chocolate.
    I am new to your blog and am so excited to see what I have to look forward to!!

    I love to set my table for the seasons and your setting is absolutely beautiful!! Thank your for the opportunity to try to win this.

  340. January 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I love chocolate covered pecans. “Turtles”. Thanks for the giveaway.

  341. Carolyn
    January 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

    My favorite Valentine’s chocolate is anything dark chocolate from See’s Candies.
    I just recently found your blog and look forward to your posts. Your beautiful displays give me inspiration to try at my home.

  342. Bev
    January 23, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Lovely table! That dinnerware is gorgeous and I can see why you like it so much. As for candy, I am a simple girl…conversation hearts.

  343. JudyAnn Closser
    January 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Thank you for always bringing beautiful ideas and tasty recipes to my home! And now a chance to win this gorgeous red table setting, wow. I’m not too choosy with my chocolates, prefer milk chocolate over dark. Dove

  344. January 23, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Reese’s hearts!!!

  345. January 23, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    I also shared to Facebook – Thank you for the opportunity :)

  346. January 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    My favorite valentine candy is strawberries dipped in chocolate. Love the tablescape and would love to win the dishes.

  347. Kristina Cudney
    January 23, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Favorite valentines candy would probably be some kind of salted caramel truffle (any kind), or Godiva chocolates – you know, the kind that has all the different flavors – if I’m not sharing, I’m guilty of taking one bite out of several different chocolates so I can try them all!!

  348. January 23, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Kilwin’s Turtle Fudge! Would love this table setting!!!

  349. Karen Beckett
    January 24, 2015 at 4:18 am

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is
    Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles.

  350. Karen Beckett
    January 24, 2015 at 4:19 am

    I followed you by e-mail (klbeckett@yahoo.com).

  351. Karen Beckett
    January 24, 2015 at 4:22 am
  352. Sharon
    January 24, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Love love love Nestle’s Turtles!! And love your blog, especially since you’re a fellow North Carolinian.

  353. January 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I also shared on my FB Page..hope you get lots of entries and new readers!

  354. January 25, 2015 at 9:56 am

    My favorite chocolates are Tootsie Rolls. It can be Valentines Day 365 days a year that way. (Lower Calories) Follow you by e-mail. Love your sophisticated taste, its versatility and inspiration.

    Love your studio. Too cold in NJ to have one outdoors, so I’m goings to Make My Own Girl Cave!

  355. Trish
    January 25, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Your table settings are always so beautiful. And your gray day pictures are WOW! Being a chocoholic it’s hard to pick just one favorite. Dark and bittersweet are my favorites. But I wouldn’t turn down a box of Russell Stover chocolates.

  356. January 26, 2015 at 1:34 am

    What a Wonderful Giveaway!! Thank-You so much for a chance! I Love Chocolate Candy, of any kind!!!

  357. Karen Cook
    January 26, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Favorite candy is Hammond”s Cinnamon pillows with Vanilla of course. Crunching them now!

  358. Karen Cook
    January 26, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Follow you by Email–and really enjoy it.

  359. Lauraf
    January 26, 2015 at 6:09 am

    I love any chocolate and caramel candy! Happy Valentines Day, Mary!

  360. Ann
    January 26, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I love lindt chocolate truffles!

  361. cherylmontgomery2012
    January 26, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Dove’s dark chocolate!!

  362. Pat
    January 26, 2015 at 8:55 am

    ..your arrangements are ALWAYS beautiful and sine it is my birthday tomorrow I would like Chocolate covered Strawberries …:)

  363. Donna C
    January 26, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Hi Mary: As always your photos and the way you display everything is exquisite! I love Godiva chocolates! Yum!!!

  364. Sue Peterson
    January 26, 2015 at 9:31 am

    My favorite Valentine candy is Annaclaires. They are hard to find but worth thr hunt! I finally did come up with my own recipe for them. :-)

  365. January 26, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Your post is absolutely beautiful! My favorite is anything chocolate , but especially Godiva Chocolates!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful prize!

  366. Sherlie Magaret
    January 26, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Anything milk chocolate and heart shaped and good quality.

  367. Vivian Price
    January 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

    What a beautiful set of dishes for Valentine’s. My favorite candy is a box of Whitman’s chocolates.
    Also, the little sugar hearts with messages are great!

  368. Vivian Price
    January 26, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I’m following you on Facebook. You have a great blog, I love it.

  369. Vivian Price
    January 26, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Posted your giveaway to my Facebook page, hope you get lots more subscribers!

  370. Carole Klopschinski
    January 26, 2015 at 11:59 am

    My favorite Valentines candy is dark chocolate with caramel filling…preferably Godiva!

  371. Debbie Wilson
    January 26, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    My favorite candy on Valentines or any time of the year is Godiva chocolate covered strawberries but I also enjoy a good chocolate candy bar with almonds too. In fact, I love chocolate any way, fashion, or form. Thanks!! Happy Valentines Day to you – I love your blog!!!

  372. Sherry
    January 26, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Love Russell Stover milk chocolates.

  373. Cynthia Smith
    January 26, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    what a beautiful table setting, very gifted lady. Chocolate covered cherries, what a treat.

  374. Carole
    January 26, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Lindor dark chocolate my favorite! Love Valentine’s day and this table setting is gorgeous!

  375. January 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I would choose chocolate covered salted caramels. This is one of my favorite table settings that you have done, and there have been many great ones!

  376. JudyAnn Closser
    January 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Happy Anniversary! ! I’ve really enjoyed your site, photography and recipes.
    My favorite Valentine candy is the Dove, milk chocolates.
    Thanks for all the inspiring tablescapes.

  377. Deborah Adams
    January 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Milk Chocolate Sponge Candy!

  378. January 26, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I am new to your site and must say I love it. My favorite valentine candy is Esther Price turtles.

  379. melinda randall
    January 27, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Fabulous give away! Love chocolate covered strawberries!

  380. January 27, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I love caramel clusters for Valentine’s Day. Yay Hope to win.

  381. January 27, 2015 at 7:01 am

    I subscribed by email.
    reannenny at aol . com

  382. January 27, 2015 at 7:02 am

    I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/toni.caravello/posts/10153051663554394?pnref=story
    reannenny at aol . com

  383. Lena
    January 27, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Chocolate of any kind is my favorite, Reese’s, Lindt, almond joy, Milky Way, snickers, well u get the picture!!!!!!

  384. January 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    My favorite candy is Lindt Truffles in both chocolate or vanilla.My favorite “eye candy” tho is that lovely tablescape .Loved the truffles in the coffee cup.

  385. Karen Reavis-Ring
    January 27, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Anything chocolate with almonds. Yummo.

  386. Paula S
    January 28, 2015 at 1:25 am

    My favorite would be any chocolate with almonds. YUM

  387. monica
    January 28, 2015 at 7:02 am

    I’m giddy just looking at the beautiful post, however my favorite candies are Peppermint patties and they make them pink for valentine’s day! thank you mary for the giveaway and the looking through your blog. the dogs are so cute!

  388. January 28, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Has to be Chocolate Covered Cherries! Thank you for sharing your incredible talent indoors and out!

  389. Diann
    January 29, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Beautiful dishes! My favorite Valentines candy is dark chocolate covered caramels.

  390. Delilah A.
    January 29, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Hershey’s kisses are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  391. Nancy D.
    January 29, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I love chocolate turtles, who am I kidding all chocolate!!

  392. JoAnn Hood
    January 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Oh, just give me anything CHOCOLATE!!! :)

  393. Jacqueline Brake
    January 29, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I Love your blog! <3 I have been visiting it for the last couple months and finally followed it today. It is the only one, besides pioneer woman that I follow. I am trying to convince my husband to move to the lake and enjoy the peaceful boating life as well!! :) My favorite V-day candy is Candy House Truffles or English Toffee(a local candy maker!), but I also do love Lindor Truffles! As far as homemade, it just would not be Valentine's Day without chocolate covered strawberries! Yummers!! Thank you for such a beautiful blog…love the photos and tablescapes and the yummy recipes!! xo

  394. Ashley
    January 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I am a lifelong Louisiana girl and I love Elmer’ s gold brick hearts and their heavenly-hash hearts. We lived in “the country” so my dear Aunt Lola who lived in “the city aka New Orleans” used to send us candy for different holidays. These were not only delicious, but a real treat because our country stores were small and carried a very limited inventory. My second favorite would be conversation hearts. They are so cute and a girl of any age loves to dream about sentiments from her sweetheart.

  395. Ann
    January 29, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Jordan almonds are a favorite. Love your blog and have enjoyed it for a long while. Many thanks and happy anniversary

  396. Kathryn
    January 29, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Happy blogaversary!! Your fun and inspiring site has given me the inspiration to try many new tablescapes and recipes. I appreciate how you use the same tableware and make it look different by changing other elements, and sharing tasty, elegant treats making them simple by using shortcuts and adding surprise ingredients, motivates me to do them.

    I like to have a couple friends over for a valentines lunch, since a couple of them are widowed now. Lifelong friends are sweethearts also!!

    This year I’m doing the chocolate cup idea you posted, substituting with “my favorite chocolate cupcakes,” filled with whipped cream infused with raspberry liquor, and topped with strawberries and chocolate drizzle.

    Happy VTD to you and yours, (and the two little sweethearts with fur on).

  397. January 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Love, love, love your Mikasa Parchment Rouge tablescape…..will you be my Valentine? While I would be thrilled to receive your generous gift, I do have a set of Mikasa Countryside I can use. If the heavens opened wide and poured out your blessings to me, I would like you to send Brenda the set (she posted she had no fancy dishes-1/16/15). I’ll comfort myself with some creamy homemade chocolate fudge. May I send you some, if there are any left? Your tablescape pictures are a pure joy to behold. Thank you.

  398. January 31, 2015 at 7:45 am

    My mouth waters just thinking of chocolate-covered cherries! Lol
    Beautiful post, like everything you do.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to all XO
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  399. Cheryl Burgess
    January 31, 2015 at 11:48 am

    What a beautiful table! My favorite Valentine’s Day candy – cherry creams, nestled in dark chocolate.

  400. Liz Guerra
    February 1, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Dark chocolate covered cherries – they just say Valentines Day! –As does your beautiful tablescape! We share a common genetic trait, you and I – the “dish gene”! I would love to provide a good home for these beautiful dishes!

  401. Tammy Waters
    February 1, 2015 at 11:10 am

    What a gorgeous table setting! My youngest son will be wedding his longtime sweetheart this coming December. He is a Navy veteran and their wedding colors are red, white, blue & gold….what a wonderful gift this would make for them. Love, love, love…Love is all you need!!

  402. Tammy Waters
    February 1, 2015 at 11:12 am

    p.s. I love dark chocolate almonds!

  403. Dawn Keenan
    February 1, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s candy would be Dove Dark Chocolate (heart shaped for Valentine’s Day too!)

  404. Dawn Keenan
    February 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I am a facebook follower under Dawn Stokes Keenan Banks

  405. Annette
    February 1, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is Ferrero Roche hazelnut candy.

  406. Annette
    February 1, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I’m an email subscriber.

  407. Annette
    February 1, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I shared the giveaway on Facebook.

  408. Cindy Carney
    February 2, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Thank you for your always inspiring ideas. I love to make the Ina Garten’s Pecan Shortbread cookies using a heart shaped cookie cutter and then half dip them in chocolate. Pretty and delicious!

  409. carolyn dennis
    February 2, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I love those dishes and would lke to win them…did not see any way to enter the contest….Carolyn Dennis

    • February 2, 2015 at 8:51 am

      How to enter: “For a chance to win this dinnerware set for your Valentine’s Day table, just leave a comment telling me your favorite Valentine’s Day candy. Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry. Subscribe by email or follow on Facebook and let me know by comment. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave an additional comment for a third entry.”

  410. Dawn Ackley
    January 25, 2016 at 2:46 am

    I love almond rocca and your table setting. You have great ideas

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