Powder Pink Roses for The Sweet Life Tablescape

What color of roses do you like best?  Is the traditional blood-red of Valentine’s for you?  Powder pink is my favorite rose.  And, I never told anyone.

Valentine’s is for red!  Who was I to go against tradition?  So, I didn’t.  Until last week.

I’m not one to buy roses, but Kroger had a sign when I entered that read $10.  Directly under the sign was an entire column of long-stemmed pink rose bouquets.  Jumping Jim, who could resist?

Powder Pink Roses

And, I had to get a bouquet of baby’s breath.  Of course.

A white textured tablecloth sets the foundation over the porch table moved to the sleepy winter garden in the side yard.

Powder Pink Roses for Two

HH’s grandmother’s Piggy Wiggly china dinner plate and bowl serve as the short plate stack.  The bowl is actually a serving bowl, but why not?

Powder Pink Roses

Rose etched compotes top the stack.

Powder Pink Roses

We use the crystal stems from our wedding registry often enough.  And the stainless flatware?  Why, we use that every day.

Powder Pink Roses for Two

Antique, aged, and tarnished candle holders offer low lighting that won’t burn the roses.

Powder Pink Roses

Soft pink butter mints make a proper finish.

Powder Pink Butter Mints

Home made mints take us way back.  (Recipe here, y’all.)

Tabletop View

Mom Two formed mints by hand for every graduation celebration, wedding shower, baby shower…in whatever color and shape ordered the day.  Those were the days…truly the sweet life.

Powder Pink Butter Mints

Nothing’s better than powder pink roses and hearts for a Valentine setting for two.

Powder Pink Roses for Two

No licking fingers, because that’s rude.  Rose crochet napkins will do.

Rose Crochet Napkins

Just before dining, the sun fades.

Powder Pink Roses for Two at Sunset

Light the candles.  Prepare for dusk…and dining.

Powder Pink Roses

No jacket required…but it may be preferred.

Oh, and the $10 sign at Kroger?  It was in error.  Ms. Flower Lady didn’t take down her sign, so she honored the price just for me!

So, now tell me, please.  What is your favorite color of rose?

Blessings~

I’m sharing this table at Tablescape Thursday.

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Comments

    • says

      Thanks, Pam. For some reason, women in my area haven’t taken my offer to make mints for showers I’ve been involved in. Finally, I’m making mints for a bridal shower at our church this weekend – along with toasted salted pecans. We’ll see if they’re good enough to “sell” them on the idea. 🙂 I hope you’re having a great week!

      • Deborah says

        Mints and toasted salted pecans…that’s what you’re supposed to serve at a bridal shower!! Haha
        And yes pink is my favorite-powder pink, blush, deep pink! Any pink!

        • says

          Sounds like you’re an expert when it comes to giving showers. It’s nice to know you’re a fellow pink person. Different intensities of pink fit our every mood! Happy weekend!

    • says

      Thank you, Debi. I discovered the compotes at a thrift store and couldn’t get them into my buggy fast enough at $1 each! I’ll publish the mint recipe on Friday. i hope to see you then! 🙂

  1. Mary Vanya says

    Hi Kim, you are such a romantic, but then…..love is what it’s all about. I hv bn a subscriber for a long time, but hv never written….I hv thought about letting you go because I hv so much on my plate right now, but hey! you are what’s gets me going everyday….I’m not a decorator, but I love to cook, and I am a Christian, It’s quite an accomplishment for you to publish this everyday, and it’s always encouraging.
    So we do hv much in common. Your pictures are always so beautiful….. your homesite is awesome, and I love love love the picture of yr soybean field right in front of yr house….. my parents grew them when I was a child, and I’m the one that had to shell them….that was a very big Job…. well anyway, I love your creations, and I love Gods creation ….You! Wish I could go “treasure shopping” with you…it’s so Fun.
    Take care, love mare….. I live in TX, originally from AL……hv to go thru MS to get back and forth…
    You live in a beautiful state!

    • says

      Awe, thank you, Mary. You’re so kind! I’m very glad to hear form you after all this time. Please talk to me anytime! I understand about letting go. We sometimes have to clean out our email inboxes. I’m so glad you’re still here, and yes, we do have a lot in common. Treasure shopping would be so fun! You have a long drive “home” to Alabama from the great state of Texas. Sure wish we could visit on one of your trips through my state. 🙂

  2. says

    Kim, what a beautiful tablescape. I adore pink, and your tablescape looks perfect outside…how pretty! Those mints look delicious! I just found your blog because of the sweet comment you left on mine. I have been enjoying reading through your pillow tutorials. I wish I could sew, but I have never learned. Maybe someday I will. You have a lovely blog! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

    • says

      Awe, thank you, Shannon. The mint recipe will be published tomorrow morning, if you’re interested in grabbing it. I’m glad you enjoyed the pillows. If you decide to learn to sew, I have a 7-lesson course with video instruction. If you’d like to grab the free videos to get your feet wet, here’s the link to sign up for those: https://kimhood.activehosted.com/f/5 Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  3. says

    Your table is so sweet and pretty! I adore that color of pink roses! I’m in love with those pretty compotes! The Piggly Wiggly china is very pretty! I remember as a child our Kroger store used to have dish sets that you could get and I know we had at least two sets of dishes acquired that way. I have no idea what happened to them but they’re long gone. The butter mints are so pretty!

    • says

      Thank you, Liz. No telling how many sets of grocery store dishes are in the landfills! I remember all the ladies licking green stamps and organizing them in their stamp books. Those were the days! Happy weekend, Liz!

  4. says

    Such a beautiful table, Kim! I love all kind of roses, the red ones remind me of my mom, she loved them,
    But, lately I’m more into light colored blooms, adorable!

  5. robin says

    The tablescape is very romantic! I don’t think I have a favorite color rose. I’m so frugal where flowers are concerned (because they are soooo expensive) I’d have to say my fave color is the color on sale. hahaha Actually a rosebush would be best….then I can have them for FREE year after year! The little roses are so pretty. I used to have a few bushes at my old house…on the side of the house where we didn’t walk. I hate bees. LOL

    I would rather my hubby picked a wild flower on the side of the road than to spend money on flowers that are going to die in a few days. THAT is romantic.

    I really like the crocheted rose napkins and the rose etched compotes! The pink mints tie it all together!!! I bet they are delish!

    • says

      I understand completely. It’s a little depressing when they die – and after spending big bucks for them. I know you probably can’t eat the mints, but I wish you could taste one. But, I can never eat just one. I hope you get a rose bush for Valentine’s Day this year! 🙂

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