Sunday, January 13, 2013

Candy cane hearts

When Mr FH & I travel home to our farm we pass through a little town that sells the best gerberas in their craft shop.  Apparently a local farmer grew them for a couple of supermarket chains who later found another source to supply them so he has kept growing them and now donates them to the craft store. The lady at the store has them by the bucket full and customers can take as many as they want for a donation to the Cancer Council ( an organisation that is very dear to my heart).  She has raised a lot of money over the last three years. I picked up a bunch of red and white flowers last week when I went home and this evening decided they would be perfect for a Valentine’s table. (I was trying to get away from the Christmas colours but the flowers were too beautiful not to use!)
I used my leftover candy canes (which I purchased at Red Dot which is like the Dollar Tree, I think!!) to make the striped hearts at each setting. I only have white dinnerware here at the beach house so I just worked with what I had. I am proud to say I didn’t purchase anything new for this table!!!



Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Suzy, your table is beautiful and romantic! Love all the details. I love the story behind the flowers. a story of so many people reaching out and helping others! Love it.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Pretty tablescape!!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

So pretty and the candy canes are such a clever idea. I love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Dawn said...

OK, how smart is that? Brilliant idea, it looks so darn cute:) Thanks for sharing at the Cabin.

Art and Sand said...

I always have candy canes left over. Thanks for a fun idea.

Unknown said...

Cute! Very beautiful table setting as well! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

Phyllis @Around the House said...

sooo cute love the hearts and the beautiful red glasses, so pretty and I also love the centerpiece with those balls, so sweet...

Pat@BPM said...

Sweet table, Suzy. I'll have to make a candy cane heart or two, for valentines day.:-)

The Style Sisters said...

Love the look of your tablescape and the candy cane hearts are awesome! Come link up to centerpiece Wed on my blog and share your post.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Suzy, Your candy cane hearts are so cute and clever!! I love your story of the farmer and shop owner. It's so uplifting to hear of generous people. Have a wonderful day. Linda

Debbiedoos said...

Darling idea Suzy! Thanks for sharing.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Suzy! The daisies are gorgeous. I love the idea of using mini candy canes to make hearts...not sure they would last long here...I am ashamed at how many I at during the holidays...I purposely didn't go to the grocery after Christmas so I wouldn't buy a year's supply at discount!
Have a nice weekend.

The Tablescaper said...

Great table. Wonderful way to use up those candy canes.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

Suzy, your table is adorable. I'm going to remember the candy cane heart idea. Very clever. ~ Sarah

Kathleen said...

Pretty! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish.

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

What a darling table. Very pretty,
and loved the candy cane hearts,
great idea.

Blessings, Nellie

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Unknown said...

This is the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing at my party!! XO, Aimee