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Love Is in The Air!


Welcome to the Valentine's Tablescape Blog Hop. I always enjoy seeing how everyone sets a fabulous table for this very special "Love"  holiday.  I want to thank  the lovely Rita from Panoply for organizing all of us for this fun filled Valentine Blog Hop.

Valentine's day is all about love. I thought Love is in the air would be a lovely theme. Hot air balloons with fresh flowers and hearts. I even added the token sand bags to each basket, decorated with kisses and hearts. No sand in these babies.

My Pier 1 Queen of Hearts is reigning over this table.

Red, black and white sets the mood for this particular table. A red rose runner sits on top of a black and white striped tablecloth.


White  heart shaped dinner plates sit on top of red square plate chargers followed by heart shaped salad  plates.
For party favors, each guests receives a glass red heart. 
The red damask napkins are made into roses. Gotta love romance!

I created these hot air balloon with paper lanterns. I already had the two baskets which made perfect vessels for the look of the hot air balloon.  I decorated each basket with coordinating ribbon and fresh flowers.  
Black and white straws cover the long wooden dowels. I attached white plastic bowls under each lantern and added small round LED puck lights.


The box I  already had I decorated with two dollar store signs that happen to match my chosen theme.  It's all about Love.


Here's few other Valentine tables I created with red, black and white.


Table Source
White heart dinner plates -White Company
Heart salad plates - Mercari
Red rose runner - Amazon
Champagne flutes - Waterford
Red glass goblets - Zgallerie years ago
Flatware - Tov
Red glass hearts - Amazon
Paper lanterns - Amazon
 Valentine hearts with lips - Mackenzie Childs


This table is for an early Valentines Brunch.


The LED lights are on in the above photo.  The colors can be changed with a remote control


Enjoy this fun blog hop.  I hope you get some fabulous ideas for your very own Valentine table.

Life and Linda  Love Is in The Air!

Debbee’s Buzz   Puttin’ on the Ritz for Romantic Table

My Hubbard Home   Valentine’s Day Sweet Rustic Table Setting

Me and My Captain   Be My Valentine

Everyday Living   Reservations for 2 at the Sunshine Cottage

Home is Where the Boat Is   Owl’ Be Your Valentine

Panoply   I Only Have ‘Ice’ for You, Valentine

Karins Kottage   Easy Valentine Table Decor Tips

The Little Yellow Corner Store   Having a Big Heart for Plaid

Thrifting Wonderland   Valentine’s Day Tea

My Thrift Store Addiction   Home is Where the Heart Is Whimsical Tablescape

Hyacinths for the Soul   Bee Mine, Valentine!

Dinner at Eight   A Little Romance for Valentine’s Day

The Painted Apron   Hugs & Kisses & Valentine Wishes

Bleu Belle Interiors    La vie en Rose

The Bookish Dilettante   Valentine’s Day Tradition

Zucchini Sisters   Hugs and Kisses Valentine Tablescape

Pandora’s Box   Valentine Table for Two

Red Cottage Chronicles   A Romantic Table Setting for Valentine’s Day

Corner of Plaid and Paisley   Plant One on Me

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About Linda @ Life and Linda

Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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  1. Good Morning Linda! I ADORE your hot air balloons that your created with dowels, straws and paper lanterns! SO clever and your baskets were the perfect choice for hot air balloon baskets. Adding the ‘sandbags’ to your hot balloon centerpiece is such a cute idea too! Your Queen of Hearts reigns supreme at your table and I love your plate stack with the heart shaped plates and pairing of black and white checks and stripes with your red. As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy Tuesday ♥

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  2. So so so pretty Linda and so innovative.
    You have such a talent for taking items and making them... not only work for your tables,... but they are adorable too. We lived in New Mexico several years ago and the Hot air balloon fiesta was always something to look forward too and your beautiful hot air balloons brought back fond memories. And your menu has me salivating already this morning. Thanks for always giving us new tablescaping ideas.
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

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  3. You never disappoint Linda. Your table has beauty and whimsy. Love it. The hot air balloon is great. Love the queen overseeing the table. Happy Tuesday. xoxo Kris

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  4. Linda, what a wonderful way to start the morning! Your post title is absolutely perfect for your whimsically styled tablescape. Love, love, love the hot air balloon centerpiece creation --- and you made not one but two! Such a clever and talented gal. All the details come together wonderfully, including that beautiful plate stack. Your menu sounds delicious. As usual, your guests are in for a sweet treat.

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  5. This is such a fun table -- It's so darned pretty and those lanterns-into-balloons are simply brilliant. Love your Queen, too! What a fun tutorial that would be! Bravo!

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  6. Such a fun, innovative table. I LOVE your hot air balloons; so creative.

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    1. Thank you Lauren, I try to create beautiful designs for my table.

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  7. Hi Linda! I love your table theme, and the Valentine decorations are as cute as can be! Pinned!

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    1. Many thanks Cecilia, the party should be great fun!

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  8. You had me at Peach Bellinis!! Your table is so festive and the favors are so sweet! Have a Happy Valentines Day!

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    1. Thanks Patti. Peach Bellinis are calling my name.

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  9. Linda, while I love your heart shaped plates, those hot air balloons are simply amazing! What creative genius you used in putting those together! You need to post a picture of the puck lights glowing at night with this, it's fantastic. I love those glass hearts as favors too. Mixing the high end, low end items truly makes my heart sing when I see it look so good. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you Rita. I am thrilled with the hot air balloons. I do love using high and low end items.

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  10. That Per one Girl is so adorb! Love her! Sweet things Linda..

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    1. Yes, the Queen of Hearts is so sweet. Thank you.

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  11. You've outdone yourself with those paper lantern hot air balloons! So creative!

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  12. Your hot air balloon theme is so creative, Linda! How your made them is so incredible. The heart salad plates and the glass hearts are my favorites. I miss Pier 1, but am happy you have that Queen of Hearts. Great job!!

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    1. Thanks Kitty. They were fun to make. So happy top find the heart plates on Mercari.

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  13. Oh Linda, this is over the top cute! What a creative theme, love is definitely in the air! The hot air balloons are amazing, I'm assuming you made them with lanterns, straws?, and can't quite tell what the base is, but oh they are so adorable! Love the black striped cloth, it really makes everything pop! Oh how I would love to be a guest at one of your incredible parties! Thank you for the Valentine fun ❤️
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna. Yes, I made them with paper lanterns with ribbon and bows. Two square basket I already had were perfect and then I added the burlap favor bags as sand bags. I wish you were one of my guests. What fun we would have.

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  14. You went wild, love all the crafting you did to make this happen like your hot air ballons! You had FUN, love it! Are your nails red 😉

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    1. Yes I did..ha ha. A fun craft. No, my nails are hot pink right now.

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  15. Linda, you outdid yourself with the hot air balloons and the theme! Every detail on table is a delight. And keeping the balloons up high allows for easy conversation. Love the menu too :)
    RR

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    1. Thanks Rachelle. Yes, have to have conversation at the table. I made sure the balloons were high.

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  16. You created a wonderful, imaginative table that just takes me away!!! I love the way you incorporate every little detail like the striped straws covering the dowel rods - Genius crafting!!! All those tiny touches come together for a fabulous experience!! It is always such a pleasure to hop with you!! Hugs and Kisses XOXO

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    1. Thanks so much Ann. I appreciate your sweet comment. I was lucky enough to find those dowels that straws fit. Hugs and kisses back at you.

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  17. Creating the hot air balloons was so smart, Linda! Very creative. I'm just blown away with this delightful table.
    I've never ridden a hot air balloon but I think I would like it.
    Darling tablescape. Everything is so well done.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. Blown away is a great expression. I haven't been in a hot air balloon either.

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  18. Linda! Wow what an amazing tablescape! I love your hot air balloon idea for Valentine's day! All your beautiful details are just so fun! I love the Queen of Hearts too! Really fabulous ideas!
    Karin https://www.karinskottage.com

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    1. Thanks so much Karin. The Queen of hearts is happy reigning over this table.

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  19. Oh, Linda, I love LOVE your theme! It's carried me away to a whimsical holiday! The black and white is a sophisticated base for the hearts and all the red. How you created the balloons is fantastic. Alice wouldn't recognize this queen of hearts! What a wonderful lead-off for the hop.

    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

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    1. Thank you Sandra, love your carried away comment, too cute. It was so much fun creating these hot air balloons.

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  20. I love this theme for the Valentine's Day table Linda. You always do a great job with decorating a table with such detail. I like the other tables and the menu sounds just yummy!

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    1. Julie, thank you. I am hoping everything goes well on Sunday for the brunch.

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  21. Wow Linda, you did a fabulous job here! Love the hot air balloon pieces, they add a nice whimsical touch! That black and white tablecloth sets up this beautiful table and of course I love the dishes! Lots to enjoy while sitting at this table!

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    1. Liz, thank you. I have never been in a hot air balloon, but I loved the idea of one on my table or two. I must have changed the tablecloth three times before remembering I had this black and white striped one.

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  22. Love your Pier I queen and the Hot air balloon..Lovely table!!

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    1. Thank you Missy. I love the Queen of Hearts as well. It's shame the store closed.

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  23. How darling, Linda! I do love the centerpiece flanked by the adorable hot air balloons. This is too, too cute! Everything on the table is so pretty and festive, and the tablecloth helps the reds pop. Super fun!

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    1. Thank you Ricki, The centerpiece is something I changed up a bit. Thank goodness for the dollar store.

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  24. Hi Linda,
    What a great job on the hot air balloons. It would be a wonderful treat on Valentine's Day to be in a balloon with your best sweetheart. The table is very festive and ready for guests to enjoy. The Queen resides over the whole tablescape with regal authority. Lots of fun.
    Lynne, Thrifting Wonderland

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    1. Thanks so much Lynne. I wanted to do something special for my guests. The hot air balloons were a fun craft,

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  25. Linda, this table is absolutely gorgeous! You have put so much thought and work into creating the perfect Valentine's Day table. The hot air balloon centerpieces are amazing! The Queen of Heart is darling residing over the festivities. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

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  26. Wrong post! You have set such a festive tablescape Linda! So sorry I commented on the wrong post! I have had a horrible migraine all week. Headed to the party now!

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  27. Linda, how clever to create the hot air balloons. Your tables are always festive and full of details. It must be fun to dine with you! I have one of the Queen of Hearts. She will come out soon.
    Always fun to hope with you, talented friend. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Valentines!

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  28. Such a beautiful table, Linda. And the hot air balloons are so unique! Such a clever design.

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  29. Linda...I am so excited over your awesome creativity! I love your hot air balloons that you created. Such talent! They make a beautiful statement that fits in so well for Valentine's Day and with the red, black and white colors, they are both bold and shouts "party" and "fun." And the hot air balloons light up too! Would love to see it with the lights out too. The floral and heart centerpiece is perfect with the hot air balloons. They make a great pair and are just meant to be with the striped black and white tablecloth and your Queen of Hearts. The sand bags on the balloons are such a cute detail. Such a fun, festive and unique Valentine's Day tablescape. Happy Valetine's Day.

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  30. Linda, the hot air balloon idea is so clever and a showstopper for sure. The straws, the baskets, sandbags…every detail was carried out perfectly. I love the dramatic striped cloth with your plate stack, and of course, the Queen of Hearts, adds the finishing touch! The menu sounds delicious. It is always a pleasure to take a seat at one of you lovely tables ♥️

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  31. Wow, Linda! Your hot air balloons are so dramatic and they make quite a statement! I love the black and white striped tablecloth. You tied it all together so well with the red, white and black color scheme. The menu sounds divine! It was fun hopping with you again. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  32. Beautiful tablescape, and the hot air balloons are a stroke of genius, how clever!

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  33. Linda, your Valentine's table setting is over the top darling! The Queen of Hearts reigns here. And, a close second is the hot air balloon and it's awesome. The colors pop in all the right places and the heart shaped dishes are perfect here. I enjoyed looking back at some of your other fabulous tables. Looks like the cloggers were enjoying the beautiful setting. Lucky guests invited to your table..............

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    1. Emily, a big thank you. It is always fun to look back at some of the tables. You would think I would run out of ideas. You would be so welcome to join me at this table.

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  34. So fun, Linda! You are the undisputed queen of tablescapes. That picture of your friends is great...I love the gal peeking out from the head of the table. SO fun!!

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    1. Wow Kim, thanks so much. I appreciate your kind comment.

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  35. Oh Linda! Love is definitely in the air! I love your attention to detail. You really have thought of everything, right down to the sandbags! I will definitely be borrowing your idea for the DIY hot air balloons. Your rose napkins are so cute too. What a fun table to celebrate the season of Love!

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    1. Maureen, many thanks. Gotta have sand bags with hot air balloons…lol

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  36. This is just such a fun tablescape Linda! The detail you put into all of your designs always amazes me. I could never have come up with your hot air balloons in a million years. I remember your Queen of Hearts and she is so perfect here and your candy buffet is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas with us and have a great day!

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    1. Thanks so much Denise. It’s all about the details. My pleasure sharing these tables.

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  37. Linda-What a fun AND pretty tablescape. I love how you put your HEART and soul into all your settings. Love the balloons-they are just perfect. And oh! That round table of sweets..Oh My! I hope you have a wonderful night- xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana, I sure try…lol I like to pamper my guests, whether it’s family or friends. Happy weekend. Xo

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  38. Hi Linda! Your table is amazing. I love, love those air balloons. You did a fantastic job. The table has so many great details. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello! XO- MaryJo

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    1. PS. I just noticed you have a link party on Sundays. I will be back to share. Have a great day. XO- MJ

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  39. Linda, the hot air balloons are amazing! The table is LOVEly!

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  40. What a fun and festive table! I love your hot air balloons!

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