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Monday, February 16, 2015

time for romance

Well the weather outside is pretty frightful in many places right now. I get spoiled living in paradise and forget how rough it can be this time of year.
As I was thinking of a story for my Valentine's article in Romantic Homes magazine I automatically thought there is noting better than a romantic picnic. That can be a real challenge for many people in the month of February! So I decided to feature an indoor picnic inspired by vintage treasures and surrounded by romance.

Look to old love letters and books of poetry for inspiration. The colors, imagery and words are incredibly romantic!
You don't need to spend a great deal of time or money...just be thoughtful with your selections.
Be sure to have a few sweet treats and lovely flowers.

No time to worries!
Store bought will do with a few added touches.

Make it cozy with an assortment of quilts and pillows.

Finger foods are good for picnics...a cup of fresh berries and a handful of lemon cookies are beautiful, delicious and easy to serve.

Fresh flowers are always welcome but delightfully realistic artificial will work perfectly well!

It was so enchanting to set up this romantic picnic that I didn't want for the day to end! I hope you will take my lead and host a whimsical indoor picnic someday too.
The entire story with more photos and ideas was featured in the Jan-Feb 2015 issue of Romantic Homes magazine.

I hope you're inspired!

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