Forget Valentine’s Day – it’s Valentine’s Month at Blessings on Sate! As an innkeeper, I enjoy decorating and celebrating each holiday and each season. For me, it’s always an opportunity be creative and artistic in both food preparation and home decor. Valentine’s Day is a big holiday for us at the B&B, so we’ve decided to extend the celebration. We’re calling it “Sweethearts Month.” Our guests have ranged from young newly married couples to those closer to our age who have been married for many years.
This year I determined to find red and white china for my “Sweethearts” place settings. Mixing and matching items (and sellers) on EBay paid off with a beautiful set of red and white china! Loving reminders are prominently displayed throughout our home, including vintage red heart garlands strung on the fireplace mantels in each suite. The mantel is the front parlor is graced with a collection of wooden hearts. We’ve served heart shaped cookies at bedtime, and chocolate covered strawberries with breakfast. We’re playing romantic music on our baby grand as guests arrive and in the background as they have breakfast. Though not all of our guests are couples, it’s been fun to think of ways to enhance the romance, and I’m thinking Sweethearts Month has a chance of becoming Sweethearts Year at Blessings on State!