Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Are you planning something special for someone you love? I NEVER go out to dinner on Valentine’s day. Too many crowds, prix fixe menus, and being rushed in and out! I think it is much more romantic to set a beautiful and cozy table and enjoy the evening at home! Here are a few tips for making your table swoon-worthy yet so easy to put together.
Today is a very special day! It’s STYLED AND SET HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING! A big thank you to my friend Lory at Designthusiam for putting this blog tour together. 28 bloggers setting 28 amazing Valentine’s Tables!
And next month we will be sharing our Easter Tables too! Make sure you visit the stunning posts at the bottom of this page.
If you are coming from Citrine Living… WELCOME! Don’t you love this gorgeous neutral dining room?
Now, let’s set a beautiful and easy Valentine’s Day Table for the ones we love!
I’m not a red-and-white-hearts-and-flowers kind of girl. So this table takes on and pastel and dreamy look! I’m using a mix of my wedding crystal, my grandmother’s wedding crystal, and my everyday dishes.
One big tip for setting an easy table is to forgo the tablecloth. Let the beauty of your table shine! My concrete table works well with the colors and feel of this romantic table.
A stack of white plates with interesting edges is the perfect place to perch a pretty napkin gathered up in a napkin ring.
I used white napkins edged with large ric-rac. These are such lovely napkins! And they deserve to have a little bling around them.
My flea market silver graces this table! If you don’t have silver or silverplate flatware and would love to have some you can find lots and lots of options in vintage shops and flea markets. Silver is sooooo reasonable now!
Did you notice that the center of the table is set and not the ends? I LOVE this cozy look. I think using the center of the table is so much more intimate than spreading out over the entire table.
Each place has a Waterford goblet (my wedding crystal) and a lovely fluted iridescent goblet (my grandmother’s wedding goblet) for Champagne and water. I don’t use these as often as I should. Nani’s goblets are almost 100 years old.
On special occasions, we should use those lovely things we have. They are not bringing us joy stuck in a cupboard!
The centerpiece was created in an oval soup tureen. No hothouse roses here! Two bunches of pretty flowers and a bit of seeded eucalyptus made an abundant arrangement. Try to stay away from roses around Valentines. They can get pretty pricey.
A low profile centerpiece makes it comfortable for everyone to see each other and encourages good conversation.
Each end of the table holds my favorite white ginger jars and mercury glass candlesticks and candles!
I hope you have lots of ideas for setting your Valentine’s Day table and celebrating it with someone you love!!!!!
Now it’s time to visit my friend Ann at On Sutton Place. She is amazingly talented and her tables are gorgeous. Go HERE for more inspiration.
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