Happy Valentine’s Day Eve! Today is a rare Saturday post, but I wanted to pop in and wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day and to give you a few ideas on how to decorate your table for a romantic dinner for you and your sweetie (family or both!) Come see my Valentine’s Day table scape!
One of the things I love about my husband is he never fusses when I come home from the grocery store with an arm full of flowers. He knows how much I love fresh flowers and I think he must enjoy them too! So, at any given time I have fresh flowers on our dining room table. Pink roses are my favorites, so I usually begin with those in my table scapes. For this arrangement I used my favorite vintage silver champagne bucket. I added a dozen mixed pink roses and eucalyptus. In my mind you can’t go wrong with eucalyptus, because it drapes so nicely over the sides of the container and the greenery is so delicate. Both are usually available at our grocery store but I know Trader Joe’s regularly carries them too.
Then I added lots and lots of candle holders and white candles. I used a mixture of brass and glass candle holders I had on hand. The more the merrier, right? For each place setting, I started with black and cream zebra print place mat. I bought them years ago at Marshall’s and I use them practically every day. And they say every room needs a little black, and it goes oh so well with pink!
I then used my gold chargers and some pretty china and topped each plate with a linen napkin and napkin ring with gold sparkly things. My flatware from Williams-Sonoma and bargain champagne flutes round out each place setting.
I did the table scape above several days ago and the roses had faded since. Yesterday my husband surprised me with more pink roses so I replaced the spent roses in the champagne bucket and spruced up the table again! This time I used a table runner down the center of the table, I pulled off the petals from the wilted roses and sprinkled them along the runner in between the candle sticks.
I added pink heart shaped cut-outs using a punch tool from my craft kit and sprinkled them on the rose petals and on the centerpiece pedestal.
This is how the table looks this morning!
And how it looked last night…
And another angle….
And a close-up of the flowers! This arrangement has a dozen pink roses, eucalyptus, baby’s breath and some mixed greenery.
I had everything on hand except the flowers, so this table scape was practically free! These are just a few ideas on how to dress up your table for Valentine’s Day. If you have children, let them help with the decorations too! Homemade Valentine’s Day cards on the table would be sweet, in addition to heart shaped cutouts. You could even do a red and pink balloon garland for fun!
Tonight my husband and I are going to a Valentine’s Day dinner at the club with a few friends. Then tomorrow we will celebrate, right here at this table, which will be set for me and my handsome Valentine!
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend with your loved ones. Make them feel special and appreciated by doing a little something extra to let them know how much you love them every single day of the year! Much love sweet friends! God bless! xoxo Dell