February 7, 2023
Celebrating Valentine’s Day… a romantic dinner for two.
Valentine’s Day is known as a day that we celebrate loved ones, big and small. So why not celebrate it with a sweet table setting. Make it for two or more. You can write sweet little letters and poems to each other or give gifts and flowers. It’s a sweet tradition that I encourage you to use as an opportunity to tell your loved one how much you care about them.
It’s sweetheart’s day.
You can easily turn up the romance with a stay-at-home dinner. It doesn’t have to be expensive at all. Make homemade cards, gifts, and good food. Set a beautiful table by bringing out the pretty china, candles and ambiance- and a decadent dessert.
Delicious dessert, a pretty table and date night at home for Valentine’s Day?
Today is all about a bit of inspiration for creating a beautiful, inspired table and an evening at home with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. With just a few tips- you can set a table full of ambiance and charm- and create a fun board for nibbling on for dessert too. Stay tuned!
Just a tip – Candles + twinkle lights = a little cozy on the table to set the stage. Set the table with candles of varying heights with tapers and votives. Create layers.
I love to layer lots of candles on the table- for conversation purposes keep them lower for a cozy warm glow that illuminates and flatters- use smaller candles in glass votives.
Don’t forget to use twinkle lights. I used a strand of battery-operated lights and added them to the table for more ambiance.
If not roses, because roses are way too expensive during Valentine’s Day, bring on bargain flowers for the win!
I picked up these stunner roses before V-Day so they were at a bargain price of $9.89. Still under $10.00.
On the Table
Once again, I’m all about bringing out the pretty vintage china.
A simple mix and mingle of china that creates for pretty and interest. A layering of pretty dishes.
White goes with everything!
White plates are pretty as the basis to a floral edged salad bowl. A perfect mix.
I love to mix and mingle pretty china settings that create a more ‘collected’ table. This fits my style since I’m not much for following rules.
Using vintage in your place settings is really so simple. Grab a few pieces that complement each other in one way or another and start layering. Again, I chose white dinner plates followed up with floral detailed salad bowls.
I wanted to keep the table form functional and not too stuffy.
Vintage Flatware and Napkins
Simple white napkins tied up with a soft blue velvet ribbon. Just tuck the silverware in the velvet ribbon.
Simple glass stemware (rimmed in gold and silver), pink glasses, and white cups and saucers. Some are vintage and some are new. Can you tell the difference?
Down the Center
A sprinkling of this and that.
A silver tray sets the center stage with its sparkle and shine, a few hearts and champagne coupes with candy all just to add a bit of romance and whimsy.
A few simple treats that are delicious to nibble on while visiting and enjoying a romantic evening at home.
This was all so easy and budget friendly. I really didn’t purchase much for this tablescape other than the flowers and treats.
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day with your sweethearts big and small.