I have to confess that I have a laissez-faire approach to Valentine's Day. Most of my adult life, February 14 came and went like every other day. The exceptions were the years when my daughter was younger, and I set up Valentine's Tea Parties for her and her friends (and their dolls). I enjoyed them as much as she did!
Since it has been awhile since we celebrated the day of hearts and flowers, I set about creating a table that referenced both themes, while not being overly Valentine-ish.
Pink sets the tone. A strong shade that conveys the holiday.
Flowers and candles represent romance.
A bouquet of luscious flowers echoes the charming blossoms on the salad plates.
Arched lines on the dinner plates, the vintage sherbet glasses. . .
and the tallest candle holders. . .
remind me of garden bowers.
Eight crystal candle holders and six votives (some of which were first seen here) will contribute soft lighting to a relaxed evening.
The table evokes love and friendship, family and companionship. Hidden at each place setting is a sweet heart, the only obviously 'Valentine' decor.
Did you find them? They're in the sherbet glasses, waiting to be discovered.
Quick! Light the candles!
I realized after I posted this last night that I had forgotten to include the goblets! Lol! So I took more pictures this morning, which was a good thing, because the sun finally came out. The sun highlights the blues of the goblets, first seen here. For fun I scattered more hearts on the runner (and glitter all over the table!).
Salad plates | Wedgwood 'Charnwood'
Dinner plates | Block 'Blue Skies'
Chargers | Pier 1 Imports
Table runner, napkins | Sur la Table
Sherbets | Cambridge 'Moonlight Blue'
Flatware | Reed and Barton 'Eighteenth Century'
Goblets | Fostoria 'Navarre'
Finding Inspiration at:
Share Your Style
Between Naps on the Porch
French Country Cottage
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sundays
Dishing It and Digging It
Amaze Me Monday
Celebrate and Decorate
A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesdays