Happy February everyone! Suddenly, it seems we’re all thinking about Valentine’s Day now. Well, that and the snowstorm! Here in New Jersey, we’re getting slammed by the storm…over a foot and counting! So, what else is there to do but decorate? Ha! Today, I’m joining a group of talented bloggers for a Valentine’s Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate. For my table, I decorated a cozy Valentine’s Day table setting for two.
Actually, I did two versions because I couldn’t decide which direction to go in. In the comments, please let me know which one you like better!
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Before we begin, I want to welcome those of you who are arriving from The Painted Apron! Since I’m a tea drinker, I’m really loving Jenna’s tea party idea!
When you’re finished here, please be sure to visit the links at the end of this post to see all the beautiful Valentine’s tablescapes!
Let’s get started…
A Cozy Valentine’s Day Table Setting for Two:
Since I wanted to set an intimate table for two, I decorated the round bar height table that’s tucked away in our game room. With a view of the snowy backyard, I thought it would be a cozy spot for a Valentine’s Day table setting. Normally, we keep a chess board on this table but Valentine decor is much more festive!
Valentine’s Day Table with Red and White Checks (Version One):
When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of red. Red roses, red hearts, etc…Even last year’s table was red. So, it made sense to pull out my red and white buffalo checked tablecloth.
In my opinion, that tablecloth alone could pull off a Valentine look. Though, I didn’t stop there… Since I left my red and white ticking striped pillows out from Christmas, I placed one on each chair. Now the Valentine table is cozy and extra comfy!
Candles and Red Roses for a Romantic and Cozy Valentine’s Day Table Setting:
What’s more romantic than red roses and candles? Well, maybe diamonds…but there aren’t any of those on my table! For this Valentine’s Day table setting, I kept it simple. After all, we’re still recovering from the whole Christmas clean up. With Valentine’s Day still two weeks away, I was able to find inexpensive red roses at the grocery store. Yes, ten roses for eight dollars…you can’t beat that price! More money for champagne!
For the candles, I already had a package of votives. I decorated the center of the table with those and some puffy felt hearts from Michael’s. As you can see, I kept the roses to the side of the table so they wouldn’t block the view of my Valentine! He’ll need to see my face in that flattering candlelight!
Valentine Treats – Champagne and Chocolates:
For a festive Valentine touch, I added a couple glasses of champagne with some red raspberries.
Then on each place setting, I filled a cardboard heart with simple Hershey’s kisses. Who doesn’t love those? In fact, I “accidentally” ate most of them while I was cleaning up!
Seriously, how could I resist?…
A Cozy Valentine’s Day Table Setting Inspired by the Snow (Version Two):
Like I mentioned, we’re in the middle of a snowstorm. With all the white outdoors, I thought I’d bring some white indoors.
For my second Valentine’s Day table setting, I swapped out the busier buffalo checks for a simple white tablecloth…
Winter White and Fewer Accessories:
In keeping with the pared down look, I simply lined up the votives down the center of the table. Also, I removed the puffy felt hearts that were scattered around on the first table.
On each place setting, I added a decorative red and white patterned plate. With the buffalo checks gone, I felt like the table needed a little bit of pattern.
Also, I swapped out the champagne glasses for my red wine glasses.
But don’t worry, I didn’t get rid of the champagne!
Cheers to a Happy Valentine’s Day at home!
Shop the Look:
Once again, thank you to Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for hosting. Also, please visit the rest of the participants on the blog hop from the list below.
If you’re following along in order, Living with Thanksgiving is next! I know you’re going to love Bonnie’s lovely Valentines Day table! Enjoy!
Home is Where the Boat Is
Mantel and Table
Corner of Plaid and Paisley
The Painted Apron
Calypso in the Country
Living With Thanksgiving
Our Crafty Mom
My Thrift Store Addiction
Red Cottage Chronicles
Belle Bleu Interiors
The Little Yellow Corner Store
My Hubbard Home
Life and Linda
Which of my Valentine’s Day table setting versions do you prefer?
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