Thursday, February 8, 2018

Romantic Fireside Valentine Tablescape

Valentine's Day is less than a week away.  Do you have plans to go out or stay in? We always find it nicer to stay home for special occasions than to venture out to a crowded restaurant where the ambiance and table decor is often lacking. 

If you feel the same way, and are looking for ideas to create a romantic valentine tablescape in a cozy area of your home, I've got lots of inspiration linked here.

I'm participating in a blog hop hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & DecorateI, along with a group of talented ladies hope to bring you plenty of inspiration.  Be sure to check out the links at the end of my post.

I've prepared a romantic table for two in front of our fireplace for our Valentine's dinner.

There's nothing like dining in front of a crackling fire for an instant romantic vibe.

A trailing faux ivy centerpiece was put together to drape over both sides of the table.

Candlelight and white mini-lights add a soft glow.

An acrylic berry napkin ring was placed around the white taper candle inside the holder.

Dew kissed faux red roses were nestled amidst the greenery.

Pairs of decorative hearts were also tucked in the ivy.

Table decor and place settings were done in silver, red, white and black.

Chocolates were arranged inside each bowl and a Love ornament placed on top.

Stemware is by Pier 1 which I purchased on clearance last year.

An acrylic berry napkin ring surrounds a red cloth napkin.

A sprig of the faux ivy was tucked in next to the fork.

The mantel and hearth next to the table were also decorated with a Valentine theme.

More faux ivy abounds here as well.

A trio of glass candleholders hold red heart ornaments and red beads.

Heart-shaped vases were filled with battery-operated LED lights.

I put together this red berry and ivy wreath to sit next to the hearth.

Two lovebirds sit beside the wreath.

On the other side, a lantern was given a heart embellishment.

Now that I've got the table setting all planned out, I'm looking forward to spending an evening here with Mr Delight. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Hearts & Snowflakes Valentine Tablescape

While some areas are able to "think spring" around Valentine's Day, there is no getting around the fact that in our neck of the woods, it is full on winter. With that in mind, I designed a Valentine tablescape that incorporated a winter-vibe using snowflakes and a love-theme using pink hearts.

My tablescape has a definite feminine flair and would be perfect to celebrate the more recently known Galentine's Day.

In case you haven't heard of that term, Galentine's Day falls on Feb 13th and is a day to celebrate all the lovely ladies in your life.

It's the perfect time to get your best gals together for a luncheon to acknowledge what they mean to you. 
Here's some ideas for your tablescape if you plan to host such an event.

A wintry centerpiece began by arranging faux pine boughs with frosty tips (from Christmas greenery) down the middle of the table...

...and adding snowflakes and various pink hearts ...

...both ones I made and some like these that I bought way back at a local florist's shop.

Tall glass candleholders add height to the centerpiece.

A string of battery-operated mini-lights were arranged throughout the greenery for some sparkle and ambiance.

Place settings were done up in pink and white with heart-shaped plates adding to the theme.

The placecard holders were created by grouping some pink tulle in a small white dish along with pink hearts, faux greenery and a snowflake.

I cut the paper hearts out and embellished them with a snowflake sticker and wrote the names with silver-ink. 
Hershey kisses were tucked inside the tulle as a Valentine treat.

A combination of both pink and white cloth napkins were wrapped inside a silver snowflake napkin ring.

Little details like a sprig of the faux greenery inside the napkin ring go a long way in creating a special table for your guests.

Pink lemonade in snowflake glasses coordinates perfectly and a snowflake mug awaits some steaming hot coffee.

Yes, those are huge banks of snow outside the windows!

But it's warm and cozy inside and...'s the perfect time to celebrate LOVE in all its forms.

Thanks for visiting!

I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush