9 Romantic Tablescapes for Valentines

dramatic valentines table

Romantic Tablescape

Table for Two Blog Hop

What is romance to you? Is it snuggling by the fire? Hiking through nature with the person of your dreams? Or is it the definition given by Merriam-Webster?

“A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.”

I am a “romantic” at heart and love all things related to adventure, imagination and just about anything that creates an escape from the everyday routines of life. So, when approached by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate to join a group of extremely talented ladies in this tablescape bloghop, I was quick to “hop” on board. It is an honor and a pleasure to be a part of this group of bloggers.

In addition, I decided to add a few tablescapes from across the web to share ideas for using vintage and antique pieces. Let me know your thoughts.

Preparing the Table

A dear friend of the family cleaned out some of her china recently and gave me several pieces from her collection. It’s a double honor today, to use some of her treasures.

 

Lenox Pinafore

The floral salad plate is part of her Lenox, Pinafore pattern.  It’s such a delicate pattern of pinks and greens, I thought it perfect for a romantic tablescape.

Cakeplate in Tablescape

The depression glass bell was a gift from my sweet sister. I found the crystal and brass votives at a local flea market. Pulling it all together for a romantic dinner with my hubby, was the most fun of all. Yes, it’s a bit fru-fru for a man, but he loves me regardless!

A Feeling of Excitement

 

SweetTarts

Nothing more fitting to scatter across the table than a few SweetTarts. My daughter and I LOVE them! It was a challenge to arrange them on the table without eating them.

 

a toast on Valentine's

My mother-in-love gifted these champagne flutes to us one Christmas. They are pink stemmed from the Breast Cancer Awareness Shop for a Cure.

 

Scattered hearts
Scattered hearts also represent our families that live in different places all over the country.
paper rose napkin rings

 

A Little Mystery

As the sun begins to set, I plug in the lights beneath the table for a little extra ambiance.

crystal votive

 

sneak peak

 

gold and crystal votive

 

Cupcakes for Two

The French chairs are his and her antiques. How fun that he has his chair with elevated arms and I have mine… with more relaxed arms. It’s like the chair has been pulled out for me by more than one gentleman….my man and the creator of this chair from generations ago.

 

A couple of gifts for the man who is the absolute love of my life. He is a server, provider, giver and wonderful father.  I am blessed to be his wife.

 

valentine presents

 

gold and crystal votive

Light the candles…

 

candlelight

 

The cupcakes for the cupcake stands are on the way…

 

Candlelit dinner

 


 

Romantic Tablescapes from Across the Web

romantic tablescape for Valentine's

You can find vases like these in antique malls, like Southern Antiques & Accents ;), thrift stores or big box stores. If you run across crystal or glass candlesticks pick them up. Then if you find discarded votives or pendant lights, glue them together for a custom look on your table.

Valentine Lantern Table

Look for a beautiful old lantern like this and add red or white candles with flower petals. Set your table with white dishes, add red and crystal glassware for a quick and sweet table.

Valentines Ornament Centerpiece

What a simple centerpiece! Fill a large bowl with red ornaments, beads and heart garland, a hurricane glass and candle.

rose tree centerpiece

This centerpiece would be super easy to make with a floral foam cone and a whole bunch of Dollar Tree roses. Check your local antique mall for red glasses, vintage tablecloth and runner.

set of three rose bouquets

The tablecloth, dishes and rose bouquets on the table are striking. Look for square vases at antique malls or thrift stores, purchase red twine, a Quick Water Floral Kit and a faux rose bouquet to make your own centerpieces.

hearts and roses centerpiece

This whole centerpiece could be purchased from the Dollar Tree or a thrift store. So pretty!

dramatic valentines table

I saved these two examples for last because they are my absolute favorite. I am in love with the rose balls. These could be scaled down for a dinner for two or used for a wedding reception in any color.

luxurious valentines table

Ready for a nice evening at home. If only the weather would cooperate! Snuggling by the fire is my favorite.

For more inspiration for your romantic tablescape, visit these talented and adventurous bloggers.

Monday

From My Carolina Home |  | Everyday Living | Home is Where the Boat Is

Tuesday

Life and Linda | My Kentucky Living | Living With Thanksgiving | CoziNest

Wednesday

Belle Bleu Interiors | Rosemary and Thyme | Dining Delight | Fjolla’s Table |Bluesky Kitchen

Thursday

Panoply | Celebrate & Decorate | Sweet Sensations | The Painted Apron

 

22 thoughts on “9 Romantic Tablescapes for Valentines

  1. Pretty table, Kim. Love the pastel tones and the lighting from underneath.
    Hope 2017 is treating you well so far. I’m enjoying your newsletter very much. Congratulations and best wishes with your new antique booth. Hope you’ll share pics.
    Emailing you with a little note.
    Blessings!

  2. Love what you have done. Lights under the table is a nice touch and very romantic. Good job!

  3. What a darling table. How fun that your friend gave you that darling china. I love the scattered hearts. Cute idea for a blog hop.

  4. Just lovely, stopping by from the blog hop. Lights beneath the table, i love that idea. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Your table is so pretty. Love your colors! Your candle holders are especially pretty with the green candles. I have pinned a couple of your photos to my tablescape group. Sheila

  6. I love the sentiment associated with the scattered hearts, that is so special. In addition to the beautiful details of this table, I love that you are sharing your love and gratitude for your husband. What a blessing!

  7. Kim, I love your romantic table for two with scattered hearts and lights underneath. Your china is so pretty and I love the individual cupcake stands! I am enjoying blog-hopping with all the talented ladies this week!

  8. Kim what a lovely tablescape.I love the scattered hearts on your table representing your loved ones. The blue plate on the top is looking soo sweet.Everything is beautiful.

  9. Your romantic table for two looks so sweet! I like how the “gifts for him” take center stage as I can tell from the way you describe your “sweetheart” that he means so much to you. The scattered hearts on the table is definitely an idea I’m pinning! They look great and how special to have them mean “hearts scattered around the world”. Your his and her chairs look super comfy and should make your meal all the more enjoyable. So fun participating in this blog hop with you!

  10. Kim, your romantic table is so charming. Love the color theme. The candy hearts speak of Valentine whimsy to me and the added gifts. The candlelight is so romantic. A pleasure to join you in this blog hop.

  11. Kim, what a pretty and romantic table! I love your pretty china and how you scattered the candy hearts about your table. The lights reflecting from below add the perfect glow to the romantic setting. What a wonderful idea! I am so honored to be participating with you and the other group of talented ladies. I hope that you enjoy your day!!! Shannon@ Belle Bleu Interiors

  12. Kim, such a sweet table. Lights under the table! What a clever idea. I might have to try that with my glass topped table. Love the colors you’ve chosen.I bet you all have a lovely dinner.

  13. So pretty and romantic Kim! I have always wanted to see those table lights at night, so cool! Love the scattered hearts and the pretty china, especially the aqua cupcake stands! You and 007 will have a beautiful cozy meal for 2-

  14. Such a pretty and romantic table Kim, for your CoziNest! I love your description on the his and hers chairs and the additional glow from the lights under the table. Fun too that you have some your friend’s pretty floral dishes now to celebrate with. ♥

  15. Kim, what a lovely table! You certainly showcased the pastels in a classy way, minus any feeling of saccharin sweetness. I laughed at your comment on the sweet tart challenge (that would be me!). Love the lighting, especially that under table lighting (surprise!). I love that color pink in the stemware – perfect for a romantic look.

  16. Kim, Your sweet heart shines through your tablescape. Lovely, to create a romantic ambience with gifted and collected items. I hope the weather cooperates for you too. It’s been so crazy none of us know. About six years ago we had snow in south Alabama for Valentine’s Day.Do you remember that?
    I love your scattered hearts on the table representing scattered loved ones across the country. Sweet thoughts of your husband also.
    Glad to be tablehopping with you this week.

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