9 Romantic Tablescapes for Valentines

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

 

Great Ideas for Fall at Your Local Antique Mall

Find great ideas for Fall at a local Antique Mall. Antiques bring unexpected beauty and grace to our homes. An added bonus is the story behind the pieces that transform our rooms. My husband’s grandmother’s china cabinet holds my mother-in-love’s crystal stemware, making every meal a memory. That is what I love about antiques. They prevent my home from becoming a space filled with a bunch of stuff. And, if by chance, I don’t know the story of a beautiful set of amber depression glass bowls, using them on my table now creates a story for my daughter to pass to her children.

Amber Depression Glasses

Great Ideas for Fall at Your Local Antique Mall

So how do you begin to fill your home with stories? Find a local antique mall and make it your favorite place to shop. One of the many things I love about having an antique booth at Daphne Antique Galleria is knowing that all of our dealers are also adding stories to other people’s homes.  When I tell people I have a booth there, I love hearing, “Oh! I love that mall! I found my first babies’ rocker there.” Or another friend may say, “I always find great gifts in there.” Another thing I love is the inspiration I find there. We recently had a day of great fun as we designed two fall tablescapes to showcase all the great ways you can mix antiques with what’s trending now.

Farmhouse Table

We began with this farmhouse table.

place setting with sugared fruit

Then added place settings with beautiful, linen tea towels as napkins.

Cotton Centerpiece

Created a happy centerpiece…

happy thanksgiving

barn door

Placed a lovely fall wreath on this vintage barn door…

Amber leaf bowl

A waldorf salad would look delicious in these amber, leaf bowls.

Barn door flanked by vintage chairs

We added these lovely chairs to the table with a touch of fall in each. Some say, “Out with the old and in with the new!” I say, how about both?! I love animal print all year long, but it seems to say “Fall” better than other seasons, don’t you think?

Pumpkin Pillows

Fall Table with Antiques

Wire Bread Basket

Looking for a fresh idea for bread baskets? You’ll find these at Daphne Antique Galleria.


 Prefer a More Casual Table?

Casual Fall Table

By changing a few accessories, we came up with a more casual feel to the table.

Wooden Bread Bowl

The beauty of the bread-bowl-centerpiece is that it could be used again at Christmas.

Stoneware Cheese Crock

I fell in love with these stoneware cheese crocks. They would make a great little soup server, and keep the soup warm longer with the lid.

Rustic Fall Table

Cotton Candle Rings

Fostoria glassware, distressed wooden candlesticks and soup crocks all create a more warm and casual setting.

Sifter with Greenery

A vintage sifter makes a fun container for a bit of greenery.

Simple Centerpiece

Our table includes a range of rich, deep colors, lending them well to a fun and creative Fall Table.  We chose traditional everyday china, bringing in vintage pieces to mix with trendy cotton florals and rustic accessories. The color scheme alongside the mix of antique and trendy accessories, just seem to say, “Love lives here!”

 

Link Parties:

Sharing today with these “fallacious” parties: Celebrate and Decorate, Rustic and Refined, Our Crafty Mom,  Make it Pretty Monday, Coastal Charm,

I was featured on:

Angie The Freckled Rose

 

 

Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop Coming Soon

Coming Soon!!!

holiday tablescape blog hop
 

This whole week, you will be blown away with gorgeous holiday tablescapes by over 20 bloggers. Here is the line up, so be sure to check back everyday.

Monday

Twelve on Main | Everyday Living | Home is Where the Boat Is | Love of Home | Rustic – Refined

Tuesday

Life and Linda | Sweet Sensations | Rattlebridge Farm | Rosemary & Thyme | Living With Thanksgiving | Cozinest

Wednesday

Belle Bleu Interiors | My Kentucky Living | A Toile Tale |Bluesky Kitchen | Starfish Cottage

Dining Delight

Thursday

Citrine Living | B. Lovely Events | Ramblings of a Southern Girl | Panoply

Friday

Celebrate & Decorate Farmhouse 40 | The Painted Apron

 

Are You Dense?

Yes, I am dense. Unfortunately, I’ve been told this once a year for the last several years. Every August when I go in for a mammogram, I’m told that I have dense breasts. (I guess I should be glad they aren’t x-raying my brain!) Seriously though, this makes my risk of developing breast cancer 1.2 – 2% higher than women with less dense tissue. It is enough of a risk increase to make me pay attention.

I am so very thankful that breast cancer has not touched anyone in my family so far. I am counting my blessings, but we take nothing for granted. Annual checkups and self exams are a must! Have you had your mammogram this year?

Breast Cancer touches so many and has taken the lives of women younger than me, so in honor of all those affected, this 16th day of 31 Days of Decorating Tabletops, I present a table setting in pink. May God bless each and every one of you who have been touched in some way by this awful disease.

Are You Dense?

A cozy setting for two. Invite a survivor to celebrate and set a cheerful table.

breast cancer awareness

Square, white wooden placemats with pink chargers.

Pink Depression Salad Plates

Vera Wang “Wedgwood” china, with pink depression salad plates.

silver-leafed wine glasses

Silver-leafed wine glass and Pier 1 water goblet.

white napkins and silver rings

White napkins with silver rings and a little encouragement in the background.

finally, sisters...

This framed verse was a gift to me by my sweet friend, Caroline, after we studied Philippians 4:8 with a precious group of ladies.

Philippians 4:8

Finally sisters…The battle against breast cancer can produce very dark days. Thinking about anything praiseworthy might make them a little bit lighter.

bunnies in october

Bunnies and pink begonias aren’t just for Easter. As a symbol of new life and the promise that Spring will come, I pray God’s blessings on you all. I pray that you can see His light through the loss of hair, and experience His calm when your stomach rolls.

Pink Charger

I pray for silver linings that take your breath away.

Begonias in October

I asked that He will show you blossoms in the winter.

Ladies, whether you are dense or not, don’t forget to get your check-up this year. Early detection is something praiseworthy.

Linking with these fabulous bloggers:

Celebrate Your Story |Mommy Moments | Rustic and Refined | Coastal Charm

Cooking and Crafting with J&J | The Scoop |  Inspire Me Tuesday | Tasty Tuesdays

Inspire Me Monday |  Tickle My Tastebuds | Wow Us Wednesday | Christian Bloggers Community | Full Plate Thursday | Work it Wednesday | Creative Spark |  Home Matters, Idea Box | Poofing the Pillows |  Sweet Inspiration | DIY Sunday Showcase | Get Your DIY On

Share it One More Time | The Pin Junkie | Anything Blue