Romantic Table for Two for Valentine’s Day


With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’m joining group of talented bloggers for a Romantic Table for Two Blog Hop!


Look for the links at the bottom of this post for more romantic and/or Valentine table inspiration this week through January 26th.


 I’ve been doing a little nesting this month and set a cozy table for two by our Winter Nesting Tree.


I always feel a little blue after Christmas and miss the soft glow of the lights after the tree comes down. This year I decided to decorate the tree for winter to brighten the gray and dreary days of January, enjoying the twinkling lights, along with some sparkly snowflakes, silver frosted branches and nesting birds. You can see more of the ornaments and the tree, HERE.


My husband’s grandmother’s Crown Ducal Bristol pink transferware, has birds in flight along with flowers, ideal for a little winter nesting and a cozy, romantic table for two!


A bird-topped tiered server provides an edible centerpiece, filled with grapes, strawberries, cheese and crackers. . .


Cheese cut in heart shapes with cookie cutters add a little romance, while frilly carnations add a floral accent, tucked in among the fruit.


Beaded pewter finish chargers add soft silver accents along with gray damask napkins, to pair with the burnished silver details on flatware.


Flickering candlelight is provided by mercury glass votives to add a soft and shimmery glow to the table . . .


It’s not a romantic celebration without some bubbles!


A pair of tall champagne flutes add a little height and elegance to the table.


Rosé sparkling wine is chilling with pretty flower and rose petal ice cubes for decoration . . .


And scattered rose petals are strewn on the table for some additional romance.


These floral rose petal ice cubes are an easy way to add some romance to your wine / champagne chiller! To make decorative floral ice cubes, add a thin layer of water in the bottom of your ice trays. Top with a rose or flower petal(s) and freeze. When frozen, add more water, and top with another flower or petals if desired. Return to freezer.


For clearer ice cubes, use distilled water that has been boiled and then cooled. This will reduce impurities and air bubbles that can make ice appear cloudy.


If you want to add floral ice cubes to your beverage or cocktail, use only edible flowers that are organically grown (free of pesticides or chemicals).


Find Edible Flower Ice Cubes to enjoy with your lemonade, summer beverages or cocktails, HERE, and keep your wine chilled and festive with Frozen Wine Cubes with Edible Flowers, HERE.


Romantic Table for Two Details:

Transferware / Crown Ducal Pink Bristol, used here

White Plates / Paula Deen Whitaker

White and Silver Chargers / HomeGoods

Damask Napkins / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Bird 2 Tier Server / HomeGoods several years ago, used here and here

Flatware / Hampton Forge, San Remo, Horchow, several years ago

Champagne Flutes/ Z Gallerie, several years ago

Mercury Glass Votives / World Market, Target

 Matelasse Coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago


Many thanks to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this Romantic Tablescape Blog Hop!


Click on the links below for more table inspiration this week:


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


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


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


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



Thank you for your visit, also sharing with:

 Tablescape Thursday

  63 comments for “Romantic Table for Two for Valentine’s Day

  1. Karen
    January 23, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Beautiful photos!! Thank you!

  2. Ellen Stillabower
    January 23, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Beautiful & romantic!!! The idea of rose petal ice cubes just adds something special to the pink champagne. The edible centerpiece is just the right touch…a side note is that china..I have several pieces in brown transfer and have never seen it in the red!!! Thank you for the romantic ideas!! ❤❤❤❤

  3. emily
    January 23, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharinglllll and as usual……so creative!

  4. January 23, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Mary, what uniquely gorgeous ideas you assembled for romance! I love, love, love the rose petal ice cubes, and that tiered tray of fruits & cheeses – so romantic! I have a few of those Crown Ducal plates in brown transferware. Your red on pewter is pure class for the occasion. Beautiful photography, as always.

  5. January 23, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Your nesting tree is gorgeous and is the perfect backdrop for your romanic table providing twinkling soft lights. Your edible centerpiece is beautiful. Love the photo of the pink champagne with the lovely bokeh! The pretty ice cubes show off your stunning glass champagne chiller.

  6. January 23, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Mary, your twinkling nesting tree provides a beautiful background for a romantic table for two. Your edible centerpiece of fruit and cheese is not only lovely but a great finish or start to dinner. The pink transferware sets a true romantic feel and your rose petal ice cubes are stunning in the in your glass wine chiller. So much inspiration and creativity as always❤❤❤

  7. January 23, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Cute little cheese hearts and I love the pretty color of that rose bubbly! Your setting is beautiful Mary:@)

  8. Linda L
    January 23, 2017 at 7:53 am

    So pretty! Love the ice cube idea. I’ve made flower ice cubes for drinks, but never thought to use them in an ice bucket.❤️

  9. Sue
    January 23, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Of course your table is gorgeous!!!! And the ice cubes! Love them. Have a great day xoxo

  10. Michelle
    January 23, 2017 at 7:55 am

    So festive! Just beautiful set up for Valentine.💞Thanks for sharing!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. January 23, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Romance is in the air at your house Mary! the sparkling lights of your winter tree mixed with the rose petal ice cubes, champagne bucket, and cheese hearts tucked in the fruit tiers, are such wonderful loving touches. The damask cloth with the pink transferware is gorgeous. So cozy, so soft and pretty!

  12. January 23, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Oh, Mary, how incredibly beautiful with each and every detail suggesting romance. The edible centerpiece is so creative, this would be perfect al on its own. Even the label on the Champagne complements your dishes so perfectly. The rose petals in the ice cubes for icing down your Champagne, beautiful. You never disappoint, and always WOW me with your lovely tablescapes. Thank you so much for being a part of the Tablescape blog hop .

  13. January 23, 2017 at 8:56 am

    That looks just lovely, love the rose petal ice cubes! Your tablescapes are always beautiful. Those napkins are perfect with your flatware too. Heart shaped cheese and strawberries, how romantic!

  14. January 23, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Oh Mary, from your beautifully decorated and edible tiered tray, to your inherited transferware, my romantic heart is going pitter patter. Those ice flowery ice cubes are so beautiful and add such a pretty addition to your table. It’s all just gorgeous ❤️!

  15. Bev
    January 23, 2017 at 9:43 am

    How romantic. You have included each and every detail in your table setting. I love your rose petal ice cubes. I have antique cosmos flower etched goblets also.

  16. January 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

    A most beautiful table setting, the glow of flickering candles, romantic details such as the ice cubes of flowers, a tower of fruit, which would be my hubby’s favorite, surprise details as the heart shaped cheese…all add up to a glorious romantic dinner for two!….and I so love your hubby’s grandmother’s pink transferware.

  17. Belle Bleu Interiors
    January 23, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Mary, your table is absolutely beautiful! I love the gorgeous edible centerpiece…what a stunning display to adorn your table! Now for those pretty plates…what a treasure, and the perfect accompaniment to your romantic table. Thanks for the tip about the ice cubes. I am going to remember that the next time I have a party. I am so happy that I get to participate with you and the other wonderful girls. You are all so talented!

  18. January 23, 2017 at 10:36 am

    So lovely and so romantic Mary!Especially the ice cubes with rose petals, very beautiful and interesting idea.I love your tablescape , thanks for sharing!

  19. January 23, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Mary, this is a very romantic setting. The rose petal ice cubes are a sweet touch. I especially like the tower of fruit and cheese as a centerpiece. Working on my plans for a dinner party on the 13th. I may copy your idea.

  20. emily
    January 23, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I forgot to ask this morning when I posted a comment…..How did you get the silverware to stand up in the frogs in one of your previous posts? Thank you dear….Emily

    • January 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Hi Emily, I replied to your question on my last post, maybe my reponse ended up in your spam folder? The handle of the flatware was thin enough to fit between the spikes of the flower frog, it was just lucky :)

      • emily
        January 24, 2017 at 7:26 am

        Thank you Mary! I’ll look for anorexic flatware! Loved the look

  21. Patty Williford
    January 23, 2017 at 11:46 am

    As I was reading yet another one of your great post, I came across a past one where you featured a cookie press that said Home Made and the cookie was Salted Thyme Cookie but I can’t find the recipe. I would love to make this savory treat if you could let me know where to go for the recipe I would so appreciate it. Thank you so much.

  22. franki
    January 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    That is so…do-able!! Think I’ll make my cutie a quiche in a heart shaped pan…”Hearts” franki

  23. Joanie McLaughlin
    January 23, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I love this setting! So romantic.

  24. Marilyn
    January 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Your setting is gorgeous.

  25. Joan
    January 23, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    I especially like your husband’s grandmothers dishes. Everything is beautiful.

  26. Marion
    January 23, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Thank You for sharing your settings. Always enjoy your posts.

  27. Lisa Montgomery
    January 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I adore the ice cube idea! Funny how your mind will come up with an idea but you aren’t able to take it to the next level without a suggestion. I have often enjoyed some fresh mint from my herb garden in ice cubes for iced tea in the spring and summer. There were beautiful rose bushes nearby, and it never dawned on me to use them. Thank you for the inspiration!

  28. Gladys F. Freyer
    January 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    You are truly an artist. I love the valentines tablescape. Can we see a picture from back a little as if we walked into the room and saw the entire table. It would help me greatly to use your ideas for my table. I have collected red plates for years. They don’t match but they still look great together.

  29. January 23, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    You have so many lovely ideas. Rose petals. Bubbly. And such pretty table settings! Sheila

  30. Paula
    January 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Lovely !! the heart shape cheese is adorable ! Pretty red/white plates , lucky you having them !

  31. cozinest
    January 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Mary, you are in inspiration! These tables/decorations are just one of the many reasons that I love your blog. So very pretty with the rose petals, ice bucket and winter nesting tree. I just may have to adopt that idea. I get a little blue after Christmas, too, and a nesting tree would be perfect on CoziNest. Breathtaking!

    • cozinest
      January 23, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      P. S. your photography is exceptional!

  32. Cyndi Raines
    January 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    How very pretty Mary! Love the tiered fruit tray and the darling cheese hearts – could eat 10 of them! ha. Extra special with Grandma’s lovely bird dishes – how thoughtful. You are a sweetheart!

  33. January 23, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Hello Mary,

    First, let me begin by saying that your photos are magazine quality. Your table is stunning. Romantic and enchanting. I love the Ducal plates. How fortunate to own such a beautiful heirloom from your husband’s grandmother. I love the idea of rose petal ice cubes. I have seen something similar on Pinterest and now that I see the idea being put to use, I am definitely giving it a try. I particularly love your edible centerpiece. Everything works together perfectly.

    Side note, love the Christmas lights too. Thank you for the romantic ideas!

    Glad to be joining you on this blog hop.


  34. January 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Mary, you’ve created a beautiful and romantic setting. Love the dishes. How lucky you all are to have inherited them. You are so right about bubbly! Thank you for the tip about using distilled water to make decorative ice cubes clearer.

  35. January 24, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Mary, This is a very romantic setting indeed, with the rose petals and pretty pink label on the bubbly! And your photos with the lights twinkling in the background are so striking and capture the mood perfectly. The heart cheeses are genius! Your hubby is certainly a lucky guy! :) Linda

  36. January 24, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    How smart of you to redecorate your tree for winter as it provides the most romantic background to your Valentine table for two! Beautiful lighting is so important in creating a romantic vibe and you’ve definitely got it. Your pretty and yummy-looking fruit & cheese tray along with the fantastic floral-ice-cube-decorated-champagne-centerpiece make for a very inviting tablescape. As always, your gorgeous photography has captured the essence of how fantastic it would be to dine in this lovely spot. So fun participating with you in this blog hop!

  37. January 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Mary, your table is so pretty. Love the nesting tree. The fruit is so lovely and the way you cut hearts out of the cheese is darling. Truly a lovely table with gorgeous dishware, twinkling lights and champagne. The rose petals are an exceptionable idea to add more romance to the pretty pink bubbly. Thank you for sharing your tips. A real pleasure to share in this blog hop.

  38. Liz
    January 24, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Beautifully decorated! loved your center piece.

  39. January 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Everything on your table is stunning and there are so many lovely and fun details. I think the heart shaped cheese is one of the cutest ideas ever and I can’t wait to borrow this idea plus make floral ice cubes.

  40. RS
    January 25, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Just lovely, stopping by from the blog hop. Thank you for sharing!

  41. Marty Larson
    January 26, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Everything is lovely. Some many great ideas – cheese hearts, floral cubes, and I agree with missing the twinkle lights in January. I often do a winter tree, so I can keep lights up. I’ve told my family they are happy lights!

  42. January 26, 2017 at 11:35 am

    So pretty and romantic Mary! Love the ice cube idea and the cheese hearts- what a great idea! This table is sure to pick up the spirits, add warm feelings to the soul and romance!

  43. jillian
    January 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Very pretty…love the white chargers…are they recent? I am having the devil of a time finding some white chargers I like! Your tables capes are inspiring…love your potting shed too.

  44. February 12, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Love the fruit centerpiece! Incorporating the cheese hearts into your display is so charming for Valentine’s Day.

  45. Sandy Ferreira 63
    January 30, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Like I have sad many times before you are wonderful and so talented! Love everything that you do. I just caan’t wait to see what you come up with next. Thank you for sharing you wonderful talent on making everything beautiful.

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