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
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: