In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, I’m joining group of bloggers for a Romantic Tablescape Blog Hop!
Look for the links at the bottom of this post for more romantic and Valentine table inspiration this week through February 9th.
I’ve been nesting this month and set a cozy table for two by our Winter Nesting Tree.
Sparkly snowflakes, silver frosted branches and nesting birds help transform the Christmas tree to a Winter Nesting Tree and brighten cold and dreary winter days with the soft glow of the twinkling lights. You can see more of the tree and ornaments, HERE.
A Thompson Grey Tartan plaid throw adds a warm and cozy layer to the table. . .
And bird dishes flew in to add a winter nesting detail and nod to lovebirds as a symbol for Valentine’s Day.
Red transferware, Spode Archive Collection ‘Blue Rose’. . .
And Spode ‘British Flowers – Rosa’ add some welcome floral detail to the table.
They’re layered on black and white check plates and framed with white chargers and red beaded placemats to pair with the tartan throw.
I used the ‘vase within a vase’ method for a flower arrangement of hydrangeas, carnations and alstroemeria from the grocery store as a centerpiece for the table.
I have a handy tip and hack I use that makes flower arranging a breeze and a way to recycle too. . . reuse those plastic netting bags that produce comes in, usually citrus and avocados!
Those produce netting bags are strong and flexible, making it an ideal material to support your flower stems and saves you the step of taping off a grid pattern on your vase!
Cut the netting to size to fit the top of your vase and secure it your vase with tape. You can use floral tape for this step or I used wide clear packing tape which makes it quick and easy to secure the slippery netting to the vase. The tape will be concealed once it’s placed inside your larger vase.
Use the candy of your choice, filling in between the walls of your vases as decoration and to conceal your flower stems. I used Red Hots Candy Hearts I found at Walmart.
Red mercury glass votives add a soft and shimmery glow to the table. . .
And scattered rose petals are strewn along a white cutwork runner for some additional romance.
It’s not Valentine’s Day without a sweet treat! I found cupid arrow party picks at HomeGoods, a fun way to serve squares of pound cake and strawberries cut into a heart shape.
And no Valentine’s Day is complete without chocolate, so add a little drizzle of chocolate syrup underneath the skewers for serving.
Romantic Table for Two Details:
Red transferware plates / Spode Archive Collection, used here
Ciroa Buffalo Check dinner plates / HomeGoods, last year
Bird dishes / Gracie China, HomeGoods, several years ago, used here
Napkins & White Chargers / HomeGoods, several years ago
Flatware / Hampton Forge, San Remo, Horchow, several years ago
Champagne Flutes/ Z Gallerie, several years ago
Red Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Mercury Glass Votives / World Market, Target
Red Beaded Placemats / Kohl’s several years ago
Thompson Grey Tartan plaid throw / Highland Tweeds, HomeGoods, last year
White Cutwork Runner / HomeGoods, several years ago, used here
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:
Bluesky at Home
The Painted Apron
The Little Yellow Corner Store
The Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Living With Thanksgiving