Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly blog hop where we talk styling and design ideas with you! This month we have 10 bloggers participating and we’re all sharing ideas for Valentine’s Day decor and entertaining. For those of you coming here from my friend Gloribell’s blog I Don’t Know How She Does It, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.
This month I’m sharing a sweet and simple Valentine’s Day table. This is actually my second Valentine’s Day table this month; the first one was a soft pink themed table perfect for a dinner party or even a family celebration. This time, I wanted to do a romantic dinner for a couple. I wanted it to feel soft and sweet, but not too traditional. As I’ve done before, I started with my cute salad plates and the table took shape from there….
I just love these cute salad/dessert plates with the delicate little hearts! When I found them at Williams Sonoma (on sale!) I knew they would be the perfect thing to shape my Valentine’s Day table. Rather than go with more traditional pinks and reds, I used the silver and gold in these plates as my framework. I love that these colors are a more sophisticated representative of the holiday. The chargers are from Pottery Barn.
In order to emphasize the romance, I decided to use white roses. I love their elegance and simplicity. And after trying out several different vases, I settled on a little vintage silver champagne bucket! I thought it was pretty appropriate:)
The candle holders, the food dome, and the champagne buckets are all vintage silver plate items that I already owned. These items combined with a simple white tablecloth and white linen napkins, gave the table the elegance I was looking for. If you’re looking to get some vintage silver plate items, they can be found very cheaply at flea markets and tag sales, as well as estate sales. Sometimes for only a few dollars! I’ve also found some of mine on Etsy and Ebay.
Aren’t these glasses from World Market fun? I got them as a Christmas gift from a friend and they worked perfectly with the gold and silver theme.
I’m loving this gold flatware! I had been wanting some for awhile now as I’ve seen it in so many stores. And though I have quite a few sets of plates, I literally have one set of flatware! I don’t even have anything fancier than my everyday so I thought adding one in a gold color would be a good addition. I’m so glad I did!
I hope you’ll pop over to my friend Amy’s at Crazy Chic Design, and then on to the other bloggers, too!
Valentine’s Decor Blog Hop Participants
Joan at 2 Ladies and a Chair
Gloribell at I Don’t Know How She Does It
Me! at Maison de Cinq
Amy at Crazy Chic Design
Kathleen at Lindsay Hill Interiors
Janine at Happy Happy Nester
Liz at Home and Fabulous
Amie at Meme Hill
Kim and Lacey at Styled with Lace
Summer at Summer Adams Designs
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If you’d like to see my first Valentine’s Day table, you can find that here. And if you’ve missed any of our prior posts, we spent two months featuring coffee table styling ideas in October and November, then in December we talked Christmas tablescaping ideas, and in January we focused on how to refresh your living room after the holidays. I hope you’ll join us each month as we share different decor and design ideas with you!
Happy Valentine’s Day!