Valentines Day is almost here. It’s always fun to do a little Romantic decorating, mood setting if you will. No need to go out and purchase expensive decorations when you can Create a Valentine tablescape and mantlescape using everyday items. You can set a pretty table using the dishes you have. Things don’t always just have to be fancy smancy, do they?
Create a centerpiece by baking a cake to display on your pretty cake stand. I happen to own this Avon Cape Cod collection of dishes which are rarely ever used. My husband has especially enjoyed this Valentine Tablescape because we have been eating dinner on these pretty dishes.
Paper placemat doilies add a Vintage romantic touch. A simple pocket fold on cloth napkins creates a nice elegant touch as well. I acquired these cloth napkins on an ebay sale. You can learn how to make the pocket fold by going to http://www.napkinfoldingguide.com/
Create your own gift in a jar by using jelly jars. Each jar is filled with candy and topped with red rings over a Valentine themed cupcake paper. The bread plates are used for giant conversation heart candies. You can further set the mood with a simple little votive at each place setting. Individual Valentine cards await their recipient atop the plate.
Create a romantic mantlescape using your Valentine cards from yesteryear. I am guilty as charged of saving all the cards my husband has given me! I have noticed that he tends to purchase Anniversary cards which are serious while Valentine cards are usually humorous. I simply decorated the mantle using my Valentine card collection along with Mason jars filled with candy. We both enjoyed reminiscing over the yesteryear cards.I framed a couple of the smaller cards in Dollar store frames which I spray painted red. The Mason jars come from my collection which I filled with Strawberry hard candies and Conversation Hearts.
The heart garland is a Dollar Store find. The clothespins were simply spray painted with one coat of red paint.
Do you save the cards you receive? It’s a shame to never see them again, isn’t it. They make a great mood setting for special occasions.