My Valentines Tablescape this year is simple using things I already own with the exception of live flowers for the centerpiece.
I was determined not to spend a penny on my Valentines Tablescape this year. Hubby and I are taking the Financial Peace University Class at our church and having a ball doing it. Of course we have indulgences but they are extremely carefully chosen, like the live flowers I purchased for the centerpiece on this table!
BEING FRUGAL WITH DECOR
It is easy to keep expenses down when you transition home decor from one season to the next. Mixing and matching the dishes and table decor you own will allow you to set pretty tables for each season without going out to spend money every time.
For some reason we tend to spend very little on Valentine’s Day in our home. It helps that I am not a fan of those mixed chocolate candy’s so popular at Valentine’s. Creating a pretty table and sharing a home cooked meal we make together suits us just fine. Of course chances are really good we may indulge in a nice dinner out too but we don’t miss setting the mood at home first.
VALENTINE TABLE DECOR IDEAS
I send my love to Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate who tirelessly organizes these Tablescape Blog Hops regardless to what else may be on her plate!
Please be sure to visit each of the table stylist listed below for so many ideas you may be able to use when you begin to create your own Valentines Table decor this year!
My color choices are the result of mixing and matching from my collection of dishes and chargers until I found a combination I was happy with for a Valentine theme. I was trying to stay away from making red the dominate color since I did that last year which you can see here.
The plate stack begins with a black round woven place mat which is topped with a scalloped edge white charger. White basket weave dishes are topped with red square salad plates. The cute little red cupcake stands are a clearance find but I don’t remember where I found them.
A single fork is tucked under a plain red napkin ring securing the black and white buffalo check cloth napkins. If those napkins look familiar, it is because I also used them in my Mixed Plaids Christmas Tablescape you can see right here.
CANDLES SET THE MOOD
Did you see the movie A League of Their Own? Catch it on Prime here. Well if you know the movie then you know the quote “There’s no crying in baseball!” In the exact same tone as that quote you can say ” There’s no Valentines without candles!”
Candles are cheap and easy decor and a must have on a romantic table setting, don’t you agree?
I used a mixture of candle holders with battery and wax candles for mood lighting around the live flowers. A red cloth napkin is folded as a rose and placed under an upside down water goblet used as a candle holder. It is reminiscent of the movie Beauty and the Beast, one of my hubby’s favorite movies so this little touch is for him. We prefer the 1991 cartoon Disney version. Catch it on Prime here.
A mixed floral rose bouquet from the grocery store is showcased as the centerpiece in a dollar store glass vase. Simple and inexpensive but perfect for the occasion.
It truly is a simple Valentines Tablescape. Little touches of red make the pop and the buffalo plaid napkins added some fun. Candles and live flowers are always a must for Valentine’s. There is nothing expensive or fancy schmancy on this table so it is perfect for a quiet evening at home with just the two of us or even for family or friends to join us.
When I set a pretty table in the kitchen, I try to serve meals for a few days at it before it put it all away. We enjoy the festive atmosphere and it makes the evening meal more lively. The Valentine’s tables are always the most fun for us.
I hope you will take the time to visit more ideas from my creative table decor designer friends below and then create your own!
SHOP THE LOOK if you saw something that caught your eye, maybe you can find a similar one from these ad links provided.
- Black and White buffalo plaid Cloth napkins found here
- My White Basket Weave dishes are discontinued but these closely resemble mine here or here
- Red Crochet doilies were a thrift find but I also found them on Etsy here
- Plain Red square salad plates were found from Walmart here
- Clear glass Flower vase, Votive holders, tall glass candle holders, battery operated votive candles and Black round woven place mats are all from Dollar Tree where you can shop online at Dollar Tree right here to buy online and pick up in store.
- The glasses are vintage Libbey crystal from Belk’s so long ago, it was still called Belk Matthews
- Live flowers are from Kroger Floral department
- White Tablecloth is from Tuesday Morning