Sharing simple tips on how to decorate a pretty table for Valentine’s Day.
Decorate a pretty table for Valentine’s Day with these simple tips. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, and you can “shop your house” for items to use.
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I’m excited to be participating in my first tablescape blog hop of the new year. It’s hosted by my sweet friend, Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate.
It’s so hard to believe that this is my fifth year participating! I’ve learned so much from these talented table stylists.
There are 20 beautiful Valentine’s Day tablescapes being shared today, in so many different styles and color schemes.
So be sure to visit everyone, linked up at the end of this post, for tons of inspiration.
Something I always try to share is that you can decorate your home for each holiday without spending a lot of money.
Pretty Valentine’s Day Tablescape
For my tablescape, I decided to set a table for two for my daughter and her boyfriend to enjoy a simple Valentine’s Day dinner.
I once again challenged myself to use items I already own. So, I started with a gray crushed velvet fabric used as a tablecloth.
Pink and gray is a favorite color scheme of mine, so I took out my pink scalloped chargers. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Next, I used my favorite wedding china, which has soft colors that work well for a romantic dinner at home.
My daughter and her boyfriend are both 24, so I made a pretty in pink strawberry shooter with a strawberry heart and chocolate covered rim.
Valentine’s Day Centerpiece
This Valentine Tiered Tray made a perfect centerpiece, and I can easily move it out of the way to serve dinner.
My favorite gold flatware completes this simple tablescape. I hope you enjoyed this post how to decorate a pretty table for Valentine’s Day.
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Here are my top 3 thrifty tips for decorating a pretty table.
Thrifty tips for decorating a pretty table for any holiday.
- Shop thrift stores – Keep an eye out at thrift stores, flea markets or yard sales for inexpensive china. Most of my dishes (with the exception of my wedding china) has been found at thrift stores or vintage markets. I’ve even found complete sets of name brand china at Goodwill. You never know what you might find, and half the fun is trying to find that “diamond in the rough”.
- Shop your house – It’s amazing what you can find in your basement, or garage. Or even just moving things from one room to the next. When I downsized several years ago, I found an old set of dishes that I completely forgot about. It was in my hope chest just waiting for a special occasion. Which brings me to my next tip.
- Use the “good china” – A few years ago I binged the Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, based upon her best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up. I’ve moved again since then and downsized my “stuff” even further. The basic concept is only keeping things that spark joy, and using what you have. How many of us have a hutch filled with “our good china” that we never use, or use once a year? I’m here to tell you to use the good stuff. There’s no time like the present. I’ve used my wedding china more in the past 3 years than I did in the 20 years prior. It really does feel good to use it and enjoy it. Then you can put it right back in the hutch!
Be sure to visit the talented bloggers below to see the rest of the Valentine eye candy!
Design Morsels | Mantel and Table
Debbee’s Buzz | Corner of Plaid and Paisley
The Painted Apron | Calypso in the Country
Living With Thanksgiving | Everyday Living
Sweet Sensations | My Thrift Store Addiction
Panoply | Red Cottage Chronicles
Belle Bleu Interiors | The Little Yellow Corner Store
My Hubbard Home | Life and Linda