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How To Set A Romantic Valentine’s Day Tablescape

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Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at home with a pretty tablescape in soft shades of pink and gray. Plus check out 22 other tables!

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Valentine’s Day Tablescape Inspiration

Hello and welcome! I’m excited to be participating in our first tablescape blog hop of the year hosted by my creative friend, Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate.

This is my fourth year participating in these seasonal tablescapes.

It’s something I really look forward to and I hope you do too.

You can see my Valentine’s Day tablescape from last year here.

If you are visiting from Sweet Sensations thank you so much for being here.

There are 23 beautiful Valentine’s Day tablescapes being shared today.

You can visit all of the bloggers by clicking the links at the bottom of this post.

There are so many different decorating styles, so be sure to visit everyone for tons of inspiration.

For my tablescape, I wanted to create a soft and romantic dinner theme for my daughter, Amanda, and her boyfriend, Karter.

valentine's day table setting

They usually hang out here on Saturday nights and have dinner and watch a movie.

I thought this would be the perfect time to cook them their favorite dinner, with dessert of course. 

How to Set A Romantic Valentine’s Day Tablescape

I’ve talked many times about “shopping my house”.

It’s a great way to decorate for each season, but also stay on budget.

For this tablescape, I’m thrilled to say I didn’t have to buy anything-except two donuts.

I’m going with a pink, silver and white color scheme for this sweet little tablescape.

It’s the perfect way to celebrate the special day.

Here are the Valentine’s Day tablescape supplies I started with.

This gorgeous crushed velvet fabric makes a great backdrop for a soft and romantic tablescape. 

velvet tablecloth

For my place settings, I pulled out silver Dollar Tree chargers.

silver chargers

Along with pretty pink scallop edge chargers for layering.


This tablescape gave me the perfect opportunity to use my Noritake Rothschild wedding china.

For the place settings I layered dinner plates and salad plates on chargers to create gorgeous place settings.

I’m so happy that 35 years later I still love this china. The soft pastel colors are perfect for Valentine’s decor.

Be sure to check out thrift stores for beautiful china at deep discount.

wedding china

Small dessert glasses hold a trio of chocolate hearts:

heart candy

Valentine’s Day Floral Centerpiece

For the middle of the table, I used this gorgeous centerpiece with various shades of white and pink flowers that my talented sister created for my niece’s wedding. 

The different colors and dimension are just what this romantic dinner table needed.

She purchased the faux flowers at Hobby Lobby when they were 40 percent off.


For a different look, pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers from the grocery store.

Pink roses in small bud vases would be just lovely for a special Valentine’s Day celebration.

They have come a long way, especially the selection at Trader Joe’s.

They tend to have gorgeous blooms perfect for any special occasion.

Fresh flowers are one of my favorite things and an inexpensive way to add a bit of happy to any room.

A couple of mercury glass candles and a few heart-shaped doilies add to the classic elements of Valentine’s Day:

valentine tablescape

Both Amanda and Karter are over 21, so glasses of Prosecco are perfect for a toast:

valentine tablescape

I’ve been eyeing this gold flatware set, but with the silver chargers and trim I kept it simple with my everyday flatware.

What do you think about this romantic table setting?

Wouldn’t this raspberry moscato with little hearts be so much fun for a festive drink idea?

Valentine's Day Raspberry Moscato Cocktail Our Crafty Mom

They both love donuts from Dunkin so I picked up a couple festive heart shape donuts for an after dinner treat:

heart shaped donut

heart donut

The DIY Valentine’s Day Gnome has center stage on a vintage window:

gnome in kitchen

Easy Tips For A Romantic Valentine Table

  • Shop your home. It is amazing what you will find tucked away in your hutch or hope chest. Take out the good china and enjoy it now. What are you saving it for? 
  • Use unconventional items to decorate. Remember that crushed velvet table runner? That is simply two yards of fabric from the craft store. Use scarves, sheets, blankets or quilts as a tablecloth or runner. Check thrift stores for a vintage white tablecloth.
  • Use fabric napkins. They can be vintage napkins or new. One thing I recommend investing in are a set of crisp white napkins. You can find them on sale at JCPenney or Kohl’s, or sometimes even Pier 1. Red napkins are also great for the holidays. 
  • If you don’t have a pretty centerpiece, stop by Trader Joe’s and pick up a seasonal bouquet. They are worth every penny! 
  • Mix old and new, expensive and thrift store finds. White china is great to have in your collection. It’s great for everyday living and can be mixed with seasonal china. My vintage china looks right at home with dollar store chargers.
  • Include a fun gift like a small box of chocolate, or a box of heart-shaped cookies.
happy valentine's day

I hope you enjoyed this elegant table for a soft and romantic Valentine’s Day tablescape.

With a little bit of creativity, you can easily create your own beautiful tablescape using similar items.

The table fun continues below. Be sure to visit next week for even more Valentine’s Day ideas!

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Valentine Tablescape

See even more gorgeous Valentine’s Day tablescape ideas below:

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Monday 10th of February 2020

Love the soft colors you used, beautiful!

Shirley Wood

Monday 10th of February 2020

The crushed velvet, mercury glass and scalloped edge chargers really set the mood. It is such a joy to shop the home and save the budget while creating something beautiful! Pretty centerpiece!


Friday 7th of February 2020

Such a pretty plate stack with your Noritake Rothschild and a beautiful floral arrangement Michelle! The crushed velvet makes for a luxurious table covering. Happy to be hopping with you this week. Hope your Valentine’s Day celebration is extra sweet. ♥

Sandra Garth

Friday 7th of February 2020

Shopping my home has been my mantra as well. However, crushed velvet fabric is a must-have for me. The double layer of chargers, with your wedding china, creates a soft romantic vibe that blends so well with the rest of your tablescape. It's been fun hopping with you and I look forward to the next one.

Ann Krucek

Friday 7th of February 2020

This is a very romantic table, I hope your daughter and boyfriend enjoy your beautiful setting. I always like to here when someone uses their wedding china - and it looks beautiful paired with the two chargers. I also think the chocolates you chose for the dessert glasses could not have been better - they match the setting so perfectly!!! I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day❤️

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