My dear readers, Today’s Valentine’s Day tablescape is more whimsey than romantic.
But that is ok too!
Valentine’s Day was always so much fun in Elementary school.
I loved making the red and pink construction paper “chains”…..glueing the strips into circles and attaching them to the last one made.
And what about folding an 8×10 sheet of construction paper in half and making a half a heart and then cutting out the big red heart???
I don’t think our crafts were very imaginative back then…. because we made red and green chains at Christmas time, just like our pink and red ones at Valentines day and our orange and black chains at Halloween. 🙁
But it was fun and always a time I looked forward to in class.
Oh my gosh, I remember it as if it were yesterday.
Hmmmmmm…. how is it that I remember those times so vividly, but I can’t remember the items on my grocery list when I arrive at the supermarket? Usually, the list remains at home on the counter top.
Imagine my delight when I found these cute little salad plates with images of Valentine’s Day cards of yesteryear painted in the center?
Pretty cool huh?
I thought so.
Todays tablescape started with a white tablecloth (actually it is a throw that I decided to use as a tablecloth) and red and white striped candlesticks.
Around each red candle are little mini micro lights that have the softest glow at night.
Interspersed between the two candles are 3 red hearts that light up….. as well as 3 red and white candy shaped discs….and these make up the centerpiece.
Bright red chargers hold white dinner plates and the aforementioned Valentine’s Day Card salad plates.
I used red napkins with white shear napkins in a double napkin mode which I tend to do a lot of these days.
These two napkins are secured with white glistening flower napkin rings.
The red swirl wine glasses carry the theme from the candlesticks and were a dollar store find last year.
And the cute little pink coffee/hot chocolate cups have a gold XXOO etched on the rims.
I found these last year at Cracker Barrel. They have some of the cutest decor and if I go there to eat, you can be sure I will come out with some sort of Holiday decor.
Lastly, the heart shaped dessert plates have the word Love in gold printed boldly in the center.
I found those at Pottery Barn this year.
So there you have it…just one of the Valentine’s Day tablescapes I have put together.
Stay tuned because I will have a few more tricks up my sleeve on Valentine’s Day.
I have teamed with Chloe Crabtree for a Valentine Blog hop and I have a wonderful Valentine’s Day Menu to share tomorrow.
And why not a few chocolate covered cherries?
Thank you for visiting. I love and appreciate your comments. It makes my day. 🙂 Kari
My tablescape today is just one of many coming to you this week, amid company of a great group of bloggers. Chloe, from the blog Celebrate and Decorate. has been so kind as to organize this blog hop. Thanks Chloe!
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