It’s time to begin thinking about Valentine’s Day! I’ve posted in previous years that my husband and I prefer to dine at home for Valentine’s Day. We enjoy the quiet, no crowds atmosphere that staying home on a traditionally crazy busy restaurant night gives us. Staying at home doesn’t mean we don’t make it a special occasion though. We dress for a special night, have a romantic dinner and enjoy the evening so much more than fighting crowds and dining in a noisy restaurant. This romantic table setting for two is from last year’s stay at home Valentine’s night.
Rather than setting up our large dining table for the two of us, I create a romantic setting in our Charleston room. I use a small folding table and add decor to the room. Each year, I choose a color scheme for the night. Last year, I used red, white and gold. I made a simple centerpiece by using a gold rimmed pedestal cake plate. Layering some glass table scatter hearts as well as glittery red hearts and silk rose petals to the plate gives it a full look. Two red candles on brass holders complete the centerpiece. How easy!
A few years ago I found these candle holders at the Dollar Tree. They were silver and I’ve used them that way before. But, for this table setting, I spray painted them gold and added LED pillar candles to them.
I love finding pretty napkin folds. This rose petal was perfect for the romantic table setting. For a quick tutorial on this fold, have a look at an Easter Tablescape from a couple of years ago.
I layered a white table cloth. a red lacy runner and a strip of gold ribbon to cover the folding table. Using a combination of white and red dishes gave the place settings a pop of color.
Using a few gold candle holders with glittery gold LED candles helped to complete the look. Gold rimmed wine glasses and gold flatware were the final touches.
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Romantic Setting For Two
Do you celebrate at home for Valentine’s Day? Make it a special occasion night with a romantic setting for two!
I’m sharing this at our Valentine’s Day Link Party. Along with several of our blogging friends, we’re co-hosting a month long party. We would love for you to join us and share your Valentine’s Day posts-old or new. The party will open on January 14 and close on February 13. All of the co-hosts will choose features that will be posted on February 14.
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties.
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