A Vintage Valentine’s Table

A Vintage Valentine’s Tablescape

I am very excited to share our vintage Valentine’s Day sweetheart tablescape.

The color story that influenced me for this cute couples dinning table was based off of the theme of,”The Days of Wine and Roses” which was carried out by utilizing flowers in wine shades of red, purple and blush. Whether you are celebrating with your ladies group, your small group, a neighbor’s nite out, or  your family, break out the wine, and  celebrate a fun adults night. 

When setting the table a you can never go wrong with a fresh flower centerpiece. Take a look below at how this low conversation piece really completes the look for the Valentine’s Day table. This star flower of this stunning centerpiece is the purple anemone (pronounced- A-Nenemy). I say this in because 1. Everyone mispronounces it and 2. No one knows what kind of flower it is and always asks. The rest of the arrangment is filled with red and fuchia spray roses, pale pink stock, and luscious green pittosporum.

Floral FYI: I love stock because it has one of the most beautiful fragrances on the planet. It is not boldly over powering like a lily, or even a tea rose, but it has a very lite, airy fresh smell. You never want to use fragrant flowers at a dinner party or even scented candles, since the smell can over power the food. Be sure to to subscribe to my blog see my future posts on how to make this simple centerpiece.

  

By keeping the table linens understated, the open concept dining room is still neutral enough to transition into the rest of my home. I was feeling a little bit nostalgic so used mom’s antique white linen table cloth. Then  layered it with a simple Pinstripe linen runner from Sur la Table. This allows those beautiful flowers to be the main pop of color on this table. 

I love using burlap chargers, I feel like they go with everything. Plus it really fits into the farmhouse theme nicely. I picked up these cute ones up at Hobby Lobby, for a very reasonable price of $2.99 a piece. Talk about setting a table full of love!!! The vintage Noritike china, also belonged to my mother, and I am very lucky to have inherited this priceless set from her. My mother had impeccable taste, and the pattern she picked back in 1958, Versailles, still holds up to the test of time today. It is a dinning pattern with simple, timeless elegance. 

I added these sweet little heart shaped porcelain bowls I found at HomeGoods.  I decided that I could I fill them with water and float a single spray rose inside. I think this technique invokes a subtle, yet chic nod to Valentine’s Day without being to theme oriented. Then I added some basic red napkins from Crate and Barrel and that makes your table.

DESIGNER TIP: I love a good multi tasking item. These red napkins can be utilized for the 4th of July, Fall and Christmas seasons.  

Now what would a Valentine’s Day celebration be without some sweet treats? Do yourself a favor and pick up some festive treats pre-made, especially if you already have to do all the cooking for the dinner. I personally really like these beautiful decorated, one bite petit fours and chocolate covered strawberries from Publix.

Don’t For get the wine! My husband and I love the Gainey Vineyard wines. We discovered them on a recent trip to California. Located just south of Napa Valley in Santa Ynez, this quaint little vineyard stole our hearts. We decided to become members, we receive around 2-3 bottles a month. After trying several, we highly recommend Patrick’s Reserve Vineyard for a red choice, and the Sauvignon Blanc is our choice for a white. Although, I must admit they have an amazing Chardonnay. I personally am not normally a huge fan of Chardonnay. The Gainey Chardonnay has a wonderful buttery quality. One I have never experienced before, and it is not oaky at all. We also think it’s pretty cool “our house wine” has a glorious golden G on every bottle. It’s as if had our own personally monogramed wine bottles, and don’t get me started on the possible craft projects!!!    

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