I know it sounds sappy, and it’s definitely not a popular sentiment, but Valentine’s Day has always been a special day to me. Fisherman and I usually have a nice dinner, eat way too much (chocolate!) and get each other mushy hallmark cards. I’m a sucker for the romance, and I definitely love an over the top table filled with pretty crystal, fine china and red roses.
It doesn’t matter who you are sharing Valentine’s Day with or what your style may be, there is a table here you will love.
This first inspiration actually comes from a wedding reception table. Hang cute photos of you and your honey (or your friends/family) from a light fixture or in the case of this example, an adorable reclaimed ladder. X’s and O’s add a special, romantic touch.
I was blown away with this beautiful, asymmetrical arrangement of red roses. Stunningly dramatic!
If your taste leans more toward something simple but elegant, this table fits the bill.
I adore polka dots, and this table displays just the right amount for my taste.
Simple heart motif napkins highlighted with a ‘pearl’ napkin rings, striped tablecloth and cute red lovebirds, give this table a fun, whimsical feeling.
It wouldn’t be difficult or expensive to duplicate this adorable table. Sparkly red paper from a craft store cut into heart shaped place mats, houndstooth fabric for the tablecloth and some red velvet fabric for the backdrop of the luxurious centerpiece all come together to create a beautifully inspired table.
A big glass vase filled with cranberries and red roses and large letters to spell out ‘LOVE’ are simple but oh so effective.
Isn’t this the prettiest china pattern? I love the way the colors pop against the baby blue tablecloth, and I just want to sink my teeth into those macaroons :).
This elegantly simple table would be perfect any time of year, and the addition of little journals as favors for your guests is a gesture anyone would appreciate.
Crystal cake plates and cloches gives this table a romantic, airy feel.
Casual, yet elegant, this crafty, DIY table brings some whimsical, casual flair to this setting..
Who said A Valentine’s Day table setting needs to be fancy? Not me. This adorable table setting keeps things simple with chargers featuring little hearts and a pretty checked napkin.
While all of these tables have a Valentine’s theme to them, I got to thinking though…why not use some of these ideas all year round? They’re perfect for any romantic meal and they even work for a festive holiday table.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
In other news…
This time of year the weather seems to be a primary topic, and around here in Florida it’s no exception. This week there was almost non stop rain Wednesday and Thursday, causing some neighborhoods to resemble rivers. Normally the average rainfall for January is less than two inches, but we’ve gotten nearly thirteen inches of rain so far. Of course, that’s because we’re here. 😶
In between dodging raindrops, we’ve managed to slip in some activities worth doing while in Naples. Last week we took a short drive to Marco Island and spent a few hours at Stan’s, a honky tonk place well known for its cast of characters, music and the best burgers around. It attracts more than its fair share of bikers and this was one of my favs.
I guess it’s the cowgirl in me ;).
We plan on returning Sunday for their ‘mullet’ festival which promises to have lots of mullet fish and hairstyles. Maybe I’ll get one…
Monday we are leaving Naples and heading to Venice for a month. We’ve enjoyed our time here but we’re looking forward to moving on.