I'll be linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch with my romantic Valentine's Day table. Be sure to pop in and visit them all!
My table for this year is quite different than the tablescape I did last year. Click HERE to visit last year's table.
I chose to do a very "traditional" table, with some of the themes most often associated with Valentine's Day; red roses, hearts, chocolate candies, bling and of course, romantic candlelight!
The Apilco lion's head soup crocks were a recent purchase. Each place setting also has a tiny heart-shaped candy box with chocolates inside. The candy boxes were plain red $1.49 Russell Stover candy boxes that I embellished with paper goods from my stamping supplies.
In addition to using the good crystal, we also will be using the good silver flatware.
Another small bouquet of red roses in a silver mint julep cup sits on a paper lace doily and a cut glass plate that matches the salad plates.
My crystal is Mikasa's Jamestown Platinum. I just love the tall size!
This jar with a crown is from my bathroom; inside are some faux jewels, some of which are scattered
oh-so-artfully across the table!
A romantic dinner wouldn't be complete without candlelight! I used some floating flower candles in a footed dessert bowl of water. I love these candles; they are actually magnolia scented.
It was actually very simple to fancy up these candy boxes. A piece of designer paper cut into a heart, a small paper doily circle, some adhesive ribbon and a couple embellishments and voila! These small boxes, which hold only three chocolates, make perfect favors.
Bird's eye view
Now for some candle light pictures!
I'm excited that I managed to capture the elusive "blue hour" in a few of the photos (look to the extreme upper left).
This table was really fun to put together because everything on it I already had. The only things I bought were the candy boxes, which I picked up for $1.49 each at the grocery store!
Thanks for visiting me!