Valentine’s Day Tablescape and Decor Ideas

by Dagmar Bleasdale on January 30, 2015

Valentine’s Day Tablescape and Decor Ideas

Valentine’s Day Tablescape and Decor

I love putting together tablescapes. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion — I just like to style our living room table in a pretty way.

It’s so much fun to pull together items you already have, to think of new ways to use something you’ve had for years, and to combine that with a few new items.

Valentine's Day tablescape,

Valentine's Day tablescape,

That’s what I did for this Valentine’s Day tablescape idea.

I paired items I already had — vintage Valentine’s Day cards, a pink tablecloth, vintage napkins and teacups, little milk glass bowls, a tin, a red flower pot, and a mercury glass photo holder — with several new home decor items.

Valentine's Day tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comSince I had this tablescape in mind for the last few weeks, I kept picking up things for it when I was out and about.

I saw those red $1 plates and then found some interesting red gummy candy at the supermarket. I wanted to stay away from the classic little Valentine’s candy hearts with the sayings on it.

Valentine's Day tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comI use this shabby-chic frame a lot and simply added one of the vintage Valentine’s cards to it.

Valentine's Day decor,

This white cake stand with red ribbon and Valentine’s Day chocolates are from HomeGoods. I also added one of my soy candles, a white tray from IKEA, and a few little hearts.

Valentine's Day tablescape,

These old Valentine’s cards are so adorable and open up on the bottom so they stand and become three-dimensional. Most of them have the name of the person they were for on the back, in charming children’s handwriting.

What a sweet little gift for your guests, right?

Valentine's Day tablescape,

Valentine's Day tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comI had never used these two milkglass bowl before, and they were perfect for displaying the red candy. These old-fashioned sour candy drops were so yummy!

Valentine's Day tablescape,

Valentine's Day tablescape,

Valentine's Day tablescape,

Valentine's Day tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comI also added some Valentine’s Day decor to our mantel.

Valentine's Day tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comThe fake ivy plant and the orchids are from IKEA, and the big heart also from the supermarket. I’ve used the heart-and-star garland before, but this time I pinned Valentine’s Day cards to it.

The two white candle holders are recent thrifting finds.

Valentine's Day mantel

Valentine's Day mantelI painted this little wooden box white, and it’s the perfect size for three vintage milk bottles.

Valentine's Day mantel

That little picture of a Scherenschnitt (paper cutting) is the one thing I splurged on when I went to the American Craftsmen Show with my mom and brother.

It cost $50, but Pamela’s art pieces were so beautiful and unique, I really wanted buy one to remember the show and to support her craftsmenship. Even the frame is hand-painted.

Here is how I wanted every one of the plates to look: I was so excited to find these beautiful chocolate hearts at HomeGoods and had saved them for the plates.

Valentine's Day table setting with vintage Valentine's cards

I had hidden them from Don and L because I was afraid they’d eat them before I’d get a change to photograph them — and then I forgot to add them before I took most of these pictures. Oh, well.

Once I was done, I let L and his little friends who were over for a playdate enjoy all the goodies. They were over the moon about all those sweets.

Need some adorable Valentine’s Day decor? Find these cute cookie cutters and more on Swoozie’s!

Valentine Cookie Cutters

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Marsha January 20, 2016 at 7:14 PM

So sweet. I love the pink tablecloth and your vintage Valentine’s Day cards. My children are all grown adults, so I wonder if they still exchange Valentine’s Day cards in school. It was always such a delight. I love the milk glass and the adorable plate stand. The chocolates look so decadent. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.


Sandra January 12, 2016 at 1:53 PM

The Vintage cards are adorable!


Dagmar Bleasdale January 14, 2016 at 10:39 PM

Thanks, Sandra!


Christina @ I Gotta Create! February 11, 2015 at 4:51 PM

Looks pretty and tasty! Thanks so much for sharing at the Wildly Original link party!
<3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!


Dagmar Bleasdale February 12, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Thanks, Christina!


Bekah Walsh February 2, 2015 at 11:14 AM

I just love this—the vintage cards are my favorite!


Louise February 1, 2015 at 11:41 PM

Oh my word Dagmar, simply gorgeous! I just love tablescapes but I am a klutz when it comes to creating them. I think it is important to pay attention to detail and I get too impatient:) I love the vintage Valentine cards, especially but, each and every item just looks so festive and romantic! Thank you so much for sharing, Dagmar. If for no other reason, you gotta love February for Valentine’s Day, lol…


Ilona February 1, 2015 at 8:02 AM

Hallo, liebe Dagmar, die Dekoration zum Valentinstag ist sehr, sehr schön. Du hast immer wieder so gute Ideen. Viele liebe Grüße und Küsse, Deine Mama


Dagmar Bleasdale February 3, 2015 at 3:32 AM

Hallo Mama, vielen Dank!


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