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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The two white candle holders are recent thrifting finds.
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.
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!