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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A SIMPLE VALENTINE TABLE

Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
Our simple Valentine tablescape began with a tablecloth I bought at an estate sale years ago. There are little red and white hearts scattered across the fabric.


Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Even the edge of the table covering has a heart eyelet ruffle.

Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The base of each place setting is a red metal charger. I topped it with a white Gibson plate, and a red melamine plate I bought at Target about five years ago.

Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The flower carts on these vintage glasses (from an estate sale) make me think of a man buying Valentine flowers for his sweetheart.

Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

 A few years ago, I bought these red napkins with embroidered white at an estate sale. I topped them with white handkerchiefs, embroidered with the word "Love". When I found these at a going-out-of-business sale, I had no idea how I'd use them, but they were inexpensive enough that I went ahead and bought all they had (six). I enjoy bringing them out during the season of love. I used the key napkin rings (also bought at a going-out-of-business sale) to signify the keys to the heart.
 
Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
For a centerpiece, I lined up inexpensive miniature mailboxes.

Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I filled the mailboxes with Valentine signs and

Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Kings and Queens of Hearts.

Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


I added votive candle holders with the inscription, "Love Warms the Heart".

Valentine Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
I hope you enjoyed seeing my simple Valentine table. Thank you for visiting.
 

14 comments:

Ginger said...

What a "sweetheart" of a table that is. I especially like the red heart plates, and the mailboxes. What a cute idea.

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

I love your Valentine's Day table! It warms my heart (oh I couldn't resist a pun). But really, it is really sweet. (oh shoot, I did it again). Thanks for sharing your pretty table with us all!

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful Valentines day table !

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Very lovely! That tablecloth is beautiful...love it all...

Valerie Roberts said...

So very lovely. Simple, no.. but simply beautiful. Your tablescape is just perfect for celebrating a wonderful Valentine's Day. Everything couldn't be more lovely and perfect. Have a wonderful day.

thepaintedapron.com said...

So cute Laurie, love love your mailboxes, I still remember the thrill of those little mailboxes at school for Valentine's day cards :) The keys are the perfect touch for your table with hearts upon hearts!
Jenna

Martha said...

It isn't simple -- it's beautiful! Gosh, I'm not even thinking of Valentine's Day yet!

But I do love all your little touches!

Martha

Lanita Anderson said...

I love your Valentine table....so fun and festive! I love the heart plates and how you incorporated the King & Queen of Hearts into the design. Thanks for sharing....

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

This is adorable. Love the heart shaped plates and how you used those cute mailboxes!

Anonymous said...

As always you delight us!I can only imagine the ooos and ahs from your oh so lucky guests! Truly Lovely, Ms Laurie :)
Happy early Valentines Day....
(hugs) MS.Musey of PoeticPastries

Chloe Crabtree said...

So sweet and every single detail is just perfect and lovely. The keys, the votives, the estate sale glasses, I imagine everyone will love this table all set so pretty for Valentine's day!

Sonia said...

What a beautiful table...love the flower cart glasses-I've never seen any like that. The tablecloth is perfect with the ruffled border!

Lulu said...

As you might guess, simple with touches of whimsy is my favorite kind of table so this one is a real winner for me.

Sharon Collins said...

Lovely!