How do you show love with a table? Sweet sentiments and hearts are a good place to start. I love this simple table, in my mind I planned this table for a simple breakfast or dinner look. Not a lot of fancy, fussy stuff. Just simple dishes, mixed with my signature black and always a touch of nature. So let’s break this down and get the scoop on a simple Valentine’s Day table for the day of love!
We may not be entertaining these days like in year’s past, however that doesn’t mean we can’t put together a fun table or setting for our family to have festive celebrations. I always have a few go to elements when I create a table.
I like to have a general theme when I create a table. It can be all about the holiday, the season or a special event. It’s the best way to get a vision of what you want the table to look like. Of course since this is Valentine’s Day it’s easy to come up with some ideas. I knew I didn’t want a typical “romantic” or ‘girly” table. I wanted a simple statement with a crisp, sophisticated look.
One of my usual looks for a place setting is a lot of layers with an unexpected touch. I started with a black charger to frame the fun dishes and give a crisp look to the whole table. Then I layered in a white napkin with a small stripe. Next I added the fun plate and bowl to pop against all the black. A touch of greenery softened the look and brought in another element of color. The little chalkboards add a special personal touch. You could either put the persons name on them or do what I did and use sayings from the conversation hearts.
As a background for the centerpiece I started with a black and white stripe table runner that ties in with the napkins. I used my every day hurricane candles to utilize more black and the practicality of the look. In the center, I added this cute rose flower arrangement from Love Always Abby. The roses are actually real preserved roses. Then, to anchor the flowers I surrounded it with a sweet “s” shape of eucalyptus to bring in more texture and natural elements.
Simple yet pretty all at the same time, thats the goal of most of my tablescapes. I love creating unique looks for any meal even if it’s just an everyday meal. It gives me some creative freedom and makes dining fun and interesting.
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So are you ready to set your table? There are so many options you can add to this table and make it special. The main idea is to just have fun expressing yourself and making it fun for your guests, whoever it may be. For more Valentines Day inspiration you can visit these posts How To Host A Fun Galentine's Day Brunch, How To Create A Beautiful Galentine’s Day Tea
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Happy Valentine’s Day