I had no intentions of creating a Valentine table. I was actually planning a black and white table, but then I saw this runner at Ross and realized it pulled together a bunch of stuff I already had tucked all over the house. I pulled it all out and it looked better than I expected, so I invited friends over for a Valentine Dinner Party. It went from nothing to a full blown entertaining extravaganza!
Cute cupids are from Ross. Red votives from Target clearance.
Dark red placemats from OTP. Chargers are Pier 1 clearance. Pfaltzgraff dinner plates are from a dear friend's MIL. Etched red plates on clearance at an antique store in Ft Walton.
Silver plate is Alvin Fashion Lane. You can read the crazy store about how I aquired it for free HERE.
Candlesticks were 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
Cake plate and wire cloche from Home Goods. I had a hard time envisioning a centerpiece that worked with everything else. Since we have a yard full of brown dead hydrangeas, I thought I would just spray them white, but Mr Creative thought they should be red. To get them painted, I had a 10 minute window in the last 2 weeks between work and dark with no freezing rain, sleet, snow, and temps above freezing, no kidding. I tried the white, it didn't work, so as usual, Mr Creative was right! I am planning to replace this with real roses for our dinner on Sat, but I kinda like this look too. What do you think?
Napkin roses in my Fostoria Ballet crystal. Another clearance find at a local consignment store.
The daffodils got too leggy and had to be replaced.
The painted hydrangea found a new home, next to the new dish set I am fostering until I can decided if I should adopt them or not.
The new centerpiece of Freedom roses.
Valentine place cards for everyone.
Fondue with fruit, cake, caramels and marshmallows for dessert.I will be joining the following: Tablescape Thursday,You're Going To Love It, Seasonal Sunday,Valentine Par-Tay