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Simple To Elegant: Valentine's Day Tablescape

Simple To Elegant: Valentine's Day Tablescape

With just a week left before Valentine's Day, there is still time to find some simple to elegant creative ways to celebrate and profess your undying love to your person of choice.  However, if it is just you, well then cheer yourself anyway with some of these ideas I found on the internet, like this vase of red hots candy and red carnation flowers.  It's simple--and significant.  Red is the color of love and passion.  

If you're going for a little more elegance, you can't go wrong with bouquets of red roses in a silver vase. The silver and red gourds and silver coins extends the reflective beauty of the vase.  Purity is found in the white place settings, clear water and wine glasses, and the white wine.  All of which is then grounded by the brown colors found in the napkin and runner.  Of course, no romantic tablescape is complete without candle light.  This setting was designed for multiple guests but it's also perfect for a dinner for two. 

I absolutely love the soft spring colors found in this next vase of hearts candy and tulips.  The soft pinks, yellows, blues and white and the lovely handwritten note is to die for when first waking up in the morning. That lucky person!

 Tea Cup Centerpiece found on  Stacy's Shabby Shoppe

Tea Cup Centerpiece found on Stacy's Shabby Shoppe

In the photo above is another fun idea for a centerpiece, a bouquet of roses surrounded with white (looks like peppermint) candy in an over-sized glass coffee cup.  The clear glass votives are a nice touch.

The red tulips in the photo below convey two very important messages:  love and the coming of spring.  What can be more inviting than that!

I found this wonderful tablescape on Between Naps On The Porch, my favorite blog for table settings, dished up with southern charm.  I love rummaging through the collection of tablescapes in what the creator for this blog calls Tablescape Thursday.  It's so inspiring.

Kiss a frog, marry a prince.  Well, sometimes that happens.  Okay, it happens a little less than sometimes?  No?  ALL RIGHT, once in three blue moons it may happen!  With these adorable guy frogs romancing dinner guests, it just doesn't matter. This has got to be one of the most adorable, fun place settings I've ever seen.  These fat, smiling green frogs with their bulging black eyes (twinkling with a red heart) , red bow ties and single heart bouquet sparkle all over with love.  I can just hear them croaking "I love you."  Passion overflows in this setting as found in the red heart shaped plate, napkins, charger and wine glass and floral centerpiece.  The gold wedding ring is referenced in the napkin holders, even the flatware.   

I hope you have or found your prince or princess for Valentine's Day and all your days to come.  But don't just limit your love to romance, remember there are family and friends to profess your love to as well.



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