One of these years I’m going to challenge myself to assemble a Valentines tablescape without using shades of pink or red. Do you think I can pull it off? I’ve used non traditional colors for Christmas with success so why not push the so called envelope a little further. For now though, it’s pink all the way this year.
Somewhere in my linens there is a soft pink tablecloth but it was playing hide and seek. The hot pink one featured here was fresh off the sweets table so I used it. I opted for a slightly different shade of pink for the napkins and embellished them with a pearl napkin rings.
The stack begins with a silver charger followed by a square white dinner plate with a soft pink and ever so light brown and white salad plate on top. Faux Mother of Pearl handled flatware is a great accompaniment to the pearl napkin rings. Whenever I want semi fancy smancy glasses I always turn to another thrift store the cut glass tumblers and goblets.
For the center of the table I placed pink silk stems into a silver mercury glass vase. It sits on a repurposed white votive holder just to add a little more height. On either side are silver pillar holders, DIY silver glitter votive holders adorned with organza ribbon and a button. In addition I waded thru my bin, (not really they were in the front) and pulled out two of my trumpet vases. These vases are well over 20 years old and they purchased to use on my cake tables back in the day.
Something else from way, way back in the day is the porcelain like dishes at the ends of the table. Do any of you remember getting dishes in boxes of washing powder? I know I dated myself with that one! My mother collected these delicate beauties and this is what’s left. I think they are adorable! I also added silver dessert forks to one of the stack.
Lots of people don’t acknowledge Valentines Day as an official holiday and that’s ok. Everyone does and celebrates what’s right for them. I’m working towards treating everyday as a celebration. So when calendar events pop up commercially driven or otherwise I’m all whenever I can be. Candy, chocolate, flowers? Oh yeah I’m in!
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