Styling a No-Fuss No-Muss Gender Neutral Valentine’s Tablescape was quick and easy. With this theme in mind, the traditional colors of bright pink or fuchsia just wouldn’t work. So Sorry.
This was way too much putting together not to share it again. I hope you enjoy the second look. Polka dots for Valentine’s Day with the right color palette and accessories work great.
Valentine’s Day is an extra special holiday at our house. Remember me telling you about my son that bought the beautiful cake stand? He’s my Valentine’s baby. I can’t honestly remember the last time he’s celebrated a birthday here at home. His 20 years in the military have taken him all over the world including two tours of duty in Iraq. To him, cake isn’t cake unless it’s chocolate so I’m sure he’d love the centerpiece on this table.
I went with a color palette not often used for Valentine’s Day just to shake things up a bit. Have no fear, hearts and flowers are queued up. On a recent trip to TJ Maxx, I was looking for galvanized serving pieces but was distracted by the clearance section, no big surprise there. A shelf filled with candles caught my eye and my nose. While sniffing the oh so tempting fragrances I looked up. At that point a choir started singing, lights flashed, and I was captivated by this beautiful cake stand. Granted it was the last thing I needed but at the rock bottom price of $15.00, there was no way I was leaving without it. I mustered massive amounts of restraints and left the solid red ones on the shelf.
Red and white are perfect for Valentine’s Day and my wheels started turning about what linens to pair with the cake stand. While sifting through my fabric bin I decided to take a walk on the wild side and use this black and white polka dot remnant as an overlay for the white tablecloth. A few years back I just had to have this red sequined table runner. Out of sight, out of mind I guess but the round sequined pattern was a perfect fit for this table. Polka dots for Valentine’s Day it is!
The stack starts with a round white charger followed by a white dinner plate. The dinner plate is topped with a red salad plate and a smaller white one.
For the flatware, I chose these with the red handles and opted to use all of the pieces in the set. The napkins are white cotton with a small lace applique in the corner. I used red organza ribbon with a dollar store heart with faux crystals for embellishment.
Red goblets and dimpled ones from Pier One round out the place setting.
While at the dollar store I picked up two mercury glass votive holders and tiny red pots with silk roses and a glittery heart. I love the way they complement the centerpiece.
What’s a beautiful white cake stand dripping with red crystals without a cake? I baked a Mexican Chocolate Bundt cake in my favorite Heritage Pan. I will post the recipe for cake soon.
Do you have any special plans for the holiday or a favorite sweet treat lined up? I’m always looking for inspiration and would love to hear your plans. Speaking of inspiration I’m sharing my polka dot Tablescape at the following parties this week.