Valentine tablescapes can vary greatly. When we collect things red from throughout the house to embellish our table, there’s no telling what will come together.
All cultures may not celebrate love on Valentine’s Day like we do in America, but many are represented on my table. It’s an eclectic mixture, which is my favorite way to decorate. The details of origins of style make things more interesting, for sure.
This table quite possibly may contain more opposites in color, texture, and style you’ve ever seen.
Lightweight sheer chiffon with a black rattan table runner.
Delicate Battenberg tablecloth with heavy bronze ware.
Bare and airy branches centering heavy, iron-rimmed glass hurricanes containing chunky candles surrounded by smooth river stones.
I’ve mentioned before that my grandparents spent time in the Pakistan area. They brought home loads of brass, the bronze ware, wicker, and the Sari from India that wraps our center arrangement with sheer, flowing chiffon.
So now you see why I based it all with the black rattan runner. The black and gold highlights in the Sari are repeated throughout the table.
The gold chargers accent the gold tone swirling in the dishes. I bought this set of dishes on after-Christmas clearance at Tuesday Morning. I fell in love with them the moment I saw the swirls! Useful for many tablescapes, they were worthy of finding a spot for storage.
The candles set the mood for love, so I thought I should light them for you to see the change.
I love candlelight.
Painter Artist Mom (PAM) gave me the large branch recently, along with one much larger. Maybe we’ll see the larger one on the porch when the weather gets a little warmer.
Isn’t the structure of branches beautiful?
The sheer, almost-black goblets came from Dollar Tree. These are very versatile, I’ve found. They are my glass of choice with most table settings lately.
The rose-shaped napkin folds speak of love, as well. Do you get roses each year from your Valentine?
You might want to start setting your table for Valentine’s Day, so here’s the Rose Napkin Fold Tutorial. I’m planning an additional napkin-fold post, as well.
Aren’t napkin folds fun? It reminds me of the towels folded on your bed every day by housekeeping when you’re on a cruise ship. Interesting, relative, and a nice little surprise!
I’m sharing this post at Tablescape Thursday. Come see what everyone is doing!
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