Neutral vs Reds and Pink when styling your table for Valentines.
I know most of us immediately think pink and red when it comes to Valentines Decor! But I don’t personally feel that your decor style has to change drastically to create a fun and festive Valentines table.
Today I’m sharing how I personally put together two completely different table settings that both reflect a Valentines Theme! First, let me say, I didn’t leave the house! I only used items I had on hand to create both of these tables. I have been gathering a few things for Spring. Some are new items but most are vintage finds. Some I’ve had for years and other’s I’ve picked up recently at Thrift Stores. I’ll be sharing a post within the next few weeks on how to successfully shop Thrift stores.
But for now, let’s get started.
Let’s begin with a neutral table and here are some step by step methods I use when planning my table.
I begin planning my neutral table by adding texture. This helps to keep the table setting from disappearing on the table. Here I’ve used woven place mats and the table runner is a handcrafted macrame runner. Both adding lots of texture immediately.
Next I add a couple of my DIY heart garlands. These were made using old music sheets and red construction paper. I strung them together with jute twine.
Next I used a combination of new large white plates and vintage ironstone plates. I love mixing old and new!
I then added these french ironstone bowls on top of the plates. Inside I tucked another of the hearts cut from old sheet music and held them in place with a cute little white bird. We’ll assume it’s a LOVE bird.
To keep the sheet music theme going, I made silverware cones from old hymnal pages and tied them with some red check fabric I had on hand. I placed them on a white napkin for added impact.
I decided to added a milk glass cake stand to the center of the table. I originally added a eucalyptus ring to the top of the stand but it felt to heavy so I placed it under the stand. The brass bird salt and pepper shaker’s are vintage family heirlooms.
Next I added two sets of candle sticks. Both sets are thrift store finds that I painted with Old White Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. It’s important to keep these pieces in varying heights. So I placed one on the cake stand and one on the table beside it.
You can see that I added a stack of ironstone dessert plates underneath one of the small candle stick to help vary the height and make this whole space more eye appealing. You can then use the plates when dessert is served as well. I also added several more pieces of ironstone to the table to give it balance.
You can see the cream and sugar bowls on the cake place, the butter pat plates and a gravey bowl. Plus, the vintage water goblets that were one of my latest thrift store finds at The Triad Goodwill.
I’m loving this neutral table
I was able to create this whole table with mostly items I’ve had on hand for some time. I used a few new thrift store finds that literally cost pennies. The macrame table runner and the eucalyptus ring are new items for Spring! This neutral table is complete with my Spring Cow Painting “Faith”!
Traditional Valentines Colors
Here is another look at the same table but with more traditional colors for Valentines! I was able to pick a few new daffodils blooms yesterday! (I know, crazy here in Feburary!) They are so lovely and I had to incorporate them into this fun, festive table.
As you can tell, I like a bird theme whether Traditional Colors or Neutral! Here are a few of the planning steps that went into creating this table setting.
I also added some additional pops of yellow with a water pitcher and a salad bowl.
Notice I changed out the pitcher holding the daffodils. This pitcher has a wonderful aged patina and I feel it works better with this table setting. It was a recent thrift store find and I love using new finds in interesting ways.
Thanks so much for making it to the end.
Share with me below, which style you prefer.
Regardless of your preference, I hope you got some tips on planning your table styling for Valentines and into the summer months. Always feel free to comment and ask me questions here.