For the last several years, Scott and I have gone out for Valentine’s Day dinner. We always have a great time, but this year we are contemplating staying in and cooking a meal together. There’s something sweet about all the prep work and the time for conversation and being able to linger over your glass of wine without feeling pressured to leave by the crowd of hungry people in line for a table. Plus, it gives me the opportunity to do an extra girly table set up, which I absolutely love!
When ProFlowers approached me about teaming up to show how to use their beautiful flowers as a dining centerpiece, I knew I had the perfect opportunity to go ahead and get our dining table prepared for Valentine’s Day.
I selected their Shower of Flowers bouquet, and when it arrived I got right to work. Isn’t it cute?
The good foundation for any table setting, IMHO, is the decision between a table runner or tablecloth…or both! This year I picked a simple foundation—a white lace tablecloth that I picked up at an estate sale last year. Of course I had to add my favorite vintage china and pink glassware!
As for the flowers, I decided to break up the bouquet. I wanted to make a larger visual impact with a lot of small bunches of flowers instead of one large one.
I used a combination of vintage bottles I got from our trip to Round Top, some votive candle holders and mason jars. I varied the heights by trimming the flower stems at 45 degree angle.
Candles were a must as well for romantic ambient lighting.
I love how everything turned out—especially the gorgeous flowers! I feel like we are dining in a wildflower field or something utterly romantic.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Dinner out? Dinner with friends? Drinks with friends? Drinks on your own? I’ve done all of those in years past. Nobody’s judging. 😛
Florals for this post were provided by ProFlowers. All opinions, content and tablescape skills are 100% my own. 🙂