Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CASUAL VALENTINE'S DAY TABLESCAPE


This year (and every year, really) our Valentine's plans are fairly low-key.  My husband usually has Fridays off (Sunday is definitely a work day!) so we usually prefer to make our "date-nights" during the day while the kids are at school.  So, we'll be eating lunch out and probably hitting a movie, but Friday evening we'll have a family dinner together for Valentine's Day.  The weather will finally be warming up here so we're planning to grill steaks and enjoy being able to be outside a bit also.

I put together a simple, casual yet festive table setting for our evening.


Often it just takes one thing to inspire an idea for a tablescape for me.  While at JoAnn's picking up the gold glitter transfer for our Valentine's shirt, I spotted this fun burlap.  I bought a yard and thought using it as placemats would be a perfect starting place for the table.


I just used a placemat I already had for a pattern to cut the size, then pulled off several rows of threads from each side to fringe the edges.  Beware, working with burlap is a messy job!


I remembered a red and white striped blanket (Target clearance) that I had tucked in the closet, and used it as a base to layer everything on top of.


For place cards I used white cardstock, washi tape, and the large candy hearts attached with hot glue and labeled with a Sharpie.


These candle rings have been in my Christmas stash for a few years.  The berries are torn off of floral picks and then hot glued to a ribbon.  I glued the ribbon closed, but left it a bit loose so I can slip it off and on a pillar candle.


I thought these napkin rings were perfect for Valentine's day!  Actually, upon inspection I think they might have been Christmas ornaments, but I bought them on clearance at Hobby Lobby after Christmas last year intending all along to use them as napkin rings.


For the centerpiece, I grabbed some things that were laying around the house...flowers, a milk glass bowl for the extra hearts, a disco ball (of course!), small candle holders filled with more hearts, and a variety of candles.


Do you have big plans for the night?  I hope you get to spend time with someone you love!

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22 comments:

  1. Ohhh, I love that burlap! Our JoAnn's is set to open in the next month here so I'll have to be on the lookout for cute things like that!

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  2. How fun! And very cute that you and your hubby will make the time for a date on Valentine's Day while the munchkins are in school!

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  3. Love it!! Day dates are the best - a lot less crowded too, especially on Valentine's day!! We will doing family dinner also, but on Saturday since the older ones are working Friday night :). Have yet to have time to put together a table - maybe today :)

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  4. You always have the best table settings!

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  5. So fun!!! I love all the cute printed burlap at Joann's. Your place cards are too clever! Enjoy your warm weather!

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  6. No one does tablescapes the way you do. So so pretty!

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  7. You are the queen of table settings - such a fun treat for Valentine's day! I hope you and your family enjoy it!

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  8. Such a cute table setting! Our plans are so similar to yours...hubby and I will be having our date lunch tomorrow and then we'll be having a fun dinner together as a family, and probably play games :) Enjoy your celebration!!
    Cindy@Diybeautify

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  9. Us too! Just bought a new game today to give the kids so we can play it tomorrow night. Thanks Cindy!

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  10. Your table is beautiful Jennifer! My oldest girl's bday is Saturday so our weekend is going to revolve around what she wants to do for her birthday. She has a friend she wants to have over if it suits. If that doesn't work out her dad may take her skating or skiing!

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  11. What a beautiful table! That fabric is gorgeous!
    We had big plans for V-day but the hubby drives a snow plow and it won't quit snowing...16 inches and counting! Maybe we will celebrate on a different day!

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  12. Great job. Your table looks so pretty. Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  13. So cute Jennifer :) Love the plates and the red!! Have fun tomorrow! xo Kristin

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  14. What a great idea to use the burlap fabric as a placemat! Such a fun Valentines table, the flowers and milk glass bowl are a great addition to the table!
    Eddie Ross

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  15. How do you think of these things? The berries & ribbon are adorable as well as the placemats. Everything looks beautiful & festive. Enjoy your day and evening!

    xo
    Pat

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  16. so cute and happy! love the discoball! and look who commented two above me!

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  17. I do a very simple table for my family too!!!!! I love celebrating with all my boys and not just me and hubs, so I try to make it a bit special by setting up a little! This is so cute, love the name tags!

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  18. I love your table! I kid you not when I saw that fabric at Joanne's I thought of you! I was thinking of cutting it down and framing it such cute fabric!

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  19. I have such an uneventful evening planned. I'm driving carpool for the teens. Happy Valentines Day. This is a lovely table.

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