Generally my husband and I go out before the actual day of Valentine's Day, but we like to celebrate as a family with a special dinner the night of. I set a festive yet simple table and we usually have a small gift for the kids.
Several years ago we did a very small part in helping move my husband's Aunt out of her home when she could no longer live on her own. I am thrilled to have been able to pick out a few special treasures from her home, and this green vintage tablecloth was one of them. I've always loved the colors and the green, red, and pink mix fit right in with the color scheme that I apparently have for Valentine's Day this year.
So, working around the tablecloth, I wanted there to be a vintage vibe to our Valentine Table this year. Although I love my gold, silver accents seemed to fit better with this table.
One thing that my Mother-in-law got from her older sister was her set of silverplate flatware. She has since found another 8 place settings at an antique shop, so we always use it for special occasions and holidays at her house. I've always admired the pattern (William Rogers Eternally Yours) with it's sweet flowers on the tip of the handle and heart shaped cut-out. So, I was so excited to come across my own set of 8 place settings recently on Craigslist for a steal.
Along with the silver flatware and chargers, I used accents of mercury glass, with some cup candleholders in the center of the table as well as these tiny scalloped mercury glass pieces for treats.
A garland that I made several years ago adds a festive touch to the china cabinet.
Our kids will be at a youth event all weekend, and although I'm sure they'll be ready to crash Sunday night we'll still have our family dinner after church that evening. Hopefully they'll be full of fun stories to share!
Need some ideas for something sweet to share on Valentine's Day? These recipes are both winners!
I hope you all have the happiest Valentine's Day, and are able to share it with someone you love!
Two things before I go:
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