Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Romantic Valentine's Day Table for Two

Love is in the Air! And my husband is out of town!
Wait, that didn't sound right!!
Well, with Valentine's Day coming up and my husband out of town, it was perfect timing to move a small table into the living area and create a beautiful, romantic table for two in front of the fireplace.
The reason why I said it was good timing with my husband gone - was because I set up most of this on Super Bowl Sunday - in the room where he would be watching the big game - not the usual game time activity!
 I am excited to be part of the Romantic Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by the creative Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate and Decorate.  There are 24 bloggers sharing their Valentine's inspiration for some very romantic table settings.
I hope you will enjoy browsing through all the links listed at the end of my post.

Hopefully we can enjoy a nice dinner at this table when he gets back, which will be before Valentine's Day.
While it is romantic by the fire, its also difficult to photograph!
So most of the photos here are during the day in the sunlight.
 I loved the way these strings of hearts casted heart shaped shadows against the fireplace from the very bright snowy daylight streaming through the patio doors.
This table topper has been in my closet for a number of years.  I bought it and a spool of ribbon that matched it in an after Christmas sale one year for a steal. 
 I made the napkin ring bows from the ribbon, used Dollar Tree votive holders and scattered some hearts I cut out of some sparkly paper to add some romantic touches to the table.
Embroidery hoops painted gold and embellished with some tiny roses and greenery make for an inexpensive way to decorate above the mantel. Simple candle sticks and a sign that says  "I Still Fall for You Every Day" that I borrowed from our bedroom sit on the mantel.
Those strings of hearts turned out to be much more of a challenge than I thought they would be.  I hung them from fishing line - but they kept twisting and turning.  So I ended up cutting some narrow strips of acetate and ran those down the back.  Luckily you don't really notice the acetate and it doesn't show at all in the photos.
I hope you enjoyed my version of a romantic table for two!
Here are the links to all the other blogs for more inspiration:

Much Thanks goes out to Chloe for pulling us all together and coordinating a wonderful hop!
Thank you so much for visiting.  I hope you have a warm and wonderful Valentine's Day!

I will be linking up to the following parties:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Ann, I relate to a hard to photograph spot! My entire house is that way.
    Your table is fun and creative. I love your mantel decorations, too. The strings of hearts are darling and I applaud your creativity.
    Your table topper has so much personality and worked beautifully with your theme. I like the gold scalloped chargers and repeat of the gold in your flatware and valentines.
    Fun blog hop!

  2. So pretty, the plaid is a nice change from the usual, and the gold accents really add an elegant touch.

  3. Hi Ann! I very much enjoyed your tablescape. A slightly masculine twist to any feminine display always catches my eye, and your plaid in a rustic, fireplace setting does that for me. Love how that ribbon matches the tablecloth so perfectly! The heart strings casting a shadow is very cool, and those hoops above the fireplace - great thrifted project. Very nice tablescape, one of my favorites!

  4. You created a very romantic tablescape. I especially love the embroidery hoop wreaths. so sweet! Good job!

  5. Oh Ann, I am crazy about this cozy table! I love that topper and the way you tied the napkins with matching ribbon is gorgeous! Your mantel is soooo pretty too, and that little falling for you sign is just perfect! I hope your husband will be back to enjoy it! The hanging hearts from the branch is so clever, and you do get a bonus with heart shadows! Happy Valentines Day~

  6. I busted out laughing at the first line! I was taking pictures of mine early on during the Super Bowl- but didn't have to worry about hubby since he's not a football fan. I especially love the table topper print- what great colors and I like how you used the matching ribbon to tie the napkins- what a great look! Love how you did the mantel with the golden hoops with red flowers, the candles and the heart strings! Very creative and romantic!

  7. Ann, your table looks lovely with the plaid. Truly unique and the way you tied in the ribbon on the napkins. A table by the fire is truly romantic. The sign is the cutest ever and the falling hearts.

  8. Ann, I did the same thing last year ~ moving the table in front of the fireplace; I promise it was really romantic, but hot! I love your plaid tablecloth and the red flowers as a centerpiece. The plaid ribbon and napkin is the show stopper.

  9. Ann, it has been so dreary here for days, I am having a hard time getting any photos. I do love your mantel decor, the embroidery hoops are so pretty. I love the plaid cloth, it really gives a wow factor with the matching ribbon. I am glad that your husband will be home in time for Valentine’s. You have created a Romantic Tablescape for the both of you to enjoy!

  10. Ann, your romantic table for two is just beautiful. I love the plaid tablecloth, and matching bows used as napkin rings. The gold flatware creates such a pretty accent against the tablecloth. Everything looks just perfect for a cozy and romantic dinner for two. I hope that you have a Happy Valentine's Day!!!

  11. Ann,
    We have been having the grayest days in Texas ever so my photography is suffering greatly. I am so Loving your embroidery hoops and your cozy fire with your table is so inviting. The plaid is stunning and I love it!

  12. Love the first lines of your post almost as much as the tablescape! Hope your hubby does get to enjoy what you were up to during the Super Bowl. :) That plaid tablecloth is so striking and really makes a dramatic statement - just lovely! I really like the colour combination of your dish stack which ties in perfectly. Great fireplace decor - I know fishing line does tend to make lighter things twist and ALWAYS the wrong way! You've come up with a great alternative. The pretty hoops above your mantel with the candles look wonderful. So enjoyed my visit here!

  13. Hopping over from Blue Sky at Home blog. So glad I did. Love how your table is set with darker colors. And even the fireplace mantel looks darling. Hope you get to enjoy it. It really does look perfect.

  14. This tablescape is the epitome of cozy and romantic, and I really do hope you get to enjoy it with your husband when he returns. It is difficult to avoid all the pink and frill, but you managed to create a romantic look that could also appeal to a masculine sensibility with the color scheme, and great tablecloth with coordinating bow napkin rings. I was instantly drawn to the pretty hearts hanging from the branches beneath your mantle. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  15. what I wouldn't give for a romantic dinner next to a roaring fire on these cold winter nights. I'm totally digging the plaid and hearts, well done! Happy Vday!

  16. This is very cozy and plaid gets my vote every time!

  17. A dinner for two near the fireplace is a perfect chiuse for Valentine's day! Love your palette, very warm and romantic!

  18. I love how your plaid tablecloth and how it adds a warm, cozy feel to your table. The mantel decorations are a nice touch. I really like your flatware pattern, do you know what what the name of it is by chance?

    1. Maureen, I'm sorry, I don't know the flatware pattern. I purchased it about 18 or 19 years ago when there used to be Value City stores, they have since closed their variety stores and only have the furniture stores now.

  19. Ann, I got a big chuckle out of your opener. ;) I love your cozy table by the fireplace and your pretty embellished hoop wreaths and suspended hearts make for the perfect back drop for Valentine’s Day. I’m mad for plaid and your tablecloth and ribbon are so striking and perfect for any number of occasions or holidays. It’s always a pleasure to blog hop with you and have a virtual seat at your table. ♥

  20. Oh my. I love your table topper and matching ribbon. Very unique.

  21. I noticed your fireplace and hearts right away. It really adds to the ambiance. What a great tablecloth with the red, black and white check, because it adds a touch of rustic and/or masculine look to your table. Happy Valentines!

  22. This is such a pretty tablescape by the fire! I love the wreaths over the mantel! Very warm and cozy!

  23. Valentines Day 2018 just to arrive this really very good looking Valentines Day 2018.

  24. I love your string of hearts and your sweet sign sentiment. I hope you were able to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart!

  25. I love your tabletop and the way you have accessorized the table. Awesome post. Thank you for sharing.