In this post: Why sit in a restaurant full of people when you can have a lovely dinner at home? Here’s a romantic table setting for two by the fireplace.
How do you define romance? With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s something that most of us are thinking about. There are so many commercial cues that signal a “Hallmark holiday”, but when it really comes down to it, romance, for me, is simply about being with someone I love in the most welcoming of environments. So, I like to set a romantic table setting for two…
My Valentine’s table setting, like all things I treasure, needs to please all of the senses. From tasty sweets to aromatic flowers, plush seating, to crackling candles and all the visual beauty I can possibly muster, my tablescape aims to delight on many levels.
I am a huge fan of fresh flowers and that is always a great place to start. These lovely roses are cradled in a soft linen blush pink napkin and tossed on the cream damask French chair.
My favorite go-to for an air of romance is a mix of vintage china. Here I paired some of my most treasured pink flowered pieces, all flecked in gold, to add a sense of refinement to the table.
And always there are candles, lending a warm glow to the scene. For the floral arrangement I started with a base of pale pink hyacinths, the most delicious smelling flower of all and added in lilac hued roses and greens for lushness and interest.
These sweets were provided by a wonderful local merchant who makes fresh homemade Italian delights daily. The platter is a chintzware sample from my vintage collection.
The hyacinths alone looked so pretty in a pink mason jar. My Renaissance church candlestick seems to make it to every one of my table settings. I wish I had more of them!
Prepping the roses at the sink is always a pleasure. Who doesn’t love the relaxed joy of preparing a flower arrangement, working lovingly with the beautiful blooms?
The china patterns are enhanced by the vintage pink damask tablecloth they sit upon, just rosy enough to bring out the pinks in the plates.
Placing this setting fireside only adds to the romance.
The inclusion of pink chocolate hearts adds a playful note, as well as a sweet treat to look forward to at the end of the meal.
I can hardly look at this photo and not smell the gorgeous aroma…
This meal did actually include proper food, but I much rather look at sweets and flowers all day. Will you be spending Valentine’s Day with someone you love?
Romantic Table Setting Source List
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- Vintage china teacups
- Vintage china plates
- Pink mason jar
- Brass candlesticks
- Silver candlesticks
- Bobeches with color drops
- Crystal Pitcher
- Pink taper candles
- Pink pillar candle
- French chairs
- Pink damask tablecloth
- Ivory Linen pillow
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