This year I will not be able to set a new Valentine’s Day tablescape, so I am re-posting both my Valentine’s Day 2015 & 2016 for all our new members.
I’ll be back with another tablescape very soon.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Breakfast Tablescape
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As promised, here is my tablescape for a Valentine’s Day breakfast. Since the tablescape was casual, I felt the centerpiece should be casual as well. I filled a vase that I had from a previous floral arrangement with conversation heart candies and a bouquet of artificial heart and “ XO” pattern flowers from Michael’s Arts & Crafts
Casual calls for paper plates and napkins. First of all, paper goods are perfect to emphasize a theme and cleanup is a breeze. Even if you use them with stoneware charger plates or dinner plates, the dirty dishes will still be disposable.
I found the glassware in Marshall’s a few years back with the “Heart & XO pattern”. I couldn’t resist this purchase because the colors of the glassware reminded me of a Valentine’s Day cake stand I bought in Sur La Table many years ago with a very similar pattern. I use the cake stand for many of my Valentine’s Day desserts and I thought the glasses were a perfect match. The mugs were another find in Marshall’s and I knew that they would look great with my red flatware and brighten up the table.
The flowers were an unexpected find and I loved the heart and “XO” pattern stamped on the flower because it matched the glassware as well and everything seemed to come together nicely.
When I purchase items years apart and they look as if they were part of a set purchased together, for someone who loves tablescapes as much as I do, it is a great satisfaction.
This is how I buy many of my tablescape accessories, a little bit here and there. I buy what catches my eye without having a plan for them at the moment. Eventually, these items become just what I am looking for, for a tablescape. So my advice to you would be, if you see something cute, whimsical and inexpensive, make the purchase and save it for a future tablescape. You just never know if you will ever find the same item again.
The heart cake stand is perfect not only to serve desserts for dinner but Valentine’s Day donuts and bagels for breakfast. Add some juice and coffee and breakfast is ready….heart shaped waffles would be a nice touch also.
A last minute add on to this tablescape and recent purchase that I thought was so adorable are the red heart shaped bowls; another find in Michael’s Arts & Crafts. For breakfast, they would be perfect for fruit salad and for dinner, a pudding or crème brulee.
The Place Setting
Breakfast table details
Pink tablecloth from Linens and Things
White charger plates from Pfaltzgraff
Red dinner plates from Pier I
Theme luncheon plate and paper napkins from Party City
Glassware from Marshall’s
Mugs from Marshall’s
Red flatware from Homegoods
Cake stand from Sur La Table
Heart shaped bowls from Michael’s Arts & Crafts
Artificial Flowers from Michael’s Arts & Crafts
I hope this post gave you some ideas for a Valentine’s Day breakfast at your house. Until my next post, stay well and make every day a celebration!
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