Dining In, Romantic Valentines Table

I put together a beautiful, romantic table top for Valentines day this year. I hope you find it inspiring if you’re dining in too. This tablescape was so fun to do and I really enjoyed making some of the heart elements and arranging all of the little details. Make sure you watch the video tour for the yarn heart tutorial! You’ll see my no sew fabric hearts in the video….I shared that sweet heart craft last week if you missed that post!

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I love using mauves and soft pinks in my decor this time of year and carrying it into the Spring. I think pink is such a beautiful color, and when I can pull it in with muted tones, it goes beautifully in our home.

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Dining In Valentines Buffet Decorations

For the buffet table, I kept my mirror up from Christmas and decide to layer in a few elements. I love the chippy mauve shutter on the right. The light pink heart hanging from it was from Hobby Lobby last year, and it’s something I usually keep out most of the year. The book page heart banner was so simple to make and I love the interest it adds to the mirror. The buffet table top is stacked with used books, a sweet hydrangea bouquet, and some of my antique ironstone pieces. The chicken wire heart showcases some of the no sew fabric hearts I made. The cream and sage clips hold torn book pages and add varying height and texture to that little nook.

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Romantic Valentines Table Centerpiece

For the table centerpiece, I started with a DIY riser. I’ll be sharing a tutorial for that in a few weeks… so stay tuned! I slid some ivory muslin fabric underneath the riser as a runner of sorts to add a little softness to the centerpiece. Antique plates add to the height of the floral arrangement, and old books add a creamy texture to balance it out. The floral arrangement is made up of fresh hydrangeas and faux pink buds. I love mixing fresh and faux florals together, especially this time of year!

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Dining In Valentines Table Place Setting

For each place setting, I used thrifted white dishes and layered up with my mauve linen ruffle tea towels. I added in the Lenox French Perle Plates and topped each one off with a little envelope. For the envelopes, I added a small heart cutout from a book page and filled them with some of my favorite american moss. I thought the envelopes were a sweet nod to love letters.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this Valentine table scape. Do you plan on going out or dining in this year? With the twins, we will most definitely be dining in. Maybe we will pull their highchairs up and eat dinner by candle light. 😉

I’ll be sharing a video tutorial on how to make my wooden hymn art next week. I’ve had a lot of requests for this, so I think you’ll enjoy it! I’m also going to be holding a giveaway, and sending one of the “It Is Well” hymn arts to one of you!

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Kayla C.

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! Yes they really are! Can’t wait to pull my tulips out in a week or so! 🙂

    1. Hi Ann!
      That was a Facebook Marketplace find that I painted! I couldn’t believe I snagged it. Hoping you find something you love! Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Love the colors for the dining table & chair! What paint & stain colors did you use to refurbish it?

    1. Thank you! Chairs are painted in a color that is no longer produced, but Jolie has a paint color VERY similar that I love.

      It’s the color Eucalyptus!

      For the table, I diluted Special Walnut and used that for a VERY light stain!

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