If you’ve been around here for even a little while then you know I love navy! So, this table might be my favorite!! I’ll be honest, I was struggling coming up with inspiration. I had been to Hobby Lobby, Target, TJMaxx, Micheals, searching for some sort of spring inspiration to hit me, but it just wasn’t. I finally remembered I had this silver trophy vase I had bought at Vintage Market Days last year that I have been dying to use. That was a start at least. I opened my craft storage closet looking for fabric. I had actually purchased some light purple daises while at Walmart the day before. So, I started to look at my lavender fabric stash. Then I spotted the navy gingham I had left over from the euro shams I made for our master bedroom. And then the creative wheel finally started to turn! If I had gone the lavender route, I would have had to make 3 more napkins, but navy – I had plenty of those! Win, win! (and besides I went the lavender route last year haha)
A few years back a friend of mine shared with me one of their family traditions. She told me that once they had kids they stopped going out for Valentine’s Day, but rather spent Valentine’s evening at home with the family. But, she made it special. She got out the good china, and crystal and silver. She made the table up fancy and had everyone ‘get dressed’ for dinner. I loved this idea and started doing it myself. We don’t go to a lot of fancy dinners or even nice dinners with the whole family, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to teach the kids how to behave in these situations. Because baseball season has begun, we had our dinner a day late last night.
This year I decided to not drag out my china. I wanted to use my red chargers, so I decided to purchase some plain white plates from the dollar store. These goblets are from the dollar store as well – this way if something gets broken it’s no big deal.
The rest of the decorations cost all of $5. Tissue paper poms hung from the ceiling fan.
The vases are filled with shiny basket filler, and a candle.
I cut a heart from felt for the center of each plate.
Simple but festive. 🙂 Have a great weekend!!