Yesterday I played around with table decorating!! It really is something that is so much fun!! I always challenge myself to use what I have, and if I have to add, I do it on the cheap.
I’ve shared with you before our family Valentine’s dinner tradition. One of the best parts of this tradition for me, is an excuse to set the table!
I kept it simple this year, and I love the outcome! I just love it when things come out as good or better than the vision in my head. 🙂
I used my black and white gingham table runners that I made at Thanksgiving. I added some kraft paper placemats. Red chargers, white napkins and plates.
The placemats were simply cut from a roll of kraft paper and I added the XO with black craft paint.
The only things I purchased were the red paper heart doilies that I used in the center and on top of the plates, and the tulips that were used in the centerpiece. I gathered together crystal bud vases and candlesticks to cluster together for the centerpiece.
So, I did this table for about $7. When I buy dishes and such, I try to buy things that will go with lots of different schemes – white plates, white napkins, crystal, even the red chargers are very versatile. I don’t really have the storage for lots of different dishes, so this works best for me.
Here are a couple of pictures at night with the candles lit.
I can’t wait for our family dinner! 🙂
Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles says
Pretty, pretty! Those placemats are way too cute!
Liz Gaxiola says
So cute and pretty I wish I had a table only have a breakfast bar :(, I'm stopping by from The Creative Circle
Kathy Baugher says
So pretty! I love this family tradition, we might have to copy you this year. Setting tables are so much fun! Your tulips look fantastic clustered in your little bud vases and your painted xo(s) are perfection! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Circle.