A Farmhouse Inspired Valentine’s Day Tablescape with a few pops of red and
an idea for a DIY favor baked in your very own kitchen.
I invite you to join me and celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Welcome to another edition of Styled & Set, which is a lovely Holiday Entertaining Blog Tour and the brainstorm of Lory from Designthusiasm. You can see our Thanksgiving tour HERE and our Christmas tour HERE. I went with pops of traditional red for my Farmhouse Inspired Valentine’s Day Tablescape. I thought about going neutral or even pink, but I think Valentine’s Day needs a pop of red!
If you are joining me from Setting for Four…welcome! At the end of the post, I will be directing you to the next stop on the tour. We have a full week of inspiration from some amazingly talented bloggers. So far the images have blown me away.
Whenever I “set the table,” as my mom used to say, I usually start with the linens. I think about what I have and if there’s something I can use that will fit my theme. I wanted these red placemats at Christmas, but talked myself out of them because I had perfectly good plaid ones that I love. Not this time! I decided to splurge and treat myself…and I’m so glad I did. I have this version from Pier 1 in navy and beige too, so if I want to mix and match, I can.
Next, I usually decide on the centerpiece. My centerpieces are simple and almost always involve a tray. For this one, I started with a painted wood tray and added a lantern, flowers in a pitcher and a candle.
I am still loving anything copper…especially these napkin rings that were a Christmas gift from my son and daughter-in-law. Clearly, they read my blog and knew I would like them! The copper top lantern, pitcher, and moscow mule mugs added some shine and pulled everything together.
So what are the farmhouse style elements that inspired this table setting? The lantern for sure, the wood tray, the grain sack stripe napkins, the ivory plates and the vintage glasses. It’s not all technically farmhouse, but by adding a few elements, I achieved the welcoming look I was going for. Cozy but not over the top.
Before I let you go to visit the next blog, I want to share an easy, DIY favor idea. A few years ago I posted a recipe for Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Cookies. I just made them again and updated the post by adding a printable bag topper for packaging.
These would be perfect for any sort of party or gathering. They would also make cute teacher gifts or classroom treats.
*Some links on this page lead to shops and websites (like Amazon) where I am an affiliate. Click HERE for my complete Disclosure Statement.
Farmhouse Inspired Valentine’s Day Tablescape Shopping Sources:
red placemats | wood chargers | ivory plates | copper napkin rings | copper pitcher | copper mugs | LED candles | lantern with copper roof | napkins (similar) | flatware (similar) | chair seat fabric | boxwood wreath | Be Mine free printable banner | Happy Valentine’s Day bag topper printable
Now it’s time to send you on to Taryn’s blog, Design, Dining & Diapers. If you’ve never been there, you are in for a treat. Taryn’s style is stunning and she shares everything from decor to recipes to entertaining tips.
Here is the rest of today’s line-up…along with all the posts from earlier this week.