What is romance to you? Is it snuggling by the fire? Hiking through nature with the person of your dreams? Or is it the definition given by Merriam-Webster?
“A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.”
I am a “romantic” at heart and love all things related to adventure, imagination and just about anything that creates an escape from the everyday routines of life. So, when approached by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate to join a group of extremely talented ladies in this tablescape bloghop, I was quick to “hop” on board. It is an honor and a pleasure to be a part of this group of bloggers.
In addition, I decided to add a few tablescapes from across the web to share ideas for using vintage and antique pieces. Let me know your thoughts.
Preparing the Table
A dear friend of the family cleaned out some of her china recently and gave me several pieces from her collection. It’s a double honor today, to use some of her treasures.
The floral salad plate is part of her Lenox, Pinafore pattern. It’s such a delicate pattern of pinks and greens, I thought it perfect for a romantic tablescape.
The depression glass bell was a gift from my sweet sister. I found the crystal and brass votives at a local flea market. Pulling it all together for a romantic dinner with my hubby, was the most fun of all. Yes, it’s a bit fru-fru for a man, but he loves me regardless!
A Feeling of Excitement
Nothing more fitting to scatter across the table than a few SweetTarts. My daughter and I LOVE them! It was a challenge to arrange them on the table without eating them.
My mother-in-love gifted these champagne flutes to us one Christmas. They are pink stemmed from the Breast Cancer Awareness Shop for a Cure.
A Little Mystery
As the sun begins to set, I plug in the lights beneath the table for a little extra ambiance.
The French chairs are his and her antiques. How fun that he has his chair with elevated arms and I have mine… with more relaxed arms. It’s like the chair has been pulled out for me by more than one gentleman….my man and the creator of this chair from generations ago.
A couple of gifts for the man who is the absolute love of my life. He is a server, provider, giver and wonderful father. I am blessed to be his wife.
Light the candles…
The cupcakes for the cupcake stands are on the way…
Romantic Tablescapes from Across the Web
You can find vases like these in antique malls, like Southern Antiques & Accents ;), thrift stores or big box stores. If you run across crystal or glass candlesticks pick them up. Then if you find discarded votives or pendant lights, glue them together for a custom look on your table.
Look for a beautiful old lantern like this and add red or white candles with flower petals. Set your table with white dishes, add red and crystal glassware for a quick and sweet table.
What a simple centerpiece! Fill a large bowl with red ornaments, beads and heart garland, a hurricane glass and candle.
This centerpiece would be super easy to make with a floral foam cone and a whole bunch of Dollar Tree roses. Check your local antique mall for red glasses, vintage tablecloth and runner.
The tablecloth, dishes and rose bouquets on the table are striking. Look for square vases at antique malls or thrift stores, purchase red twine, a Quick Water Floral Kit and a faux rose bouquet to make your own centerpieces.
This whole centerpiece could be purchased from the Dollar Tree or a thrift store. So pretty!
I saved these two examples for last because they are my absolute favorite. I am in love with the rose balls. These could be scaled down for a dinner for two or used for a wedding reception in any color.
Ready for a nice evening at home. If only the weather would cooperate! Snuggling by the fire is my favorite.
For more inspiration for your romantic tablescape, visit these talented and adventurous bloggers.