Last year I thoroughly enjoyed being part of a dynamic group of bloggers who love setting a beautiful tablescape just as much as I do. I was thrilled to be invited back to the group this yea.r and our first Tablescape Blog Hop celebrates Valentine’s Day and I am sharing a romantic table for two.
Chloe of Create of Celebrate and Decorate works diligently to keep us all organized and on track, and this week 23 bloggers are sharing their vision of a romantic tablescape. By the end of the week you will have no shortage of ideas to inspire you. Each day as the posts go live I will update the bloggers links below.
Romantic Table For Two
When it comes to a romantic table for two, you don’t need a fancy dining room, or even a dining table. In fact, I created this tablescape at my sisters home, in front of a bay window in her living room. Her living room is quite large, and she created an intimate sitting area for two in front of the window with two comfortable chairs.
I repositioned an end table that once belonged to our Nana. It has two side leaves that when raised was the perfect size when placed between the chairs.
I have to admit, often when I am creating a tablescape I fly by the seat of my pants. I definitely have a vision of how I want it to look, but often add and take away on the fly.
In fact I had intended to just use a plain white single bed sheet as a tablecloth but decided it needed something more. It just so happened I had worn a scarf that day, that worked perfectly as a wide runner across the table. It added much needed colour and texture to the table.
Inspired by our Nana’s china pattern featured in this post, my sister’s beautiful china is from Royal Dalton. It could not be a better fit for a romantic table. It is from their Romance Collection and is called Juliet.
I had brought along the pink depression glass bowls, which really brings out the pink roses in the china. For Valentine’s Day it would be fun to fill the bowls with chocolate hearts! An appetizer salad of fresh greens and raspberries would also be a pretty touch.
The Waterford crystal glasses sparkle in the sun filtering through the shutters. Filled with an exotic fruit Zifandel it is just the right blush pink.
I love to use food when putting together a tablescape, and this one was no exception. A cherry pie waits in the window seat along with china cups to encourage lingering at the table just a little longer.
It was the last week to buy Amaryllis blooms at the local Farmer’s Market on the weekend, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Placed in a mercury glass vase, the blooms were just starting to open when I set the table. By the time they fully opened they were stunning. If you follow me on Instagram, you can catch a glimpse of all the blooms fully open.
Mercury glass candlesticks hold simple white taper candles to be lit when the sun goes down. I bought these candlesticks years ago at Home Sense and still amaze myself that I haven’t yet broken them!
A romantic table for two doesn’t have to be set just for Valentine’s Day. In my opinion, setting a table like this on a random Wednesday evening gives cause to slow down, relax and enjoy the company of your someone special!
I am all for using your “good” China for everyday occasions once and awhile. Whether you choose the pattern yourself or has it passed down from a loved one, it shouldn’t be locked away in a cabinet waiting for that special occasion. Enjoy it whenever you can!
Almost 32 years ago I married my high school sweetheart and there was no looking back! Not a day goes by that I don’t think how lucky I am to have such a handsome husband who is always on board to make my crazy ideas come to life, and who loves me to the moon and back. There is nothing I love more than to spend quiet dinners with just the two of us, chit chatting about our day, our goals and our dreams.
I hope you enjoyed my vision of a romantic tablescape. Now it’s time for check out the blog links below. Be sure to check back each day this week as the links go live for inspiration to set your own romantic table for two…..whether it be for Valentine’s Day or even better, just because!
Until next time….
Home is Where The Boat Is
Belle Blue Interiors
A casa di Bianca
PMQ for Two
Life and Linda
Knock it Off Kim
My French Twist
Red Cottage Chronicles
Our Crafty Mom
Bluesky at Home
The Painted Apron
The Little Yellow Corner Store
The Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Living With Thanksgiving
At Home With Jemma
From My Carolina Home
Me and My Captain
The Red Painted Cottage
Celebrate & Decorate
What a cozy nook for dining you’ve created! I love your scarf as a runner and the Juliet pattern is so pretty and feminine with its delicate rose and scroll border and perfect for pairing with the pink depression glass! I’ve never seen Amaryllis sold as stems, only growing in single bulb form, beautiful!
Bonnie Morgan says
Maureen, Your pie looks delicious and I love your armaryllis stems! I had enough blossoms to cut last year but had to go out of town and missed enjoying them.
You are so right we should use our good china and crystal and not keep it in a cabinet. Your pattern is beautiful! I am crazy about your window seat and wish my windows were not so low so I could have one.
I’m signing up for your instagram right now.
Fun to blog hop with you.
Jenna Meon says
I am smiling picturing you ripping off your scarf and laying it on the table! That kind of spur of the moment ideas is what makes tablescaping fun!! Your flowers instantly caught my eye, I’ve never seen an amaryllis in those colors. Love the pink buffalo check pillow and the cherry pie vignette, and the beautiful plate stack. And I agree, USE all that pretty stuff!!
Liz/Home and Gardening With Liz says
I love the idea of the table by the bay window. Your table setting is full of romantic overtones. Love the scarf accent and the beautiful dishes. Bringing out the fine china an crystal is always a treat and you are right it can be done anytime not just for special events!
Rita C at Panoply says
Maureen, I DID enjoy this tablescape! Your scarf, your sister’s Juliet china (love!), and the Zifandel in the crystal – together with the lighting – throws off a great, saturated color in all of the photos. I love it!
What a wonderful place to have a cozy chat with a loved one. The Juliet china is so elegant and lends to a soft and quiet feel for an intimate conversation. It is perfectly matched with the pink depression glass and pink table runner/scarf. The crystal glassware and silver mercury glass really enhance the table and make it a classic. The fresh Amaryllis flower is absolutely stunning for your table and makes such a inviting statement. (And, in addition, the cherry pie looks so tempting and a perfect conclusion to a relaxing afternoon. Yum!)
Kari @ Me and My Captain says
I love your tablescape and the scarf was genius. I also admire your depression glass….couldn’t see the pattern though it could have been cabbage rose. I collect the pink rose of Sharon, the yellow Florentine, the green cameo and I love it all. Great job on the fly. LOL
It is always fun blog hopping with you.
The china is so beautiful. Love the idea of using a scarf. Beautiful crystal goblets add so much to your pretty table. You cannot beat cherry pie. Love the Amaryllis.
Maureen, I love all your mercury glass candle sticks and that china is so pretty and perfect for your Valentine tablescape. I love the casual setting, but with a warm, romantic feel. I’d love t find that pink buffalo check, too. It’s wonderful when we can use things we already have in an unexpected way, like your scarf.
Thank you Carol. The pink Buffalo Check pillow covers I found at Ikea about a year ago
Michelle James says
This is stunning! The china is actually my Sister’s Wedding china too! She has been married 28 years! It must be good luck 🙂 The waterford crystal glasses are perfect with it and I love the pink depression glass. I am always looking for it at thrift stores, but always see green. Hopefully this year I will be lucky enough to find some. Thanks for the inspiration!
Chloe Crabtree says
The Juliet china was so unique and pretty! I love the light pink tones, and how the Amaryllis added a hint of green. Just looking at this romantic table for two helps melt any winter blues away. The light filtering through the glasses and the cherry pie, would definitely appeal to my hubby!
Carole @ From My Carolina Home says
Pretty table, love that amaryllis. I have a lot of that Cherryblossom Pink Depression glass! I did a whole Valentine tablescape with it a couple of years ago.
Donna Bianca says
Sweet and romantic and precious with so many lovely details! Bravo!
Your table setting is lovely. I have always been a fan of mercury glass. And I just swooned over the photograph of your flowers…. so beautiful!
Maureen, Your table is so lovely with the beautiful china, crystal and those gorgeous candlesticks! Deciding to use your scarf on the table was very ingenious! In addition to being so pretty, it pulls the table together.
You’ve definitely created the perfect spot for a “take a break and enjoy a bit of romance” with your sweetheart…or I can imagine you and your sister having a bit of a “galentine” moment after you were done your pics – perfect! Love the colour scheme and the use of your Nana’s gorgeous china is very special. Would love a piece of that yummy looking pie! I married my high school sweetheart too -35 years ago – it’s wonderful to be able to share so many of the same memories.
Love this intimate nook and how you took your creativity and impromptu spirit to the next level! So many luscious details and colors. Beautiful!!
Ann Krucek says
Have to agree with everyone else! Pulling off your scarf and using it on your table was genius! It looks beautiful under your Nana’s china. Your photographs of the sun shining through onto through the glasses and onto your table looks beautiful. It looks like such an inviting spot to sit for a while and just enjoy. I hope you and your high school sweetheart have another wonderful Valentine’s Day together – he sounds like a good guy!!!
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says
This is such a beautiful and elegant romantic tablescape. The pretty china and flowers are the perfect touch. That cherry pie looks scrumptious! I hope that you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
What a pretty and impromptu setting! I love the light streaming in from the bay window – adorable buffalo check pillow – a perfectly romantic cozy corner for two.
Pam Richardson says
What a sweet nook next to the window for a table for two. Your scarf was the perfect addition to the the lovely setting. The Juliet pattern is beautiful and that cherry pie looks delicious!…wish I had a piece right now. It is always fun to blog hop with you!
Pie and Rose?! Yes please! I’m a sucker for pink, so all of this is kind of perfect. The flowers and crystal mix perfectly and create an airy romantic vibe. Beautifully done!
Lynn B Spencer says
Hey there friend!
What a lovely table, perfect for casually elegant dining. Your grandma’s plates are so lovely…what a treasure…and coupled with your pink glass!
Like you, my hubby and I will celebrate 32 years this June! Hard to believe.
Have a great day my friend.