Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine's Day Pink and Gold Table Decor with Gold Flatware

There's a pretty good (approximately 100%) chance we'll get takeout food for Valentine's Day. Because one of my favourite gifts is not having to cook. I'm not sure if it will be vegan sushi or Chinese food, but I do know that we'll serve up our takeout at a pretty pink and gold Valentine's Day table. Because even takeout deserves a lovely setting, especially on Valentine's Day. For this Valentine's Day tablescape, I primarily gathered up dishes and decorative items I already had in my home. But the real showstopper is my new gold flatware from Amara, sellers of luxury home fashions.

Pink for Valentine's Day is an obvious choice (which is totally fine with me), but I felt that pairing my glittery pink chargers with gold flatware would be a bit more unexpected. I have been wanting gold cutlery for a while now and, in particular, I coveted this A by Amara Paloma matt gold flatware set. I worked with Amara previously on my black and gold New Year's Eve party table. You might recall the lovely black and white cake stand or the cool black ring candlestick. Amara was kind enough to provide the flatware for my celebratory Valentine's Day table too.

Not only is Paloma gold flatware sleek and lovely, but it's also made in Portugal from 18/10 stainless steel with a 2.5 micron real gold coating. It feels quite heavy and luxurious in the hand.

Ever since I got my Cricut Explore Air™, I tend to add a little something crafty to each celebratory tablescape. This time, inspired by the gold flatware, I cut some "xoxo" confetti from gold glitter cardstock for my Valentine's table. You can find the "xoxo" project ready to cut in Cricut Design Space™.

I also (very quickly) cut two little hearts from dark pink cardstock. I simply tucked the cardstock hearts into the twine that I had wrapped around a couple of small cream-coloured pillar candles for my Scandi-inspired red and white Christmas table. I like to re-purpose decorative items from season to season, largely because it's easier than putting them away in (my full-to-bursting) storage.

I cut a large "xoxo" banner with my Cricut too, using white glitter cardstock. I strung the letters on inexpensive pink yarn that we had in the basement in one of my daughter's knit project kits. I have kept two removable hooks on the top of my dining armoire so I can attach garlands easily as needed. I hung a swag of pretty white crystals there for my Christmas home tour.

Other than my gorgeous new flatware and the newly crafted items, I used things I already had to create my Valentine's Day tablescape. Granted I have a lot to choose from, being a borderline hoarder when it comes to dishes. I first laid out a lacy table runner that I previously got from Afloral. Seeing as I steamed the finish off the centre of the dining table after our dining room renovation, I always now need a table runner or tablecloth to cover the damage! This is a particularly pretty one, with a romantic feel befitting the occasion.

The vintage red Avon perfume candle holders that I used on my Christmas table came in handy again for a red touch on my Valentine's table. Perhaps the most useful of all my decor items are the vintage milk glass vases I have collected over the years. They look nice for every occasion. For Valentine's Day, I filled a large white milk glass vase with a selection of pale pink and white faux florals from Afloral. I also incorporated a couple of peach-coloured faux roses to tie in the colour scheme to the bold coral interior of my dining cabinet.

I topped the pink chargers with simple white plates and then small Johnson Brothers Old English pink roses china plates. Then I popped some creamy cloth napkins in crystal napkin rings for a glam touch. To hold celebratory beverages, I used small vintage crystal wine glasses my mom gave me. We use them a lot - they are great for sparkling juices for the kids on special occasions.

I love that my new Paloma gold flatware is uniquely shaped. Notice the handle of the knife faces away from the blade. I think the sweet little spoons are my fave though.

Okay, bring on the takeout food! I am ready to celebrate. And if there's a little bit of chocolate for dessert, even better! (Hint to my family.)

Will you be dressing up your table for Valentine's Day? Will you cook, order in or go to a restaurant? Is chocolate going to be a thing?

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  1. What a gorgeous table! Can you come to my new place and decorate???

    1. Thank you Laura! If there is sunshine in your new town, I'll be there in a sec! ;)

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