How do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?
We like to add a few loving touches to our house at this time of year. Here is a unique Valentine’s Day table setting to give you some ideas on how to use items you may already have to create a perfect “match”.
This year’s tablescape was inspired by a recent visit to La Vie En Blanc in Fort Lauderdale. It’s a charming boutique with a tea salon where you can enjoy a wonderful lunch and either a cup of imported French teas or a little bubbly. And, then I got out some of my sweet mother-in-law’s teacups from our china cabinet. We created a “mix and match” setting with a touch of gold in the chargers, pink and white linens, some stacked books and some lovely teacups and plates in various shades of pink.
At the tea salon at La Vie En Blanc, they use a beautiful collection of mix and match china. They even served a delicious chilled tomato soup in a teacup as a starter.
We received a few special pieces of china from my hub’s Mom when she passed several years ago. Everyone loved her and she really was one of a kind. She had quite a collection of teacups and a few tea plates. I decided that we did not need to go out to buy heart-shaped or flowered plates when we have something already pretty special right in our china cabinet. This actually reminded me to use these special cups when enjoying a cuppa tea. Why not make tea time extra special?
Then, my dear friend sent us a Valentine’s Day selection of teas by Harney & Sons Fine Teas. The chocolate tea was like nothing I have ever tasted and was really delicious. Pairing this with a Walker’s Shortbread Cookie was simply divine! One of the tea tins is a vibrant shade of fuschia pink with flowers. It was perfect to use as a part of our Valentine’s Day centerpiece. By adding a few fresh roses, this created a perfect vignette. I just love how it looks on our dining room table!