Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our LOVE-ly Table for Valentine's Day

For us, Valentine's Day is about celebrating the love of family
and one of the ways we do that is by having a special supper together.
I love the way their faces light up when they walk into the dining room and see the table decorated.

For Valentine's Day I started with a basic white tablecloth and added these wonderful red placemats I found on a Christmas clearance sale at JYSK.  I loved the deep red color and the swirly heart design.

I added white napkins with these napkin rings, which again I found at a clearance sale at Stokes.

I added my basic white dishes, a heart candle at each place setting (from the DollarStore) and a heart box.

These I also found on clearance a few years ago.  I love the pattern on the them.

And I filled them with homemade "Caramel Smoochies".

For the center of the table I used this wreath.

And candle holder.  Again both were found at the DollarStore.

Put together they looked quite nice.

I added some roses and greenery in a vase.

The flowers were also picked up at the DollarStore.  It's a great place to find things and fits my budget :)

The vase was given to me for Mother's Day a few years ago.

Then I added some greenery down the center of the table.

And a rose at each place setting.

Along with their cards.

I was very happy with how everything came together.

And with the candles lit.

The table glowed.

And we had a wonderful evening celebrating together as a family.

"The love of a family is life's greatest blessing."

I am joining Marty at "A Stroll Through Life" for Tabletop Tuesday

And Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" for Tablescape Thursday


  1. Alana...everything looks so precious and lovely!

    What a beautiful treat for your loving family.

    Thank you for sharing.


  2. Gorgeous. Love your beautiful Valentine's table. Your dishes, linens and all of your accessories are stunning. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. A beautiful Valentin's table. The linens are beautiful, but that vase is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  4. Dear Alana...so, so pretty! Such a beautiful Valentine celebration for you and your family! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs ♥

  5. Alana- You always have the pretties photos.

    Stop by my post today, I have named you as the recipient of an award!!

  6. Such a beautiful table! I love the Dollar Store too!

  7. This tablescape is so inviting and romantic and budget friendly. Love it!

  8. Maria - Thanks & I'm glad I could share it with you :)

    Marty - Thank you for hosting Tabletop Tuesday. I'm glad I could join in.

    Karie - I don't use the vase often but went beautifully with this table.

    Teri - Your welcome and thanks for stopping by :)

    Blondee - Thank you so much for the award and the kind comments you wrote.

    Debi - The DollarStore is definately a great place when you're on a budget.

    Misty - Thanks so much :)


  9. So pretty and how special to do a table like that for your family! I really love those placemats and napkin rings! That is such a pretty effect when you lit the candles and the white roses glowed pink! I'm wondering if you're from Canada..."Stokes" is one of my fave stores!


  10. That vase is beautiful. I love everything about your fabulous table. The candy came out like a high end candy store display.

  11. DD - I am from Canada. My daughter works in a store right across from Stokes so I get to visit there often when I pick her up from work :)

    Donnie - Thank you so much!


  12. How well you have honored your precious family with your lovely tablescape. The heart boxes are wonderful...and homemade chocolates...what's not to love about that! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  13. So pretty. I am curious about the recipe for the home made candy? Looks wonderful!

  14. Christine - I will post the recipe this week. It is so easy to make :) ~Alana~


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