Now that we are headed into the Valentine’s Day countdown, here’s a romantic blush and gold formal tablescape idea. Blush is a very delicate color and it’s very soothing to the eye, not to mention it’s rather neutral and pairs well with so many other colors. Because I love my family so, I set my table for four. Yes, you and your family can share in the Valentine’s Day celebration and in great style.
I started with a blank canvas – a white tablecloth. Blush plates, vintage glasses, table runner and napkins anchor the monochromatic color and basic table setting elements. Gold flatware, napkin rings and vintage brass candle holders bring a little glam to the table. Simple blush roses, scattered rose petals and greenery with white candles complete the look.
My Baldwin brass candlesticks are from eBay and the thin ones from Goodwill. I love going out on treasure hunts! I highly suggest buying dripless candles unless you want to be removing wax from your linens. I’ve had quite a number of pieces ruined by wax. Yes, you can spend hours removing the wax, but why not avoid the hassle altogether? Another option would be votive candles. When arranging flowers down the center, try and keep them below eye level so you can engage in conversation with your guests.
The blush plates are from World Market. These gorgeous gold bamboo utensil from Flatasay is from Amazon, but they are currently out of stock.
I purchased the napkins and table runner on Amazon. The table runner is from Solino and the napkins from Villeroy and Boch, but I recommend the matching Solino hemstitch napkins for a more cohesive look. Napkin rings were a great find at HomeGoods.
I’ve had these beautiful and vintage Cristal D’Arques-Durand Rosaline Pink glasses for a few years now. While they are discontinued, you can still find some on eBay or Replacements, LTD. These champagne coupe glasses also do double duty as dessert cups. I’ve used them either way.
Desserts were placed on opposite ends of the table runner. On one end of the table, I placed my Champagne and Raspberry Gelatine Mold and Chocolate Covered Strawberries on the other. Simple chocolate candy pieces were placed in small heart dishes as well.
I hope you enjoy and draw inspiration from my tablescape as you create your own Valentine’s Day special event. I leave you with one of my favorite quotes, “Who, being loved, is poor?” ~ Oscar Wilde.