Are you getting ready for Valentine’s Day? Looking for a pretty table for inspiration? I love seeing new and exciting table decorations and this year I switched up my pretty in pink design from last year’s Valentine’s Day Tablescape to add a bit more elegance.
Vintage dishes from my great-grandma… fun pieces I brought back from my last trip to England. This table is so sweet!
Ready to jump in?
- Matceramica Dinner Plates
- Champagne Chargers
- Mikasa French Countryside Fruit Bowls
- Mikasa French Countryside Pitcher
- Oneida Countess Flatware
- Antique Pink Knife Rests
- Fruit/Desert Bowls
- Serving Bowl
- Vintage Victorian Cranberry Cruet Condiment Caddy
- Pink Glass Cake Stand
- Gray Buffalo Check Table Runner
This year I decided to keep things simple with a more elegant color scheme… less pink and more white/gray. Not because I don’t LOVE pink but because I wanted the pretty pink florals on my great grandma’s bowls to stand out.
And the best way to make a pretty floral design stand out is to put it against a solid neutral.
So floral bowls against the creamy white of my Mikasa French Countryside fruit bowls… they have similar scalloped edges so they play nicely. If I had the rest of my Mikasa table settings I probably would have kept going with the white but it’s at my Mom’s house… so instead we swapped in a gray dinner plate and matched the table runner with a bit of white and gray buffalo check.
So far it’s all playing so. so. nicely! I wanted to use this little condiment holder as part of the centerpiece… it plays nicely with my great grandma’s dishes but it’s actually a piece I picked up in England last fall. It was 2 euros at a thrift store and I love how delicate it is even with the two pieces missing!
I’m still trying to decide what to use it for… especially since I like to display it with the crannberry condiment holder from last year’s Valentine’s Day table (and I don’t actually need that many condiments on that table).
Maybe desert? Maybe toothpicks? Maybe eggs? Sugar? I have NO idea!
From here I needed a little height for the centerpiece so I grabbed a cake stand with a small bowl of flowers and my matching Mikasa water pitcher. I LOVE using water pitchers as part of the center piece because they’re great for sweet tea here in the south BUT if you’re not a tea drinker (I love diet coke) they also can serve as a vase for a pretty bouquet.
So they’re always functional!
Last but not least I added a few antique glass knife rests from Hungary in the same color as my glass cake stand! It’s a darker dusty rose almost mauve color that really helps pull the color out of those florals. Which is just what I wanted!
Ready for the finished table?