It was my daughter’s idea to design a Valentine’s Day in Paris tablescape this year. I chose the black, white, red and gold color scheme and she helped by scattering chocolates on the table!
I’m thrilled to once again join my table stylist friends for the Valentine’s Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by the lovely and talented Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate.
If you’re stopping by after a visit with my friend Kari from Me and My Captain, welcome! The links to the rest of the blogs on the hop is at the end of this post. You’re sure to find a lot of inspiration and ideas!
I must admit…this was the most challenging table I’ve ever designed. It started with my quest to find red roses. I usually find what I need at the Stop & Shop florist, but this time they had every color but red. And I only wanted red roses. Oh well. No flowers for this table.
My second challenge was the lighting. We were having a snow storm and it was very dark in my dining room. You can see the snow out the window in some of my photos. Thank goodness for Lightroom!
I had just about everything else I needed on hand. I found the fleur-de-lis plates at a thrift shop in the glorious pre-pandemic days. They’re not vintage or a designer brand. I was just drawn to the classic motif.
The tablecloth is a piece of Ralph Lauren fabric from my mom’s stash. It’s a heavy canvas with black and white stripes that could be used for outdoor cushions. The black glasses are from Dollar Tree.
I also used the brass candelabras with red taper candles from my Valentine’s Day Nuptial Tablescape. They’re a little wonky, but still charming 😉
My vintage black ice bucket with gold trim fit right in, too. I put a bottle of red wine inside. This ice bucket was also featured in my Self Service Holiday Drink Station.
The lanterns are from my wedding. We now use four of them on the side of the fireplace.
I purchased the Eiffel Tower centerpiece from Michaels (curbside pick-up). It’s a jewelry holder that my daughter has claimed for her room.
The Eiffel Tower is elevated on a small thrift store stool that I also used in my Late Summer Garden Tablescape.
My daughter insisted that her Eiffel Tower snow globe be included in the tablescape, as well.
I tied red satin ribbons around the white linen napkins for a pop of red. I really miss the red roses! I had the gold chargers and gold (plastic) flatware on hand from prior tablescapes.
The final touch was to scatter red Dove dark chocolates on the table. And yes, several were consumed during the process!
I hope you enjoyed my Valentine’s Day in Paris Romanic Tablescape! Be sure to check out the other beautiful tables below!
Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂