Friday, February 3, 2017

valentine's table // two ways

I don't normally do too much for valentine's day around the house but I recently repurposed some antique gold candlesticks that I was so inspired by, I just had to do something to bring them out for their debut. over the past few months, I've been gathering random brass candlesticks from goodwill and I finally found enough to spray paint and use for a tablescape. speaking of tablescapes, there are still so many pieces that I'm waiting [not so patiently] to receive from our wedding registry such as napkins and new silverware, but I still wanted to have fun with what I have now. so I decided to put together a table for two and a galentine's brunch table. it's worth noting that I recently got my wisdom teeth removed so I found myself with a little bit of extra time around the house, in between resting and taking pain pills, and setting the table sounded like fun... it's not like I actually got to eat anything though.

a valentine's table for two makes total sense for a romantic dinner at home; however, it also makes total sense when your home is in shambles and you need to hide the other half of the dining table. we recently had a small leak in our kitchen ceiling [don't get me started] and there's a huge ladder in our kitchen along with some drywall and other not-so-beautiful items. it has actually been quite an eventful last few days in our home... so a table for two it is! 

bubbly is a must-have for valentine's day, I mixed mine with grapefruit juice and a touch of campari for a festive and delicious cocktail.

can you see my obsession with the candlesticks?? swoon. how many is too many, I wonder.

swap the elegant candlesticks for cheeky mugs and voila! you're ready for a fun galentine's brunch.

today, I'm linking up with the charm of home. be sure to stop by for some fun valentine's inspired links!


  1. I love how your table is subtly Valentine's Day without being overly pink and red in your face. Those candlesticks are beautiful, but I really love your marble bubbly holder!

  2. What a pretty table. The Royal Albert plates look great with the black and white plates. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.