Image by Mary Costa Photography
If you’re planning on ditching the standard ‘dining out’ theme for Valentine’s Day, get creative and cook your own meal and create a beautiful table setting. Whether it’s with your husband, boyfriend or even a group of your girl friends, a little bit of love and attention can go a long way when it comes to setting a table for this romantic day.
It’s very tempting to stick to the traditional red theme for Valentine’s Day, but this year I’ve really enjoyed playing with some other ideas and combining bright colours. I will be putting this into action tomorrow evening when me and my boyfriend will be enjoying a lovely home cooked meal. I absolutely adore this table setting created by lifestyle blogger Leah Bergman of Freutcake. These plates can be found in Anthroplogie, but unfortunately only seem to be on the US site. The gold cutlery is something I have been eyeing up for a while and a selection of different styles can be found in shops such as House Doctor, Habitat or for a slightly more expensive set, look on the Amara website. The combination of all these stunning pieces would be a perfect addition to any romantic meal.
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without flowers – these make a beautiful centrepiece and help bring your table to life. Bouquets can sometimes be overly expensive at this time of year so you could opt for a combination of real flowers and artificial to save some money- you will barely be able to see the difference. I always say, however, that it’s best to shop local when it comes to fresh flowers and try to shop to the season as well. In February there are a wide range of flowers that are perfect for creating a vibrant table setting. Some of my favourite Spring flowers are Hellebores and Fritillaries and my go to florists in the Edinburgh area are Rose & Ammi, Pyrus Flowers & Rogue Flowers.
How are you planning on setting your table for your Valentine’s dinner?