I found these plates at Target this year & knew that I wanted them for my Valentine's tablescape. Since I live in a family of all boys (now men), I thought they would be perfect. They are not too girly.
I'm not real happy with how this tablescape turned out. But since I put it together last minute, I didn't have a lot of time to play around with it. I tend to tweak at things for about a week before I get it where I am happy. Since I tend to be a procrastinator, sometimes that doesn't leave me time for tweaking. Oh well.
Since the salad plates had letters on them, I did my theme around that. I had these metal letters I picked up from Marshalls a few years back. So that each person would know where to sit, I tied the first letter of each persons name to each glass. Here is my glass. "K" for Kim. I used red tulle to tie on each letter.
I tucked the red napkin between the letter plate & the larger red plate.
I just picked up the "XOXO" from TJ Maxx this past weekend. I had seem many bloggers with them in their decor. I knew I had to have them. And now I do.
I used some more of the metal letters to spell out words on the table.
I loved that these plates say "I heart u". You know what? I do love each one in my family. At least today I do. lol.
I also threw in some metal numbers and some of my letter balls as scatters.
Tablecloth: Walmart (this year)
Red plates: Target (this year)
I heart u plates: Target (this year)
Red napkins: Kohl's (this year, clearance item from Christmas)
Silverware: Brylane Home (last year, clearance item)
Glasses: Walmart (few years ago)
XOXO: TJ Maxx (this year)
Metal letters and numbers: Marshall's (few years ago)
Letter Balls: Coldwater Creek outlet (last year, clearance item)
Candlesticks: where my Mother in laws
This wasn't my best tablescape, but the boys, I mean men, in my family won't mind. They don't care if they eat off of paperplates. Which they do quite a bit. Not my choice.
I am still working on my girly Valentine's tablescape and if I can tweak it to where I like it, I'll share it with you next week.
I hope that each of you has a Happy Valentine's Day and someone special to share it with.
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch