I haven’t put together a tablescape in a hot minute, but I figured an invitation to participate in a blog hop was a good enough excuse. I put together some Valentine’s day table decor using soft purples and pinks, and of course the promise of many desserts.
Check out last year’s Grand Budapest inspired tablescape, and the blue tablescape the year before.
Flip to the bottom to check out the list of other bloggers participating in the hop. Next on the list is: Katherine’s Corner.
Thank you to Chloe for the invitation and the kick in the pants that got me to set a table again! Instead of just eating off a plate while standing in the kitchen.
Valentine’s day Table Decor Ideas
I’ve done all of kinds of table decor themes, but for Valentine’s day I wanted to keep things simple and purple… and pink.
Purple Table Decor
Purple is definitely having a moment in my house. Soft shade of lilac, raspberry, ultra violet etc. I’m here for it. Little did I know I’ve been collecting purple pieces for a while, so this was a natural choice for a colour palette.
Simple Place Settings
I’ve had some pretty ornate ones, but for a dessert dinner – what else do you eat for Valentine’s Day Dinner – I wanted to put out enough cutlery for every conceivable kind of dessert: cupcake, icecream, pie, cookies. You can never be too prepared.
Valentine’s Day Beverages
I love the fancy curves of a tea cup, so I’ve got a few ones out, along with some tasty tea. Even if someone just wants to drink chocolate syrup from one, I’m down with that.
Grab the recipe for my Peppermint Mocha Whiskey Milkshake
I also put out some champagne. There should always be champagne! I thought my guests might enjoy Sour Cherry and Lavendar Lemon syrups as a fun punch to the bubbles.
Pink Feminine Floral Centerpiece
I used a similar display in my Derby Day themed baby shower, and even added another pink bow.
Check out my other floral arrangements and tutorials
Bow Champagne Coupes
I used little pink pipe cleaners to tie bows around the stem of my champagne coupes. These are from Sugar & Cloth , and I’ve had them for a few years now. Even though they’re disposable, I give them a good wash after each use.
I even added a bow to the macaron dish! Stop me before I put bows on everything.
Even though this tablescape isn’t nearly as ornate as some I’ve done in the past, it’s simple and feels right. The perfect setting for an intimate dessert shmorgasbord.
Take a minute to look over my other tablescapes and table decor ideas
Make sure you check out the others in the hop!
Celebrate and Decorate
Home and Gardening With Liz
Bluesky at Home
Red Cottage Chronicles
Living With Thanksgiving
Home is Where the Boat Is
Corner of Plaid and Paisley
My Family Thyme
White Arrows Home
Life and Linda
My Thrift Store Addiction
Calypso in the Country
PMQ for Two
Create With Cynthia
Our Crafty Mom
The Painted Apron
The Little Yellow Corner Store
I love to visit you Ariel, you are a true color lover and always do things in an unconventional way! This is so much fun, great pattern mix, color color everywhere, fabulous flower arrangement and you’re throwing in a whiskey milkshake?!?! Be still my heart!!! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!
Calypso in the Country says
What a fun and festive tablescape! I am loving all the happy colors and those cute cupcakes! Great hopping with you and have a Happy Valentine’s day!
Hi Ariel, I love your pretty centerpiece and stacked teacups! It is a pleasure to join you this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
can’t go wrong with a stacked teacup!
Julie Briones says
So much lovely color, Ariel! Perfect for your home!
I go big with colour! that’s for sure.
Ariel, a visit to PMQ for two is always a joy! I never know what colorful fun will be making an appearance at your house! The lavender checkered tablecloth is perfect for Valentine’s day and for spring! The flowers are perfect but what I really fell for is that pink-handled flatware! I LOVE that! Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your fun table!
Thank you so much Chloe! Although we’re not in a PMQ anymore 😉
Ariel, I enjoy your eclectic feel to your tablescape. The pastels and polka dots, gingham checks and your sweet bows throughout the table are so charming. The colorful dainty treats look so yummy too. I love the colorful fresh floral arrangement that you have. It really makes everything pop along side the pastels. It is candy to one’s eyes.
Thank you so much Marsha! I tinkered with things quite a bit to get it all right.
It is so bright and pretty. REally love the tea cups. Hope you and baby are doing well. THanks for hopping with us.
thank you so much! We had a blast sitting and enjoying the scene.
Rita C at Panoply says
Ariel, coming to your blog is like walking into a color-filled candy store! WHat a great splash you’ve created on the table – champagne with cherry syrup? Yes, please! Even a peppermint mocha whiskey milkshake sounds tempting to my otherwise clear [alcohol] beverage preferences! The entire package of color and elements here is intoxicating! I love your zest, and really enjoy your added company on this blog hop. Happy February!
Pam Richardson says
Ariel, I so agree with Rita. Your blog feels like the most colorful candy store. I love how you mix patterns. The table is the perfect complement to your style. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Debbee M says
ariel, what a fun, colorful and inviting Valentines tablesetting! Love the mixing of prints, textures, colors and shapes and beautiful fresh flower arrangement. A table that can’t help but put a big smile on the faces of guests.
thank you so much Debbee! I think it turned out beautifully as well.
I love how you embrace color Ariel. Anyone who visits must feel so lively and happy. I will definitely partake in the champagne and cupcakes. A pleasure to blog hop with you.
Sandra Garth says
The colors and patterns here are amazing and a dessert dinner is always fine with me. I love the mixed patterns on the teacups and the way you’ve presented them. Hurray for coupes and it’s time for me to use the ones collecting dust. hopefully, coupes will make a comeback.
bonnie morgan says
Ariel, your flowers are just gorgeous. I like how you tied a ribbon around your cakestand.How special to have a dessert party for Valentines. Nice brand of champayne!
Dessert is the only way to party! ????
Michelle James says
Ariel, dessert and champagne is my kind of Valentine celebration! The tablecloth is so pretty and I love the floral centerpiece! The only thing that could have made this any better was if June was in the pic-ha! ????
Ann Krucek says
Your tables always look so fun and carefree! With splashes of different colors everywhere, it is a treat to soak it all in. I am all in for gingham and bows!! I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s day????
That bows are darling eh? I love them on the stems of the coupes
Katherines Corner says
Your tablescape makes me feel happy and smiley and the purple lips are a hoot. Your table is whimi=sical and welcoming, I love it! Pinned! It’s a pleasure to hop with you. Happy Valentine’s day, hugs!
Katherines Corner says
oops whimsical not whimi=sical
Thank you so much friend! Can’t wait to visit yours
Shirley Wood says
It’s the colors I love the most but those tea cups make me swoon! So pretty for VAlentines!
Thank you! I collect them as I see them! I’m in it for the polka dots
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Ariel, as always, I love the colorful tablescapes that you create. The little pipe cleaner bows are so cute. All the pattern and details are so happy and festive.