So many people are celebrating special occasions at home these days because of the pandemic. If you plan a celebration at home for Valentine’s Day or just want to make your home feel festive, here are a few tips. Just because you are at home, doesn’t mean you have to give up on celebrating.
Flowers in Vintage Dishes
I love to use my vintage dishes as vases for a very special look. If the piece is cracked, no worry, you can always add a short glass jar in the item to hold the water and the flowers. That also helps to keep the flowers from falling over. The tureen below is antique French transferware.
No vintage dishes, no problem! Flowers in any kind of container work. When the days are gray and dreary, my flowers really make me so happy.
You probably have something heart shaped in your house already. You can display it, or make a dash to the store to find something heart shaped to add to the room. I made these heart shaped ornaments years ago, but they still come in handy for Valentine’s Day.
Heart shaped pillows are so fun to use too. They make the space feel inviting and cozy. I like to use them all year round to be honest.
Set a Special Table
Even if you are serving hamburgers and fries, I love to dress up my table for Valentine’s Day. It just makes everyone feel special. I know my girls love the special dishes and the pretty tablecloth and napkins. I love using my hand-painted green and white plaid ribbon plates since they are heart-shaped. I mix them in with purple plates, but pink would do nicely as well.
How do you celebrate the day without chocolate? I don’t think it’s possible. One year, my husband sent me this gorgeous (and delicious) chocolate Eiffel Tower from a local chocolatier, but I would settle for a box of nice chocolates too.
Add Romantic Touches
I don’t just focus on the table, but other rooms in the house. I love to add special soaps, soft fabrics, and pretty things. Can you believe these sweet roses are soaps?
This pretty pink slipcover for my dining room chairs adds to the romance.
MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says
Anita, I just love all your romantic Valentine touches! Your pictures are beautiful! I love your vintage soup tureen with your pink roses — just so beautiful! You have given us lots of ideas to add to our home!
We are still on lockdown so we will definitely be cooking our Valentine’s Day dinner at home and I will set a pretty table as this is always what I like to do! With our lockdown, there’s no fresh pink flowers to be had as we can only buy “essential” items! However, I have many lovely faux roses in my stash! These have sure been nice to have this past year.
I still love the antique china spoon holder I bought from you! It’s so pretty and everyone always comments on how pretty it is! So, you are always thought about!
Have a great day! Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!
Sofie couch says
I LOVE your site and follow it regularly. (Pinned it on my dashboard for a quick fix when I’m having a design emergency.) 😀 Okay, the truth is, I just pulled down my Christmas tree… today. Shhh. But Valentine’s Day. yeah. I’m on it! i’m totally gonna leave out the giant wooden angel in the living room. He kinda looks like a cupid, right? <3
Everything is absolutely beautiful!