My Valentine's Day Tablescape with Dessert for Two

My Valentine's Day Tablescape with Dessert for Two

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Marcia Prentice
Feb 16, 2011

Now that Valentine's Day is over I hope the romance lingers through the rest of the year. For Valentine's day, I designed a romantic tablescape and set the table with dessert for two. I wanted to detour from a few traditional elements such as the use of the color red and roses as the flowers of choice. The inspiration started from the idea of using glass bottles as candles holders and incorporating orchid flowers.

Shades of pink and blue made up my accent color scheme. Instead of having strawberries, I decided to add color to the table setting with blueberries. The orchids were an amazing shade of pink and I even made sure that my dessert fit within the desired colors - it is strawberry cheesecake. I wanted to bring in a little bit of Parisian romance with the Anthropologie hand mirror, greeting cards featuring masterpieces from the Louvre, and a tea set. My designer friend Harriet Zaretsky helped me pull together the last finishing touches. I loved the way everything turned out and I can't wait to do it again next Valentine's Day or sooner.

How did you celebrate your Valentine's Day?

Images: Bethany Nauert

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