For as long as I can remember, I have stayed home on Valentine’s Day. Not necessarily because I was single (though there were plenty of those nights too), but because I refuse to brave the masses on the “most romantic” night of the year.
In the hospitality world, Valentine’s Day is rookie night. Everyone and their mother (possibly, literally) is out. That means tables— if you can get one— are filled with weirdos, their weird requests and even weirder dining habits. Service inevitably suffers, guests get let down, and don’t even get me started on the decor.
At home, tucked away from the chaos (with or without a date!), I’ll set the table, light some candles and make a nice dinner. But let’s talk about that table.
Linens make it luxe. This vintage tablecloth comes with a set of six napkins, all reversible for multiple looks.
Simple, knotted napkins keep it casual and help to carry the coral to the plates.
Vintage silverware adds just enough sparkle.
Onto the glassware… These vintage high balls are perfect for water…
… but as far as I am concerned, any romantic dinner starts with champagne. Pink stemmed flutes keep to the theme.
And finally, a little drama with red roses. This vintage bud vase is a subtle pink color, and just the right height for a simple, low arrangement.
What love language includes setting the table? Scratch that. Food is my love language, and I’ll be staying in with filet mignon. Whatever your plans may be, happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!