Happy Valentine’s Day Friends!
Well, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I know many of you will be celebrating this weekend, so I wanted to quickly share this budget friendly Valentine’s Day Tablescape!
We usually don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day and I’m okay with that, because my Birthday and our Anniversary are just around the corner and how much love and celebration can a girl take?? Plus the sweets require more willpower than I can muster.
Now that I’ve started this blog it has opened my eyes to how much fun this can be and still keep your decorating dollars under control. Anyone can set a pretty and festive table it just takes a little thought and planning!
Fresh flowers are always a nice addition and at Trader Joe’s or your local grocery store fresh flowers can be found for a very reasonable price.
Another way to stretch your decorating dollars is to use items for more than one holiday. I added these red salad plates and will use them again for Christmas and July 4th and the placemats were part of my Christmas decorations. By avoiding items that are specific to one holiday I can stretch my decorating budget.
Table Scatter Adds Fun!
I picked up the table scatter for a couple of dollars and plan to add it to my stash for next year. If you like to get all decked out for every holiday, but are working with a limited budget, add something new every year. Store your decorations all together and before long you will have accumulated quite the stash. And if you are really frugal, and a good shopper don’t forget those after holiday sales! A great way to stock up!
Normally I would think bubbly, but Landon Winery is just a few miles away and a great place to relax and support the local economy 🙂 We joined their Wine Club and look forward to the Wine Tasting Parties they have every other month. This is one of our favorites.
Valentine’s Day Napkin Rings
These napkin rings were so easy to make, I’m embarrass to tell you, but okay I will. Cut a paper towel roll into one inch pieces. Glue strips of scrapbook paper to the roll. Staple a heart to the ring and then place the little heart sticker to cover the staple. Easy Peasy!
Add some Romance
No holiday table is complete without a few candles, especially a romantic holiday like Valentine’s Day! (You noticed I only set the table for two.) I was careful to make the centerpiece not too elaborate so we can see each other during dinner. The tray I made from an old picture frame, you can see how here if you missed it.
As you can see this is nothing fancy, but I think it’s festive!
Total it Up
So I think, unless I forgot something, I spent about $35.00 for this tablescape, including the flowers and goodies, but most items will be reused many times! And what won’t be reused will be eaten!!!! Oh, except for the flowers, they will only be enjoyed for about a week!
If you enjoyed my Valentine’s Day Tablescape, I hope you’ll Pin it!
Next time I’ll show you how I turn two boring chairs into a cozy sitting area!