Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Whimsical Valentine's Table

We're fast approaching Valentine's Day; so, I thought it would be fun to add some Valentine's accents to the dining room table. I didn't want anything overly formal...just whimsical and fun!! When I moved the red settee into the dining room, it never occurred to me that it would be a great starting point for a Valentine's setting. I didn't want to spend a lot of money to do this, so off to Dollar Tree I went!!  I got just enough to give my table a little LOVE...lol!

I didn't want to go overboard with Valentine's decor.  I really wanted to use what I already had. The table was already set with my white china and crystal; and all I had to do was switch out the gold chargers for the red.  

I added these little heart-shaped candy dishes to each setting...

I also added these heart favor boxes...

Since nothing says, "Love", like Paris, France...I added this Eiffel Tower. I purchased it a few years ago, at Hobby Lobby, during a 50% off sale. It usually resides in my oldest daughter's bedroom.

For the centerpiece, in lieu of roses, I threw together a low floral arrangement, using flowers that I already had.  I enjoy simply adding decorative picks and accents to adapt my arrangements to the holidays.  This time, I just added two small helium balloons and some sparkly Valentine's accents. Easy peasy!!

I finished the table off with a sprinkling of red rose petals...

The best part of all is that I only spent $10!!  Here is the breakdown:

Four Heart Shaped Candy Dishes- $4
Two Helium Balloons-$2
Two Red Sparkly Tabletop Accents-$2
Bag of  6 Heart Favor Boxes-$1
Bag of 300 Rose Petals-$1
Total Spent-$10.00!!!

Well, that's it for now. I hope you have been inspired to add a little LOVE to your dining table!

Verse of the Day:
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.   1 Corinthians 13:13

Linking to:
Happy Hour Projects-Share the Love Valentine's Link Party
Coastal Charm-Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Under the Table and Dreaming-Sunday Showcase
Cindy Adkins' Whimsical Musings-Woman Thing Link Party
Home is Where My Story Begins-Home and Family Friday
My Romantic Home-Show and Tell Friday
Happy Hour Projects Freestyle Friday
At the Picket Fence-Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday
2805: Potpourri Friday
Passionately Perfect-Coffee and Conversation Thursday
The Charm of Home-Home Sweet Home
The Thrifty Groove-ThriftyThings Friday
Katherine's Corner-Thursday Favorite Things
BNOTP-Tablescape Thursday
Kristen's Creations-Share Your Creations
The ArtsyGirl Connection-Pininspirational Thursday
No Minimalist Here-Open House Party
The Shady Porch-Rock N Share
Southern Lovely-Show and Share
Primp-Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
Type A Decorating-Anything Goes
Cozy Home Scenes-Your Cozy Home Party
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia-Tuesday's Treasures
The Thrifty Groove-Thrifty Tablescape Party
Be Colorful- Motivated Monday
You're Talking Too Much-Meet Me Monday
The House in the Roses-Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Debbiedoo's Newbie Party


  1. Too, too cute!! I love the Dollar Tree! I'm posting a tablescape using their supplies this week too!

  2. The Eiffel Tower idea is great!! Very fun and beautiful table! ~Zuni

  3. Wow! That looks great for $10.00! You'd never know it. I like the balloons added to the centerpiece. They give it a little touch of fun.

  4. Love it Shenita. Best part is it is on a dime. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful table and I can't believe it only cost $10! Wow! You did a fabulous job. Happy Valentine's Day!

  6. What a pretty table you've created for 10! Goes to show how a little can go a long way!

  7. Your red settee is lovely in the dinning room. I've filed that idea away for someday! Beautiful table and I'm crazy for your Eiffel Tower. Great idea for the centerpiece. Great tablescape.
    Happy Valentine's Day Shenita.

    The French Hutch

  8. I think the little heart shaped candy dishes are the perfect addition to your china.

  9. Hi lovely lady.
    Your tablescape for Valentines is Beautiful! I also can't believe it only cost $10.00
    I love going to the Dollar tree as you know. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Victorian Tablescape for Valentines Day.
    I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  10. Wow, what a bargain! Great table setting!

  11. Great table! Have a happy fun Day! Joann

  12. That is beautiful and only $10 is impressive. :)

    I wanted to thank you for following me. :) Have you seen my new place yet?! It's so pretty if I do say so myself :) Hope you'll follow me there.


    I'm following you too :)

  13. Thank You so much for stopping by my blog,leaving me a sweet comment and becoming a new follower! I'm now following you as well :)

    I LOVE shopping at the Dollar Tree and I think that your table is so lovely!
    Have a wonderful week!


  14. Love it!! I am doing a Valentine's table this week :)

  15. LOVE! Can't believe all of that for the price! Awesome job!

  16. Very pretty I love your center piece and the favors. Pat

  17. Your Valentine table is stunning. Love the drama. I joined your new Linky.

  18. The Eiffel tower and hearts go perfect together, Your table is beautiful and romantic, And the best part is the price $10 you cant go wrong.Thanks for posting

  19. I am liking those candy dishes!

  20. What a beautiful table and dining room. Love the red setee. The whole room looks so warm and cozy with your color combination. I will be following along and I can't wait to see all the creativity and inspiration.

  21. That's very festive! Looks like a party on the table....

  22. Awesome job! I love the V-Day details.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  23. 10 Dollars! Love it! And you make it sound soooo Easy. It's your fantastic talent that makes it easy!!! Beautiful table. XO Cindy

  24. This is a lovely Valentines table. You did an awesome job. :))
    Love to you, bj

  25. When I saw the picture at the blog party, I knew it had to be you Shenita! You did it again! An amazing arrangement with you signature all over it. Gorgeous!

  26. Amen to 1 Cor 13:13! Brilliant display in the dining room - just LOVE-ly. Haha. Really great.


  27. You always put together the most beautiful tables and vignettes. I love the Valentines table.
    Have a Happy Valentines Day!

  28. Shenita, your tablescape is gorgeous! I love anything red and your table looks amazing! Happy Valentines Day!

  29. Shenita...ya gotta love the D.T. Sur Table..you put a great Valentines Day table together so beautifully!

  30. Love the red settee in the dining room, your table and the entire room is amazing!

  31. Hi Shenita-

    Wow, you sure got the bang for your $10 bucks! I love to see how people reuse stuff in their home to create a new look. You made a very festive and beautiful tablescape that anyone would enjoy. I really like the addition of the balloons because they seem unusual for a formal setting, but they add so much life to your table. Thank you so much for coming to my party and sharing your wonderful ideas!


  32. So cute and welcoming! I LOVE the little heart dishes!

  33. What an elegant and romantic tablescape for finishing it off with just 10bucks! Love those little hearts favors, so cute! All the balloons make it so festive. Gorgeous Shenita. Thank you for your lovely visits, I love it when you do! Happy Valentine's sweet lady.

  34. Your table is very pretty! Love the fact you used items from $ Tree, I love that store.


  35. LOVE IT. I am so into the $ store. I even bought some of the same things. You did a terrific job. Saw this on Cozy Home Scenes Linky Party. So of course had to come.



  36. So pretty! I can't believe you only spent $10! Awesome job!

  37. I so love this! And I love that you "get it". Setting a beautiful tablescape and converting it into a holiday table takes so little money and is easy. And so fun! The little added thrifty touches are just perfect! Thank you for joining TT. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

  38. Cute! I love getting things from the Dollar Store! Saw you on Show and Share at Southern Lovely.

  39. What FUN, Shenita! Only *you* could fabulously mix together whimsical, sophisticated, romantic and budget-friendly ... oh, AND, *throw* together a low floral arrangement. :) I know a wonderful meal will be enjoyed here, I'm sure. Happy Valentine's Day!

  40. What a fun table, Shenita, and I love that you inspiration from the DT!! We all love our bargains, don't we??!!

  41. Isn't it great when you don't have to spend a small fortune to create a fun table that really speaks to the occasion? Love it! I wonder if these dollar stores realize just what a treasure trove they really are to all of us? :-) I was just looking at the sidebar at your design inspiration books and noticed we have some things in common! I have many of the same publications! I don't have Betty Lou Phillips' "The French Room", though. I loved her "Unmistakably French" and have been trying my hardest to getting around to doing a French-inspired table. Just not feelin' it right now. Hope your week is sailing by problem and worry-free!

  42. Gorgeous!! Perfect for the Valentine's and you were most creative!

  43. I new your Valentine's table would be fabulous and it is! Gorgeous!

    Happy Valentine's Day Shenita!

  44. Love it! Great combination! The Eiffel tower is a cute accent and definitely triggers romantic thoughts! I like your center arrangement- it's romantically cute!
    Happy Valentines Day Shenita!

  45. So festive and fun - and such a pretty centerpiece

  46. Great job on your thrifty table, sure love the Eiffel tower too, would love to find one! Happy Valentines Day!

  47. Lot's of cute and pretty things at DT! Your table is lovely!

  48. So sweet, and cheerful! Happy Valentine's Day, Shenita! Cheers, Andrea

  49. Shenita, Lovely as always! I love how you can incorporate Dollar Tree wares and make it all look like a million bucks! Thanks for sharing! I shared this on my FB page tonight.

  50. wow, that is gorgeous and on a wonderful dollar tree budgets! Yes you are awesome.xo thank you for linking up to the hop!

  51. Very pretty! I love what you did with those DT finds. Your valentines setting really does look fabulous against your red seating too. That's the first thing I noticed. It's all so beautiful!

  52. Shenita, it is totally charming!

    Barb ♥

  53. Hi Shenita...

    I do believe that you make the prettiest floral arrangements in all of Blogland, my friend! Your Valenine's Day centerpiece is gorgeous! I love it! Ohhh...and your Valentine table place settings...BEAUTIFUL!!! I agree, adding your pretty red settee to the dining area is a GRAND jumping off point for this beautiful Valentine table! Thank you for sharing your Valentine pretties with us, my friend!

    I also wanted to thank you for the sweet note of condolances that you left for me! Sure do appreciate your prayers, sweet lady!

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Love ya,

  54. Your table setting is so lovely and such a great price too! You are a good bargain hunter.

  55. Very pretty, love the favor boxes.

  56. Hi Shenita,

    Your tablescape is so romantic and beautiful!


  57. wow! That looks just fabulous....I bet it makes you happy every time you look at esp knowing the price!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  58. You really got the bang for your buck for this pretty table! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  59. I love going to Dollar Tree! The idea to set your table and be creative with a budget is terrific! The tablescape is beautiful and only spending $10 is even better. The centerpiece is lovely and using the Valentine ballons made it festive! Happy Tea Party! Pam

  60. I am having a Valentines dinner here next week for friends so I am making notes of your ideas. Thanks for sharing them on Motivated Monday at Becolorful

  61. Awesome table and bargain! :)

    Have a great week!

    God bless and keep you,

  62. Wow - this is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing these ideas!

  63. What a lovely display for Valentines day, have a great time, Maureen.

  64. Lovely table-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

  65. This is my first visit to your blog. I found you through Cindy's blog party!
    Your table looks fantastic. I can't believe you only spent $10! I LOVE the Eiffel Tower on your table! Simply amazing!

  66. Beautiful tablescape! So glad I saw you at Cindy's Woman Thing link party. ~Diane (I am #31)