Valentine’s Day is already around the corner and it’s almost impossible to believe how quickly January is already passing by. Spring will be here before we know it, and I am so eager for the warm weather. What I do love about this time of year, is the beautiful bright natural light our home gets, and the days are already getting longer. Don’t you love it when it’s still light out at five o’clock? I get so psyched for what’s to come. Even starting to cook dinner in the daylight makes me happy :) Welcome to the Valentine’s edition of our Styled + Set Holiday Entertaining Tour, hosted by Lory from Designthusiasm! Lory is blogger extradorniaire, and I am always so grateful to be included in her fabulous lineup. If you’re new to my blog and coming over from Lauren of Bless’er House, welcome to CitrineLiving, thank you so much for stopping in, I hope you enjoy it here! I just loved Lauren’s whimsical ‘daddy and daughter’ table! By the way, don’t be shy to have a look around while you’re here, and if you’d like to hear from me when I have a new post, you can sign up right at the bottom of this post, or under the subscribe tab! Of course, you know how much I love it when you visit if you read along regularly too, I am always thankful for all of you ;) Today, I’ll be talking all about a neutral Valentine’s table…no red or pink in our dining room today (but stay tuned for another fun post this week with lots of color!), I’m keeping it paired back and neutral with my go-to staples, white and metallic. Come on inside!
I am a blue and white lover, for those of you who don’t know, and my chinoiserie collection is very apparent throughout our home most of the year. After I removed all of the Christmas decor this year, I deiced to forego the color in our dining room for the winter, and keep it very paired back and neutral. If you haven’t seen my winter tour, you can see it all right here. You’ll get a glimpse of some of my collection while you’re there.
I wanted the theme of this table to have a romantic feel to it, but also streamlined and elegant. I arranged my centrepiece with white roses and greenery – all faux, by the way – and flanked it with two sets of candlesticks in crystal and brass. Fresh flowers, especially in the winter, aren’t that readily available where we live, unless I want to spend a fortune. This arrangement, fresh, would easily cost me $75 or more. You can get beautiful roses at Costco, but the greenery is not plentiful right now, so I decided to keep it simple and turn to my trusty faux stash for this table. Which I do often!
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You can see the layers of metallics with my china, chargers and flatware.
I only have one set of china that would dress this entire table, the rest of my dishes are in smaller quantities – pairs, or fours, so I always love to mix different sets together.I often love to use a different setting at the ends of the table, and keep the other four settings the same.I like to mix up the chargers as well, but today I decided to create a cohesive look by keeping them all the same with my silver beaded ones.
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Next on our tour is Yvonne, of Stone Gable Blog, her home is gorgeous and her tables always inspire me so much! Please make sure to hop over and say hello, as well as everyone on our tour today – if you scroll down below, you’ll see the full list of amazing talent! I’m very grateful to be in such fantastic company :) Thank you again for taking time out of your busy day to stop in and spend some time with me, I am honored to have you here! I hope you enjoyed yourself and found some ideas for your next gathering. Happy Valentine’s Day! xo
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