Do y’all remember Valentine’s Day when you were in grade school? Picking out the perfect box of Valentine’s. The ones that would make you look cool, and everyone would love. Transforming a shoe box into a decorated Valentine mailbox. Adding all those special touches. And then…. Then waiting to see if you got that SPECIAL Valentine from you-know-who!
Those days are long over for me, but I still wanted to create a table where those special love letters were front and center.
I began with a basic farmhouse style runner. I loved the simplicity and of course the red stripes were perfect!
I love layering! It gives so much more depth and interest. Now to be honest, I rarely use place mats. However, I found these gingham heart shaped place mats at Marshall’s, and I knew they would be the perfect foundation for each place setting. Then I started layering: neutral chargers, my everyday mismatched white dishes, and then the napkin.
Tip of the day: White dishes are such a great basis for so many table scapes! If you don’t have a lot of room to store different china, go with white. They will work with any color scheme or theme that you want to create for your table.
I used some simple napkins in a really fun way! The envelope fold is really easy to create. I will show you the steps at the end of this post.
The envelope napkins were the perfect way to present a love note to each person at the table. Whether you are setting a table for just you and your sweetie or your whole family, it’s a fun way to let each person know how much you love them!
I used two red wagons in the centerpiece filled with love letters. And then, of course, the wagons are delivering the love letters to each mailbox. If you would like some of these love letters for your own decor, you can find them in my shop here.
The paper mâché mailbox is from Hobby Lobby, and I used some scrapbook paper to decorate it. I felt like I was back in grade school!
Lots of greenery and simple flowers softened everything up!
Here are the simple steps to create an envelope fold for your napkins.
- Start with your napkin with the wrong side up. The more square your napkin is the better. Mine wasn’t quite square but it still worked.
2. Fold the napkin to create a triangle. Again, try to square it up as much as possible.
3. Fold the opposing bottom corners in towards the middle, centering the best that you can.
4. Now fold the sides in to meet in the middle.
5. Fold the bottom up until it resembles an open envelope.
6. Tuck in your love letter to your Valentine!
I am joining an incredible group of ladies this week. They are sharing some gorgeous table scapes and showing us how they express their love for their family through decor as well.
Shanna over at Simply Mine Designs is sharing an incredibly beautiful farmhouse Valentine tablescape. If you prefer a neutral color scheme without the traditional pinks and reds, then this is the blog post for you.
Jenn at Down Shiloh Road is sharing an amazing recipe for cherry mashers. Think chocolate covered cherries but 1000% better! She also gives us a few peeks at an adorable vintage inspired Valentine tablescape.
Dawn at Everything Dawn is the queen of faux desserts. I have showcased a few of her creations on my previous table scapes. She is sharing a sweet Valentine table scape with a perfect balance of old and new.
Head over to my Instagram account to see some of the other accounts that are sharing their designs there.
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Thank you so much for visiting by my little blog. I hope you leave a little bit more inspired!