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Casual Valentine’s Day Table Setting

10 February 2015

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I think Valentine’s Day was my Mom’s favorite holiday, but as a single woman raising a bunch of kids, her Valentine’s Day was not about romantic, candle-lit dinners, but more about casual family dinners smothered in hearts. Which, frankly, is a lot more fun than an expensive evening out with a lot of high expectations.

So, in that spirit of the holiday, I give you a casual table perfect for a dinner with friends, dinner with your kids, or a fabulous Galentine’s Day party. You know, whatever strikes your fancy.

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I started with a white tablecloth and then layered woven rattan chargers and my red Fiestaware chargers.

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Then add basic white dinner plates, some charming gingham napkins.

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My go-to grocery store bouquet keeps this pretty low-key, but also festive.

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Since this is a pretty casual table, I tried criss-crossing the flatware on top of the napkins, and I love how it turned out. Cute, casual, and different. Also eliminates the need for napkin rings.

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I just used my regular glasses and kept this all quite simple. Remember that thing about unnecessarily high expectations? Yeah, I like to avoid those whenever possible.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Sources (no affiliate links)
Tablecloth: gift from grandmother
Rattan chargers: IKEA
Red Fiestaware chargers: HomerLaughlin
White dinner plates: Pottery Barn Caterers Box
Gingham Napkins: Sur la Table (similar)
Flatware: Towle Living Wave, Amazon
Glassware: Target, old

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