My Valentine’s Day Table


Just in case you missed the post at The City Sage, I thought I’d share some of my favorite photos from my Valentine’s Day table.


Anne from The City Sage asked me to create a cheap, chic table that her readers could replicate at home. Since I’m not in red roses, I decided to pick a color scheme based on two sources: 1. The wall in my kitchen is painted a super saturated orange, so I figured why fight what’s already there! 2. Pink Depression Glass. I had been looking at pink depression glass for another project and I thought it would be perfectly cheery paired with the orange. Better yet, Anne, unknown to me, has a thing for pink depression glass and sent me her dinner and salad plates for the shoot.


Once I had the color scheme set, the decor was easy. Anytime anybody mentions Valentine’s Day to me, all I think about is the copious amounts of chocolate I eat (my hubbie and I generally kill a one pound box of See’s nuts and chews). So I thought using chocolate for decor would be perfect– cheap, easy, and delicious! I used stemless wine glasses and martini glasses that I already owned and then I bought some pink depression glasses on ebay ($10 for 5).


The piece de resistance, though was the woven crepe paper table cloth. For a whopping $3 bucks the look is chic, but easy to copy and so darn cheap. I started by cutting all the long and short pieces. Then I laid out the long pieces and taped the crepe paper to the edge of the table and placed books about halfway down the table. Then I started to weave my colors. After the first section was complete I glued all the intersection with a glue stick. I then repeated the process on the last half of the table.


I have pegboard in my kitchen which I usually hang my pots and pans on (1920’s cottage = pathetic amount of storage space). I took off the pots and used cut carnations to make a heart (it is Valentine’s Day after all).


I hope you’ve been inspired! Big thanks to Anne for asking me to contribute and to Tim Halberg who shot all the photos!

  • this is such an amazing table, kelly. and something so unexpectedly pretty. the carnations on pegboard is my favorite look :)

  • Sarah said:

    The peg board heart is perfection! You are genius!