2 Beautiful Valentine’s Day Tables—One Created By A Loving Hubby & One That’s Budget Friendly

Welcome to the 803rd Tablescape Thursday! I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day yesterday! ❤️  I know for sure Brenda did because she wrote, “I wanted to share with you a Valentine’s table setting my husband set all himself and surprised me. Normally I am the lead and he is what he calls himself “the beast of burden” carrying things in and out.”


Brenda’s hubby created the sweetest, most romantic table setting. I love the beautiful tablecloth he chose and look at those elegant, wonderfully-tall, silver candle holders! They are beautiful and make such a dramatic statement!


Brenda said, “Funny story—this pink dish set, which we had not used to date, was from Canadian Tire, something like a Home Depot. The tablecloth is from Williams Sonoma and the napkins are so old, we forgot we had them. He paired it with these teal chargers I had purchased from Amazon. The napkin rings bring a touch of color back in on the top of the place setting. I was so surprised, and he did absolutely amazing!”


Brenda’s hubby completed his table setting with a beautiful pink, white and red floral bouquet in the center, perfect for Valentine’s Day.


Brenda, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful table setting that your husband created for you for Valentine’s Day! He really outdid himself—what a special Valentine’s Day!


Valentine’s Day In The South Of France: Norma created a wonderful Valentine’s Day table in her cozy home in the south of France.

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Norma always finds the most bargains when she is out shopping. About this table, Norma said, “The silver glass chargers, the pink tealight holders, all the heart plates, and the lead crystal vase all came from our local charity shop!”


Beautiful floral centerpiece! ❤️


Love the charger plates and the red, heart-shaped plates are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Look at those beautiful napkin rings! So unique!


Norma’s beautiful table is proof with just a bit of savvy shopping, it really is possible to create a beautiful table setting without breaking the budget.

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I love how Norma has layered her linens, starting with a white tablecloth as the base, followed by a red runner down the center of the table that she topped off with a beautiful filagree-edged runner. So pretty and romantic for Valentine’s Day!



The dessert cakes are so pretty! Notice the little heart designs in the frosting! ❤️❤️ Beautiful and they look delicious!


Thanks so much to Norma for sharing her beautiful Valentine’s Day table with us! Looking forward to all the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday! (Pssst: If you enjoyed this post, subscribe for email updates (it’s free) so you’ll know when a new post is available. Subscribe here: Subscribe for post updates.)


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  1. Hi Susan,

    What pretty Valentine’s Day tablescapes! That was so sweet of Brenda’s husband to set a table for her, and he did a great job!! They are both pretty tablescapes, but I am drawn to Norma’s French table. She found some terrific items at her local charity shop!! I especially love those pink tea light holders and the silver glass chargers. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing these, Susan, and for hosting Tablescape Thursday. Have a great week!



  2. Franceil Parde says

    Susan, you “nailed that statement”…from one who knows…you don’t have to spend a lot of money to “set a glamorous table!!” THAT’S part of the fun!! Finding thing around the house, plants outdoors, heck, making napkin rings…this year, I used kiddos “light up bathtub toys…2 pink flamingos,” go for it!! The tablescapes & creativity are marvelous!! franki

  3. Wow – Brenda’s husband was obviously paying attention all those times he carried things! 🙂 That’s the sweetest! And Norma’s table is lovely as always. Thanks so much for sharing both of those beautiful tables, and thanks for hosting. Happy Thursday!

  4. I can’t believe Norma got nearly her entire table setting at the thrift store! What a great thrift store. 😀 I particularly like the pretty, filigree-edged runner, the little tealight holders and the chargers.

    And Mr. Brenda, aka Mr. ‘Beast of Burden,’ did an incredible job! As Barbara said, he’s been paying attention. 😉 I particularly love that beautiful tablecloth. And he chose items that complimented it beautifully. Everything even blends well with the chairs. I’m impressed. Thanks to Norma and Brenda for sharing.

  5. Clap clap clap. Outstanding job by all. Brenda’s husband is to be commended.That’s impressive. I think Norma’s runner is Battenburg lace. I just saw one on Amazon if you love it. It’s so great to see tablescapes thanks to social media bringing beautiful creative tables back into vogue. Who knows, next, maybe grandma’s “old stuff” won’t be donated.

  6. Brenda’s husband set a BEAUTIFUL romantic table….and pink couldn’t be more perfect for Valentines. I appreciate his creativity and love how the flowers compliment the tablecloth. Pink is one of my favorite colors. Norma’s table is lovely as well and for sure nothing says Valentines like RED HEARTS. Love the little cakes, they look yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Susan, Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful tablescapes and for hosting “Tablescape Thursday” each week. What a wonderful tablescape Brenda’s husband did! and flowers too. Everything was beautiful!! What a special celebration! And I love Norma’s tablescape too. The lace table runner on top of the red table runner is strikingly beautiful! and I love the red heart dishes and votive candle holders too! and the heart cakes – so cute. Such beautiful Valentine’s tablescapes!

  8. Always love the tablescapes you share on Thursday. Today I have a question about the items you have tested and recommended. I couldn’t find the sweater shaver among the items. I must have overlooked it somehow. Could you please tell me the one you would recommend? Thanks!

  9. Brenda, Your husband learned well, probably from watching you. (smile) He did an amazing job! I have one question now – Did he cook for Valentine’s Day too? ha. I hope so!

  10. Wow, Brenda’s husband did an amazing job with this table setting! How wonderful for Brenda to have such an amazing and romantic husband. I love his table! Norma always does an amazing job with her tables too, always a treat to see one of her table settings for a holiday. Love everything on her table as well. Well done to both! Hugs, Brenda

  11. Both of these tables are wonderful! What a gorgeous topper the pink is, love it! Thank you so much for sharing and hosting!

  12. Susan, this is the dearest post to see a table set by Brenda’s husband. He did a fabulous job! I suspect Brenda has taught by example. Norma’s table is also lovely. Thanks for sharing these two tables.

  13. WOW! Two wonderful tablescapes – and fun stories that went with them.
    I love when you have guests share – it makes it such a community. ♥♥

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