Maybe I’m not one of the cool kids, but we’re not much of entertainers at our house for Valentine’s. And Leslie Knopp has me epically beat on throwing Galentine’s Day parties. (You know that reference, right?)
Instead, we’re the low-key V-Day entertainers, the let’s-just-wear-pajamas-all-day-drinking-coffee kind of people. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So today, I’m joining in with some of my best blogger Galentines along with Lory from Designthusiasm for another Styled + Set Holiday Entertaining Blog Tour! If you’re visiting from Sarah’s house at Life on Virginia Street, welcome!
At first, to get all fancy with some entertaining ideas, I started to create this huge, awesomely shabby chic Valentine’s/Galentines’ Day tablescape, but then I realized… that’s not me. At least, not usually this time of year.
THIS kind of stuff is me…
Ya know… the usually overlooked junky things from the thrift store. That usual song and dance.
Because a perfect Valentine’s Day to me is having breakfast in bed, stuffing my face with pancakes with Robert by my side. Carbs + a hottie hubby = true love, right? 😉
So this dusty old tray I found at the thrift store was the perfect piece to turn into a pretty, shabby chic lovey dovey breakfast tray. The color and pattern of it wasn’t really my style, but the metal work detail on the edges gave me ALL the heart eyes.
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All it took was a little Vaseline to add some distressing (you can read all about how to do that process here) and two coats of spray paint in gloss white to give it an antique enamel look.
Ta-da! Cheap but pretty breakfast tray! Further proof that paint can fix just about anything.
Just for something different, I came up with these antique style post cards for a fun Valentine’s Date Q&A too, because one of my favorite things to do on any date with Robert is just to have a long talk.
He’s my absolute best friend, and one of the many things I love about him is we have so much fun together just talking, remembering great times during our past, reflecting on all of the tough times in our lives that ended up being great blessings, thinking out loud about our dreams for the future, and appreciating so much of what we have now.
I fall in love with him more every time we have one of those deep heart-to-hearts, which we’re so thankful to have after putting Olivia to bed most nights or on lazy Saturday mornings. Being married to your best friend is the absolute greatest in the world.
If you love having those deep heart-to-hearts with your main squeeze, you can download these Q&A postcards for yourself here:
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If you want to know about any of the other sources I used with our breakfast tray (since y’all sometimes ask), here’s the full list:
- Milk glass bud vase (Mine once belonged to my grandparents. I find them at thrift stores sometimes too.)
- Galvanized metal charger
- White porcelain plate (Our wedding china)
- Lace mug
- Hobnail berry bowl (I found this one in the Target Dollar Spot.)
- Scalloped egg cup
- Pink lace napkin
- Harney & Sons tea
- Faux fur blanket (Mine is from Marshall’s.)
- Pleated ruffle pillows (I found ours at HomeGoods.)
The next stop on the tour is Kelly’s romantic tablescape at My Soulful Home! You can check out all of the other printables, tablescapes, and entertaining ideas for Valentine’s from the full tour below too:
Maison de Pax
Bless’er House (That’s me!)
My Soulful Home
Got any fun V-Day plans with your gals or main squeeze this year? I think after all of the big changes that’s happening with our house right now, we’ll just be ready for peace and quiet and a good, long nap.
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