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Breakfast Tray Makeover and Valentine’s Date Q&A Printable

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.

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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…

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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.

Enamel Breakfast Tray Makeover + Valentine's Date Q&A Postcard Printable | blesserhouse.com - A quick and easy antique style enamel breakfast tray makeover plus a Valentine's Date Q&A postcard free printable for a fun, no-fuss breakfast date in bed.

Enamel Breakfast Tray Makeover + Valentine's Date Q&A Postcard Printable | blesserhouse.com - A quick and easy antique style enamel breakfast tray makeover plus a Valentine's Date Q&A postcard free printable for a fun, no-fuss breakfast date in bed.

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.

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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’re already a subscriber, it’s been sent to your email inbox or you can download it in the Printable Library.

Enamel Breakfast Tray Makeover + Valentine's Date Q&A Postcard Printable | blesserhouse.com - A quick and easy antique style enamel breakfast tray makeover plus a Valentine's Date Q&A postcard free printable for a fun, no-fuss breakfast date in bed.

Enamel Breakfast Tray Makeover + Valentine's Date Q&A Postcard Printable | blesserhouse.com - A quick and easy antique style enamel breakfast tray makeover plus a Valentine's Date Q&A postcard free printable for a fun, no-fuss breakfast date in bed.

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:

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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

Maison de Pax | printable valentines cards

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Valentines Day

Decor Gold Designs

Decor Gold | Valentine's Entertaining

Life on Virginia Street

Life on Virginia Street | valentines-day-entertaining

Bless’er House (That’s me!)

Valentines - Blesser House teaser

My Soulful Home

My Soulful Home | valentine-tablescape-florals

Monday’s posts:

Maison de Pax | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Decor Gold Designs
Life on Virginia StreetMy Soulful Home

Tuesday’s posts:

Shabbyfufu | Ella Claire | Zevy Joy
Town and Country LivingKelley Nan | Driven by Decor

Wednesday’s posts:

Maison de Cinq | So Much Better With Age | Sand and Sisal
Design, Dining and Diapers | Randi Garrett Design | The Wood Grain Cottage

Thursday’s posts:

Designthusiasm | StoneGable | CitrineLiving
Setting for Four | On Sutton Place

Friday’s Posts:

ZDesign at Home | French Garden House | Finding Home Farms
Becky Cunningham Home | Eleven Gables | Fashionable Hostess

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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42 Comments

  1. The tray is gorgeous, wonderfully creative! I’m one of “those” people who would have passed right by that tray in a thrift shop. My creative thinking usually come after the fact and when I return to purchase the item…it’s gone! That darling hobnail berry bowl is perfect to sit on the tray (I adore the Target $1 dollar spot!) along with the gorgeous white flowers and plate setting! Your pancakes look tasty as well. Thanks for doing this post, it’s inspiring and will help me think outside the obvious next time I’m thrifting!

  2. So, so darn sweet, Lauren! My idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day! I love reading about others who love their spouses with all their hearts… such a blessing!

    1. Thanks, Kendra! Absolutely. It’s completely mushy and corny, but Robert is definitely my soul mate in every way. 🙂

  3. Lauren, I love this idea…a treat for our husbands (and us, too!) is always a fabulous idea. We’ve been married like forever, but my John is still my best friend, we are blessed, you and I! Thank you for the inspiration…I think this is actually a pretty elegant idea, on the easy to do side. Perfection! I am so happy to be on the tour with you! xo Lidy

    1. Thank you, Florence. We feel extremely blessed in our marriage- total opposites but we balance each other out. 🙂

  4. Lauren, I think your lovely breakfast in bed tray is not as low key as you think. Instead it is both stunning and charming and a wonderful testament to your love! Made me smile reading this… 🙂 Btw, we’re an R&L couple too! Enjoyed seeing that by your bedside.

  5. Off to my Mom & Dad’s to look for the milk glass vase. Shopping for a tray too! Love shopping at my parents house! Do you have any idea of how to makeover gold chargers. I have a huge stack to play with!

    1. Yay! I do too. 🙂 I’ve spray painted gold plastic chargers before to look like copper. I just wipe them clean. Not sure what material yours are made of.

  6. Lauren, this is gorgeous! I must be on the same wavelength because I prepared pancakes, raspberries, and blackberries in bed for next week haha! Your date card is amazing- truly inspiring <3

    1. Thank you so much, Kelly! Off to check out yours right now! I’m sure it’s gorgeous (as everything you do always is).

  7. This looks like a great idea that I might just have to “borrow” this year. My husband and I have been married for 31 years, got hitched the year after we got out of high school and we’ve never done anything for Valentines Day. We’re both pretty much homebodies too, but your Q & A looks fun!
    Thanks for the great idea!

    1. Borrow away, Candy! We don’t usually go all out for Valentine’s Day either. Our wedding anniversary is in April, so we go all out for that instead. 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

  8. I love the free printable. Thank you so much. I really need to know what brand your suede boots are “swooning here in Indiana” over those boots.

    Happy Monday.
    ~ Lisa ~

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