Unexpected Materials make a Lovely Tablescape

Happy Valentine's Day!  I've been working on a fun project that I want to share with you today.  It's a tablescape created for my client's Valentine's Day dinner party held this past wekend.

Last month, my client called to enlist my help with setting her table.  A veteran hostess, she has beautiful linens, china, crystal, silver, chargers and napkin rings but she wanted to create a fresh look ... specifically, a classic, romantic look that would include low centerpiece.

I proposed a custom centerpiece made from assorted Christmas balls, fresh flowers, feathers and frosted hurricane lamps.  I love the use of unexpected materials and I've been wanting to create this centerpiece for some time; it was inspired by a 50th birthday party in David Tutera's Big Birthdays book.  She agreed to it immediately ... and the rest is shopping history; who knew it would be so challenging to find Christmas balls right after Christmas???

Anyway, here is the outcome of my creative adventure:

Centerpiece up-close.  In addition to the assortment of ornaments, I tucked red craft boa into a few clear balls; tucked fresh white roses along the rim and repurposed clear ornaments on top as vases to hold a few fresh red roses.  I filled in any additional gaps with playful red feathers.

Place setting

Heart-shaped place card incorporates the playful red feather.

Scarlet red velvet chair ties are the finishing touches to this romantic tablescape!

Many thanks to Cathy for inviting me back into her home and trusting my creativity!


  1. What a great use of materials you already had available! Reuse, repurpose!

  2. It's so true, Lori ... and the best part, my client has it stored for annual use. Just add fresh flowers ...

    Thanks for reading and commenting!