Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Valentine Apres Ski Table for Two

'Tis the season for romance...

...and I'm excited to be joining a talented group of ladies in the Romantic Table for Two Blog Hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate & Decorate. 
 Be sure to check out all the other fantastic tablescapes linked at the bottom of this post.

When I think of romantic settings naturally a table set in front of a fireplace comes to mind.

Often in the winter,  when Mr Delight and I come home from skiing, we will have a drink or meal in front of the fire but usually we just sit on the loveseat in the living room.

So I decided to design a special romantic table for our upcoming Valentine's dinner which will no doubt be enjoyed after we ski.

To create a rustic cozy vibe, I rounded up all my faux fur pieces and began by using one as a tablecloth.

A warm faux fur throw and pillow are so inviting to snuggle up in especially after a day of hitting the slopes.

I'll be wrapping myself in the more feminine white one :)

I thought we'd start by sipping a glass of sherry to warm the heart.  These glasses are special to me as they were my great aunt's.

I'm still trying to decide on the menu but I'm thinking a cheese fondue will make the perfect first course after the sherry.

These candleholders were the start of a side-piece for the table. I placed them around a faux antler shed. 

Glittered faux roses were nestled in along with battery-operated fairy lights.

This heart-shaped tealight holder speaks of the occasion.

I hung a LOVE ornament from the faux antler. Faux red rose petals were scattered around.

The dish stack was done in red and white with a heart-shaped plate on top.

These snowflake napkin rings give a nod to the apres ski theme.

A snowflake decoration topped with a red glass heart sits to one side of the heart plate.

I like how the faux fur items give the table more of a masculine feel since Valentine's decor is usually quite feminine.

My winter mantel (seen here) was given some Valentine touches as well.

By adding some hearts to the snowflakes already on my winter mantel, the Valentine and apres ski themes are easily combined.

On the hearth, even the firewood gets a Valentine look.

Now that I have the tablescape all planned out for our Valentine's apres ski meal, I'm excited for the special day to arrive. 

Indeed, LOVE is in the we recently learned that our daughter has become engaged.  Another reason to celebrate!

Do you want to rekindle some romance into your relationship? Try setting a special romantic table for two this Valentine's Day. You'll find lots of inspiration linked below.

Thanks for visiting! 
 Be sure to check out the other participants in the Romantic Table for Two Blog Hop 
for some terrific Valentine table inspiration. 
 Click on the links below.

Panoply | Celebrate & Decorate | Sweet Sensations | The Painted Apron

I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


  1. Lori, anyone who has a distaste for winter clime could certainly do a 180° degree turn when seeing how beautiful you can make it look. Consistent with other winter tablescapes of yours, this is outstanding as well! So truly romantic with the lighting of candles and fireplace, the textures of fur and glass, alongside more rustic elements like the wood, cones, and antlers.....I love this. Congratulations on your daughter's engagement. That'll certainly make for lots of enjoyable planning for the events leading up to and including her big day. She'll be lucky to have your talent in the planning!

  2. Lori, your Valentine's table is beautiful! As always, all your details are perfect. Congratulations on your daughter's engagement! Such exciting news for your family. Take care, Maria

  3. Lori, I want to grab a cozy throw and have a set at your table in front of the crackling fire (can I do that without having to ski? :) You've set the perfect stage and created a romantic mood while combining your winter elements with hearts and twinkling lights from the candles and your mantel. It's always a pleasure to visit and have a virtual seat at your table! Cheers to you and your daughter's engagement!

  4. Wow, Lori, You have thought of everything. What a clever personalized Apres Ski theme for your Romantic Table for Two. I felt as if I were right in your home warmly wrapped in your warm fuzzy throws and nestled by your fire. I could almost taste your aperitif in the pretty ruby red glasses of your aunt's. The glow of your candlelight and firelight and your attractively appointed tablescape definitely gives a romantic ambience. I'm impressed with your nighttime photography.The sparkle and glow is so pretty.
    Congratulations on the engagement of your daughter. You do have reason to celebrate.

  5. Love your après ski theme Lori! And the his and hers fur throws! You always "delight" with so many wonderful details, like the snowflakes and the plate stack. Cheese fondue sounds very romantic and perfect for an evening after a day on the slopes. It sounds like you have a wedding to plan, can't wait to hear more about that, have fun!

  6. How very charming and cozy for an intimate meal fireside, love those heart shaped plates, and your snowflake napkin rings!

  7. Lori, your romantic table for two is simply stunning! I love the idea of using a fur throw for an elegant. Your china and those gorgeous ruby red goblets are absolutely beautiful. I have enjoyed blog hopping with your this week!!!

  8. Yes, ma'am. Love is in the air! What a delightful table! I LOVE the faux fur, the pillows, your mantel and your sherry glasses are perfect. What a fun week this has been, Lori. So glad to be hopping around blogland with you!

  9. I think you are so right about how setting a pretty table with romantic touches sparks the romance between a couple. That reminds me that I should do it more often. Your table certainly does evoke that feeling of a ski lodge, with the fur table topper and the crackling fire! Makes me want to curl up with my honey! Thank you so much for being a part of the tablescape blog hop.

  10. I am a huge fan of using layers on a table and you nailed this one perfectly. The throws add so much warm and depth to the table, I love it all. Your added Valentine touches on the mantel and in the wood tie everything together beautifully. Also,congrats on your daughter's engagement!

  11. Lori, what a creative, romantic setting. I love the lights around the mantle and the candles on the hearth. Such a cozy setting. Love the faux furs! If your hubby doesn't keep yu warm, they sure will. Just a beautiful place to celebrate Valentine's Day.

  12. I love your table! Low light, candles, etc. make a perfect romantic atmosphere with a special person. I always love to see your gorgeous settings! Sheila

  13. Ooh so romantic! Love the heart shaped dishes and the little glass heart and snowflake on them. The faux fur throw is perfect especially with your fireplace setting. It sounds so romantic to go skiing, then have sherry and cheese fondue!

  14. Your table for two is so very pretty and romantic Lori. Love the heart dishes! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  15. Just lovely, stopping by from the blog hop. Love, love love the furs! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Lori you made such a stunning and cozy table for two. The gray color give that winter and warm feeling.I love you red ruby goblets the are so gorgeous. You made a very romantic atmosphere.Thanks for sharing

  17. Absolutely lovely and so romantic! I love all your table elements. This is a perfect setting for Valentine's Day. Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  18. Hello Lori,

    This is such a beautiful and cozy table. So many pretty details to look at. The heart shaped plates are lovely and a perfect addition to your table. Your aunt's ruby red glasses are ideal to enjoy a little aperitif. The candlelight and fire gives your setting a romantic ambiance. Great photos.

    Congratulations on your daughter's engagement!

    Happy to be joining you on this blog hop.


  19. Lori, I always think winter, snow, and skiing speak of romance. Your warm and cozy setting is so perfect...the plate stack and the feminine and masculine touches add beautiful detail for a table for two. The faux fur adds just the right amount of texture. May I come and celebrate with you?? We haven't been to the slopes in several years.,,so romantic!

  20. I love the faux fur in this very romantic Valentine;s Day setting. The mantel looks lovely casting just enough light from the mini lights for romantic dining.

  21. Lovely table Lori. Love the Winter theme. Cozy and warm setting is always lovely. The heart shaped plates are so pretty. What a treat to have your Aunt's ruby glassware. Love the faux fur. So much fun to blog hop with you. Have a great weekend.

  22. Wow, this looks amazing! So romantic and cozy in the same time!

  23. Definitely a beautiful warm and romantic table! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  24. This is so lovely and romantic. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  25. Love your romantic table for two by the fire. Lots of texture with your fur and layers. Great lighting elements with the fire and the candles. You always have the lighting perfect. I haven't been designing many tablescapes lately but hoping to get back with it. Thanks for so much inspiration. I always love your talent and ideas.

  26. Your table is beautiful. I love these fur throws. They always look great in photographs. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  27. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend. This is very pretty!

  28. Soooo pretty! Love the glow of the fireplace on your dishes.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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