Today, we’re sharing a post from our archives. You’ll love the romantic DIY Valentine’s Day dinner that Priya of Once Upon a Tea Time designed for us. Take a peek inside her lovely home, and get inspired for your own Valentine’s Day, with a little help from Saffron Marigold…
This year I have decided to plan ahead for Valentine’s Day. I am going to put together a little Valentine’s Day dinner, dinner à deux, only it’s going to be on Sunday evening, Feb 13th rather than Monday the 14th. What a great way to start the week! Here is what I plan to do…
Create the perfect room
There is a small room at the top of our house. It can barely fit a table and two chairs, making it perfect for an intimate dinner for two. I covered the table with the Moroccan-inspired Spice Route tablecloth. I love the colors of this print—the bright red-orange is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The wintry faux crystal branches are in perfect contrast to the the warmth of the Spice Route.
I covered the chairs with two small vintage quilts that I picked up on my last visit to India. Pretty, don’t you think?
Setting the table
I chose white china for two reasons—it is easy and goes with everything and secondly, the white color contrasts well with the red Spice Route. I plan on using some lovely silver serve ware to add a dose of glamour to the evening.
So far so good!
Make it personal
Put your stamp on it—literally!
The table looked great but I wanted to personalize it. I looked around for DIY and other creative ideas for Valentine’s Day but most seemed beyond my crafting abilities :). So here is my simple idea: I stamped the words You and Me on wooden circles—I got these when our walnut tree had to be pruned—and used them as place cards.
What do you think? I plan to add candles and fresh flowers and voila, I am ready! I haven’t yet decided on the food but maybe vegetable jalfrezi with hot naan? I will keep you posted! The idea behind Valentine’s Day is to slow down and take the time to appreciate each other. Wishing you and your significant other a very Happy Valentine’s Day!
Be sure to take a little time to enjoy Once Upon a Teatime. If you love global artistry, you’ll find Priya’s blog a treasure trove!