Dollar Store Romantic Valentine Place Settings

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valentines Day is not without tons of decor items to choose from, the Dollar Tree is no exception. The problem for me is I am not a fan of most of it. Since Valentines Day is about romance and love I figured I would just go with that and create a Valentines table for two,now how to do that using romantic elements that aren't so typically Valentines Day related.

I decided to use my silver chargers bought at the Dollar Tree before Christmas.

     I added a dollar tree candy bowl that I painted pink on the outside with a modge podge and paint mixture.

I added a white salad plate from my everyday dinner ware  bought at Marshall's a few years  ago.

    I decoupaged a clear glass dollar store dinner plate with a silver and white damask napkin and doilies I already had.

The goblets also came from  Dollar Tree, I bought them a couple of years ago.

      The flatware I use everyday, it was a bonus gift from my husbands job.

   I bought the pink tea light votives years ago from Big Lots.

The napkins  started out life as a round vintage doily that I bought from the thrift store years ago. I cut it in half folded the halves and used pink seam binding tied in a bow as a napkin ring. The tablecloth is a vintage Goodwill find, also from my stash. The silverplate teapot is also a thrift store purchase and the roses came from the produce market.

The final dollars spent for my little romantic place settings, 2.00 for two clear dinner plates and two dollars for the glass bowls,  and five dollars for roses, everything else I already owned. The grand total is 9.00 not to bad for a nice table setting for two. Thanks for looking, I'll be joining these great ladies this week,


                                               Craftberry Bush

                                               My Romantic Home


  1. What a gorgeous and romantic table! I really love how you took treasures you already had, and added in some elements from the Dollar Tree. You made it look like a million bucks:) My favorites are the silver tea pot and roses, and those pretty votives. Love it all!

  2. Looks like a million Karen. Always a pleasure to see your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

  3. How beautiful!!! I have a whole new light on Dollar Tree dishes...thanks so much! I am a new follower!

  4. THAT IS NOT ONLY GORGEOUS BUT THE MOST FRUGAL GORGEOUS I'VE EVER SEEN! Well done, bravo and it is really beautiful and creative, especially that double decoupage of the doily and napkin! really beautiful!

  5. This is so pretty. I looked for clear glass plates at my store but they didn't have any..Happy Thursday..Judy

  6. I loved seeing your valentine tablescape. I am not a red person so this held special appeal for me. Beautiful!

  7. Very pretty, Karen! I like the idea of painting the glass bowls!

  8. So beautiful, Karen! Very elegant & romantic. I love what you did to those bowls.

  9. This so beautiful, soft, pretty and romantic!! I love it!

  10. Very pretty--the pink makes it romantic and very Valentines day perfect!

  11. Very pretty and elegant! I love the mod-podge pink bowls and lace plate! And the roses in the silver tea pot I just adore! :)

    Thanks for dropping by to visit my DT Post! ...and for the sweet comment!

  12. Very romantic! Love the pink bowl, that is gorgeous and I think I need to find out how to do that! I need to visit my dollar store more often, you set an amazing table.

  13. Beautiful absolutely beautiful. I too just love the pink modpodge bowls and lace plates. So clever and classy. The whole setting is so romantic and perfect for Valentines day or a lovely luncheon. You sure can't beat the dollar store and you've made it look like a million dollars.

  14. Talk about an invitation for a wonderful dinner... I LOVED this whole setting. It makes me want to have a dinner party for valentines.. JUST love it. YOUR so talented. SO blessed that I found your blog... I Blogged on designs on a dime and thought It looked awesome...then I saw your table . I was LIKE OHHHHH I love that : ) Have a blessed week my sweet friend ................ HUGS

  15. How exquisite your table looks. It's so pretty and sophisticated with your own treasures, just little additions from $tree. Now that's good thinking and being smart, not having to spend a lot to make your home look pretty for one day.

  16. Beautiful and on a budget! I love it! xo

  17. Loved your tablescape! I, too, don't love red..or hearts, for that matter. I'm planning a table setting similar to yours using my husband's grandmother's pink flowered china. Hope mine turns out as pretty.

  18. So beautiful! Love your decoupaged plate!
    Your newest follower,

  19. Love your beautiful tablescape. You are so creative with those plates, so pretty.

  20. Wow! Love the ideas here.What a beautiful table.Thanks so much for sharing.

  21. I would have never guessed this was Dollar Tree stuff. Very pretty and elegant.

  22. Ciao Karen, veramente bello il tuo post.
    Hai iniziato il nuovo anno con chic, non c'è alcun dubbio.
    La tavola è perfetta, romantica, proprio come piace a me e soprattutto economica.
    Le tue idee mi lasciano sempre senza parole, un abbraccio.
    p.s. sicuramente ti copierò qualcosa.


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