Beautiful pink tulips are the inspiration for a sweet and soft pink and gray Valentine table setting. Seeing tulips at the grocery store for purchase has helped to brighten my spirits. We had two snowstorms one week apart in our area, which doesn’t help to relieve the winter blues.
It’s funny how something as simple as a new plant or flowers can boost your mood. Tulips are especially sweet and signal warmer days to come. The pink ones look great with a bit of gray at the table.
A feminine bottle of Cote des Roses provides a touch of pink in my Waterford crystal stemware. This is a very dry rose wine by Gerard Bertrand in coastal southern France. The bottom of the bottle is shaped like a rose. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
So back to those tulips! I tucked them inside a wooden crate to lend just a touch of rustic appeal to my pink and gray Valentine table setting. This then led to using my wood chargers to tie the table setting all together.
I found fringed, light gray napkins. Rather than purchase napkin rings, I used the cloth ribbon that came wrapped around each bundle of napkins. I cut the ribbon in six equal pieces and tied each one around the napkin with a single-stem tulip.
Even my little pig figurine got dressed for the occasion with a pretty pink bow – you can see her in the background on the cabinet.
The wooden crate holding the tulips is a cigar box. Next Monday I’m sharing a special Valentine’s gift craft using smaller cigar boxes. A local wine and beverage store sells the empty cigar boxes for $1.50 each. Some are pretty fancy!
Pink and gray are such a perfect color match – do you agree?
Here’s a little video I made to share on my Facebook page. Enjoy!