An Invitation to Romance | How We Love Our Homes

Welcome friends! Today, I'm joining my blogging friends to offer you "An Invitation to Romance," to see how we love our homes for Valentine's Day. If you are coming over from Deborah's blog, Hip and Humble Style, welcome! I love everything she does. and I know you were inspired by her gorgeous home! You will find a list of the rest of the talented gals joining me on this Valentine's Round Up at the bottom of the post. Make sure you stop by all their beautiful posts for more ideas on how to "love your home!" I want to say a special THANK YOU to Kathy, A Delightsome Life, for all her dedication and hard work in hosting!

Ah, Valentine's Day, how I love thee! It's the bright spot in the middle of winter and has always been one of my favorite holidays! It might also be due to the fact that my birthday is the day before! I used to ask my Mom why she couldn't have waited to have me just ONE MORE DAY! I can't complain, because I get two days of presents instead of one! RIGHT! Who could be upset about that!


A Valentine's Tablescape

After I removed all the Christmas decor this year, I was craving simplicity. I kept the decor in my dining room very neutral for the winter. If you haven't seen my neutral winter home tour, you can see it all right HERE! However, Valentine's Day brings us the vibrant colors of red, pink, and white. Red is the color of love and passion, pink is the color of caring and compassion, and white is considered the purest color - innocent and clean.

I wanted the theme of my Valentine's tablescape to be elegant with a romantic feel and to incorporate all 3 of the colors mentioned above. I arranged my centerpiece with faux, white real touch tulips inside my lantern. Then, I flanked the lantern with my favorite candle holders from Pottery Barn. Next, I draped garland from Hobby Lobby down the table intertwined with eucalyptus. Subsequently, I added real touch tulips in red, pink, and white. This tablescape would work for a quiet dinner in with the family or for throwing a big Galentine's Day party for your go-to girls!

Valentine's Day Tablescape
Valentine's Day Tablescape
Valentine's Day Tablescape
Valentine's Day Tablescape

I did not want to spend a lot of money on a tablescape that would not be staying up long. So, I went to my 3 favorite stores (Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx, and Target) and found some amazing deals to add to what I already had.

  • Cake stand - Target $5.00

  • Heart bowl - TJ Maxx $3.99

  • Nicole Miller Bicycle Dinner Plates (set of 4)  - TJ Maxx $9.99

  • White linen napkins - Target dollar spot $1.00

  • Stemware - Hobby Lobby $3.00



Valentine's Day Tablescape
Valentine's Day Tablescape
Valentine's Day Tablescape
Valentine's Day Tablescape

I love raspberry infused water, and for these raspberry ice cubes, I simply used a heart shaped silicone mold. They add the perfect touch to your Valentine's Day tablescape!

Valentine's Day Tablescape
Valentine's Day Tablescape

The buffet is stocked with some of our favorite treats and took no time to set up. These white chocolate covered oreos just scream decadence and love. They are so easy to make and the kids can definitely help out!

Valentine's Day Tablescape
Valentine's Day Tablescape
Valentine's Day Tablescape

This White Chocolate Popcorn is also super fun and easy to make! What you will need:

  • 20 cups popped popcorn (2 microwave bags)

  • 16 oz. white chocolate candy coating or melts

  • Pink candy melts

  • Valentine sprinkles

Start off by melting your white chocolate according to the package directions. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and pour the melted white chocolate over the popcorn. Stir to coat. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spoon your popcorn mixture into the pan, covering it completely. Add some sprinkles. Then, melt your pink candy melts according to the package directions. Drizzle over the popcorn, add more sprinkles, and let harden for about 30 minutes. Everyone will love it!

Valentine's Day Tablescape
Valentine's Day Tablescape

Now, don't forget to continue the round up for more Valentine's inspiration over at Town and Country LivingYou will fall in love with Jennifer's sweet and sophisticated pink living room! As always, I really appreciate you stopping by! Don't forget to come say Hi over on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!

 XOXO - Pollie

Valentine's Day Tablescape


  1. kathy | 1st Feb 18

    Beautifully done, Pollie! I love those plates! This is so perfect! I am so delighted to be sharing this round-up with you and all the amazing bloggers!


    • Pollie | 2nd Feb 18

      Thank you sweet Kathy! This round up has been so fun!

  2. Charlotte | 2nd Feb 18

    Beautiful…….love, love the bicycle plates and the pillow!!!

    • Pollie | 2nd Feb 18

      Thank you Charlotte! I really appreciate you stopping by!

  3. Loretta | 4th Feb 18

    I’m ready for a Galentines dinner!

    • Pollie | 7th Feb 18

      Me too girl!

  4. Catherine | 5th Feb 18

    Pollie, Your table is absolutely Lovely! I love the garland with the tulips and the plates are so pretty. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Smashing Plates

    • Pollie | 7th Feb 18

      Thank you so much Catherine! Happy Valentine’s Day to you also!

  5. Make it Pretty Monday - Week 241 - The Dedicated House | 5th Feb 18

    […] a sweet tablescape from Pollie’s Place!  It’s perfectly […]

  6. Kathryn Griffin | 5th Feb 18

    Such a lovely tablescape! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s bash. Have a gorgeous week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Pollie | 7th Feb 18

      Thank you so much sweet Kathryn! I am so honored to be featured!

  7. Amber Ferguson | 6th Feb 18

    So so adorable Pollie! I love your tulips and your pretty bicycle plates. Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things! Not sure if you saw but I featured you week before last in my Thursday Favorite Things Hygge Round up.
    Happy Valentines Day!

    • Pollie | 7th Feb 18

      I did not see Amber! Thank you so much! I will go check it out!

  8. angelina | 7th Feb 18

    Pollie, I just love your beautiful table. The floral garland in the center is so romantic. i am featuring you as part of thursday favorite things tomorrow 🙂

    • Pollie | 7th Feb 18

      Thank you so much Angelina! I am so honored to be featured!

  9. 8 Romantic Homes: Inspiration for Valentine's Day - Town & Country Living | 8th Feb 18

    […] find another pretty Valentine’s Day tablescape at Pollie’s Place. Be sure to check out her whimsical bicycle plates – I just adore […]

  10. JANINE | 8th Feb 18


    • Pollie | 8th Feb 18

      Thank you sweet Janine for your kind words! I really appreciate it!

  11. The Design Twins | 8th Feb 18

    Pollie, This is delightful! And I’m over here drooling. I’m definitely loving your floral centerpiece…well done! I love how you kept a firm eye on budget, too. I really want to make both the raspberry ice cubes and the popcorn! yum! as always we just adore your sweet support. thank you for joining our Friday Friends Parade and we really hope you’ll hop on board each week. with love and appreciation, Julie & Jodie

    • Pollie | 8th Feb 18

      Thank you so much sweet Julie & Jodie! That really means a lot coming from you guys! Thank you for taking the time to read my post! I really appreciate it!

  12. Deborah | 8th Feb 18

    This is beautiful as always Pollie. Absolutely love the dessert bar, so clever and yummy.
    So happy to be doing this round up with you my friend

    • Pollie | 8th Feb 18

      Thank you so much sweet Deborah! I’m so happy to be joining you on this round up!

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