| One of my favourite Cole Porter songs ends with some
classic words: "It's delightful. It's delovely. It's
delicious." Well, you will find all three of these
elements come together perfectly when setting this romantic
table for two. Don't fret if you don't have all of the
supplies, dishes and what have you, just do your best.
It's the thought that counts!
First of all, I recommend using a small table, such
as a 36-inch round, so that people can sit up close
and personal; easy for hand-holding, maybe a bit of
smooching. Cover it with a long, red tablecloth, allowing
it to puddle on the floor, creating a hanging and shimmering
look. Crinoline makes a very nice table skirt, and you
can either use white as we've done, or red for a more
monochromatic approach. Pinning a satin border to it
is a nice enhancement. You can also run some red ribbon
through some inexpensive fabric hearts, then gather
the crinoline, and pull the ribbon through it, join
the two ends together, tie it up, and you have a fun
and heartfelt tribute for your table.
Try to use chairs with removable cushions, and attach
a piece of red fabric to each of them with some safety
pins. This way you’re able to change the look
without too much effort or cost. For dishware, anything
clear will work for our treatment, which involves inverting
the plates on the table, and applying transfer hearts
to them. Peel the transfer paper away, lay it down on
your plate, give it a rub, and remove it. Then turn
your plates over and you’re left with a wonderful
tribute. Feel free to add the heart transfers to the
glasses on the table, as well.
Speaking of glassware, how about some cranberry coloured
champagne flutes? Join them together with some ribbon
so that when you and your lover move about, you can
still be connected. Break off the buds of red roses
and sprinkle them everywhere. Add a single rose tribute
at both place settings.
Finally, how about a heart-shaped flower tribute? Paint
a container red, add soaked oasis covered in sheet moss.
Then, trim some roses, and stick them into the oasis,
from the bottom to the top, increasing the length of
the flower to create a heart shape. Don’t forget
the candles so you can see how much love is in the air!