Dressing a Table This Valentines Day

Valentine's Day the day of love, where romantic couples shower each other with gifts and tokens of appreciation. The cards, love hearts and roses are all part of the annual tradition.

However, this celebration still remains very much a mystery. The day gets its name from a famous saint but there are several stories of who he was. The popular belief is that St Valentine was a priest from Rome in the third century. He broke the rules of Emperor Claudius II who had banned marriage as he thought married men became bad soldiers. But Valentine felt this was very unfair and arranged marriages in secret.

When this was discovered by Claudius he threw Valentine in jail and sentenced him to death.

In jail Valentine fell in love with the jailers daughter, he was taken to be killed on 14th February and wrote her a love letter signed from "Your Valentine"

Whether it's just you and your partner or you're throwing a Galentine's dinner party this Valentines Day it's not just about the food but also about having the right table setting to create the mood.

Start by picking a colour theme which will help create a cohesive look. The most popular colours are red and pink but it doesn't have to be the case, you can also use a colour to suit your rooms interior. Just think special table settings like you would for Christmas or Easter.

But does anything say Valentine's Day more than red rose petals, red hearts and chocolates which is how we have dressed our showroom table.

Starting with a vase of red roses as the centre piece, red napkins made into roses, love heart chocolates, scattered rose petals, sparkly glasses and red candles to set the mood.

And remember never to forget to love yourself 💕