Who says you need to have a fancy dinner out with your love to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Sometimes the best memories are made in the chaos. And with two little boys running around and a port-a-potty in view there’s certainly chaos. Who says you can’t still make the best of it and set a pretty table. And boy do I love this one. Something about the folded heart napkins speaks to my lovely-loving heart.

Easy and lovely. Sometimes those two things don’t go together but in this case, this table was oh so easy. Drape a scarf across your table and voila–the perfect table runner. Sometimes all you need to set a table can be found in the least expected places, like hanging in your closet.

Last year I bought these beautiful heart plates from The White Company. They are heavy stoneware from Portugal and have a lovely, handmade feel to them. They are investment pieces and perfect for a special occasion or Valentine’s day tablescape. And let’s be real, you and I both know we ordered takeout after my sweet friend Ruthie took the pretty pictures. Something about eating takeout on pretty plates makes it that much more delicious.


  • Fold napkin edge to opposite edge to make a triangle
  • Accordion pleat napkin until you are left with just a strip of napkin
  • Fold two ends in toward each other to meet forming a heart shape
  • Tie a rubber band about two to three inches up from the very bottom of the heart. This helps give it a pointy bottom like a heart and keep its shape overnight. Once I took the rubber band off in the morning, the heart shape stayed nicely

These beautiful pictures were taken by my talented friend, Ruth Eileen Photography. She does a lovely job every single time and I can not recommend her enough. If you’re in the New England area she is your gal, from home tours to weddings and everything in between.

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