Unique vintage dishware sets under $50 that pair together beautifully to create a vintage pink romantic table setting for your Valentine’s Day!

This week, while “Thrifting with the Gals,” I found these pretty in pink vintage dishware sets. Two different sets for under $50 each that pair beautifully together. That’s when this romantic table setting was first thought of, with Valentine’s Day in mind.

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How to Design a Vintage Romantic Table Setting

I love to use vintage pieces within my home to create decor and table settings for every holiday. When it comes to creating romantic table settings for Valentine’s Day, vintage pieces always play a starring role. So what do you need to create a vintage, romantic table setting of your own?

Here are some of my top tips – and materials – I use when designing a vintage-inspired tablescape:

Start With Vintage Elements: I like to build my tablescapes around the vintage pieces I plan to use so they’re the stars of the show. Often, this starts with a trip to one of my favorite thrift stores to find some new pieces. For this vintage pink romantic table setting, I found some gorgeous pink floral printed dishware that became the focal point of my table (you’ll see more about these pieces further down in this post) and also incorporated some of my favorite vintage glassware and candlesticks.

Use Layers: Layering colors, textures and table settings is one of the best ways to create a beautiful tablescape that feels elegant and romantic. Layer placements and chargers, layer smaller dishes on top of bigger ones and don’t be afraid to mix similar colors and patterns throughout.

Create a Floral Centerpiece: While a floral centerpiece is always a beautiful choice, it’s especially perfect for a pink romantic table setting! You don’t have to be a florist to create a beautiful centerpiece. I made mine by grabbing a beautiful bouquet from Trader Joe’s! Use a vintage vase, jug or bottle to hold the flowers for an even more romantic look.

Choose Colors Carefully: There are so many different colors that can be used to create a romantic table setting. No matter which colors you go with, try to stick to your palette when choosing dishes, glassware, transferware and silverware. For this vintage pink table setting, I used the light pink color of my vintage dishes as the foundation of my color scheme and kept the rest of the table mostly neutral with some pops of red and even green.

Don’t Forget Candles: Candles are the ultimate addition to a romantic table setting. Using vintage candlestick holders is a simple way to tie the whole look together.

Remember, no matter what you put on your Valentine’s Day table, personal touches and attention to detail will contribute to the overall vintage romantic atmosphere. Ready to be inspired? Explore my vintage pink romantic table setting below!

Key Elements of My Vintage Pink Table Setting

Explore all the elements of my romantic pink table setting and create your own tablescape this Valentine’s Day!

Vintage Pink Dishware

The foundation of my romantic Valentine’s Day table is these vintage pink floral dishes that I found at two different thrift stores here in New England. While the patterns don’t match, the colors and style align perfectly and the slightly mismatched look only adds to the romance.

Vintage Pink Dishes

Printemps | Grindley England

The Printemps Grindley pattern is the dishes on the top shelf selling for $49 at The Fabulous Find in Kittery, Maine.

You may learn about the history of Grindley and its patterns here.

Printemps | Grindley England

Bramble of Etruria & Barlaston Wedgwood

The dishware set on the bottom shelf is a set of Bramble of Etruria & Barlaston, a Wedgwood set selling for $39. And just look at how wonderful the two would pair together.

Bramble of Etruria & Barlaston Wedgwood

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They were not complete sets; however, that was totally fine with me. Both sets included platters, bowls, creamers, and more – perfect for creating a vintage pink romantic table setting.

Romantic Table Setting Pretty in Pink

The pretty in pink color is so cheery, contrasting with all the new snow outside our dining room window on a Cozy Snow Day at Home in Maine.

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Front Door Ski Lodge Vintage Snowshoes

I also picked up four green and white dishes at our local thrift shop for $1.00 a piece. These are Kent by Josia Wedgwood & Sons Ltd. Thinking again ahead to St. Patrick’s Day.

Vintage Dishes

Metal Hearts for a Valentine’s Day Table Setting

I found these metal hearts from Art Under the Tree on Etsy. Such a nice and rustic touch to add to a romantic table setting.

Metal Heart on Romantic Table Setting

You may also be inspired by this St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape: Tips & Ideas post.


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Romantic Table Setting Centerpiece

Option 1: Pink Floral Centerpiece

I picked up a pretty in pink flower bouquet from Trader Joe’s and created a centerpiece for this romantic table setting as my first pass.

Along with some vintage glass candlesticks and candles, both from my mother’s collection here at the house. I love the way the pink flowers and greenery tie in with the pink and green vintage dishware used on the table. The red candles offer a pop of bolder color that is perfect for a Valentine’s Day tablescape.

Romantic Table Setting Pretty in Pink

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Romantic Table Setting Pretty in Pink

I just love this romantic table setting dressed pretty in pink.

You may also enjoy this romantic table setting at our home in Vermont in the post, Romantic Antique Table Setting with Thoughtful Design.

Romantic Table Setting Pretty in Pink

Option 2: Winterberry Centerpiece

Then, after looking out the window at this beautiful snowy winterberry bush, I cut some of the branches and replaced the flowers with winterberries on this romantic table setting.

They will last a lot longer, too! The bright pop of red looks so wonderful with the soft pink and white dishes, vintage glassware and natural wood table.

Winterberry Centerpiece

Vintage Glassware for a Romantic Table Setting

In addition, I added 6 of my mother’s vintage clear goblets to this pink table setting, which is always another classic look. The shapes of the designs on the glass mirror the details on the dishes, tying the whole table together.

Is there anything more romantic than a beautifully designed goblet? It doesn’t matter if you’re drinking wine, mimosas or sparkling water – everything feels special in these glasses!

Romantic Table Setting Pretty in Pink


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Romantic Table Setting Pretty in Pink

I love how this romantic table setting turned out. It feels so inviting and welcoming in our home here in Maine.

You may also enjoy last year’s Simple yet Imaginative Mixed Pottery Winter Table here.

Romantic Table Setting Pretty in Pink

I hope you enjoyed today’s thrifted romantic table, pretty in pink.

Romantic Table Setting Pretty in Pink

Want to Build Your Own Vintage Table Setting for Valentine’s Day?

One of the best places to source vintage pieces for a romantic table setting is your own collection! Don’t be afraid to mix and match dishware, glassware and other items or go with a non-traditional Valentine’s Day color palette. Neutral Valentine’s Day decor can be beautiful, for example, while mixed metals or deep, rich purples can also look lovely.

If you’re just starting out with vintage decor or simply want to buy something new (I totally understand that!), then you can head out to your favorite local thrift store or antique shop or shop for vintage items online.

Get my complete guide to shopping for vintage pieces online to make this process easier.

Romantic Table Setting Pretty in Pink

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Coastal Maine.

Be sure to also check out our Home in Vermont, too, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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  1. I adore that vintage china. Love it and what a find. That black and white transferware in one of the photos looks great (or was that the green/white china). It almost seems better to get incomplete sets. Fun way to set a romantic table and the colorful centerpiece is icing on the cake. Wow.

    1. Thank you so much. I love incomplete sets and mixing and matching dishes❣️I love the character it adds to a table! Thanks so much for stopping by💗💗


  3. Hi Ann!
    I’ve always loved beautiful dinner sets but never realized how wonderful “used” dishes, mis-matched and incomplete sets could be so wonderful until you! I grew up with you bought one set of hard working every day and one set of formal for company and special occasions. It would also be wasteful to spend money on more than 2 sets. My goodness – go vintage! Beauty and happiness at an economic expense. You create tables that everyone would want to sit down and enjoy (even if there was no food ☺️).
    Also noticed the framed vintage print of pink flowers tucked in the bread bowl on the wall. Another extra special touch!

    1. Beth thank you so much for your sweet and beautiful message. Made my day🥰🥰

  4. Ann I love this table! The collected dishes and berries pair so well together! Just beautiful…thank you for joining us this week!

  5. Pink is my absolute favorite color in the whole world so I obviously think your dishes are magnificent! What a find. If I ever see anything like yours I hope to have the dollars and sense to buy them and not leave them there. Enjoy!

    1. Thank you so much Cindy. I’m so glad you liked them 💗💗

  6. Beautiful dishes, hearts, and winterberry centerpiece. Who wouldn’t want to eat at this table!!

  7. Ann, It came together so beautifully! I love the addition of the metal hearts and your cut berry branches. The dishes look so amazing mixed together! It is fun to see everything pull together from #thriftingwiththegals adventures! So glad you joined us for Welcome Home Saturday!

  8. I love Your mix and match especially when combined with those stunning winter berries! One thing is that I Never put plates on a bare table. I use place mats or tablecloths. Just puts my teeth on edge. Just me, I guess. I love your creativity.

    1. I tend to like the contrast without placemats. But enjoy them both ways too🙌🏻 Thank you kindly🙏🏻💗

  9. Ann,
    This table is so beautiful! I can’t believe you got all that for 49. I’m so jealous 🤣🤣🤣

  10. It’s beautiful!! I LOVE how the two sets of dishes pair together. What great finds. The use of natural elements really brings everything together. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Rachel. I’m so glad you enjoyed it💗💗