Red & Pink Centerpiece, Alstroemeria and Roses

It’s the middle of January and everyone is starting to think about Valentine’s Day.  Today’s centerpiece is cheery with red roses and pink alstroemeria and will work well on my farmhouse red and white buffalo plaid tablecloth.








I bought this cotton tablecloth last spring. The two colors of red in a plaid instantly brighten the dining room and my day. The dozen red roses are from Aldi, are a great bargain, and mean Valentine’s to me. I choose a vintage red vase and tied  white ribbon around it. I put a white doily under the vase.






Now I needed filler. I went to the supermarket looking for baby’s breath, but I couldn’t resist the luscious deep pink alstroemeria.  I added a couple of pink hibiscus from my yard for highlights. Hibiscus flowers are beautiful but only last a day in an arrangement.






I put two pink flowers in a dish at the base of the vase.







Although red roses are the traditional Valentine’s flower, adding the pink flowers gives it an added sparkle. I encourage you to think outside the box and play with your flower design.















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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

29 thoughts to “Red & Pink Centerpiece, Alstroemeria and Roses”

  1. Hi Carol, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, that is how I found yours!
    How nice that you treated yourself to a flower bouquet. Arranging your own bouquets is always fun, isn’t it?
    Red roses are so elegant and they truly are hard to beat as a Valentine’s flower symbolizing love!
    Warm regards,

  2. The mixture of pink and red is so pretty! Definitely says, “Valentines”. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. Carol, I love the plaid tablecloth. Fresh flowers especially roses always work well for the romance season. I look forward to the blog hop next week. Sylvia D.

  4. What a beautiful bouquet and centerpiece! I think that the soft pink alstroemeria contrast perfectly against the scarlet roses. I would be thrilled with something as pretty as this for Valentines day. Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

  5. What a beautiful bouquet! I love the red and pink together. Your tablecloth is lovely – and amazingly almost identical to a vintage tablecloth that belonged to my late Mom. We always used to use it when we had spaghetti when I was little – and I still do today! In fact, I have the table we used to eat at too. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful post with us at Hearth and Soul.

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