Sex in our City: Love Letter

Kelley Moore creates a new at-home Valentine’s Day dinner tradition with an heirloom love letter tab
Kelley Moore  |   February 2010   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION

Love letters are an incredibly romantic gesture that have been lost in the flurry of e-mails and Twitter posts (that’s a hint, fellas). For a giant gesture that’s sure to impress, profess your eternal love with an inscription on a personalized Valentine’s Day tablecloth you can enjoy year after year.

Pick up a piece of canvas (at a fabric store) big enough to cover your tabletop and pen your feelings, memories, inside jokes—or even pop the question—with a permanent Sharpie pen. Add sentiments to this easy-to-create tablecloth each year to create a romantic V-Day dinner setting for two that will last for decades.

To complete the table setting, layer the canvas letter with a chic tablecloth (like this dramatic black and cream design print) and add romantic votive candles amongst your finest flatware for that final romantic touch.

>> For more seasonal decorating ideas, tune into “Moore to Life” with Kelley Moore on KONG-TV every Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

Credits: Tablecloth: Custom white canvas fabric, $6.99/yard, and Bonetti black and cream decorator fabric, $29.99/yard, both from Hancock Fabrics (Kirkland, 12030 NE 85th St.; 425.827.3020); medium silver-plated taper holder, $34, and 15-inch hand-dipped taper candle, $15/set of two, at Pottery Barn (University Village, 4627 26th Ave. NE; 206.522.6860); Glimma tea light candles, $5.99/pack of 24 at Ikea (Renton, 601 SW 41st St.; 425.656.2980)