Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Dinner 2010

Today I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for the weekly Tablescape Thursday. There are so many beautiful tablescapes there for everyone to enjoy.

Valentine's day is such a hectic occasion around our house considering I'm a florist and well, it is a busy week for me, but I do like to make it special in some way for us so we usually grill steaks and stay home. I like to make the dinner and table special so I pull out different linens and dishes to coordinate with the holiday. I cut holly with berries from our yard to use as a simple floral arrangement.
I started out with ivory, cotton placemats I have had for quite some time and then went on a scavenger hunt through my dishes and accessories to adorn my Valentine's table. I added white dishes, clear glassware, red cotton napkins and candles.

The table was simple, but so pretty and my husband loved it. He thought it was so nice that I wanted to make it special for us. This is a votive candle holder he gave me for Valentine's this year. It's so pretty.

Our menu was grilled steaks, baked potatoes, salad and strawberry shortcake.

We had such a nice dinner and a Happy Valentine's Day.

                      Chargers: Wal-Mart (several years ago)
                      Plates, Bowls: Pier One
                      Candles: Gifts
                      Napkins: Target
                      Iced Candlering: Ganz (I've had this for several years)
                      Glassware: Wedding gift
                      Napkin Holder: Dillard's
                      Flatware: Country French by Reed and Barton