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


Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

How sweet and cozy! Your honey has good taste...very CUTE votive he gave you.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What an amazing honey you have. Know your style. Hats off---

Very pretty here...

Greetings from a snowy Stockholm.

The Southern Belle said...

Picking the berries from your yard is such a nice touch. Thank you for including your menu, and telling your "story" in this tablescape. You sound like you are in love! :-)

Barbara said...

Its so Cozy for a romantic dinner for two.

Life Laugh Latte said...

Love your tablescape. So beautiful. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

Lara Harris said...

Beautiful candles :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

Very pretty! I love that votive your husband bought you.

How fun to be a florist and be able to make your own beautiful centerpieces.


Laura said...

Gorgeous table, Susan! And the menu sounds delicious!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Susan! It was so nice of you to drop by my table today and leave such a sweet comment. I'm very pleased to meet you and would love to see your tablescape with the David Winter cottages -- they just seemed perfect for St. Patrick's (even though he's from England-- close enough!) Hope to see you around! And Happy St. Patrick's day!

xinex said...

Your table is so pretty, Susan. I love the heart votive candle holder. Thaks for coming by. I bought the lantern from Hobby Lobby about 2 years ago. Glad you like it....Christine

Bill said...

I hadn't realized you were a florist! I'm amazed that you found time to create such a beautiful table during such a hectic time. I love the simplicity of it. The heart votive holder added a very special touch.

Hope your weekend goes well.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I cannot wait to see your Ivy!!!! I saw a service for 8 and serving pieces for around $385, a really good deal but not in my budget. It is SO much prettier than I would have ever thought. I ended up getting the 9 1/2 luncheon plates because I can use my Italian countryside as chargers, and I really wanted them for breakfast and lunch. I am trying to get some berry bowls because the girls like to eat cereal in berry bowls. I ended up with one dinner plate and two B&B plates that I might add to later. I also got 4 cups and saucers. I LOVE it. love it:-)

Tammy said...

THanks for visiting my site and your sweet comments on my cake and cupcakes! Love your Valentines table!