Such a LOVEly time of the year,
Hubby has to work tomorrow night so we had our valentines dinner tonight. I surprised him
First I redid my dining room table for Valentines, it had been silver, purple and jade. I have shown my Serena dishes before, but have a purple cloth and purple glasses. I use a mirror for the center of the table, it's my grandsons off his wall, makes a great centrepiece.
roses and more roses
roses in satin glass rosebowls
need help with this-how should a glass knife rest sit beside the dinner plate,
have checked and checked, came up with this on the bread plate, but not right-but it is ok.
see the knife rest a little better
I love Serena dishes Royal Albert? I believe, these were my daughters and she didn't want them anymore, no dining room, so I bought them from her and then bought another 8 place setting off kiiji with teapot. Tricia (daughter) had a pile of accessory pieces, but missing the teapot. Have told this story before, but they are so pretty and delicate.
Tonight hubby needed to got to town-duhhh, knew why, he needed to do shopping for Valentines-never mind that we spent morning in a mall in Toronto- with chocolate stores, lingerie, flowers-more important SHOES behind him, where he was reading the paper. Then comes home and rushes into town in a panic. Well he headed out and I decided to have a Valentines dinner in our family room, so I ran like mad and I mean ran-got a table, tablecloth, good china, serviettes, candleabra-tried for gold trimming, but that wasn't working, wine glasses, purple with rhinestones, my mil's Aynsely cup n saucers, salad bowls, bread plate, teapot, and cook dinner. We had left hamburg out, our daughter is back living with us, but had gone out tonight so perfect timing. Meal isn't too exciting, but hubby likes anything.
Did hamburg, with onions, mushrooms, baked a potato, did a salad, sliced cheese, went looking for his valentines card I made him-it was upstairs I barrelled up them, with Daisy barking at my heels, trying to figure out what I was doing, found a box of chocolates I had bought him, ran back down stairs, got the two chairs in front of fireplace, even dusted off the tea wagon. Had all this done in 40 minutes when he walked in,with roses, and chocolates. And we sat down to eat, and I was sweating like a pig at this point, did calm down, but it was all ready and a nice surprise.
Finished up with tea, the teapot is Royal Albert -New Country Roses
turned out to be a lovely dinner, quiet, romantic-perfect.tablecloth looks wrinkled-tacky it wasn't though
remembered my Old Country Rose heart dish
chocolates upside down, sometimes I'm a ditz
Again Happy Valentines Day and God bless
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Tuesday Cuppa Tea
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Heart and Home
A Return to Loveliness
Table Top Tuesday
Tea Cup Thursday
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