Thursday, February 16, 2012

Table for Two by the Window

I know I have beat the Valentine's theme to utter death, but please indulge me one last post on the beautiful matter of Valentine's lovliness....and only because I just couldn't find any time to share/post/blog until just now.

Here is our "Table for Two by the Window" romantic Valentine's dinner tablescape. I had intended to cook a fabulous meal (truly love it and wanted to) so we didn't make reservations this year. But work n life got a little crazy busy for me and I simply ran out of time to execute my dinner plan.  Suddenly time was close at hand, and I was in a a bit of a pickle!

SO- guess what we did? We had the best of both worlds....ordered Filet Mignon & Lobster Tails with all the trimmings from one of our fav eatries (close to DH's work!) He picked up pon way home, and I had our table, wine, romantic music, candles, and one happy much less stressed out/cleaned up/ dressed up/ Valentine Wife waiting for him when he arrived home.

Voila. Easy, fun, romantic, DELICIOUS, private and best crowds, no wait, no excess noise, and no overworked & tired server! Magnifique!

Here I show you a very pretty snowy, low-light later part of day.............

I used antique silverplated soup spoons, modern crimson red charger plates, gold white scalloped china dinner plates, Crooksville roses salad plates & matching soup bowls.  The beautiful golden silk runner was a wedding gift from our best man and his beautiful wife when they were visiting China.

My tablescape is a very weird mix of items.

The floral arrangement is one I made earlier that day for the table. It is housed in an old Bavarian sugar bowl that matches the teapot planter in this post here. The gold Christmas angel came out again to do double-duty as "Cupid," and also add more candle light for all zee romanze.

The silverplate candelabra is an old fav thrifty find. Martha Stewart red glass goblets:

My maternal grandmother's antique mother of pearl-handled service.

Ah, such sweet romance with my loved on, in candlelight!

Better late than never joining Tablescape Thursday!

Linking up with Cindy for Show and Tell Friday!


  1. I think that was a very smart plan.It looks cozy and romantic!


  2. Beautiful setting,and sounds like a beautiful evening to match!

  3. Now this is utterly charming! Your solution was perfect! You still got to have your lovely dinner, and a lovely table, but with a minimum of stress. There's a lot to be said nowadays about reducing stress. Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Very pretty, Michele, and that sounds like my kind of Valentine's dinner!

  5. That is the best of both worlds! Great food - made by someone else and a beautiful, intimate table!

  6. Beautiful cozy table with lots of memorable pieces...the best part is you didn't have to spend the day preparing the meal!

  7. Cozy and lovely! I am so happy I found your blog and will run up and become a follower!
    ♥ Jil

  8. Hi Michele!

    I love the mix you used, and it came together beautifully! Those soup spoons are a work of art! The layers are wonderful from charger to soup bowl and your candle holders are crazy gorgeous. But, my favorite item has to be the sugar bowl, which looks doubly sweet (no pun intended!) holding some romantic blooms!

    Thank you for your visit and comment!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  9. Very pretty table. Sounds like you made it a perfect Valentine's Day. Thanks for linking up to the Share the Love Wednesday link party at Very Merry Vintage Style!

  10. Sounds like your change up plans worked out very well and your table is romantic and beautiful!


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