Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valentine's Day Dinner for Two

Getting ready for…. Valentine’s Day  
Romantic table for two
Valentine's Day is almost here and I love dragging out the little things to make our dinner for two perfect. The plates are Mikasa's French Countryside, red globe wine glasses and red bowls are also Mikasa. So where to have a romantic dinner? At our dining table , a rectangle that seats 10?  Too big...Or in the kitchen at the counter?  Too small...the living room with a small card table ...hmm maybe.....


The table sidled up to two overstuffed chairs and the fireplace. On the chair is a "Happy Valentine's Day" pillow. Soft lighting and relaxing  music from pianist Jim Brickman for the ears to enjoy, but not intrude upon our conversation. On the table ; a little gift: a jar with 50 more reasons, written on little hearts, "why I love you". Glass crystals scattered on table and on the 
Roasted asparagus in a BalsamicVinaigrette 
Shrimp alfredo,
 and for dessert; chocolate dipped strawberries. A special dinner planned for my Valentine of 28 years. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!

February 14 Happy Valentine’s Day

Love- the single most powerful emotion ..it can motivate us to do great things, heighten our senses,  add spring to our step ... Love heals and resolves us into people.

 Valentine's Day is an opportunity to share love with everyone in our lives. Why not lift their busy, stressful lives with some fun and smiles? Send a hand written note of appreciation, bring some flowers to a Senior, make a special dinner for family, and always share a little chocolate! 

The heart place cards are made from an old Valentines Day card, cut and folded over. Inside each is a love quote. 

 Painted floral plates found at TJ Maxx, doesn't  the blue background set off the design?

Empty gift boxes added to center of table and double to store Valentines items afterward. Recycled sweaters cover the candles and vase of dogwood branches (with any luck they'll bloom in time)

Hand painted Heart stemware was a great find at a closeout store!( a gift from my mom- in -law)

Heart shaped ginger cookies dipped in white chocolate, then sprinkled

Chocolate on everything for Valentines Day, right?

Pink Depression glass stemware adds a touch of nostalgia
                     Happy Valentine's Day

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