Romantic Valentine Dinner for Two

We are having a special dinner at home tonight. I know! Valentines Day is not until Tuesday. There are lessons learned in the past only remind us that if you want to go out for a special and romantic dinner – don’t do it on the 14th of February. I think marketing has trained our society that we must make a mad dash to our favorite restaurant on Valentines Day.  Besides tonight we will be more relaxed to enjoy our dinner and in reality I never know when my husband is going to come home after work. He is in health care biz and that is not a 9 – 5 job!!!

We have a beautiful silver champagne/wine bucket that normally gets used only for flowers.  This red begonia looks like roses. 

I think we will have a Cosmo – I can only have one!!! ONE!! Those things beg me to have more than one but again…..”lessons learned”…… is plenty for this girl. I love these Waterford Martini glasses. They get used one time a year – kinda sad, huh!


We have this small table in the corner of our living room. It is actually an antique card table. The tablecloth is from my precious Aunt Pearl who told me she made it – but my mother said she doubted it.  I loved my Aunt Pearl so much, I always look at this tablecloth and imagine that she did make it. But, my mother was probably right………there would of been no way my Aunt Pearl could of sat still long enough to crochet the tablecloth.


We have a small collection of monogrammed silver – I love these butter knifes. 


 The chargers are actually over sized dinner plates that I only have 4 of them – I think they came from Home Goods over 10 years ago.

The dinner plates are Johnson Bros. Chippendale pattern.

The bread plate/salad plate is Villeroy & Boch Fasan

Water and Wine glasses are Waterford Lismore 

Martini glasses are Waterford

Martini shaker from Pottery Barn 


Happy Valentines to all!

“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 

1 Corinthians 13: 6-7 NIV1984

Setting the Table for Thanksgiving – Part II

Here is another china pattern that has a turkey on it to use for your Thanksgiving table from Johnson Bros. called His Majesty. This pattern just looks like your grandmother gave it to you and I do love the colors in this pattern.

Dinner Plate

Salad Plate

They also have a square salad plate which I like better


Bread and Butter Plate – how awesome!

Fruit Bowls – I love these little bowls because they are so dainty!

Coffee Mug – which doesn’t jazz me at all – but I do like that Tom turkey is inside there peeking out at us.

Coffee Cup and Saucer


Another style creamer that I found on Ebay

Sugar Bowl – love this one also.

Vegetable Bowl

Oval Serving Platter – 18 inch

Rectangle Serving Platter 20 inch- loving this one also because I’d like to have it just to put on a stand. It is so vintage looking

The Tureen – and oh how I love tureens!!


I even found a deviled egg platter on Ebay which is incredible – we normally don’t have deviled eggs on Thanksgiving but we would start if I had this dish. It is so stinkin cute! I think I may


I think cranberry colored glasses would pick up that same color in the plates. Sorry for the teeny tiny photos.

So there you go – yet another option for your Thanksgiving table!

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