Two years ago, we had an unpleasant Valentine's Day dinner experience in a restaurant where we waited about 3 hours to get served, so since then, we always just choose to stay home on this occasion. My mother is still with us so I set the table for 3. I am flying her back to Chicago this weekend.
I layered a red table cloth with a lace runner.
John gave me this beautiful lily plant which I will try to plant in the backyard this week. He noticed I have been browsing on line lately, looking for items for our vacation home in Florida so he told me to pick for what I want for a present. Oh boy! Did I have a fun time browsing the internet. The problem was I wanted so much that I had a hard time picking but I finally settled for 8 new dining chairs. I really do not need anything for myself, I just wanted something for the house. We are giving our existing table and chairs to my daughter cause we need a bigger table and more chairs as we are having a family reunion there in July.
John gave me this lovable teddy 2 years ago.
I cooked pancit (Filipino noodles), rice and tuna steak.
For the place setting, I layered white pierced Polish ceramic plate chargers, our red fluted everyday dinner plates and Spode Copeland Chelsea Bird bowls and used silver plated flatware from Horchow (I cannot remember the pattern name).
Vintage embroidered napkins were bought from an antique shop in Seattle and pewter peacock napkin rings from Ebay. The cardinal S&P shakers are from a store in Celebration, FL near Orlando.
John loves tuna steak so I seared one for him.
My mother went to her bedroom early so I just served her dinner in bed. Thus, this making this a table for 2.
I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. I have one more Valentine's Day table to share next week, a luncheon with my friends. I hope you are not getting sick of them, lol. I am anxious to move on to a spring or Easter table.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
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Kathleen's Let's Dish
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Richella for Grace at Home
Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday