Valentine’s day is coming and I decided to host this blog hop around a romantic table for two. I believe that staying home for Valentine’s day is one of the most romantic things you can do, just the two of you, enjoying one another with no pesky servers or a bill at the end of the dinner! It is crystal clear to me after almost 37 years of marriage that I am more in love with my husband today than ever. I selected crystal as the theme for my table.
I thought I had my table all planned out, crystal, a little silver and then I would add red or white roses. I looked at my table and thought that wasn’t going to do it, this table needed an explosion of color! Off to pick up flowers in all of the colors I could find!
I just picked up several mixed bouquets at the grocery store and arranged them in a variety of my crystal vases and bud vases.
My place settings are mirrored chargers that have a lovely ring of rhinestones in them even though you can’t see those. I topped those with Miss America pattern dinner plates, my often used silver salad plates and topped those with the same depression glass dessert plates.
I used a variety of stemware, silver goblets from Home Goods, Waterford Champagne flutes and Bohemian crystal water glasses. A crystal candy dish sits by filled with what else? Kisses! But the magic really happens when the sun sets and the candles are lit!
Have you ever eaten just by candlelight? I don’t know that we have ever done this and it is going to be so lovely, I am looking forward to this, even if we are doing it a little earlier than Valentine’s Day.
I am so happy to be able to set such a pretty table and then serve up a delicious dinner to my sweetheart!
If you haven’t had a chance to yet, please stop by and visit the blogs below and see how everyone interpreted their own vision of a romantic table for two.