Valentine Dinner canceled to go to an Auction!

Hubby and I decided to have a pizza and go to the auction on time, where I bought more dishes. lol This past week we decided to have our first Valentine Dinner here at home in thirty-one years. We have always gone out to eat on Valentine’s night. I did not post this dinner last week for I posted our Valentine’s Breakfast. I know you all are saying another Valentine’s Tablescape, but the only hearts are mine and hubby’s with our wedding photo.

Close up of place setting

For the place setting I use a silver and a red place mat, The white dishes were my husband Grandmother’s everyday dishes. I have had a request of the name of the dishes, I have no idea. The cup has USA on the bottom, all other pieces are not marked. I placed a red square plate on the bottom, added a silver plate, the white plate, and in the bowl, I place a rose. The bread plate hold the napkin with the silver napkin ring, with our initial. The flatware, also has our initial and I have had the flatware for twenty years, sorry I do not know the name. The water glass is my Early American Prescut Crystal. The stemware, I bought at an antique store in Water Valley, Mississippi. Sorry I do not know the name, it just looked good with my Early American Prescut Crystal collection, which a stemware was not made in this collection.
Table length view, facing the cabinet Hubby built to hold my Early American Prescut Crystal. The doors, he cut off to fit, are old french door of my Craftsman’s Bungalow.

Hubby grilled steaks and baked sweet potatoes with butter and cinnamon. The rolls were bought at the grocery.

A green salad, we forgot to add the tomatoes, and not just for the pictures, after dinner, there sat the tomatoes on the butchers block.
The cream cheese cake placed on a Early American Prescut Crystal cake plate and stand with a silver cake plate in between the crystal. We had a store bought sampler cream cheese cake. We did not think we would like it, but it was great and only $5.00 for the cream cheese cake.

Now remember, my dining room is still in the remodel zone. The board in the background is a door way, I knocked out, to create a butler’s pantry. Hubby closed it up with the board for now. Hubby and I still have not come to agreement on my butler’s pantry! lol I have to laugh it was Valentine’s Dinner. So when we do agree, the sheet rock can go up.
The centerpiece is an urn, my sister, Doris gave me on my 50th Birthday last year. I change out the bouquet’s for different occasions. The urn is filled with red roses, with two silver candle sticks, covered in gold and red beads. The heart frame is Hubby and I on our Wedding Day. Three little red candles in my Early American Prescut Crystal saucers. With two little birds.

View of table with the sideboard, which holds my crystal lamps, and a pineapple, I can’t wait to cut, and plant the top.

I have to say the salad was wonderful, as was all the food Hubby served!
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  1. Hi Katherine, I love your Valentine table!! We didn’t do a special Valentine dinner this year but it was wonderful anyway!

    I just want to tell you Katherine, that you are the sweetest person…sure wish I could come have tea with you, and just get to know you better!!

    I love reading your posts and your comments on my blog…you’re just so real and kind hearted.

    I also want you to know that I’m praying for you!! Thank you for all you add to my days, sweet friend.


  2. Yum, yum, yum! I love this! Well done!

    I love new friends! I invite you to drop by my blog, Tales from Bloggeritaville.

  3. Hi Lady Katherine! What a beautiful tablescape! And how wnderful that you and your hubby had a Valentine breakfast AND dinner!! Very romantic! I love the urn with the flowers…very pretty. The food looks so yummy! I’m glad you got to go shopping!! Please keep us posted on how you are doing, my friend! Hugs and blessings…Debbie

  4. What a romantic looking table…I enlarged one picture to get a better look-see at your wedding picture…how sweet & young you both look! Your menu was certainly better than going out for dinner…yum! …;-) Bo

  5. I would choose steaks grilled at home, served at a pretty Valentine’s table setiing ANY day over going out…it sounds wonderful. Especially since hubby did the grilling! Your table looks so pretty…and I think hearts are a perfect sentiment, all year round. 🙂

  6. What a lovely Valentine’s Dinner. Not only the tablscape,but the food too! That centerpiece is lovely, and how sweet to put a wedding picture on your V’s table. I love your French doors that were cut to fit display shelves! Brilliant. laurie

  7. Well you pulled it off very well.I love the rose across the plate.Very romantic.
    i will pray for your health…Ann

  8. Hi Lady Katherine! Your table is RED in ROMANCE., Loved it! How can anyone go wrong with crisp reds and whites? Thanks for stopping by my place for the Nostalgic Tablescape., I didn’t write it in my post., but what made the visit for me so heart warming and heart wrenching is that Barnie is in the early stages of Alzheimers., that’s why the memories he shared with me were so special… How blessed we all are to have our sharp minds! Amen… ~CC Catherine

  9. LOVE-ly Valentine tablescape…the red really pops on the white, too! I’m impressed with your hubby’s dinner…looks fabulous, what a treat!
    Hmmmm…I think it’s time to start dinner!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Your table looks lovely as usual. Boy those steaks look great too….making me hungry…it’s dinnertime here in Phoenix and those look so delicious! We had a Valentine’s Party here at the house on the 13th so we didn’t do a “romantic” dinner for two, but my Tablescape Thursday post is about our first date anniversary. Aren’t the “two of us” times just so special? Glad you went ahead and posted about your dinner….you know it’s really Valentines all month long! 🙂 Elaine

  11. What a lovely Valentine table. I really like your candlesticks and how you added the beads :0)
    It’s dinner time here and your food is making me hungry!!

  12. This romantic meal would be perfect any time of year! I love the idea of sweet potatoes on a deliciously sweet day.
    Love your little birds, too!

  13. You may be in the remodel zone, but it sure looks like the love zone to me! We haven’t had beef in so long, that I’m drooling on my keyboard. I’d like to join you, but I think 3 is a crowd! Happy Foodie Friday! nancy

  14. Your table is beautiful, I love that you placed a wedding picture in your tablescape. And steak with salad and baked sweet potato is one of my very favorite meals. Then you topped it off with cheesecake – simply scrumptious! Kathy

  15. Sounds like a delish meal to me. I love grilled steak and grilled sweet potatoes. I don’t even care for tomatoes so I never add them to my salad, but everyone else in my family likes them. Hope your belated Valentine’s dinner was fun! So what are you planning for your butler’s pantry? I’m jealous. I always wanted one. ~ Robyn

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