Scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, heart shaped pancakes, strawberry preserves, orange juice and black tea.

Our breakfast table in the kitchen is set with a white table cloth, red place mats, and the flatware is monogrammed with our initial. The new white teapot, I just got from a store called Jerome Tanks in Philadelphia, Mississippi for five dollars. This is a great store, everything is new and they carry just about anything you can think of.

The centerpiece is a vase of three light roses, with tiny hearts, and two birds, I bought at the Dollar Tree. The red plates are from Walmart.
Two red candles sit upon my Early American Prescut crystal, as are the butter dish, creamer, sugar dish, and juice glass.


Now being from the south, we have got to have our grits.

Hubby sat down and looked at the white dishes. Where did these come from? I said they were your grandmother’s everyday dishes. I got the dishes for our daughter, Suzette after the family had taken what they wanted after your Grandmother on your Daddy’s side died. They were left in the house for years. I took them out of the cabinet this week and cleaned them up. Hubby said I have not seen these white dishes since I was around twelve, for she had left the dishes in the old home place, when she moved into a home beside one of her daughters. He was so happy to see his Grandmother’s dishes.

Close up of the place setting.

As we sat at the breakfast table, I looked down at the plate and said you made two hearts. Hubby said, for that is all we need.

Two hearts, Yours and Mine.

Being from the South, we have got to have our grits!

I set the table and Hubby cooked breakfast, while I had a relaxing soak in the bath. I stayed in a little longer and the grits had dried out just a little.

Our first Valentine’s Breakfast in thirty-one years of marriage.

Such a lovely way to start this day.

To see more lovely table settings visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch, where she is hosting Tablescape Thursday.

Click here to go to Designs by Gollum 
whom is hosting Foodie Friday

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  1. good day my friend! looking wonderful as usual! This post makes me feel like having a snack!
    have a great week and thanks for the visit!!!
    I have missed my friends online!

  2. Katherine,

    I just love your Valentine’s breakfast tablescape! The food looked so good I could almost smell it! The heart shaped pancakes with jam were so sweet and your hubby is even sweeter to make this spread while you took a nice long bath…what a treat to start the day with! 🙂

    I enjoyed everything about your tablescape, especially the crystal and the white plates (as well as the sentimental story behind them). I’m so glad I came to visit!!!


  3. Your table is set so charmingly…and the food looks so delicious (I am getting hungry thinking about the grits…I love grits). It is simply luxurious in every way! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    P. S. I love your “Metamorphosis Monday”!! LOL soooo clever, and love your little table magic/tranformation.

  4. What a special Valentine treat for hubby to use his grandma’s plates. This is a real special breakfast! I would love to go to that store. I wonder how far Philadelphia is from Natchez!…Christine

  5. Katherine, this is a lovely tablescape! The breakfast looks soooo gooood! Hope you had a great Valentines! Blessings,Nancy

  6. Hello Lady Katherine,
    Your Valentine Breakfast table is wonderful. I want one of those heart shaped goodies. The white dishes are great. Happy TT!

  7. What a yummmmy looking breakfast, LC!!! And Grama’s old dishes (?) ~ that is just soooo wonderful!!! Annnnnnd your DH prepared breakfast??? You are BLESSED, and he’s a definite “keeper” (& after 31 years, he’d better be, huh???). Warmly, Linda

  8. I love your table set for a Valentines day breakfast. Your dishes, cut glass, everything looks beautiful. How nice that hubby made the breakfast. Looks delicious!!

  9. I love your Valentine’s tablescape..all the more sweeter that Hubby made the breakfast for you..what a sweetie.. I believe he’s a keeper…It looks delicious.. you could share this again tomorrow on Gollum’s new Friday extravangza…lol… hope you’re doing well darling… hugs ~lynne~

  10. Katherine,
    Awwww….Just Beautiful! What a romantic setting…on Valentine. Sweet and Elegant….Mmmmm! Grits and bacon looks delicious! Love the Heart shape pancake with strawberry preserve….Sometime I still says Jelly…..LOL. Even I know it preserve or jam. I just call all of it jelly.LOL That’s my Southern saying..LOL. YES…we have to have our GRITS! Have a wonderful day…katherinllen

  11. Beautiful table! This is my first time joining in and I am loving all the great ideas for my future table!

    Thanks so much for giving me another great for the color red!


  12. I’m so glad you left your post up.. this looks even more delicious this evening. Nothing tastes better to me than breakfast in the although I’ll let Mr. P. have the grits.. I’ll take an extra helping of scrambled eggs and bacon…oh don’t forget a couple of those darling pancakes… hugs ~lynne~

  13. Katherine…this is the sweetest story…almost made me cry, girl! I love your tablesetting and those adorable heart shaped pancakes…almost too pretty to eat! I love the story of the dishes and the conversation with your DH! Made my evening just reading it. Happy TT and FF to you!

  14. Katherine, I love when dishes have a history. That makes them truly special. I wanted to tell you that we bottlefed a baby goat all day today. Her mother went off and left her in the barn, and one of the billy goats butted her. She’s back with her mom tonight, and nursing, so a happy ending.
    Hope things are going great with you.

  15. What a lovely table, and beautiful breakfast. Your hubby is a sweetie. Loved the story behind the dishes, I’m sure he was thrilled to see them again. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

  16. Oh Lady Katherine! I love your tablescape! Yes, we must have our grits! Your DH is a real keeper. How wonderful that you have his grandmother’s dishes. That must bring back many memeories for him. And the two hearts are so sweet! I really enjoyed this post!…hugs…Debbie

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