Saturday, February 15, 2014

Romantic Valentine Dinner For Two

Hope you all had a wonderful
 Valentine's Day! 
Here's a look at how Mr. Delight and I celebrated on this special day.


With all the snow we've had lately, (which was enjoyed with a few hours of skiing before dinner), it was only natural that we opted for a cozy fireside meal at home.


We calculated that this is our 34th Valentine's Day together! That's a lot of love to celebrate!


The tablescape began with this new artichoke type candleholder I got at HomeSense. 




I placed it on a round mirror and added faux red berries (from Christmas) and a heart pendant.


You don't want to put your red Christmas decorations too far away when it comes to decorating for Valentine's!
 
Place settings were done in red and white with a silver charger.

Adding to the red and white theme, I used these white candleholders with red pillars on one side of the table.
(Loving the white twinkle lights my mom gave me which I tucked into a vase of birch branches)





Just a few touches of Valentine décor were added to my winter mantel (see HERE for that) using paper hearts and my feather heart over the mirror.
 

I tucked this "I Love You" sign that I got years ago at the Dollar Store in the box of birch on the hearth.

Of course, nothing says romance like candlelight!

I'm embarrassed to show these food pics as they don't look that great (snapped them quickly) but wanted you to know that we actually DID eat at this table.
First course: Tossed Green Salad
Entrée:  Seafood Lasagna (Mr. Delight's fave) with Steamed Asparagus and Garlic Toast
 
 
Dessert: Chocolate Pecan Parfait

Lots of  couples enjoy going out to a restaurant for Valentine's Day but we prefer the cozy romantic feel you can create at home. 
 
It does involve some effort but it is well worth it! 
We get all dressed up as if we were going out and are seated at the best table in the house!



Did you go out or stay in for your celebration?
Thanks for visiting!

I'll be linking this post to these fantastic blog parties:
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues Wednesday at DIY by Design
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch


15 comments:

The HOME GIRL said...

What a lovely table! I'm sure your dinner must have been lovely and very romantic in that beautiful setting with that delicious-looking food! I always enjoy seeing what creative things you're doing with your tables and mantles! Have a great weekend! =)

A Graceful Table said...

Hi! I turned off the word identifier on my blog, thanks for the tip! LOVE your tablescape, and am glad you found me and I found you!!!

Diane said...

Such a gorgeous table and I simply adore that candleholder - wow, it really makes a statement.

Alycia Nichols said...

Way to go, girl!!! Skiing for THREE HOURS?!?!?!! I can't even walk to the mailbox without huffing and puffing!!! :-)

Thirty-four years of living and loving is beautiful! That's cute that you guys worked to figure that out!

Your dinner looks wonderful to go along with a beautiful table and mantel. I agree with you on leaving those red Christmas decorations within easy reach for V-day decorating! There are even a few pieces that work well with patriotic decorating, so red stays at the front of the bins!

I agree with you on staying at home on Valentine's Day. The atmosphere is far more conducive to feeling relaxed and enjoying each other's company.

Have a great week!!!

The Tablescaper said...

So romantic!
Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Rattlebridge Farm said...

A beautiful tablescape!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Such a romantic table for Valentine's Day. Love your new find, it's looks beautiful with the candle. I always love to see what you have created to share, I knew it would be beautiful. I would stay home too after skiing and have a romantic dinner with your sweetie. Take care.

tablescapesbybev said...

Love this table and all of its details. I especially am crazy about those 3 candlesticks! Wonderful...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your gorgeous tablescape in front of the fireplace. Stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Linda P said...

So romantic and thoughtful. I am sure Mr. Delight loved the setting and the menu. It looks so pretty by the fire with all of your lovely Valentine's decor.

Chandy said...

That's such a romantic and beautiful room and those pieces are just pure awesome!

Terri said...
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Terri said...

I love your heart plates! That is a wonderfully romantic table.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh my goodness! Your meal looks fabulous! YUMMY! And your table is just darling!!!!!!
What a special evening! I like staying in on Valentine's day so much better than going out!

Cathy said...

Cozy and Romantic, love all the red!

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity<;)