Feb 13, 2010

A Valentine Weekend

It's Silver Sunday and Mosaic Monday!  I have some pics of the Valentine's dinner party/Bible study we had at our house Saturday night.  My husband surprised me with the most gorgeous pink (my favorite) long stemmed roses as well as a magnificent pink and white rose centerpiece for our table.  We had a wonderful evening with dear friends.  I have begun using my silver regularly rather than saving it for "someday".  It occurred to me one day, exactly WHAT am I saving it for?  Who more special will I ever serve at my table than my husband and children and grandchildren?  Each time I use my beautiful silver flatware memories flood my mind of happy newlywed days when I was so excited to be married and setting my own table with my own silver and candles daily!  I leave you with some photos and mosaics of my Valentine's table and some other things from around my house - my mantle, family room coffee table, and living room hall and coffee tables.

 Be sure to stop by Gypsy Fish to find the list of participants in Silver Sunday and Little Red House for participants in Mosaic Monday.








The china my husband and I received for our wedding has a silver pattern and rim...



These napkin rings are silver and pearl with some sparkle between the pearls...



I love the delicacy of this sugar shell...



The silver capped salt shaker is an antique, the pepper shaker is not.  I like them mismatched!

Coconut cream and fudge pies were served on pink heart dessert plates and eaten with nothing other than silver dessert forks...



On the table in our family room, an antique silver tray compliments a large glass container with candle and Valentine ribbon...




A hammered aluminum chafing dish...



A vintage aluminum tray holds glasses, lemons, and sweetener for beverage - iced tea, of course...




An old silver pie server on scalloped milk glass dessert plates...


Our Valentine mantle...


Our sweet son dropped by today with these flowers for me...


The gorgeous roses from my husband...

And the centerpiece he surpised me with...


Candles and candy around the centerpiece, which sits on the cake plate matching the milk glass dessert plates...


The front entry table decorated for love...






The table scarf was hand crocheted by my grandmother...

26 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Everything looked so pretty Kat....I am sure they all loved everything and the food too! Love those napkins and the heart dishes. You and your sweetie have a wonderful day tomorrow.

southerninspiration said...

How beautiful!! Enjoy your day!

Suzanne

Lisa said...

I love the tray. Everything looks so lovely. I'm sure it was a great dinner.

Martha said...

You have some lovely silver things!

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Wow Kathy! you have so many pretty things here! Your table is so pretty and i bet your guests just loved it!!

Happy valentine's Day!

Heather said...

very pretty! cute napkins too.

Bernideen said...

What a lovely table but it was the pie that stopped me!

Carolyn said...

Looks so nice! Love the heart plate.

Happy Valentine's Day,
Carolyn

Suzy said...

Gorgeous silver and valentines goodies. I love the little rose handled silver piece in your mosaic. Cute!

Riet said...

Such beautiful mosaics, I love that heartshaped flowery dish, beautiful. And all you silverware.

eileeninmd said...

Everythings looks so beautiful, it must have been a lovely Valentines dinner.

Gypsy Fish said...

Everyting looks so warm and inviting what a beautiful tablescape. Thanks for paticipating....see you next month!
{{Gypsy Valentine hugs}}
Beth

Gypsy Fish said...

Everyting looks so warm and inviting what a beautiful tablescape. Thanks for paticipating....see you next month!
{{Gypsy Valentine hugs}}
Beth

Sherrie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. What thoughtful son and hubby to bring you flowers. Your photos are so beautifully done. I have to learn how to do the mosaics.

Meri said...

Love the little heart-shaped dessert plates. I think I'll use my china and silver more often, even though it was a present from the ex-husband who left me for another woman. The gift, after all, was given in love and he let me pick the patterns.

cherry said...

Beautiful !
Have a wonderful week .
hugs, Cherry

Charlene said...

Looks like a wonderful Valentine celebration at your house. LOVED the mantle with all the candles lit. Have a great week. Charlene

Snap said...

Everything is lovely. Use it! That's what my granny used to say. She'd remind me that whoever came after probably wouldn't like what I like anyway! I love to mismatch, too.

Kat said...

So much "eye candy"! Lots of beautiful things.

Hugs!
Kat

A Hint of Home said...

Loved looking at all your pretty things Kathy. Those heart dishes are so cute.
Your flowers are beautiful.

Mary said...

Soo pretty! You set such a lovely table -- thanks for sharing it with all of us at MM. :)

Laurie said...

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Laurie

Carol said...

So many pretty treasures!
Reminder: my give-away ends on Friday

Maxine said...

Everything is so lovely!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

It looks gorgeous, and good for you that you are using your silver! It looks like you had a lovely time. xo Lidy

Lynn said...

Hi Kathy,
I just found your blog and no matter how late, had to send you a message that I just love your valentine post! I also love the mosaic. Every picture is beautiful. What a lovely Valentine's Day you had.
Blessings,
Lynn