Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Burgundy Valentine

I've been thinking about using these dishes for a Valentine's celebration every since I found them in one of our local resale shops last fall. 
They feature a delicate bouquet of dark pink and purple flowers on a cream background.  Gold highlights and rim provide the perfect finishing touches.
I used a burgundy tablecloth and gold chargers to show them off. 
The flatware is from Ross'.
Aren't these delicate pink glasses elegant? 
My birthday is this week.  A friend (who loves to inform me I'm STILL older than she is) and Wonderful Hubby gave me these beautiful flowers. 
(WH brought the roses!)
 
Aren't they gorgeous?!!
 
 
 
We're planning to stay home and cook together this Valentine's Day.  The weather is supposed to be quite cold and it sounds like a good evening to snuggle up in front of the fire.
 
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Valentine's Day!
 
 
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20 comments:

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday. I really love the plates. Mike and I will be staying in and cooking this Valentine's Day. I have ordered a large lobster and plan to make Lobster Thermidor. Old fashioned I know, yet delicious! Have a great celebration for your birthday!

Kim said...

What an elegantly set table. Those plates are lovely; as is the cutlery. Beautiful flowers for a lovely lady. Happy Birthday to you. Enjoy your Valentine's Day in front of your cosy fire.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your beautiful dishes. Your table is so pretty. Now all we need is some food to go on those beautiful plates. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Hexe im Hollerbusch said...

Happy birthday!
The plates have a fanciful decor and look just beautiful at your table arangement.

tablescapesbybev.com said...

I agree that this china is perfect for Valentine's day! It is lovely and so is your table.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a pretty china pattern! Perfect for the occasion, I agree. Happy Birthday! So nice to have a visit from you. Thanks for the nice compliment!

My Garden Diaries said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Zenda!!!! Those roses are gorgeous!! And your table is so rich and beautiful! Love that flatware! Your Valentine weekend sounds perfect! Wishing you a cozy weekend and a wonderful birthday!!! Nicole xo

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a lovely and romantic table! I love those plates and that flatware. Hope you had a beautiful birthday.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Happy Birthday! My husband's was the 8th and our daghters was on the 12th!
Your dishes are a very pretty choice for Valentine's Day and the flowers are beautiful! It's going to be bitter here and yes the fireplace will be lit! We've been using it a lot lately! Wishing you a cozy Valentine's Day!

Alycia Nichols said...

Your Valentine's Day/evening plans sound like just the perfect thing to do when the weather is not cooperating! Even if it was 75 and sunny, staying in and cooking together sounds good to me. Why be herded into a crowded restaurant and suffer through substandard service when you can enjoy a quiet evening celebrating what's most important: your love for each other!

You did a beautiful job on your table, and using the burgundy tablecloth really shows off the flowers in your dishware. The flowers you received from your friend and your husband are both beautiful and work so well with your tablescape! My favorite color is pink, so there's no denying their beauty by me!

Happy Birthday to you, dear Zenda! I hope you celebrate the entire week and enjoy every minute of it!!!

Linda said...

Happy birthday to you. Absolutely gorgeous and heartwarming. :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your china is stunning - is it Dresden by chance? Looks a bit like it, if I recall correctly. What a lovely tablescape!

We always stay home on SVD as well - way too crowded and the wait staff is overworked and cranky. We just returned with two huge lobster tails, yay. : - )

Happy St. Valentine's Day to you and yours! ♥

Jann Olson said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! The plates are gorgeous. I love the delicate flowers! The gifted flowers seem to go just perfect with your tablescape. Hubby and I will be staying at home as well. Hate fighting the crowds. Happy Valentine's Day!
hugs,
Jann

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your gorgeous table. Your dishes are so beautiful! Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's Day.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Valerie Roberts said...

Beautiful tablescape. I am glad I found your site. Love the plate and charger. I immediately noticed the gorgeous flatware that is perfect for this table. Everything is so gorgeous! Velerie (candlelightsupper2.blogspot.com)

Brittany Bush said...

So beautiful! An evening at home by the fire sounds wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week :)

barbara woods said...

love those dishes. I have to many sets for my cabenits

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Happy Birthday. Those dishes are exquisite. Very delicate and elegant. You have set a gorgeous table. I hope you enjoyed your birthday and Valentine's day too.

Janet

Sylvia said...

Thanks Janet for your visit to my blog. That is a gorgeous plate and those roses are lovely. Happy Birthday!

The Tablescaper said...

Just lovely!

- Alma, The Tablescaper