Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Valentine Fantasy

This is an encore presentation of my
Valentine's Day fantasy...

What could be nicer than a 
Valentine's Day tea for two?

Maybe a romantic dinner with a nice wine?

How about a late night dessert of strawberries dipped in chocolate... and a glass or two of champagne?

How about all three?!

~ ~ ~

Tea for Two

This fine bone china is Old Country Roses, 
made in England by Royal Albert. 
It was passed down to me by my mother.

I have quite a few pieces and will share more another time.

Tea is served at 4 o'clock.

This clock is 24k gold plated and it was 
given to me by my mother forty plus years ago.

My sweetheart and me.
He is 6'3"... I am not.

We have be happily married for 32 years. 
We are blessed and appreciate that... 
because it is the second marriage for both of us.

We met on a blind date!

These are faux candies. 

The are very good for any diet plan... 
because they are 100% calorie free ;) 

These pretty little sugar cubes are also faux.

This large table doily was also my mother's 
and is also very old... older than me!

The napkins are actually pretty little hankies 
that I just opened for today's tablescape
They were also my mothers.

Did you enjoy your tea?

~ ~ ~

Dinner will be served... 
at 8 o'clock.

Oh My... dinner is starting a few minutes late.        

We will have some nice wine served in 
my old Princess House stemware.

I've used long taper candles for a romantic feel. 
The wine will also help with that.

The dinner plates are from TJ Maxx.
You've seen them here many times. 
I love the detailed edges.

The flatware has real gold detailing. 
It was fairly inexpensive, 
but still feels good in the hand.

These little lead crystal candle holders 
have a real gold band on them... 
and were found at Goodwill!

The china also is trimmed with real gold.

There we are again... 

Do you see us peeking out between 
the salt and pepper shakers?

We are very lucky to have each other!

Time sure has passed quickly!

It's 10:35 and I'm ready for dessert!

We have a nice bubbly champagne!

These are the old fashioned champagne glasses, not the fluted ones that are so popular today.

I just can't resist lovely plump strawberries dipped in decadent milk chocolate... how about you?

Or do you prefer dark chocolate?

I will place the fresh strawberries in the little oblong dish, and the chocolate in the precious little swan... 
just the right size for dipping the tip of the berry!

These champagne glasses are lead crystal 
and have a beautiful "ring" to them 
when you tap on the rim.

They are from Princess House.
I sold Princess House for a short time 
when the kids were little.

Is that still in business?

Well... look at the time...  
It's almost midnight!

Good night to all my bloggy buddies...
Can't share any more!

Thank you so much for visiting me today. 
I enjoyed my little Valentine fantasy.

I am sharing at these fun parties:
Wednesday's Bunny Hop 
Tablescape Thursday
Lauries Valentines Par-tay
Pink Saturday
Bunny Jean

Remember the Bunny Hop 
is now open to ALL BLOGGERS!


Tricia said...

What a lovely, romantic table, filled with family memories and love! Sounds like you celebrated Valentine's Day around the clock! My sweetie and I also met on a blind date -- 40 years ago!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

It's a beautiful table setting, Bunny Jean! Love all the details and the hand-me-downs from your mother.

we three dogs and me said...

love your dishes and napkins beautiful way to celebrate with your hubby, Happy Valentines day. Give him hugs and kisses.

Cindy said...

What a great table! So romantic and pretty. XO Cindy

Pat said...

Old Country Roses is one of my favorite patterns. Your table is beautiful!

Margaret said...

This table is beautiful! The photo gave me the idea to use our wedding pic, so thanks on that one. Your lovely china is so perfect for Valentine's Day and makes it all so romantic. Simply gorgeous.

Alycia Nichols said...

You met on a blind date and have been married 23 years??!?!? Fabulous! I read that Tricia also met her hubby on a blind date. There really must be something to that! Very nice table! Have a great Valentine's Day, and I wish you many more years of wedded bliss!

Texas Tea Party said...

The blind date was a wonderful idea and you can celebrate on Valentine's Day! The romantic tablescapes with the Old Country Roses is featured in both tablescapes and is lovely. You have used your family treasures and have shown the love of your mother in these tables. Have a great Valentine's Day! Happy Tea Party! Pam

Patti said...

so romantic and lovely - love the hankies as napkins, clever!

Jewel Sauls said...

What a lovely tea, followed by a lovely dinner! Enjoyed hearing the history of your pretty treasures!

The Twisted Ribbon said...

The Little clock.....its always brings back memories of your dresser top with all the gold them!

Kathe said...

Love Royal Albert! Such a timeless classic. Love the use of the clock. Just so creative of you! Mr. B & I are also second timers and yes, you do appreciate it much more!
Happy Valentine's Day to you dear friend ♥ ♥ ♥

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Very pretty table. The embroidered hankies look like they were made for the china. Congrats on your successful blind date.

Poppy said...

Such a beautifully romantic table you have set! The Old Country rose china is the perfect accent for this special occasion and I love how you accented it with your mom's lace vintage table cover and the pretty napkins:)Beautiful post! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!Hugs~Poppy

dizzyizzy said...

This is a lovely, lovely table. I too, have Old Country Roses. I love it and have several pieces that I cherish. Fantastic job!

Entertaining Women said...

Sweet Mister and I met on a blind date, too...more than 44 years ago. I've always told girls to never turn down a blind date...just make sure that it always includes a really nice dinner. That way if you don't want to go out with him again, you can honestly say how much you enjoyed the dinner and thank him sincerely. You and I obviously did want to go out with them blessed. Thank you for inviting us for a peak art your gorgeous tablescape. Cherry Kay

Tess said...

I love this table and your story...I am on my second marriage and this is the right one! I love your OCR and such a wonderful way to have acquired them!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby!

Elaine said...

Love all the comments about blind dates! From tea to dessert, you have captured a very old-timey romantic feel. Roses are such a classic way to express love, and your rose china is just beautiful!

Creating Wonderful Spaces

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I have always loved your china pattern, and yours is even more special because it was your mother's. Loved the doily and all the romantic details that you included. I hope you and your husband have many more years together.

Chubby N Chieque said...

OMG.. drooling with your chinawares.

And I am fantasying your stemwares too. Love the pattern.

Happy w/end.

Greetings from freezing Stockholm.

Lorraine said...

What a nice story! I love your tablescape and gotta love calorie-free! Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

1CardCreator said...

So very sweet, beautiful love story! Love the china too. So glad I saw you at Beverly's Pink Saturday. ~Diane (I am #16)

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Hi! Very lovely, and I love Old Country Roses. Happy Pink Saturday.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How lovely from tea through desert. Very pretty. How can you go wrong with Old Country Roses for Valentine's. Hope you and your honey have many more Valentine's celebrations to come!

Shirley said...

We have a lot in common..I'm so glad I found you over at Lauries..I'm now following (if I havent before)! I too, have OCR china and I own so much Princess House..I could go in business... I think they might still be around..that was a long time ago...and we both have been married a long time! LOL! Have a great Valentine's Day...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful tablescape. That floral china is the perfect romantic look for Valentine's Day, and how wonderful that it is a family heirloom. Love the pretty hankies used for napkins. Thank you for linking to my party. Happy Valentine's Day! laurie

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