Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Valentine Series

A Valentine's Day Eve Supper

I am a very sentimental girl so I really have to set a table for Valentine's Day, or Eve, as in the case for this year. Since we have plans to go out for Valentine's Day I set up a table in my study, or, as Connor calls it, "the Christmas Tree room."

Since the weather has been dreadful with a lot of rain I thought something different for a damp chilly evening would be nice. I decided on pancakes and fruit, easy and delicious and definitely a treat. 
I set a table for two, away from the norm of the breakfast room or the dining room.  

I love using this round table for a change. It works for two to four so it's very cozy. I'm using a table runner from Michael's, cut in half. I love for the rich wood in the table to show through and the gold in the runner picks up the gold rim on the plates.
 MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check is the perfect choice to go with pinks and reds for Valentine's Day.

My sweet husband brought this azalea plant home early in the week and I knew the color would be gorgeous in the MacKenzie-Childs flower pot for a beautiful centerpiece.

Using a tiered stand on one side of the centerpiece I needed something for the other side. I prefer symmetry so I pulled out a
black tiered stand to use on the opposite side. 
MacKenzie-Childs salad plates hold the fruit bowls on the tiered stand.

Courtley Check 
salad plates

Glass rimmed chargers and bowls are pieces purchased years ago at Riche's to use to set-up for  buffets.

Heart shaped cream

Sugar and creamer

and glasses are Juliska. 

My sweetheart and his mom    

The small antique  pitcher holding maple syrup   was 

one of the last gifts given to me by my dear mother-in-law.  
Miss Martha is 98 and doing very well, Bless her.

Angel Wings, gifted to me from my dear sister are perfect for a Valentine table.

 International Sterling "Morning Glory"

The Stack

Napkins from MacKenzie-Childs

Such pretty and inexpensive romantic boxed candy from Trader Joe's. Delicious too!

This is a  gift given to me by my sweet sister

Adding Love pillows to the study for a Valentine's Eve supper. 

Roundup for Valentine's Day 2020

Thanks for stopping in. I do hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you were here. I read and appreciate every comment! 

Happy Valentine's Day


  1. Happy Valentine's Day, Emily! Of course I'm swooning over your table for two, as well as the thought of having some delicious pancakes. The Courtly Check makes such a beautiful statement, and the gold rim glass dishes are a perfect fit. Beautiful table to celebrate your love!

  2. Emily, I look forward to your Valentine's Day post every year. You have a wonderful collection filled with sentiments. So nice you have plans to go out for Valentine's Day with Jim, and the azaalea plant is a nice touch to your tablescape. xo

  3. What a gorgeous table, Emily. Your MKC works so well with the red and the angel wings are a perfect touch. What tells me you might have a most gloriously romantic dinner??! Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.

  4. Gorgeous, Emily! The Juliska creamer pitcher is fantastic, the meal perfect for a sweet rendering on Valentine's Day. My husband would thoroughly enjoy that kind of meal! Enjoy your meal out as you continue celebrating your love.

  5. I really like the idea of setting a table in an unexpected place. It freshens things up! We had such a bd experience last year eating out on Valentine's Day - short staffed, rushed service and bad food, we've decided to stay in this year. Hope you have a great romantic night out with an excellent meal. Tell us all about it!

  6. Oh Emily, what a delightful way to start my Valentine's Day! Your table is MKC gorgeous! What a fun idea to set your table for 2 in a cozy spot and enjoy a dinner treat of pancakes on Valentine Eve! I love your ruffled plates, swoon, and the glass chargers rimmed with gold...the candies, the angel wings, the heart Juliska's all so beautiful and special! The photo of Jim and his mom is a treasure. I hope you both have a wonderful day enjoying the sunshine and each other! ❤️

  7. What a lovely and white sets off red to a tee!! Happy Valentines Day!!

  8. Your table for two is so romantic, Emily! I love the menu of pancakes with berries. You have so many treasures from the pitcher from Miss Martha, your sister's sweet gifts, and your hubby's azalea plant (love the two-tones). Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetie. xx

  9. Your table looks gorgeous, as always, Emily. Love those angel wings. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Emily, your table is so delightful. I adore the MKC plates. I only have the round ones. The flowers are lovely and so thoughtful of Jim. They look gorgeous in your CC vase. The angel wings are so pretty. Miss Martha is so sweet and that pitcher is charming. So many wonderful treasure at this table. I love that you are so romantic. The menu looks delicious. Happy weekend.

  11. How sweet...I love your CC collection - WOW!! You make pancakes look like fancy cuisine! Hope you two lovebirds enjoyed the holiday!

  12. What a glorious table - could have been featured at the Farmhouse! Everything is just perfect. How did I miss those candies at Trader Joe's - I have been babysitting while my daughter went on Safari, so not a lot got done this last week! I love that you celebrated two times - great idea! Happy Valentine's Day!

  13. Such a gorgeous table Emily. Your CC collection is just stunning for your Valentine post. Wish they were on my table. Sweet pic of your hubby and his Mom. He is fortunate to still have Miss Martha with you. Nice to be able to use your round table; I miss not designing tablescapes on my round table that I used in Kansas City.

  14. Emily, your table is stunning. I love how you mixed disparate pieces that work so well together. I regret not buying the M-C napkins. I love them, especially on your table!

  15. Over The Top Gorgeous !!

    Love the L O V E pillow !!!!

  16. Looks like you had the best valentine's gettogether ever dear! The table with the angel wings looks exceptional. The who-opens-this-must-have-a-kiss box is a clever thought, it needs to be shared to my friends. I'm pinning it to my vacation ideas board! Cheers, and in your free time, do share some craft ideas for decorating the living room, would love to learn from you!




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