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Monday, February 22, 2016

Valentine Dinner

A few weeks ago it was birthday party time for one of our son-in-laws and I thought a Valentine theme would be nice.  It is a good chance to get out all the red and white dishes (well, not all of them).
 I started with a red lace tablecloth - add red and white dishes - and some crystal
 Add in some milk glass
 And treats on the side - brownies - candies and cheesecake (made by our youngest daughter)

 White dinner plates - clear red salad plates-translucent white soup bowls, crystal napkin rings on heart napkins.



 Dreamy hearts
 Then I decided to try the crocheted tablecloth over the red lace and liked it much better
 

 Red handled flatware
 Also some silver filigree napkin rings



 Adding in a bit of pink glass
 Since there were more people at the birthday party than would fit around our table - we quickly re-set it as a buffet.
 Flatware in a white enameled pail



 Ready for the salad dressing
 Here comes the food
 While I was setting the table - Don decided to help out with the red and white theme - so he brought several things that coordinated with the them - like his baseball.
Can you find the other things in the photos that he "helped out" with?


It was a grand birthday party!




14 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a lovely tablescape. Looks perfect for a birthday celebration. The treats all look delicious. Wonderful images and post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

podso said...

It's a lovely table setting, very cheery looking--even if it ended up being a buffet.

Tamar SB said...

What a pretty tablescape! I love milk glass.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, the lace tablecloth over the red one is just PERFECT! A beautiful table for a wonderful occasion!

Sylvia said...

Joann, What a wonderful cheery table setting. I love the milk glass bowls. Sylvia D.

Bernideen said...

Dear Joann:
What a cheerful table setting and especially needed in the dead of winter! Makes me happy just to look at it! So glad you shared.

Marigene said...

I think you did well adding that gorgeous crocheted tablecloth over the red...beautiful. Gotta give Don and A++ for his contribution to the centerpiece!
Your table is beautiful...love the translucent soup bowls.
Have a great week, JoAnn.

Donna said...

You set a beautiful table and host a marvelous party!

Candy S said...

I do agree that the crocheted tablecloth over the red is perfect. Red and white is so cheerful, perfect for a Valentines Day birthday celebration. I love the red and white chicken on the plate! I have a set of red and white ceramic rooster napkin rings that that would have loved to be part of such a happy birthday tablescape.

By the way, did the cheesecake taste as good as it looked? I can just imagine savoring it's sweet goodness with a cup of tea.

Have a wonderful week..... Hugs, Candy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

JoAnn, I like the white crochet tablecloth over the red and everything looks very festive for a birthday celebration. I love your white covered butter dish with the embossed roses. Food looks wonderful too. Thanks for sharing with us and have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kim said...

Your birthday party looks lovely and rather delicious! All the pretty touches are amazing!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A great idea to use a red and white theme JoAnn, it looks just right for a masculine party.

achatovercoffee.com said...

How fun and so festive! It looks like you had quite a celebration.
Blessings, Leigh

Kay said...

Even if it had to become a buffet you've captured nice shots of a beautiful table. I like the hearts on the napkins and the red and white theme is beautiful. Bravo!