Saturday, 8 February 2014

A Romantic Table for Valentine's Dinner

Love is in the air with Valentine's Day arriving in less than 1 week. Rather than go out for dinner, I am planning a cozy dinner for 2 in front of the fireplace.

Pink is one of my favourite colours and I much prefer this colour palette for Valentine's Day  over traditional red. A combination of red and white, pink evokes the passion and power of red softened with the freshness of white. The deeper the pink, the more passion and energy it exhibits. I like to mix shades of pink together and this year I  combined fuchsia with soft pink and coral.

A mix of pretty carnations in a silver cup is perfect on the table. I love the feminine ruffled edges of carnations ( and they are a much better price than roses at this time of the year).
To highlight the table, ribbons in the various shades of pink are tied in 'love knots' and draped over the chandelier. I like how this makes the table feel special and festive. ( Ribbon is a low cost decorating tool and I always have lots of different types and colours on hand to work with.)
Everlasting ( faux ) rose heads fill the glass insert of the chandelier
A crystal rimmed heart dish , which usually holds my jewelry, can also be used to serve champagne truffles!
I am loving gold in combination with pink and am happy to use my gold plated cutlery ( a wedding gift from 30 years ago!) and my gold charger plates as part of my tablescape. Individual desserts look special when presented in their own mini covered cake plate. 
Henry of Pelham Cuvee Catherine Rose can be ordered online at
Keeping with the colour theme, a bottle of rose bubbly from local winery, Henry of Pelham, will be served in coupe champagne glasses. I am loving coupe glasses these days!

The table is set but the menu still needs some more thought. One thing is for sure though, it will include chocolate for dessert! Stay tuned for some easy but decadent chocolate dessert recipes.


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