Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Tablescape - Day 5

So here's Day 5 of our 5 Days of Valentine's - somewhat like the 12 days of Christmas - with a different table setting design for each day.

Day 5: Red and Gold Theme - Dinner for Two
Ahhh, finally, the night...This night is very meaningful because it was the beginning of when I first said YES.

The table is set with some meaningful items from throughout our marriage. The plates with gold trim were a wedding present from a dear family friend. The trinkets were gifts from loved ones and other personal items surround the table. 
There are several areas where you'll be seeing "two" in this table setting: 2 cities, 2 sets of flowers, 2 candlesticks, 2 hearts , 2 iconic miniatures items, 2 frames, 2 lovebirds, etc. 

Gold signifies the solidity of a relationship and by complementing it with red, which  signifies boldness of passion, the table setting makes a statement of pure love. 

The LOVE boxes (which were used on Valentine's Day 2 as a cookie plate for the cookies)  were a candy box from previous year.  These are now filled with some sentimental little things to be opened over the course of the dinner as a conversational piece. 

I've added the album of our romantic trips to set the mood and a starting conversational piece and I kept some of Valentine's Day 4 other memorabilia. 

I changed the frame of the Paris picture and added the heart ornament (from Valentine's Day 3) with the 2 lovebirds on the wine.   The French old wine was a wedding present from a dear friend, who was a wine connoisseur, who passed just several years after we got married.  We kept the wine unopened and  I'm displaying it as a reminder that life is precious and we need to cherish these moments.  

These trinkets were given as presents from loved ones.  They are now filled with chocolate candies.

The red flower vase is wrapped with curtain rope of gold and red and topped off with cloth miniature roses (excess roses used from a friend's wedding), two glittery hearts (from a floral arrangement I received) and two red silk roses. 

One of the tables in the room near the bookcase  is decorated in gold and red. The red candlestick holders are actually vases turned upside down.

Day 5 Valentine's Day Dinner - Dungeness Crab Cakes

There was a special sale on crab that enabled crab cakes for dinner!

 Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
 Sugar Cookies

 Chocolate Molten Lava Cake  (the piece de resistance).  What a better way to complete the week than this (oozing) rich velveteen chocolate cake!

 Sugar Cookies to cap the Valentine's week!

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