Friday, February 17, 2012

Two Valentine's Day Celebrations

We celebrated Valentine's Day twice this week. Mr. Fanatic and I had a lovely dinner on the 14th, but since our youngest daughter had to work, she and her boyfriend Nick celebrated Valentine's day on the 15th.

I set the table the first night and placed the fabric heart ornaments on each place setting, wrapped around a silver napkin ring. My mother in law gave me three silver napkin rings, but this one with her name engraved on it is my favorite.

I wait all year to order these chocolate hearts from Sees. The red foil hearts are only sold for a couple of months and aren't available after Valentine's Day.  I wish they sold them all year round because they are so good!

Of course Mr. F. gave me some lovely flowers.

Mr. F. made a steak  dinner for us on Valentine's Day, then the following evening, he coached our daughter's boyfriend and taught him how to grill a Filet Mignon, make mashed potatoes and a Dijon mustard sauce.  Nick brought over enough food for all of us to eat, but they had their dinner in the breakfast nook and we had ours in the formal dining room.
The dinners on both nights were so wonderful, especially because I didn't have to cook!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's week!



  1. Pam its so lovely with such a neat simplicity... love the fabric heart so much... A very elegant and unique looking table for valentines...
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    With love

  2. Your dinner setting is lovely. Those chocolates are giving me cravings. Those flowers are beautiful--thanks for sharing!

  3. Looked perfect Pam! I love the table settings.

  4. Loved your breakfast room..and the table is so pretty! I have those same bubble ruby red glasses. They are some of my favorites and looks great with a Christmas table too! Love the color combo you have the same old traditional look and it is so elegant! Sounds like you had two great evenings! Thanks for sharing!
    Miss Bloomers

  5. That is so sweet! I love that your husband coached your daughters boyfriend. Glad to hear you got your chocolates this year too. Your scape is beautiful and I loved the heart you made for your flatware. Adorable!

  6. Beautiful looks so romantic :o) Have a great weekend!

  7. Beautiful table, love the little heart pouches holding the napkins.

  8. Oh your tablescapes are gorgeous. Love the hearts and such beautiful flowers. What a treat to have the guys do the cooking. Hugs, Marty

  9. That table looks like it is out of a magazine! What a nice double Valentine's! I think it is neat that the Mr. is teaching the boyfriend how to cook! Should I send my husband? :-)

  10. Mmmm...filet mignon-my favorite! Dijon mustand sauce! Yum! Sounds like you had some great Valentine's Dinners! Your table setting was sweet and those candies look way too good!

  11. Sounds like mother and daughter both have great taste in men!

  12. Your table is lovely and lucky AND two Valentine's dinners! ;-) Those chocolates sound wonderful!!!


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