What color of roses do you like best? Is the traditional blood-red of Valentine’s for you? Powder pink is my favorite rose. And, I never told anyone.
Valentine’s is for red! Who was I to go against tradition? So, I didn’t. Until last week.
I’m not one to buy roses, but Kroger had a sign when I entered that read $10. Directly under the sign was an entire column of long-stemmed pink rose bouquets. Jumping Jim, who could resist?
And, I had to get a bouquet of baby’s breath. Of course.
A white textured tablecloth sets the foundation over the porch table moved to the sleepy winter garden in the side yard.
HH’s grandmother’s Piggy Wiggly china dinner plate and bowl serve as the short plate stack. The bowl is actually a serving bowl, but why not?
Rose etched compotes top the stack.
We use the crystal stems from our wedding registry often enough. And the stainless flatware? Why, we use that every day.
Antique, aged, and tarnished candle holders offer low lighting that won’t burn the roses.
Soft pink butter mints make a proper finish.
Home made mints take us way back. (Recipe here, y’all.)
Mom Two formed mints by hand for every graduation celebration, wedding shower, baby shower…in whatever color and shape ordered the day. Those were the days…truly the sweet life.
Nothing’s better than powder pink roses and hearts for a Valentine setting for two.
No licking fingers, because that’s rude. Rose crochet napkins will do.
Just before dining, the sun fades.
Light the candles. Prepare for dusk…and dining.
No jacket required…but it may be preferred.
Oh, and the $10 sign at Kroger? It was in error. Ms. Flower Lady didn’t take down her sign, so she honored the price just for me!
So, now tell me, please. What is your favorite color of rose?
I’m sharing this table at Tablescape Thursday.