Valentine’s Day is perfect for having a wonderful romantic Victorian Breakfast!
What a way to start off this special day!
I decided to bring out my silver….and of course it has not been polished in quite a long time.
And it still isn’t!!
Polished, I mean.
I like the “used” look.
Okay, I am just lazy!
I believe if I had lived back in those romantic Victorian times….I would have been the one relegated to the “cleaning of the silver“.
AND the silver would probably look just as mine does today. 🙂
My place setting starts with a lacy pink charger on a pink patterned tablecloth.
My dinner plate is silver and is topped with a pink heart shaped salad plate. (or toast plate in this instance)
The flatware is silver with pink handles.
I have used these utensils many times before and they can be seen here.
For breakfast, individual crystal butter holders match the glass knife holders at the right of each place setting.
Aren’t the individual salt and pepper shakers cute?
I couldn’t resist them when I ordered them a couple years ago and I jumped at the chance to use them for this table.
The coffee cups are from my tea set, Royal Albert in the New Country Roses pink pattern.
I am serving a pink grapefruit juice in tall cylinder shaped glasses while the vintage pink milk glasses hold water.
I used white linen napkins and because it is Valentine’s Day, I used an “over napkin” of a shear nylon fabric.
Napkin rings are pink peony flowers.
The tall swirl pink goblet will hold the Pink Lemonade Mimosa made with two parts bubbly to one part pink lemonade.
How simple is that?
Here is the recipe.
Pink Lemonade Mimosa
- 1 cup store-bought pink lemonade, chilled
- 2 cups chilled Prosecco/Champagne/Sparkling wine
- Fresh lemon slice and fresh strawberry for garnish if desired.
I am not a drinker so I like my “drink” sweeter, I just reverse the ratio.
I fill the glass with pink lemonade and add in a splash of bubbly of choice.
Sparkling wine is my choice.
The centerpiece is a single 3 arm candelabra using pink tapers.
Surrounding the candelabra are 6 pink and white beaded napkin rings.
My coffee and tea silver set is along side the side of the table.
I chose to use the large table, as many Victorians sat at each end of very large tables.
I personally prefer a more intimate setting at a much smaller table for two.
The roll top bacon/sausage server is at one side of the silver coffee and tea set and the silver chaffing dish is on the other side.
The chaffing dish holds the scrambled eggs and the potatoes.
I adore the glass whipped-honey pot….
and the red pepper jelly looks great in the crystal jelly/jam bowl.
Even though the toast holder is appropriate for that time period, I find the toast tends to cool down quickly.
I don’t know why we always refer to the Victorian era as romantic…but whatever reason, I love it, as I am a romantic at heart.
And I love Valentine’s Day.
And I love this Valentine’s Day Breakfast, sharing it with my Captain.
Blessings Always my dear friends.
None of the elements are new on my table…everything is from my “stash”.
Visit the other wonderful Valentine’s Day tablescapes at the blog hop.
Home is Where the Boat Is
Mantel and Table
Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Beautiful Kari! Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a leisurely breakfast around this table?! Your flatware is gorgeous, and I love your pink charger plates too! I really need to invest in both the little salt & paper shakers, and knife rests. They really are the perfect finishing touches. I am with you when it comes to sweet celebratory beverages. I will definitely be trying your pink lemonade mimosa! I think it would be lovely in the heat of the summer too! I was so enthralled with all the little touches, I almost missed the tablecloth, but it did catch my attention and is such a pretty subtle pattern!
Thank you Maureen for your kind comments. I love individual elements for the table. I like the idea of a Valentine breakfast which can be the formal part of the day, leaving the rest of the day for any spontaneous entertainment
Thanks for stopping by.
Kari, your table is truly pretty in pink! It is elegant with all of your Victorian details, but also cozy and welcoming. I love how you’ve fancied up breakfast, which is often a more casual meal. Everything looks delicious! I actually prefer tarnished silver for the antique look. I have my mom’s tea and coffee service set and I’ve never polished it. And I’m totally crushing on your pink milk glasses! I’ve never seen knife rests before…it must be a Victorian thing! The honey pot is adorable, too. It’s wonderful to have you back on the tablescape hops and a blessing that your health continues to improve. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with the Captain, my friend!
I am so Blessed to have blogging friends such as yourself Rebecca. Thank you for your prayers.
I did a study on Victorian dining and apparently they used “individual” everything. Some of their customs would be kind of nice in todays world. LOL. (My kids liked to dip their butter knife into the jelly jar) Messy for sure.
Have a wonderful and Happy Valentine’s Day.
I just love the individual butter holders and the individual salt & pepper shakers. I’ve also never seen pink flatware. Your breakfast looks so amazing. It’s my favorite meal. It was fun hopping with you. Happy Valentines day.
I really do enjoy decorating a table for a special occasion…oh, what am I talking about, I just love to decorate period. LOL
thank you for your kind words and we will meet again at the next blog hop.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Hi Kari, Your table is gorgeous and the food looks so delicious. First, I love your tablecloth. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day. So very pretty with your beautiful silver collection. The individual crystal knife rests and butter holder is darling and really add to the romance, as does the tapered candles in the silver chandelier. And the food looks so good!!!! Oh my gosh….I could almost taste the bacon and eggs! What a wonderfully cozy table and fixings for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy it with your hubby.
Thanks Marsha…I had such fun putting the table together and the eating of the breakfast was the best part. LOL
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours.
Shannon@ Belle Bleu Interiors says
Kari, this is such a beautiful and romantic Valentine’s Day table. I love pink and silver together, and I am with you on polishing silver. It is such a chore! I am swooning over the pretty teacups. I love Royal Albert china! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thank you Shannon….I love setting a pretty table, always have. I was one of those little girls who used orange crates and mud pies to play hostess with when I was younger and I am still playing with dishes. LOL
I love the Royal Albert tea cups too. I have a set of them with the tea pot and creamer and sugar.
Happy Valentines Day
So many pretty and delicious details at your table Kari! I’m in love those adorable butter cloches and your Pink Lemonade Mimosa sounds so tempting. Who wouldn’t be happy with a Victorian Breakfast for Valentine’s Day? So glad you are back and able we’re to hop with you again. Happy Valentine’s Day ♥
Thanks Mary, I enjoyed putting the table together…..I am all about pink these days and I am the eternal romantic! I love Valentine’s Day…Thank you for your inspirational tablescape…..blog hopping is such fun.
Okay, now I’m hungry! What a lovely table and a delicious looking breakfast! I love all the pinks and the overall romantic feel of the table. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks Shelley…I love pinks too! The Captain made a comment the other day saying there us suddenly a lot of pink in our home! LOL He doesn’t mind which is a good thing…He pretty much goes along with me with whatever “color” I come up with.
thanks for stopping by
Kari, your Valentine breakfast looks delicious and I love your rosegold chargers and flatware! Have lovely Valentine’s Day! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you Cecilia. I love these blog hops and seeing all the inspiration on how to set a pretty table for a special occasion.
Thanks for stopping by.
Julie Briones says
It is SOOOO good to see you back, my friend! Last night, I read your last post. It was great! I agree with you, that the Lord often gives us more than we can handle, so we will lean into Him and learn to trust and rest in Him more, because it is ALL about Him! 😉 Love your tablescape… those chargers are gorgeous, and I’m hungry now. 😉
Thank you Julie….you are too kind with your kind comments. There is nothing like a sweet surrender to give you rest.
Have a great day and a wonderful Valentine’s Day.
Everyday Living says
Preparing that large breakfast would not classify you as lazy, my friend. I feel like I might be enjoying breakfast at a lovely inn in the Cotswolds. I am so glad you pulled out all the sterling, it has aged magnificently. You have so many perfect details, knife rests, individual salt and peppers, and the darling butter cloches…so very perfect! I am so thankful that you are back, you are a miracle and to God be the glory! What time is breakfast served each morning?
Thank you my sweet friend. I am so great-full to God to be back even though I move a little slower these days.God has blessed me greatly….and I am getting stronger each day. You are so kind with your comments. I loved setting this table, you know it is right up my romantic alley. And Breakfast, by the way is my most favorite meal of the day and everyone is welcome at our table at any time….with masks of course. LOL
Hugs and Love and Blessings
Sandra Garth says
Breakfast for dinner may be what’s on my menu today, this is a gorgeous spread! I’m drooling over your pink chargers as well. It’s so girly and I love it. Also, I’m with you on polishing silver. I feel a slight twinge of guilt when I look at my mom’s tea set, but haven’t pulled out the polish just yet.
Sandra, There has got to be an easier way to polish silver….no wonder our generation turned to paper plates. LOL Thanks for stopping by my friend.
Kari, viewing your table was like traveling back in time to merry ol England with all those stunning silver serving pieces and other vintage elements. Bee still my envious heart lol! Really crushing on the individual crystal, covered butters and knife holders. Were these thrifting finds or passed down in the family? If I offer to clean the silver, can I have a seat at your table?
Debbee you are so kind. I ordered both on line several years ago. I was fascinated with the knife holders and thought they were genius. I wish we would use them today as I never know where to put my messy knife after butter, jam or jelly. LOL AND having your own butter just makes sense.
You can come clean my silver anytime but it will not be required to sit at our table. Everyone is welcome.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours.
I love your table setting for Valentine’s. The food looked scrumptious, especially as breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. lol Love bacon even though it’s bad for you. This reminds me of my grandmother’s settings for special holidays. She went all out just like you are doing. So glad you are up to doing all of this. Stay well dear friend.
Also, I want to mention how much I enjoyed your blog on rest. I didn’t comment because I saved it to read to Ron.
Hugs and love,
Sandy, it is my favorite meal of the day also. There is nothing like hot chocolate, pancakes, bacon and eggs when the snow and temps are falling. My stamina is getting better each day but I have to confess…I did the table scape in stages, with the cooking the only thing to finish on a day of it’s own..LOL
I’m glad you enjoyed the rest post. Tell Ron Hi from the Captain and me….and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.
Hugs and much love to you both
Breakfast on any day would be a real surprise to my hubby! Lovely table you have prepared for yours.
Thank you. Lulu…it was such fun to put together…tho it took me a few days. LOL
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day
Bonnie Morgan says
Kari, you are not lazy! If you fried all that bacon and sausage!
I adore your little cut glass mini butter cloches! Where did you find those? Your Victorian breakfast looks very good right now to me.
I love your silver pieces and special touches.
It is soo good to have you back with us. I am thankful God has healed you.
Your table is very pretty. I love your pink heart plate and pink chargers and the tablecloth and napkin rings are so perfect
Thank you Bonnie. I don’t remember where exactly I purchased the butter cloches…but I do know it was on-line several years ago.
It is so good to be back with you dear sweet friends….God is so good and the song that is in my heart is “To God Be The Glory”. I know you know the one I am talking about.
“How can I say thanks for the things You have done for me? Things so undeserved yet You gave to prove Your love for me”
…just let me live my life and let it be pleasing Lord to thee, And if I gain any praise, let it go to Calvary.”
Hugs and blessings
Rita C. says
Kari! Your details are so Victorian detailed – perfection! Oh my goodness, the menu in real life looks so delicious, and even better when served in the chafing and rolltop silverplate! The mimosa and grapefruit juice sound absolutely wonderful. Let’s talk about those tiny details – the honey pot, the salt & peppers, the knife rests and those butter domes – absolutely impeccable detailing! You, my dear, are totally back, quite possibly in an even better version of the stylist you were before. It makes my heart happy to know you are well again. May you always be uplifted with love beyond measure. Happy February!
What a friend I have in you, sweet Rita! Thank you for your wonderful comments.
And BTW, Kansas plays W. Virginia Feb 6th…I am sure you know that already. KU has been playing just awful. We are not used to losing 3 in a row …or losing period …..our blue bloods are all cold…Duke and Kentucky too. WV seems to have it all together.
Oh well, there is always next year.
Hugs and much love
the Painted Apron says
So elegant Kari! What a fabulous way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, with silver and fine china, and pink mimosas! So many pink pretties, and of course my tummy is wishing it had a Valentine heart plate full of that wonderful breakfast food! I know you and your Captain will have a very special Valentine’s Day this year, and he will love being at this table with you! Your table is just lovely and I hope you have lots of romantic meals here 💕
Thanks Jenna…I seem to have an infinity for pink these days….guess it is my new ‘signature color’..if I may borrow a line from the movie “Steel Magnolias” !!!! I even like Pepto Bismol Pink!!!
This year is definitely going to be special.
Hugs and Blessings my sweet friend
Chloe Crabtree says
Kari, And now I am hungry for breakfast since it is till morning here! Breakfast won’t be as delicious in this hotel his morning, it will not be served up in such an elegant manner, either. This is the perfect Victorian and elegant breakfast for Valentine’s Day!! It is so wonderful to have you back with us!
Chloe, I am always hungry…doesn’t take much for my taste buds to start salivating. Thank you for your time and effort in planning this blog hop. You are the cat’s meow. 🙂
What a pretty tablescape, Kari. All of the different pinks you included on and table from the tablecloth down to the pink and green center piece is beautiful. I’m loving the pink chargers and the way they seem to glow, along with those smaller pink frosted cups.
thanks Rachelle, I am the romantic at heart….Have a wonderful romantic February!