Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Valentine

Mr. Mountain Breaths and I were married on Valentine's Day. Everyone say Awwww :-) It is one of my favorite days of the year. I am drawn to hearts, so when I came upon this business in Old Forge, NY decorated for Valentine's Day, I had to stop and take a picture. Cute, cute ;o)

The Mr. and I plan to have a quiet dinner at home this weekend for our anniversary. I haven't finalized the menu, but I do know that oysters will be on the appetizer menu. His very favorite :o)  And he is charge of opening the oysters with his special oyster knife. (It's quite a chore to open oysters so I don't touch them) 

Our front door is adorned with a wreath that my sister made for us this year. I love it.

Now this is where I come in....choosing the tablescape. I am joining Susan at  Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
I went for a stroll around our basement where I have several of those silver racks from BJ's. Our contractor took one look in the basement and asked my husband if we owned a catering business. 
I told my husband to tell him that if we owned a catering business, I would have a lot more!

I chose a vintage square tablecloth from my great-grandmother's collection. Then I started pulling colors from my cloth into the tablescape for our kitchen island where we will be dining. Mr. Mountain Breath's favorite dessert is New York style cheesecake, so I included my dessert plates from Oneida. It looks like I will be having a cupcake ;o) And the lighting will be better, but you get the idea. 

Music Pairing: ABBA, Take A Chance on Me

And since Laurie is hosting a Valentine's party, she has decorated her home with TONS of the hearts. I would need a bigger home to display all those hearts! I hope you will pop on over to visit Laurie. She has put a lot of effort into her party!

To set the mood for romance, here's an easy recipe that I found for our anniversary cocktail. It's called "The French 79" and they serve it at the Candle Cafe in New York City. I have all the ingredients so I'll be serving this on Saturday.

Instructions for the "The French 79":

Shake 6 ounces organic sake over ice with 2 oz apricot puree, a dash of fresh lemon juice, and 1 oz of agave nectar.

Strain into 2 champagne flutes. Slowly pour 1 teaspoon of creme de cassis into each glass. Top slowly with organic champagne or sparkling wine.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate all your comments!






  1. Too cute, love your table and your post. Happy Anniversay to you both


  2. Happy, almost Anniversary to you! My husband and I were married in February right around Valentine's Day too. Those dessert plates are so fun and also am drawn to the plaid scalloped plates -- what a pretty table. Your wreath is also so fun and festive. Joni

  3. I love your dishes!!! The colors coordinate so well.... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND THE MISTER!!!

  4. Happy Anniversary to both of you - no wonder you are such a romantic couple getting married on v-day!

    The tablesetting is especially pretty, I love the vintage cloth and every plate in the stack. So very romantic and soft looking. Great job!

  5. Happy Anniversary to you! Your striped plates just made my heart swoon. Stripes and in pink and white.. wow. Love the oneida plates too. The tablelcloth is a great starting point and that it's your grandmother's. a true treasure..

  6. Your tablescape is just great....adore the dessert plates and placed on top of the dinner plates with the pink stripes....creates a WOW factor! I wish you a most memorable anniversary.

  7. AWWWWW! That is a great time to have an anniversary! Congrats to Mr and Mrs Breaths, and a lovely celebration in store! Pretty table! Ah, I recognize the napkin rings, very pretty!

  8. First of all, "Awwwwwww..." ;-) Happy Anniversary. That house really was cute, what a great Valentine card that picture would make. Second, your table is lovely! Those dessert plates are just too cute. I think I'd almost be tempted to serve what the plate said, how fun would that be?

  9. Why, I know and love that blue building--it's in the HEART of Old Forge! They've recently completed a nice renovation of it, and it now houses an art gallery and hair salon. It is also so wonderful to know that somebody loves Valentine's Day as much as I do! Gorgeous table setting.

  10. Your tables are always so well thought out...very pretty and romantic, Debbie.
    Happy Anniversary!

  11. Hi again,
    Thanks for stopping by, I'm so glad you did because it gave me a second chance to glance at that great table. :)
    That tablecloth is amazing.


  12. Happy Anniversary to you and Joe, Debbie! My J proposed to me on Valentine's eve :)

    What a beautiful, romantic table. I love that table cloth!

  13. Very pretty, lovin' the brown and pink! Happy Anny:@)

  14. Debbie I love this tablescape.

    Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine's Day!

  15. Happy Anniversary Debbie to you and Mr MB.
    Your door wreath and tablescape are so charming, how lovely your home looks for your special day.

  16. Wow! Just plain...Wow! I love very moment of this. Your great-grandmother's tablecloth is an incredible treasure. Can't believe that you found the perfect dinnerware for it. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous, yet whimsical design. Cherry Kay

  17. Debbie, Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetheart. Looks like the perfect setting for a romantic evening at home. The wreath your sister made is gorgeous. What a talented lady! Had to smile at the racks full of dishes in your basement. Have the same here, but in our attic. What I would give for wonderful storage in cabinets in our kitchen or dining room. Cute plates, and I'm truly taken with the scalloped striped chargers. Would you share information on these?
    Happy Valentine's Day / Anniversary! ~ Sarah

  18. Dear Debbie,
    Happy Anniversary! I was married in February too but not on Valentine's Day! The year I was married Valentine's Day fell in the middle of the week!
    Enjoy your special day.I'm now following you so I will be back!
    Yours Sincerely,

  19. AAAWWWWW! :) Oh how beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
    I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  20. Adorable! Love those plates. My friends were married on Valentine's Day, and there name is Valentino! I never forget their anniv, or yours!

  21. oooo, I love the combination of the blue and brown. Those brown place mats look incredible, and what unique dessert plates. Your table cloth is gorgeous. I also LUV the wreath your sister made! Thank you so much for linking this to my Valentine party. Happy weekend, Valentine's Day, and Anniversary! laurie

  22. Sarah, the scalloped striped chargers were purchased at the Christmas Tree Shop many years ago. If I come across them again, I will certainly let you know.

  23. Hi Debbie! A very Happy Valentine's Day Anniversary to you and yours! What fun. I love that business and your table is so lovely!!

  24. Happy Anniversary!! Love your cupcake plates! Great picture of Old Forge. Enjoy your romantic anniversary at home.



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