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”.
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