Valentine’s Brunch with Red Roses & Alstroemeria

I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day with a brunch. The table is based on a new red runner with lace I got at the beginning of January at Ross For Less. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day but would work well for many other occasions – Christmas, Memorial Day, and 4th of July.  The centerpiece today is a bouquet I made from red roses, red alstroemeria, and white baby’s breath. I put the flowers in a plain red glass vase.

 

 

 

 

 

I bought a bag of little hearts in white, pink, and red at Dollar Tree. Even though the hearts have a removable backing and are self-stick, I am applying school glue to the backing. Using a toothpick, I put glue on the backing – I do not remove the backing. I want to easily remove the hearts after the brunch. When I soak the vase in water, the school glue will slide right off.   I chose the white and pink hearts to apply to the red vase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I applied school glue to the back  and put a large red heart on both sides of the white mugs.  Now they’re perfect for the brunch but the hearts can easily be removed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My white chargers are from Dollar Tree.  I put hearts all around the edge – I didn’t glue them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I put the white plate in the middle of the charger.  I love the look and it only cost pennies.

 

 

 

 

 

I printed all my free Valentine printables .  In the middle of each plate, is a Be My Valentine card.  Perfect for the place setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I put the vintage card on each side of the flower vase. I punched 2 holes in the other cards at the top and wove white yarn through the 2 holes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It makes a great Valentine’s banner.  I hung the banner from removable hooks on the wall behind the table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brunch is chocolate pancakes with strawberry hearts.  I removed the leaves and white portion underneath for each strawberry. Using a sharp knife, I cut a V into the top.  Now I have a plate of Strawberry Hearts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add the chocolate pancakes and brunch is ready!

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Pancakes

Use organic when available; makes about 10 pancakes

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Chocolate Pancake

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Fresh strawberries &  whipped cream 

Instructions

  • In bowl whisk milk, egg, and oil until blended
  • In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda
  • Mix well
  • Add milk mixture to dry ingredients
  • Whisk until dry ingredients are moistened ( will be slightly lumpy)
  • Heat pan or griddle over medium heat
  • For each pancake pour 1/4 cup batter
  • Cook 1-2 minutes or until batter is set around edges
  • Carefully turn over pancake
  • Cook 1-2 minutes or until pancakes are cooked through
  • Serve with fresh strawberries and  whipped cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed my Valentine’s table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

21 thoughts to “Valentine’s Brunch with Red Roses & Alstroemeria”

  1. So many cute ideas here! I honestly though that your found chargers that were printed with hearts; how clever to decorate your own plates. Such a fun brunch idea for Valentine’s day.

  2. What a lovely Valentine’s Day themed table Carol! I love how you have placed the hearts around the plate and the hearts on the vase and cups look fab. Even better that you can remove them afterwards. Your hard work certainly paid off! I just wish I lived closer so I could come and sample those pancakes 😋

    Thanks ever so much for being part of #MMBC. Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Nothing like red roses! Fun idea to put the hearts around the edge of the chargers. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  4. I love the heart shaped strawberries! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – have a fabulous week!

  5. YUM, chocolate pancakes. Pretty roses. I pinned this! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #AThemedLinkup 10 for All Things Love and Valentine’s Day, open until February 10.

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