Romantic Dining For Two, Including A Beautiful Raspberry Lemon Cake Dessert

Welcome to the 805th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Leap Year Day! Earlier this week I shared a beautiful Valentine’s Day table setting that Martha created for her Supper Club. If you missed that table setting, you’ll find it here: Velvet & Sequins for Metamorphosis Monday—Pretty Daffodils, Too!)


That tablescape had an interesting change made, a twist ending that I just recently learned about. The centerpiece that Martha had originally created for the table was replaced with something even more beautiful! Martha had a pretty silver urn she was thinking of using for her centerpiece. She said, “I had decided to take my urn to a florist and get some low flowers put in it. When I heard it was going to cost me $100, I immediately decided I could do it myself! I went to Kroger and bought a large bouquet of flowers and came home and worked on it myself. I call this my $100 NOT centerpiece.”

Wow! Martha’s centerpiece turned out beautifully! Just stunning! The pink and red roses are so perfect for a dinner party celebrating Valentine’s Day and I love the contrast of the dramatic color of the roses against the sparkle of the silver urn! ❤️

Beautiful Rose Floral Arrangement


Martha created another lovely table setting just a few days later, a special one that she set at a table in her sunroom for her and her hubby. Martha said, ” My Valentine’s gift to my husband is always a special dinner. The flowers were a Valentine’s gift from my husband.” The food looks wonderful!

Romantic Valentine's Day Table Setting for Two


Martha shared, “The plate stack starts with the white Pfaltzgraff ‘Country Cupboard. The red transferware plates are Royal Staffordshire ‘Avondale’ and ‘Asiatic Pheasant.’ I like to vary patterns sometimes to spice things up a little.”

Beautiful Valentine's Day Setting for 2


Martha said, “The dessert plates on top are Bristol ‘Crown Ducal.’ The velvet hearts & flowers are from Plush Pumpkins. I ordered them 2 or 3 years ago online. They store easily, wrapped in tissue paper. The cake plates are from Mosser Glass.”

Red and White Transferware for Valentine's Day


The pretty floral arrangement was from Martha’s hubby. It’s perfect in this table setting for two!


Regarding the sweet vintage Valentines Martha used on her table, Martha said, “I used to collect vintage valentines, so the two little boys you see are part of that collection and I am crazy over cranberry glass, so these are just a few pieces of that.”



About the little bowl of pink sea glass Martha used in her centerpiece, she said, “That is pink sea glass in the bowl. I bought it, didn’t collect it. It comes in all manner of colors.”


Doesn’t this dessert look heavenly?!  Martha found the recipe here: Raspberry Olive Oil Cake. Martha said, “I ordered 4″ mini springform pans for baking the little cakes from Amazon. I have always wanted some of those and decided this was the time to get them.” (Mini springform pans are available here: Mini Springform Pans.

Raspberry Lemon Cake, Individual Serving


Oh, I love this idea of making individual cakes—definitely want to order some of the little springform pans and make this dessert for my family the next time I visit with them or they are here. I know they would love this!

Raspberry Lemon Cake, Individual Serving


Thanks so much to Martha for sharing this wonderful table for two that she lovingly created for Valentine’s Day. I know her hubby must have felt so special setting down to enjoy this wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner! 💘

Romantic Valentine's Day Table Setting for Two


Look forward to seeing all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Susan, did Martha have any description of the delicious main course?
    I hope so!

  2. What a beautiful table! I love Martha’s vintage valentines too. Thanks to both of you for sharing, and thanks for hosting, as always! I’m joining on a Friday, instead of the usual Thursday, and I really missed it yesterday. 🙂 Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  3. A beautiful, romantic table for two, Martha’s table is amazing. But even more amazing are those little olive oil cakes, they look so good! Happy Weekend! Hugs, Brenda

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