I've been looking at lovely Valentine's tablescapes, vignettes, etc....all over blog land, all the way from January! I decided to make a simple Valentines tablescape for four, specially cause I have some gorgeous roses from my Bil's Rose Farm, Altaflor. February is romance month, so I wish you all a wonderful and Happy Valentine's, even if it's just spending with our misters, family or friends. In Ecuador people call Valentine's Day.. "Day of Love and Friendship,"which I think it's just the perfect title for it, as for many people it comes in different ways and meanings.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S !!
Here is the link to a post I did about ALTAFLOR, my brother in law's prefessional rose farm.
|Here is the trimming, which finished the tablecloth nicely.|
|The stems are Italian from my Christmas stash. Two kissing doves on top of the bread.|
|I used this china cause it's new to me, you know I adore china and I feel like a little girl with a new Barbie doll, lol... and because the tablecloth also has blue hearts and flowers, among red hearts, butterflies and pink flowers, as well.|
|This tablecloth will look nice for spring too.|
|A close up of the base and the lovely green roses.|
|In the antique English buffet, among my English red transfer-ware tea set, are the lovely Cabaret Rose; white-red roses, also from my Bil's farm.|
|The crystal flower base is Italian.|
|HAPPY VALENTINES my friends..however you celebrate it, hope it's in a wonderful way, even if it's just staying home.|
Thanking you so much in advance for your sweet and kind comments..you always make my day!
Thank you lovely ladies for having me at your great parties.
GOLDEN BREAD LOAF
4 Cups of all purpose flour
2 fresh eggs, at room temp.
1 Tablespoon dry yeast
1 1/2 Cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 Cup margarine, melted
1 egg, beat slightly for brushing the top of the bread and sesame seeds for the two loafs; (this recipe yields two loafs). This part is optional. I like how the bread looks so I do it, like in this post's picture.
Preparation: Melt the margarine in the microwave. Warm the milk a little and add there the dry yeast and the sugar; let it stand for a while. Put all the rest of the ingredients in your Kitchen Aid, with the hook attachment to it...or in your favorite machine. Add all the dry ingredients, the margarine, the eggs one at a time and the yeast with milk...beat well for 5 minutes.
Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. The dough, is very loose and elastic, so distribute half in each loaf and place in a warm place, covered. Let it raise until double. Pre-heat oven to 375F. When the bread has raised, brush the egg on top and sprinkle some sesame seeds, if you want.
Put loaf pans in the oven for 25 minutes. Let them cool in the pans for 5 minutes and than take them out and let them cool completely. This bread is delicious toasted too, with butter and marmalade...very decadent, lol "Whenever I make it, the scent and aroma of this bread all over the house, is my fav comfort food..because of the memories of my childhood and my young mother..and my dad, who loved this bread! "
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