Friday, February 20, 2009

Valentine Luncheon 2009, part III: lunch is served.

Meanwhile back in the kitchen...

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Heart-shaped yeast rolls are fresh from the oven

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Scot and Matt are busy plating the food

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I gather everyone and return thanks before our meal

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My own plate!

Living Room guests:
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Breakfast Room guests:
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Friends in the Den:
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Friends in the Dining Room:
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Dessert: Warm Soft Chocolate Cake

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Camille presents me with a *gift of words* - a poem by Robert Frost


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Party favors: Eleni's cookies (Eleni was a pledge sister of mine in college - she makes delicious and beautiful cookies in her shop in New York)

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Heart-shaped whisks

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With my dear friend and neighbor Karey

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With my sweet and talented photographer friend Donna

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Saying goodbye to my wonderful friends

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Behind the scenes: Matt and Scot

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The beloved Miss Linda

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With Anne-Murray after the party - you can't see it but our shoes are most definitely off!

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Many lovely gestures of appreciation from my friends

13 comments:

JoAnn said...

Wonderful, as usual. You really are the Perle Mesta of Dallas!

With a good caterer, I could do this. LOL

L,J

Maggie said...

Looks like a great party! Thanks for sharing it.

TheReader23 said...

I hope we get to see pictures of every single "gesture" that was brought to the luncheon!! By the way, JoAnn and I are moving to Dallas so we can be invited next year.

Erin said...

What a party! So much love and work! Everyone should be so lucky to have a friend like you. I love it all--- the food looks delicious and very special. The decor is just so cozy and pretty. And you and your friends have the cutest clothes! And the prettiest smiles!

annechovie said...

What a wonderful gesture to honor your friends with! You are such a sweet person Eloise. Everything looked beautiful and delicious!

pink green & southern said...

Soooo lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

What a lovely meal! What a sweetheart you are for your friends! What a special valentine's gift!
Norah

Namine said...

You do some amazing decorating!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

What a wonderful party and looks like every room was filled to the gills!

Beautiful~

Jenny said...

What a wonderful event! The food looked yummy and the tables were so pretty. I know your friends felt so spoiled and honored to be a part!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous luncheon!!! All the food looks delicious and look at your whole house full of friends! How FUN!

I saw that the Wisteria outlet was in Carrollton, Texas. I guarantee we will be making a trip to find it soon! I think the drive would be about 1 1/2 hours from here.

Cote de Texas said...

I am EXHAUSTED!!!!!!!!!!!! Have YOU recovered, because I am just exhausted looking at all the hard work you went through. what a beautiful party - I am so impressed! You are smiling at the end!!! I'd be passed out. what a darling idea, should I do it next year? :)

your house reminds me of mine kind of, though yours is twice the size, but the yellow looks like the same color! do you know what color yours is? jw

The Mrs. said...

What a fabulous lunch and a gorgeous group of ladies!!!