I hosted my annual Valentine Luncheon last week. I conceived this party over ten years ago as a way to celebrate and honor the wonderful friends that I have (and because girls appreciate all the beautiful trappings of Valentine's Day slightly more than my wonderful husband!).
The invitation. My quote this year was "Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like; friendship is a sheltering tree." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Living Room table
Close-up of Living Room flowers. Aren't these exquisite?
Breakfast Room table
Close-up of Breakfast Room flowers
Dining Room table
Close-up of Dining Room flowers
Lighting candles just before everyone arrives
Jarrett prepares to offer my guests an hors d'ouevres of Stilton Tart with Cranberry Chutney and Tomato-Basil Rounds
Guests begin to arrive!
Camille and me
Hossain greets my friends with Kir Royale and Almond Tea
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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