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 25 years to Robert, three kids: Will (21), Vivian (18) and Dots (15) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born ~~~~
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, corresponding with old friends
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