Friday, February 24, 2012

Valentine Luncheon 2012, part I.

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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!).

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The invitation. My quote this year was "Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like; friendship is a sheltering tree." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Den table

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Living Room table

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Close-up of Living Room flowers. Aren't these exquisite?

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Breakfast Room table

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Close-up of Breakfast Room flowers

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Dining Room table

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Close-up of Dining Room flowers

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Lighting candles just before everyone arrives

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Jarrett prepares to offer my guests an hors d'ouevres of Stilton Tart with Cranberry Chutney and Tomato-Basil Rounds

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Guests begin to arrive!

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Camille and me

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Hossain greets my friends with Kir Royale and Almond Tea



...to be continued

7 comments:

Megan said...

The flowers are beautiful! Did you arrange them yourself?

JMW said...

What a great tradition! As always, your home looks lovely.

Tami said...

I love your Valentine Luncheon! When I saw you'd posted, I said, "Oh goody!" It is lovely this year, as always.
Thanks for sharing.

{*The Internet Cooking Princess} said...

So cute! Lovely flowers - who arranged them?!

DawnW said...

Love it every year!! Anxiously awaiting the menu!!!

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

I have been looking forward to your recap! The tables and especially the flowers were just stunning...where did you get them, if you don't mind my asking! Can't wait to see the menu!
Thanks!!
Norah

3 Peanuts said...

Everything looks beautiful. I am nit sure if you did the flowers or used that fabulous florist you have used before but they are absolute perfection!!! Glad there was not snow this year:)