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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Brunch

I hosted a Valentine Brunch Friday from 10 to 2 (kids in school and husbands at work!) for 8 of my closest friends.  These are the outdoor photos I took before the brunch.
 Front Gate
 Tin Heart Filled With Heather
Front Steps
Flower Box and Rusty Iron Heart
Planter Box and Mosaic Urn
Front Door Sap Bucket
Old Wicker Chair 
I've been blessed with the kindest friends ever!  As each lady walked in she was glowing with a smile and bearing a gift or pastry and kind words.
We started with coffee and pastries, crackers and brie. 
Then we sat at the "big table" and dined baby broccoli (broccolini) and grilled salmon topped with a simple cream sauce.  For dessert was my annual Valentine encore:  Butter cake layered with cream cheese/whipped cream filling, topped with strawberry sauce and fresh blueberries.
Table Settings With Heather Centerpieces
Closeup of Centerpieces
A Keyhole Peek!
Closeup of Dress Favor (Chocolate Treat Inside)
Pink Rose China
I put away my camera during the event because everyone cringed at the thought of being on my blog, but I think I can sneak in one photo (shhh....) taken by one of my friends.
 When we were sufficiently full we cleared the "big table"  and began creating Valentine cards.  It was hillarious and exhilarating.  Some were artsy, some humorous and others just plain wonderful.  Of course, ALL had a touch of PINK!  Here's a pic of mine. 
 Here's of a drawing from one friend. She's so talented!
I wish I had photos of everyone's creations!  I put away my camera and wish I hadn't.  Next time, I'll know better.
We even had time to create some candles
and tussy mussies using vintage sheet music. 
 Everyone went home with a pot of tulips!
 Thanks for stopping by.  Until next Valentine's Day. . . .


melissadc76 said...

Wow, Cindy, looks amazing!

Sarah Sarniak said...

This looks so good! I love the flowers in the tin holder. Everything is so pretty! :)

Beach Vintage said...

What a wonderful lunch idea.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Your place looked lovely and the crafts you made sounded so great. I love the idea of the wrapped candles! Easy and pretty! What could be better?



What an absolutely , wonderful thing to do for and with your friends. I can imagine how much joy you all got from it.

Janean said...

just found your very sweet blog. adore your candles...gate...all of it!

Elyse said...

how fun!!! what a completely lovely idea through and through. very inspiring, cindy.


Alison Gibbs said...

What a fun idea and the perfect way to spend some time with your girlfriends

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Oh Miss Cindy! What a lovely party you hosted! I hope your friends were VERY appreciative! I have just one question...Why was I not invited to your soiree? :)

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a fun time you must have had...the food sounded delish!

Linda said...

OH, this looks like fun! What a lovely party you gave your friends! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment! I've enjoyed reading yours and look forward to reading more!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a fabulous party Cindy! Your front porch looks adorable.

That drawing is fantastic...your friend is very talented indeed!

GOOD TIME said...

Knowledge is power...................................................

Carrie said...

Eye candy!!! So beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing :)