Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Lunch with Yvonne!!!!~~~

 HAPPY Valentine's day everyone!!! I hope you all had a love filled day. Today I had 2 friends for lunch and one was Yvonne of Stone Gable!!! Yes, we are good friends, we live about 45 mins. from each other. She hadn't been to the house yet so she was wanting to see it too. I think she liked it:):)  Since they were coming ON Valentines day I set a Valentines table, of course.I used a red with white tablecloth, my white chargers, a red polka dot plate, a heart shapped salad plate and a heart shaped bowl for our soup. Each place had a Valentine's lollipop and a box of Hershey's KISSES to take home. Since it was just lunch I kept things pretty casual.

 My white napkins were gathered in a heart shaped napkin ring.
 I used these stick on gel pieces for our glasses. There were lips, hearts etc.
 And a little box for goodies too!
 I placed the dessert dishes and forks on a cake plate but....NOONE ate dessert cause they are both dieting:(. I had cream puffs with chocolate sauce and chocolate dipped strawberries ready. I guess I will have to just eat them myself;):)

 For my centerpiece I used one of my anthurium plants and I just added some heart picks. I do have a great Valentine's centerpiece that I haven't found yet:):) It is an ivy topiary shaped into a heart with a sweet bird in  the middle. Hopefully it will turn up soon:):) But the anturium, has heart shaped leaves so it works!!!!
 Next to the centerpice I placed 2 heart shaped pillars.

 Let's light the candles!!!!! I shot these last night after the table was set.

 For our lunch we had split pea soup and a big salad with lots of veggies and chicken. I also made a home made dressing and will share that recipe too. It was a big hit!!!
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  1. Hi Pinky, I bet you had a good time. It's so nice to really meet someone from the blogging community. Your table looks very pretty and lunch sounds delicious. And the best part, is having ALL that dessert to yourself!..Happy Valentine's Day..Judy

  2. Oh your table looks so darn sweet, love the pokadots...If I had been to your lunch I sure would have had those wonderful offerings...It sounds like you had a wonderful day, nice to have friends for a visit...

  3. Love your table, Pinky. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

  4. Your table was just beautiful, Pinky, and your menu sounded delicious! I am always watching my weight but I don't think I could have turned down a few bites of that decadent dessert!

    Great job and Happy Valentine's Day!


  5. Love your table, Pinky. Those polka dot plates are so adorable. What a wonderful way to spend Valentine's Day!

  6. Your table looks beautiful and I'm sure the ladies had a wonderful time. xo

  7. What a pretty table! Love the polka dot plates and your napkin rings. Thanks for sharing, visiting from BNOP.

  8. Hi Pinky-
    Aren't you lucky to have Yvonne over! Your table looked great. I like your dishes and the stemware with the lips! Cute idea :-) Well- I would've eaten your dessert! That's my kind of yum!

  9. Your table is fabulous, I love all of your Valentine's accessories. How fun to have friends over. Sounds like such a wonderful time. Hugs, Marty

  10. Pinky,
    What a wonderful day and way to celebrate the bonds of friendship with a Valentine's day Luncheon!!! You may have started a Tradition, dear friend!!!
    I love your tablecloth!!!
    What sweet chargers and polka dot plates!!! The centerpiece is adorable and the accessories on the glasses...too stinkin' cute!!!
    The menu sounds divine and I'll be watching for your dressing recipe!!!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely Valentine's Day Luncheon with us!!!

  11. What a great time you guys must have had. I adore Yvonne, well, who doesn't? She's an icon to me. Great post, P.

  12. Would have loved to be a fly on the wall. Omg I know you had so much fun. Love the pretty dishes. The table looks so grand.. I'd have had dessert.. I'm telling you! Hope your Valentine's was fabulous. xo marlis

  13. What a beautiful lunch! You set such a lovely table. Wish I could come and see your knew house too and lunch at your beautiful table. You had all of the perfect touches.

  14. My dearest Pinky,
    Your home is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like you have been decorating and refining it for years... not months! Oh your home is soooo beautiful and yet warm and welcoming... and OPEN!!!!

    Thanks for showing me so much love with your lovely and fun table... your delicious food and above all your friendship! Thanks for the best afternoon.

  15. Pinky, Love this darling Valentine's setting! That is so neat that you were able to share it with good friends. Wish I could have been there with you guys!

  16. Pinky~ What a fun Valentine's Day afternoon! I would have loved sitting at a fourth chair for lunch with you & Yvonne! The menu sounds delicious and I wouldn't have been able to resist the chocolate covered strawberries...more for you & Joe to enjoy since they didn't indulge!

  17. Such a pretty Valentine's Day table...I am sure you all had such a great time!!...

  18. Pinky, sorry I'm late arriving at this pretty Valentine's table. Any dessert left? I should be dieting, but I can help you eat the leftovers if you want.
    Your table is darling. Love the polka dot plates on the white chargers. I have the same chargers. They are a wonderful addition to the dish closet. Thanks for sharing the love........Sarah

  19. Lovely tablescape for Valentines Day! It was nice for you to meet with your friends too!

  20. Such a cute table, and how much fun to have a fancy girls lunch for Valentine's Day. I don't know how they resisted dessert, after all you MUST eat chocolate on Valentine's Day!

  21. Totally cool that you guys got together! It's fun when fellow bloggers are in close proximity! I'm SURE Yvonne loved your house! No doubt in my mind! You really set a great table to entertain the ladies for a sweet afternoon. You could have sent me the desserts. I'M not on a diet...ever! :-)

  22. It's very festive and pretty. :) I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things and I'm your newest follower.

  23. OOO, Pinky...what a lovely Valentine table. So so glad you had such a fabulous day.That menu....TO.DIE.FOR.
    I love all your awesome dishes.

  24. What a beautiful table setting! I love the napkin rings!

  25. What a fun holiday setting! Sets the mood beautifully.

    I love the heart-shaped napkin rings!

    I'm stopping by to say 'hi' from Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday - better late than never.

  26. So sweet! Found your post on Thursday Favorite Things! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today :)


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky