I host a Valentine's Day Luncheon for friends
(or on the Friday before if Valentine's falls on Saturday or Sunday)
It's fun to think of how I will decorate the table,
find a little gift for everyone to take home
And plan a menu!
(I've set the table early --
it is a lifesaver when you entertain
to set the table early!)
It's traditional for Valentine's at Linderhof!
A classic table
A wee creamy white rosebush
in a individual ice bucket
(which I really favor for flower containers)
And two silver compotes
on either side
filled with red foiled wrapped chocolates
My Aynsley Pembroke plates,
Jim's grandmother's cutlery
A damask napkin in a silver ring
And Mrs. Boland's forks
And my Aunt's spoons for dessert
Set European style
at the head of the plate.
And a favor of a small Valentine box
Which holds three of my handmade chocolate dipped chocolate truffles
An elegant table for an elegant luncheon
for dear friends.
And I'm sharing my Valentine Luncheon table for my friends with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.