Laurie is having her Valentines Day meme again this year.
I am pulling up an older post so I can join in the fun
even though we'll be away.
I had hoped this post would go up on Feb. 11, 2011.
Looks like I goofed!
So what...Come on in….we’re having a party!
We were married on Valentine’s Day, 1987……
23 years ago!
(EDIT: 24 years on the 14th)
I’m SO glad we get to celebrate another anniversary together!
We danced our first dance as husband & wife to this song.
The table is all set for a Sunday Luncheon after church with some of my family.
For the centerpiece,
I’ve used an antique lidded compote, sometimes referred to as a
“Wedding Box” or “Bridal Box”.
I filled it with
I’ve set the table using my Mom’s vintage luncheon plates
that have matching cups which
fit into their own little space in the corner of the plate.
The pattern is called “Candlewick” due to the little dots
all around the edges, which resembles the embroidery
technique of candlewicking.
Candlewicking is a traditional form of
white on white embroidery,
done on white linen or cotton fabric with heavy cotton threads
used for making candle wicks in the olden days,
thus the name.
Mom had 18 of these plates with matching cups & her sister
also had the same sets, so that they could borrow
from each other for big gatherings.
I’m serving quiche with fresh fruit on the side.
I know Caroline will want whipped cream on hers with sprinkles!
Individual favors for everybody are GIANT Hershey’s Kisses!
Little Mikasa heart shaped dishes hold another treat…..
less candy to fill up around it was
benchmarked from Sara at August Fields
Thank you, Sara, for the idea!
You may like to watch this video below to see
how to make this heart shaped napkin. Its very easy!
Sheer red ribbons on the inexpensive Luminarc stemware
glasses dress them up a bit.
♥ SWEETHEART PUNCH ♥
1 (12 oz.) can frozen Hawaiian Punch
1 (12 oz.) can frozen lemonade
1 (1 liter) bottle of 7-UP soda
Mix above ingredients in punch bowl just prior to guests arrival so that the soda doesn’t go flat too soon.
1 (4/5 qt.) bottle pink champagne
Keep the champagne on the side for the adults to either add to their glass of punch, if they would like, or just have it by itself.
We’ll have cookies, too.
This Federal depression glass cake plate,
was my Grandmothers.
It is called “Sharon Cabbage Rose” & there are TONS of
them available on Ebay.
I understand they were given away in sacks of flour
and since most women baked a great deal during the Depression, they collected several.
The ruffled lace or reticulated edge milkglass candy dish,
below, was also my Grandmother’s.
Besides cookies for dessert we have……
Extra goodies are located on the bakers rack in the kitchen.
The vases were all my Mom’s except for
the little one up top, with the gold trim.
It is hand blown Venetian Murano glass brought back from our trip to Venice, Italy, where we got to actually watch them blow the glass.
The heart shaped china box on the left is from an FTD floral
arrangement and the heart shaped candy dish on the right is Waterford crystal,
purchased on our trip to Ireland.
I get to remember all the wonderful traveling we did when
hubby first retired, every time I pull out one of these items.
Before he passed away, my Dad told me the one thing he regretted
most was not traveling when he was younger
and could get around easily.
Don’t put it off till you’re old…..go NOW if you get the chance!
I’m linking this post to two different
memes this week.
"Queen of Tablescapes", Susan,
at Between Naps on the Porch for
Laurie’s Valentines Day Party
at her blog,
Thank you to both these charming ladies for hostessing such fun parties!