I completely forgot that I wanted to share
with you my smocking friend's beautiful Valentines Day tablescapes!
You don't mind seeing them a little late, do you?
Nicole & I gather to smock & sew once a week, along with several other very talented women, who willingly share their ideas, tips & projects.
I happened to have my camera in the car with me
when we met at Nicole's lovely home in February &
she graciously allowed me to photograph her pretty settings.
Nicole is blessed to have inherited some GORGEOUS antiques,
this pair of candlesticks being some of them.
I am head-over-heels in ♥♥♥ with her beautiful dining room!
Her exquisite wedding china is the Lenox pattern,
Monroe from their Presidential series. *sigh*
The burgundy & black bands of color are accented
with gold twisted rope patterns around the rims.
Her crystal stemware, another wedding gift,
is Waterford's Castlemaine pattern.
She has TWO of these gorgeous antique
Imperial Acanthus Leaf carnival glass compotes.
(check out that pretty bolster pillow in the background that she made)
This hammered metal serving tray is from
a well known local artist, Don Drum.
I have a few of his pieces & must remember
to photograph them to share with you soon.
None of mine are as pretty as this one, though!
I love how Nicole used her little ♥ shaped
place card holders to display words from Corinthians 13:4.
And lastly, get a load of these desserts!!!
Aren't they wonderfully yummy looking??
She also made individual little martini glasses of chocolate mousse &
attached a ♥ shaped cookie to the side of each glass.
"...And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
Thank you, Nicole, for letting me share your beautiful home!
I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen's newest weekly party
along with Susan's Between Naps on the Porch