Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Luncheon

Valentine's Day was extra special as I spent it at Evi's home
along with girlfriends Paula, Carole and Debbie.

As always, Evi's home was perfection.
Her table was set so beautifully...
 with care and attention to each and every detail.

Evi crafted small gifts and party favors
 filled with candies for each guest.

She made us feel so special...
...but Evi is really the special one.
Her creative and artistic talents are on display in every inch of her home and with every thing she creates, sews, cooks or bakes.
We had an amazing lunch with delicious desserts.

Her dress form is still sporting her handmade angel wings
 ... and for this occasion...a trio of Valentine hearts.

Evi has already started to bring spring touches into her home.
Everything is so clean and fresh...light and airy.

Don't you just love these whimsical green pompom trees?

Partial to rabbits and bunnies...
Evi used this found by the curb iron basket to display
 this charming pair in this spring like vignette.

Here is another group of rabbits gathered together.

It's all in the details...

Debbie made lovely pink merinques, chocolate nut bark 
and these sweet little mice for us to share.

Everyone exchanged Valentine tokens and little gifts...
...these girls are all so creative...
I'm so lucky that they put up with me.

It was a delightful afternoon 
and I am so happy that I was able to attend.

Will share more tomorrow!

Hope that you had an extra special day too!


susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

You must have had a wonderful time at Evi's. Her home is just beautiful, so airy and clean looking. Many beautiful things to look at, but not crowded looking. Those little handmade mouse candies really caught my eye, too. I think I know how they were made and I am trying to think of an occasion to make some. Maybe as a little something extra for my two year old grandson's birthday party. They are almost too cute to eat.

Bluebells and Lavender said...

What a lovely post - such a beautiful home and an enjoyable day for you all. Sharon

It's me said...

What a nice valentine party......wowwww.....we have also one...with 8 nice to do !!

Bliss said...

Nothing better than girlfriend time, and you hit the nail on the head with your description of her home, clean and fresh.


Brigi said...

I love your posts, and love seeing Evi's home through your eyes. Each time you go there, she is presenting a beautiful seasonal wonderland! What a special friend!

Debra@CommonGround said...

What a gorgeous setting and afternoon! I'm totally in love with her drapes, and oh my gosh, the edible mice, so cute!!

Ariadne said...

What an inspiring house!AriadnefromGreece!

Jane said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Thanks for posting all of the photos, Evi's home is just beautiful!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

UM. Gulp.

I have no words.

WOW isn't sufficient.


Whew. OK. I hate my house now. said...

It sounds like it was so much fun, Laura. Thanks for showing pictures of her home. It's always so pretty:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Egretta Wells blog said...

wHAT A BEAUTIFUL HOME AND LOVELY PARTY. I MUST MAKE A GREEN POM POM TREE. And I loved the chocolate mice, too. Lots of great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Carole said...

I could go back right now! It always seems to go by too fast. Love the photos and glad you were able to take more of the house then me. I'm a slacker:(
I had fun going through my goodies last night and this morning but especially blessed for being friends with all of you.


Deserae said...

O-M-G!!! I am in total LOVE with her home!!! I have to go back and look at all the pics again...and again :o)

helen tilston said...

What a very special day you shared with friends as a guest at Evi's beautiful home.
Wishing you many more such days of friendship

Helen xx

ßeulah ßee said...

Sometimes I think you and your friends live on a different planet than me. Evi has a Martha Stewart worthy home. She must have a lot of time on her hands and a lot of storage space.

Karena said...

Laura I adore Evi's home. The table is beautiful for Valentines.I am ready to add some spring details and will be on the lookout for estate & moving sale pieces!

Art by Karena

LizlovesVintage said...

I love when you post her home Laura!!
It makes me smile and think.. we like a lot of the same things! Thanks for posting Friend ;)
xxx Liz

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

What a beautiful home! And what a fun party to go to with the girlfriends. I loved seeing all of the little details (like the gifts). Was that a real cat in the window? It almost looked fake! Loved all the photos!


Anna said...

Stunning! Someday maybe I'll be able to have some more white in my's not the best color for lots of littles!

Evi said...

Laura, sweetie...what beautiful pictures you took!!!!
When did you manage that? Must have been between stirring the croutons! You have such a knack for capturing every detail at it's best.
You girls always thank me for our get-togethers, but, in fact it is I who is thankful for having you all in my life. Could not imagine it without you gals!!!!
I loved sharing this very special day with has become a treasured event that I look forward to every year.
Laura, thank you for all YOU do!!!!!
Looking forward to the second installment...since I did not get to take too many pictures myself.
See you guys tomorrow.
Many hugs and kisses,

Florence said...

What a beautiful home and such a special day to get together with friends with all the details attended too. Hugs! Florence
P.S. I would love to see the macarons, as I am trying to master them myself!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Laura~~ LOVE it all. The roses are sooo...beautiful. You know how I love flowers. The table setting was perfect and her house is stunning. Loving the party favors too:) Looks like it must have been a great gathering.

Enjoy the rest of your week

susana said...

amazing gathering, it's a well prepared place filled with creative juice.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Thank you dear Laura for always letting us be a little part of your wonderful friendship get-togethers by sharing such beautiful detailed photos with us! I love every detail of Evi's home and decor. The lace table cloth is to die for and the party favors look so special and now I can't wait to see what was in the pretty wrapped gifts. All you gals did such pretty little gifts and they all match so well!
Greetings from the couch *sneeze*

manon 21 said...

Une belle balade dans ton pays,tes amies ont des intentions charmantes.



Dorthe said...

Laura, I have been looking forward to your gorgeous photoes from dear Evi`s beautiful home, ever since she wrote me, she was prepearing for the visit.And here I am -again-drooling over all the beautiful shoots you made from her stunning surroundings,--Evi`s fantastic way of making every little nook and corner ,so magical and cosy- and her gorgeous collections of old wonderful items.
Thankyou, dear Laura, for giving me (us) the possibility to be there with you all-
The party favors looks so pretty all-I wonder what was inside :)

Nella Miller said...

Hi Laura, you can tell that everything was done with great care and detail, but mostly with love for dear and cherished friends. How very fortunate you all are to share such fun and memorable times with one another. At this stage in our lives these special moments are invaluable. N.xoxo

Burlap Luxe said...

Beautiful just beautiful!


Unknown said...

What beautiful pictures and I adore all the Valentines..hearts to hearts

erin's art and gardens said...

gorgeous, it is inspiring me to get out some spring stuff!! are those delicate topiaries real?

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Laura...I just enjoyed both your luncheon posts, thank you!
You girls really know how to have fun and Evi set a beautiful table and her home is just lovely!
Those chocolate mice are too cute!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Evi's home is beautiful! I had to go back and look again to make sure I didn't miss anything. She has some unique and wonderful things..very pretty. xo, Sherry

(Karen) Lisa Daley said...

Lovely post, beautiful home - thank you for sharing!