Thursday, February 16, 2012

More of Evi's Home and Her Valentine's Day Luncheon

Thank you for all your comments and emails
 about Evi's Valentine's Day luncheon.

I wish you all could have been there with us!

Here are a few more photos of little details
 around her beautiful home and of the luncheon. 

Gifts and treats for all!
Debbie made delicious meringues and packaged them so pretty!

She also gave us this fun self-therapy note pad
 and made and packaged some chocolate nut bark for us all.
(This is in addition to the little mice! )

Carole created this little Valentine critter pin cushion for Evi.
That girl is so talented!

She also gave us each a copy of Jeanne d'Arc Living
...and yes, more candies!

Paula, another immensely creative and artistic friend
 stitched up these sweet paper hearts
 and filled them with caramels and crystal drops.

Paula also gave us each a narcissus bulb
 planted in a little zinc square.

Evi covered small boxes with paper and glittered the edges 
and then filled them with candy and chocolates.
She also beaded little hearts to tie on her packages
 that held cute purse size notepads. 

These delicious chocolate cake hearts were served
 with fresh raspberries. 

They weren't just chocolate cakes...
...lots of special ingredients including raspberry preserves
 were baked inside.


And this!
It was a German Black Forest confection!
It had five layers and sour cherries and was scrumptious!
Evi said that she had never tried the recipe before
 and that we were her Guinea pigs.

anytime Evi...

I realize that I didn't take photos of the potato leek soup,
 the delicious salad, the shrimp, pineapple and mango skewers
 or the gourmet rice dish she served us.
 Take my word, please...
it was all so delicious and exquisitely presented! 

It was a beautiful day,
 in a beautiful home,
 with beautiful girlfriends.

How lucky could this girl be?


Tanya said...

What a delicious, delightful day among friends! XOXO Tanya

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a beautiful home.

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a fabulous day for you and your friends. Evi's home is gorgeous and I love how you captured some of her sweet decorating details. Her home should be published in a magazine. It's just beautiful.


Rustic Vintage Country said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Suzy x

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Her home is so pretty and sounds and looks like you ladies were all treated like royalty.:)

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Laura,
Oh my! How positively perfect was everything? Evi's beautiful home, the food, the gifts and most importantly....the wonderful bond you gals share! Life's good...

erin's art and gardens said...

i am jealous and drooling here!!! her home, the food, the friends, even the pretty sunshine streaming through...all wonderful.

Pura Vida said...

ooooo!!! love it...great photos! Makes me want to have a brunch with my peeps for sure!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh YAY more of Evi's gorgeous home and party.

What a grand day you experienced.

So awesome!

Andy's Attic said...

Laura, I just love your stories of times with your friends and Evi is such a sweetheart. Thanks for giving us the "tour". You guys really go all out for your luncheons......very fun!

foreverdecorating said...

Blessing all abound. Such fantastic things!

Evi said...

Laura, Laura, Laura, you are a super-speedy photographer.Don't know how you got all these great photos in such a short time!Thank you for everything! Mr. Skinny is still devouring cake. I just have to look at it, and the pounds pile on! By the way, for everyone out there in blogland, this is NOT the original Black Forest Cake...oh, but sooo good. I am sooo happy that you made it back in time from Florida. Wouldn't have been the same without you!!!!
Glad you and Carole took pictures to remember our special day.
To everyone who wrote all those sweet comments, a very heartfelt "thank you".
And I am by no means a Martha Stewart!!!!
I am just having fun!
It was so nice to spend some time with you and Mr. Flea today.
We came home with two it is decision time, urghh...
Lots and lots of love,
Evi and Ebbie

mary pernula said...

Thanks again Laura for sharing a wonderful day with some of my favorite bloggers. It is always a joy to visit Evi's home by your camera. Take care. Hugs Mary

LizlovesVintage said...

Lovely post Laura! Don't tell Evi I have the same bathroom curtains ;)
Have a great night! Making some tea and stopping back. I'm in my routine!
xxoo Liz

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You were definitely "Queen for a Day".

May I suggest the two of you publish a book of her house decorated for all the holidays. I'll order 3 please!!! I could spend hours gazing at the lovely photographs and dreaming that home was mine!

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

What a wonderful luncheon and beautiful home. How lucky you are to have friends that are so creative!


MoonBeam said...

Thanks for sharing all that wonderful eye candy!

Libby said...

I am dying for one of those yummy cakes!!! Wonderful pictures once again Laura!

Anonymous said...

I love your collections. So awesome!


oldgreymare said...

It's not easy being green and green with envy I am... It looks fabulous and wonderful and delicious!!!!!! lucky girls <3 <3 <3
z said...

Thanks for letting us see what all you talented ladies are up to. Wish I could have been in your pocket at that fabulous event! Thanks for sharing.

Florence said...

You are a very lucky lady! Hugs! Florence

trash talk said...

Luck ain't got nothing to do with it. Birds of a feather...and being blessed beyond measure is the secret.
Can girl scouts get explorer badges, 'cause I want to peek into ever corner of that house...make that earn mine!

Dorthe said...

Thankyou again dear Laura, for those gorgeous photoes , giving us a feeling of Evi`s beautiful and so fantastic home. Here is so many wonders to see- so many little details making each room a very special place- filled with warmth and elegant country home style.And your wonderful photoes captures all that in the most amazing way.
Wish you a beautiful week-end.

Paula Parrish said...

Laura, The Valentine’s gifts that you exchanged were simply amazing. You ladies are soooo creative.
:) Paula

Anne Lorys said...

Gosh, what a darling home!
Your photos are just gorgeous too, Laura!


Renee said...

sounds delightful...can I meet your friends?

Ana said...

Oh Laura, what a beautiful home and such wonderful treats. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Anyway, I'm off to look around your beautiful blog some more. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Your newest follower,

Sarah said...

Laura, what a treat to be a guest at Evi's. I feel like a fly on the wall viewing your wonderful shots. Thanks for sharing more of Evi's beautiful home. Evi is one of my favorites! She is so talented and such a dear. ~ Sarah

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

Just falling in love with your friends house in both your post!! you are so lucky!!!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Soooo beautiful. So cozy and warm... am loving the slip on the daybed. Crazy about buffalo checks. :-)


(Karen) Lisa Daley said...

She must love you all very much :>)

flowers on my table said...

My goodness Laura your friend Evi goes to so much trouble. I saw her house at Christmas, and everything is done with so much love and care, and I can imagine that it is so much better in the flesh than on the page. How fortunate you are to have such a friend. Enjoy your week, love Linda x