Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Luncheon

Happy Valentine's Weekend to All!  Hope your sweetheart treats you to a little romance along with the usual love and tenderness!
I am sure there will be a lot of great ideas for setting a pretty table for the occasion over at Between Naps on the Porch where Susan is the queen of tablescapes!  




I am showing a tablescape I did for a little Valentine's Ladies Luncheon two years back (before I had a blog).  Unfortunately, I have only a few pics but I hope you can get a feel for how it looked anyway.

  Using red, black and white, I created a Valentine theme for the table.  I like the drama that the  addition of black makes.  I hung red hearts cut from construction paper and my snowflakes from the chandelier.

 

Martini glasses were used as placecards and each one held some faux snow, a white rose, a red glass heart and the name card.
The glasses were set on small red plates atop my black/white salad plates and black chargers.  These were moved to the side once we began eating.
 
  
 The centerpiece consisted of a tall vase filled with white sand and two heart picks flanked by a red pillar candle on a chunky black holder on each side.
 
If I remember correctly, the menu consisted of roasted red pepper soup to start, mushroom frittata and Cesear salad with chocolate cake, strawberries and ice cream for dessert.  The guests included my mom, my aunt and my grandma so it was a "family affair" for that special "love" holiday! 
  Happy Valentine's Day! 
Head on over to BNOTP and share the love!

19 comments:

suzyq said...

What a really lovely table -love the colours!!
I have set my table for a Valentine's Day breakfast this year- please pop over for a visit!

Suzy

Kathleen said...

So pretty, DD! I love the pop of the black with the red! And you BB lace..wonderful!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Beautiful table! The color combo is terrific!

Sherry said...

That is a really pretty table. I love all the hearts and snowflakes above the table.

Pinky said...

I love your Valentine luncheon table! Your family must have loved it too! I posted a Valentine's dinner party table if you'd like to come see it!!! XO, Pinky

Martha said...

A lovely Valentine luncheon table. Love the idea of the martini glasses -- how clever!

Mimi said...

Beautiful table...love the black/red/white combination.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is really beautiful! Love the black with the red!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Katherine

xinex said...

Lovely table for a special family get together....Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I really like the color contrast here and the snowflakes add a whimisical touch! Cindy

Cooking for One said...

I love the black with the red and white. What a special lunch!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the idea of adding the black, it really does make for an elegant table.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Very pretty table! Love all your pretty treasures.

Mrs. P. said...

What a beautiful table. I love the hearts and snowflake suspended :)

Blessings!
Gail

Rettabug said...

Lots of great ideas shown here, DD...lovin' them all, too! The martini glasses as placecard holders is very creative. The whole table is very dramatic & sophisticated...COOL!! :D

Happy Lovers Day!

fondly,
Rett

kayellen said...

Very pretty and the menu sounds yummy!
Happy Valentines Day:)

xoxo
Kay Ellen

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty table! I'm sure everyone enjoyed this. The black white and red is so dramatic.

Tardevil said...

Love all the hanging hearts!

Patriotic Mom said...

Black and red do make for a dramatic tablescape! I bet your luncheon attendees enjoyed the prettiness of the table. Cheers to your tablescape! Joan