Saturday, February 23, 2013

Valentine Luncheon with the Girls!

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Now on to my tablescape.
This is my third Valentine's table for this year but I promise it will be the last, at least for 2013. I had a luncheon for my girl friends here the day after Valentine's Day so I decided to do another one with that theme. After all, I really love my friends!
 This is my 3rd Valentine's table this year but this is also the third one that I used a stored dinnerware for the first time for this occasion. I think I will try to do that more this year cause I have so many sets that has been kept for so long that I have not used at all.

 These is my Limoges Wm. Guerin & Co. dinnerware set. I bought them from Ebay while searching for a set to complete my Hammersley's Bird of Paradise set, cause I only have a setting for 4 but I could not find any that is affordable. Then I saw a setting of 10 that they were selling on this Limoges set. I thought they will go well together so I bought them.
The small bowl on the left below is Hammersley and the one on the right is Limoges. Don't they look very similar? The Hammersley has a blue edge with 12 sides though, but I think they are still mixable.
I love the bird of paradise. Again, I used the white pierced tin plate chargers cause I think they look so well for a Valentine table. They even have some piercings that are heart shaped.
 For the centerpiece, I borrowed 2 pots with silk flowers from the formal living room and again used the cardinal S & P shakers and added a red votive candle.
 I thought the ruffled crocheted doily made it look more romantic.
 Etched stemware I got from an estate sale, 6 for $8.00
 Pierced flatware. I have had them for a while but I cannot remember where I bought them from. Only the knives aren't pierced.
 I alternated 2 types of napkin rings.

 I added an egg shaped Hammersley's Bird of Paradise box.

 The girls all brought some food too so we had a feast.
 Riza, Noemie and Ryzlyne. Riza is from out of town so we try to get together when she gets in town, this time for Ryzlyne's dental appt.
 I also alternated 2 types of placemats, a pink heart shaped one and  round red ones with pierced hearts on the edges.
 Our dessert table
We had Whittard of Chelsea instant tea with lychee and mango flavor. The tea set is Hammersley's Bird of paradise.

But the cups and saucers are Limoges Wm Guerin and Co. See how they blend together? The birds are just positioned differently.
 After eating, we were all happy and contented:-)

 After lunch, Riza and Noemie went to the secret garden to plant the plantings that Riza dug out of her yard. See why I love my friends so much? They bring me stuff and then they even do the work themselves too, lol.
Thank you girls for joining me and thanks to all for stopping by!
I am also very thankful to the hostesses of the following memes that I am joining.
Beverly's Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday
Kathy's A Return To Loveliness

Kathleen's Let's Dish
Tablescape Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa tea


Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your table is just stunning, love those beautiful dishes and the pretty chargers, and the stemware, what a good bargain shopper you are,don't you just love it when you get such a good deal...Have to go back and look at the

Jeanne said...

Good morning Christine, Thank you for the sweetest comment. I agree with you. smile!

Your table with the mixed china patterns is stunning. The two patterns are so much alike. You made the right decision when you bought the Limoges set. Your centerpiece is lovely and the dishes with the pierced charges and the mixed napkin holders was just the right touch. In short...I love it! Dear friends are treasures that we all need.
xo, Jeanne

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

The china goes together beautifully, I like that they are just a bit different.
Looks like you had a great time.


Oh, Christine, you have so many, but so many dishes that you can afford to forget this simply gorgeous set of china!!! I love the pattern and the tea set is to die for! The chargers and glass ware are beautiful too. As always, lucky friends that go to your table! Your dear mama looks wonderful! Have a super weekend.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What fun! Looks like you had some amazing food to share on your beautifully decorated table. Such a pretty tablescape!

Sarah said...

Christine, glad you had a special time to celebrate with your girlfriends. Your table is lovely. I think your new Hammersley's plates are perfect with the Limoges. I especially like the blue rim and the 12 sided edge. Adds a touch of interest. Great choice!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is Gorgeous for your get together for Valentine with the girls. You always put a lot of love in your tables. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape for my sons Birthday. Hoping you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Diane said...

What a wonderful lunch you prepared for your friends. I do not blame you, though, after seeing what they did for you - how thoughtful. The table looks great and I loved the way that you mixed the china. I, also, love the table you used!!

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a wonderful job with the table, the two sets of china look lovely together! Very sweet and so are your friends!


Marigene said...

Beautiful table...both china patterns are really pretty and go nicely together. I love those tin charger plates.
Have a great weekend, Christine.

LV said...

You did an excellent job on your table. However, it would look nice anyway with all those lovely dishes you have.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Another beautiful table setting Christina! I can tell you really love your friends and the time spent with them. How nice. I really like your lace looking edged chargers, so pretty! Gina

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Your gatherings always look so cheerful. It must be because you are such a gracious hostess. It looks like a wonderful time.

The Tablescaper said...

There is nothing wrong with many valentine tables. It just shows how much love you have to give and how many are fortunate enough to receive your love.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Chubby Chieque said...

What a great get together. Your dear Mum is absolut beautiful.

I love all your TS anyway and enjoying watching and I might bring ideas to Sweden.

Happy Sunday to All,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I don't know how wouldn't want to be your friend and come to visit you when you do such beautiful tablescapes and cook such fantastic meals!!


Lisa said...

Aren't your friends lucky to attend such a lovely event? Beautiful table - I adore the doilies! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done. Looks like a great group of ladies to have as friends!
Happy Pink Saturday a day late!
Thanks, Jenn

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sabri said...

Gorgeous Christine..Your friends must feel specail for you to go to all the trouble of setting such pretty tables..not really trouble I suppose when you love doing it..had a nice time browsing your dishes..just told hubby earlier I need a fixer upper china hutch ...I Have 70 year old china i want to display...thanks for sharing again...I enjoy your posts... :)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Beautiful job Christine. Looks like you had a nice meal to enjoy and how nice of your friend to bring something for your garden. I like your pictures of your family and friend!

Antiques And Teacups said...

A lovely table! So pretty. I love the pattern and it looks like you girls had so much fun! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Traci said...

I love Ed Sheeran! I hope AJ wins!!! Your table is so pretty.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Looks like such fun and your tablescape is gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Terri said...

Hello Christine,
Your special lunch looks lovely. I am sure everyone had a wonderful time. You always put so much love into what you do. Your tables, like today's, always look amazing. The mix of dishes is fab!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

You have the best parties! I think the dishes look fantastic together!

Anonymous said...

You do the best luncheons Christine! Absolutely beautiful!

Marlis said...

Just love how well the china goes with the other.. great eye for good design Christine. The party looks like sooo much fun. Gorgeous as usual. xo marlis

Diane said...

I have already commented on your lovely table, but I wanted you to know that I did click on your link at the top. Please let us know, if Ashley wins!!

Unknown said...

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Kisses ♥

Jewel Sauls said...

Christine, You are definitely the Valentine's Day queen. I love your table and the Bird of Paradise china. I always love those pierced tin chargers!!! Great table!

Alycia Nichols said...

Okie dokie...I clicked on it. That was pretty easy. Good luck to Ashley! Your table is so pretty, Christine! I can never get enough of Valentine's Day tables!!! I think it was so sweet of you to do this for your friends! I'm also with you on your idea to use more of the dishes that have never been used. I have lots that I have never used (probably still have tags on them!), and I need to get those babies out and do something with them! I think when we stopped entertaining so much as we used to, I just kind of blew off a lot of dishes I thought I would use for various occasions. I'm going to make a conscious effort to use things that are languishing in storage! Thanks for that inspiration and little kick in the pants! :-)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Beautiful! I would love to step into your kitchen and see all of your lovly dishes. You have done some amazing tablescapes! Love, love those lacy chargers. Beautiful family and what a fun luncheon. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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