Our “Hostess with the Mostess” hosted our latest book club discussion at her house. Once again, she put together another beautiful tablescape – this one with a Valentine’s Day theme.
How cute is this? Lovely for a lunch with some gal pals! This red and black color scheme would also work very well for the holidays, a winter or ski theme.
She made the heart-shaped felt pockets and bows.
No detail left forgotten: It wasn’t good enough just to give us all a candy bar favor inserted in the pocket – no, instead she wrapped each candy bar in red paper and then covered the red paper with another handmade wrapper with a rose and each of our names printed on them (along with a decorative-hole-punched-edge)
She makes her own silk floral arrangements like the one above!
Details: Red candies sit on her side buffet
The Red Valentine’s Day Theme continues in the kitchen…
Lunch is Served….
A green salad mixed with cherry tomatoes, chopped bacon, crunchy snow peas, and julienne carrots topped with a Greek vinaigrette dressing…
Chicken Divan with a side of wild rice…
Heart shaped yellow pound cake…She split each cake, hollowed out a portion in the center and then filled it with a sauce of strawberries and raspberries
Additional WARM sauce served on the side ~ De-li-cious…
If you would like to see another Valentine’s Day tablescape click here to visit my previous post, “Tablescape: Gourmet Celebrates Valentine’s Day”.
The book we discussed was Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. This classic tale was originally released in 1938 and has never gone out of print. We had a pretty good discussion about the characters and the traits they possessed. None of us disliked the book. A couple of us liked the book, a couple of us loved the book. All of us agreed it was very well-written.