One of my favorite days of the Winter Season is the day I come to Evi’s house
to celebrate Valentines Day with my favorite gal pals.
I always look forward to seeing how she's decorated the table.
Paula and I arrived a little late.
We got talking in the car and missed the turn.
Not a big deal but I didn’t have the time to take many photos of the house….
but we all took the time to smell the roses!
and there are still a lot of photos
The perfect shade of blush pink.
The table set with sweet gifts for all of us.
The last time I was here the living room was decked out for Christmas and
now it was ready for Spring.
Evi changes out the pillow on the sofa’s often and are now a soft sage green floral.
Oh yeah, also the curtains are different.
(I just noticed that)
She switches them out with these red and white ones edged with pompoms.
She kept the birch planters on the mantel but
added the green pompom branches.
Aren't they cool?
Bunnies are one of Evi’s favorites.
I have a soft spot for them too.
It’s good to be Queen
and we are the queenettes.
ok maybe Ladies in Waiting.
You may ask what are we waiting for???
Soup of course.
One of my most favorite soups….Cream Leek and Potato,
and Evi doesn’t wimp out on the cream…..she uses the good stuff.
I can diet later.
We then had a wonderful salad with heart of palm
which I dug right into and forgot to photograph.
But I didn’t forget to take a picture of these shrimp kabobs with
papaya, pineapple and zucchini. It was complimented with Jasmine rice and roasted vegetables.
It made a beautifully colorful plate and most importantly
Evi had wanted to try a torte from a
recipe book of famous German chefs given by her niece.
Multi layered cake filled with cherries and edged
in roasted almonds.
We all went nuts over it.
We all took some dessert home.
George ate it all the next day after he’d already
Left me a morsel!
said he was helping me diet!
We were also treated with heart shaped chocolate cakes
with fresh raspberries.
Little chocolate mice made with hersey kisses and fresh cherries.
Then the presents came out!
Evi decoupaged these cute boxes with script paper and filled them
with Toblerone candies.
and beautifully wrapped sweet little notepads.
Laura gave us all a wonderful gift bag with a tin bird and covered
egg cup holder from Pottery Barn.
Don’t you just love Pottery Barn?
Love soft boiled eggs!
Debbie gave us a very needed self therapy notepad
and homemade pink meringues.
I ate them all by the next day : )
is that bad?
George never saw them.
Paula gave us an adorably decorated
tin pot of paperwhites
and hand stitched paper heart tied with ribbon and filled with
homemade caramels from Gather in Ivoryton
and antique crystals.
I hadn’t taken any photos of what I had made for Evi
until I was there.
It was a kit from Cathy Pendleton.
I’ll share more about it on another post.
Hope you all had as good a Valentines Day as all us girls did.
I feel so lucky to have such good friends in my life.
My only wish is that we could see each other more often.
Don’t worry we all went home to our
Sweeties that night !!!