While putting this post together on a fabulous
Valentine's Day brunch, the message that came
through to me loud and clear was that
Choosing a color scheme and carrying it throughout the
entire tablescape, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert gives
a seamless quality to the brunch for your guests.
Silver, red, and white are repeated in every
course, giving the meal continuity.
A cherub holding a red pillar candle sets the mood for the
At both ends of the tables, the chair is adorned with a vintage candy box.
Each box, full of Valentine's Day chocolates from her husband, Louie, was carefully
saved over the years by Kimberly's mother. How sweet is that?
Guests get a sneak preview of the menu
just before taking their seats.
Tall, etched water goblets hold a red napkin,
enshrouded in a lace overlay, and set upon
a lace doily.
Each guest recieved a handwritten Valentine from
The floral centerpiece sits atop another antique lace doily and
is surrounded by vintage Valentine's Day cards.
Dessert, all hand made, includes chocolate covered strawberries,
hand made truffles, and pink divinity. Gold rimmed flutes
for post-brunch champagne complete the tableau.
We're joining Christine at