Saturday, February 16, 2013

Made With Love

Life is uncertain, eat dessert first!

The week of Valentine's I had a 

group of girlfriends over for a casual dinner.

These little crowned birdies were my table inspiration 

and the take home party favors for my girlfriends.

Red tea towels in a crown motif,  

purchased at World Market several years ago, 

made the perfect choice for napkins.

But it was these new bowls 

that were the crowning touch.

I spied these Queens Made With Love bowls on 

an email blast from Tuesday Morning.

I promptly ordered them, 

only to find my order canceled the following day.

Not to be deterred, 

I enlisted the help of a friend 

(she's known to be my personal shopper) 

to track them down in Dallas.

I knew they would coordinate perfectly with

the Queens Rooster plates we've had for several years.

They are called Queens Made With Love.

Do you see the crown at the top of the heart?


They remind me of Emma Bridgwater's work.

An ivy heart topiary nestled into one of my 

white tureens was the centerpiece.

Twisted heart garland gave a nod to 

Valentine's Day.

While glitter crowns at the base gave 

a nod to the sweet crowned birdies.

I found the glitter crowns last fall 

while shopping Rachel Ashwell's shop at

The Prairie in Round Top.

I knew they would be the 

perfect touch for something.

I floated a garland of 

pink and red hearts around the base.

~ Dinner for Six ~

Cheese and Fruit to Start

With Valley Lahvosh Heart Crackers

Heart Healthy Meal

~ Salmon on a Salad ~

~ Sweet Ending ~

I've a reputation for serving heart 

shaped decorated cookies for Valentine's Day.

But I've been out of town and had limited time.

So I opted to make brownies and cut them into hearts.

~ Fresh Berries and Cream ~

With a Side of Heart Brownie!

~ Made With Love ~

Chargers ~ Ambiance Vintage Garden
Dinner Plates ~ Queens Rooster
Bowls ~ Queens Made With Love
Heart Plates ~ Mesa International
Heart On The Side Cutter ~ World Market