CAMEO meeting was Antique Valentines.
You can read about that meeting here.
Each member was asked to bring a valentine, love letter,
special memory, or a heart shaped treasure.
I chose to share this beautifully carved wood heart shaped
butter mold that belongs to my friend, Elizabeth.
It's French; an early piece with gorgeous patina.
The wooden pegs can be removed so that the sides
swing open in order to remove the molded butter.
Elizabeth and I spotted this piece while shopping
the flea markets of Paris a few years ago.
One of our members shared
this very special heartfelt poem written by
her late father for her mother on Valentine's Day last year.
Sadly, Karen's father passed away over the summer.
This is just one of many sweet poems that George Benigno
wrote for his wife Ann through the 68 years of their marriage.
I chose a Queen of Hearts
theme for my table.
Red, pink, and white tulips filled various
MacKenzie Childs vases.
Goodies both sweet and savory
filled the table.
This adorable Queen of Hearts
stood guard on the buffet with the plates
and napkins and tray of drinks.
She was my muse that inspired my theme.
A striking 16 inches tall, this queen
makes a beautiful statement.
Image from Pier 1
Shortly before the meeting I happened to receive
an email from Pier 1 about their valentine offerings.
With the Queen's regal crown and the wonderful
black and white check details of her robe,
I thought, "What could be more perfect with
MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check?"
my tray of special valentines!
Thank you, sweet M!
to each of you!