Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sweet As Pie ~ Valentine's 2018

"Friendship gives wings to the heart 
as there is no distance that can set them apart."
When friends wing their way to your home 
from across the miles, it is indeed a sweet treat.

 It's an occasion to pull out some 
pretty china and set a welcoming table.

Red checks and tassels!
❤️   ❤️   ❤️   ❤️
What could be more fun for
 celebrating good friends?

Old French mustard crocks hold stems of anemones 
in joyful anticipation of our friends' arrival. 

 The vintage crocks, little souvenirs from
 a long ago vacation in France, 
are a nod to our shared love of all things French.

Marcella Hazan's Pasta Bolognese over a bed of spinach
provided a perfect one dish meal upon arrival.

Love Letter hand pies ~ 
the perfect little endulgance to end the evening! 
Thank you, Tiny Pies of Austin!


  Happy Valentine's Day 2018
to each of you across the miles!


Don't miss the chance to enter the 
MacKenzie-Childs Giveaway over at Pandora's Box.
Leave a comment on her post and you could win
this wonderful tote, perfect for the beach or around town.
Joining
Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

39 comments:

  1. Your post is as sweet as those adorable love letter hand pies! I know your friends were thrilled to be greeted by your beautiful table, blooming crocks and delicious meal! Happy Valentine's Day! ♥♥♥

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  2. Hi Sarah, I wonder who the lucky dinner guests were, they certainly dined in style that evening. The letter pies look yummy, I might try my hand at making some myself.
    Sending love right back at ya!
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    M.

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  3. Nice!!

    Happy Valentine's, Sarah!

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  4. Hi Sarah, such a sweet table for Valentine's Day and what could be sweeter than the love letter pies and pretty table. Enjoy your friends!

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  5. Have a beautiful day you two♥..3:)!

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  6. So pretty! Happy Valentine's Day, Sarah!

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  7. How sweet, Sarah! I'll bet your chef prepared that fabulous meal! The hand pies were the perfect ending, and of course your decor was the perfect ambiance! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. Happy Valentine's Day to you, Sweet Sarah! I'm sure that you will be spoiled rotten by that handsome hubby of yours!!

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  9. That meal looks delish..and those desserts..yummy! I am sure you enjoyed phyllis's visit as much as she enjoyed this meal!! Happy ♥️Day

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  10. So pretty and festive! I'm having dinner with my Valentine's tonight...I've got to make some heart pies to take to them. I'm blessed to have my Grands in my life!

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  11. Sarah, your style is impeccable. Such pretty china, and red anemones - swoon! Are those growing in your garden? I have white, but that red....!

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  12. Your table looks special for Valentine's Day with special friends. No better greeting than a welcome of warm hospitality and great food. Love the little pies. Happy Valentien's Day Sarah, across the miles..........

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  13. Very nice Valentine's day post. Love those love letter pies!

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  14. Your special friends were blessed to sit at your lovely table and share such a delightful meal! Beautiful as always, Sarah!

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  15. Oh how lovely Sarah, and those French mustard pots are Oh La La! And the love letter hand pies, what could be cuter!! Delightful and special meal~❤️
    Jenna

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  16. Sarah, I love your red checked plates. And those letter hand pies are the cutest things I've ever seen! Happy belated Valentine's Day!

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  17. Sarah, your Valentine's goodies look delicious! I adore those mustard crocks, haven't seem them before and they make adorable little vases! Hope your Valentine's was special! I took Mom to tea and shopping.

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  19. So lovely Sarah. The menu sounds amazing and those cute little heart pies. The florals look so pretty! Love your Valentine styling.

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  20. Hi Sarah- what a sweet table! The dishes are wonderful and the food looks so delicious!

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  21. Very pretty, Sarah! Those hand pies look so yummy....Christine

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  22. Happy belated Valentine's Day to you and the Chef! Love those love letter pies!

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  23. Beautiful tablescape, everything looks wonderful. The food looks so yummy and the pies, WOW.

    Belated Valentines Day to you too.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  24. Sarah, everything must have been perfect. I love that china pattern - so pretty. And, your mustard crocks are wonderful. And, bolognese!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday. Thanks for joining us, and for always making Pink Saturdays special.♥

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  25. Sarah,
    LOVE those dishes and those Mustard Crocks!! Beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  26. I love that handmade heart with the angel. Those pies look incredible too. Happy weekend!

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  27. Dearest Sarah,
    LOVE those anemones arranged into old French mustard crocks.
    You always manage to show a perfect setting.
    Hope you had a lovely Valentine lunch with your friends and the meal was delicious, judging from your photos. Love the tiny pies!
    Hugs and happy Sunday,
    Mariette

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  28. So pretty. The dishes just right for the occasion. Hope you had a lovely day. Thank you Sujatha:)

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  29. Happy Valentine's Day. What a beautiful setting for your celebration.

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  30. What a pretty table and other vignettes! Love the anemones in your great mustard crock collection. Your food looks delicious.

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  31. I hope I didn't hit publish as I wasn't finished -- silly fingers! Thanks for the heads up about the MC tote. I love the mustard crocks and the sweet anemones. You were definitely ready for Valentine's Day. Everything says LOVE. Happy Monday!

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  32. Belated St Va lentine 's day wishes. Happy mosaic Monday . Thanks for dropping by my blog today Sarah

    Much love...

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  34. Such a beautiful luncheon for your friends, Sarah! Those cherry hand pies are so special and I think I could replicate them easily--I must try making them one day!

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  35. Love the flowers in the mustard jars. So pretty.

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  36. So lovely, Sarah. I'm smitten with your little mustard crocks! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  37. So sweet ,Sarah. Do you see me smiling to your angel??
    Happy new week!

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  38. I do love those French mustard pots, and they look so lovely with the flowers. The letter hand pies are adorable - lucky guests! Belated Happy Valentine's Day - it's always the season for love and friendship.

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  39. Those love letter cherry pies look delicious... and such interesting plates... so much eye candy to see in this post ... Thanks you for sharing your treasures...Hugs

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