Welcome to this first MONDAY MORNING BLOOMS in February!

 

 

Today I’ll be sharing one of my very favorite parties of the year.

 

 

And the flowers that make it special, of course!

 

 

 

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Valentine’s Day really is the perfect time to show your girlfriends some love

 

and celebrate these vital relationships that mean so much to our well-being.

 

 

 

 

Set the stage for your special friends with a charmingly feminine Valentine’s Day Dessert Party.

 

 

 

A round table is placed in front of our French windows looking out on the garden

 

on a winter’s afternoon and laden with small desserts, a steaming pot of tea, and a celebratory drink.

 

 

 

The romantic pink roses and small carnations are

 

lovingly placed in a vintage silver plated pitcher.

 

 

 

This is the easiest of all arrangements, just cut flowers to size, and arrange!

I kept the flowers all in the same color family.

 

 

 

 

It’s the perfect setting for good friends,

 

and this setting has all the makings for a perfect afternoon.

 

 

 

 

I set this table with a large French patchwork cloth

covered in squares of striped and flowered Provencial designs.

 

 

 

A beautiful box of MaeMae’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect gift for all my friends.

 

 

 

The table is adorned with stylish vintage gold encrusted plates and glassware

 

 

to balance the delicate palette of deep pinks and lighter pinks.

 

 

 

 

Indulge sugar cravings {it’s a party, after all!}

 

with a sweet selection of desserts.

 

 

 

 

I bought all of these, including petite cupcakes,

 

a chocolate mouse cake in the shape of a heart,

 

and delicate pastel hued macarons.

 

 

 

 

This romantic floral arrangement

looks just as lovely on our antique French commode

 

 

on the tea tray on the other side of the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Celebrating friendship is one of my favorite reasons to throw a party!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day 

 

Here’s hoping you can reserve a little slice of time

 

to let your girlfriends know how much they mean to you!

 

For more Valentine’s Day Inspiration:

 

Blue & White Valentine’s Breakfast

 

Host a Valentine’s Day Tea

 

 

Be sure to visit my wonderful girlfriends, below

to see what Monday Morning Blooms magic they have created today!

 

SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs

YVONNE at StoneGable

PAM at Everyday Living

MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs


and ME at FrenchGardenHouse

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO HONOR YOUR FRIENDSHIPS?

 

 

à bientôt

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