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Friday, February 08, 2013

Valentine's Day Brunch

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Valentine's Day Brunch was a tradition that my late Aunt Janet liked to host every year for her girlfriends.
And although she passed away at the young age of 48 over 10 years ago, I think of her and honour her with a Valentine's brunch of my own.
The menu is simple...waffles with strawberries & whipped cream and bacon with a few little treats.
I make it for my own little family each year because it's nice to have a something special to look forward to in the middle of winter.
This year, I used shades of pink & red to make the table shine.

Fresh flowers and plants are so cheerful to have in winter!
Little mini-cupcakes & Hershey's kisses from the store are great no-fuss treats to share.
And the heart napkin holders I made for Valentine's Day last year work perfectly with the dishes I picked up at my local grocery store a few years ago.
I shared a how-to & free printable for making these darling little straw flags earlier in the week.. you can find the tutorial and printable here.
When brunch is done for this year, I plan to give these sweet-smelling plants to a few of my girlfriends just because.
 I love making my family feel special for Valentine's Day.
 How about you?
What are your plans for Valentine's Day?
Are there any special traditions that you honour in memory of a loved one?
 If you liked this, here are some of my other Valentine's projects:
And I invite you to take a peek at some of my Pinterest Boards:
Organized Homes

Thank you so much for visiting and have a lovely weekend!


Cheryl Kirkness said...

Oh my gosh - this is all so beautiful! I can only imagine my husband's reaction if he found this beautiful set up in our kitchen. Thanks for linking up to Family Fun Friday!

Bronwyn said...

What a gorgeous tablescape. I love the primroses mixed with the tulips. Signs of spring during a wint'ry holiday celebration!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

IT's all so pretty. It's just a pity Edmonton is so far from Toronto as I would want details on when you were holding your brunch so I could show up ;)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I forgot to say that I love how you put the checkered placemats/serviettes off-centre like that. I've never thought of doing that, but it gives a whole other look to the table.

I just went and voted for your chocolate cream soup. It looks delish. Can you vote more than once?

Nancy said...

What a beautiful table! Janet would be so proud of you. I miss her also. I remember one of those brunches and the fresh pancakes and blueberry sauce.

JoKnows said...

Your table is so pretty and cheerful and bright Angie. What a shame your aunt died so young. Nice that you are honouring her memory each Valentine's Day. :)

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Absolutely beautiful! A friend of mine has a special family breakfast every Valentine's Day and I love that tradition.

Seaweed and Raine said...

Brilliant, pretty and entirely within reach of most people. You are one clever cookie. :)

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Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

What a fabulous idea and it looks amazing Angie! so fresh! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

Emily Dickson said...

Wow, this makes me really wish i had a valentine's to impress but sadly not! I think the table looks absolutely gorgeous though and I love the napkin holders especialy.

Brooke said...

This is so cute! I want to come and join your brunch! Don't you love making a festive table for the holidays? Thanks for the great inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

Leslie said...

gosh.. everything is so bright and beautiful!!! What a sweet tribute.

Cindy said...

You make everything so special and festive, you make me wish I was your kid, just so I could experience all of it.
I don't do anything special for breakfast, but I do make a really nice dinner for my husband and myself. I have Shrimp in Love on the menu this year.
Have a good week!
Hugs, cindy

Katherine C said...
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Katherines Corner said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate love and honor your Aunt's sweet tradition. Hugs

M.J. Powell said...

This is a beautiful table setting.

We would like to invite you to link up with us at our party. It goes live tonight:

The Busy Bee's,
Myrna and Joye.

J's mom said...

Just stopping by to invite you to my party here:
I also have a valentine themed link-up here: is an ongoing link-up. :)

Disha said...

Oh so pretty!! Your table setting took my breath away. Looks so romantic.

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

I love those little flags on the Straws. so cute and love your pix too!
Not sure if you have heard, but would love for you to come join our link party. We give away free ad space every week to one random link party-goer.

Heather said...

I love the idea of letting your friends take the potted plants home! So sweet!

חתולי8 said...

A lovely tradition! maybe I will copy that....

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