Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Potluck Buffet

Our church community group is coming over Sunday for a Valentine's Potluck. I decided to play around now to see what I'll need to buy before the weekend. 

I didn't set each place setting since I'm expecting 10+ adults and about that many children. I  put a simple red patterned runner (World Market) down the middle with my grandmother's silver tray, a milk glass tray I found recently at an estate sale and a red glass hurricane. (World Market)  I added my love bird s&p (Pier One) and a couple serving bowls in the same pattern as the plates I'll use...Johnson Brothers Indies Blue.
Since I don't have a set of red dishes to accommodate this many, I thought the sweet pattern of birds of flowers would be lovely for Valentine's!

I put my forks in two mason jars and my napkins, the white ones from an estate sale, the blue ones made by my mom, in a pretty blue rimmed bowl. I put a stack of JB Indies Blue plates for the adults and a stack of Valentine melamine plates for the children on my trunk. The trunk, and old piece my uncle gave me when I went to college to hold my clothes, is topped with a French looking red tablecloth from HG a while back and a lace one of my husband's aunts made. 
I'll set up drinks on the other buffet, but didn't do that yet.
My pie wrack is ready to hold some desserts for company!

Lastly, I set up a coffee section, next to our pot. I'm debating leaving it like this or putting the coffee in the JB tea pot and setting it on the buffet with the other drinks. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Valentine's Day!


Alycia Nichols said...

I think I may have to steal that idea for displaying the napkins, Meredith! That looks really cool! I am teaching a class on buffet 'scaping in a month or so, and I will give you props on the idea! :-)

Anonymous said...

Boa tarde! A sua mesa esta muito bonita e organizada , gosto do tom vermelho com o azul. Tenha uma bom dia.

Kathleen said...

It looks lovely! I am sure your guests will feel very pampered! So good of you to host, you are a busy lady!


Oh I love the napkin display and just like Alycia, I will copy the idea. I love buffets, they're so much more fun and less tablescaping. Great for lots of dinner or lunceon guests. Happy Valentine's.

Tricia said...

Lots of great ideas for hosting a crowd here! I've got a large group coming later this month and this helped me think through what I'm going to need. Looks like you're ready, with a festive setting for your guests!

xinex said...

Your guests wil be so pleased. Your buffet table is really pretty. Have fun!...Christine

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Meredith, it looks like you're all but ready for that doorbell to ring! I know your guests will have a lovely time and feel very special with all of your attention to detail. Enjoy!

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