Monday, June 12, 2017

A Fabulous Garden

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You are invited to view a wonderful garden at Lake Martin in central Alabama today. I toured this garden in, 2012, and still receive inquiries about how to visit this garden. I am on a family vacation and wanted to link up to Pam's new Gardens Galore party@Everyday Living. Please click here to view the garden.  I could not get the repost to work. I apologize it is taking a longer time for the pictures to load from the link.
  I know you will enjoy the tour of Jim Scott's garden at Lake Martin and the new gardening link up party at Everyday Living. I am looking forward to it. Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A "90th" Birthday Party

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You are invited to a 90th birthday party today. Turning 90 is a special milestone and the special birthday lady being celebrated today seems much younger than her years. She is very active, in fact, I can't keep up with her. Her sweet daughter, my friend Charlotte, gave her mother a delightful luncheon in her beautiful home that included a host of friends.
Happy 90th ~ Frances!
Let's start the party with seeing the pretty tables before the guests arrive. 
It gets hectic as guests arrive, so I slipped in early to photograph the tables. This is the dining room and you will see another picture later with guests seated here. The china is Lenox Windsong pattern. Isn't the tablecloth exquisite?
Tables were set up in all of the main rooms. This is a card table in the living room. All the flowers came from Charlotte's garden and a few from mine. 
Two tables in the den seated ten people.
The china used here belonged to Frances' mother. It is a Noritake pattern made in Occupied Japan.
Several varieties and colors of hydrangeas and dusty miller look stunning in this arrangement and compliments the china.

The breakfast room has a wonderful view of Charlotte's garden.
Appetizers were served on the terrace overlooking the garden.
Isn't it beautiful?
The guests are starting to arrive. Here's Charlotte at the front door.
The family arrived first. Both granddaughter's and daughter in law.



I think you can guess the noise level increased with all the conversations.
Everyone enjoyed celebrating Frances' birthday.
 

 All these ladies have been close to Frances for years and it warmed my heart to see their enjoyment of the celebration, hear their laughter and see the love they share for one another.
 Chicken salad, strawberry congealed salad, marinated vegetables, and tiny cornbread muffins followed by birthday cake was delicious and enjoyed by all.
 Each guest was given a party favor to take home to remember the occasion.
Happy Happy Birthday to a dear sweet lady!
The last photo was made of the family after the guests left. Charlotte was so busy before there wasn't time. It was a labor of love for Charlotte to honor her mother on her special milestone birthday.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A little of this and that!

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 Today, I'm posting a little of this and that. This is the dessert table from a lovely engagement party I attended recently. Look at those hydrangeas!

Wish I had gotten pics of the buffet table outside.

Visited this iconic fountain in Savannah, Georgia a few weeks ago.



There are many beautiful old homes which we viewed from a trolley tour. I would have made better pictures standing still.


Love all the architectural features.
The cast iron fences are beautiful.

Gorgeous sunsets while in Savannah 


Back home Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal show up  regularly at meal times much to my delight.
 Past Memorial Day barbecue.


Nothing beats an old fashioned hamburger.
I shared my hydrangeas and a few
garden pics on instagram recently. Please consider following me on Instagram if you don't already. 
 Welcome to my garden.











I've been working very hard in my garden recently but y'all there is so much left to do!


Party food from a sweet baby shower last week. All the serving pieces and plates and cups were vintage milk glass and the flowers were gorgeous.








Here's the happy mother and grandmother to be. 
So this was a little of this and that of my life lately.
I hope all of you will have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.  I am thankful for all those who have served and are serving in our military.  May God continue to bless America. May we always be grateful for our many blessings.