Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Summer Luncheon

 High school classmates gathered in my home recently for a summer luncheon. Everyone brought a dish and we enjoyed a delicious meal together and great fellowship.
 I am so thankful my hydrangeas bloomed this year. These lush new blooms take my breath away. 
 The flower colors inspired me to use my purple stemware and blue and white pottery dishes. You can view another tablescape with these dishes and stemware here. I usually take many more shots of the table but I was quite busy with the flower arranging not just for the table but throughout the house.

This is my favorite time of year to entertain when I can cut flowers from my garden and fill the house with arrangements.

Three square vases full of blooms in varying shades sitting on mirrored tiles were the centerpiece. 

I had a great time making seven arrangements. It has been such a blessing to me to have blooms  to cut this year in my garden since it has been slim pickins the last few years.
 A simple white pitcher filled with blue hydrangeas on the  kitchen island. 
Small arrangement in a mason jar.

 The aqua flowers on the tole tray were the inspiration for using the aqua mason jar as a vase on the kitchen buffet.
 Guest bathroom with shades of pink and lavender.

The master bath rated an arrangement too.
 Are you doing any summer entertaining? Do you like to make flower arrangements? Hydrangeas make it easy.

Nothing like a pot luck meal!
I am thankful for these high school friends.

Linking to
 : Metamorphosis MondayShow and Share,The Scoop, Inspire Me TuesdayThe Enchanting Rose, Wow Us , Share your Style PartyTablescape ThursdayThoughts of Home,Feathered Nest FridayHome Sweet HomeFoodie Friday,Dishing It and Digging 


  1. Bonnie your hydrangeas are beautiful. I love the setting you have. I only have one hydrangea and it bloomed this year. Did not last year. It is beautiful. I want to get more to plant now. I know that your time of fellowship with your friends was sweet. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Oh Bonnie your hydrangeas are indeed beautiful. It is such a pleasure to have flowers in the garden to cut. I love your square vases on the mirror tiles, so perfect for a summer luncheon. Using the blue and white pottery and purple stems and your table looks like summer. I love the little mason jar and the pretty pop of hydrangea color on the buffet. I'm sure your guests enjoyed everyone of your hydrangeas arrangements. So did I and I also enjoyed seeing little peeks of your gorgeous home. Have a wonderful day……...

  3. Your flower arrangements are so pretty! I know your high school girlfriends loved it all.

    Since we moved back to Texas four years ago, I've reconnected with my h.s. girlfriends. It's so much fun! We love each other after all these years. ;)

  4. Bonnie, how fun to entertain your high school friends. I'm sure that was a great time. Love your gorgeous flower arrangements. Hydrangeas are my favorites. Hopefully, mine will bloom as vigorously as yours! They're all beautiful!

  5. Truly it is the season for Hydrangeas and with your estate living as well as your many varieties of hydrangeas you are blessed with a beautiful bounty of them.
    This is such a treat for me as I love Hydrangeas. We have 4 plants that I am mothering along and they are gifting me with brilliant blooms.
    So nice that you enjoyed your fellowship with sweet friends.
    Great to have you join us at TOHOT too, it is our joy to have you.

  6. They will always remember this as the hydrangea party! I know the party was a big hit in your beautiful bloom filled home. Your table is perfect simple elegance. It's incredible you still have so many old friends nearby-

  7. Gorgeous table Bonnie. Love the floral arrangements. It must have been great fun to entertain your friends. The potluck sounds wonderful. I always appreciate you linking to the party, DI&DI. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  8. What beautiful blooms Bonnie! Your table looked gorgeous. Thank you for so faithfully joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You are a treasured blogging friend.

  9. Bonnie, your hydrangeas are gorgeous, so many colors...I am so happy mine finally have several blossoms this year...the last few years I haven't had a single one!
    It is always fun to get together with old classmates...
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Hydrangeas do make a table beautiful. I can't wait until mine bloom. Right now it's all about rhododendrons, soon to be followed by peonies. You are lucky to be close enough to old friends to have such a get together.

  11. Bonnie, I am in hydrangea heaven with all your beautiful arrangements...all loveliness! How nice to have a luncheon with high school friends. You are a lovely hostess and I know your guests love sitting at your elegant table!

  12. Seeing everyone's lovely hydrangeas has encouraged me to try growing some.
    What a lovely occasion. There is nothing better than reconnecting with dear friends.

    Happy TOHOT!

  13. Beautiful flowers!! Glad you had a lovely time with your friends!!

  14. Gorgeous hydrangeas Bonnie! It seems like hydrangeas got the memo after a long hiatus and everyone's blooms are putting on a show this year! I love pot lucks for the convenience, great sampling of recipes, and less time in the kitchen :)

  15. How nice that you are still close to high school friends! Your hydrangeas are beautiful love their delicate color. The table is beautiful and the food looks so delicious!

  16. Oh Bonnie, your hydrangeas are just breattaking, as you said! I am waiting for ours to bloom. We leave tomorrow for vacation so maybe when we get back I will have some blooms!!! Your table looks beautiful. What is the brand/name of your blue and white dishes? So pretty. Have a beautiful week and thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments.

  17. Bonnie, You've captured the hydrangea shades perfectly in your beautiful table!! And your hydrangeas are perfect. You must have enjoyed tucking them everywhere in the house and I love the way you were inspired by the decor to add the hydrangeas in each space. I can't wait for mine to bloom this year! Seems like this is the year for them all to come back to life. I hope mine are as abundant as yours have been! Linda


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