Alice-Jane has a beautiful lush green backyard with a big deck, room for lots of tables. She has a lovely old oak tree shading the back, and I can see it from the crispy wasteland that's my backyard.
Lots of tables, all with different linens. She has so many lovely old things, family heirlooms . I remember when she had a baby shower at her house and she had a zillion card tables set with different white linens and real silver and luncheon sets and I thought my head would POP OFF over it all. I think the next week I started my collection of luncheon sets. And today Katie was there, she is the baby from the shower, starting college this fall! The weather is normally pretty darn hot here this time of year, but it was blissfully perfect today. Sunny, blue sky, breeze, very pleasant for outdoor dining.
The table I sat at had these lovely embroidered birds with matching napkins. Geez, teachers read this, look at that sentence. The tablecloth had embroidered birds and there were matching napkins. Good gravy.
The desserts were so pretty I had to get a picture before serving. Bev brought the most amazing lemon cake. I had a whole piece of that. There were brownies, strawberry pie, my orange cake.. well actually my friend Sandy Close's orange cake which is amazing, and those lemon bars that Glenda made.. yum! I admit it, I had a little of everything.
Look at this charming presentation. They were every bit as good as they look!
Some of the ladies are blog-reading-sewing-friends as well, Ann, Pat, Judy and Kathy. They would meet up with Alice-Jane, Sharon, Glenda and Joyce to sew at the shop. I sure miss sewing Monday's!
It was a really great day. You know the kind, the feel good all day kind. Hope you guys had a great day too!