Hi there! How was your weekend? I had a great weekend and I can't wait to show you pictures of Pat's place! We had such a great time at the party! Pat always has her house fixed up nice, her porch is so inviting.
The back yard is really where all the action is. Somehow no matter how hot it gets during the day, Pat's backyard is always very pleasant. There are a lot of beautiful old shade trees in the neighborhood, so it seems a bit like an oasis. She's managing to keep her potted plants looking good, and it was a pleasure to walk around her yard. Very sunny though, so pictures were hard.
The inside is decorated as well. Here's a bunch of pictures from brunches past. I'm not sure we took a picture this year.. sometimes I get to excited out in the world and forget! I know, I'm a nut. So many people to talk to ! So many things to see. I'm like a little kid!
You can sit here on the sofa while you wait your turn to sign the guest book. Every year we write a message to Pat in her 4th of July album. I think people come prepared, even though I sign it each year, I totally forget about planning out a delightful missive for her.
Pat is a quilter, and it shows around her house. She had some quilts in the backyard as well.
I even checked out this pretty quilt in her room. Her whole house is so charming.
Honestly each time I come there's even more cute mugs. I have my coffee there in that little gingham mug, found out they were from Alden Lane Nursery so you know I was there on Saturday morning picking up one for myself. And don't get me started on the adorable one with blanket stitching around the top. You'll be seeing a lot of it too. How I'm going to fit those into the cupboard.. not even sure.
And how adorable is this cabinet filled with cute vintage and new goods? I'm dying over that Jubilee plate and those vintage shakers.. and well all the pretty things.
Even Pat's ice is festive, like Pat herself.
No pictures of all the delicious dishes. It's pot luck and there were so many great things, fruit and healthy stuff, and then some egg dishes that were delicious, plus my neighbor Alice-Jane's hash brown casserole and the Trifle Ann made.. scrumptious. Even if you have just a bite of each thing you come away stuffed! Thanks again Pat for having me!
I even sewed over the weekend, lots of indoor time, it's hot! What did you do? Did you see fireworks? Tell me all about it!