Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sweet Friends

On Monday, I stayed home to attend a lunch in honor of my friend Gail's birthday. My group of friends meet the last Monday of the month for dinner, but we usually do something special if it is to celebrate a birthday too.
Sally graciously offered her beautiful home for a potluck lunch.
Her table was decorated as if we were in a beach cottage instead of the heat of Bakersfield. 
So much cool white with all shades of aqua. Even the flatware was clear aqua.
The centerpiece filled with white "sand", shells, and starfish.
Fresh white daisies and sweet votives for candlelight.
Cool aqua blue sea glass and glass stones.
I think my favorite was the jeweled starfish.
A closeup of a votive with tiny fish all around.
Shell napkin rings with a flower and pearls.
Plenty of Gail's favorite Tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole along with other munchies and strawberries  with the best fruit dip I've ever had.
Sally made Turkey and ham sandwiches on Croissants.
Ruth made Chicken Pasta Salad.
Linda brought a yummy chocolate dessert.
Here's the birthday girl, Gail
Linda, Ruth, Sandi, Gail, hostess Sally. ( Cindy we missed you)
Enjoying our lunch and lots of girl talk.
Sally even made the curtains to match the beachy decor.

It seemed like only minutes until it was 3:00 and I had to leave to pick up the grandkids, Cade and Kobi, and make the trip to Grand Terrace for the week.

I am truly blessed with such sweet friends and family

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Barb B. said...

Hi Beverly! Wow what a fun day with the girlfriends! Aren't friends the what Sally did with her decor and the food looked so delicious. And happ!y birthday to your friend Gail, too

I know you are busy this week with the grands, hope you all got to go swimming!

See you soon!
hugs and love,

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a wonderful get together. Your hostess went all out to create a cool, breezy environment. Sea glass in the most beautiful shades of blue. Lovely! Lunch looks wonderful! And spending time with friends is the best. Have a great end of week. Tammy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It's so much fun to look at an imaginatively set table! that a word? Anyway, the table is so pretty. Looks like you all have a wonderful time!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my! Bakersfield! I used to live there until I lost my husband, Frank. I miss it sooo much. I loved it..
I joined the Newcomers and had a wonderful time meeting new people. The little shops downtown..
I moved there in 2002 and was struck by the quietness of the highway when I would drive into town. I miss all of it..the long drives into the country side..
My favorite thing was coming home and seeing it from the top of the grade...beautiful.
I miss it all.
Hugs to you. I wish I had known you.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Beverly.
Looks like you had a wonderful day with friends.
Hope you have a great weekend.
hugs, Sharon

luvtoquilt said...

Time spent with women friends is like no other -- truly one of life's blessings. Looks like you've got a great group!

Sewn With Grace said...

Everything is so beautiful! Looks like a good time was had by all. So much fun!