Supper with Friends

Sunday, June 20, 2010 |
I can think of no better way to begin summer vacation than to celebrate with the women that I enjoying working with side by side each day.

We don't often have the opportunity to have "real" conversations during the school day. In fact, I'm not sure if we have ever actually completed a thought without several interruptions.

On Thursday evening I invited the girls over for a relaxing evening. There was plenty of chatting, good food and wine.

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We started on the patio despite the wind. I had hoped to serve supper outdoors as well but the gusts were a bit much at times.

I tried to grab a few shots before the guests arrived. By the time everyone was mingling, this table was over flowing with fabulous additions. Not only are these women great teachers, they can cook!

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I had to add this photo for the vivid colors. This time of year is my favorite when the fruits and veggies are ripe and plentiful. I served my crudites platter with two different hummus and a curry dip.




In keeping with my light and fresh theme, I decided to use the flowers from my own flower garden. There isn't a photo but I actually have roses this year as well.

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The hydrangeas are lovely this year. Believe me, it's nothing that I did. It is certainly a freak of nature. For the last couple of years we haven't had a single bloom.

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A quiet moment in our dinning room.

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Have you spotted the silver I picked up at the Elephant's Trunk? I bought the sweet silver tray with feet in the first photo as well as a few serving pieces in this photo.

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We dined on a selection of salads and crusty breads.


I must admit that these aren't the best photos possibilities from the evening. It's rather hard to entertain, converse, hold a wine glass and take photographs! ;)
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These are the incredible women that wear many hats all in a period of time from 8:50am until 3:25pm. This is no easy task and it's done every so lovingly.

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I sent each of my guests home with a sweet summer package. It included a jar of homemade salt scrub and a pedicure brush.

It was a wonderful evening that didn't end until 12:30. It's a good thing we are on summer vacation because that is WAY past my bedtime on a school night ;)

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12 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

What a lovely evening supper, you hosted for your friends.
Everything looks fabulous and I love the gift that they were able to take home.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

The Zhush said...

The salads looks delish...and that silver service is divine!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

How lovely! Everything just looks great, and the salt scrub/foot brush is a great idea!

Henley on the Horn said...

You were so kind to honor your friends in such a sweet way!

Tina said...

Jo, that looks like the loveliest evening! And how gorgeous are you to send your guests home with such a wonderful gift! Hope you have a lovely week ~ Tina xx

CRICKET said...

I love the first picture - so inviting. 12:30! It must have been loads of fun.

annechovie said...

Jo, you are such a sweet person! What a wonderful table you spread for your friends. Everything looked beautiful. Have a great week and enjoy your hard-earned "off" time! xo

CeCe said...

What a fun night out!

bevy said...

OK... I covet your silver service!

They picture on the patio looks like it could have come from a magazine. I love it! So pretty...

pve design said...

Jo-
How wonderful of you to honor each of these women with an evening of loveliness...and to send them home with a pedicure scrub and brush!
I love teachers! Our last week is this week,
pve

Miss Janice said...

What a lovely setting you had for your friends! Love your dining room and all the food looks yummy! I also love the gifts you chose for your guests!

pink green & southern said...

That food looks soooo yummy!

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