I sent out an email invitation to any bloggers that lived in North Carolina to come for lunch. I picked some flowers from the garden.
I set the table and made some soup. Only three were able to come but it was just the perfect number because we were really able to chat.
Mary is giving Donna some pointers.
They came bearing gifts. Mary's was wrapped with French paper, with a picture of the Eiffel tower on the tag.
Inside were sweet smelling lotion and spray, a lovely guest towel and a pretty little bottle which she got at Suzanna's. If you read Mary's blog you will know about Suzanna's shop.
Penny's gift came wrapped in red toile.
It was a beautiful vintage kitchen towel in all the colors I love and a rolling pin with blue and white handles. I've never see one like that before, the perfect colors: blue and white.
Donna sews these cute bags and she made one for each of us.
Inside mine was an apron she made ...
and some recipe cards, a snowman cookie cutter and a mini loaf of lemon poppy bread.
We had such a wonderful time. I felt like we had been friends all our lives. We talked non stop and before we knew it 3 hours had gone by! Thanks for driving so far to come to my house for lunch and for bringing me such thoughtful gifts. You're the best!
They are all still driving home as I write this so I'm the first to post about our lunch. Hope you have a safe trip home!