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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lunch with th' Girls

The winner of the giveaway was Jeanne of Backyard Neighbor. Get in contact with me, Jeanne, and I'll get it off to you asap.

Three of us girls went to lunch the other day. We aged from 50 to 70 years of age but we still consider ourselves girls, just with more experience than 16 year-olds...well, most of the time. ;-) We had a wonderful time. I've not been so picked-up and jazzed in a long time and definitely needed it and so did each of them due to family matters.

We went to a very small girlie cafe in our small downtown. It's a boutique kind of place where they sell cutesie items, have tea, breakfast and lunch. We closed the place down. They're only open until 3pm and we noticed them bringing in the table and chair from the outside in as we sat near a window, so we thought it was time to go.

 The food is very good and the atmosphere is like your grandmother's dining room. Soft lighting, different tables and chairs all around, tablecloths on some tables and privacy.

We each talked about home, hubbies and kids a bit, what's going on in their lives. One woman's hubby is just out of a serious physical problem and getting back on his feet. One woman, whose hubby is a pediatrician and the bishop of our ward talked about her upcoming events—sending a daughter off to college— and wondering what she can do to keep herself busy when the next two leave home, which will be several years yet till the youngest is gone but she's planning for the future, which I think is a good thing. Some women are lost without their kids. I'm not one of them; I enjoy the freedom of being with Love Bunny more than anything since we got pregnant within 2 months of our wedding. We've always had kids! ;-) I love them and the grandkids and great grandkids, but I love my hubby more and want to be with him more.

Then we got to talking about books. Well, that took up about an hour and a half as we're all voracious readers. We each had recommendations for the other so we'll see how they like some of the books I read. All-in-all, a very relaxing, fun day for all of us. We've committed to try and do it once a month. Maybe add a 4th person, maybe not. We'll see.

This would have been a great place to lunch also.

The flowers would have pulled me in, but the ladyfingers were a plus on this one.

I love the color of these flowers: periwinkle. I've always loved blue, but not as much as pink.

I know, I know, you want this backyard. So do I! Beautiful.

I'll bet none of you know what this is. Well, I'm here to tell ya! It's a fortune teller's hut. Isn't that interesting? I find it adorable. She even has her wood stacked outside. What a lovely place. I'm betting it's in Romania though and not the U.S.

Gorgeous pale pink roses.

A neatly organized kitchen sink area.

You want atmosphere? This woman got it with no trouble at all. Even the building adds to it with the crumbling stone walls.

This little ottoman reminded me of Mary Kaiser ottomans. I've always loved them, just didn't know if I wanted to spend the money to buy one.

I have some of the fabrics pictured here. Maybe I'll make my pillowcases instead of buying them. These certainly look cuter than the ones I buy. Actually, I'm sitting on a pillow case I made from a beautiful toile I bought from a place in NYC, online of course.

Can pin cushions get any cuter? I have one someone sent me as a swap gift years ago. It's a sugar bowl actually and decorated darling and I do keep my craft pins in it. This one I love because of the fabric in the cup.

Forget the beautiful chest and cabinet, I'll just take the pies. I love pie!

A cozy place to relax.

Lacy cupcakes!

I do like this space but it was that lamp that drew me in. I love those kinds of lamps for reading and crafting. I have 2 pink ones. One over my sewing machine and one on my craft table and they give the greatest light that can be directed just exactly where you want it. I don't know if they make them anymore but I sure would like one for a floor lamp, just exactly like this one but on the floor for my reading. I use a pharmacist's lamp now and it works well, but nothing like these old lamps from the 70s.


What do you call the noise your epiglottis makes when it flaps? A burp.
Linking up with Pink Saturday.


  1. Good morning Connie. Hurray! I won. I am 'so pleased.' Thank you for the sweet surprise this morning. I'll email you in a bit. My decor has just become a bit more romantic. BIG smile here.I have always wanted to win one of you giveaways!!!

    Lunch out with the girls is always a nice day. I actually do this with my sisters as often as we can. They are my best friends. Getting all five of us together is a special day. Only one sister lives away but she is only 2 plus hours from here.

    I'm glad you had a girls lunch out. We will always be "girls" HA!

    Love your dream pics as always. The outdoor room framed in a half moon design was amazing.

    Thank you again Connie.
    Big hugs,

  2. So much fun Connie! I love lunch with "the girls"...I had one here last week with 7 gals ages 52 to was such fun.
    I love the idea of doing it monthly...
    Love that outdoor seating area with the arbor...I want one of those!

  3. Well I flipped over that dresser turned into a pie chest.
    How are you doing?Wishing you love.

  4. Love that white chest! I really, really need one! I have three girlfriends that comprise a "breakfast club" (that's what we call ourselves) and we meet the last Saturday of every month for breakfast. We have been doing this for over 15 years, probably going on 20. We started out going out for tea every few months and decided we wanted to meet more often and switched to breakfast. We have a favorite place we meet every month. I consider these ladies a true blessing in my life and I recommend that everyone connect with a small group like this. To paraphrase - "what's said in breakfast club, stays in breakfast club." It is a safe place to open up and be ourselves, be supported and supportive, share triumphs and failures. Occasionally we may have to change the meeting day by a week either way, but we have been faithful to meet almost every month during the last 15-20 years. Sometimes one may have to miss, but the rest meet and the absent member is missed. (Can you tell I love my girls?? lol)

  5. I have just discovered your blog through My Romantic Home. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. I could lurk for hours here.

  6. What a lovely post for Pink Saturday! And oh my, your Pinterest boards are GORGEOUS! I just followed you there :) Have a grand week.

  7. Beautiful photographs and lovely thoughts. Thankyou for sharing! It is always a pleasure coming to visit your blog. :)

  8. My grandfather taught me to love roses, so I love of your floral photographs. I'd even sit and have lunch in the first photo!


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