Thursday, February 27, 2014

Memorable Gathering at a Friend's House

Lovely decorations, including Victorian rose-covered trees, good friends and a fabulous buffet all result in a fun and memorable brunch.

A dear friend, Christine, recently  hosted a totally delightful gathering that blasted the blahs of winter. 

Instead of just flowered paper plates, Christine glued them onto larger clear plastic plates. 

They were much more sturdy and easy to handle.

What a great  idea!

She graciously agreed to share her home with readers of this blog.

A top-notch hostess, Christine must have worked for days decorating, cooking and setting up for guests.

An artist whose varied and unique paintings belong in a gallery, she also put decorative touches all over her charming home. 

Many of them were floral bouquet such as these:

She created all kinds of little vignettes in every nook and cranny.

Christine loves picking up treasures in antique as well as thrift shops and uses them to brighten table tops, corners and counters.

Here she is, herself,  ebullient " hostess with the mostess." 

Some of the brunch offerings Chris prepared will be shown on tomorrow's  post so please stop by again!

Christine is a terrific gourmet cook so you are in for quite a treat!



diane.stetson said...

I love going to brunch. Can I go to Christine's with you next time I'm in town? Sounds great and looks lovely.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain. Christine has a beautiful house. I like dishes with flowers. A very elegant meeting between friends. Keep in touch

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Susan, to you and Christine for sharing her lovely home. The brunch buffet is lovely and I adore all her special touches. I look forward to tomorrow's post! Have a good day.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh how lucky you gals are, to have a wonderful and generous friend like this! She is a Treasure.

Everything is so lovely... The first photo took-my-breath-away, when I viewed it!

Please tell Christine that she is a beautiful lady. Looks like she is also lots of fun. And I am sooooooo *jealous* of her curly hair. It is purrrrrrrrrrrrfect.

Gentle hugs,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love Brunch! This looks like a fun gathering! Beautiful flowers.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Susan,
Wow, what beautiful brunch decorating that was. I really like that first tree and that Victorian chair! Pretty!
Thanks for sharing her home with us.
I hope you'll come by for a visit, I posted an update on the blue farmhouse. :)
Have a great day,

marianne said...

Great idea for the paper plates as they can be a bit flimsy. Loved the rose covered ones she had for the brunch. All the little "vignettes" must have been so enjoyable. Good way to spend time in these waning days of a New England winter.

I do like brunch, but don't seem to go to many. I think the last was in New Hampshire for a baby shower for my daughter-in-law. It was in a restored mill which featured brick walls and hardwood floors with huge windows looking out on the river. The tablecloths were mauve and each table featured a beautiful pine and winterberry arrangement. The brunch was delicious and my daughter-in-law was just "glowing". Happy memory.

Merlesworld said...

I enjoy food I don't care when.

Dee said...

Brunch...lunch...or a simple munch...i would go...especially if my hostess was you or your friend Christine. :) Love the clear plate over the floral paper plate.

Bookie said...

What a wonderful treat for all of you!!! Another storm coming here this parties for a while yet.

Rebecca said...

Brunch is my favorite meal :)
And winter brunch must be the best-est types of brunch.
And lunch in such a lovely setting with friends would be better than best-est!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh that looked like so much fun!!!!!!!!! I loved those two trees decorated with flowers - they were just lovely! My goodness she sure had a nice spread there for you!!! I love going to brunches - but not too good giving them! sandie

Linda O'Connell said...

What a pretty home and a fun time. Great way to deal with winter.

Dorothy Adamek said...

Thanks for sharing your brunch date pictures. What a great idea to stick those paper plates onto sturdier ones. Brilliant!

Eva Ason said...

Hi Susan,

I was reading the posts backwards, these decorations looks very nice. I bet it was enjoyable.

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