Wednesday, July 2, 2008

~ A Garden Party Event ~

My girl friend Laurie is part of several garden clubs and recently got her masters. She was part of a planning committee that gave an annual garden party in her area. I was very impressed with what she had done personally herself. There was a speaker that had a book out. I learned so much from him and everything he had to say was interesting. It was a salad luncheon, and the salads just kept coming. I have never seen so many different salads in my life! Each club member took care of a table setting in which they utilized their own special dishes and tableware. Laurie had taken care of two tables. They were both beautiful with fresh flowers from her own yard. After the speaker was done there was a raffle. Then you could venture outside to where there were tables set with different items you were able to purchase. I had a wonderful time!

This was the table I sat at.

The speaker was Dave Egbert. This book Sunset big ideas for small gardens is wonderful and gives you so many ideas and is full of information.

An old suit case full of Lucky Penny Purses ~ handstiched inch by inch.

Aren't they beautiful?!

This flower was dying for me to take her picture.

Soy candles were also available.

I just loved this unique mug.

There was assorted pottery to choose from.

Just Beautiful!

Clay wall pockets for your plants.

One of my favorite plants.. Succulents!

These honey bears want to be squeezed!

Heal balm... every one's heals need some T.L.C.

Oh, and scented geraniums!

These are the two that I bought. They are beautiful!

You can see why I had such a wonderful time. The little town I live in has just started a garden club. I believe I am going to join!


  1. What a delightful day ~~~
    The pictures are wonderful. Love the pottery ~~

    I'm so glad you are thinking of joining the garden club locally. You would be an asset to any club.

    Love and Hugs
    Wanda Mom

  2. Looks like a lovely day. Treats, good food, good company and lots of goodies to buy! Sounds good to me!

  3. What a fun event. Great pictures! I can really imagine now how it was.

  4. how fun I am so jealous! thanks for letting me have fun through your photos!!
    glad you had a great time
    we need to make plans for our day together! my vacation starts soon!

    I will email you later this week

    Love and hugs always

  5. WOW! The photos are wonderful! I wish I could be there to see them live.
    I always think about doing big yard things, but I'm too lazy to do it. My wife does most (all) of it. :)

  6. Beautiful pictures. You'd love a garden club, I believe. Do join!