For my tablescape this week, I would like to share pictures from a special garden party I attended over the weekend. In the late 1980's, I was employed as a library assistant at our local library. I love to read and had spent many, many hours at the library while growing up in my hometown. I was so fortunate to work with a lovely group of women, most who had worked together for many years. They welcomed me to the library as a friend, and even though I left the library after only five years, we have remained friends to this day.
Almost all of the group are now retired (except me!) and we now are meeting once a month at a local restaurant for lunch. This month we all received an invitation from the daughter of one of the ladies, inviting us to a birthday lunch for her mom!
Here is the lovely buffet table her daughter set for us in her wonderful garden.
Here is my plate showing the delightful meal that I was so honored to share with my table mates and the birthday girl.
The potted annuals used as Centerpieces were perfect for the outdoor tables.
Here is a picture of the some of the group around her patio. There are remnants of what was once a large shade tree in the middle of the patio and she has added a wonderful fountain as a focal point.
Guests included old neighbors, new neighbors, old friends and former library co-workers. A person's 80th birthday is a great reason for a celebration and reminiscing! We lingered to share stories and smiles.
As we left, rain drops began to splatter on our windshields. We were so glad they held off until the end of the party!
I will be linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to visit and see all the marvelous tablescapes she hosts each week!