Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's Cherry Pickin' Time

It seems like on this blog lately, I'm either shopping or eating.....actually that sounds pretty good to me.  I have such kind and thoughtful friends that made my birthday so special.  When someone gives up their time to make you feel special, it means a whole lot.

My sweet friend, Linda, hosted a birthday luncheon for me at her house.

She made a special place setting just for me.
Those black-cutout place mats are darling.
She got them at Home Goods.

They made my favorite kind of food...Mexican
Enchilada pie, Mexican rice, salsa cream cheese dip, guacamole, chips, and salad with ranch dressing.  I guess I was so eager to eat the dessert, I just dove right in and ate it without taking a picture.
It was a berry truffle...yum.
I hope to post some of the recipes by Friday.

The tablescape was filled to the rim with cherry goodies.
She used cherry checked fabric, pinked and  knotted at the ends.
It was fun to sit at the table and look at many of her cherry pieces.
The cherry luncheon plates sat on a red dinner plate.
Our talented seamstress and friend, Beverly at My Sew Sweet Studio made the
very cute black fabric with a red dot napkins.

See the pristine vintage cherry printed milk glass Salt and Pepper shakers.

A vintage box of chocolate covered cherries

Red and white M&M's in that cute cherry dish.
See the faux hot fudge sundae with the cherry on top.  How cute is that?

Linda has been collecting cherries for quite some time and has built her kitchen around the cherry theme.
She is known as "Patriotic Grandma" and decorates patriotic also.
These themes work well together.

  I want to take you on a tour of her "Cherry Pickins".

Darling cherry stemware.  Purchased at a local gift store.
She would love to purchase more if she can find them.

Cherry Tea Set

Those cupcakes were edible.  We laugh and say  "In our houses, no one ever knows what is edible or not".

Sorry not edible...lol  But it sure looks good.

This is a cute cherry rug.

Cherry Tea Set

Down to the detail...cherry paper towels.

Sandi, Beverly, Me, Ruth, Linda

Thank you for all the yummy food, great fellowship, and lasting friendship we have shared over the years.
Sorry Cindi and Sally couldn't be there.  I missed you.

Also, thank you for including my beautiful daughter, Monica.

Have a Cherry of a Day!

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