The first Monday of the month we have book club. We meet downtown for lunch, catch up and talk about the book a little, actually very little talking about the book. Mostly we are a social group. We are 6 friends who love to read, love to eat together and love to travel together. This book club has been going on for 27 years and we have know each other longer than that. We've watched our kids grow up and now our grandchildren. What a history we have!
I emailed the 4 girls this morning, 2 are out of town,
and asked them to come to my house.
Quick, I must have people over, while everything still looks great from my last party!
While there is still no weed in the garden.
While the windows are still sparkly and the flowers are still fresh!
Come over quick, the sparkle and the weed free garden will be gone in no time.
That's the thing about getting everything tidy,
it's back messy again in no time.
Might as well have some friends come over to enjoy it.
And really, I couldn't have a more appreciative guest list than
my dear book club friends!
For those of you that like to know what is on the table:
Portofino (discontinued pattern) porcelain and pewter plates from Arte Italica.
Placemats and napkins from Karen Lee Ballard.
Water and wine goblets are my aunt's, possibly Lenox?
Reed and Barton 18th C sterling flatware.
Napkin rings are mixed vintage sterling collected over the years.
Ceramic crackle glazed planter for the flowers is Smith and Hawkin from Target.
I served lunch, a simple salad dressed with lemon and olive oil, salt and pepper. I roasted broccoli rabe, a red onion and a red bell pepper and added that. I just can't think of anything nicer to do on a Monday afternoon than have lunch with the girls.
By the way, this is still a knitting blog.
Behind this gardener and entertainer
is a very dedicated knitter.
I'll prove it to you in my next posts!
Until next time, zou bisou bisou!