Don’t you love getting invited to a house that you know is going to be all dressed up and purdy?
So when Sharene invited a few of the ‘gym girls’ to her house for a luncheon last week, I wasted no time asking her if I could get there a few minutes early to take some pictures.
Can you blame me?
Isn’t this lovely? Maybe just a little too small though ;).
Sharene’s home is decorated in a traditional style, with a few antiques thrown in for good measure. She’s fortunate to have two fireplaces, one in the formal living room, below….
and the other in the family room. Did I mention Sharene is great at decoupage? See the trunk? Yup, that’s her work of art.
Remember when I said I like large floral displays? I guess Sharene’s a girl after my own heart.
Writing the menu on a pumpkin is such a cute idea, don’t you think? She placed one on each end of the table, so everyone seated could see it. Perfect for Thanksgiving, although you’d need a bigger pumpkin!
We had a delicious, Autumn themed lunch, starting off with brie melted inside a crescent roll, Italian Wedding Soup (which happens to be my favorite), chicken salad stuffed tomato and pear almond upside down cake.
I took three pictures of these with my good camera, and they were all blurry. Ironically this cell phone pic turned out ok, and if you follow me on IG you may have already seen them.
Want to do something like this yourself? Just cut the tops off tomatoes (or you could use almost any easily cut veg/fruit), cut a hole large enough for the celery, stuff and you’re done.
One more picture before heading home. I’m a sucker for white gated arbors!
I lied. One more. I insisted on a picture before we started eating and our lipsticks went kaput.
That’s Sharene, artist extraordinaire, on the left, and yours truly on the right.
Thanks so much for a lovely day Sharene, and like I said, when I grow up I want a house just like yours!
In other news…
Peak is over, but it’s still lovely here. We ventured out the other day and I took lots of pictures of the immediate area I’ll share with you next time. We had a cold spell over the weekend, and all our plants except a few mums died, but now it’s back up to around 70! We’re taking a short RV trip to Rhode Island soon, so fingers crossed the weather holds up.