Sunday, January 8, 2012

Icing on the cake

You remember our get together from the last post…..
Well after a wonderful meal that Evi lovingly prepared for us out came the presents.
Shoot, I was going to show you the delicious food …..
but we were all so wrapped up in the excitement we just started eating.
I know, how could I?
but I did.
Trust me it was both beautiful and scrumptious. 
I think I gained 5 lbs!


We toasted to our friendship just as the first presents were being unwrapped.


Pretty presentation don’t you think?


chair set



Laura loved her present so much she decided to wear it.

Laura wave
Wave to the folks!!  She’s cute even with a grain sack over her head.
I think we’d had a lot of wine by then : )

cone and crown

You can go to Laura’s post HERE and view more photos.


We received  surprise gifts from our friend Mary Pernula. You should have heard us all squealing.
You mean that sweet girl sent us all a gift knowing we were all getting together?
What a doll!
She wrote the nicest note that Paula read us. I wish I had photographed it.

I was so touched I almost cried.

got a little misty eyed


mary 2

Mary made us all these adorable altered vintage bottle decorations….
different for each one of us.
bottle 2

This is one is mine!!!



I have it hanging in the living room by the window.
Every year now I will be able to enjoy it and think of you Mary.
I might turn the paper around and keep it up all year.
Thank you so much Mary!!! I love it.


When I was home the next day I went in the living room and played with my new gifts.


pin 2






I will treasure these forever!

These lovely gifts are the icing on the cake of what is
 most important of all ....our friendship.
I know you'd all agree.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Thank you for stopping by.


Draffin Bears said...

Looks like your year is off to a wonderful start!
So glad that you were able to spend a fabulous time with your friends.
Love all your photographs, so many gorgeous Christmas decorations.

Wishing you the best year ever

Bead and Needle said...

Aren't friends wonderful!!! Such beautiful and thoughful gifts...looks like a really grand evening was had by all. Happy Monday, Carole - XOXO Tanya


Hi Carole, blogging has brought me such joy, I will treasure your friendship, I am glad that I was able to bring joy to your get together with all the ladues, Evi, Laura, and Paula. Your post was awesome to read and see. xoxo hugs Mary

SueAnn said...

Wow!! What gorgeous gifts!!! I love them all!

trash talk said...

My're a highly blessed (and might I add, spoiled rotten) woman. This is such a lovely post. Giving and receiving in the best way possible...from the heart.

Dorthe said...

Dear Carole, what a gorgeous day you have had- I can see you have been laughing a lot, and spoiling each other with beautiful gifts-and a wonderful meal ,at Evi`s home.
Such fantastic gifts, -I love them all, -and how very sweet of Mary, to send each of you a little something.
A great way to start the new year, remembering this beautiful get together.
Huhs, Dorthe

Theresa said...

you are most definitely loved. by all.
What a fabulous bounty!!! t.xoxooxox

Karen said...

Such beautiful things, and lovely friends. Nice post!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

You've been spoiled, girl and that's what you deserve! It looks like you had lots of fun together. Imagine what the farmer would think seeing that his old grain sack made someone so happy, LOL.
Have a great week, Carole :-)!
Big hugs,

Kathleen said...

Looks like a great bunch! Hope you all had a designated driver! :)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Looks like a wonderful time with your friends!

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like a wonderful evening was had by all!!
Thanks for sharing with us!

June said...

I can tell by your writing that this was a special get together Carole. Girlfriends are such gifts aren't they? Your gifts are proof of that. Handmade things say 'I love you' like nothing else can. You guys know how to have a good time, that's for sure.
Thank you Carole for your dear comment. I am so grateful for our friendship!
hugs from here...

Bleudelavande said...

Oooohhh Carol I'm so glad to see that you had such great moments!!!!!! It's so nice to receive your lovely comment!!!! I wish you a beautiful year!!!
Big big hugs.

Marlene said...

WOW Carol, everything looks just lovely. Looks like you had lots of fun, it's always so nice to ge together with frinds. Sendin best wishes and blessings your way.

KarenB said...

What a wonderful evening! And so very thoughtful of Mary. Those are very sweet memories, I'm sure.

chateau chic said...

Wow, awesome gifts. I'm sure you'll treasure each one.
Your newest follower, Mary Alice

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a grand time you must have had...Mary is such a peach, too! Your gifts are lovely...
Happy New Year!

awal.ny said...

What wonderful gifts. I love the embellished bottles. I looks like you had a really great time with friends.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How beautiful Carole
each and every present and the beautiful setting..

You know I'd be just like Laura.. wearing my present if there was a camera around.. i like to be on the other side of the lens.. haha

ciao ciao xxx Julie

Mark Norkaitis said...

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Mark Norkaitis said...

You have a very nice blog! Im happy I got the chance to look!
your newest follower!
Mark @ room363

Mark Norkaitis said...

You have a very nice blog! Im happy I got the chance to look!
your newest follower!
Mark @ room363