Monday, July 20, 2009

Great Get Together

The other night we were invited over to a friends house for fish and chips take out and a movie. What could be more relaxing and unpretentious then that. Just right up my alley after a long day at work. Well everyday is a day at work. Haven't had a day off since I don't know when. Well, not to get into all that.

We went home to clean up and noticed my husband putting on one of his work shirts with our logo. Are you kidding??? Why would you wear that? Huuuhhh..... So in I went into his little side of the closet and pulled out this Hawaiian shirt. I got it for him at Good Will for $5 I think. Nothings too good for my man!

I think nothing says Good Times like an Hawaiian shirt. Right? Puts everyone in the right mood.
Then he put on the stone pendant just to give him more of the beach boy/hippy look. No more long hair.... that would have finished off the look

.....too bad

......cut that off 2 weeks ago.

We brought flowers from the garden Lovely backyard. Not sure why we didn't sit outside. But I think it's rude to tell the hostess where we'll be sitting tonight.

Ate yummy greasy fried food with lots of tartar sauce.

Then the thing we were all waiting for ~ the cupcakes from NYC that our hostess just brought back.

Juicy Queen Anne's cherries just to have something more healthy. As a kid I would look for the double cherries still on their stems so I could wear them over my ears so they'd look like dangling earrings. I wanted to try them on that night but thought better of it. Didn't want them thinking I was weird. I guess I'm not worried you will. LOL
Doesn't this Blue and White granite ware colander look just perfect with the color of these cherries...... so nostalgic like grandma kitchen would have had. Our hostess piled them high in this little ramekin.....cute but

now imagine if she had these wonderful large granite ware bowls to put them in like these!!! to match her colander?

SOOOoooo much better!!!!

Guess what?

YOU can win these on Joan's @ anything goes here) giveaway!!!

But even if you don't need these you should still go visit. She has the most extensive collection of antiques and fun finds. She's always got something to teach us, the funniest wit and that great Midwestern hospitality.

Go and tell her I said Hi!!!!

Oh and I can't forget to thank Julie of Julie Being Ruby for her tutorial on putting up larger pics. So sweet of her to help a fellow blogger out. She's so generous with her time. She has such a beautiful blog and the best stories. She'll make you feel right at home.

Not sure how these pictures will turn out til I hit the publish button. Forgive me if they come out fuzzy....cuz they look a little fuzzy now.
Have a good night,


Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Just checking things out here in the middle of the night. When I got to her colander I thought how they matched my giveaway and then Wham! there they are. Thanks for the mention!!! They really do look fabulous in the new BIG picture. And thanks for your kind words about me! Happy Tuesday Morning!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Another sleepless buddy....Amazingly BIG pics! Very impressive Carole! I will pop over to check out Julie's tutorial!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Carole
It was all a selfish act really. Now I get to view your great pics in super size!!!! It all looks fabulous! Thanks for the mention and lovely words. It was a pleasure to help you out! And so proud of my student!! hehehe Julie

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Carole.....your husband looks divine in his Hawaiian shirt and stone pendant....slightly ageing hippy !!!! He looks brilliant.
I still wear cherry earings and I do'nt care who's there. I'll wear them in front of anyone !!
What a great evening AND fish and chips.....lovely, XXXX

Stephanie said...

It looks like a great time!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

This looks like such a good time - sometimes nothing but greasy food will do.
Wish I would have known about the "big pics" for my latest post. Boo-hoo.

My hubby wears Cuban style shirts like that - so fun.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Fish and Chips? Yum! I agree about the Hawaiian shirt, just lifts the spirits. I'm leaving your blog up, Carole while I do some housework so I remember to go and visit the links you've shared. Oh yes, your backyard is gorgeous! Also, I've had really good news since I last spoke with you ~ happy day!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole!
Thanks for visiting my blog...I LOVE YOURS!...and I think George looks great in the shirt~ your so good to him! I will stop back often. Were the cupcakes yummy or what!

Isabel said...

Good company, lots of blue, yummy cupcakes, Hawaiian shirts, and Cherries! kind of party.
And NO you're not weird...I used those same cherry dangling earrings many many times. We still do it for fun at our house :)