I had a wonderful day today! About a month ago, Rhondi from Rose Colored Glasses invited all North Carolina bloggers to come to a lunch at her house. Rhondi and I have been blog friends for a couple of years and last year Rhondi drove from Charlotte, NC to my house (about a 2-1/2 hour drive) to spend the day with me. I was so excited to be able to drive over to her house to see her again!
Two other North Carolina bloggers also attended Rhondi's luncheon. Mary from Across The Pond (who lives in the Raleigh area and I just met two weeks ago when she was visiting Asheville) and Donna from Dobco, who I had not met until today were there.
From left to right, Rhondi, Donna, Mary and Me....on Rhondi's front porch.
Here is a picture of Donna, Rhondi and Mary standing just inside Rhondi's dining room before lunch. You can see Rhondi's living room behind everyone and her beautiful crystal chandelier over her dining table in the left fore ground.
Of course, you know you can tell a BLOGGER when you see someone with a camera taking a picture of food!
Rhondi's lunch was delicious! She served homemade butternut squash soup as the first course, followed by a broccoli quiche and a wonderful spinach salad with raspberries and mandarin oranges.
For dessert Rhondi served us tea from her vintage tea cart and gorgeous Dainty Blue china tea service.
The dessert was Mango sorbet with Rhondi's homemade oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies.
We spend the entire lunch talking about everything from blogging to trips to France and Thailand, quilting, photography, other outstanding blogs and more! I felt like I had know these wonderful women for years.
Mary brought this wonderful French style laundry bag and a English Lavender room scent as a gift for me. I love them both!
And Donna hand made this lovely Christmas bag and filled it will a cookie cutter, recipe cards and a mini loaf of yummy bread!
It was a lovely day. As I drove home I thought about how I would love to recreate this wonderful idea that Rhondi had. Maybe a luncheon next spring or early summer....