Sunday, October 17, 2010

Where Was It? And The Blogger Brunch!

Did you know which picture was in the US and which one was in Europe?  There were 31 comments.  1 knew the answer and didn't guess.  15 of you guessed the first picture was the US...and you were right!!  15 guessed Europe.  You are getting better at this!  I need to be a little more tricky next time!  Here are the pictures again without the editing.


This first picture below (I am showing you is from a different angle - didn't want you to see the brick wall) was taken in Asheville, NC at the Screen Door - a wonderful shop filled with antiques and fun things.

The picture below is the uncropped version of picture two and it was taken in Montmarte, Paris, France in a charming little bistro.

Now on to a different subject.  The Blogger's Brunch at my house on Saturday was so much fun!  I can't believe my blogging friends traveled as much as 4-1/2 hours to come here!  We had bloggers from NC, SC and Georgia visiting.  Most had never met each other in person. 

You should have heard the laughing, talking, admiring and loving going on!  There were 15 of us.  I think that might be a record for a blogger get together...don't you?

We had quiche, salad, pumpkin bread, fresh strawberries and cantalope, along with coffee, tea, orange juice and grapefruit juice. 

Then we headed out antiquing.  We went to 6 antique malls!

Here are some pictures of the day.


Here we are.  From left to right.  Front Row - Sam, Penny Rhondi, Diane, Me, Donnie and Kim.  Back Row - Ulrike, Angie, Mary, Sherri, Jeanne, Jennifer and Melinda.

Here are two of the four quiches I served...(borrowed this photo from the other Penny....thanks!)

Below are Rhondi, Jeanne, Melinda, Dianne, Penny and Angie.
  
Below are some of the husbands that were kind enough to brings their wifes.  Mr. Comforts of Home took them out to lunch and then back to the house to watch football while we shopped.



Here some of us are at different antique malls...

Left to right Donnie, Rhondi, Jeanne and Penny.


Mary and Diane - Ulrike taking a pic.

Angie and Sherri below.


Mary and Ulrike...



and Jennifer....

I had a marvelous time and I am so honored that 13 of you would take time out of your busy lifes to spend the day with me.  Thank you will all of my heart!

If you want to see more pictures.  Click on the links under the group photo to visit the other blogs!

Welcome Home,
Penny

43 comments:

Sarah said...

Penny, what a wonderful time you all shared. I know it was full of delights. You are a sweetheart to host such a gathering. I wish I could have joined in. Some day I'm going to get back to Asheville. ~ Sarah

Jeanne said...

Hi Penny, I am posting my party pics too. I just lifted the one with me in it. In all the group shots I am either not visible or partially visible. Ha1 I thought
Bill would do better than that. I love the ones you shared. It will be interesting to see everyone's posts about our awesome blog gathering. Thank you again for the most wonderful time.

Love, jeanne

Dianne said...

What a lovely group of ladies. I just know you all had a blast..:) How I wish I could have been there. Maybe next time.
Hugs,
Dianne

Bella said...

It looks like all of you had a wonderful time. As I said before, if I was still in the Carolinas, I would have been there. So glad it turned out so well. :)

gena said...

Wowzers - what a great group ! It looks like everyone - even the hubbies had a wonderful time !!!!!!


gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Pat said...

What a beautiful group and what a wonderful time, Penny!

Sherri said...

Hi Penny!!! I have to thank you (and thank you really isn't enough words) for the fabulous time on Saturday!! What fun we all had! You and Mr. Comfort's of Home are such a gracious host and hostess! The food was wonderful, the chatting was wonderful, your home is wonderful and the antiquing was wonderful too! Thank you again for your southern hospitality!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your lunch looks delicious, I'm a big fan of quiche. What a charming group of ladies, yourself included:>) It looks like a fun day for everyone involved. I'm not familiar with all the bloggers pictured so now I get to go meet some new friends by clicking the links! Thanks for sharing your day.

see you there! said...

What a special day it must have been for all of you Penny. It looks great from the quiche to the antiques but I'm sure the best part was the friendship.

Darla

Penny said...

Loved every minute of the day. Thanks again for hosting such a special event. What a great group of women and husbands that tagged along. Thanks to K. for entertaining all the guys.

Beverly said...

Penny, I know everything was perfect. Jeanne told me she had a wonderful time, and that everyone was s nice. She also told me just that your home is gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing.

Donnie said...

I really enjoyed reliving that great day in all your pictures. I'll try to post mine tomorrow in case there is any you all want. Take care and Thanks again for so much fun.

racheld said...

You and Jeanne and OtherPenny make this cloudy Monday feel like all my favorite magazines have arrived all at once, with a wonderful layout of a fabulous fete.

You're such a dear for undertaking such a lovely event, and I'm hearing SUCH nice things about it all.

Allie and Pattie said...

Penny, I was so excited about this day and looked forward to it. I even had my husband on board to drive out! Darned if I didn't end up having a VERY unexpected surgery. It was NOT a good week and I would so much rather had been there. Looks like a wonderful, beautiful day!
xoxo Pattie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Penny....That is great that you have so many bloggers living that close to you! Looks like a fun time was had by all!~Hugs, Patti

Jen Kershner said...

Penny! How wonderful! I would love to do something like that. Well, probably not while I'm living in this tiny pit stop but one day!

Adrienne said...

What fun! I would loved to 'crash' the party but it's a bit far from Oregon to North Carolina! Thanks for sharing your day with us so we can enjoy a bit of it with you. Looks like it was a huge success.
~Adrienne~

sandy said...

What a great looking group of girls! And what an awesome opportunity for blogger camaraderie!

Jennifer said...

Miss Penny, thank you so much for a great time!!! I had a blast!!!! I would love to do this again anytime! I'm only 1 hour away and it's always a beautiful drive there!!!

Take care!!!
Jennifer

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It was an amazing day...full of fun and friendship! Thank you SO much, sweet friend, for opening your beautiful home to all of us! It will be a day to remember! Enjoy your week and let's get together again soon! ♥

Dena said...

What a sweetheart you are to host a gathering like this. I really wish that I could have attended. Thanks for sharing the day with us :)

Hugs,
Dena

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
Silly OLD me...I left you a note on Jeanne's blog post..LOL.
I was enjoying reading and looking at all the photos, and forgot where I was and left your note on Jeanne's post...hehehe.

Have the sweetest of days, big hugs~Elizabeth

Pamela said...

Penny what a grand time it looks like y'all had!! Wishing Tx was a lil' closer to those Carolinas now!

Miss Jean said...

I'm so glad your luncheon turned out so well. I hope ours will be just as nice when we reschedule in the spring.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This was a great idea to host a blogger brunch and very sweet of you to host it! Looks like you had great time.

Blessings,
Linda

*Ulrike* said...

It is so much fun to see the photos from someone else's blog. We had a blast! Thank you again for such a wonderful day.
Take Care,
Ulrike

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Penny- Jennifer told me about the get together. I so wish I would have known so I could have met you wonderful ladies. It looks like you all had a blast. Now on to see more pictures..
tammy

Manuela@TPOH said...

What fun and you had so many come to visit you! I'm so glad it turned out so well!

Manuela

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Hi Penny,
I live in Sanford, NC. I have a booth during Cameron Day twice a year and enjoy thrifting, antiquing, and much more.
Maybe if you have another brunch some other time - I can meet up with you then. Or you could come to the Antique day in Cameron in May. Jennifer said she might make it to that one.
hope to meet soon- otherwise we'll just get to know one another via the blog world. :)
tammy

Donna said...

It looks like you gals had a fabulous time! What a great turnout and the food looks delish!

Hugs,
Donna

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, it was a blast and I will never forget it. I was in demijohn heaven of course. I will post my pics soon.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like you all had a lot of fun, Penny. I will enjoy visiting all the blogger's who attended to see their photos.

Susie Q said...

What a wonderful time! How lucky they all were to meet you sweet friend and how lucky you were to meet all of them!: )
To see your lovely home and visit with you, add in a day of antiquing and you have Heaven on Earth!
Some of these ladies were new to me so I am headig off to visit them!
Love,
Sue

bj said...

BWAAAAAA....I wish I could have been right in the middle of all of you.
bwaaaa...Texas is just too far. If I had plenty of money, believe me when I say that I would have flown there in a New York Minute.
I am so thrilled that you had such a wonderful turnout and that there was so much fun. Your menu sounds delightful..I love love quiche...and strawberries...
So glad everyone got home safe and sound..
Love, bj

Duchess of Lanier said...

What fun!
Found you from Kim and love your mosaics.
Thanks for sharing your art and adventures.
Trena

Vee said...

Oh I almost missed this... Too much fun you gals had...nah, not possible to have too much fun. How did the guys fare? Hope that they had fun, too. What a wonderful hosts you are, Mr. and Mrs. Comforts of Home!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, It looks like everyone had so much fun! The quiche looks delicious and the antique shopping fabulous!
xoxo, Sherry

Judi said...

Hi Penny
I WISH I loved closer! That is so fun to meet so many wonderful blogging friends. I've been looking at pictures around blogland and it looks like so much fun.
Quiches look so very yum too!
have a wonderful day
Judi

Jo said...

I am new follower,dawg-gone I wish I would have known about this get-together I sure would have been present,everyone looks like they enjoyed themselves,hope to join yall on next get together.
even if it's thru blogworld!
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Richella said...

What a wonderful time y'all must have had! Your home is lovely, and I think you must be especially lovely to have invited so many blog friends over for such a beautiful luncheon. Thanks for sharing it!

Mildred said...

You have a lovely home and the quiche looks wonderful! What a blessing to get to meet and visit with blog friends! I know you all had a wonderful time of fellowship.

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I would have loved to see your home and yard in person, Penny! Wish I lived close enough.
Brenda

Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

I just noticed this on your blog Penny. What a neat thing to do; how generous of you! And that your hubby took the guys out to lunch too. Very neat!