Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Setting The Stage......









Had some old friends in for dinner last Friday night...

Well...not OLD...but you know...old...

They were original neighbours on our small court 30 years ago...

They moved away about 16 years ago...

Kept in touch here and there...

Their oldest son did our front walkway, and helped repair the back deck this past summer...

Ran into them at a funeral...one of our other long time neighbours...before Christmas...

Decided it was time to get together...



Picked up 2 dozen small stemmed Roses...

One dozen of Hot Pink...

One dozen of a sort of Rusty Orange...

Both very pretty...and fragrant...

Although I went with a tan, cream and black tablecloth and placmeats...

I thought the cream and pink napkins were a great contrast...

And picked up the Pink from the roses...

Crystal and mirrored candle holders...

Milk Glass for the centrepiece...

Added some red tealight holders for the side tables...




I had enough Roses...

To do the table centrepiece, generously with lots of roses...

3 for my bunny glass holder that my dear late brother Tom gave me...♥️

I try to keep flowers in that all year if I can...

On my small side cabinet...

Also a small bouquet on my hall table, in the foyer...

One of my Elves is keeping them company...



They were scheduled
To arrive at 6:30...

I lit a few candles just to brighten up the room a bit...

We had a lovely time...

Laughed...

Remembered our kids when they were little...

Hockey on the street...

Fighting with the builder!!

Putting up fences...

Having sod laid...

Digging for our pools...

Ahhhhhh...

The good old days!

Sat in the family room with a fire going, for an hour or so...

A few nibblies...

Some nice Red Wine...

Then onto dinner.....
 

            Hope you are all having a great day...

        Sunny...but cold again here...no snow right now...not sure what is forecast...

                Took a drive to the cottage yesterday...lots of snow out there!

                       Lake still frozen and icy...will share some pics soon...

         On the menu tonight...

                    Grilled pork tenderloin medallions...
 
                          Mashed taters and heirloom carrots...

                              Sauteed mushrooms and some lovely pork gravy...

                         Doesn't that sound delicious!!!!


                     Enjoy the rest of your day...

                          Miss V tomorrow!!!

                              
                                 Cheers!   :o)
                                      linda

40 comments:

  1. It is so great to catch up with people and reminisce isn't it. Sounds like you really enjoyed it. Your table setting is lovely, what beautiful roses and I love the candle holders! xx

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    1. Yes it is Amy....and our kids were so young then!
      I love setting the table....also gives me a reason to dust and polish!

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  2. Hi Linda - Your table looks lovely. It makes your guests feel so welcomed when the table is beautifully set. :)) I notice lots of pretty flowers now in the stores and tulips are beckoning me. Must pick some up soon. Your roses are gorgeous. We sure do need colour right now and what better way than to bring flowers in. Lucky you...Miss V tomorrow. I have muffins ready for my grands when they pop in again. Have a great night, Deb

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    1. Thanks Deb....I am a sucker of fresh flowers!
      I also bought some pale pink tulips, and a white Primula!
      I took a berry loaf out of the freezer....miss V loves it with yogurt!
      We will keep her over night....as the time is approaching that we won't see her for a while...
      Muffins sound perfect♥️

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  3. Beautiful roses Linda.
    And beautiful table arrangement.
    It is always great fun to catch up with really close friends not seen for years and to relive happy times and experiences shared together.
    Sometimes we can go years without seeing people like that and when we meet it is like a light switch has been turned on . . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      Yes....everything you said is so true!
      Enjoy your evening....

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    2. Love you sign on your side bar about true love. Very true . . . . :)

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    3. Awwwww Eddie.....such an old romantic you are!
      How about the piles of laundry one? Hahaha!

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    4. Yes I suppose I am . . . . . and I can take piles of laundry again ~ washing machine is fixed with new heater . . . . . but I'll forget the ironing . . . :)
      . .. . . and I shall forget you knot , .. . . lol . . . . and I like the Jack K quotation too . . . . .
      Are you going to treat us to a high heels shot ? . . . . . . rofl

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    5. I love ironing!
      High heels?
      Me?
      I am a Flipflops girl.....remember?
      Hahaha!

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  4. Lovely table setting and ambiance with the candles for a wonderful evening with friends.
    Sunny but cold here today, been crocheting some head wraps or head bands to keep my ears warm when outside ... I just hate wearing a hat!

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    1. I hear 'ya Linda.....I am not a hat person either!
      But...I have not made myself an ear and yet!
      Have a fleecy one I wear....
      Working on another cat "mat" .....for my other daughter!

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  5. Very nice table. You'd shake your head if you saw our new breakfast nook.

    Glad you had fun. I'm off to shower, jams and slow down, soon.

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    1. Yeah, that only lasted about three hours, on Saturday.

      Thanks for asking.

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  6. Beautiful table setting Linda ! Glad you all had a lovely time reminiscing about the old days and having a few laughs ! Lovely photos to of it all ! Off to have me cuppa tea and watch my show . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  7. Sounds like lots of fun. What did you serve for dinner? Did I miss that somewhere?

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    1. I think our friend Suzanne has answered very correctly!

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  8. Betsy... if I had to guess it would be... Tender Spare Ribs...Onion Soup Roast Potatoes...Asparagus...Greek Salad...fruit salad... I remembered that from another post and copied it! Hee hee! Sounds like a delicious meal, Linda. And the roses and table setting are so lovely and inviting. The colours and shapes of those roses are really quite beautiful. It is so great to get together when you haven't seen friends in ages. Lots of memories and laughs. Nothing like it.

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    1. Good job Suzanne......go to the front of the class!
      The Roses were lovely....nothing beats some fresh floral!
      We had a good time....

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  9. Your table setting looks beautiful Linda. It's fun to get 'all dolled up' for dinner guests and 'old' friends. Sounds like a great evening of reminiscing. It's cold here again. Oh my. I'm shivering.

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    1. Cold here too Pam...
      I really get chilly after the sun goes down....
      At least the days are longer........right?

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Can't decide which one is my favorite.

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    1. Thanks Sandra....you are a sweetie!

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  11. All look beautiful Linda!
    I love when friends come to dinner but you know I live in the countryside, only sometimes friends come to dinner:)

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    1. That is ok Gloria....always nice to have company, eh??

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  12. Beautiful roses, and your table is straight out of a elegant magazine. How nice to have old friends over for dinner. It sounded delicious. Looking forward to Miss V tomorrow.

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    1. She is napping right now!
      Had a good lunch...watched the squirrels and birds...off she went!
      Such a good girl♥️

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  13. What a lovely dinner party! Table was pretty! Roses too!
    Have fun with Miss V tomorrow!
    XO Kris

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    1. Are you feeling any better Kris???
      It may take you a week or two to feel 100%...hang in there...

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  14. LOVE your roses and table settings, Linda! Such a gift to your guests. ENJOY Miss V today! =) blessings ~ tanna
    ps you DO need a yarn bowl. ;)

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    1. Yes I do Tanna...yes I certainly do!!

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  15. What beautiful roses! Oh my how lovely. Just reminds me of summer and warm weather. You set a beautiful table. Glad you had a good time. Old friends are best. Have fun with Miss V!

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    1. Ahhhh...summer and warm weather...sounds perfect to me!
      Enjoy your day Kathy...

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  16. The meal sounds lovely. The table is so attractive. I love Gnomes.

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    1. Thank you Dixie.....
      I love Gnomes too!

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