Last week was a frenzy of decorating and creating for two events on Sunday.
I was hard at work creating decorations and gifts for a baby shower I could not attend.
And, cleaning/organizing the house for a reunion of high school friends we were hosting.
Other than sprucing up the garden and cleaning house,
my biggest challenge was setting the table for 11 people.
I have lots of different linens, but only in sets of 4 or 6 so I decided to paint napkins for this get together.
I had to mix and match dishes for the two tables - my little dining room won't hold 11 for dinner.
I think the colorful mix of napkins tied the tables together.
I usually have table topic questions as part of the table setting, but I knew this group would have no difficulty talking so I went with little fact cards for 1966 which was the year we graduated from high school.
With the inside of the house clean and
the outside all spruced up,
I was ready to have fun with the "boy and girls" I hung out with in high school.
We had so much fun laughing . . . talking . . . remembering . . . eating . . . and I did not pick up my camera once - thank goodness everyone else was snapping fun pics of everyone.
I did take photos of the wonderful chocolates, coucougnettes, napkins and apron that Linda, who lives in France, brought for me to enjoy.
My high school friend and college roommate, Cindy, who reads my blog and knows my style brought me a beautiful candle lamp.
All of Linda's French candy and the colorful candy Kathy brought were eaten right away, but the lovely orchid Kathy brought sits on my window sill reminding me of a fun evening with old friends.
Everyone stayed at the Emerald Iguana in Ojai so we spent yesterday exploring Ojai, walking on the beach by our house, of course eating, and discussing the destination of our next reunion - I am voting for Linda's house in Serres-Castet.
The frantic preparation is over and I awoke this morning ready to relax all day long.
And then I found all the baby shower supplies sitting on my porch - I guess I get to clean up even though I didn't get to attend the shower.
But before I clean, I am going to eat one of the chocolate hearts Linda brought me from Maxim's.
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