I decided that since the ladies were to be on the porch I would make that banner for the porch that I have been thinking about all summer. I have fallen in love with banners...on pinterest I have a board specifically for "banner love". Last summer I was in love with pinwheels, this summer it's banners. So ta da...here is the back porch banner.
It is made out of double sided scrapbook paper, the letters are chipboard (painted), the line is baker's twine and each banner is attached with those little tiny clothespins. I added a button on a couple of the letters along with the green trim at the top of each banner.
When I knew that I would be having 10-12 women over for brunch I decided to order those cute little milk bottles and paper straws that I have seen on other blogs. Too cute. Now do I need 12 cute little milk bottles and paper straws?? Well, you know the answer to that one, but oh the juice tasted so much better in these little bottles.
The girls arrived and the fun began....
Two ladies came late and another one does not like her picture taken...but these are the ladies I was able to snap a pics of. Dear, dear women they are...loving and kind, each and everyone. I have been blessed with my friends. I don't know how I could have gone through my life without my friends.
There was wonderful food, fruits and muffins and crescent roll-ups, and quiche (2 kinds) and a potato casserole, coffee and tea, and ofcourse orange juice in the milk bottles. And you see those cute little signs...another "thing" I bought for the occasion...tiny blackboard signs with clothespins on the back to label the food. I found a "fine-point" chalkboard pen at "Paper Source" that washes right off just like a black-board, so these can be used over and over!! Cute huh?
And finally, Marcia, who came just a tad late brought me a bouquet of flowers (uhh I guess I should have given 1/2 to Marti...sorry, Marti). In the bouquet were these tiny roses. I removed them from the big bouquet and added them to their own mason jar vase. So pretty with the blue and pink. Thanks, Marcia.
Before she left, I gave Marti a disc with pictures of her granddaughter that I took last Friday....she was thrilled...and here is a couple of my favorites of the group.
So that was my day....just about next to perfect, including the weather. How was your day?... grand, I hope.
"In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends." ~ J. Churton Collins
Until next time.....