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Friday, April 27, 2012

Good Friends, Good Food = Great Memories

Sometimes we get so rolled up in all the things that we have to do in life that we forget to do the one most important thing ~ LIVE IT  and really savour the small moments ~ like a meal with a friend. Neither the setting nor the meal needs to be fancy, the important thing is that you take some time to just DO IT!

Well, that's just what one of my Besties and I did. We decided some friend time was long over due. With help from our Home Assistant I prepare some nibbling foods and of course  tea, for this impromptu luncheon. 

We set the table with a pink, white, and hint of green tablecloth and added some potted purple market tulips in a pale blue decorative ceramic pot, to remind us spring is here.

The colour pallet was kept soft, again to keep spring in the air...

The napkins were a tribute to our rose garden planted last summer. A golden tortoise shell napkin ring giving   homage to the earth, that grows our lovely flowers, was used.

The china is Limoges from France in a delightful sprinkling of bluish and pink flowers...

There was plenty of food ... seafood finger nibblies, salad. Bestie  brought some onion buns,Asian custard tarts (YUMMY) and strawberries.

Mr. G captured the moment... and we went about enjoying a couple hours of catching up and enjoying spending time together. Of course this is my Foodie & Travel Bestie, so lots of talk on food and travel.

We finished our meal and lingered in planning our next girl's travel escape, over a wonderful cup of tea. The tea served in my Lady Carlyle by Royal Albert teapot and teacups is from Mariage Frères, which I brought back from my Paris trip in October 2011.
Pink and white roses from my Bestie!!!

When was the last time you enjoy a simple meal with a Bestie for no reason?


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  1. Your table is lovely in the pink and white. Love the china.

  2. What a wonderful idea! And you made it all so beautiful! I adore your tea set. And the fact that you brought it back with you from Paris makes it extra special. You've inspired me to spoil a "bestie", or two! Thank you for sharing this post. I just discovered your blog through "the rich life on a budget"...one of my favorites. I can tell this will be another one! Can't wait to read more.

  3. Beautiful table setting. I love your china...it is gorgeous! I must say that it has been a while since I have entertained anyone. Since moving to Texas, I've yet to find friends to invite.

  4. So sweet!
    I had dinner with a close friend just last night. Mexican. Cheap and cheerful. We talked for 4 hours straight. Love those kind of dates.

  5. those are oh so pink... so beautiful!!

  6. So funny that you mention the importance of - just doing it. I was tallking to my husband about having a family over for dinner tomorrow. Seems like there is always a reason NOT to get together.. And I just said maybe we should schedule it for another week. You are making me re think this :)

  7. Perfect!!!!!
    So beautiful and chic...... I needed a thing similar....
    Sounds you had a great time, I'm glad, angel.

    Love from across the ocean.

  8. Dearest Celia,

    That has been a couple of months since we did that. I did however deliver some 'meals on wheels' for my Bestie who had a knee replacement. So in a way, we did share special time together. It is not only for the bodily food, but much more the soul-food and the feast for the eye with some fresh flowers and nice things.
    Love to you and when I look at you in a photo, I marvel each time at the miracle what I'm looking at. Can't believe that you've come this far from where you were. Well, okay, it takes lots of love and care, human and canine affection!!!
    Hugs to you dear friend!

  9. Such pretty dishes and flowers.. fabulous table.. xo marlis

  10. It is so great to spend special time with good friends. What a beautiful setting. I really like your dishes.

  11. I need to do this with some of my friends. The table setting and food look great! I am sure a good time was had by all!

  12. It looks magnificent Celia, being with your bestie is priceless! You look fabulous, I hope you enjoyed your time together ~
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  13. They are so lovely. Love your blog, You've won a new follower and I look forward to reading more great posts in the future. Also following you on Linky followers. Have a blesses evening :)

  14. Not recently enough... I'll be sure to do so very soon!

  15. I love the message behind this post. I am soooo missing the BFF. I have been so caught up in trying to settle my life over here that there hasn't been enough time for anything. I calling her today!! You look beautiful. Love the photo. xo

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  17. Looks like a fun afternoon! The roses are so pretty!

  18. What beautiful china pieces! I had always longed for some Lady Carlyle. I think it is the epitome of girly!

  19. wow, what a fitting lovely day for 2 buddies. I love the soft pastels on the dishes!! Roses are GORGEOUS in that photo. Best to you

  20. I LOVE teas!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day :)

  21. What a lovely tea party for two. Beautiful roses and Limoge china. Thanks for sharing!


  22. It is so important to spend time with friends. Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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