Wednesday, August 26, 2009

memories in white...

Today's white is a trip down memory lane.

In honor of my miss g's birthday

I dug out photos of her 16th birthday party.

It was quite the production.

We built (I mean husband built)
the make-shift structure
just for this.

We had to *hang* a chandelier, you know.

An evening dinner party

in the garden

Her sisters
the friends she had grown up
with were invited.

Can you tell?

She is a detail person (like me).

We had so much fun working on this together.

The menu :

Homemade Bread sticks

Green Salad with Italian Vinaigrette

Chicken Parmesan

Penne with Alfredo sauce

Chilled Lemon Souffle'

Chocolate Truffle Tart

Fresh Raspberries

All from scratch

all by herself

Every year for her birthday

She would have *teaparties*

Pretty dishes and yummy food.

She is her mama's girl.

I miss those teaparties.


Just a little something from Judy said...

Looks like pages from my Victoria magazine. What a lovely, elegant, and exceptional tea party! Everyone would love to be invited to a party like that. Thank you for sharing the beauty. Birthdays are so special!

common ground said...

This party is so elegant and lovely! Your daughter is an amazing young woman that she would so give of herself on her own Birthday. Wonderful setting and photos. Thankyou for sharing them.

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous. What a pretty setting for a birthday tea party. I found your blog for the first time this morning and it is really lovely.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh how absolutely lovely... what beautiful photos and happy memories... I would love to come to tea with you anyday... Julie Marie

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh my gosh... this was like a fairytale. How absolutely stunning.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate a birthday, it is a beautiful setting.


Sandi said...

Hi Rene',
Your blog should produce a magazine! Your photos are always so gorgeous. I want to come to the next party! It is just beautiful!!

jAne said...

oh. my. heavens.

could you please come help me design and decorate for Lizzie's wedding in the park?

tickleberry farm

Carolyn said...

I love it! So pretty and feminine.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Beautiful! Abosolutely beautiful!
I love everything!
bunny hugs,

Rebecca said...

Wow what an amazing party...just loved everything and the menu sounded yummy
Thank you for stopping by earlier and yes it was nerve wracking but it turned out great. The girls were so much fun - I had nothing to be nervous about.
Blessings to you and your daughter

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh how sweet! Your daughter is just beautiful too BTW.

Cindy said...

How darling. I didn't get to do that with my daughter, nothing frilly aout her. But my granddaughters love tea parties. We have at least two special ones a year. Thank you for the dinner in white idea for when their older. Do you think your hubby would come and build that canopy for me so I can hange a chandelier?

Wizard of Was said...

What a beautiful young lady your daughter is. And that tea/birthday party, Oh My! What an absolutely beautiful setting. Everything is picture perfect!!
My Best,

Faded Charm said...

What a lucky girl. How beautiful and fun. I would have loved to meet you last weekend~maybe another time. Also I just need to tell you your house is so wonderful. I love it!!

Take care,


fairmaiden said...

There is nothing prettier than this white Wednesday! I love it all. Can I come...I will travel back in time to attend..tee hee.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I guess I missed the wonderful party!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!

June said...

She must have felt wonderfully special that day. What a beautiful experience for a girl's sweet sixteen.

Pauline said...

How fun it must be and so very girly. I've missed out on things like that; have a son. Oh, I have nieces but unfortunately they thought I'm too old fashioned. You have been truly blessed :o)

Aimee said...

Gorgeous post and pictures...

If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit! I just put up a new post.
Have a great weekend,

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...I would have died to have this for my 16th birthday! Actually I'd like it for my 28th Can you come by around December 15th? Lol...hmm...probably too much snow then! Love every detail...and you even had my absolute favorite dish...Chicken Parmesan! Delicious...

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wow, wonderful blog...really inspiring,,,I just looked and looked and I don't even know where to start,,, but I thank you for visiting me and commenting. What a magical party, lucky birthday girl. The love and beauty here makes me tear up a bit.
Blessings in your day,,in a big white way!

vintage at heart said...

Oh Happy Day to li'l Miss G!!! So very pretty.. the girl and the party!!! Y'all sure know how to throw one!!!
The post below... oh my she is so very special and beautiful..her sweetness just shines through!!!

Cori G. said...

Rene` your daughter did an amazing job! What a blessing her birthday must have been to her friends. A true gift! Everything is so beautiful!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Rene, I just had to stop by even though I'm kinda taking a break from it all. Your daughter is beautiful and how nice to have her love the things you love. My mom and I were like that too... oh how I miss her so. What a lovely tea party, so well put together for a woman of any age. I have to say you give it your all for posting... It's never a dull moment looking at your gorgeous photo's.

I keep wanting to tell you your header is darling, so soft and romantic.

You are a very special Lady-

The Green Pea said...

I hope she had a wonderful Birthday. It all looks so pretty. I love all the white. How nice of Dad to build the arbor for the party chandelier, wow! How fun the day must have been. Blessings, Sandi

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling,
I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing and to wish you a sunny day. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your lovely blog.
Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥