Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Friday I had dinner with old friends I hadn't met...

Yeppers..blogging friends.

Bridgette at http://lifeinredshoes.blogspot.com/ had a wonderful dinner party at her doll-house-of-a-house last week.

{note the "RED Shoes"!!}

{bad photographer..sorry!..it is just adorable..sooo much more than these photos can show!!!}

There, I met, as in face-to-face-meeting, several bloggers I had visited and gotten to know..virtually.

So, now were are truly virtually meeting and it was great.

No awkwardness, no "finding a comfort zone"..no anything but smiles and hugs and meeting old friends after a long hiatus.

Bridgette was the perfect hostess.  Everything from the presentation of the buffet {think Cath Kidson napkin-wrapped forks and spoons, tied with baker's twine..yeah..that cute!}..

...to take home gifts of a Paula Dean cup, hand-crocheted red & white hot pad and a Paula Dean jar-twister-off-er..all in cello bags tied with red & white ribbon (!}..and displayed in her antique shopping cart!
The food? Well, can you just say...YUM-oh?!!  Yep. Serious yum-oh.  Quiche, salad, fruit salad {watermelon and cantaloupe balls with strawberries}, homemade bruchetta., bread, flour-less chocolate tart cake (she had me at "cake") and beautiful decorated sugar cookies {thanks, Kay!}

A beautiful glass pitcher of clear cold ice water with floating oranges and berries..

...top this all off with laughter, stories, learning about living and being from fun and friendship..
New Zealand {loved their accents!..if I sounded that cute, I'd never stop talking,..}


It was a night to remember!  Thanks to Bridgette for all her loving work, thanks to all who attended and thanks to blogging..for introducing us to this wonderful world of friends ..some of whom we've yet to meet!



Holly said...

I have been waiting for this post, I'm so happy that you all got together and a tad bit jealous too. Ok, I'm a lot bit jealous, I could really use a new lid twister offer thing. Her home is adorable and the food looks so good. Success!!!

Debbs said...

ooh lucky you what a lovely day and company - jealous!!!!!

Can I ask a favour whilst I'm here? In your last post you spoke about Pinterest - I've been interested when other bloggers have mentioned it, but I don't really understand how it works - haven't asked them as they're a bit 'snotty' and as you're the most down-to-earth, normal (as in you're not a Stepford wife, but have a nice smattering of maddness and commonsense) blogger I know - I was so thrilled to see you mention it. If you get the time I would be really grateful if you could tell us how it works and how to do it please. For instance - the comments under the photos - are they your comments or from where you saw the photo? Do you need permission from the blogger to pin their photos? Sorry if it seems obvious!!! Also the last photo in your last post looks delicious - what is it?!!!!!! Thanks xxx

auntie12 said...

Love the look around the house.

But... Who are they?

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...
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Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh..sorry! They are Angela from http://faithphilfamilymoments.blogspot.com/

and Bridgette from http://lifeinredshoes.blogspot.com/

and Cathy from http://acannthus.blogspot.com/

and Kay from http://www.randommusingsfrommypov.com/
and Faith's daughter, Evette (behind the camera!)

just call me jo said...

I'm so sorry I missed it! Fun, food, gifts, laughter--you and Red Shoes--I definitely lost out! Maybe next time. How'd you get the little follow me on Pinterest button? (I'm reallllly slow) Bridgette's house is so cute. Love the last sign.

Lucy aka Roeann said...

Dang! Wish I'd been in the vicinity. How fun!

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

OMG...hey Angela, I had a feeling that might be you...wish Iowa wasn't so far from Utah, I would LOVE to meet you...OK Colleen, I'm WAY green with envy, just wanting to meet both of you girls...who woulda thought this bloggy thing was gonna be soooo great, new friends from faraway lands become BFF's...did I mention my green-ness...LOVE y'all!!!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well she certainly has an adorable house. I love how it's decorated. So glad you all got together to meet. Looks like you had a great time.

Karen said...

Love it! Sounds like fun.

Linda Chapman said...

What a great post! and what fun to meet your blogger friends! I have yet to meet anyone in person that I didn't already know. perhaps someday. Thanks for sharing your fun!

lifeinredshoes said...

Ahhhhh Colleen, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you for the nice pics and comments, it was so much fun to meet and greet and eat with friends :)
We need to keep this up, and continue to add to our circle of friendship!

Garden of Egan said...

That looked so much fun. Lovely house.
Lovely friendships.
Isn't blogging amazing?

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a great post Colleen, and it sure was a lot of fun. Just like we had known each other for years and were having a normal get together.

So much laughter and talking it was amazing.

diane b said...

What fun to meet bloggers in the flesh. Wish I had been there then. The house is neat and the food looks yummy. Glad you all had fun.

Shan @ Design Gal said...

How fun! My mom is Cathy (acannthus) and she raved about how much fun she had! I'm so glad you all were able to meet up for dinner!

Laurie said...

Wow Colleen! What I would give to meet you and other blog friends! I love love love this post! Her house is adorable, I'm taking notes!!