Some days are just better than normal. What’s even more fun is when you know the day is going to be better than normal! Tuesday was that kind of day.
Tina, the friendly voice behind the staggeringly popular blog, The Enchanted Home, hosted a group of Northeast blogger friends for lunch at her enchanted home. If you read her blog (and if you don’t, you should be), you know that she has spent the past 4 years lovingly and painstakingly planning every inch of this jaw-dropping home. She has the eye of a veteran interior designer, a love of all things blue and white, and the generosity of the most discerning hostess. Enchanted indeed!
Upon arrival, we were escorted to the covered patio for bellinis and crostinis (that sounds like a party right there!). Sorry, no photo of the bellini because I was enjoying it while chatting with this amazing group of women. Trust me…it was delicious!
Next, we lingered over lunch in Tina’s elegant dining room. So civilized!!!
Bloggers are creative and thoughtful people….there were favors galore!
Chanel inspired ghosts graced these illustrated notecards from Jeanne, who flew all the way from Seattle! And, yes, she takes custom orders.
Karolyn painted these chinoiserie inspired blue and white pumpkins with our initials. Amazing and perfectly coordinated with Tina’s blue and white collection.
pve design says
You have such an eloquent way of wrapping up a day that left me speechless.
I shall brave hosting next but it will be very tough to top Tina and her enchanting ways!
I did feel like Cinderella (for a day!)
The enchanted home says
Wow Elizabeth this was just amazing and so incredibly flattering. This might have to become regular gig:)
It was so much fun being together and what a great group not to mention insanely talented! I am enjoying your wonderful tube of hand cream, thank you for coming and sprinkling a lovely dose of pink happiness on the afternoon!
Sandy at You May Be Wandering says
It was a truly special day, wasn't it? You captured it beautifully in this post. As crazy as the drive home was, I really enjoyed the time in the car with you and Patricia too. Have a great weekend, Elizabeth! xoxo
I Dream Of says
Elizabeth, This is the perfect summary of our Enchanted Afternoon. You are right, the joy of being together and being treated like royalty by Tina still lingers even though it's back to the Seattle rain.
I still can't get over how much it was catching up with dear old friends, not just meeting people for the first or second time!
I loved talking with you about life and creativity and books and blogging, and hope we get to do it again sooner rather than later.
Have a beautiful weekend! XOXO
Karena Albert says
I have absolutely loved your account of ladies day at Tina's, Elizabeth. How could it not be very very special!!
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Castles Crowns and Cottages says
Pretty Elizabeth! HELLO! I have been hearing the buzz about Tina's wonderful luncheon and now I made my way here. You have gorgeously captured Tina's home with what looks like a wide-angled lens? You were able to gather so much of her rooms and I am enchanted.
Isn't it fun to make magic in our homes, whether grand or small?
Happy memory-making to you! Anita
Mrs. Shockley says
I love Tina's home and blog! I have been following her for awhile. I wish I could have attending that. It looks fantastic!
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