More To Come........
oh my.. you need some "uncles" to lure away all the "ants"!!
Everyone looks fantastic ..as usual. (sigh, I wish I looked half as good!)..I do miss not having everyone there but glad the ladies are feeling better!
I have to say this.. I don't "do dresses" ok? I am all for comfort..but Lee's outfit is beautiful! Of course it helps that the lady wearing it is beautiful too!
I am glad Seemah's birthday doesn't get ruined by the "invasion of ants" !! Looking forward to the next installment
I love that bday cake!! and the potato halves is a wonderful idea I will simply have to try!!
Sorry about the ants, for once **knocking on wood** they seemed to have forgotten about my kitchen!
Oh my gosh! What a deliciously fun get together!
I love your Ladies Who Lunch posts,Naomi. I don't know how I missed the last one. Happy Birthday to Seemah.
More fun, as always. BTW, I love doing stir-frys with peanut sauce-- great flavor. I can see how the skewers would go over well.
I can't believe it is Seemah's birthday again....Time goes by so quickly.... And look at all that delicious food, you ladies eat well.
Wow Naomi, will you cater my bday party? LOL Looks like a good time as always!
We have had big carpenter ants visit. We had so much rain in the north east, I think they all figured they would hang out at our house to get dry. It's not fun to have them, but nothing is funnier than watching the boys follow them across the floor.
Hi Naomi, as always your Ladies Who Lunch sounds so lovely! The Seemanh's Lunch looks amazing too! So nice to have adorable friends as you do. It's a gift and a blessing for sure.
Love the menu... looks delicious!
About the ants...I don't like these little creatures, because they eat my garden! Lol!
Have a nice week ahead! Without ants for sure...
I read this and your previous "tease" post about Seemah's birthday party.
She looks marvelous! I would never in a million years guess she is 85 years old. She is truly lovely.
I like how thoughtful you are about your guests. These friends of yours have known your giving, loving nature for many years. I know they must appreciate and love you so much!
It makes me so happy to see your home filled with these lovely ladies whom you've lived life with. You've shared deepest times of loss and grief and you've shared life's greatest joys. What a rich blessing all these ladies are and you are to them!!!
I feel blessed to be in your circle of acquaintances and may I say... friends too!!
Ants?? YIkes! I don't like those little suckers! They need to stay OUTside where they belong!!!
I just can't believe how radiant Lee Meriweather still is after all these years. She's just gorgeous! Oh, in the first two pictures you have a beautiful blue cup/glass. Could you show me a close up picture of it? What is it's history? I collect odd and end dishes that capture my fancy, nothing matches, but everything's a treasure to me. The look of that glass peeked my interest, but I couldn't really see it well in the picture.
Wow -- I'm going to have to remember to read your blog first thing in the morning, not last thing at night when I try not to eat after dinner. Too tempting! Love those potatoes.
And all the happy ladies. Lee is just as beautiful as in her Barnaby Jones days. As everyone here is saying. And Seemah is lovely too.
You will have to give us some tips on how to keep so many wonderful friends for so long.
I can see all the lovely photos now Naomi and all the ladies looked so elegant.
Seemah looked great and yes we were surprised when she told us she is 85 years old :)
I dropped her an email when I came to know it was her birthday and I am not sure if she did get to read my email.
I am so envious that all ladies had a good bonding session and yes the food looked yummy :D
I have ants this year too! The little sugar ants and the damn carpenter ants.
To keep them out of my kitten's food bowl, I fill a wider bowlabout 1/2 way with water and then set her food bwol in that bowl. She can eat her food and the ants can't cross the moat!
Everyone looks so lovely, as you all always do and the food, the food looks delicious. I wanted bites of so many you showed in the pictures!
Thanks for your visiting to my orchard! This fruit is really yummy... I made only one time a jelly with them, but it is very laborious... But I did not make grape with them yet...
I saw that your friend Dianne Travis have a new haircut... Am I right? I love it, very charming!
I forgot to say that the cake looks gorgeous!
A big hug to you!
Great as always to hear about you and your gatherings of friends. Such wonderful food but the best gift has to be those long lasting friendships.
The ants are a big problem and we have had it before. Can't remember what we used to make sure it was safe for us and not for them. My husband is a chemist; so he knows the names and problems of this or that. They can sure be irritating and damaging too.
I think I need to meet 'the ladies'! LOL!
everyone is so lovely
and looks so vibrant and beautiful
and ants or not, the place sparkles
I'll never forget the year we were overcome with waterbugs
it was like having VW's running around
oh - and help me lord! - there was the summer of the palmettos - flying roaches
even the cats were afraid to go to sleep!!
I enjoyed that Naomi. Happy Birthday to Seemah first of all. She looks beautiful as does everyone! The food looks scrumptious. For some reason I would like to try those potato halves. What a gracious host you are always making sure every detail is looked at including the entertainment (err.....ants, lol).
I do hope you have been able to keep them at bay the pesky creatures that they are. Glad your two friends are well again. Thanks for your tips on the beauty secrets - wonderful inspiration you all are. Looking forward to the next part.
As always, the cake looks delish!
And such a fine selection of food!
I hope you get your pesky ant situation under control soon.
Naomi, I'm in Chicago with my very dear and best friend (Chicago is my favorite city in the world) and I showed her your lovely blog..she was (as I am) mesmerized by your elegance in writing and the beautiful pictures I so look forward to the rest of the story.
I so hope there is some miracle and some day I get to visit with you as you seem to hold so much in life in your past.
Dorothy from grammology
You made my mouth water after reading "chicken breat-tenders with peanut sauce." Wow! I love peanut sauce (on salad) so I can just imagine what it must taste like on chicken...especially if Will made it!
Everything looks delicious, and I love that you had a lively conversation over "starters." I can't wait to see/hear how it ends.
Have a wonderful weekend, Naomi! All my best to the ladies who couldn't make the lunch. Hope they're 100 percent better and I hope you're feeling well also!
I enjoyed all the photos and narrative. Funny, I am having problems with ants as well and mentioned them in my 13 Thursday this week. Mine are carpenter ants and they leave piles from the wood they are eating ... my house! I'm ready to try something stronger too.
I love Lee's dress and the food makes me want to go to a party and eat gourmet. Everything looks so warm and inviting.
The food looks lovely and I, like you, love chicken breast. Tell Lee I love her current hairstyle. Mine is similar, but not quite as nice as hers. I like her caftan too. Too bad that Betty and Annie couldn't be with you.
I hope you can manage to get rid of the ants - but I know how hard that is.
Great photos as usual and a ravishing one of Lee.
After those yummy starters I don't know if I could have done justice to lunch - maybe because we went out to lunch today. I'll wait for further photos and expect I'll be tempted.
I love peering at all the precious objects and pictures and would love to have the job - just for one day - of dusting them - without the ants which I'm sure will be sent packing before long.
What a sweetheart you were to think of making special nibbles for Kim!
If the ants keep attacking, you might want to try getting Sweetie an ant proof bowl. I had to get one for Stinky Dog because the ants kept coming in where we feed her. It really works!
We've been battling ants since June, on and off. Makes me mad. Put those little things down to take poison back to the nest and all. Seems to FINALLY be under control but not until several battles! And yes, the pet food is especially difficult. be careful if you spray not to get any poison near sweetie.
Btw- Lee looks stunning!
You make me feel like I was there with you! Tell the ants it is rude to crash a party without an invitation! Perhaps now that it is cooler, they will be less of a problem. Used to have a horrid time with them before we started using Grant's Ant stakes.
Forgot to mention...
For the kitty... place his food bowl into the center of a pie plate filled with water. This keeps the ants out of kittie's food!
Thanks so much for telling me about the watercolor! I left a longer comment for you on my blog -- should have thought of putting it here first.
OMG! Would you look at the cake and of course the food! What a lovely party you beautiful women have! Belated Happy Birthday to Seemah!
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