More To Come.............
Yum alright. Another great lunch by the looks of it Naomi.I loved your dinner plates too! Van's arrangements are always fantastic, so beautiful. Betty looks like she has been on vacation, she is so brown. Happy birthday and Anniversary to Dianne and Mark. Thirty five years is something to celebrate! And your choice of meals sounds right up my alley too.
Ooohh another lunch with the ladies! I always love this segment in your blog. Anyway, have a lovely weekend Naomi!
I don't believe it's just the Jewish folks who stuff their guests with good food; it's a sign of a good upbringing, my friend. Stuffed guests are happy guests...especially at your place!!
The quiche looks fantastic...and the croissants, but what I love most are those beautiful roses! Van is the expert when it comes to floral arrangements...and meals, for that matter.
Love the first picture of your sprawled out guests! lol I didn't see it coming, so I found it funny!
You ladies always seem to have a good time living life to the fullest. Thanks for sharing the day in pictures...and thank you once again for my wonderful Marilyn Monroe book! You made my day!!
Hugs and ♥, Ily
Oh I just love your parties. Belated Happy Birthday to Dianne. How smart of her to get married on her BDay--easy to remember but if Mark forgets, he is in deep doo-doo. Congrats to them both.
The table looks as beautiful as ever! Do you cook yourself?
I love all the pictures on the walls too.
Lots like you all had a wonderful time!
Looks I meant!
Like Charles, I love these posts!
You gals have soooooooo much fun!!!! And you did such a great job with the flowers and lunch. That quiche looks to die for!
How wonderful for Dianne and Mark!!
Betty looks great and I'm so glad she's recovered so well.
All of you are proof that getting old can be fun, fun, fun!!
Another lovely get-together. Thanks for sharing.
BTW, the desire that one's guests eat a lot is also a southern thing. At least, my Alabama born grandmother thought so given the amount of food she'd prepare for family dinners. She'd be disappointed if people didn't go back for thirds!
Beautiful flower arrangement and sounds like a very fun day with wonderful friends. I also love quiche. On the wanting all to eat well, that was almost a criteria for any boyfriend of mine. Picky eater and he didn't pass the family muster. Family events were always heavily laden tables with all kinds of good food. That was considered a Western thing to us. Brandings on a ranch or any church potluck is the same way. And one other thing went with it-- women always ate last. I still do that, like to see everyone having their plate filled before I fill mine; of course, my dinners are usually fill your own plate from a counter full of food.
Another lovely lunchtime celebration, you organise such enjoyable events, Naomi. Your guests must really look forward to receiving your invitations.
I'm afraid I haven't been a very attentive blogger just recently, I have been busy painting walls, ripping up carpets, rehearsing for our annual Variety Show, and in my spare time, babysitting and having fun with my two gorgeous grandsons.... not much time left for blogging!
Glad you had another successful "ladies who lunch" afternoon, and welcomed a man to the fold!
Wonderful photos, people, flowers, friendship and food!! It isn't only a Jewish thing, Naomi, it's a Southern thing too!
First of all, Happy Belated Birthday greetings to Dianne and also to Mark & Dianne for their 35th Anniversy...wow that's a long time and many more good years ahead.
Great to see Seemah there Noami and glad that she is looking great and fine. Great food and company can never go wrong what more with such a wonderful host like you :D
What a pleasure seeing another "ladies who lunch, plus one"! Sounds you all had a lovely time. The flowers for the middle of the table are just gorgeous. I am curious to know what were the gifts in the bags... Lol!
Please, send my best wishes and congratulations to Dianne and Mark!
I am looking forward to see the next chapter...
Kisses and hugs.
Looks like a fun time!
The flowers are gorgeous!
I just love reading about, and seeing pictures of, your ladies who lunch gatherings. Can't wait to see what was in the goodie bags.
It is considered a sin in our family for anyone to leave a dinner gathering hungry! We always have tons of left-overs. (Good think I actually like eating them!)
Staying tuned for more to come . . .
I bet you all could get together and eat bread and water and still have a wonderful time.
I love the Ladies Who Lunch posts AND I like having part twos or threes...that drags out the fun. :)
Love you lunchin ladies! (plus) What fun. Glad Betty looks so well and had a good time.
Thank you for sharing! Wonderful wishes to you all.
Reading about the Jewish hostess note it reminded me of one of my favorite memories from church growing up. It was helping to serve Passover at the local synagogue. Whatever the differences in our faith, we have a long shared history to cherish.
All the best-
The food looks so good!! Yum!!
It's good to see Betty looking so great and to hear that she is doing well! I'm so glad!!
The flower arrangement is absolutely beautiful!! I think this is one of the prettiest I've seen!
Having a part II just gives us something to look forward too!!! I love your lunches Naomi! I must say that it looks like you have some furniture that is quite comfortable!!
I love love love quiche! I've experimented and made maybe 10 different varieties. Although you complained about the hard lighting I loved it because bright sunshine is my favorite thing and it's been chilly and drizzly here. I'm glad you had such a nice lunch/brunch. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
The sign of an excellent hostess when your guests are so relaxed they can 'drop off' and snooze.
That has to be the most lovely centre piece ever.
I could eat all of that and await 'afters' with anticipation:)
We are planning our youngests b-day party for June 5th..Her real b-day party is June 2nd but everyone has to work during the week so we are planning it for the Saturday afterwards. I will have pix up. I am hoping we have the money for it.. I have been trying to raise the money for her party on my Etsy site.. So That is whats going on here..
Everything looks lovely! I wonder if Betty knows how many friends she has in cyberspace via your blog.
I never can bring myself to dress up when I am home. It's sweats for me too! But mine are usually black.
The 16th was my birthday! Happy birthday to all. Looks like a wonderful party.
You really charms me so much I'm allmost breathless and speechless.
Every party you create is a pleasure for the eye, and through your lens, it turns out fantastic. We are talking about quality and genuine taste.
btw. April 17: My son that lives in Michigan is 35 this very day. We sent him a large flower decoration with a Happy Birthday Helium Baloon.
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