Monday, October 12, 2009

The Hen's Tea at our house

BEFORE
Last week I mentioned I was having a get together at our house but I couldn't mention what as the guest of honour reads my blog...well, I thought I would show you what went on...
This is our covered area outside, which needs a lot of work and one day will be my office/guest house, which had to be prettied up in a small amount of time. I wish I had time to drape the ceiling in white and fairy lights as well...never mind.
AFTER
This is what I ended up with after hanging loads of ruffled curtains from the roof. The wreath is a fresh willow wreath I made and wrapped white fairy lights through it. It is not wired which is why it's not a perfect circle...but I like that.
Loads of food and lovely friends attended Bernadette's 'Hen's Tea'. Not a hens night and not a kitchen tea, more like a get together (girl style) to celebrate Bernadette's upcoming Wedding.

Here are some of the girls that attended. Sorry about my head looking so large at the front of the photo, but I had to set the timer (we just figured out how to do it!!) and try and squat down without sitting on feet before the shot was taken!!!
From left; Bernadette, Krista, Alex and baby Isabell, Narelle, Jolee, Deb and me at front.
We gave her a big basket of goodies for her home and played games, one of which was to 'design' a wedding gown out of toilet paper...very funny. The 'bride'~in the middle, Narelle and her team mate, Leonie, won this one. Even the baby was dressed as a flower girl...so sweet!
After a lovely day, too much food and lovely company all I wanted to do was lie down and nap on the chaise!!

Ness xx

13 comments:

  1. Hi just discovered your blog, it's amazing what putting good taste to use can achieve it looks great!

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  2. that looks like a lovely tea. I especially like the silver bucket of roses that looks really rustic and elegant....

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  3. I see images like this and smile. Beautiful women giving strength and friendship to each other. That what I'm talkin bout girlfrien! Nice job Ness! xx

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  4. I love the sound of a girly get together! Great transformation of the space too.

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  5. Wow! You did an amazing job - gorgeous!

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  6. What a fun spot to hold a Hens get together
    Alison

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  7. What a great time you all had...and the way you dressed your shed for the party was fabulous Ness, xv.

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  8. How clever and beautiful. You are good at what you do!

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  9. what a fantastically pretty space!!!

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  10. love how you turned this space around!!! so cleaver!!! looks like it was a blast!

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  11. You have a vision, don't you Ness!
    I can't believe how much creativity lives inside you.
    I wish I lived closer. We would have so much fun, wouldn't we.

    xo
    Brooke

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  12. WOW! WE ARE HOSTING A BRIDAL TEA IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, AND BEING FROM MAINE, WE HAD NO IDEA HOW TO DO IT.

    THANKS FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL PICTURES. NOW, I'M INSPIRED!

    http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

    HUGS FROM MAINE

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