My blog friend, Gracie, has been traveling and visiting friends and family in California for several weeks. She brought her sister Carolyn back with her to Oregon for a two week visit - and wanted me to meet her. So, I invited them to the farm for lunch on the deck. I laid a fresh tablecloth, brewed some iced tea, sliced some lemon and set the table under the gazebo with my Jadeite dishes and vintage mother-of-pearl handled silverware.
Have you ever seen this kind of silverware? I just love it, the handles are made from shells and are iridescent. I think I need to shine them up!My sister Denise gave me two boxes of the Ball jars for my birthday that have been re-issued as a limited edition - they are so fun to use as glasses! If you want some, you should grab them now.
Dayle picked a few flowers for the table - I wish you could smell this Double Delight rose!
We had such a healthy and delicious lunch with Gracie's salad and our smoky grilled salmon! She had avocado, sliced peppers and cherry tomatoes from her vines - and brought Bing cherries for dessert! YUM!
Life is a bowl of cherries! These were fresh, big, sweet and juicy!
My dear friend Gracie -- we chatted away catching up and enjoying the day. Do you see my vintage Corningware covered pan with original carrier - I used it as an ice bucket.
Meet Carolyn! It was fun to get to know Gracie's sister.
We were all laughing in this photo.. :-)
After lunch we came in the house for a while and I showed them the pink dress I knitted for my Miss Maggie Maria bunny, and showed them the octopus ink painting of a barn I did for my mother years ago when she lived on a farm in Scio, OR - this was a lovely barn I would see on my way to visit her there.
Today I am heading off soon for lunch with my sister Denise, friend Shirley at Ye Old Pub in Troutdale, then we'll be to volunteer at Multnomah Falls for the afternoon! Thank you for visiting.. have a wonderful day!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)