Monday, March 22, 2010

Party On!!!

It was a picture perfect Florida day!

Blue skies as far as the eye could see!

A great day for a party!!!!

The view through my windshield on
I-95 headed myself in the car, {AMAZING!}
beautiful music playing...
anticipating meeting some wonderful
                               new friends and some beloved bloggy friends
and praying that we all arrive safe and sound!

And safe and sound we were!
                                       Our gracious hostess was no other
than the Quintessential Magpie herself...and let me tell you...
she is an ABSOLUTE JOY!!

She really decked the halls for a festive birthday 
celebration for a lovely bloggy buddy named Claudie!

Just look at the decorations...goody bags and all!
Perfection!  And yes!  We wore those blossom headbands!!
HA!!  What a sight we were!!

A close-up of the table settings....charming to the last detail!
                                              In true Magpie fashion!!

We all had a great time!  I'll show you in my next post
all the goodies I brought home!!

We walked to the restaurant, and
were treated to a delicious lunch by Mr. and Mrs.
Magpie, and then headed back to the house for dessert
and the rest of the party!!

I met my delightful bloggy friend, Jeanne, from Backyard Neighbor,
Deborah from Vintage Soul, a sweet gal named Lisa from AKA West,
and Teresa from Georgia who I think just started blogging!

We ate and laughed and laughed and ate! 
Mrs. Magpie served
up a wonderful chocolate ganache cake and we also
had a cheesecake that sweet Jeanne brought! 

Oh and I almost forgot...Stichin' Stella came along, too!
She had quite the time, but managed to stay out of trouble...
I think!
If you have never heard of her I will post a link so
you can see her visit with us when someone has some pics!! 

Sadly, I had to leave first...WAHHHH!!!...but I will be
in for more fun on Tuesday!  Mrs. Magpie, Claudie and Julie
are headed down here to my neck of the woods so
we can all go on an airboat ride and have dinner!!

What a treat!!
What a great group of gals!!

What a party that would be!!!!

Remember what I said...


So glad to have you all as friends!!!  You bless
me each and everyday!!

Have a joyful week!!
Love ya!!


  1. How much FUN! I wish I could have been there :-)

  2. Now, that's what I call a party! It must have been fun....

  3. What Great FUN!
    So glad for you.
    Party On!

  4. Wow, that looked like so much fun. What beautiful weather and lovedly decorations. I am so glad you had so much fun! Blessings, Elena

  5. Looks like a great time was had by all! Hope your week is just as wonderful!


  6. what a fun time! i love the birthday girl's dress! great color. so glad you had fun. Is Stella staying with you right now? Is she still traveling or has she gone back to England? I lost track of her a few months ago. We had so much fun with her when she stayed with us. I think we were one of the first few that she visited!

  7. It was so nice to meet you in St. Augustine with all the other girls! Miss Magpie is the hostess with the most'est, isn't she? I do believe Miss Magpie is going on the airboat ride as well! Looking forward to seeing those photos.

    big hugs,

  8. Loved this post! New to your blog and I really enjoyed reading. I will be having a 40th bday party and feel like you that blog friends are REAL friends.

  9. What a great time! Thanks for reminding us that blog buddies are real live buddies - I think we forget that sometimes!

  10. What a great idea. I am glad you all enjoyed it so much.

  11. Sounds wonderful Becky. I've met Jeanne.

    Wish I could have been there with ya'll.:-)

  12. Oh, my goodness! What a beautiful treat!
    I'm so glad you were all able to get together! And Mrs. Magpie really does it up to perfection!
    Her home looks warm, inviting, festive, and fun! How special you must all feel!
    Birthday Wishes to your blogger friend Claudie!

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Becky!

  13. What great great pictures and fun, fun, fun (o:
    Today is my oldest Granddaughters BD.
    She is nine.
    We had an Alice in Wonderland Party last night. Her Mom did an amazing job.
    You have great bloggie friends.

  14. Oh how fun! Yes, bloggy friends are the best. She really did you all up right. I would love to get to meet up with you when I come to Florida this summer. I will be in Jacksonville for 2 weeks. When it gets closer we will make a plan! YIPPEE! Thanks for the sweet compliments on my pictures. I had so much fun last week. Full of JOY.

  15. How wonderful! Would have loved to be a fly on the wall (dressed in pink, of course) to see all of you having a wonderful time! AND to soak up some of the BEAUTIFUL Florida sunshine and warmth.
    Wishing you all that is wonderful, sweet friend!

  16. Wow...what amazing fun, Becky! How far did you have to drive?

    I am having a "Blue Monday" giveaway~stop by to see~

    Thanks...Have a terrific week!


  17. Oh Becky, it was wonderful meeting you too. I loved every bit of our party and I loved all the goodies I got too including the sweet rabbit and wonderful cookies. I will do a blog post too but I am wore out. Our drive was 5 hours to and the same back. Then my son and I are going to visit my grandmother in Jamaica on Friday which entails more running around. I hope you guys have another wonderful day on Tuesday. Wish I could be there :)

  18. Such fun!!!! It's such a joy to meet bloggy friends for real!! My bloggy friend Cinnamon that I got to meet last fall is going to be in town again - we get to visit again tomorrow - yay!!!! Have a wonderful week!!


  19. Yes, blog friends are real friends!!!!

    What a beautiful table setting and decorations! Can't wait to see the rest of your pictures. I definitely live in the wrong part of the country!!!

  20. Hi Sweetie!!!
    I have missed you sooo much!
    Looks like you all had a wonderful time!!!
    What a beautiful table...just right for all you beautiful ladies!


  21. oh! I can't wait to see more pictures! I missed soooo much. This is a great post - thank you! Sorry I wasn't there to meet you and the others...I have met Jeanne, though.

    Deborah in NC

  22. Hi Becky,
    What great fun!!! and such a special day. I can't wait to see more pics..
    The birthday table looks so pretty and so festive in every way.
    Take care and enjoy your day,
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

  23. It was great fun! I can't wait to hear about the next part of the adventure in your neck of the woods. I wish I were brave, and I would have come too.

  24. How wonderful it is that you got to get together with fellow bloggers!! What fun!!

  25. What a fun party...everything looks so pretty!

  26. I am in awe of Mrs Magpie! What a wonderful hostess!

  27. Wow what a wonderful time you must of had.
    The table setting was just perfect.
    I have made a lot of friends in the blog world and I am privelged to count you one of my dearest who always makes me smile.

    Clare xx

  28. What a parTY! Love the little animal centerpieces. Glad yall had such fun Becky!
    I love that word gnache DON'T YOU? SWEET!

  29. Hi Becky, I have been so busy these past few days but I am so glad I have a few minutes to visit my lovely blogging friend from Deland. Your post is terrific and I just relived our wonderful day. We DID, have a fabulous time together. Love your photos. I am going to post our party for Pink Saturday. Yesterday I posted about Claudie and Julie's visit to NC.

    Right now I am in Kissimmee visiting my other daughter. I am having fun with my grands. Ashley is 15 and Logan is 13. Of course, I adore them. My daughter and I are sewing a valance for Logan's room. Then back to Jax. Whew, I am tired of running the roads.

    I bet you had fun on the airboat ride. I was hoping you would post about that too. smile.

    Time for coffee, I need it! HA!
    Love you xoxoxo,

  30. Dear sweet Becky
    I'm sitting here on Karen's computer, thinking about all of you. My mind is still spinning with delightful memories of my wonderful blogging family. It was sooooo much fun wasn't it? Mrs Magpie is "the cherry on top". I miss her! Your the first I've visited since the party.
    I just wanted to come and say hello, and tell you how much fun Julie and I had on that air boat ride.
    I wish we would have had more time together ; )
    Your daughter is very very precious. A real lady.
    It's nearly 3am, took the girls to South Beach today. WILD WILD is all I can say right now. I can hear the rain falling & all is peaceful.
    Love You to the moon and back.
    P.S. Those cookies were AMAZING!
    Love Claudie

  31. How absolutely beautiful and wonderful!! I wish I could have joined in too :)

    Love ya!

  32. Oh how fun! And what a beautiful luncheon layout!
    Wish I could have been there. I am so looking forward to meeting some bloggy friends in real life. :)

    Have a great weekend my friend!!

  33. Becky,

    It's late, and I'm kind of crazed from trying to play catch up on the blogs! But I had to come by and give you a cyber hug. It was a fun time! And I've got to tell you that you make one mean cookie. Loved all the goodies, but you more.

    On a different note, we need your prayers. We have someone looking at the house, and I explained it all on my blog. Please be in agreement with us.

    Thanks SO much...


    Sheila (with the toothpicks in her eyes!) :-)

  34. Just found your blog and I'm so glad I did! What an amazing party and layout...just lovely! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

  35. Beautiful! and looks like so much fun. Wish I could have been there. Jackie

  36. Wow, this party is wonderful! Come add it to my Tea Time Tuesday! I knew Shelia was hosting friends at her place! She didn't tell me it was for all of you! I might have jumped in the car and joined you! Sounds like you all had so much fun! What a lovely table she made! Just love it! I been having fun following my DREAM of hosting Tea Time Tuesday! It gives me something to look forward to every week as I recover. Going Thursday for Doc and the specialist to tell what they are planning for me next! Miss You, I still look out upon our Tree as the leaves are budding out!

  37. Hey there girlie.....
    Thanks for the sweet comments about my art. I would love to have you come visit in Charleston!! We love to have company!!!!!

  38. Wow! What a good time it looks (and sounds) like you had!! How nice that you were all able to meet. I hope that you and your family have a very HAPPY EASTER!! ~Karen

  39. Hi Becky, back home and lovin it!!! so much to do but I just arrived home Monday night. A long ride to say the least. Cheri' was an angel. Not today though. She just chewed up my new pink heels for Easter. She had to get them out of a bag to get to them. They are lost and beyond repair. sigh. I see her now, hiding from me. She KNOWS she did something bad.

    Just saying hello today. I am going to town for a haircut and a visit to the Good Will boutique!!! Do you think I might find another pair of shoes. My new ones were gorgeous PINK leather 'Liz' Sigh!!!

    Have a sunshine day Becky. It is beautiful and in the 70's. I hope it lasts.

    Love you, Jeanne

  40. Hi Becky, Don't know how I missed this post. I try to watch soo carefully for yours. Anyway...what a fun time this looked like. And I must say I am envious that you got to meet soo many bloggy friends. How fun would that be. Just wanted to say hello and wish you a wonderful Easter. Much love, Debbie


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