Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tea Time...

...and the loveliest tea imaginable!

On reflection, it seems a little odd that a weekend can hold so many memories. It's a time span of just 48 hours. I know that there's a television show where the entire season spans only 24 hours and classic plays take place in a day, but in the average 48 hours not much seems to happen. It seems to be rounds of work, commute, grocery shop, do little errands, read the newpaper, read email...But this weekend held enough richness for the weeks where very little seems to happen.

On Saturday Marydon hosted a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. The group of bloggers who came together were warm, lively and fun. I didn't know most of the women and weren't familiar with their blogs, but the ice was broken quickly and our time together flew by. We returned to Marydon's for the lovely tea -- raspberry cheesecake, chocolates, delicate candies -- and as we chatted the conversation flowed.

These are two photos from our luncheon. I've never posted a photo of myself and rarely post pictures of others, but as we are bloggers posing for what were definitely pictures to-be-posted I am making a rare exception and violating my rule. I couldn't get one photo where we all are clearly shown and in every picture somebody's face is covered, but here are two that I liked a lot.  For all those who wondered what I look like, I am right in front in the black sweater and print skirt.

I feel so grateful for our blogger day -- the friendship, the laughter and the memories. My only regret is that more of our blog friends couldn't join us. Thanks, Marydon, and hugs across the miles!


Mimi said...

My dear sweet friend who for all this time was a friend I could only imagine, but NOW ----YEAH!!!!
I have a face!!!!
I love that face!!!!
I love your blog!!!! it fits your face!!!!SO HAPPY you went and I so wish I could have gone!!!!
48 hours can change your life, I say 4 hours can change your life!!!!A friendship you make can and will last a lifetime!!!!
Hugs to you my sweet friend!!!!
next you must come to AZ!!!!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

That's the great thing about the internet -- all your blogging friends who couldn't make it are there now with your lovely pictures, Roland

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

What a Fabulous idea, I would love to meet up with fellow bloggers face to face. I am coming to the states in October, you have me thinking..lol

You look just how I imagined, a lovely lady:o)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is so nice to see all the lovely smiling faces of those at your get together. Yours too. It is nice to see friends and know what they look like. The tea looks wonderful. The table setting is just beautiful. Glad you had such a great weekend.

Becky K. said...

How interesting that I knew what you looked like before your readers. Oh, I am glad you are sharing with them....you are very lovely.

As I am now a new reader
I'll be visiting here often.
See you soon.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane
Hospitality Lane

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I knew immediately that the gal in the middle was our Buttercup!
What a neat idea, to gather for a tea!
Bloggie galpals should converge in such spots across the land, meeting and greeting.
Our own tea party gang....not quite as noisy as that other one going around, nationwide!
So glad to finally meet you dear lady.

Andrea said...

I am blessed to have been able to spend time with you. I wish we had been able to chat longer. I am thankful GOD brought you into my life. I look forward to getting to know you better in the future. Hope you are having a phenomenal day.
Hugs, love, blessings, and prayers,

West Side of Straight said...

What a great idea, and that decorated room and table set for a tea party! To die for! Beautiful. I bet you a great fun. You have a beautiful face - just like your blog!

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

Hi Buttercup,
It's me again:o)

Looking for your help and advice if you don't mind. We are looking to stay in New York for three or four night. We have been looking online at hotels and this is were I am totally bemused. Could you send me your email address so I can pick your brain a little please?
mine is shesixty@yahoo.co.uk.

Hoping to hear from you.



Chatty Crone said...

Hello Buttercup - I am so glad you shared your picture. I too love to have a face to connect to. I think I would have guessed that was you! What a beautiful happy gal you are. You looked like you were having a blast. I am so glad for you and jealous!

We should have a blog convention!

Thanks for sharing.


Good to be a Queen said...

A great idea indeed....Looks like so much fun.

Vee said...

Hi Buttercup~

What a cheerful moniker...love it! I'm happy to see this event posted from another angle. That way I get to see my pal Becky K. :D Thanks for signing up for my little giveaway...I'm so glad that you did!