December 19, 2010

Ladies Only Champagne Holiday Brunch

For many years I have hosted a 
"Ladies Only Champagne Holiday Brunch"

Besides deviled eggs and a meat tray the buffet includes sausage cheese balls and cheesy hash brown potatoes.  It is something that Julia Childs would approve of, it includes a stick of butter, 2# of cheese, and a pint of whipping cream poured over the top.

I fit 20 people into my little house (That's Billie the cat on the back of the couch)

I made petite fours for the first and last time...Can we say pain in the butt!

And the guest of honor.....Mimosa's

We eat and then do an ornament exchange, it is so much fun to get together with just the girls at this special time of year.

Mommy and me

You know the song, "All though it's been said many times, many ways"......Well, indulge me as I thank you, I had no idea when I started blogging 7 months ago the wonderful people I would meet.  The support and friendship was not something I was prepared for.  It is not that the people in my life don't love and support me, it's that they don't get my shabby, romantic, crafting, world like you do.  I have learned so much, from such generous bloggers.  I feel so intimately tied to your cats, dogs, kids, booths, online stores, craft projects, health, and happiness.  You have enriched my life

So,  "All though it's been said many times, many ways"
Merry Christmas to you! 



Marydon said...

What a gorgeous presentation & luncheon, Carol. Sure you had a lovely time ... You & your Mother look so alike.

Merry Christmas ~
Have a beautiful season ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon


Merry Christmas!!!
Your brunch looks fab!!! Maybe next year I can come! Love the photo of you and your Mom!
Your home is very inviting and so pretty for Christmas!
deb :)

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Your home looks so cozy and inviting. And your goodies put ten pounds on my hips just by looking at them, so I know they must have tasted "simply divine, dah-ling!"

I'm glad you started blogging. You have a personal and generous touch as you share your creative world with us that I just love. Much merriment to you and your lovely mom too during the holiday season!

sissie said...

Hi Carol!
You are just a doll! I love the photo of you and your Mom, you are both so cute.

You really prepared a lovely brunch for the ladies. Everything looks so pretty.
Your home is so you! I love all the dreamy pastel colors and pretty details throughout your rooms.

You are so right about other bloggers understanding one another and I agree that bloggers friends like you have enriched my life as well. I just love it when you email me with a comment, suggestion or question about our booths or things in general that only we can appreciate. I love how you share your ideas and creative projects.

I'm so glad that our paths have crossed.

I wish you a beautiful Christmas.


Olivia said...

Ohhhhhh Carol, this looks AMAZING! I am with you in spirit and your holiday decorating is quite enough, so pretty and shabby. Shhhhh, don't tell anyone, but the "family room is where I am going to find some old Victorian sofa to work one! Only shabby roses of course, maybe wicker! Giggle! Maybe you read my mine...anyhoo, my kids are always with me so, if I have a "studio" they must be apart of it (of course I get to decorate it) Hee Hee! Love your yummy goodies you shared.
Squishy hugs,

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

FUN WOW!!~ I love the party, wish I was there. And everything looks so delightful!!~

luluslovlies said...

Everything looks just Beautiful and yummy Carol. I love blog visiting with you back and forth and we crafters/creators are like no other breed, my best to you this coming year! Big Holiday Hugs, Marilou

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful and fun post! It looks like you had a wonderful time. Blogging has really changed my life also and I'm glad you have made so many new friends.

Jacalyn @ said...

How lovely everything looks. And, who doesn't love a mimosa?! Merry Christmas to you too Carol!


Mari said...




Nancy said...

Your home is beautiful, Carol! The table and food looks great and I love the pic of you and your mom!

Have a blessed Christmas!


La said...

Merry Christmas, Sweet Carol. I hope Santa is good to you and 2011 brings lots of surprises, good health, and happiness. La

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, how lovely your home looks and your table looks so good with all the goodies. I have enjoyed visiting your blog and all of your how-to's and advice. I agree that the ladies blogland are so nice and helpful. The picture of you and your mom is so cute! I always look forward to your posts. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Thank you for sharing with us...everything looks delicious and so does your home.
Wishing you and your family a very blessed and joyfull Christmas.

Tina Eudora said...

It has been a distinct pleasure getting to know you also Carol! Your loving and generous spirit reach right through the screen and touch my life whenever I visit. I wish you the happiest Christmas ever, filled with love and wonder.

P.S. that table setting and the food look amazing and I can almost taste those Petite Fours!
Tina xo

Sonia said...

Wow, that is a wonderful idea Carol. And what a feast for the eyes and belly ;). I wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!!
Creating Vintage Charm

Jenn said...

What a wonderful blog! I just subscribed :-) I see myself as a bit of a minimalist also. I have a tree, simply decorated with whatever ornaments I have, a few Christmas themed candles on my own fireplace mantle. I don't have stockings hung (yet) as I am looking for a nice set of holders like you have (the "J", "O" & "Y") so I don't have to put screw in hooks in my own mantle :)

Lovely blog, thanks for joining and sharing.

Merry Christmas to you too!!

Ontario, Canada

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Carol, I could love your home one bit more! SO cozy, sweet, beautiful... I could go on and on! That is a great photo of you and your Mother. What a perfect presentation for the ladies! My Mother has a little dinner party every year - she calls it the Jingle Mongle and there aew 5 of us she invites. We bring each other gifts and eat ... it is a great time had by all!
Have a pretty day! And a pretty Christmas!

Roselle said...

It's all so lovely! You are a sweet, talented, gifted and GENEROUS lady. I am glad to have found you. I think you and I began blogging around the same time. It's been fun and I am looking forward to the year ahead!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

WOW what an amazing shindig. It sure does look festive and tasty. I wish I were closer I could crash that party :)

Thanks so much for your kind words of encouragment. You blog friends are the best. I mean it.

kelly said...

Carol, Merry Christmas to you and your family. What a wonderful post. The food looks very inviting and of course so does the decor.


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Of course Carol, hubby knows all about you too! Merry Christmas! Debbie XXX000

Debbie said...

It's all perfectly pink and lovely to me!

And will you indulge me to say THANK YOU right back? I have been so inspired by you and your Polka Dot Closet. You make me think of old items in brand new ways. It's a treat to come here.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Carol ~ the only thing missing at your beautiful luncheon was...ME! LOL! Just kidding! It looks like it was a wonderful time! Have a Merry Christmas! ~Stacy~

bee'nme said...

Merry Christmas Carol! I pray you will enjoy every moment of this Christmas season with your family and friends, and have a glorious New Year! Thanks for your encouragement to me and for sharing your creativity and inspiration with all of us!

Hugs & Blessings,

Michelle said...

Champagne is the best way to start a ladies brunch! The food looks delicious, my mum makes devilled eggs at parties and they always go down a treat. Merry Chrissy to you too all the best for the holiday season and look forward to seeing more crafting ideas in the new year :)

Connie said...

You are so right, sugar. How can there be "closure" on a tragic event. It doesn't make sense to me either. Pop psychology I think!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Carol, Your table and all the food looks wonderful. I hope you had a fabulous time. I am looking forward to meeting you in February.

PEACHES said...

Girl, I feel like I was at the party right there with you and your guests! Looks like y'all had a wonderful time, even the kitty :)

PS: Those petite fours looked scrumptious!

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