Hello sweet friends! Grab a cup of tea or whatever you fancy and come with me on a little photo tour of the rest of the Pretend Perfect Day :)
Well after much preparation , cooking and baking, the table is all set for company...I'd love for you to join me!
The table didn't just magically get to this point, there was lots of hard work and a lot of heart and soul that went into getting ready...
First I donned an apron over my favorite floral summer dress and got busy making the main dish. A delicious creamy Alfredo noodle casserole, with just a hint of spice :)
Then it was time to make some sweet summer sandwiches and cover them in wax paper and seal them with pretty rose stickers to keep them fresh :)
I hope you love them as much as I did making them!
A sweet and tangy , chopped and dried plum tomato salad with cheese was the next dish to tackle...
And of course a delicious pitcher of iced cold lemon tea to wash it all down ...
After the main meal was prepared and cooked, it was time for the desserts :) The first was a favorite of mine, a yummy vanilla custard tart. This was a challenge, but what would a summer dinner party be without it?
And the perfect compliment was a selection of sweet and fruity extras... a peach pie tart, chocolate chip cookies, a few chocolate ones , and of course ... cupcakes :)
Then I brought out some summer blankets, a hot thermos of coffee, and a good book to talk about...
Oh yes, and also we had to have candles ready for when the sun goes down and we want to stay outside and enjoy the firefly's and stars!
Now everything was ready and waiting for company..... I'd love for you to come too!
It was the perfect evening....The sun stayed up late and the weather was divine....and as dusk came ....
I pulled out the blankets and we all dreamed about what to do with the rest of our Summer days... with a little help from our friend Susan Branch :)
And last but not least, there was a perfect time to eat dessert....In pretty pink Shabby chairs.... of course :)
If you couldn't make it, we missed you! and as always, I saved you a piece of cake :)
Well not really, lol, but you know what I mean :) It continues... every day, and like I said last week, Play as much as you can. Pretending is good for the soul!
I want to take this time and place to thank you all for being such incredible friends, followers , and customers too! I feel so blessed to be able to do this and love what I do every day. Believe in your dreams! It might have taken me 40 plus (!!) years to get here, but it was well worth the journey and sharing a little bit of me here every week is a blessing! So Thank you!!
Now it's time to go create more minis , get the "real" house ready for Spring and enjoy the seasons coming ahead with friends and family! and one more added to that list....Paint and shingle my home....
No lol, not the real one...... the new mini one!
Below is a picture of what it will look like completed... Thanks to the inspiring work of Ann from The Magical Dollhouse, a wonderful site for charity!
I hope you have a great week ahead!
Ps: don't forget to set your clocks ahead and enjoy the longer days! :)