Sunday, March 18, 2012

An Exotic Wine and Cheese Party for 2 in the Garden

Ever since I bought this blue parlor set from a Houston trip last year, I told my friend, Debjani, we should have a wine and cheese party here. Debjani's spring break from her MBA course is almost over so we decided to do it last Friday. It was also the perfect day, kinda hot in the low 80's but it was breezy.

 I told Debjani to wear a sari or any other Indian outfit and I would have a surprise for her. She gladly obliged so I took out my surprise, a pair of Indian dolls I bought from HG when I was in FL this past winter. They are suspended on strings so I hang them up on the gingkho tree, leaves of which are just starting to come out.

They seem happy up there.

The breeze was making the dolls and  tablecloth sway.

The azaleas and the peach trees behind them are still blooming

I was hoping they would still be blooming when AJ comes but the flowers are falling off pretty fast

But maybe by then, the confederate jazmines on the arbor might be blooming. There is always something blooming in the garden at different times.

The orange trumpets are also blooming around the gazebo. Do you see them peeking behind the arbor? Orange snap dragons on the ground are doing well.

 Here is a close up of the orange trumpet vines. The purplish pink azaleas on the other side of the secret garden are also blooming. Do you see them through the gazebo window? The perenials on the secret garden terrace are just starting to come up.

I baked some bunny sugar cookies, the kind that are ready to bake from the grocery, and served some grapes too.

 Do you see the pool?

Debjani is lovely in her pretty cobalt blue outfit?

Isn't she?

 Cheese and crackers. We had 2 types of goat cheese, muenster, happy cow with tomatoes and basil and plain ones and brie.

 Kanu wine that I brought out from our wet bar. We have never had it before but it was actually pretty good. I think I bought it from World Market about 3 years ago.

I placed the wine in a pewter wine holder.

 Uh oh! I think we got company. How did they get inside the dome?

The dolls were getting tired from hanging from the tree so I allowed them to sit on the table.

Yep, we have company and they beat us to the cheese.

The pink Italian wine glasses match the azaleas.

I appreciate you all for coming by.
I am linking with:
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Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Marty's Tableop Tuesday
Sally's Blue Monday
Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop
Kathy's Home and garden and
Kathy's A Return to Loveliness Party
Susan's Outdoor Wed.
Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday
Sherry's Open House Party Thursday
Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday

Thank you so much for hosting, lovely ladies!! 
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