Saturday, September 3, 2011

September Soiree

When I went to Jeanne Oliver's end of the summer soiree, I wanted to bring her something special to match the theme.
So I went to work in the studio and designed this little "gift cone" using a burlap-like material, old laces and trims, and a piece of a vintage necklace.  I lined the inside of the cone with French primer pages.
I put a few little trinkets in the cone: some Fall themed embellishments, polka dot organdy in fall colors, vintage buttons, and a poem about September taken from a 1930s primer.
I was happy with how it came out!
Little did I know the treat I was in for as Jeanne welcomed me into her home, garden, and circle of amazing friends!
She is a wonderful hostess; every detail was a feast for the eyes...
and the food was amazing!
It was a beautiful, warm September evening...
Jeanne
and the air was full of the sound of laughter...
as old friends reunited, and new friendships blossomed.
new pal Rachel and I
What a wonderful treat to be included in all the fun!
Bonus: at nightfall, we gathered to watch a movie in the open air -- my favorite!

6 comments :

pam said...

Love the hostess gift you made, I'm starting to develop a button thing because of you! Glad you had a wonderful time! Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for sharing!

Tamatha said...

Your hostess gift is beautiful! The party looks like so much fun!

Angela said...

Can you show us more how you made the cone? It is just beautiful! Love it in the burlap!

Gabriela said...

you get to enjoy some wonderful parties.....lucky girl!Your cone is beautiful.....

Mina said...

I love that cone! You are so gifted, Laurie.

Rachel Carlson said...

you captured some really great photos, yay. and i LOVE the cone your brought her. it was SO nice to meet you laurie. HUGE hugs!!