Two of my girlfriends also retired from teaching last week so I had brunch to celebrate!
This was the menu:
The centerpiece was fresh flowers from the garden in the tea pot I painted the other day:
Tiger Lilies are one of my favorite flowers!
I used my clip-on chalkboards as place cards and wrapped little bars of handmade soap as favors:
These 2 girlfriends are also MacKenzie-Childs fans, so I set the table with assorted berry bowls and checked dishes and napkins:
The salt/pepper shakers are from Anthropologie:
The salad was simple to make; a leaf of Romaine lettuce and tomatoes, cucumbers. and a radish rose with vidalia onion/tomato dressing:
I made fruit salad with watermelon, pineapple, melon, strawberries and mint:
The mint is from my herb garden!
Here is the table before we sat down:
I used my mother's 60 year old pilsner glasses for Mimosas and garnished them with a strawberry:
I made Cheese, Bacon and Spinach Quiche:
I also served tomato/basil bruschetta with cheese and scones
Cake balls were served for dessert:
Here is Debbie and Janine, always smiling!
And we have lots to smile about! Happy Retirement to us!