Friday, October 21, 2011

Gathering of Friends Remembered

Last week I shared that I was off to spend the day with a few blog friends.  It was a day to remember!  A day filled with the sweet friendship of gals who have much in common.  Jane (Tickleberry Farm) was visiting our area so it seemed like a great time to gather some of her blog friends here and have fun together.  You can see a photo of all of us here

We met at Historic Deepwood Estate in Salem.  PA121439Deepwood is one of my favorite get-away places.  No matter how often I visit I always find something that captures my heart.  We strolled through the gardens and then we enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the mansion.  I loved the details – it seemed as if I was seeing them for the first time.  The shape of a papered archway. . .
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The carved detail of a corbel on the side of the archway. . . PA121443Reflected light. . .
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And the intricate pattern on the back of a beautiful settee.
PA121445After the tour of the mansion we had lunch together at a nearby café.  There was lots of talk and a lot of laughter.  It was such fun just being there together.  Our final stop was at a big antique mall near the café.  We had such fun browsing and shopping together.  And then, all too soon, it was time to head home again.  The hours we spent together cemented our hearts in friendships that will always be special.  And there is talk of getting together again soon.  Maybe next time you can join us!

Be sure and stop by to visit Marilyn (Delights of the Heart) to get a glimpse of the gardens here and read a bit about tea at Deepwood here. Elizabeth (Just Following Jesus) shares more here and here and you can see Jane and Marilyn and me in the garden here.  Be sure to stop by and visit Sharon (Rose of Sharon Garden) – you won’t be sorry!

Edited to add:  Marilyn shared more photos of Deepwood here today.  She captured the essence of the mansion in the most marvelous way.

8 comments:

  1. It sounds like a wonderful time! I am meeting a blog friend for lunch today! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. such a sweet time was had
    {{{*hug*}}}

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  3. Adrienne, it sounds like a perfect day. I wish I was near enough to join you.

    But, you made me feel as if I was there.

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  4. I so enjoyed this post and all the lovely blog friends and pictures. I'm so glad you all had such a wonderful time. Hugs

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  5. I'm so glad you and blogging friends had such a good time. Really enjoyed looking at all the pictures. So wonderful to meet new friends in blogland.

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  6. HI Adrienne, if this doesn't work, I'll email you! What a lovely post and I like your new shorter haircut! You have such neat places on your end of Oregon! Looks like you all had a great time visiting...now I am off to read the rest of your blog and some of theirs too! Have a blessed week,
    xoxo
    Marilyn

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  7. I know you all had a wonderful time! I loved the picture - you will treasure it I know. blessings, marlene

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  8. What a wonderful place to visit! Looks like all of you had a great time together!

    Katherine

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