a garden party.

June 25, 2012

sandwiches tea sandwiches | goat cheese, cucumber & chive endives endives | tomatoes, feta, and toasted almonds olives olives | lemon and salt forget-me-not plates forget-me-not plates cupcakes special delivery | butter lane cupcakes
cupcakes, eaten cupcakes, sampled

on saturday there was a garden party. just for me. i’m not one for wedding showers, but with the big day looming just over a month away, my sister, cait, planned a little surprise just-because. she invited old friends and new friends and made all my favorite treats.  cupcakes sent from a faraway friend were delivered to our secret garden by my doting brother-in-law and we sipped on rhubarb iced tea and sampled all the flavors. there was nary a ribbon hat in sight, but there was a momma, who drove in two hours toting forget-me-not plates, just because i love them.

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  • Reply J+H @ Beyond The Stoop June 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    those cupcakes look a-mah-zing… and i'd take a few of those adorable goat cheese sammiches šŸ˜€


  • Reply Crystal June 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Congrats! That sounds like the perfect bridal shower to me. I'm getting married next year and am kind of dreading the ribbon hat and shower games! xo

  • Reply sweet harvest moon June 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    So sweet! I'm glad you had a lovely time!

  • Reply anthony June 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    an awesome afternoon. thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Tori - 2 plus 1 June 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    beautiful photos and what a lovely event, thanks for sharing lovely photos xhttp://2plus1dotme2.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Abby June 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Lovely photos. It sounds like the perfect afternoon party!

  • Reply Alexa June 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    this is the most beautiful wedding shower i've ever seen! i'll have to remember these details.

    you are one loved lady šŸ™‚

  • Reply Clare June 25, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    That sounds ideal and looks beautiful! Thank you for posting the article on air conditioning the other day as well, it was just what I needed to read.

  • Reply Milynn luong June 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Do you have a special recipe for those tea sandwiches? I'm a big fan of goat cheese. It looks like you had lot's of fun and one day when I have my own place I would like to have a tea party in a similar fashion.


  • Reply Karina Cifuentes June 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    The endives looks like such a great recipe. I love garden parties. My favorite kind.

  • Reply Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } June 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Goat cheese, cucumber and chive tea sandwiches. That sounds soooo good.

  • Reply Nicole June 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    how special and what lovely photos. congratulations!

  • Reply Daniella June 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Aw, beautiful! What a great little party! I had my shower this weekend too, lol. It's that time of year!

    I love how the chives are on those little sandwiches. Looks great!

  • Reply Rhianna Nelson June 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Beautiful photos, as always! Any chance you can divulge some more information about the forget-me-not plates so that I can stalk op shops, etsy and ebay in the hope of finding some for myself? They look amazing!

    Enjoy the last month of your engagement šŸ™‚ Rhi xx

    The Wildest of Dreams

  • Reply la domestique June 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    What an elegant meal! The cupcakes look so good. Lovely!

  • Reply holtkamp June 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    looks so perfect! congratulations! šŸ™‚

  • Reply IndiaMorgan June 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Was so thrilled this morning when I opened my Google reader and saw the Joanna Goddard featured RMTL. WAY TO GO, ERIN. Big things are happening this year. xx

  • Reply Things That Can Fly June 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    What a nice surprise and a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon. šŸ™‚

  • Reply annette June 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    What a beautiful garden party!!!

  • Reply Victoria June 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    What a lovely looking spread!

  • Reply Krystal June 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    adooorable cupcakes and food choices!

  • Reply Kayla Poole June 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    So sweet! One month away already? Yowza!

  • Reply rebecca June 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    and fancy plates even! impressive. so soon!!!

  • Reply Joan June 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Awwww, family…. they are the best! And friends too. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Rachel June 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm


  • Reply Amielle June 26, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Awww. That was so sweet of your sister to plan that for you. I'm glad you had so much fun. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Sobrina Tung June 26, 2012 at 5:40 am

    looks like such a beautiful afternoon. and those cupcakes — yum! such a sweet mom and sis you've got šŸ™‚

  • Reply trishie June 26, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Your garden party looks amazing. I love your beautiful forget-me-not plate and the food looks delicious

  • Reply Valerie {all mussed up} June 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    How dainty and elegant. Just the perfect thing for celebrating a bride! (:

  • Reply Shoko June 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    So sweet! I'm hungry just looking at these pictures!

  • Reply Erin June 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    thanks for all of your sweet notes, friends. yes, indeed, the party was every bit as lovely as it looks. xo.

  • Reply Kristina June 27, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    looks like a wonderful afternoon to me. the food, the plates and the cupcake! all perfection! happy to hear that you did not have to wear funny hat and play even more funnier games šŸ™‚

  • Reply garden sheds June 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    They look really tasty! Yummy!

  • Reply Cindy June 29, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    the party looks lovely and you know i love those plates. exciting times for you two!. enjoy them and your weekend!

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