Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lunch at the Farm

Wednesday was a beautiful day.
A perfect day for ladies to lunch at our friend's farm.

Since it was a bit chilly outside, Diana set the table on the sunporch.

This pretty candle and vase chandelier has dressed up the sunporch for a wedding,  several bridal showers and many luncheons.  

Our children, now grown and in other parts of the country, enjoyed good times on this swing.  It seems to be waiting for them to return--perhaps with children of their own.
The red building in the background is a kitchen that has seen preparations for many gatherings through the years.  Beyond the kitchen is a field of corn (or soybeans?) just beginning to leaf out.

From the peony garden.

Lemonade in an antique turquoise pitcher, a vase of peonies and Jane.

This plate was so pretty I hated to put food on it.
That feeling was short lived as Diana brought out.... rolls.

What else would you serve butter in on a corn farm?

Diana's delicious broccoli salad--even broccoli haters love it!

I'll be sharing the recipe for this tasty egg dish with you soon.

For now, I'm off to another luncheon.  I am, after all, recuperating still.


  1. what lovely pictures! when I see picturrd like yourd I missed the summer the nice part! all look nice

  2. what a wonderful place to have breakfast.. very beautiful home

  3. That is one great spot to go for a break; love all your photos. If that swing could talk. Hope you are having a good week.

  4. This was a lovely respite for all of us. I LOVE peonies, the food looked wonderful, and I adored the setting.


    Thanks and hugs,


  5. What a wonderful meal. Love all the pictures -- and yes, that is the perfect butter dish for a corn farm!

  6. What a way to recuperate, Bonnie!!!!!! ha.. That farm is a fabulous place to go --to be with old friends and to relive the memories of the past. Love the old swing.

  7. love the chandelier and the turquoise pitcher. what a fun place to have a luncheon.

  8. I remember your beautiful lunches on your friends farm, everything is always so special. I hope the swing doesn't stay empty long. I love the little corn dish and the peonies. Can't wait for the recipe. How are you doing?

  9. Oh my...made me hungry! It looks lovely!!!
    Keep on recuperating. Fun!!
    : ) Kris

  10. What a spot:) Lovely~ And enjoy every luncheon you can.

  11. Oh your lunch is so delightfully inviting, I'd really have a sip of that lemonade. I am crazy about your attention to every detail, to little things that brighten up the place..
    My peonies are not in bloom yet :).

  12. Looks like a beautiful place to relax and enjoy! And yep, you don't want to rush that recovery:@)

  13. Oh, I love to hear of your visits to "the farm" with your friends! Sounds like such a wonderful group of women, Bonnie. You are so fortunate to have them in your life... but, you know that. ;) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

  14. It looks like a lovely setting with some sentiment there with the swing! And the food looks so good.

  15. I can't wait to see that recipe! Sounds like a wonderful day.

  16. What a fabulous place to get together. You are blessed to have friends such as these.

  17. Love that chandelier!!
    And I wish I was invited to your lunch. Lemonade in that beautiful pitcher looks so inviting on a summer's day!

  18. what a great luncheon....these pics look like they came right out of a magazine! i love that chandelier!

  19. What a special place. I am intrigued by the kitchen in the red building. The food looks wonderful. Looking forward to the recipe.

  20. Nothing makes a meal more tastier than a wonderful atmosphere! This does look like the perfect spot for a get together and the weather was on your side as well. Thanks for sharing this and have a great weekend!

  21. What a wonderful lunch and place to have it! Love the setting!

  22. Such the social one you are. :)
    The food looks delicious. I'm sure you had a great tiem.

    Take care.


  23. Good food and friends.
    Farm and friends.
    Beautiful dishes and friends.
    Butter and friends.
    Memories and friends.

    Sounds delicious. Glad your getting some wonderful times as you continue to recuperate.

  24. I love post like this one...lunch at the farm, great memories, new memories, friendship. Awesome!


  25. We've had some wonderful weather, too! I wish is would never end..but the heat and humidity will be here before we know it! :(
    What a great luncheon! Everything looks so beautiful and delicious!

  26. what a beautiful spot and such a beautiful meal, such a perfect day,
    I have started a new blog, my old one was compromised, I hope you will find me, I have called it When the bough broke

  27. The setting is perfect for a luncheon on a lovely day in May. That chandelier is so beautiful! And the swing....I want to fly to the sky =)

    Thank you for sharing!


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