Thursday, May 3, 2012

Chapeau Luncheon

"My advice to the garden clubs of our land
is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias"
-William Allen White (purportedly)

via here
Garden Tour
By artist Nancy Colella
Norwell, Massachusetts








FELLOWSHIP



BUSINESS & PROJECTS
After a few mimosas, our President conducted a brief business meeting...and showed off our awards received at this year's Garden Club of South Carolina meeting

Full disclosure...said President is the Mother (aka Gladys and/or GG) of this author

Her parting gift to all of us as she leaves office...beautiful cookies made by the talented daughter of one of our members



CHAPEAUX
That member also happens to be last year's recipient of the Chapeau Award

Presenting the award to this year's best-dressed hat



FLOWERS
Equally well-dressed as the hats were the tables.  Gathered from their yards and those of friends...the flowers were arranged by our hosts






GARDEN VIEWS
Our host's yard and garden, situated on a bluff over-looking Black Creek





EXPANDING HORIZONS


Excerpt from the poem
I BELONG TO GARDEN CLUB BECAUSE
by Mary R. Duling
(parting words recited by our President at this year's luncheon)

To read the poem, see link below



HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND



6 comments:

Gail, in northern California said...

Well heck...no wonder you're so pretty!

(For some reason, you remind me of the actress Naomi Watts.)

Flowers are absolutely gorgeous against the crisp white tablecloths.

Thank you for sharing pictures from what looked like a lovely afternoon making memories.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Thanks Gail, GG will be so flattered! I am as well

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I love EVERYTHING about this post. Looks like a fun time. What a lovely tradition. Have a great weekend!

LUCY WILLIAMS said...

your mother is the epitomy of southern!!!!!!!!!

pve design said...

Bless your little hear and your garden club. Love the parting words and your Mother is quite the rose.
pve

Jennifer C. Webb said...

to say I have a lot to learn from these ladies is an understatement...how to garden AND how to behave

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