Thursday, November 5, 2009

Whew.............

The Open House is over and I am ready for a break......unfortunately, I cannot take much of one, as I have a million other things to do. BUT, the pressure to have everything done for the party is off, and I am relieved. It was a fun party, with lots of visiting and friends who came by, although I would have liked to have more traffic coming through. My dining room was set up like a store, and actually still is! I have to put all of that away......but not at the moment! :)
I have accumulated many things and got rid of some, but still have way too much that I don't want to put away. If there is something in the pics you are interested in, please let me know....we can strike a deal perhaps! Or if you'd like a typed list of what is still available, I can email it to you. This is not pics of everything, there's more. I have a stack of books, too available. I'll post more pics of what is available tomorrow.

The food all turned out wonderfully, and my dear friend Barbara was here all day helping me in the kitchen. She is such a great sport about helping, and a gracious hostess as well. I loved the way the set up worked this year. I had all the eats and drinks set up in the kitchen rather than the dining room and the "store-front" set up in the dining room. In previous years, I had the reverse, but this seemed to work better. So I was very pleased with that. The food table looked beautiful and the food was all good. Hmmm, lots left though, but I cannot seem to scale back enough--perhaps its in my genes to prepare to feed an army! My stepfather is like that, too, and always makes enough food to feed the multitudes.
So I took lots of pics to share...hope you don't get bored, but I'll share. It was a fun time, and I wished each of you could have been here. So maybe you'll get a feel for how things were through looking at the pics. Enjoy. Oh, and I'll share more of the recipes tomorrow.















17 comments:

kimmcl said...

I'm not sure, but it looks like you were a SLAH consultant?? Glad your open house was such a success! I love that cake stand in the last pic. How much for that? Also, I'm launching my Etsy store in the next couple days. Stay posted!!!! Kim

Designs on 47th Street said...

Suzanne, it all looks wonderful. I'm so glad you shared pics. It does look like a lot of great products. Oh my~ Your food table is so impressive. Yes, you DID have a lot of food! Wish it could be frozen and sent my way two weeks from today for my silk showing! :) Are those ham biscuits??

Anxious to see even more pictures. Glad this is behind you and you sold a lot.

Donna

Robin said...

Everything looks SO GREAT! I know it was a lot of work, but I'm sure it was worth it! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous pictures!

{{{HUGS}}}

Robin :o)

Richella said...

Suzanne, everything looks so pretty! As you might imagine, that cross caught my eye. . . .

I am proud of you for having this Open House every year. I just love to hear that someone does something each year. I think it's a great idea for you and for your guests. Wish you could come here and help me get ready for my next party!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

I've just spent waaayyy too much time drooling over your catalog :) Beautiful items!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Glad it went well! Your food table looks really yummy and pretty! Hope you get everything put away or sold!!!

Tara said...

Looks like a lot of work to me! But fun too. I see a lot of pieces that I own and love. See pieces I wish I owned. LOL...
Kick your feet up and rest. You deserve it.
Hugs from Tara.

Lisa said...

All looks yummy!! Glad you had a great time!
Hugs, Lisa

Southern Lady said...

Suzanne, it sounds like your open house was a huge success. Everything was so nicely displayed, and your food table looked wonderful all decked out in fall colors.

I hope you can take some time to catch your breath before you tackle putting stuff away. That was quite an undertaking.

jenjen said...

I am so glad your party was a success Suzanne! I wish I could have come!

XOXO
Jen

Lee said...

That is sooo purty, and now I am hungry. Wishing you great success in your sales.
Lee

Just a little something from Judy said...

You seem like the perfect person to be hosting these parties. Each picture is filled with beautiful things. No wonder your friends enjoy your parties. Just from my visits to this blog, I know you would do great in sales.

Congratulations on a great party.

Anita said...

Your buffet table looks wonderful and the food ... yummy! I would love to see a list of the items you still have...I see a couple of things that are making my heart go pitty pat...you know how I love SLAH. Any Emerson stemware by any chance??? Can't wait to see more and looking forward to your recipes.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

SO MANY GOODIES...wish I could have been there! I love SLAH. Can never get enough of it.

Hope you have a great weekend!
~Misti

karen said...

Everything is so pretty . Wish I could afford something. The food looks great. You need to freeze for Thanksgiving. Looks like a good time.

Pamela said...

So much fun and sooo much trouble to get in to!;) You sold me on the frames you had for $15 a piece. Somebody on the local yardsale site has the set of three for just $15. Gotta have um!

At Town Square said...

That food looks yummy! Saw your comment on another blog. Saying hi.