Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Relaxing Afternoon

Work is busy. And there is always housework. But after bringing the kids home from school today, I went to visit my friend Shereen.

Her home is relaxing and inviting.

And everything she does is so beautifully presented. From the sambousa with tamarind sauce ...

to egg salad sandwiches ...

and lemon cake for dessert.

She also had pretty embroidered linens to share. They are handmade by ladies in India for charity so, of course, I had to buy a few.

These lovely little packages were just for me.

A little box with mother of pearl lid and lovely sandalwood incense.

I hope your day is filled with relaxing moments and the pleasures of friendship. Peace & Blessings, Tammy

20 comments:

Angel said...

Tammy - I love these photos. Your friend sounds like the kind of hostess I aspire to be. Thank you for sharing this inspiring post. Blessings to you!

Susan said...

Hello Tammy....What a lovely end to a busy day. Great pictures. Susan

Diane said...

How nice to have such a special friend who does things so beautifully. I'm sure you truly feel like a welcome guest. Diane
P.S. What's the difference in time there? If it's 12 noon here what is it there?

Theresa said...

How nice to get together with friends... and then to be able to purchase some goodies and get gifts at the same time?... lucky girl! Theresa xoxo

Marilyn said...

How nice to be pampered by a good friend and do a good deed at the same time!!!.... lovely gifts and photos Tammy. Have a good rest of the week....

A Vintage Chic said...

What a lovely evening with your friend...such a blessing to have a friend that provides you with such a peaceful and beautiful break from the everyday cares of life!

Thanks for sharing, my friend!

Julie

The Garden Bell said...

Just look at all I missed while away. What a wonderful time it looks like you have been having. Reading on and hope to be caught back up soon.

Toodles,
Kate

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Tammy,
What a dear & sweet friend you have in Shereen! I read on your profile that you live in Kuwait. My dear friend's family is from Kuwait and they make trips there every year!

I also want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your caring and heartfelt words you left for me on my blog. Your thoughts and prayers for my dear Mom mean more to me than you will ever know.
Love and Blessings,
Carol Anne xoxo

glor said...

There are no better moment then those spent with a special friend. What a lovely afternoon you had. May your evening be as special.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

What a wonderful day and friend your have Tammy. Those are beautiful photos. I love the dainty hankies. I got some new fabrics from India and Botswana just last week. Blessings
QMM

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Very nice. Looks like your friend is a good cook! Glad you had some nice relaxing time with a good friend! We all need more of that time!

Kate said...

What a beautiful post and so heart warming as well. I am so happy to see that around the world friendship still warms our hearts. Have a great week Tammy!!

xoxo
Kate

Linda said...

I too really believe in presentation and it's how things are at our house as well. So warm and welcoming. Lovely photos and a lovely afternoon for sure.

Candy said...

A relaxing day for sure. Perfect time to day dream of Switzerland. Hope you get to go someday...it fabulous.
I will be posting little parts our trip in between life. Today I'm off to work at the antique mall where I have a booth.
Enjoy your day as well. Blessings ;-)

Claus said...

You can tell that she is a thoughtful person. Everything looks so pretty and delicate. Love the linens! They remind me of some my late grandma left, and some I got last year with Christmas embroidery.
have a great, hopefully less busy, day! :o)

Melissa said...

Wow! We actually have Martha Stewart's twin in Kuwait. Your pictures looked like something directly from out of a magazine. Does she have kids? Kudos to her if she did as I know mine would of had those lovely items in the first picture probally on the floor and half broken...lol! Glad you got some R&R. Who needs to go to a spa when you have friends like her...you are very lucky:)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I'm glad that you take time from a life that sometimes gets just crazy to just enjoy a friend and all her love. Good for you!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

So, what was the first food you showed? It looks good..and everything was so wonderfully presented..isn't it nice to know someone who will make the extra effort for you? Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

What a nice way to spend the afternoon. My hat is off to anyone who presents everything so nicely. My food usually tastes pretty good, but my presentation is not worth sharing... I am glad you got to enjoy the company of a good friend after a long day of work and busy moments. Hope you followed the afternoon with some quiet time full of crochet, cross stitching and creativity!!

Love you,
Renee

Barbara Jean said...

Lovely luncheon, and beautiful linens. Would love to have some of those. Great to support the ladies.

Blessings

barbara jean

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