Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Spring Art Party

Last Friday I hosted an evening of creative escape for my three closest friends and myself. It was a fabulous evening with a French theme.

We started with a laid back cocktail hour, minus the cocktails. But we did have French Lemonade and French Jazz.



Yes, a much needed wind down from the crazy week that we each had had.

From there we moved on to a seriously yummy dinner, al fresco.

Remember the paint chip collage peek I showed before? Here is the whole thing. I read an article in the winter issue of Sew Somerset... napkin rings created out of paint chips. It was a cool idea, so I thought I would try it. However, by the time I finished, they wouldn't curl around the napkins. But I really like how they turned out anyway. And I also made place cards with small silver trays, flowers and antique lace.

After dinner, we moved inside to create.

We made hand bound journals, or at least began them. There was so much laughing through out the evening, that by 1am we were only half way through the project and all dead tired.

We also have been working on a collaborative tag book, but again because of our crazy lives, none of us completed on them on time. So when those are finished I'll share.

Have a beautiful week!

15 comments:

the wild raspberry said...

your table settings were so pretty... what a lovely thing to do for your friends.
have a wonderful day
chas

Tiedupmemories said...

How pretty! I would love to attend one of your little get togethers! They look like so much fun!What a great pal you are! Thanks for sharing your party!
Tracy

Julie said...

Sounds like such a lovely evening!

TinyBear said...

What a great day/evening you had. Your table settings are beautiful - love the napkin rings.

Robin Thomas: A Nest With a View said...

Hi, I found you through the Bella Blogs list. I love this idea and should plan one soon. Your friends who create are the ones that will share your appreciation for the love and details you put into this evening.

Polka Dot Moon said...

You throw a Fabulous get together!! Looks like so much fun was had :)

Becky said...

Sounds like alot of fun!Thanks for sharing this with us all.

Jamie said...

Look at what a lovely evening you created for your friends!!! Sweet Girl! Lucky Friends:) Love, Jamie

Sandy Michelle said...

Everything looks wonderful and so french! I can't wait to see what you all made :)

Sandy xox

Charlene said...

Sounds like you had a BLAST! The laughing was so good for you & the creating followed right behind. Good for all of you that you took the time. It does fly by doesn't it? Where does a week go?

pinkstilettos said...

What a pretty party! I loke your set-up in the first photo. Daisy~

natalea said...

oh how wonderful! looks like it was a fabulous time Alisa!
xo natalea

Margaret said...

What a wonderful evening! friends, food and crafting, I'm feeling quite envious! I could do with a bit of that myself! I've very much enjoyed your Blog, you have a lovely style. M

cindy said...

oh...it all looks wonderful! I can't hardly wait to meet you gals! We are gonna have a blast!

-c
yapping cat

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

All I can say is: I was there...and it was FANTASTIC! Paris puts nothing over on you!