Happy Birthday Splendid Market!!
It has been two years now since I published the first post on Splendid Market. This has become such an enriching part of my life and I find it to be so exciting to have so many wonderful readers who share my notions of splendidness!
As a gift to the old girl, I decided to give her a new look. I think Dr. Shari at the Little Blue Deer Spa for Blogs did a spendiferous job, don’t you?? If any of you are considering “a little work” for your blog, I highly recommend Dr. Shari. She is creative, talented, and FAST!! Thank you for doing such a nice job Shari, it was a pleasure to work with you!!
To celebrate this birthday, I thought I would bring you to a party, and not just any party (of course)! I am going to take you to a raucous Toga Party! This was a party my friend threw for her husband, I hope you enjoy it.
The decor was just fantastic, beyond a doubt, it was the most elegantly decorated toga party I’ve ever attended. The party was held in a giant tent on their front yard. Even though it was cold and rainy outside, the tent was warm and toasty, it was completely sealed and had real doors.
This splashy fountain was at the center of the entry.
The entry was lined with giant urns filled with flowers and draping ivy.
Chandeliers dripped from the ceiling in the main part of the tent and giant palms adorned the space.
The golden chairs were draped with tassels and each table had a Greek name.
Small bowls of olive oil with olives were at each place setting for dipping. The beautiful centerpieces were made of white flowers and greens,
including bunches of green grapes.
The gold banded glasses were an elegant detail.
Down the center of the tent was a large table holding piles of beautiful loaves of bread,
and a plentiful display of fruit.
I thought this was set-up so we could have a massive food fight after dinner.
Towards the end of the meal, belly dancers began circling the tables… somehow I lost any and all desire for dessert.
But it was beautifully garnished with a bay leaf, pine nuts and rose petals.
more toga to come,