Lady Katherine Welcomes You To 
 Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles 
Bloggers Luncheon and Tea

Lady Katherine 
working on a centerpiece for the table, 
D  lives an hour away,
 came early to help Lady Katherine set the table.
Thanks D, I could not have done it without you.

From the left to right are
Katherine Ellen, D, Christine, Debra, Lady Katherine

As each Belle arrived, they would come up and ask are you Lady Katherine?
We all hugged each other as each of  the Belles arrived,
 for we were all so happy to meet each other for the first time.

 As I made the Centerpiece, D placed my black placemats,
 the Corner Bakery Cafe’s flatware, cups and napkins.

Centerpiece was made with a grapevine basket, my  90 year old friend, Hazel wove.  I placed a pie pumpkin in the basket, my husband bought on at Walmart on the way to the Cafe. 
I had planned to use one large pumpkin and two smaller pumpkins. 
My husband, bought three pie pumpkins, and it turned out to be the greatest idea,
 for there would not have been room for large pumpkins. 

Did you know there is a difference in pie pumpkins and the larger ones used for Jack-o-lanterns?

I then added a bush of sunflowers, added silk leaves to the handle,
 and placed gourds that I grew in the garden. 
I added two pie pumpkins on each side of the basket. 

Just before the luncheon, I went to Ross to purchase two more of my black, 
round sea grass  placemats, which I did not find.   I did find two premade fall arrangements filled with fall leaves, and pumpkins. I placed my two new black lanterns,
 from Ross on each side of the fall arrangements. 
Back view of the Centerpiece with the pre-made Fall arrangement on the right.

View of the table set with the my black lanterns, 
the glass on each side of the lantern is a different color, red, green, yellow, and blue. 

Yes, I forgot to lite the lanterns, everyone were arriving just as D and I were putting up all the extra things I had brought. I had a large trash bag full of extra things to use, I was going to make a fall arrangement the day before. I had my grandchildren all day, so I just washed gourds,
 and decided I would  just  have to wing this table setting!
With D’s help I think we did, What do you think?

I missed out getting in some of the photos for the group of ladies behind our table, wanted to know what was going on. I explained we were meeting for the first time and were bloggers on the internet. They loved the table and wanted my email address and website address, for they want to join in on the fun. 
Another view of the whole table

Place setting with the hostess gift of a pumpkin filled with tea. 
For the placemat setting on each end, I used a black cloth placemat.
 I bought At Ross just before the Luncheon.

Christine brought each Belle a goody bag packed with wonderful fudge. My husband ate three bags of it since the luncheon. I did get to get two pieces of the Vanilla Pecan Fudge, and it was divine!

There was lots of talk and lots of cameras being held out to each other and our husbands  

We had so much fun! We had some Belles that did not get to come,
 Carol at The Writer’s Porch was sick, we thought she might be lost.
 We had you a Chocolate Cake for your Birthday, Carol! 
All the other Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles You were missed!

We did not get to shop,  for we all stayed at the Corner Bakery Cafe for three hours.
There was a lot of talk, a lot of laughter, and good food!
Just a lot of fun!

Now I want to introduce our group that did get to come to the Luncheon.
Simple Man, aka Terry, Lady Katherine’s Husband

Christine and John
Christine’s website is: Christine’s Home Travel And Adventures

Debra and Wallace 
Debra’s website is: And It Came To Pass

 Katherine Ellen 
Website is Kat’s Corner

D aka Donna

Katherine Ellen is on the left of Donna

Lady Katherine and Christine

Debra showing her Travel Handbag,
 she bought at the Flea Market on Highway 49,
 on the way to the luncheon.
Debra won a door prize drawing ,a Tea Time Magazine

  Donna  and Christine
Christine won a door prize drawing, a metal candle holder 

As we ordered our lunch this is what we were tempted with! Wonderful Pastries! 
Debra’s Husband Wallace had a slice of  Citrus Cake, 
before he left he bought a whole Citrus Cake!

Just before all were leaving, a lot of laughter and happiness to have met each Belle! 
Oh, D where were you?

I want to Thank You All for Coming  for Tea and Lunch.
You all made my day very special! 
Lady Katherine

To see many lovely Table Setting and a lot of Food and Recipes 
Click on the pink words below to Visit:

Susan at Between Naps On The Porch 
where she is hosting: Tablescape Thursday

Michael at Designs By Gollum
where she is hosting: Foodie Friday

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
where she is hosting: Fall PartyThursday

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  1. Katherine…what fun! Your table was gorgeous! Absolutely stunning fall table/centerpiece. Just beautiful! No wonder the ladies behind you all wanted to know more…I know they were jealous that they weren’t part of your group! Sure wish I could have been there with you guys! So good to see all the other ladies that I bump into in Blogland. You are so cute…my favorite picture is the one of you with Terry…love the look on both of your faces. 🙂
    So glad you are linking this to this upcoming Tablescape Thursday!

  2. What an exquisite table setting & decor. It is such fun to be with ‘friends’ whether new or old. It seems you all had a lovely time.

    Have a lovely autumn week. TTFN ~Marydon

  3. Oh how fun this looked…you gals were all smiling so know you had a great time…Your centerpiece is lovely girl..And you my friend ar just darling…I loved seeing all you gals…Thanks for sharing…May you have a great week…hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  4. Oh Katherine, we owe it all to you, the fun, the laughter, the good food and the unforgettable memory. Thank you so much for organizing the luncheon and for the beautiful centerpiece and tablescape and wonderful presents and for Terry’s help too in carrynig all the stuff. I know the memory will linger on and on…Christine

  5. Hi, Katherine,

    Great post! Your pics turned out really good. Nice job of explaining all the details. 🙂
    What fun we had.


  6. It all looks so festive and just absolutely stunning. Love the colors, the Autumn feel and all the blacks and oranges used. [but, I love Halloween!]

    It’s been way too long since I’ve visited…I DO HOPE you’re doing well!

  7. Katherine, you did such a lovely job decorating the table. I am so happy you all could get together. I’m not sure if you are in southern Mississippi or not, but I spend a few months in New Orleans each year.

  8. Katherine,
    Thank you so much for sharing your event with us! The photos are great and really capture the fun and friendship! As Susan said, no wonder the ladies next to your group wanted to know what was going on! The tablescaping was amazing!
    Oh, and how did you get the group started? I’d love to try this with my local area bloggers!

  9. Hello Lady Katherine ~I’ve just strolled into your blog for my first visit…I’ve enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. What beauty! You’ve got so many wonderful treasures.

    As summer comes to a close…there’s one thought that can cheer me up and it’s the anticipation of Fall with all the autumnal colors. Providing creative inspiration for many events and crafts.
    I wanted to make mention how refreshing it was to see the hubby’s invited to your tea. I always find if my hubs is with me at special events it makes it just that more enjoyable. He always has fun too.

    I’ve got a couple post dedicated to the celebration of tea ideas, I hope you might find inspiring for your next tea party.

    I’ve bookmarked you in my favs.
    I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
    Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

    Sweet wishes,

  10. Hello sweet friend!
    Oh how I wish I could have joined in the fun! When you do something you do it 100%! What a blessing for all who came! Your table is absolutely divine, but the pleasure of your company I’m sure was unmatched!

    Are you guys still coming to FL? If so , when? We might be in north FL in a couple of weeks, but I’m not sure yet. Sure would be great to meet you! Let me know, OK?
    You know I will be praying, sweetie. Fear not, for the Lord your God goes before you!!

    Love and big HUGS!!

  11. Hi Katherine,
    I wanted to go to the luncheon so badly! It looked like y’all had a lot of fun! I love the way that you decorated the table. So pretty. Im glad that you took a lot of pitures to share with us!

    Lee Laurie

  12. Everything looked so nice,you did a awesome job decorating the table,whis I had been able to make it.You all looked like you had a wonderful time.So glad you got to have your luncheon and had fun doing it.You did great.

  13. Wow you did a great job, not only in decorating the table but in getting husbands to come along too.
    Looks like it was great fun.

  14. You know I saw this tablescape first hand and it truly is gorgeous! Katherine is such a special lady and I am so fortunate to have met her personally …..Christine

  15. Katherine,
    You did such a wonderful tablescape for us Belles….I love it all….Thanks you for the cute lil pumkins felled with Teas…You was such a wonderful hosts…Thanks you for all your hard work…We will have to do this again…when you are back on your feet …my prayers are with you…Thanks again! Had a great time…Everything was beautiful! I going to post mine tomorrow…sorry I’m late…Had so much going on this week…finally I will be home to post it tomorrow. Have a wonderful week..and weekends…Kathy

  16. Hi Katherine…

    My friend…what a fabulous time that all of you must have had! I really enjoyed all of your photos…it’s just fantastic that ya’ll were able to meet!!! Last week, I read all about your meeting over at Christine’s place! What a sweet bunch of belles are!!!

    Now my friend, I am so impressed with how you decorated the table…it’s so beautiful! Love how you did the table centerpiece…ohhh, that beautiful basket is lovely! Girl, you really outdid yourself with this…so special for such a special occasion!!! Thank you for sharing that sweet day with all of us!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  17. Oh this is just beautiful! Definitely a fantastic way to ring in fall! Oh, and if you’re going to be doing any spooky Halloween decor, stop by my blog for a how-to and a giveaway! I hope you can!

  18. Katherine, The only person missing from the luncheon was me!! Ha ha! I wish I could have been there. Would you allow a yankee?? lol!!

    Your table decorations are just gorgeous. That must have been a lot of work…hours of work, and it is stunning.

    I know all of you had fun. What a wonderful group!

    Have a great weekend, Katherine!


  19. What a wonderful time you must have had. It had to be so great to meet your friends and the table was beautiful.

  20. The table looks wonderful. Judging by the pictures you all had a very good time. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  21. What fun! I recognized Christine from her blog pic!
    The table looks wonderful
    Thanks for sharing what looked to be a fun filled afternoon!
    How was the noise level??? 🙂

  22. What fun to do a TS with all the lady bloggers in your area. It looked like everyone was having fun and I hope you all do this again. Now I have a face with the blogs. Thanks for sharing your fun day.

  23. Katherine, I’m not sure how I missed this post. You are beautiful and you did an awesome job with the tablescape! If I still lived in Mississippi, I certainly would have been there. Sounds like it was wonderful!

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