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Just recently my niece/dear friend asked if I was interested in being one of the vendors at her tea luncheon.

Of course I said yes because first of all, I have never been to a tea luncheon and I also needed to put my crafts out there for people to see.

Knowing that I would need help I recruited my granddaughter to assist me.

my craft table

This was a dressy event with the option of wearing a hat and many women did wear lovely hats, but because my head is just not made for that a particular accessory I didn’t wear one.

This is my dear friend wearing her hat, pictured with her lovely daughter.

gloria and brandy

The theme was Around the World in 80 Days, so the tables were decorated with different country themes.

I loved this table setting because the colors were so bright and cheerful which is what Italy is all about for me.  This was done by another niece of ours.

italian setting

The red, white and blue American setting was another favorite of mine and my granddaughter and I were invited to sit and enjoy our tea by my niece/dear friend. who decorated the table.

usa setting

A little extra pizzazz was added to the back of the chairs.

chair decor

Another visual treat was the napkin shaped into a rose.
paper rose napkin

Not only were we treated to a lovely luncheon, but we also enjoyed a fashion show with some great outfits modeled by the ladies of the Sunnyside Ministry.

fashion show

I can’t believe they do this event every year because it involves a lot of planning and hard work.  I watched my dear friend being pulled from all sides for help during the luncheon.

Thank you Gloria, you did such a wonderful job along with the other Sunnyside Ministry Ladies.💜❤️❤️💜


PS I was quite pleased with the sale of my crafts.


This past weekend we traveled to the central coast of California.  We were in Ventura and Oxnard and I was pleasantly surprised with what there was to see.

Although we were there for a soccer tournament  we still had a chance to be tourists.  The Ventura Harbor Village offers quite a visual of  boats, large and small. This one was called the Dragon Lady.


Of course the little shops are full of pricey items . My favorite was a hat shop. I felt like Audrey Hepburn in this one.


This one was too orange for me, but still very pretty.


If you’re an outlet shopper you must go to the Camarrillo outlet center, which has over 100 stores, but be prepared, parking was a chore,  and I’m thinking you’ll need at least 2 days to visit all the shops.

Sadly, we ran out of time. So many things were left unseen;  maybe next time we’ll have more time.

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”—Confucius

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