Monday, May 30, 2011

Weekend in Baltimore, Part 1

This year for Memorial Day weekend, I headed to Baltimore with my good friends Hoby and Christina for a garden party at Hoby's Mom's house. The last time I visited there, I could not stop walking around her home, looking at every room and all of her beautiful things. Her decorating style is so precise, yet looks like so effortless. Tons of framed family photos and prints, lots of pink and green fabric, ample needlepoint pillows and heirloom pieces all pulled together in warm, comfortable rooms. It is so inviting and I felt like I was home as soon as we walked in the door. Her style is very similiar to one of my Grandmother's, which might also be why I love it so much. Dede's house is definitely a favorite...













How cool is this vase???




The back porch leading out to the garden...




When we arrived, she and her garden people were still out there finishing up last minute touches. She has been working on her new and improved garden for months and you could certainly tell. It was beautiful.







After we had a tour of the new garden, we hung out in the kitchen. Dede had bought all of Hoby's favorite foods and we sat there snacking for a while. A certain large container of chicken salad from Grauls Market was the main target of our grazing. It was delicious.




Later, we went out to dinner at Crush..it was so fun. On the way home, I begged Hoby to find us some Berger cookies. We stopped at the store and he came out with a bag .

By the next morning..this was all that was left. They are unbelievable...
Tomorrow..the party post!

4 comments:

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
x
Melissah

JMW said...

I can see why you like that house so much and what an oasis for a back yard - looks like a great time was had by all!

CDS said...

What a great home! Looking forward to the rest of the story... xoxo

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I am glad you got to indulge in Berger Cookies! Did you have the dill chicken salad with the grapes? xx