Friday, August 26, 2011

Pink Saturday.

Some weeks ago I got an invitation from my friend Madelief for a bloggers get together and an afternoon tea.. It was going to be held in her beautiful garden. Of course I accepted and let me tell you, we had a wonderful afternoon last Saturday.

Madelief is the owner of this beautiful  blog called Madelief.

Look what she surprised us with. A beautiful set table , lots of pink here ,  and  the goodies were  made and  baked  by herself. All so delicious. And of course pots and pots of tea.

Let me show you a few photo’s

Isn’t this a beautiful setting, the garden round that gorgeous table.



There even was a greenhouse.

The other bloggers were  Ingrid, Jolanda, Anita, Lia, Fleur and Saskia. All  lovely ladies which I never met before.
As I said we had a wonderful afternoon with a lot of  talking and laughing and getting to know each other. It was so much fun to get to see the faces behind the blogs.

Thank you dear Madelief, you were a beautiful host . I will never forget this fantastic afternoon. It was so much appreciated.

Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly of "How sweet the sound"


Raindrops and Daisies said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

So good to read that you enjoyed spending time with your blogging friends.

Fabulous photos.

klaproos said...

ohhh wat een pure verwennerij is dat geweest riet,
dat ziet er zó goed uit, en lieffffffffff:-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This setting looks fit for queens.Glad you had a great time.

Jackie said...

Hi Riet I had seen about the tea party on Madeliefs blog and commented on it. I didn't realise that you were one of the lucky guests. She served you a beautiful tea and I am sure there was a lot eaten and tea drunk while you got to know each other and caught up with news of holidays etc...

Have a great pink Saturday and the rest of the weekend, love Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

Home and Lifestyle said...

Heerlijk om met jouw mooie post en foto's weer even terug te gaan naar de high tea van Madelief...ik geniet er elke dag nog van na en vind het zo bijzonder wat het bloggen allemaal geeft!

Ik vond het een heerlijke middag en vond het ook erg gezellig jou te leren kennen!

Een fijn weekend! Lieve groet, Ingrid

Richard Cottrell said...

How fun, she sure went all out. The table in the garden was Divine. I wish more bloggers could pull this off. Any body want to come to, My Old Historic house?

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I just love the karma of blogging :)

Jo said...

Oh Riet, what a lovely idea to meet and have a tea party with fellow bloggers. Yes, what a beautiful setting in that lush garden. I see Madelief uses diffent trios of cup sets for each gift. I do that at home in South Africa, also with antique cups trios. She really made a beautiful table. Bless you all. I love blogging! Greetings Jo

Maria said...

Oh the polka dot tablecloth is soooo darling, Riet!
Everything about that tablesetting speaks JOY!
Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Gabriela Delworth said...


What a lovely setting in the garden!
Love it!


Franse Lelie said...

Gezellig was het en leuk om weer even terug te gaan, en wat heb je een mooie bloemenfoto's gemaakt op je tuinreis en wat een leuke plaatjes van je eigen stad. Wij fietsen er ook regelmatig langs en het ziet er zo schattig uit! Lieve groet en fijn weekend

Emily said...

hi Riet, Your post is lovely. Your friend had a beautiful garden setting and perfect to share for Pink Saturday.
I think you have a great blog.
Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend.

The French Hutch

tami said...

What an amazing tea beautiful.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Superb! this is such a wonderful tea party ! and the thoughtfulness of having each of you meetup for such a lovely time "") i'm so HapPy for you! thank you for sharing it with us, Riet...

sissie said...

How lovely everything looks and how wonderful to be invited to a lovely affair.
Also, it must have been fun to meet other bloggers.

Thanks for the pretty pink saturday post.


mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Aren't girlfriends just the best. Wish I were there with you. How Fun



eileeninmd said...

What a lovely get together with your bloggers friends. The table and goodies all look yummy. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend Riet.

Anonymous said...

Oh it is so fun meeting other blogging friends! so glad you all got together!

I love the pretty table with the polka dot tablecloth!! Just so sweet!

LaVerne said...

Thanks for stopping by Riverside Studios to celebrate Pink Saturday. Your post is lovely...what a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Oh Riet How fabulous this looks. I can only imagine the fun you all had sitting aroung telling tales!

Wonderful photos hon.


LV said...

I can see why you could not turn it down. What a lovely garden and setting.

Kay Ellen said...

What a beautiful setting and day:))

Happy Pink Saturday Riet!

Kay Ellen


Oh, I know you had a great time Riet, how could you not, in such gorgeous garden and stunning table, to top it off, with so many yummy things! I'm going to befriend your pal, so she can invite me next time, LOL! Happy Pink Sat. and a nice weekend. FABBY

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely table. I love all the pink! Glad it all went well. Visiting from Pink Saturday :-)

Jocelyn @

mercedes scott said...

Riet, this is enchanting! What fun you must have had.... all this beauty and the company of good friends! Lucky you!

greet's foto's said...

dat ziet er geweldig uit,erg gezellig ook,je hebt er mooie foto's van gemaakt,

groetjes greet

fleur said...

Ha Riet,
Bedankt voor je adresje hoor!
Als we er eens in de buurt zijn , zullen we het dijkje gaan bekijken!
groetjes Fleur

Pat said...

You actually met up face to face with bloggers - I'm jealous! The garden party sounds like fun. The table setting is beautiful!

Madelief said...

Oh Riet,

Wat is het een mooie post geworden. Ik zit weer helemaal te genieten van je mooie foto's, maar ook van de leuke reacties die jouw volgers bij je achterlaten. Dát historische huis van Richard Cotrell zie ik wel zitten. Kunnen we afreizen naar Engeland :-)!

Nog bedankt voor de link naar de haak site. Daar ben ik erg blij mee!

Veel liefs & een fijn weekend,

Madelief x

Fotokarusellen said...

A beutiful place and som very beautiful pictures. Must be nice to meet like this.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful table setting in a lovely outdoors space. It is such a treat to get together with other bloggers!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

De tafel was werkelijk prachtig gedekt he, en dan alle zelfgemaakte traktaties. Mooie post, Riet.
Een regengroetje x

Riet said...

Wat ziet dit er schitterend uit Riet.
En wat zal het daar gezellig geweest zijn.

Liefs Riet.

Jorgelina said...

Very beautiful pictures.
Happy pink saturday!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Ah, such a charming setting! Love the checks and dots together...yummy looking food. Happy Pink Sat :)

SandyCarlson said...

Now that's living!

Light and Voices said...

Beautiful Pink tablescape!
Joyce M

Kalyan said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

Anonymous said...

Oh, lucky you. That tea table looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Hoi Riet gezellig dat je op mijn blog was,wat een prachtige foto`s heb je gemaakt bij Madelief,ze heeft echt een droomtuin,fijne zondag,lieve groet Joke.

House of Seasons said...

Lieve Riet,
LEUK!!! Om weer even te mogen genieten!!!!!!!De Beker voor Madelief was inderdaad van EMMA BRIDGEWATER,een uit een uitgebreide serie van bloemen! En ZO toepasselijk, een madeliefje voor MADELIEF!
Tot snel,

Sunny said...

Goodmorning! What a beautiful table!! Where did you find pink polka dot fabric? so inviting, so sweet. HPS

Anita said...

Dag Riet wat gezellig dat je kwam "buurten" :-)
Nouh het is hier ook móói hoor !!!
Het leuke van bloggen is dat we het allemaal op onze eigen manier doen.

Ik heb al meerdere foto's van de high tea bij Madelief voorbij zien komen. Wat hebben jullie een geweldige dag gehad. Echt GENIETEN met hoofdletters !!!!

Lieve groetjes, Anita

Honey at 2805 said...

How lovely to be invited tho this lovely event! I adore the table!

jeanne said...

Oh Riet, what a beautiful table and garden. Your friend was such a gracious hostess. Since we both had such a wonderful experience meeting some blogging friends, I think we are very blessed to meet such delightful new friends.
The table setting is so pretty and yes, lots of pink. The tiered server looks like there is some lovely treats to enjoy. Smile.

I am glad you had such a lovely time meeting new blogging friends. Thank you for sharing your awesome photos.
Hugs, Jeanne xo

Fluitenkruid said...

Deze had ik helemaal gemist, wat zag het er allemaal heerlijk en gezellig uit bij Madelief en net zo'n gezellig servies als in je laatste post.
Lieve groetjes Jannet

Dhemz said...

wow! what a beautiful setting indeed....we tried to eat outside, but flies were all over the!

Rick said...

A whole new world is opened up by blogging, and who knew you'd get together to meet some fellow bloggers ! A wonderful gesture by Madelief - the setting(s) look fit for royalty !