it was a team effort getting this project off the ground but one that is well worth the effort.
I was asked to cut the ribbon...
and when the doors opened we stuffed the shelves with books.
It's going to be a fun spot to browse for books.
(I think I'll bring my mug of tea over and regularly peruse the titles.)
We celebrated with some appetizers in The Common.
The Common is a spare lot on our street.
There are benches, a table and some swings for the children to play on.
Dinner was served in our Humble Bungalow for the planning group.
Hydrangeas were picked for the table.
We served dinner buffet style and people sat wherever they wanted...
~ The menu ~
Assorted Cheeses and grapes on a platter
Stuffed devilled eggs
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Coconut and Chocolate Ice Cream
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On my reading list are the following books...
I'm taking them on our boat when we go cruising later in the week.
I read Tigers in Red Weather and enjoyed it so I thought I'd take a chance and read her new book.
Ivy's Books on Oak Bay Avenue have a French themed book display...
Heidi was responsible for me buying these two books!
This book was suggested by Madame La-Bas.
My walking partner recommended this book.
Sharon Santoni's new book.
You may know her blog My French Country Home.
I brewed a pot of tea and spent an entire afternoon savouring and reading.
Sharon's friends are a wonderful and very accomplished group of women.
I felt like I was transported back to France...
The pictures are amazing...
and the French chateaus and apartments are enchanting and lavishly decorated.
So much style and creativity is found within this lush book...
If you like to read about French Chic Femmes and their lifestyles
I think you'd love it.
Anyways that's about it for now...
I'm off for a big walk in the rain now.
I hope this moisture will douse some of the wildfires burning in our province.