Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Day After

The party's over... 
The barn that was so full of life and color on Sunday . . .

. . .is empty.  
Time to pull down the crepe paper, fold up the quilts . . . Time to inventory leftover plates, cups, and party necessities; to make a shopping list for next year's party (more balloons); and to return the wood working shop to its true purpose. . .

The beer keg is all but empty; the cider keg is gone; 
and Shopping Cart Lady has only a few cups left... 
Party's over.

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20 comments:

Victoria said...

Well, it looks like it was a great party, and I'll bet everyone there had a really good time!

Desiree said...

What an amazing feast, Vicki! Surely you don't do ALL the catering yourself??? I love the way everything was so well organised and even signposted ;) Your Shopping Cart Lady is ever so cute!

It was quite a transformation seeing it all return to the woodwork shed! It's about the 'funnest' thing I've ever heard of :)

jeannette said...

Wow, your Easter was BUSY! The day after is always kind of an adjustment, eh?

joanny said...

Vicki

Well a day after wishing you & yours the blessings of the Easter Season.. it looked like mighty fine gathering

I have been MIA lately and missing your blog,

Springtime is always so lovely at your place.

joanny

Star said...

Did all the food get eaten up? I presume people brought signature dishes with them? Who found the golden egg? Do you make the beer yourself and the cider? Seems like a great way to celebrate Easter - if you have the space, which you do have.
One more question - Did you make all the quilts yourself? and why do you hang them up on this occasion? Is it significant or just a form of decoration for the walls of the barn?

Pat in east TN said...

.... and a good time was had by all!

Reader Wil said...

How wonderful Vicky to organize such a great happening! You are so brave to organize this party! I remember that you had it last year as well.I wish you a very happy week with lots of good memories.

Joan said...

Such a maker of magical memories you are Vicki.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Looks like you had quite a party Vicki. Love the shopping cart lady. She seemed to be waving good-bye.
Sam

Elora said...

What wonderful pictures you've shared with us, Vicki, of life as it should be lived. Thank you for the vicarious joy!

Elora

Brian Miller said...

whoa, did you say almost empty, if you need help cleaning, smiles...oh the party is just beginning...smiles...

cool little knight....

Vicki Lane said...

Desiree -- We barbecue a lot of pork and provide a keg of beer (a friend brought the keg of cider) and a lot of hot dogs. All the rest of the food is brought by the guests -- what we call a 'potluck' -- There is plenty of food and most of it gets eaten. We are well organized because we've had this party for thirty something years!

Star -- there are three separate egg hunt, divided by ages -- I can't remember the names of the kids who found the eggs -- there are so many that I only barely know. No, the beer and cider are store-bought. But our friend Cory is beginning to do a little home brewing...maybe someday...

About the quilts -- actually, it's a long story. I think I'll do a post on that later this week!

Martin H. said...

How on earth did Shopping Cart Lady come to be?

Jill said...

What a beautiful setup for a party! I so wish that we had a barn or shop like that. Beautiful quilts and I just love the sculptures!

Merisi said...

Shopping Cart Lady looks as if she is asking you to get a good day's rest! ;-)

One can see that there was a lot of work and love invested, with good organizational skills and humor thrown in. Love the first picture of the deflated balloon. ;-)

pat said...

looks like a lovely time!

jennyfreckles said...

It looks such fun, especially for the children - they'll have such happy memories. It's always quite sad to take down all the trimmings after a party.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Wow that was some party!!!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Vicki -- I had fun at your party via your blog. The music and the food were delicious -- barbara

Stephanie D. said...

Love your Shopping Cart Lady!