Thursday, November 1, 2012

Library Luncheon

On Tuesday I invited librarians from neighbouring schools to come to our school for a networking day. We started with an early coffee and chat then I had arranged for a local self-published bush poet to come and share his poetry with us. He also talked to us about the ups and downs of publishing your own book. Very interesting!!  Why is it that there is always someone ready to take advantage of you?? Thankfully the story ended well.
After morning tea our guest speaker had fun writing poetry with our students. I had prepared a power point presentation of my library displays from over the years and explained to my colleagues just how I had made them. Another librarian had also prepared a presentation which she shared with us all. It was such an inspiring day.
Lunchtime arrived and as my favourite thing to do is set a table I did just that. I received so many wonderful comments from the girls. I had covered books with black and white  paper for a display at the giftshop so they seemed perfect for a library lunch. Everything else I had either at home or at the beach house. It was a very simple lunch with finger food and  I had made individual desserts for everyone. Such a great day!
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This is the first time I have done anything like this and it was just fabulous.

Suzy


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30 comments:

Nancy said...

Sounds like you had a blast, and you did fantastic on the table and the food looks soooo yummy!! You did great!

sarita said...

Books,food and friends sounds perfect to me! Lovely tablescape. The food look delish! Thanks for sharing.

sarita said...

Books,food and friends sounds perfect to me! Thank you for sharing pics of your table scape and food. It's all lovely.

Madonna said...

Beautiful! I love the individual trifles, and the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for the ideas especially since the holidays will be here soon.

AshTreeCottage said...

Beautiful table! Everything looks so pretty and so delicious. I love those books too with their striking black covers!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Marlis said...

Well, you should certainly do this more often! You certainly set a gorgeous buffet. I am sure all the ladies had the best of times as your preparations made them feel very welcome I'm sure. Gorgeous.. xo marlis

Deb Hen said...

Looks delish!!! Would love it if you could link up to my party Welcome Home Wednesday at www.vintageonadime.blogspot.com and if you could link back that would be awesome!!! I am a new blogger trying to get rollin!!!! Debbie:)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

The black and white just looks so elegant. beautiful buffet

Liz said...

What a fun event! Your white roses are so pretty. You should consider joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)

Your buffet is so yummy looking! :)

~Liz

Susan Hawthorne said...

Your food looks amazing - especially the dessert. Love the black and white. Susan at Romancing the Home

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely luncheon on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Everything looks fantastic!

Jody

Heather Jacob said...

wow this looks divine ... I bet you all had a fabulous time x

Chenille Cottage said...

My mouth was watering as I gazed at your delectable spread of nibbles. Oh, those sandwiches...Oh, I am getting hungry!
Thanks for sharing your striking black and white table setting.
Blessings,
Carolynn

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a splendid table filled with treats, Suzy! The black and white is very interesting and perfect for your library theme. Thank you for sharing with us at Tea Time and coming to tea. Hope you have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

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Looks like fun!
-Melanie

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, this is truly amazing. I love the decor and all the food looks delicious. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your tablescape is beautiful, and the food....yummmm!

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm going to hazard a guess that none of the others had EVER seen a set-up like this at a school? :-) I guessing they thought they might get a cracker and a wedge of cheese with a store-bought cookie on a paper napkin. But, NO! Suzy to the rescue! Wonderful job! I love the black & white color scheme (perfect for librarians since books are printed in black ink on white paper!), and the food all looks so fun! Great idea to cover the books! Very pretty, Suzy!!!

ellen b said...

Suzy! Everything really looks great. I really like the black and white theme and the food all looks delicious!!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

You did an amazing job setting the table! It's gorgeous! Love the pretty flowers and covered books! Did you make the food as well!? ...lovely! :)

Peggy said...

Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-7.html

Infuse With Liz said...

Awesome! I bet you opened some eyes to new ideas! I'm super impressed that you went to all this effort and made the food!! You're hired!! Great job and I love the black and white elements!

Marigene said...

Lovely white and black table...the food looks delicious, too!

faythepennywisecottage.blogspot.com said...

WOW..the black and white table setting is stunning....I just became a new follower.

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Suzy,
Your table was beautiful. What a treat for the visiting librarians. Thanks so much for sharing at Adorned From Above every week. I really appreciate it.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

debra said...

Everything looks so lovely! AND delicious!

Crystal Grandeur said...



Hi your table looks so beautiful.....black and white go hand in hand.very inspiring.please do visit my block,thank you....:):):)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is just stunning! You need to do it more often :)
XO
Kristin

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Suzy, Your table was lovely and I am sure your guest enjoyed the day. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

What a terrific idea for a library luncheon - the tablescape and the food look amazing - well done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy