7.04.2012

A Birthday Party in England!

Lisa and Jim have invited us to stay with them at their 
home in Surrey, England for Lisa's birthday.
This is their house that they recently built 
on the River.  Here you can see the back of the house and the boat house.  

  I took these photos when I was there last
and Lisa and I were out for a walk.
 Lisa and my sister (who is also coming) were college room-mates and Lisa and I became good friends when we lived in Orlando and our boys were little.


There's an unconfirmed report that the Duchess of Cambridge 
(Kate Middleton) will also be at the party.



Or perhaps its just a bunch of people wearing 
shoes like hers...  
Source:  What Kate Wore

I mentioned to my sister and Lisa that I was wearing some like these with 
my Party Frock (that term makes me giddy)...and they said they were, too!   
So, whatever...we'll blend. 





Give Away Winner News...


Congratulations to Ava Whalen for winning the
beach bag! 
Please email me your address so I can send it to YOU.

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Will be sending you updates from England.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful home! I hope you have a wonderful time there!

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  2. Sounds wonderful! I hope you have a safe trip and a fantastic time. Look forward to you sharing some photos when you're back!
    Claudia

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  3. Have a wonderful trip. It looks like a lovely place...have fun- xo Diana

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  4. Mary Ann-
    WHat amazing trip this will be! Lucky you.
    Have a happy 4th to you and your family. Take plenty of pictures!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  5. Lucky you! My mother was born and raised in England, and I still have many family members there. I have not been to England in 4 years or so, and am longing to go. Have a wonderful time!

    By the way, I love your blog header! Did you design it yourself?

    Have a great weekend!
    Holly

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  6. Mary Ann how exciting a holiday! Have a wonderful time and do report back (in a tasteful Royal way of course!) :)

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. I've been following your blog for a while now, love your decorating. I got such a kick out of seeing the party invitation. Not just the party frocks and carriages but the address of the house. When I was child (late 60's) my dad's job moved us to England. We lived in Weybridge and I went to Cleves School, near the Walton train station. The last time I was back was in 2005. I think I need another trip over.

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  8. Well that is a gorgeous home and it sounds like it will be an amzaing party Mary Ann...what party frock will you wear? Love those shoes, and yes Kate does wear them a lot, probably because they are awesome.

    Bummed I did not with the lovely beach bag but excited for Ava...lucky girl. I will be down your way in a couple of weeks so I guess I could pop over to Vineyard Vine and spring for one of my own :)

    Happy 4th!

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  9. Why don't I have any friends, living in a foreign country!? Life just isn't fair! :) Kate or no Kate, you'll have a wonderful time!!

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  10. What a beautiful home! Have a lovely time!

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  11. Sounds like an exciting trip. Travel, friends, family, what else could a girl ask for? Have a great time.

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  12. Happy Independence Day! Have a great time!
    Claudia

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  13. Sounds like fun! Hope you enjoy your trip. Love those shoes.

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  14. Lucky you...off on another fabulous adventure! You have friends in all the "right" places, their home is beautiful! Have a wonderful, safe trip! Can't wait to hear updates along the way. Have a fun 4th of July!
    Gail

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  15. What fun!! Something about British house parties that seem just so festive and civilized!!

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  16. Mary Ann, What a beautiful home. I hope you had a wonderful time.

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  17. Yeah, can't wait to see all the pictures.

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  18. Mary Ann,
    What a beautiful home and such a fun time to be in England. Have a wonderful vacation, bring back lots of pictures for us to see.
    Karen

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  19. Mary Ann, Hope you guys have a fabulous trip - your friend's home is GORGEOUS!! I loved the party invitation too - although I definitely would not be in those shoes - anything over about an inch and I topple :-( - never managed to learn how to walk in high heels - wish I did because those shoes are too cute!! Can't wait to see pics of the soiree!!!

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  20. How exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it ... and see photos you in the midnight carriage in your party frock :D

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  21. Oh my gosh! That sounds like an amazing time! Have fun. :)

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  22. Sounds fabulous! Enjoy the lovely weekend, Kellie xx

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  23. OK, totally stealing the "party frock" reference! Would love to see what you are wearing. Not sure I could tell you exactly what a party frock is. Would that be a sundress or something dressier?! Have fun! M.

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  24. lovely home! The English countryside is just beautiful. Have lots of fun!

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  25. What a beautiful home, wonderful to have clear skies!
    Have a wonderful time!

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