December 10, 2011

Friday With A Friend

Yesterday I spent the day with my best friend from high school (Class of  '68). Her home was decorated beautifully for the holidays and looked like photos in a magazine.

Chloe and MuShu, her Japanese Chins, were willing to pose for a photo.  Their mom cooks dinner for them every night.  No dog food for this elderly couple! 

Window display in the tea room
 In the afternoon, we had lunch at the Blue Willow Tea Room in historic downtown Petersburg.  The tea room is in an antique shop and is quite charming!

The owner of the tearoom shared with us that next week filming for the Stephen Spielberg movie, Abraham Lincoln, will take place  in front of her business.  Workers were beginning to fill the street with mulch.  The movie is being filmed in and around the Richmond, VA, area.

A day of sharing long ago memories with a dear friend is priceless!


  1. Oh what a wonderful day you had! Few things are as treasured as spending the day with an old friend! The photos really bring the Christmas spirit to life, lovely!
    Tina xo

  2. Sounds wonderful and beautiful photos of her home and furbabies!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Miss Bloomers

  3. I have a friend in Sweden whom I have known since we were six. I miss that we can't see each other often. What a beautiful home and surrounding areas. Please check my blog today -- it's about a friend, an animal lover, who will be on TV tonight. Thanks.

  4. Beautiful pictures thank you for sharing. Fantastic way to spend a day.
    Hugs Maria

  5. Sharon:
    I can only imagine how wonderful your visit must have been. It looks like the tea room was especially nice. How exciting to have been in on the filming secret, too!
    Happy weekend, my dear.
    Hugs to you and the girls.
    Donna (and Tag)