Next Event: 6th annual Burlap and Lace Marketplace June 24, 2017

Next Event:   6th annual Burlap and Lace Marketplace  June 24, 2017
Next Event: 6th annual Burlap and Lace Marketplace June 24, 2017

Sunday, December 18, 2011

We wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

We are excited and looking forward to the new year - the Junque Gypsies have 6 projects in the works (our first show will be in May).  We will also have lots of new things going on in our blog; more pictures, recipes and tutorials.   Happy New Year!

The Junque Gypsies 9-hour Dinner!!!

We decided to do a traveling Christmas get-together, with each of us serving part of the meal.  We started at Rhonda's house, just after 1:00 in the afternoon, for appetizers.  We were immediately greeted by Dolly, in her little red dress.

Rhonda served us with a Teriyaki Shrimp, wrapped in bacon, a Pear and Pomegranate & Fetta Cheese Salad, Cheese and Crackers and Hard Cider with Frozen Raspberries.  (Rhonda is an excellent chef).  Rhonda's house was filled with surprises every where you look, from things she has picked up and re-purposed, or something she has painted.

Our early evening began so wonderfully, after we would proceed to Lucy's for soup, Barb's for our main dish, and finish the evening at Erin's with dessert - we never dreamed we would go until late in the evening.  We enjoyed every moment, talking about the year we have had, our upcoming projects and all the things we want to work on.

Rhonda started out our gift giving with a CD of beautiful, hand picked music.  She also gave each one of us a magnet, that reminded us of the special friendship we have formed, also an adorable snowman that lights up.

Lucy's house could make anyone smile.  Your eyes are never bored, and her Christmas tree did not disappoint.  Lucy's tree was adorned with all kinds of elves, birds, feathers baubles and beads...and so much more.  There were even bigger elves peeking out from all over.

We were served a creamy (and oh so delicious) Cheese & Brocoli Soup and cheese and crackers; oh and red wine.
Lucy gifted us with a beautiful soap dish, and a holiday scented soap bar to go along with it, also a sparkly embellished wine glass.

Barb served us our main course; we were greeted with a glass of wine and a fun questionnaire.  As the last of the dinner was cooking- we discovered new things about each other, that made us smile, laugh and really deepen our friendship:

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?
     (we had, Angelina, Ann, Madeline, Philomena, Plum and Maggie)
What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Dinner was Alaskan imported Salmon ( Barb has a connection), Rice Pilaf, Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spinach, Fresh Grapes and White Wine......sooooooooo good!!!!

Barb surprised us with beautiful cuff bracelets that she made, adorned with vintage jewels.  She also gave us the book:  Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral ( we all can't wait to get started on it!)
Our evening ended at Erin's for dessert.  We were greeted by the smell of fresh coffee and a buffet full of delicious goodies.  We chose from Lemon Fluff Pie, Pumpkin Bread, PB-n- Chocolate Blast Cookies and Chocolate cupcakes.

For our gift, Erin had made us waterless snow globes. 
We departed each other's company just after 10:30pm