We got together at Hannah Nielsen's home, and ate some delicious German Fest Food at our own Birke-Tschüss-Fest, all served from Polish Pottery, and eaten off Polish Pottery. Most of which was acuired on shopping trips to Poland led by Tina herself.
The group presented her with a hand-illuminated print from the Gutenberg Bible, purchased across the Rhein River in Mainz at the Gutenberg Press Museum (and framed by Hannah). We also gave individual gifts in a basket, if we wanted to.
Shawn Wright was the mastermind behind the decorations (see the Pottery-printed banners?!!) Angela Foster provided our place-settings, Jennifer Petoske was our VIP driver and commissioned the centerpiece, and each guest brought a dish to pass. Below are some highlights of the night. I sure wish I would have had the "good" camera, but hubby had it on his business trip...
|Empty plates, full bellies, full hearts!|
|Seeing the quilt Shawn made!|
|So much love!|
|This is Tina's favorite pattern, and I used it as inpiration for my gift to Tina...|
|...an interpretation of Tina's pattern, in an apron!|