From Downtown to Downton: Hometalk NC Bloggers Meetup

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From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to join a lovely group of 23 ladies for a day of thrifting and shopping in our lovely town of Greensboro, NC.

We joined together for the first ever Hometalk N.C. Bloggers Meetup, From Downtown to Downton. Headed by the industrious team of Amy from Atta Girl Says and Suzy from Worthing Court we began our day in downtown Greensboro.

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

 We shopped.

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

 We drooled.

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

 We were inspired. 

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings 

 We played.

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings 

And finally, we were entertained by Edith and the Dowager from Downton Abbey

Hometalk NC Bloggers Meetup

Hometalk NC Bloggers Meetup

Hometalk NC Bloggers Meetup

at a lovely private tea party at  Deer Cottage, Here are just a few words describing this magical hideaway:

“The cottage features a mahogany English banquet dining table, transom windows, high ceilings, an Italian chandelier and French doors that open onto a flagstone patio. Outside are garden rooms with topiaries and sculptures that give the feel of an English garden. The back yard was inspired by a trip to Tuscany and Rome.”

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

 Have you ever seen such an amazing chandelier?

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

 The table was set appropriately with lovely hats,

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

 delicious finger  foods

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

 and  more delicacies.

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

 We even enjoyed a “spot of tea” out of our beautiful tea cups.

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

Just a glance at the lovely surroundings  in the back yard. 

From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

It was just magical! Edith and the Dowager would be so proud!

Hometalk NC Bloggers Meetup

I can’t leave you without a closeup shot of my fun hat (taken from my kids’ old tub of dress up clothes!)

Hometalk NC Bloggers Meetup

Terrific words to remind us to “create our happy place!”

 From Downtown to Downton by Marty's Musings

It was a lovely day of adventure and bargain hunting!

Linking with: Seven Thirty Three, Stone Gable

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Comments

  1. This makes me so sad that I could not make it. Just seeing Amy and Suzy alone would have been well worth it.
    What a wonderful day I’m sure it was. I am just drooling over your pics so I cannot imagine what fun it was in person. Thanks for sharing! xxoo

  2. Yes, it was a beautiful day and so great to spend the day with you!…Great pics Marty!

  3. Oh, what a fun day that was! The beginning and the end of my acting career!

  4. kirby carespodi says:

    It was a blast! And so much fun to meet so many cool bloggers, like you!

    • Hey, Kirby. It was good to meet you, too! Did I see your picture in the Greensboro paper? I didn’t know you were an actress! Me, too, or used to be many years ago. I still sing and direct music at church but that’s about it for now.

  5. Awwww, it looks like everyone had such a fun time! and the goodies??? Wow, I would have had a hard time not filling up my car!

  6. Sounds like so much fun. I want to do something like this day sometime!

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