A Wonderful Weekend


judy's geraniums bestI had such a wonderful weekend with my friend Judy, that I didn't want it to end.

It's In the Details

Judy-3I don't think that I have ever been to home more cozy and inviting than Judy's House.


judy's geraniums bestJudy and I sipped champagne in our pajamas and talked the nights away.


judy's geraniums bestWe visited interesting shops, and enjoyed wonderful meals in her lovely home.

My Friend Judy's House

judy's geraniums bestThen to top off the trip, Judy and Ralph took me to a shrimp fest at Ralphs brother's home. Every detail in that home is beautiful.

My creation

judy's geraniums bestHere is Judy engaged in conversation with some of her guests.


judy's geraniums bestThe people in that room were delightful and we all had such a great time. There were twenty-two guests for a sit down shrimp feast.

DSC01260Richard's home is spectacular.

My creation

judy's geraniums bestThe company was wonderful, and the shrimp tasted incredible.

My creation

judy-13Every corner of Judy's home holds enchanting vignettes. Her life is filled with wonderful friends and family reflected in her busy life.


judy's geraniums bestAs I drove down the driveway and waved goodbye, I thought about how much I adore Judy.

View from Judy's porch

judy's geraniums bestI thought about all the wonderful memories reflected in over twenty-something years and how much I am thankful for our friendship. I came back with a stash of beautiful memories to add to my memorized adventures with Judy.


judy's geraniums bestThank you Judy for a wonderful visit. I can't wait to visit again.


Judy's HouseSince Judy is one of those people who make the best of everyday, living by her own philosophy, I had to have Steve Tyrel serenade this post singing Give Me The Simple Life.
Cherrie said...

Beautiful home. I love shrimp. Friends are so great!


Snap said...

What a wonderful weekend! There's nothing like spending time with a special friend. The shrimp sound fantastic!

Vee said...

Friendship is one of the best gifts that life has to offer. Judy's home does look deliciously cozy and what a great view through those windows. It must've been wonderful to get away. Next time, you'll be the hostess!

xashee's corner said...

absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! :) Thank you so much for sharing this WONDERFUL weekend!! :) Have a GREAT day!

Judy said...

Karen, thanks for the lovely post. You always were my biggest fan! Thanks for the memories too.

Love you.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

One word---Wow!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a beautiful tribute to a friend Karen. Those New England homes and experiences are so special. What a beautiful home and weekend you had! I too had a great weekend with my friends; we laughed hard and enjoyed the evening into late hours! Peace, Anita

TattingChic said...

What a fabulous weekend! Your friend Judy has a lovely home. That shrimp-fest looks like it was a lot of fun! Lucky you! :)

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Dear Karen, I'm so thrilled that you had such a wonderful visit with your friend. What a lovely lovely home!! Could I visit too?? :-)
Bless you friend,

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It sounds like the best weekend! Judy's home looks very warm and inviting. I love all of the touches of red in her home.

Laurie said...

Yes, those were beautiful homes! You and Judy sounded like you had the best time - you're lucky to have each other!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

All of those homes are so exquisite. What a beautiful smile your friend has. i know you had a very special time. I am so glad...m.

Blondie's Journal said...


I'm so happy you had such a wonderful visit with your dear friend. It all sounds like so much fun. Both homes are beautiful but I really enjoyed looking at the photos of Judy's home. I love her taste in decor and could imagine being very happy there!!

Have a wonderful week! :-D


Casey said...

Welcome home Karen. I'm so glad you had such a fabulous time!! Did you save me any shrimp?? lol Friendships are so wonderful and special aren't they? They just make our heart sing with joy! Oh and their home is so inviting and cozy! Missed you lots.


Lori said...

it sounds like you had a perfect weekend with your friend Judy...that is really sweet that you have been friends for so long, she is probably more like a sister to you...great pictures...thanks for sharing your fun time!!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
Aren't times wit hold friends the best? I'm glad you had such a wonderful time with Judy. Her home is beautiful.
Hugs, Rhondi

Mo'a said...

Friends are the best. Judy's home is so colorful and beautiful.
You were in my neck of the woods, I live about 45 minutes away from Teaberry's :)

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

Glad you are back! It seems to be a wonderful place to visit and a fabulous friend!

~ Gabriela ~

Kathleen Grace said...

Your friends house is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us. I just got my copy of Artful Blogging and saw your comment published inside:>) We are in there together!