Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Table

The table is set for lunch in the garden under the willows. I hope the rain stays away until we have finished.

Big hugs,


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Isla 11 months

Pretty in pink.

Big hugs,

Granny Margie

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mid Summer Wedding

The beautiful bride, Domonie, with her maid of honour, and sister, Kayla, outside the church. Domonie made the beautiful waistband for her dress herself, sewing fine beads, jewels and pearls on to a velvet ribbon.

I wore a powder blue "Regine" dress and coat, with a Condici hat (in the church), I spent some time chatting with Georgia and Chelsea, two London girls, cousins of the bride, who are magnificant musicians and singers.

Ciaran and Domonie, Mr and Mrs, after the ceremony.

Domonie, changed her outfit after dinner and danced all evening in this stunning gown.

Mr. Margie and I had a wonderful time at the wedding chatting and dancing (my feet never left the dance floor) with family, friends and guests. We hope Domonie and Ciaran have a fabulous life together.

Big hugs,


Monday, June 20, 2011

Pre wedding BBQ

Tomorrow on the longest day of the year Ciaran (my first cousin) will marry his sweetheart, Domonie, at our local church, followed by a wedding reception at Carton House. Last night we spent the evening (yes it was dry)at Martinstown House, a chance for the International families and guests to meet before the big event.

After the food, we had Irish dancing in the garden,

Domonie, bride to be, introduced her Guyanese and Canadian family to the Irish family

The sun even shone for a while, and the tables were dressed in pretty pastel linens. It was Pimms o clock all evening.

Ciaran and Domonie mingled with all the guests, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, cousin in laws, young and old, all happy to share in the occassion.

Domonie's sister Kayla arrived in peach with pearls, a New York girl sharing her style,

Mother of the groom and aunt of the bride share some smiles,

Uncle Pat and Mr. Margie get on board the magic carpet, while the musicians strike up just before we lit the candles at dusk.

Wedding photos to follow.

Big hugs,


Saturday, June 18, 2011


Chez Margie hosted another of Heike's basketmaking sessions in May, four beautiful baskets were completed on the day, there were two beginners, Margaret and Eilish, who both made circular baskets and were brave enough to put handles on too. Sheila and Clodagh have some experience and they both tackled shopping baskets with excellent results.

I love how the buff and native willows blend to make these stunning colours. Again we were spoiled totally by Clodagh's beautiful baking, scones and jam, bread and cakes.

The workshops are all finished for the summer, and Autumn planning is underway.

I want to wish everyone who visited my blogs over the year and to all who participated in workshops and the knitting group here at Chez Margie a

Happy Summer

Big hugs,


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Flowers in bloom

Poppies, geraniums, and peonies are abundant under the curly hazel tree and the magnolia.

Further down the garden near the hen house, at the walnut tree, the lilies and perennial cornflower are thriving, and so too are the weeds.

A single peony flower fills the room with scent.

Summer is here althought the temperatures have dropped considerably.

Big hugs,