Friday, December 11, 2015

GARDEN CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY - UGLY SWEATERS CONTEST NOT SO UGLY AFTER ALL




OUR SUPREME HOSTESS, BEVERLY RIGGS
 An annual event - Four Seasons Garden Club Christmas Party at Beverly Riggs' beautiful home in the country. Bev goes all-out in the gorgeous decorations throughout every nook and cranny of her house, including the bedrooms! She's amazing, articulate and a great cook!! Bev is our Hocking Hills Hostess Supreme!

Note: Be sure to scroll all the way down to the end of this post where I have placed photos of an old cabin that Bev and her husband, Bob, reconstructed on their property. Stepping inside the doorway will take you back in time to a place where there is no electricity, no running water, and only the warmth of a fireplace to fight the chill of a frigid winter night.


99 YEAR OLD MIDGE - BEV'S MOM
 The holiday guests were greeted at Bev's front door by her mother, Midge, who will be 99 years old in March. Midge is a very tiny (I think she only weighs like 78 pounds!!) woman with a great big heart and friendly smile. Midge is absolutely adorable!!

BEV'S DINING ROOM FIREPLACE



BEV'S AWESOME MANTLE DECORATIONS


 THE GUESTS BEGIN TO ARRIVE



NEW ARRIVALS AT THE PARTY


LINDA WEAVER KING  READY TO PARTY
MEMBERS - DEE MCCLAIN AND NANCY GREEN
THE UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CONTESTANTS ARRIVE!!!
Libby is de-LIGHTED to be at the party!
Carol Showman  is ready to Party



NINA AND CHERYL IN THEIR UGLY SWEATERS

NINA'S  BACK-VIEW CONTRIBUTION TO THE UGLY SWEATER CONTEST



CHERYL IS DRESSED IN UGLY ALL THE WAY DOWN TO HER TIPPY TOES (NICE SHOES CHERYL)
Debbie and Evelyn - The Twin Ugly Sweater Gals

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!!!

LOTS OF CHIT-CHAT AND PHOTO TAKING

OF COURSE, THE FOOD!!!

BEV'S LOVELY DINING ROOM READY FOR THE GARDEN PARTIERS


CHRISTMAS AUCTION FOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND


THE WINNERS!! UGLY, UGLIER, AND UGLIEST CHRISTMAS SWEATERS
I stole a quiet moment and walked over to the old log cabin and took some photos. Bev and Bob really created a truly authentic step-back-in-time. 

BEV AND BOB'S LITTLE LOG CABIN

A COZY DINING TABLE - IMAGINE HAVING NO ELECTRICITY

THE CABIN FIREPLACE
An added room for guests - Don't ya just love the decor???








2 comments:

  1. I've missed your posts. This is beautiful. My fave sweater was the one or ones with the lights. Cool. Jill and Jason had fun at an ugly sweater party. He won second place. A fun way to celebrate this beautiful holiday. We are both so blessed to have found groups of women with so many varied interests. Hang on. Hang in. We'll get that girls week end yet. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks, Barb. It was a great time, lots of laughter and food and the auction for scholarship fund was successful!

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