Friends, Wine and Food-Kicking off a Creative Summer!

What better way to usher in my FAVORITE season than hanging with a group of some of Nashville’s most creative folks?  Especially when there’s local wine and barbeque from “Martins”, one of Guy Fieri’s featured restaurants on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”, on the grounds at Arrington Vineyards under the big tent:

Midstate Chapter Sign

Thanks to our Midstate Chapter of TN Crafts (formerly TACA) for hosting and especially Teri (left) and Marilyn!  One has to wonder what they’re cooking up here…

Teri & Marilyn

I caught Ms. Catherine enjoying the splendid view and she graciously posed for this one:

The view with Catherine

Ron and I love the open atmosphere and mutiple celebrations happening simultaneously. Why, just look at our little volunteer from the wedding party next to us who wanted in on the fun!  How could we refuse such a sweet little face?

Random Child insisted on photo

And here’s “He Who I Cannot Live Without” with my new friends/jewelers/silversmiths Ashley (left) and Mary Ellen.  Oh, and thanks Mary Ellen for putting up with all my emails!

Ashley & Mary Ellen with Ron

The band was rocking, too, performing some jamming tunes in the jazziest way.  (Nice try fellas:  you can dress ’em up but you can’t hide those classic tunes from me. Long live rock-n-roll!) Sorry I didn’t get the name but I’m told they’re regulars:

The Band

And let us not forget the after meal chillin’, or rather, food coma!

Group shot

All in all a wonderful time!  Summer’s here: let’s get this party started!