Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Homeowners' Party


Every year the Historic Tyler on Tour committee and Historic Tyler, Inc. board host a Homeowners' Party to honor the owners who graciously open their homes to the public during the weekend of the Tour (March 26-27). As a token of our appreciation, the homeowners are presented with a drawing of their home and a set of note cards designed with the scanned home drawing. (These are some of the drawings.)


My artist friend, Patrice (on left in the gorgeous pink jacket) has done the drawings for the past two years.  She is amazing and so generous to donate her time and talent to the Tour.  Thank you, Patrice!


Patrice and I (chairman of the Tour this year) had the honor of presenting the homeowners with their drawings and note cards.


What a pleasure... This young man has been such a delight to get to know.  John grew up in this neighborhood and returned to his hometown and home neighborhood last year...  AND is opening his home for the Tour!


Deborah and Nancy, two on the left, were the chairs of this lovely party.
Mary, on the right, is President-Elect of Historic Tyler, Inc.


The party was lovely and much fun.  We hope the homeowners caught a glimpse of how much we appreciate them.

The members of the board provide the food... and it is always beautiful and delicious.


This was my contribution... I have to say, it was great fun making these tiny little treats!  I don't usually do "tiny"; I'm more of a "big" cook.  LOL! 

I have been so blessed this year with generous homeowners and a wonderful committee.  I am grateful.

25 comments:

Debbie said...

It all looks so elegant and you looked lovely! I would have loved to be on that tour. I haven't been to Tyler in years. I'd like to sample some of that cuisine! I take my hat off to ya, it was well done :D

Amanda said...

What a fun event! And all of that food looks delicious! I know this is a busy time of year for all associated with the tour, and it's always nice to get to take a moment to celebrate and appreciate. Glad you had fun. Love you.

Deb said...

what a nice gift for the homeowners...looks like a nice party...you look great...

Susan said...

What a lovely evening and you look beautiful!! Nice table....what's not to love? Would have loved being on this tour.

Chatty Crone said...

I was so happy to see a picture of YOU! Are are as pretty as I imagined.

It looked like a great party and good food.

sandie♥

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, what fun and you looked beautiful. Still loving your new hair cut. I love home tours and wish I lived close by.

From the Kitchen said...

What a lovely luncheon! I would have loved to have been there. I would love to take the tour as well. Hope you have a great turnout!!

Best,
Bonnie

Lauri said...

How fun! I love the home drawings. And your little treats look delicious! You'll have to post the recipes!

Christine said...

What a great thing to get involved with, homes! I know you and your husband work hard to restore these "Old Gals". It must be fun to have a gathering of like minds.

Love the gifts! Perfect way to express your appreaciation. Who wouldn't like a drawing and cards of their beautiful home!

Ditto: You looked beautiful!

Katherine said...

What a fun event. Glad you got to participate since this is something so near and dear to your heart. What fun!

Catherine said...

You seem like a delightful person as I am sure you are. It looks like all involved seemed to have fun and enjoy the time spent. The food you prepared looks to perfection, although I too have trouble cooking small. Blessings, Catherine

Vickie said...

WHat a lovely party! This looks so fun and I love the table with all the food. The drawings are great - Patrice did a good job on those. You look beautiful Tanna AND very artistic yourself!

It's Just Dottie said...

Everything looks so beautiful, the food ,the homes, and you.
You also looked so happy.
Smiles

Jill said...

Tanna, what a pleasure. I would love to tour these homes! Your delicious contribution to the food is beautiful too!

Solar Powered said...

I'm with Jill, I want to come to the tour. If it weren't Jared's birthday I would be there! I love your little bites dish...looks yummy!

nanny said...

Your tiny bites look delicious....You look gorgeous...and I am sure the homes are fantastic....wish I could be there.

podso said...

Yes your little bits do look delicious, and what a fun evening and way to express appreciation to the hosts. I am sure it's a lot of work to have your home open for a tour and you helped them to feel well appreciated it looks like!

Velva said...

What an awesome way to say thank-you to the homeowners who open their homes up, and a great way to get to know your neighbors.

The food spread was awesome. Beautiful.

Cheers.
Velva

Mary said...

You set an elegant table my friend. The food looks wonderful and I'm sure the homeowner's got to know how much you appreciate their generosity. Forgive me, but I'm about to sound crass. Have you any idea where Patrice got that gorgeous jacket? I'm not normally an impulse shopper but I think I've fallen in love :-). Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What a fabulous event! Everything looked perfect at your brick street bungalow :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Mary, I did ask Patrice about the jacket. So sorry... she said she has had it for about three years or so and doesn't remember exactly where she got it. I think I may just go sneak it out of her closet myself! ;)

Home for 6 said...

Tanna- those drawings are beautiful. My sister is the artist in this family and I have her do drawings of friends houses in our historic district. I give them as Christmas gifts. A couple of years I took pics of almost all the nicely redone homes and she drew me pictures of them and I shrunk a variety of 5 down and then made copies of them. I put them in those nice silver frame ornaments that Michaels does at Christmas with the year and gave the set as gifts for Christmas. We are trying to do 5 new ones each year so the set can grow. That might be a good fundraiser for your neighborhood. You could do one house each year and sell the ornaments.
tammy

Sandy said...

Love the drawings of the houses..wow. Great post and so interesting to read and see photos of What a nice blog you have here. Your rose is so beautiful!!

California Girl said...

Okay, need the recipe for your treats. I can't make them out from the photograph (& my stupid eye surgery--see Women of a Certain Age today) but they look divine. I need a decent recipe for hors d'ouerves.

Erin said...

What a wonderful gift!! I bet the homeowners are thrilled with the drawings of their homes...I know I would be! :)

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