Today I had lunch with a friend that I haven't seen in quite a while. I have known Ann for 17 years. Our kids were in elementary school together -my youngest son and her oldest daughter were 1 year apart. We hit it off immediately and spent many hours traipsing around Lancaster County buying plants and flowers and being mesmerized by the Amish. Ann is a wonderful gardener and we bartered - a quilt made by me, for landscaping my yard by her.
Then Ann started a tablecloth rental business, called The Total Table, renting to caterers and big venues. It started in the basement of her home and now she owns a 15,000 square foot warehouse. It has been an amazing success. And you can understand that our love of fabric has kept our friendship going. Ann also is a great storyteller and has a great sense of humor. To read about some of her misadventures and also about tablescaping and tablecloths , visit her blog: The Tablecloth Contessa.
We also share a love of all things Amish and the farm country in Lancaster County. Photography has become a passion for her and she has graciously offered to share some of her photographs that she has taken. So I am going to start a new weekly post called Foto Friday. Some photos from Ann and some from me, hopefully with a theme. All for inspiration. Today's theme is: Wash Day - Enjoy!