Being Belhaven

Here are a few more details from Tuesday night’s Being Belhaven celebration…

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This year’s celebration was particularly special because of the neighborhood’s recent recognition as One of America’s Top 10 Neighborhoods by the American Planning Association…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

things got started here with champagne and appetizers…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

I loved using a new container for flowers…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

Interior Designer and Belhaven resident Susan Fontenot did the arrangement…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

I also did a little decorating with cotton…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

the street was lined with festive lights leading the way next door for the main course…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

floral arrangements here by Wendy Putt of Fresh Cut Catering…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

loved her door decor…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

entrance arrangement surrounded by photo books created using the husband’s photographs from neighborhood events…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

fall foliage provides a pretty backdrop…

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more fall splendor on the breakfast table…

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on to the final house for dessert…

o reinstitute the Cutting Garden at the Governor’s Mansion, she thrilled to the call, and The Garden Clubs of Mississippi responded with money from all over the state. Sarah Dabney Gillespie, president of GCJ at the time, answered with trucks of good soil and help from her farm, and in the spring of 2013 members of GCJ jumped in and planted roses, perennials, annuals, and most recently we have added daffodil bulbs to the once neglected spot that looks colorful and cheerful now. The First Lady has reported to Frances that she is enjoying cutting from the garden. On October 28,2014 we planted flats of cherry, yellow, and white Rocket snapdragons, blue and purple pansies, larkspur, love-in-a-mist, and Queen Anne’s lace under and around the thriving roses. The next week we filled in the sundial bed, which has deciduous shade, with narcissus Carlton, Cheerfulness, Thalia, Ice Follies, and Tete a’ Tete, and covered them with rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ and yellow and orange pansies. Our next planting will be Endless Summer blue hydrangeas in the two corners on either side of the rudbeckia, and in one hidden corner, we will plant Little Lime, a petite version of Limelight. All these should provide abundant blooms for the Governor, First Lady and their guests for years to come. Note: Roses planted at the Mansion, selected because of their potential for cutting: Belinda’s Dream, Graham Thomas, Lafter, Puerto Rico, Marie Pavie, Aloha, Stephen F. Austin, Aloha, Thomas Affleck, and Cadenza. We planted two of each.

flower arrangements again by Wendy Putt…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

lovely Herend tureen…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

flowers here await the coffee bar set-up…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

so pretty…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

a gift sent to each home from our local grocers Kathy and Greg McDade of McDade’s Market…

Being Belhaven Annual Fund

I did not get any pictures of the wonderful food which was prepared and served by the staff at Fairview.  I guess I got busy talking with friends and neighbors and just forgot but they did a great job!

Yes, Belhaven definitely is Great Neighbors…

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Comments

  1. I love to read your blog in the morning before I start the busyness of the day. It always brings a smile to my face. The flowers are so beautiful. And your neighborhood must be a wonderful place to live. Blessings to you!

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for reading along with me. It makes me happy to have this connection with you even though it is from afar! Nothing can replace happy childhood memories and friendships that span time!

  2. Those flower arrangements are to die for!! Looks like such a wonderful night.

  3. sally randall says:

    love this !