National Pie Day

was Friday, January 23rd. When I heard that, I couldn't resist doing an old-fashioned pie social. I sent homemade invitations out immediately and began pulling out the vintage aprons and tablecloths I had.
The following pictures aren't that great - we had a grey day and the only way to get a decent picture was by using the flash. Of course I didn't get as many pics as I'd hoped either.
My hubby, a landscaper, brought home little potted primroses that I used for centerpieces. I was originally going to use fresh cut flowers, but with a tiny budget, I thought these were pretty cute! I added vintage black and white photos found at thrift stores, vintage (and not so vintage) pie recipes, and some pie trivia to each centerpiece.
I asked ladies to bring their recipes and some showed up with their vintage cookbooks - how fun!

We had 27 people and 15 pies (2 showed up after these pics were taken). I told them they could double up if they wanted to. I imagined we'd have 10 apple pies or something like that, but I'm delighted to say that not one was the same! We had something for every taste bud - cream pies, fruit pies, chocolate pies, etc. I shouldn't have been worried because even if we'd had 10 apple pies, I realize now that each one would have still been different. I doubt anyone makes the same thing the exact same way.It's the first time I've ever done something that big without help from somebody so I was a nervous wreck. Thanks to the pie bakers and a couple of helpers (a whipped cream maker and Coralie who let me use some vintage recipes and a picture of her sweet mother) it was a wonderful success! It was the perfect pick-me-up to a grey January day!

18 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a fun idea! I've never seen anything like that before. All the pies look so good! I bet it was a wonderful time.

Hugs,
Joanne

MaryCatherine said...

SO sweet! My first time stopping in on your blog...so charming! your sweet spot made me feel cheerful. Love it :)

Vintage Girl at Heart said...

You are a doll to host something so wonderfully fUN!!! It makes me happy to see all of the little details you created to make it a special pie social for your friends!!!!
The pies look scrumptious too!

Tina said...

I LOVE this idea~ I would love to host one of my own next year on National Pie Day...I have on my blog NPD on 1/28...wrong date. I'm not sure where I read that...cutecutecute idea!!
Tina~ Cherry Hill Cottage...

Joni said...

How sweet and what a wonderful time of year to host something like this. I imagine your friends had an absolutely wonderful time! Thanks for showing us all the good pies, think I'll have to make one tomorrow!

country cottage said...

OH,What a wonderful idea. That looked like so much fun. And the pies look so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing your event with us.

texasdaisey said...

Oh Yum! Pie is my favorite. I always ask for birthday pie instead of cake so a pie party would be so fun & so good.
Debbie

Chloe's Couture said...

This is my first time to your blog! I love the post with the robin egg blue colors! Absolutely wonderful! The pies look yummy as well! Thanks, Andrea

Honey Bend Vintage said...

What a wonderful idea~ love the table settings. Enjoyed visitng your blog

Lorri said...

This is a wonderful idea! I am so happy to have found your blog. Very cute stuff. I will be back.
Lorri

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

What a great idea!! I love it and wish I could have been there to enjoy all those yummy looking pies!
Hugs~Kelly

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I think that is the sweetest (ha!) thing you did!

Shabbee Chick said...

How precious! What a fun day for you!

Kelli said...

Oh how wonderful! What a fab idea. Heck I'll use any excuse to eat a piece of pie. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

Miss Janice said...

LOVE this idea!

The American Homemaker said...

How fun!!! I love it!

Britt @ Sweet Sassy Molassy! said...

What a lovely idea! I wish I were there, all of the pies look absolutely delectable! I am a new visitor to your blog and have listed it among my favorites. :)
xox
Britt

Cece said...

So happy to have discovered your darling blog! Now I want to have a pie social! That is just the sweetest idea! And I LOVE your happy apple-y green wall color! I wonder what it is? If it is not altogether too pesty...may I ask what color it is? I'm just smitten!
:) Cece