Monday, February 11, 2013

Birthday celebrations

It was my birthday on Saturday! Not a milestone but a very special birthday anyway. My mum had celebrated her birthday two days before mine so my sister arranged for all of the girls in our family to join for a high tea on Saturday afternoon. Those of us from the country travelled to our capital city for the weekend. It was extremely hot on Saturday but the lovely old house where we went was close to the river. We had so much fun. Lots and lots of noise (we are all very bubbly and talk lots!!) and lots of laughter filled the room.The table was set with Old Country Roses china (the holiday version, which I don’t have) and it looked just lovely when we walked in. Such a lovely way to share a birthday.
I am so in love with the beautiful table we sat at…….check out that wonderful patina! If I could have fitted one in my bag I would have brought one home with me!!!!
I had such a wonderful weekend which sadly ended when I received a message from a dear friend whose husband passed away suddenly on Sunday morning. Makes these family days all the more special.

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Princess Kate said...

Simply beautiful. Happy birthday to you and your mom.

Anonymous said...

High time for your Birthday Lovely !

Happy Belated Birthday.

Very fancy how lovely and I bet you had a ball.

Love that setting all around. Wow!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a nice place to gather at. I like all the details!
Happy belated Birthday! I just spent last Saturday celebrating my daughter and husband's birthdays! They are 4 days apart.

Jenna said...

Happy late birthday! And I love love love that chandelier! It is just too gorgeous!

Jenna @

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Happy Birthday, what a fabulous tea and the cloches are so lovely. Thanks tons for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Betty Stapleton said...

Happy birthday, love all the pictures. Those times with family are the best . Sorry about your friend. God bless!

Terri said...

Hello Suzi,
Your birthday tea post is beautiful! I am so glad you had a good day celebrating with your family. The tea shop and desserts look amazing. That table is indeed fab!
Happy Birthday and many more happy ones to come : )

Pellie / Penny said...

Happy belated birthday.



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely way to celebrate with a high tea! Happy birthday to you, Suzy, and your mom. Thanks for coming to my tea. Happy Valentines week.


Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

So welcoming and sweet. Happy belated birthday!

KathyB. said...

You're right, "lovely" is the perfect word for this. It sounds like so much fun getting together with the ladies in the family to celebrate birthdays. And what a reminder of how precious these times are when we can lose someone to death all of sudden. Happy Birthday!

Unknown said...

Beautiful surroundings and a special time to share, Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for sharing at Pretty Things this week :)

xo, Tanya

bj said...

O, I do love a beautiful tea.
Happy birthday to you and your mother.:)
Come over for a chance to win a beautiful candle.
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Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday! Happy day for you both! The tea room was lovely and the choices divine! A very special day, and thanks for sharing it with us!

Susan said...

Sounded like a fabulous birthday party.

Gorgeous chandy, too!

Happy (late) birthday! Susan

Marlis said...

Happy Birthday to you both! The china is gorgeous. I hadn't seen that pattern before. wow. The chandelier should have fit in your purse, right? What a lovely place and how special to have spent the the day like that. Happy Valentine's! xo marlis

Dawn said...

Happy birthday:) I love your chandy, its a beauty!! Thanks for sharing at the Cabin.

Marigene said...

Happy belated birthday to you and your mother, Suzy! I love that 3-tiered table.
So sorry about your friend's loss.

Maria C said...

I cannot think of a better way to celebrate a birthday! Happy birthday to you both! Beautiful china, and, oh, my! What delicious treats! Hugs!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love, love, love that 3-tiered table.

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a wonderful birthday celebration! I just discovered your blog and so glad I did!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Happy belated birthday, Suzy! It sounds like a perfect way for your mum and you to spend your birthdays. Your sister's home looks lovely, love the tiered table. I am so sorry about your friends husband. Take care.

Kathy said...

Happy belated birthday! How marvelous for you all to get together - the interior decor of this lovely old home is gorgeous - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

The Charm of Home said...

Happy belated birthday! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!