Thank you, Lauri! From the bottom of my heart!
I wish I could hug you so tight right now!
Oh, plus the most delicious Ghiradelli Carmel chocolates you could ever have eaten!
Oh, yum! Earl Gray is the perfect tea for these rainy spring days!
It's the curl-up-with-a-blanket-by-the-window-and-a-good-book
sort of tea.
covered in cinnamon. We had the most beautiful tea party at lunch on my
birthday and that afternoon I got another wonderful
birthday surprise from loving Emmi Anne!
I'm going to wear it for Easter Sunday and get a picture of it!
I love it, Emmi! I'm still wondering how on earth you made me the perfect size!
It fits EXACTLY!
Sorry I don't have a picture of it yet!
The scones were terribly good with lemon curd slathered onto them!
I think I had . . . five?
*begins a list of things to have at the tea party of Brown and Updike and Weston!*
Did I mention that tea pots are the most lovely artsy things in the world?
Birthday Music: Simple Gifts: Mandolin Favorites
Birthday Cake: A tower of gluten free chocolate cupcakes with carmel gloop instead of frosting. A lovely alternative to a cake, I assure you!
Cupcake stands: Mother's grand discovery! Painted brown on gold, and gold on brown! And the little doilie flower thing from Melissa Lee Beautifully.
Decorations: Wide gold wire ribbon curled along the length of the table. Dried wheat and sunflower stems, with cream colored and white buttons for accents!
A gold candle stick with hanging prisms.
Place at the table.
A jar of wheat and old phone I found out in a shed!
A side table with just a few of my favorite things.
Country Living sign from Hobby Lobby.
An old dress of Mom's that just plain looked pretty!
Birthday Banner: Wire hanger with strings and letters, also from Country Living.
Pumpkin and vanilla scented candles on the window sill.
Dried sunflower boughs.
Birthday candle glow!
Favorite Birthday present: Overalls!
It was a quiet day, full of loveliness and magic that birthdays so often bring! A sweet day and quite fantastic! Families always throw the best birthday parties!
Thank you to everyone else who made the day so special!