Monday, June 6, 2011

Tea and Cake

Last week I had a birthday.
I went out and bought myself a cake and some flowers.
Came home and put 6 candles on the cake.
One for each decade.
(I didn't want to burn the house down.)

Tea and Cake

Lucille, my sister by choice, knows me well.
She knows that two of my favorite things are tea and birds.

Porcelain Teapot with infuser

For my special day she gave me the lovely Audubon porcelain tea pot (with infuser).

Porcelain Mugs and Spoons

And, two mugs with spoons.
I'm a very lucky girl.

Tea and Cake

When I blew the candles out, I sent a special message up to the stars.
"I miss you and love you and I'm trying hard to LIVE."

Tea and Cake

The cake was a red velvet chocolate cake with cream cheese icing.
I had it for breakfast several days! 
It was not on my diet, but birthdays come only once a year.

Thanks to our tea party hostesses.
These are just a few of the tea parties in the Land of Blog.

"Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude 
and the pleasures of company."
~Author Unknown
365 things Every Tea Lover Should Know


Anonymous said...

So very nice to meet you! I love the teapot with the beautiful birds and belated happy birthday wishes to you! Red velvet cake is one of my favorites! It is very delicious with coffee for breakfast!

Bren said...

how nice tea , cake and flowers! Happy Birthday to you .
I often look up to heaven and tell my lost loved ones how i am here on earth trying to carry on.

Sherry Smyth said...

I know that your message to the stars was heard loud and clear -- did you feel the wind on your cheek, that kiss that said "I love you will live and live well" -- anyone who can treat herself to such a special birthday has much too much living left to do ♥

My Grama's Soul said...

Happy belated birthday.....60 is such a great age!!!

BTW.....that cake looks to die for!!



Barbara said...

Happy belated Birthday to you!! You received an awesome teapot! Cardinals are a lucky bird to me and I have a collection of over 200 teapots and none with a cardinal on it. I hope all your birthday wishes come true and that you have a fantastic next year of your life!

Hugs XX

Barb said...

Happy Birthday, Snap. Your cake looks yummy and the tea pot is perfect. Yes, your beloved would want you to enjoy life.

Pondside said...

.....and I'm sure that from the heavens came waves of love and encouragement.
Happy Birthday, however belated. Your friend chose a beautiful gift for you!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy Birthday, Snap, and many more! The first one without Mr. Dragon must be especially hard but good friends, tea and birds will cushion you, I hope. And red velvet cake too, of course.

KathyB. said...

Your teapot the matching cups ARE lovely. Cake for breakfast is a must when you're celebrating a birthday , are there calories in birthday cake?

Donna Heber said...

Hi Snap,

First of all let me wish you a belated birthday! I adore the Audubon porcelain tea pot your girlfriend gifted you with. How special and lovely of her to do that! The red velvet cake looks delicious. Wishing you many more birthdays.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I know that Mr. Drag on watches over you every day, sending you blessings from heaven. Your words made me cry. I hope that you feel the love I am sending your way.

Happy Birthday, and your cake is making me hungry. I love your teapot and your table looks divine. That bouquet of flowers is really amazing.

You may have six decades of wisdom, but I think that you have six decades of love showing.


Celestina Marie Designs said...

So nice to meet you and join in for your Tea today. Happy Birthday also and blessings in the year ahead.
Your teapot and mugs with spoons is gorgeous and what a wonderful gift to mark a special birthday.

Your cake looks so yummy good. Red velvet is perfect to start a new chapter of life. Velvet years of course!!

Your blog is lovely. Have a wonderful Tuesday.
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to you, Snap! What a wonderful gift of the teapot and matching cups and spoons! I love the bird motif; just charming! Your red velvet cake looks yummy. I hope the coming year is filled with many blessings for you. Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your day.


Beth said...

I loved all the bird items you received and what a pretty cake. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

Kim Mailhot said...

What a lovely birthday celebration ! Happy 60th, beautiful Snap ! I know there are many celebrating that you are in this world.
Light and Love !

Birdwoman said...

May this year be one of the best of your life and may you enjoy many cups of tea from your beautiful teapot.

Millie said...

Anything that is Audubon tugs at my heart...beautiful set! Happy belated birthday.

Terri said...

Happy Birthday to you! I wish for you a new year of health, wealth and plenty of opportunities for JOY!
Your friend blessed you with a gorgeous tea pot and cups! Wow! And your cake looks delicious too. What a lovely way to treat yourself with LOVE.

Janet said...

Happy Birthday even if I'm late! Your friend chose a beautiful, thoughtful gift for you....and that cake looks yummy. I'm sure you were not alone while you celebrated.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Happy Belated Birthday Snap...thanks for linking up today. I wish I could have sent you a yummy birthday cupcake how fun! Your teapot with the cardinal is a treasure...I adore the song of that proud bird.

Princesa Nadie said...

Congratulations for your birthday
That tea pot is lovely and the mugs!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Snap,

What a delightful B-day post; happy belated birthday! Such a pretty yummy looking cake and teacups.

Thanks for joining us for TTTT and also for my 86th 'Tuesday Tea For Two'; I always so enjoy having you join us as part of, 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland'!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love that you ate your birthday cake for breakfast! Your new tea pot and mugs are really pretty. I think about you, especially when I'm having one of those "this is hard" moments.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful post!
Happy belated Birthday sweet Snap!
You deserve all love in this world, your heart is so sweet and pure!
I'm sending you lots of lights!
Luna :)

and a big hug to you from my mommy Léia

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I think you are doing a fine job living and trying to live. And frankly, that it is the best you can do now or at any time. This is all still so darn fresh. Allow yourself to be sad, in pain, grieve as you will. Now, eating cake for breakfast is one of my favorite ways to be me. If I was there I would have eaten half of that cake for breakfast(s). It is odd because we have been noticing our red cardinal a lot more than usual lately. Often times when the trees get their leaves again (after their long winter nap) that he is heard but not seen. So often in fact that I looked to see what Ted Andrews had to say about the cardinal which was " accept yourself as a source of light". I think that is excellent advice for anyone at any point in their life, don't you? Sending you much, much love.

Anya said...

Happy belated Birthday
Sweet Snap
Sorry we are to late !!!

(I know the first birthday without our Love is very diffecult. Mine was in March and was very very diffecult.
But we must go on with our life ...
I think on you and send you power
to go on...
Hugs Anya

hugssss and nose kisses from
Kareltje =^.^= ♥ Betsie >^.^<

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy belated birthday, Snap! Your sister by choice's gift is really beautiful and I know you will enjoy your tea in your pretty rose garden. I'm sure Mr. Dragon would want you to do all you can to enjoy your life {{Big higs}}