Friday, July 7, 2017

There Is No Doubt That Summer Is Here

It is hot.
And it is humid.
Feels like temps (in the shade) well over 100.
There is no doubt that summer is here
and I'm already tired of it!


I'm still celebrating my May birthday.
This time with the Mother of my god-children 
and one of my sisters-by-choice.
We went to one of our favorite spots:
Morningside Thai.

Morningside Thai

I had garlic eggplant and she had basil-eggplant.
We were both smiling and "yumming".


Not only did we have a lovely lunch,
I received a lovely gift, too ...
tea pot and matching mug
by Emma Bridgewater.


I love Emma Bridgewater.
The pattern is called Wallflower and is described as a
Cheerful, purple and green floral pattern that was inspired by
Emma and Matthew's love of a flower bed that overflows with wallflowers every May 
... perfect for an "Emma lover" with a May birthday!

Emma Bridgewater


I also received a surprise in the post.
When the box arrived I wondered what I had ordered that I'd forgotten!?
No, it was a surprise from a dear friend who knows I have a thing for owls.

Owl Mugs

Aren't they great?!
I'm lucky -- good friends and more great mugs for tea drinking!

Mugs and Teapot

I made an early morning run to Trader Joe's
(before it got too hot for man or beast).

In addition to food, I came home with flowers ...
peonies and tulips.

Flowers from Trader Joe

So pretty!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

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Tanya Breese said...

what great friends you have! i love both the owls and the teapot/cup...such pretty patterns on each! isn't it fun to treat yourself to flowers! they are beautiful, happy colors! lunch looks delicious too! thanks for linking up snap and have a great weekend!

Tom said...

...dang, I HATE hot and humid, I best stay where I am!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your Thai food looks delicious. That is a meal I would enjoy! I love your beautiful teapot set and the cute owl mugs. It is great to keep celebrating your birthday. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Tomoko said...

What a pretty tea pot set and those owls cup are great. Owl is known as a lucky charm.
Hope never break them(#^.^#)!Your peonies and tulips are so beautiful.Pretty mosaic. Happy Friday to you!

Mac n' Janet said...

What a beautiful teapot, it must make you smile just to look at it.

Rosie said...

Pretty flowers. I have a plate in the wallflower pattern. We are lucky to live about a 40 minute walk or 10 minute drive from her factory shop on the canal side and we've picked up plates there every so often so have an 'unmatching' set of stars, flowers, hearts and polka dots. Have a lovely weekend:)

Deb said...

I can imagine there will be many fun tea get-togethers ahead. :)

collettakay said...

Happy belated Birthday! Love the tea set :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Eggplant yum, in any form. Love your growing tea collections. Try and stay cool. xox

Linda P said...

Still celebrating a May birthday and it's lovely to do with different loved ones. The wallflower design is pretty and the owl mugs are a lot of fun. Enjoy your flowers and your weekend!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Is every wall in your house taken up with cupboards to hold all your teapots, tea cups and mugs? WHERE do you put them all?

Michelle said...

Hot and humid here in KY. Love the fact that you are still celebrating your birthday. Keep going!

Crimson Kettle said...

I love your pretty teapot, such a lovely design. I enjoyed looking in her London shop when I was up there one day, she has some great ideas for designs. Have a good weekend.

Latane Barton said...

I love the mug and teapot. What a neat gift. I wouldn't mind one like that myself.

Amy at love made my home said...

Such lovely china, the owls are charming aren't they!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Love your new teapot and am not familiar with Emma B....I am off to see what else she paints!

Tricky Wolf said...

such a cute tea set! I love the owl

Thanks for joining in with Five on Friday, we hope you have had a wonderful weekend :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What lovely gifts -- perfect for you! People love you and know you very well. And oh my gosh both those eggplant dishes look wonderful; i love Thai food. Try to stay cool!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a wonderful gift of the teapot. I love it. Always love peonies from Trader Joe's too.

Cranberry Morning said...

Well of COURSE the flowers are wonderful! But I zeroed right in on that Emma Bridgewater teapot and mug. I love that pattern! I'm hoping to get her current catalog in the mail. There are so many things I love about her creations. Your dinner out looks interesting - more interesting than cherry butter on hard biscuits. ;-) Have a wonderful week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun you're having! I love the owl tea cups and that new set by Emma B. is gorgeous. I did a google search for that company today after seeing the robin mug that Judy showed on her blog. And I read your comment to my hubby today too....that I was a cheap date. We had a big laugh...thanks! Hugs, Diane

Angie said...

Snap - the eggplant dishes have me salivating - must look for some eggplant in the shop! You are so blessed to have friends send you gifts out of the blue. Have a "cool" week!

Lorrie said...

Celebrate all year long! Your Emma Bridgewater teapot and mug are ever so pretty, and the owl mugs cute as can be. Stay as cool as you can!

Maggie said...

Love Emma B, I have a mug just like yours but my teapot is from the Black Toast series. Keep calm and keep celebrating!

Sylvia said...

I love the teapot and the owl mugs. What a lovely time to share with friends. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

Parsimonious D├ęcor Darling said...

Beautiful flowers, Snap! The owl cuppies are too cute, too!

orchid0324 said...

Dearest Snap; Oh, Delicious looking Thai food lunch at Morningside Thai♪  Lovely Emma Bridgewater teapot, in Japan it is said that owl brings us luck♡♡♡
Thank you SO much for your sweet visits, and Have a WONDERFUL rest of the week.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Alexa T said...

So delicious eggplant dishes; and so beautiful gifts and spring flowers to celebrate your day! Lovely photos and collages, as well!
A nice day and weekend, too!

Steph said...

Happy Birthday Summer!!