Soaring Through the World

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Birthday Tea and Cake

China bought at a Christmas bazaar
Today is my birthday!  My gracious sister-in-law Marge treated me to lunch at a local bakery and cafe called Concannon's.  I had the Turkey Cranberry Wrap and baked potato salad with an enormous sugar cookie.  The wrap and potato salad were superb!  I sent the cookie home with my daughter-in-law for her sweet hubby, known affectionately to me as my son Derek :).  I sent the cookie home with her because we had a scrumptious looking dessert waiting for us in my home.  Last week, after having viewed a rerun of "The Closer",I knew what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday.  Immediately after the show,  I called my daughter Alison and described, whilst drooling, the cake.  She made it from scratch, and a fine scratch it was!  (Maybe someone can tell me from whence this saying comes.) 

Margaret Ann is missing from this photo of My Ladies because she took the picture.
Because I've been admiring tea cups and china I've viewed in a beautiful blog I follow, I got out my finest china, which included lovely cups and saucers as seen above the photo of My Ladies and me. 
And the other guests had their cake served on the gold-rimmed china and their beverage in the matching cups.  Ever since I've made visits to Rose Chintz Cottage, I've been waiting for the opportunity to have a tea party!  Too excited to take a photo when the table was set and ready for my guests, I took these photos afterwards.   But my ladies and my youngest son, who joined us, enjoyed the moist, scrumpdillyicious cake and their favorite beverage, be it tea or coffee.  It was a most warm, wonderful and joyous birthday despite the  frigid and icy weather outside.
Thank you all!


Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! What a great photo of your lunch friends and your lunch sounded soooooo delicious!!
I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful birthday! Here's to many, many more!

bettyl said...

Happy birthday to you!! What a lovely post! Looks like everybody had fun!

Tezzie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you were treated to a wonderful day :D

Thanks so much for your kind comments at my place...I'll be posting the instructions on how I achieved the hearts effect, in case you're interested :D

Sheila said...

A very happy birthday for last Thursday! I'm so sorry I missed it, I would have enjoyed the cake and your company. :)

Rebecca said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to you! Looks like a fun time!

Beth said...

The cake looks just delicious, especially warm! Mmmmm!
Blessings and happy birthday to you!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Well, a belated Happy Birthday to you! Your cake looks delicious and I just know it was too. You and your friends look like you had a fabulous time together. I'm so happy you've joined me for tea today and I wish you a wonderful and Happy Valentines Day!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday (belated!) :) It looks like you had a wonderful celebration.

You asked about the toe shoes, they are Vibram Five Fingers and yes, each toe gets its own little toe pocket. :)

simply objekts said...

happy belated birthday! all the talking about food is making me hungry and everything here just look so good! thank you for stopping by my blog :)
have a wonderful day