Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

Ok, so my birthday was actually last week but I've been so busy I only just got a chance to edit the photos. I had a lovely but understated birthday this year. My parents took me out to my favourite coffee shop in the afternoon and then we came back and had an intimate family dinner. I went with a floral theme this year.

My cake was lemon and decorated with edible flowers. I also had lavender lemonade with violas frozen in icecubes. For the main course we had a salad and a quiche. There were also chocolate truffles, an Earl Grey flavour and a rose flavoured type. Everything was made from scratch by me.
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My lovely cake. It has a whipped cream frosting.
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Strawberry Vanilla Rose Black Tea
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Roses from our garden
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Lavender Lemonade with Viola icecubes

My mother wrapped all my gifts in beautiful floral paper. I didn't want very much this year, but in the end I got two farming books, some dish towels, and a stunning paper-doll book of 1930's fashions. 22 is not too old for paper dolls, especially ones as stunning as these!
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I am completely in love with this book!!
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Britt came over after dinner, and we went out for coffee and thrifting. She even dressed up! I forgot to photograph the lovely gifts she bought me, but they included a book on herbs, a 1940's copy of Pollyanna, and a decorative tin with a 1910's illustration on it.
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Britt looking stunning as always. 

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Me being slightly less comfortable in front of the camera...
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My hair had faux flowers and ribbons in it. 

It's been a busy week, but I'm taking the weekend off to relax. And hopefully I will be able to get some of my sewing projects done, as well as my embroidery projects. Aren't they cute so far?
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That's All.

10 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! You look great in turquoise, and I must say, that cake and ice cubes are the prettiest I've ever seen!

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  2. A belated happy birthday! And what an amazing cake, I'm sure it tasted as good as it looked!

    My friends and family have decided that I definitely am too old for paper dolls, as frequent placing of such items on wishlists (have you seen the Doris Day ones they do?!) has not resulted in a purchase...

    Miss P xx

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  3. Happy birthday! What lovely flower accents!

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  4. beautiful! will you be sharing any recipes?

    and happy happy birthday!

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  5. Happy Birthday! I love the use of flowers on your cake :)

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  6. What a charmingly pretty outfit! I adore (!) your floral print skirt, and wish I had one just like it to wear on my birthday in a couple of weeks.

    Happiest birthday wishes, dear gal!!!
    ♥ Jessica

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  7. Happy birthday, Miss Kate! I hope it was as lovely as it looked.

    Cheers!
    ~Paige

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  8. Your birthday celebration looks like it was positively delightful! The whipped cream frosting on your cake has the typical shiny look of a traditional boiled frosting, but perhaps that's just the lighting/camera.

    If you don't mind, perhaps I can come over and play with your lovely paper dolls. *sigh*

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  9. Happy belated Birthday! Such a pretty theme and I am swooning over that cake! SO BEAUTIFUL and it looks like it was very yummy! xx

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