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.
|My lovely cake. It has a whipped cream frosting.|
|Strawberry Vanilla Rose Black Tea|
|Roses from our garden|
|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!
|I am completely in love with this book!!|
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.
|Britt looking stunning as always. |
|Me being slightly less comfortable in front of the camera...|
|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?
Happy birthday! You look great in turquoise, and I must say, that cake and ice cubes are the prettiest I've ever seen!ReplyDelete
A belated happy birthday! And what an amazing cake, I'm sure it tasted as good as it looked!ReplyDelete
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
Happy Birthday :)ReplyDelete
Happy birthday! What lovely flower accents!ReplyDelete
beautiful! will you be sharing any recipes?ReplyDelete
and happy happy birthday!
Happy Birthday! I love the use of flowers on your cake :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Happiest birthday wishes, dear gal!!!
Happy birthday, Miss Kate! I hope it was as lovely as it looked.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
If you don't mind, perhaps I can come over and play with your lovely paper dolls. *sigh*
Happy belated Birthday! Such a pretty theme and I am swooning over that cake! SO BEAUTIFUL and it looks like it was very yummy! xxReplyDelete