Took about a millisecond for tea time today
because that's all the time I had for it.
Nice thing was I took it outdoors -
because it was perfectly warm.
It was very cloudy and extremely breezy, but warm!
And I pinched off one last little fading blossom
from a pink Knock-Out Rose bush nearby.
Always so sad to see the bloom season end.
This blossom looks pathetic, but matches nicely.
By the way we've had such weird weather
one of my yellow Iris bloomed the other day!
I didn't get a pic of it fast enough
because it's not there anymore.
Rain? Deer? Aliens?
Where'd it go?!??
I use Paula Deen's famous recipe for both
my Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting!
It's not sad I made my own birthday cupcakes, trust me.
Remember I spent my real day birthday with friends in Indy -
(and my birthday cake was heavenly - thanks, Marina!)
This one was an intimate dual birthday dinner
with gifts and dessert afterwards on Sunday
with just our daughters and their fellas.
My day is 4th and my youngest daughter's is the 17th.
So we picked the Sunday between both our b-day weekends
to celebrate them together.
I used one of my all-time favorite Austrian vintage china sets for it.
I have had these for years.
I have 4 cups, 4 saucers and 4 dessert plates....
But no creamer or sugar or teapot,
I use my plain white with gilding when I use these.
I don't get these out too often
because I normally host my teas for six, not four.
I should look for more to complete this set!
Or sell these.
That's what I SHOULD do.
But it's difficult letting true favorites go.
I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage blog
for Pink Teatime Tuesday -
in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Seeing as my older sister dealt with it this year
it is strongly on my mind today!
The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases
is that there are physicians for the body
and physicians for the soul,
although the two cannot be separated.
Thanks, Sandi - gave me a good reason to enjoy
a prettier moment with a pink tea time today...
Sending up prayers for a CURE!
As always, thank you for your visit!