Tuesday, November 30, 2010

(Birthday) Tea on Tuesday

Happy Birthday to-- me!
Sunday was my birthday.
It was almost a non-event.
No party.
No cake.
But our oldest daughter, Victoria, brought me a tray of tea in bed,
and thoughtfully brought out the birthday cup and saucer.
Son, Seth, made blueberry muffins from a boxed mix.
They turned out good.
I was relieved.
(He is 11 years old.)
Thank goodness for on-line soul mates who make it their mission to remember birthdays!

Patty's box was chock full of frothy, tissue paper wrapped bundles, each carefully tied up with velvet, hand dyed silk or lace. What I have pictured is just the tip top of the iceberg which is Patty's generosity. The bee's wax ornament smells beyond heavenly-- I could almost eat it! Her matchbox, with tucked in bird's nest, is exquisite! The marching bees are a dish towel. Like I can use it! It's too nice! She also sent Virginia peanuts, a precious bundle of laces, glycerine soap tenderly wrapped with a ribbon topped with the most precious button, and lots of yellowed papers and ephemera.
I will be "eating" eye candy for days!

Linda sent a banner.

I couldn't be more moved than if she had hired a plane to fly that message over my house.

I really needed it, the day her envelope arrived.

I was not feeling very loved.
To give you an idea of scale, those are ATCs I have displayed below her bit of hand made love.

A winged fork screeched in a for a landing just yesterday.
Thank you, Margaret!
I love it!
Her hammered, winged spoons have sold out in the florist's shop she works in.
She would be dangerous with an etsy shop!
I feel so privileged to have a piece of her flying cutlery collection!
Girlfriends are The Best!


~*~Patty S said...

oh what a sweet and heart warming post ... Queen Bee Love is powerful and you deserve all the good things this life has to offer dear one!

I hope you can steal a YOU day very soon...if only we were closer we bees could whisk you away for a party party and some cake!

You have me imagining Lidna's banner trailing behind a plane now ;) YES as Margaret says: FLY
my friend
p.s. what a perfect tea cup!

Jeanie said...

Oh, my! I've been away from visiting so long, I had no idea! First, happy belated birthday and second, what wonderful gifts and good friends. Simply beautiful.

Here's to wishes for a wonderful "new year."

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, a very happy belated birthday. Patty's gifts of bees are amazing. I love the little wax bee, and it set me thinking about all the possibilities. And Margaret's forked wings that flew all the way from Switzerland made an excellent landing. I'll have to check out Linda's blog, because that banner is so special. It was wonderful, too that your son became chef for a moment. What a great surprise, even if it was from a box! Happy Tea Tuesday surrounded with gifts of love from friends far and near.

Linda said...

Ohhhh....I'm glad we could all brighten your day a little bit. Patty leaves the best comments! And I've gotten that bday box from her..she sends great stuff. And a flying fork from Margaret! She's always a surprise!

ooglebloops said...

OMG! How did I miss that it was your b'day!! these days, if it is not already on my calendar, or Facebook doesn't announce it is your b'day - I do not know!!!! What lovely gifts= and that teacup!!!! How sweet your kids made you breakfast - sometimes that, and happy mail, is all you need!!!!Hope it was a great day!!!!

Yvonne said...

Well, happy birthday late. And Happy tea day to you too. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and now hve wonderful memories. Loved your post!

Halle said...

Happy Birthday! So sweet of your kids to make you little treats in bed. And all the goodies from you online friends! WOW!

*jean* said...

oo what a lucky girl...happy belated birthday!!!

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday, Nathalie. You received such gorgeous gifts from such special ladies. And a cup of tea in bed. And muffins! Girlfriends really are the best, and you have the best of them.


Kimmie said...

Happy birthday! And birthdays are never a non-event! In my family I always plan my birthday party myself! Take full delight in the celebration of YOU!

kiwicarole said...

gorgeous presents! Hope mine makes it!