"CELEBRATE, CELEBRATE ..... Listen to the music"... It's mother's 90th Birthday. You're all invited to join into our teatime celebrations. I've included a few pictures for you to enjoy.
We are a little late for our February Baby's birth date... but considering that she's come through a heralding near death heart attack, this past January, that's OK ... Let the bells ring and the voices sing, in praise to the Lord ... Reaching the milestone of 90 years old is a grand feat in itself.
Please do come in and join the Birthday party. We're expecting a small gathering of friends any minute now. In preparation, I've set the table in with a vintage Royal Albert teaset called, Laurentian Snowdrop. The pretty mint green reminds me that Spring is just around the corner." Hurrah".
The sandwich menu was simple and delicious. Egg salad, ham and pickle salad and tasty cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches without the crusts. I hope that I've made enough !!!!
Mother, prefers this particular blend of Earl Grey, as it reminds her of the tea her mother used to brew in Scotland, years ago. It has a rich mellow flavour that is simply unforgettable. I'm always mindful of preferences though and have also included Red Rose Tea, fresh Jasmine leaves and herbal teas . Which one would you like?
Laurentian Snowdrop is a dainty set that does dictate a time when tea parties were a regular event in community homes. The cups are just a little smaller than normal, thus allowing everyone that extra second round of gossip time.
Snowdrops are the most prominent harbinger of Spring so fantasizing while sipping the tea was an easy task. I'm so, looking forward to the warmer weather...Aren't you ?
There now, I've just poured you a cup of tea , excuse me while I answer the door. It's our friend Renate, the " Egg Lady" , who has stopped in to bring flowers to my mother.
Yes , that fiesty little red head is my 90 year old mother Grace. I'm hoping that I will look as good as she does when I reach that gracious time in life.
Today , mother put on her make-up, donned on her favourite pearls and enjoyed a lovely gathering of ladies. She could just barely hold the cake.( Ha Ha) ... Gracie loves angel food cake with stawberries and whipped cream, so our sweet little housekeeper baked her two cakes.
Mother got to blow out the candles twice. Actually the first cake only had sparklers, as extinguishing ninety candles took three of us huffing and puffing, but we did it !!!!
Mom just couldn't resist another piece of cake and naughty as she is, scooped some extra whipped creme off of the remaining cake for herself ..." Naughty little girl" got caught in the act ( Ha Ha)
Of course, she helped herself to more of that British Earl grey Tea too..Would you like another cup?
Our guests had arrived at 1:00 p.m. and by 5:00, they were still gathered in the living room laughing and giggling like teen-agers. Then, just as we had said good-bye, Jonah our young friend stopped by to shovel the snow and to wish mother a happy Birthday. OMG....What a great excuse for another wee party.( Hee Hee)
I quickly cut him a piece of cake and topped it with an extra big sparkler. WOW .... did it ever fly.
Yes, Gracie had a wonderful 90th Birthday. She is so very thankful for having this special time to share with you and her friends. I'm elated that you were able to join mothers' celebration of life and our humble tea party. Hopefully, you felt welcomed.
Thanks and praise to our heavenly Father above for granting this blessed extension of joy, love and life.Your kind prayers and well wishes were answered and celebrated today, during my mothers' birthday tea.
Wishing you all the longevity to enjoy a healthy 90th Birthday, embraced by the love of family and friends.
Happy Birthday Mother ...Imagine , ninety years old !!!!
OOPS... Vanity doth call ( Hee hee)
Gracie, respectfully asks that ...." she be called, 90 years young".