Thursday, March 7, 2013


"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".


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tea party for an even more beautiful "90 year young" mother! Happy Birthday Dear!!!


Que linda comemoração. Felicidades para sua mãe. Ela é muito linda!



Lady Linda said...

So adorable and what a sweetie at 90! Happy Birthday wishes to you mama. I love the photo with the light of the candles.
A treasure.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Ho wonderful! She certainly doesn't look it! What a wonderful occasion and you set such a lovely table in honor of the day. Lovely!

Martha's Favorites said...

Love the birthday tea for your dear Mother. You are so blessed to have her. Wish her a happy birthday. Blessings, Martha

Anonymous said...

Your mother looks fantastic; belated birthday greetings to her. The tea table is so pretty, and the teaset is perfect for this time of year.

Curtains in My Tree said...

What a good looking 90 year old woman
She has surely taken good care of herself through out her life

Happy Birthday to your Mother

Today is my grandson's birthday also ,Oliver is 9 today

Constance said...

Please pour me a cup of that Earl Grey tea and do wish your lovely Mother a Happy Birthday from me.

And, while you slice me a piece of that angel food cake, would you like to divulge the name of the paint you used in your dinning room? I love it! Such a bright and cheery color.

Your table is just perfect and the tea set is truly charming. A beautiful birthday celebration!!

Zaa said...

Hi Danette...Thanks for you kind visit and sweet comments ..I will pass them onto my mother...Hugs

Zaa said...

Greetings Lauriane... SO glad that you could join into the celebration.Please do visit again soon...Hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Lady Linda... I always have a special place set for you at teatime...The last photo is my favorite too...xoxox

Zaa said...

Hey Ruth ..
Your presence is so very much appreciated...especially since you have all the latest " Royalty gossip" loves hearing about it ....Hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Martha ..You are so right ...It's a blessing to have mom with us today... and also a treat to have your sweet teatime visit... Come again soon...Hugs

Zaa said...

OH Tracey ...Mother will be coming vain if all these lovely comments keep up..but THANK YOU ..SHe deserves every one...So happy that you could join us for the tea party...Hugs

Zaa said...

Happy Birthday to your grandson...I'm sure he's a handsome young man who just might share a cup or two of tea with you " Curtain in the Tree's" ..Next time bring him along...Hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Zaa,
Happy Birthday to your lovely mom! Your table is lovely and I love the Snowdrop tea set! I would love to try a cup of your Earl Grey. I am so happy you could join me at my HOME and I wish you a delightful new week, my friend.


Zaa said...

Thank You Sandi ...

I hope that you are feeling better...We're getting back on track here and really enjoying the teatime company....Get well soon, my Friend...HUGS

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am catching up on my visiting...

Your Mom looks wonderful for 90 and what a wonderful Tea party you held in her honor!!

God is good!


Zaa said...

Dear Debbie ..Thank you for you sweet visit.... Hugs