2 Apr 2014

twenty-five

a picnic under the cork oak trees... a self-made pear and ginger cake laced with violas and a pavlova with cacao, cream and strawberries... a portrait by the violets... gifts of a mug, a Johnson Brother's tea set, handmade soap and a ball of wool, a very blue linen tablecloth... thrift-store trawling... hugs and kisses aplenty... a handful of birthday nasturtiums... pizzas made by my sister's hands... a so-needed pilates class... late night cups of tea and board-game playing... so so so many happy messages, phone calls, cards and emails from friends and kin near and far...

For this, and all twenty-five years I've circled the sun, fullness of joy and thanks be.

7 comments:

  1. So much prettiness! Good that it was a thank-full kinda day! :)

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  2. May the next 25 pack as much beauty, love, action, care, books, drawings and friendship as the first 25!!

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  3. Happy birthday lovely lady. It looks like a wonderful day indeed. xo

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  4. Happy Birthday! ... and birthday blessings!

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  5. Hope you had a happy happy birthday! It looks like it was a very beautiful day....where did someone find that perfect tablecloth - is it something you made? it's gorgeous!

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  6. Happy Birthday! All so beautiful. That pear cake looks delicious and I adore the Johnson Bros. tea set. The design on the blue linen tablecloth is gorgeous, so nostalgic, is it one of your illustrations?

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  7. I hope it was just pure happiness! xo
    ps. That tablecloth has me swooning :)

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