Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I received a wonderful gift from my friend Valerie, Gardening in a Sandbox, for my birthday today. A beautiful teacup and teapot. 

The teacup has a butterfly on the side, I love these miracles of nature. 
 The bouquet of flowers was a present from one of my sons.

So on this rainy afternoon I shall enjoy my tea and cupcake.

Have a GREAT day!


Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer, What a lovely gift and how beautifully you have presented it, together with the delicious looking cupcake. All of that gorgeous pink icing!! Portmeirion china is one of my favourites, as is the place in North Wales from where it takes its name. The flowers too are equally lovely. How nice to be remembered in such a special way.

And, Jennifer, thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful message which you left on my 'Explanatory Note'. It meant, and means, a great deal to me and I do so appreciate your concern.

Rosie@leavesnbloomw said...

Happy Birthday!

You should do a google on Portmeirion Village in Wales where the china first was produced its such a picturesque place. That china is a favourite of mine.

Snap said...

Many Happy Birthday Wishes to You! Isn't Mail Call wonderful .. not to mention the wonder of good friends.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Happy Happy birthday - what lovely flowers and the teapot is just the kind I like - plain and simple - and full of tea. The butterfly on the teacup is such a pretty thing - what a wonderful friend you have.

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Happy Birthday, Jen!
I hope you have, are having, a wonderful day! ♥

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Hi Jen: Glad you like your Birthday present. It looks very nice with your flowers and cupcake. Valerie

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday! it is lovely to have such a good friend. Lovely gifts too.


Mary Lou said...

Well Happy Birthday Jen!!
What a wonderful gift. We used to go to the Portmerion factory when we lived in England..I love the china.
The friends photo is so sweet and so true. I'm so happy to count you as my friend.
Have a wonderful birthday.

Natasha said...

Happy Birthday Jen! I hope you had a fabulous day. I love your gorgeous gifts. We have a few Portmeirion pieces here too-your cup and saucer are so pretty!

Best wishes for a happy week,

Ann said...

Happy Birthday, I hope you put your feet up, had a nice hot cup of tea from you new teapot and admired the beautiful bouquet of flowers from your son.

Pondside said...

I'm so sorry to have missed your birthday - Happy Birthday!
The gift of a teapot and teacup will last for years and years, and you'll think of your friend whenever you sit down to indulge!

Olga said...

Beautiful presents. Happy Birthday to you!

Bella said...

Happy Birthday to You! How wonderful to recieve all needed for a lovely tea:-) That pink cupcake.. Mmmm!

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

Happy belated birthday, it is so lovely to have a b'day in June, lots of great garden related gifts.