Saturday, 29 September 2012

Ladies who Lunch & have cake for breakfast ...

My regular visitors will know that I love getting together with the 'girlies' to just catch up & enjoy girlie time as we don't live close.

A friends birthday was the perfect excuse to get together, celebrate & catch up.

Since we were meeting early, it was tea & cake for breakfast then lunch later. I was up early deciding on a table setting which is something I love.

I found a set of these game letters on a recent charity shop browse & they are just perfect for being random ....


Table setting for tea & cake - a vintage set with delicate flowers because the birthday girl loves roses ....


A vase of roses on the sideboard with some pink bubbly ♥


Candles lit in the window sill and on the table ...


My contribution to the morning - some South African / Dutch melk tert / milk tart ♥, freshly made at 5am ...


 Pleased with the table setting as it is pretty without being fussy



 The cake forks & teaspoons were gifts from South Africa & depict a settler monument - quite appropriate


The table cloth is vintage as is the crockery & they are perfectly at home with modern Ikea napkins

 
 Candles lit in the window - I love mixing things up & these are a selection of silver & crystal candles sticks


 The Ludlow ladies arrived with the pièce de résistance - a baked chocolate cheesecake to end all resistance; a worthy centre piece!!


So the table was ready for breakfast!


Candles lit ....


 .... and blown out

then time to sit back, catch up & enjoy the spread!


Lunch followed later at a favourite local pub - don't you just love that wall of gold framed mirrors?


A relaxed, day with decadant food, good company & good wishes - how birthdays should be.

Hope your weekend is bright & lovely, look in again soon & leave your blog details so I can return the visit
Dee ~♥~
 

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lovely day and photo's are good!!K

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    1. Thank you for joining us my dear, always a pleasure to have you at my table xx

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  2. aaaah what a wonderful day it was.....and the table setting 'pretty delightful' too...superb lunch and fabulous company...the delicious cakes...well weren't they a treat....thanku for making it all so special for me xxxxxx

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    1. Ahh birthday girl - so glad you had a good day, it is always nice to celebrate together & to catch up with each other xx

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  3. Hi Dee! Found you at Mustard Seed....love your blog! It is nice to visit across the pond from time to time. Love the wall of mirrors. I have never eaten in a pub! Sounds interesting...come visit me in Fl...Lyndaoflakeland.blogspot.com
    I love Annie Sloan Paint!

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    1. Hiya Lynda - thanks for the visit. That wall of mirrors is our absolute favourite - they use some of the other large ones as chalk boards.

      I don't tend to do pubs but this one is more relaxed & countryfied ...

      I have not used Annie Sloan paint yet but have now found a Shropshire supplier so have a few projects lined up.

      Please stop in again. I love your blog

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