Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's Party Time

There are some birthdays to celebrate, so step inside the Little Pink Tea House

where you will be greeted like Royalty

but before the festivities begin, you will need a crown

so make your selection carefully

or you might prefer a lovely paper hat

or better yet, a killer coiffe, à La Marie.

But don't feel silly or all alone in this masquerade

because Rosie, Violet, Tish, Dzintra and I will be all dressed up for our birthdays

in pink, opulent style. So pick up your costume

and if this style is a bit too cumbersome, our armoires are filled with various styles that might suit you

with accessories to embellish.

birthday dress
Make your own Glitter Graphics

So don't tie your corsets too tight Mesdames, because the best is yet to come; there will be a Raspberry Chocolate cake

ice cream cake by the slice

or by the sea

vanilla cake with dripping chocolate sauce

and a bizarre but beautiful Marie Antoinette fondant cake.

So now ladies, take your lovely serviettes made out of the finest fabric Carolyn Quartermaine can design

and daintily wipe your mouths

and follow the "sistahood"

down the corridor to the back of the little Pink Tea House

for a classic show just for you...please forgive the was the only one available, but the show speaks for itself...well, for some reason the show has been deemed "disabled" from this site, but you can still click on the screen and then click on WATCH ON YOUTUBE and see it for is worth the trip!

Now mes amies, I hope you enjoyed yourselves, and maybe you can leave tonight with a little something to write in your memoirs

of a memorable birthday soirée for Violet, Rosie, Tish, Dzintra and Me!!

Rosie - The week of April 12
Violet - April 24
Anita - April 23
Dzintra - April 17
Tish - April 25


Photo Credits:

Google Images
Second crown with Dresden birds - Donna O'Brien
Vogue Magazine - Marie Antoinette models


The Dutchess said...

O Good..I'm the first one to arrive..all dressed up and wearing my party pink hat..what a wonderful place this pink tea house!!! I have a little surprise..its on the way by air! will arrive a little late because of a BIG GREY CLOUD. And like Miss Moussie is always saying..big grey clouds can be very suspicious! Something to do with a vulcano in Ice land..So,be patient dearest...your present will be delivered soon we hope!
Now, lets eat some marvelous chocolate cake..and sing a birthday song.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh how simply marvellous...can I please join the birthday girls...It's birthday eve here for me tonight!!! I am on the 17th!!! Oh that Raspberry Chocolate cake...I am in heaven...Happy Birthday Girls...Dzintra♥x

Julienne said...

I'm late...I'm late...I am all dressed up with nowhere to go now with no way to get there so have a happy birthday all and I am off to do a turn around the kitchen floor with 'Top'in my beautiful pink dress a la Gene!!!!

M.A.the2nd said...

Madame Anita
It is my great pleasure to be a part of your birthday celebrations! I have collected my gown and have just been admiring the party decorations! As Marie Antoinette the 2nd it is an honour to be here. The raspberry chocolate cake is exquisite and the Carolyn Quartermaine napkins are "parfait"! It is all so beautiful and I wish truly a "Very Happy Birthday".
My best wishes always
Marie Antoinette the 2nd

Christel Hutson said...

Oh what a lovely party you have described! I say leave the coset at home! let them eat cake!! You dear Anita share a birthday with my eldest son, he will be 31 that day! Here's wishing you each a glorious celebration within your homes and family. XOXO Christel

La Petite Plume said...

Your Majesty,

what a wonderful post! I loved everything about it:) I want to dress up and go too!!

Royal wishes,

anouk said...

I enjoyed a lot in this party!,It was really fantastic, and the cakes were...delicious!
Happy birthday to you all!
Kss and hgs

claudie said...

Bonne Fete Belle Anita.
Since I'm still flying hi from my birthday party celebration, I will take off my party shoes, my fancy dress and crinoline to put yet another one on for your beautiful celebration. I will leave the corset at home, because dessert is one of my favourite things to eat.
Happiest of birthday to all the girls. May your day be filled with love, friendship and memories to last a life time.
I love you my dear Anita.
Love Claudie

Violet said...

Oh! Oh! OH! I must wear each crown, may I wear a different one, and gown, for each dessert?!?!!?
What a fun party! I must get a party going here too! Anita, you have outdone yourself!!! Thank you for sharing a birthday party with me!!! I'm coming back later for more : )

Totally scrumptious


Privet and Holly said...

Fabulous!!! Happy Birthday to you all! I will opt for the table by the sea, please and if I may, BOTH raspberries AND chocolate? This is just the dearest post and I DO thank you for the brilliant invitation ~ I'm there! xx P&H

Rosie said...

Oh are far too sweet... you spoil me! MANY, MANY, kind thanks, to my "very special friend". I too have planned us a little get together...not quite as grand as this S*O*I*R*E*E ...but a {{ SHINDIG }} all the same...when the festivities are winding down...P*O*P over to my house for a progressive party...BRING THE GIRLS TOO..."the more the merrier"...cut me a piece your raspberry cake and select for me the perfect crown... don't hold back!!! Sending you a little...OXOXO...SMILE ON ROSIE...

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Anita, i've only been waiting for an opportunity to wear my crown and beautiful pink party dress which is mostly too much - but not on your party, i can tell!
You look adorable too, i can see it with my inner eye, better then ever, the queenly look just suits you so well.
Happy Birthday - i'm bringing champagne to inspire you to more lovely things.
And thank you for your kind comment on my blog - will check out former post you were referring to! xox, M.

Anne Marie said...

you are tooo fun!!! I'm totally in!

fairmaiden said...

Anita...I just smile when I come over here. HaPpY BiRtHdAy DaRliNg! Would love to join you in that lil pink cottage for the celebration. EaT sOme caKe fOr mE!!! Have a magical time.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh my word! What a party this is..
I brought Jasper with me, I hope that is ok.. I told him if he was a good boy maybe you would let him where a crown..
Let me at that vanilla cake dripping with chocolate! I am dressed in baby blue today and have my dancing shoes on.. Love that music and what a treat to watch Gene Kelly...
Happy Birthday dear friend.. I have a feeling that a little mouse will be sending something your way.
Bisous, Penny and Jasper

Anonymous said...

always a pleasure my dear!
well done...

I'll take a pink frilly costume!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour dear Anita,
This is the party invitation of the year! Of course I would love to come. I'll choose a festive dress, grab one of those tiaras and we'll indulge in some cake.
Happy Birthday to all your lovely ladies!

Fete et Fleur said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you all, but especially to you my sweet sister! I hope you receive your hearts desire.


BellaRosa said...

Que Bellissima Anita! What a beautiful party you are having amor! I hope your Birthday is filled with tons of love of family & friends, muc, much laughter, beautiful gifts and divine foods and treats! My mamas birthday is today the 16 :) but lil youngest shares her special day with you :) and we will be in Vegas celebrating it at our best friends daughters wedding :) I will eat some yummies and pull a one arm bandits arm in your honor! Happy Birthday amor!! Besos, Rose

bunny said...

Happy birthday to you and many more...and I'll skip on the


Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

OMG, i've just seen your paper theatre with Rattus and Moussie and all the cute arists on stage! Anita, this is so seriously gorgeous, you're such a great artist. Have you ever thought of making this into a childrens book?

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Happy birthday ma reine!! My little fairy is having a Marie Antoinette party. Showing it off on Monday. Love this post so much. Have a wonderful day!
Gros bisous

Sacha said...

Bonjour Anita
Très heureuse de venir te découvrir en ces lieux superbes pour te présenter tous mes voeux d'anniversaire !!!
Ton billet est folie de délice en tout genre tant il est beau et raffiné et..... si féminin !!Les gâteaux au chocolat et framboise sont une bien belle invite à la gourmandise .....Bon Anniversaire Anita ...
Bon week-end

June said...

Happy Early Birthday to you Anita and to all the girls. I wish for you all a wonderful day of dreams! Save that last crown for me!
Now shall we eat cake?!

Rita said...

My dearest Anita,
I'm so sorry I haven't had the chance to visit lately, but you know how busy I've been - and way too exhausted to sit in front of my notebook and visit my fave blogs. Last night, when homefrom the office, I decided to lie down for a couple of minutes to rest my tired old eyes (need new glasses which for some reason are not yet ready after nearly 3 weeks) and woke up this morning when the alarm went off still in my clothes...
nevertheless I've truly enjoyed th lovely bday party at the Little Pink Tea House. It's been a great pleasure to join you in your celebrations. You gave me the chance to wear my most elegant and opulent party dress, that marvelous crown in your first pic (although that lovely paper hat would have matched just as perfectly with my splendid whimsical dress) and taste a huge slice of your scrumptious raspberry cake. BTW you were absolutely right: shouldn't have tied my corset too tight.
For once I could even forget that I have a house to find soon...
Happy B'day month to you and Violet and, belated wishes to Rosie. It's been the most enjoyable and fantastic soirée. Thank you for inviting me over.

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh goodness......happy birthday to all of you. Anita, I have told you before how enchanting your stories are, and this one is not different.

I'm so coming to your party.


VictoriaArt said...

What a world you took me to this afternoon! Like a small miracle away from here into a fairy tale! Merci!
What an inspiring blog!
I have another blog friend, you two fit together perfectly! Go visit and please tell her I send you!!!

Have a gorgeous weekend!


VictoriaArt said...
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VictoriaArt said...

Of course I should have known... She knows your blog already! LOL!
Just saw it above!

Anyway, just wanted to say Happy Birthday to all!

LissyLou said...

that is the best party ever!! ooo and that raspberry choc cake!!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Desde my Ventana said...

Happy birthday Anita!!!!!It's wonderful to dress so lovely clothes and to take part in such an great party. The menu delicious and the company cannot be better.
Have a great day and congratulates in my name to your friends.
Big big hugs,

Teacup Mosaics said...

A birthday fit for a queen! I am still trying on my crown choices and just can't decide. Although I know I will in pink. Enjoyed the party and sending Birthday Wishes on the 23rd, I have a mare due on the same day...maybe her name will be Anita:)
Happy Birthday week!

Patricia Cabrera said...

OH Nita ,I thought your birthday was the 29th!! I can NEVER post here and be the first... I am ALWAYS late... can you tell that I am the last child in my family?*grin*

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY , my friend! My bigest wish for you is that your life continually be God-center and that our Lord and savious Jesus Christ be with you each and everyday protecting and showering you with His gracious love!
Then I wish you you a fantastic celebration , one that your heart will be pleased and you smile ALL day long... it will keep you YOUNG- I promise!

I can't wait for my mail to come after what you said on the email this morning . You be watching your mail just be a little later than I planned!
One BIG warm hug! Your firend~Tita

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a fun post, now I think I will take that one dress please, and the second crown, and three pieces of cake. Happy Birthday to all. Have a lovely weekend Anita, and thank you for your kind words on my Pink Saturday post.


Tish Jett said...

My dearest, cherest, Anita,

You are two days before me. I love your party theme, in fact, I love everything about your blog and to have found you in this wide, wide world of blogging. That's a nice birthday cadeau, I think.

I'll come to wish you the real thing on your day.

xoxo, Tish

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you so much Anita...WOW!!! It's funny isn't it that you are in the middle of Spring and we are in the middle of Autumn...what an amazing world we live in!!! Today (Saturday) is my's a glass of Pink Champagne through Cyberspace to celebrate...Cheers to you...Dzintra♥x

Debi said...

Dearest Anita,
I am up a bit late for me this morning and sitting here in my bathrobe, which is pink, a bit underdressed,I only need a crown to top this outfit off! What a wonderful party and I can just taste the cakes! I raise my cup of coffee to you and wish you the happiest of birthdays!

Jacqueline said...

I love the fact that the tea house is pink. I know The Lonely Doll is coming to the party along with some other friends. Please reserve a place for Gretta in her pink poot-scoot. She would not miss the party for all the tea in china. I do believe she will arrive on time if I can get her out of the shoe shoppe with Bebe!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a lovely party! Is there cake left? :) thanks for the smile, sweetie. xo Lidy

La Petite Gallery said...

just came over for another wonderful thrill..yvonne

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Happy Birthday! So glad you were born! Blessings friend.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Oh, my sparKly crown is on and I am ready to celebrate! Bon Anniversaire Anita - is that right mon amie? I wish you the most magnificent birthday filled with magic and happiness like you bring all of us! You are so dear, I adore you!!!! Hope your day is super special like you are!
Happy Birthday! love u, deb xOxO

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my sweeet Anita...

I so hope I'm not to late for this lovely little girlie party. The little pink bustier and petticoat are my fav's....have they been chosen yet? I'd LOVE to have them...I hope I don't give my age away, but I used to have petticoats like that. They were my pride and joy. And, for my crown? Ahh....the one with the tiny QUEEN label....after all.........And, I'd love MY cake by the sea. But, since it's YOUR party...I'll let you choose first. It's just the kind of girlie I am. ;-)

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Dear girlie! You are so special...I hope it's a fabulous day.


Violet said...

The party has begun over at my blog also : ) Come see the mask I may wear if there is a ball!!!

xoxo ~ Violet

Rosemary said...

Hope you had a wonderful party!
Happy Birthday to all of the birthday girls!!
Hope you saved some cake for me.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Bonjour and Happy Birthday to you all!I think I will wear that cute little pink number in the window and have a piece of each of the desserts:). What a lovely time I have had at your birthday celebration but I'm terribly full now and need a nap-perhaps down by the ocean in a beach chair!



In the Light of the Moon said...

Birthday wishes for you and your lovelies!!What a wonderful journey you have graced us with.Full of glam..yummies..and friendship..Ahh.a wonderful day Sweet lovely Anita!! Stay away from that wild Marie cake ( :
Warmest Regards,Cat

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Merci, merci!
What a lovely journey you just took me on. I can imagine stepping into that little pink cottage and being transported by the delicious birthday fare.
xoxo, Madame Rebecca Elaine

koralee said...

Happy Happy Birthday sweet one!!!!! I hope there is cake for me...I am sorry I am late..couldn't find the dress I really wanted to wear! Hope your day was amazing in every way you so deserve nothing but the best of the best...oh and come over and visit me ...I tagged you..only play if you want. Hugs. xoxo

Julie said...

What a beautiful party! So glad I found your lovely blog tonight--what gorgeous images...and the CAKES! What amazing confections!

I'll be back often...hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

myletterstoemily said...

wow, what an extravagant post! i feel as if
i just stepped onto a lovely french movie

Fine Bessot said...

J'adorerais me costumer en marquise du XVIIIème siècle. Je fais une folie de ce siècle, qui était, ne l'oublions pas le Siècle des Lumières.
J'adore ces couronnes, j'aimerais en faire, je vais me lancer et puis il y a ces gateaux à mourir de plaisir...
Mmmmmmm !!!!!!
A bientôt.


Happy Birthday to you Anita and friends.
A very pretty party indeed with everything a girl could want and love, especially the sistahood vibes!
Enjoy celebrating all year round'.

Julienne said...

I'm back.... to say thank you for dropping by. I found you on one of my cruising through the blog world trips, not sure who's blog, and I loved your photos (and your writing) so now follow. Will have to check your other blogs! Don't know Disintra perhaps we should meet!!!

Rosie said...

Wishing my Sweet Friend a "Glorious" Sunday...full of many "Blessings" Rosie

Jorgelina said...

Hi Anita!
Oh what a lovely party!Happy Birthday to you!
Un cumpleaños digno de una bella reina.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita
You are such a sweetheart to come visit.. Oh I just have so much fun at Wit's End and NOHWERE with all of you! Any time I feel tired I just zip on over here and put my dancin shoes on... This is dancing music!!

Marie said...

I know it's a few days early, but Happy Birthday my dear cousin!

I hope you have a beautiful day and since Bunny is passing on the cake, I'll take her piece!

Love you much,

Belle Vie said...

Bonjour Anita,
it would be my pleasure to join your soirée in the enchanting little pink tea house. I shall wear a lovely jeweled crown and a lavish pink gown with my favourite Louboutins. How I love to celebrate birthdays! Oh, and how delicious is that decadent raspberry chocolate party cake?!
Birthday wishes to everyone.
I wish you much love and happiness, my friend.
xoxo, B

As far as the photos on my blog, I have saved them for so long that and did not note where I found them. I try to remember now and give photo credites. The first photo is from and the flower arrangement is Mark Lund.

Marie-Ange said...

J'arrive au bon moment alors !
Que ces anniversaires soient des moments inoubliables, beaux, remplis d'amour et d'amitié ...
Je suis charmée par l'exquise délicatesse de ton blog.
Bisous de tout mon coeur ma belle Anita.

Val said...

Tes photos sont incroyables!je me demande toujours comment tu fais pour les dénicher et tu as tellement de talent pour raconter des histoires!a quand le roman?
Merci pour ton si sensible commentaire..
Bises et bon anniversaire rose à vous toutes!

Rosie said...

Good Morning Dearest...just stepping out the door, but wanted to wish you a G*O*O*D M*O*R*N*I*N*G before I bolt, ...will drop back, for a longer "CHIT CHAT" when I return...still smiling Rosie

Anonymous said...

What a lovely and well-organized party ! Thanks - I only will have a crumb of cake - not the one with the guillotine'd head.... Wishing all a pleasant birthday and that they are spoiled rotten by those, who love them ! Kind regards, Martina

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun! The music, the food, the beautiful clothes! I especially love that second crown! Of course any party by the sea would be absolutely wonderful. Happy birthday to you and all of your friends. May all of your dreams come true ♥

LiLi M. said...

Bonjour Anita!
It used to be très chique to arrive a little late. So that and the ashcloud of the Islandic vulcano caused the delay. What a party! First it's location is perfect and so are the costumes and the accessories! Oohhh that crown with the swallows, I think it is my size. And I love to eat some of the Marie Antoinette cake, ehm no Anita, I would rather not eat that head please, but any other piece will be so delicious. Happy birthday to you all girls! Enjoy the parties!
Thanks for inviting me Anita, bisous LiLi.

ps. Of course I knew that you and Nancy are sisters in law! I always read your blogs very carefully!

Rita said...

Hi sweet Anita,
I've got something for you over at my blog. pop over when you can.

C'est La Vie said...

oh my. love. :) i want to go to a masqurade

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh dear sweet Anita...what fun I have had celebrating our Birthdays with all these wonderful friends...And I can see your Day is coming up on Friday...What a perfect start to the weekend!!! Enjoy it all Dear One...Dzintra♥x

Anonymous said...

What a perfect post! I just had my Marie Antoinette themed party this weekend! Come see the pics I posted on my blog if you like :)

Rosie said...

The work is done and now Cinderella can P*A*R*T*Y...well not really, but just to have a few words with my very special friend will be quite delectable...I do believe I would get nothing done,if we lived any closer,{ but, oh the fun we would have!}...I would love to meet you in person...some day...for now, we will be kindred spirits. Well, must start a little supper, so have the a lovely evening and we shall chat tomorrow...Still smiling Rosie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Anita! I did not see your post come up on my blog roll...I am sorry I am so late for the party! But at least I have not missed your birthday so I DO want to wish you a HAPPY, HAPPY one! I want to wear the first crown and the pink satin gown and I think I will love having a piece of that layered cake with the sliced almonds on the side....delicious! Have a great b-day mon amie!~Patti

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you oh so much :)
I turned 33 and it was the most memorable party I've had. (when I was little I always wanted Tonka truck parties or parties with turtles imagine that! I was such a tomboy haha)
I hope your is filled with loved ones and dripping with gifts and happy memories :)

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hello my dear,

A very happy early birthday to you. Ma gosh! Your photographs in this post (as always) are the most delicious! Your birthday part is positively elegant, I just love it!

I will have a difficult time choosing my costume and my crown from so many beautiful choices. I've been thinking about making a crown and doing some kind of template. It definitely is in keeping with a theme I'm working on right now.

Hope your day is perfect and sunshine filled.

~Kitty Kellie

Bonnie said...

Dear Anita, I am struggling with this towering wig I am trying to put on, it weighs a ton! I am not one to dress up but I think this is a special occasion so why not! You will recognize me in a pink frothy dress dragging a case of Veuve Clicquot with a slightly tilting wig of Marie Antoinette heights and a tiara!

You are such a dear friend! Joyeux anniversaire Anita!

Best wishes always, Bonnie

Rosie said... wonderful to be greeted by your happy words every morning... thank you sweet to get goodies for the store...have a lovely day will chat when I on... Cinderella

You know...I could use those sweet little blue birds she has in her employment...ya...that's the ticket

Nezzy said...

What a wonderful place to be. I want to be pampered...I want a I'm tried but I'm up for one of those can~can dresses!!!

It sure looks like the party is on.

God bless ya and have a terrific Tuesday!!!

Barb said...


I am always late to your parties. Not sure what that says about me-hehe.
What a fun post. The pink teahouse- is that in Carmel? looks kind of familiar.

Happy Birthday to you and your friends.

big hugs,

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

I am wowed! I have just run into your wonderful,magic blog and I'm already in love with it!
Will follow you.Have a nice day
Francesca from Italy

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sweet Girl, Is this party still going are truly the queen of your kingdom...and how special am I, that I may have coffee with your Majesty, each and every morning... hmmm, and it is very fine coffee...yum...sending a tonight... love Rosie

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hello dear one! I sent your gift yesterday!! Yay! I love the pink, get enough of it, hee hee. Thanks for coming by and stop at to see my article on how Art Saves. Blessings friend.

Herself said...

I'm a little slow in making my rounds due to our vacation. The sun and ocean breezes and sight seeing exotic ports of call just take it out of a girl. SOO glad you jumped aboard! Tomorrow might be especially fun for you! I'll give you one hint: ooh la la! :)

Rosie said...

Hey sweet girl, hoping your day was delectable...mine was of my candles has arrived, so I was packaging ALL day, I,m still coughing up feathers...this candle really does smell "FINE" guess it was worth it...Have many sweet dreams... come for Rosie

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Anita, i see your party was a HUGE success and you are a great great hostess and really know how to let us have a good time! Can't wait to visit you again and see what's cookin'! Have a lovely day, xxM.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Bonjour Anita!!!
I am on overload this week- exhausted actually. Thank you for stopping at my blog- you are a breath of fresh air!!!!! Seriously! The PH line is only available on their website, and in fact, the whole line is dramatically reduced in pricing- so that is good to actually be in the teen affordability range. I've been working my tail off, it will be nice to have two other designers now assisting me! YAY!
How are your ventures going? Can't wait to see more, I know it's tough with school going on.
have a wonderful weel. love deb

Lily Lemontree said...

What a wonderful post! Such gorgeous images!
The happiest of birthdays to you and the gals!

Rosie said...

Oh my, such a very long much bookwork...'s done...hope you had a marvelous day...and a restful sleep ...come by early and I'll make waffles to go with the coffee... nighty~night ...Rosie

The Dutchess said...


Anonymous said...

Dear Anita, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! When you get time please stop by our blog. I hope you have a beautiful day.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello dear sweet Anita...
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Anita
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Wishing you Health Happiness and a wonderful year to follow...Here's cheers to you...Dzintra♥x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita Sweet One...I would love a slice of Raspberry Cake...Merci...did you know that they are my favourite berries!!! Please help yourself to a piece of that chocolate cake on my sidebar...Thank you so very very much for including me in the Birthday made my day...Love, Dzintra♥x

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday, ladies! Hope it's a wonderful birthday for all of you. And thank you for inviting me to your party. Love the food and the setting! Perfection... just like all of you!

Anita, I think today is actually your real birthday as I read, so I'm wishing you many, many happy returns!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Dear Anita, Of course you can have Charli's photo. It's our gift to you ♥

GrandmaK said...

Must tell you, that though I am late to the party I certainly wish you the Happiest of Birthdays!!! I'm sure there is at least one piece of cake left and the company is grand!!! Wishing you well!!! Cathy

Jonny said...

I'm late for the party as usual!What a delightful event! gosh its so grand I would have to wear the first crown its gorgeous- my do the deserts look so good-Wishing everyone a Happy Birthday- Thanks for the invite-Have a beautiful day !!!Sincerly Jonny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Anita
Well, today is the day yes? Happy Birthday dear friend..
Wishing you a joyful weekend!
Bisous, Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Anita
Well, today is the day yes? Happy Birthday dear friend..
Wishing you a joyful weekend!
Bisous, Penny

Desde my Ventana said...


Hi Anta,I wish a lovely,funny and very happy day.
Big hugs to you,

Rosie said...

OH ANITA, THAT'S INCREDIBLE...You must be excited!!! What an long have you been working on your masters? We are definitely celebrating...STAY TUNED sweet one...sending a HUGE hug... Rosie

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

What girl doesn't like a party? And this party was wonderful. Happy Birthday to all~

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

How ever did I miss this post?! What a stunning array of lavish elegance!

Between the extravagant-beyond-words crowns (!) and the incredible bizarre and gorgeous Marie Antoinette cake and the inimitable Gene Kelly in Paris - and all those calories! - what a fab fab FAB party!!!

Rosie said...

OK sweet girl... I'm ready...come on over and we'll celebrate this wonderful achievement. I am so very proud...well done...

P.S. How delightful it must have been to hear all those angelic voices singing in your honor...YOU ARE LOVED ...Wishing you the happiest of birthdays...tossing a hug and a kiss your way...Rosie

Tish Jett said...

Happy, happy birthday dear friend. I left you a tiny cadeau chez moi. It's must a little something to tell you how happy I am to have found you and how much I appreciate you and your beautiful, beautiful blog.

I hope you are having a perfect day and that it will continue for the rest of the year. (Next year, just so we're covered, I wish you the same thing.)


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Wow! What a beautiful post~~~ Happy Birthday to you!!! Blessings...Daphne

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you so much dear sweet Anita...wishing you a wonderful year to follow...good health...much happiness and many more birthdays to follow...Love from Dzintra♥x

fairmaiden said...

Dearest Anita~

I thought you lived in France...silly me! I want to see your charming cottage in Minnesota. So you used to live in Cali? What part? I grew up in the Bay San Fransisco is my Paris. I did not realize how much I love Cali until I left. I was terribly body actually broke down and it took about 7 yrs. to heal. Sea Cottage brought complete healing, health, and wholeness. I can never go so far from the sea again. The salty air makes me feel the best. Bless you my dear friend...I love all your visits!!! You make me smile everyday. ox~ Fairmaiden

Marie Antionette said...

I'll take the first crown and the pink dress and all the food.I'll keep my own hair please...LOL. Fab post Dear.
I hope you are doing well.
My hubby just retired and its kind of hard to visit anyone these days.We are both still standing ,but one of us is going down for the count...LOL
XXOO Marie Antionette

Rosie said...

Good Morning, "OH WISE ONE",
Hoping the night was filled with much M*E*R*R*Y M*A*K*I*N* so deserve it...your Sweet Grandma Marie would have been so proud of you...hoping your spending a restful weekend enjoying family and friends...still smiling Rosie

LiveLikeYou said...

I'm obsessed with old castles. How great to find this blog. When I go home to Sweden I drive three hours from the airport in Stockholm and pass caste after castle-it's such a treat.

Patricia Cabrera said...

I am wishing for a slice of the cake!!!!!!!!!! Ohh yummy!!!*grin*
I hope your weekend is a beautiful one with lots of celebration!!!!!!! warm hugs to you Nita~

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Anita,Its me again...LOL
I just wanted to let you know I did get an email from Sherry.As you know they are very busy with boxes and more boxes.She said she will call me when she can take a breather.I just she and Wes don't over due. I'm sooo looking forward when I go for a visit this summer.I can't wait.It sure would be nice if you were there too.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Rosie said...

Oh My Sweet Friend...what a fun, fun, day...those wonderful go~go days are the best...I just turned to my husband and announced that {because my dear friend Anita had such a happy day today,} tomorrow "we" should head to White Rock. Shops and cafes along the and chips with a good glass of wine is a must...he it's a date...

Had an especially lovely day at the shop today...two lovely ladies that blog back and forth with me, stopped in at the store...CRAZY was kinda like a blind very W*O*N*D*E*R*F*U*L not knowing what to expect...I believe we shall have to have tea must join us...sweet dreams...Rosie

Privet and Holly said...

Hi C&C! P&H here. Just read Fair Maiden's post and realized that you and I BOTH live in the very same part of the world. I'd LOVE to know where you are....Pop over to P&H and visit me soon and give me a clue!
xx PH

Presépio no Canal said...

My dear friend, Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had a wonderful time! I m so sorry my delay! I have no excuse! I am tired! I begon my B2 niveau this week. I am preparing myself now for the National Exam and the results were not very good...A very though week...
I want to give you a special cadeau from the North of Portugal, but I only can do it after the summer. It is handmade, unique in the world, and I want to chose it in, I apologize for this delay, also. But I think you ( and also your husband) will like is about love ;-)
My dear friend, you know you are in my hearth always, always!!! You are so special and unique!
God bless you for ever and ever!!!
Your ftiend,

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Yeah, I only WISH I were popular enough to get 55 comments......No, some of those happy little thoughts were from the first posting. And, look at YOU....114!!! Now, THAT'S POPULAR!

Oh, the hours we could spend chatting....I used to get in trouble at school alll the time for talking too much. And, that was always the comment on my report card "needs to learn to stay in her seat and be quiet"... :-) And, you thought Chatty Cathy could talk!

Huggies dear one...


PS....wish I knew what to do with the stained tray. I've used Barkeeper's Friend on many things with great results....maybe you could try a smidge in a tiny spot on the back? I've also discovered those Mr. Clean pad do-hickies....they work GREAT on lots and lots of things. That's all I can suggest.


Anonymous said...

hay hapy happy birthday!!! to you and the other dear ladies.
this post is positively sensational! i loved every little bit of it and it made me smile a lot :o) (and boy do i need smiles at the moment). you are such a tonic anita and an absolute treasure.
i seemed to end up grabbing several costumes crowns and cakes all at once...i just couldn't help myself! they are all so wonderful it was impossible to choose, not that i'm greedy you understand ;o)
you are so sweet to provide such grand and thrilling entertainment on YOUR birthday. it's just a very good thing i brought you over some special birthday PG tips in my very poshest teapot along with warm birthday hugs and lots of magical birthday wishes



Anonymous said...

ps. my comment did mean to say happy happy happy birthday, the p key keeps sticking on my keyboard...i think because of all the cake crumbs ;o)

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Anita~
What a magical, fantastical post! I wish my b-day was in April so I could have attended this party!
I found your blog through lovely Violet...and I'm so glad I did! I'm in love!
I'll be back to enjoy!
Have a beautiful have made mine more beautiful!
;-D Kathleen

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the MA movie by Coppola!!!
Oui... you may put a link to moi with one of my images... I would be honoured!!!
BTW... I've painted a few scenes or inspiration via the movie!

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