Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Birthday Cake

Birthdays are special.
And as one gets older it isn't birth "days" but birth "weeks" as our celebration
turns from a one day party into a week of special parties and luncheons.

Being a woman, however, means that there is no birthday cake.
Unless one wants to bake one's on (which I don't)

And so, friend Joyce, came to the rescue
When she took me out for lunch
And I took home a slice of cake -- for later!

Later was a later afternoon tea.
A tea of friends.
I enjoyed my cake
while reading a birthday gift book
And sipping a birthday gift tea

The cake -- carrot cake
From a favorite restaurant, The Bristol Bar and Grill

The tea
a gift from another friend
Stash Ginger Lemon Green Tea

And even though it was an afternoon tea for one
I was surrounded by good friends


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A delightful way to be surrounded by caring friends, happy birthday.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Martha! Happy Birthday to you! P.S. You should be taken out and pampered today! No baking a birthday cake! xxoo Nancy

Lottie said...

Happy Birthday!

Patricia said...

Happy Birthday, Martha!

Tea Party said...

Happy Birthday Martha, and may all your wishes come true. May you experience the joy that you bring to so many...

Rose H (UK) said...

Happy Birthday Martha!
What a splendid way to spend the day.
Sending birthday wishes across the pond :o)
Rose H

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Happy Birthday!I like the way you celebrate!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Always celebrate birthdays!!
Happy belated birthday to you!

Beth said...

Happy birthday, Martha! Good friends enhance our birthdays, as well as our ordinary days.

On Crooked Creek said...

Yes. . .as women, we are often left to make our own cake! What a special birthday cake and treat for Tea!

Entertaining Women said...

Sometimes a few moments of solitude can be a gift unto itself. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Deb said...

"The Happiest of Birthdays, Martha"