Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




Today is my daughter Cristina's 23rd birthday

She started her day with breakfast in bed

She received huge bouquet of pink balloons

Her favourite pink raspberry ganache cake

A lovely arrangement of her favourite flowers

Massive amount of gifts!!
She included her rabbit Cleo and her bird Edith
- named after Edith Piaf -
in her big day celebration!!


The best part ... our bags are packed for our five day celebratory holiday to our favourite city ...Paris!!
Oh! La La La

Cristina, as always you are my life, my pride and my joy!!
You are the star by which I chart all my journey!!
I thank God for you each moment of my life.

Happy Birthday, Darling









84 comments:

Cat said...

That is so lovely!!! She may be a lovely daughter, but you are a wonderful mommy! Have a great trip! So special.

Coastal Sisters said...

Ohhhhhh Happy Cake Day to your lovely one!

I hope your travels will be wonderful and I will look forward to hearing all about your adventure :)

LuLu~*xoxo

parTea lady said...

Happy Birthday Cristina! I know that you and your lovely Mum will have a fabulous time in Paris.

COUNTRY MOM said...

♥ Happy 23rd Birthday Cristina ♥
Hope you have a great trip and take lots of photos. Many Blessings to you my friend, Audrey

Jackie said...

Sounds wonderful! ~ Happy Birthday to your dear daughter! ~ Cheers! :-)

Tammy said...

Oh! La La La!
Happy Birthday to Christina!

Duchess I am having a Rose Garden Tea party tomorrow for a dear blogging friend of mine...do please come if you can!♥

Felicity said...

happy birthday to your daughter, i hope that you both have a lovely time in Paris, fliss xx

Selba said...

Congratulations to you Duchess for having 23 years of a lovely daughter :)

Happy Birthday to Christina. I believe she has a wonderful 23rd birthday. So lovely that she included her rabbit Cleo and her bird Edith :)

Linens and Royals said...

Happy Birthday Cristina, and Paris!! what a perfect birthday you are having.

Cori G. said...

Have fun and Happy Birthday Christina!!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh Happy Birthday Cristina! What a totally beautiful mother you are Duchess! I wish you both the most magical time in Paris! Wow, you are so lucky, I know you'll enjoy every moment. I will miss you too, thank you for your lovely comment ;)
xoxoxo

Dustjacket Attic said...

I totally adored the post and the pictures were so very beautiful.
xoxo

Smitten by Britain said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. If she's even a little bit like you, then she can't help but be a sweetheart.

Faiza Ali said...

Happy birthday to Cristina !!
Have a great and wonderful holiday in Paris, Duchess. I loved all the pictures of this post, as usual they are superb..:)

MiniMadWoman said...

Oh, what a lucky girl to have such a mother!

Happy Birthday wishes to your daughter . . . wishing you both a wonderful time in gay Paris!

BTW, I love Edith Piaf (the Little Sparrow)!

Blessings,
Teresa

Mary said...

Have a wonderful time in Paris, Duchess! And HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY, Cristina!

Mary

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Here's hoping that you have a wonderful trip. And happy birthday to your lovely daughter.

Rose said...

Happy birthday to your Cristina Duchess! It sounds like she is having a fabulous birthday, the raspberry ganache cake sounds delightful!
And i wish you both a wonderful time in Paris:) one day i hope to visit Paris too. Cant wait to see some photos on your return.

Rose

hpabate said...

How wonderful Duchess.

Happy Birthday Cristina. Today is my brothers birthday what a wonderful day today is.

I hope you both enjoy Paris I have never seen it but it sounds and looks wonderful in the movies. Take care. I too am traveling early tomorrow morning, got the jitters so I am still awake. I am off to bed now lol but you ladies take care.

Have a blessed day.
Heidi

Bella said...

What a lovely post! Everything looks so beautiful. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I hope you have a fabulous time in Paris!

koralee said...

oh my....what a reason to celebrate! Paris...so wish I was with you both...Happy happy birthday Cristina(my oldest just turned 20) Many many blessing as you travel and enjoy your special time together...a trip you will always remember...can't wait to hear all about it!

Pomona said...

I am sure that Paris will be graced by your presence - enjoy your trip and birthday felicitations to your dear daughter!

Pomona x

Michela said...

Good morning Duchess!
Happy birthday to your wonderful daughter and have a great time you both dans la Ville Lumière!
Au revoir!

Nora Johnson said...

Dear Duchess!

You are such a wonderful mother - five days in gay Paree!! Oh la la!

I hope Christina has a wonderful birthday & also that you both have fantastic time together!!

Gogeous pics - love the flowers & the suitcases!!

xxLOLA:)
Thank you for the lovely comment - things have been a tad hectic of late at Lola Towers! xx

Charli and me said...

Happy birthday to your darling daughter! How beautiful ♥ A special trip with your daughter. Enjoy your trip and your time together. Your post was just lovely as always ♥

Heavenly Housewife said...

Look at all those lovely goodies! Moi is getting jealous! Happy birthday to the darling Christina. Have an amazing time in paris (I am going there myself next weekend, so we can compare notes!), cant wait to read about your adventures.
Lots of love to both of you,
HH :D

Madeline's Album said...

Happy Birthday Cristina. Hope you both have a great time in Paris.

My Passport to Style said...

So glad Im back from my holiday in time to catch your daughter birthday celebrations!!Looks like you enjoyed a truly special day, congrats to her and you and have a lovely time in Paris. Pick up lots of shoe candy on my behalf wont you. S xx

Simply Colette said...

What a wonderful post! Happy birthday to your daughter. I'm a few years older than her, and I know how special time with my mom is. She lives in California, and I in Florida, so visits are limited. I hope you two have the best time ever. Thank you SO much for your kind words. It brought a huge smile to my face this morning. Things are better, nothing a Friday night of crafting and reorganizing, and Saturday morning breakfast can't cure. :) Paris was on my mind yesterday, try to see Versailles if you haven't already.

xoxo, nicolette

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aahhh *happy birthday* to your daughter.
Have a wonderful time in Paris too!
love
Alison
x

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

happy birthday to Cristina!
i love the little vintage card at the beginning of the post!
what a lovely tribute!
xox

Brenda Leyland said...

Duchess, I'm so pleased for you..... a trip to Paris..... too special. Enjoy the celebrations with your daughter!

caterina foi passear... said...

Congrats for her!♥♥♥♥
Birthday with glamour!

Aysha said...

Hey convey my wishes to your lovely daughter...may you have a wonderful trip....u r such a wonderful mom...

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL BLOG YOU HAVE!
I WILL STOP OFTEN... FOR SURE!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR DAUGHTER!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter.

She is so blessed to have you as her Mum.

Melissa

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Duchess,
Happiest of birthdays to your daughter! How wonderful you are going to Paris! Enjoy your time there!

Very best wishes,

Betty

Kelly said...

What a lovely post, you are both very lucky to have such a fantastice relationship xxx

Lots of Love
Kelly
xx

PS I have tagged you in my blog x
Don't have to post it I just wanted to give you the award xxx

Marilyn Miller said...

Have a wonderful trip to Paris, one of my favorite cities. I will be there in one month.

Beach Vintage said...

Have a great time. Lovely post.

m.e (Cathie) said...

what a gorgeous post about your lovely daughter! hope she enjoyed her birthday & hope you have a fabulous time in oh la la Paris!!
x

Anne said...

Happy 23rd Birthday to your daughter Christina! Enjoy your trip to Paris! I hope you take pictures.

yyam said...

What a great birthday! Your daughter's so lucky to have you as a mom...:) Have a great time in Paris!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter Cristina. What a lovely time you will have in Paris. I hope to visit Paris one day.
I have two daughters and they are are my pride and joy too!.
Enjoy your trip and I can't wait to see pictures.
Elizabeth

susan said...

Hi
You sound so elegant visit my blog susanashman.blogspot.com I'd love to invite you to an exquisite country house Darling...please say you'll come you would be perfect for our quaint English get together
Susanxxx

OceanDreams said...

You are an amazing mom, you actually remind me of my mom, she always spoils me on my birthday. Hope you have fun in Paris, how exciting! ;)

Maggie said...

What a lovely day! Happy birthday! And you are a special mum!

Eileen said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Cristina! I hope you enjoy a wonderful time together! What a great trip!

I'm sorry I'm so late with my wishes, but I do wish you all the best, Eileen

◄Blab About Beauty► said...



Happy Birthday to her :]
Your blog is gorgeous,
I luv itt :D
Thank you for following

xoxo

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to you both...I hope you have the most wonderful week...

Julie said...

P.S. Sorry I forgot ... I am having a give-a-way so please stop by. Please do pass the word along!
Julie

Holly Loves Art said...

How sweet and lovely. Happ birthday Cristina!!

Stella said...

Have a lovely Birthday trip and make lots of special memories. My two daughters and I spent a week in Paris several years ago and we talk of it often. Can't wait to hear what you saw and experienced.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

A happy be-lated birthday to your lovely daughter. You are an incredible mom, so thoughtful & loving. My son Marcus turns 23 in just over a week. Time flies too quickly doesn't it Duchess? I do hope you all have a very celebration filled with incredible memories. All my best to you both,
xx deb

Beth Dunn said...

Beautiful! xoxo

Thea said...

Lovely! I hope Cristina appreciates what a wonderful and thoughtful mum she has.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

HI LOVELY,
THANKS FOR COMING TO MY AFTERNOON TEA PARTY!
YOUR PRESENCE MADE IT THAT MUCH MORE EXTRA SPECIAL!
BY THE WAY... DID MY TWO CHEEKY
ASSISTANTS BEHAVE THEMSELVES? LOL

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

Cathy said...

Oh how beautiful!!! Your daughter is a very lucky young lady!!!

I love all of the photos you used in this post...gorgeous!!!

Have a wonderful trip!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Muneeba said...

Oh wow, now THAT'S one heck of b'day prezzie ... a trip to Paris! Beautiful pics .. and can't wait for some new ones after u get back from the City of Lights! Loads of b'day love to your darlin' daughter.

a woman who is said...

Oh my favorite city too. I hope we get to come along and see what you see?

Enjoy your lovely trip!

jordiegirl said...

Great post as usual, and lovely pics.

Enjoy Paris.

Shabs.. said...

U r such a wonderful mother and Christina is so lucky to have u...
I have a tag in my space for u...I would like to know more about u....
Have fun in Paris!!That is my dream destination...Shud be going there in couple of years time...just waiting for my little one to be a bit sensible:)

Shabs.. said...

Dont forget to put up the pics u take from Paris.

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

You are a wonderful mother and have a wonderful daughter!! Your images are glorious, I love the bunny that is sitting on the bench, of course I just adore "Bunnies"!! Have the most divine magical time in Paris my dear.
xoxo
Bunny

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. The photographs are stunning as ever! I love the 3 little suitcases. Have a wonderful time in Paris. Look forward to seeing the pictures.
Isabelle x

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
Have fun in PARIS!!!!
I have been in Orlando all week, walking around the parks at Disney, France and the United KIngdom are 2 of my favorite lands!!! I ate at the Rose and Crown in U.K.!!!! It was nice and good!!!I wish I was along in your pocket!!!! haha
have fun and hugs to you,
jamie

Angie's Recipes said...

wow I really love your photos....they make me smile.
Happy 23rd Birthday Cristina!


Angie's Recipes

susan said...

Hi Duchess ,
I fear you will still be on you travels, Wuthering Heights starts tomorrow .I will sacrifice my guests and send them home early so I can watch the first episode for you,after all thats what friends are for!
Susan

Snigdha said...

my belated bday wishes to ur lovely daughter christina....have a wonderful time.

Maggi said...

Happy belated birthday to your daughter!

suzannah said...

oh, your blog is so beautiful dear. everything about it is so pretty ♥

icandy... said...

Soooooo beautiful, as usual, Duchess...and a very Happy Birthday to your daughter! Catch up with you soon!!
Christina
{OxXO}

Sher said...

This is my first visit to your dearest little cottage and I've fallen in love with it!! Hope you don't mind if I add myself to your followers and come back for more visits:) Have a gorgeous day!

Hema said...

I wish I was in her place.. You are a wonderful mom.. Kudos to all the efforts to make her day very special

ProdigalWife said...

My birthday is coming up, may I come over too, Your Grace? Wish your lovely daughter happy birthday from us.

*sangii* said...

Dear,
Belated birthday wishes to ur lovely daughter!!!Enjoy!
Tnx a lot for ur kind words in my blog.problems are being solved.Now in my home town... will come back after a break...will be visiting this lovely space whenever i get time.
Tnx for this wonderful post!!!

JamaGenie said...

Everyone should have a wonderful birthday like this - including a few days in Paris! Looking forward to hearing all about your trip!

xxx

Mz. Spider said...

As I have completely fallen off the face of the blog world, I am sure to be ridiculously late when I say "Happy Birthday" to Christina, Duchess Deux. I hope you both have a beautiful, Parisian 5day trip.

Today, I in a dire need to spend some time wandering through your old posts & images. They always make feel better.

xoxoxo

OceanDreams said...

Hope you are enjoying Paris right now, I bet it is beyond amazing and lovely. Thinking of you and have a wonderful time! You are missed in the blog world.

Gaia said...

happy birthday ! what a wonderful plan for a birthday and she's very lucky for having a fantastic mummy!

~J said...

Oh! You have so many charming things here!!!
And i'm sure your daughter loved the beautiful things you gave to her! Specialy the warm of that day :)

Sasha said...

ohh my I love what you wrote to her..so touching!! sounds like a wonderful trip!!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your beautiful daughter! Blessings to both of you. I was so sorry to hear you had been ill but now more glad than you know to hear you are well again! Have a joyous weekend!

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