Hello my friends...I hope that you're having a fabulous day!
I'm having a super-duper day...and why you ask? Hehe!
Because it's my birthday!!!
(Well...actually Friday is my birthday)
I think we should celebrate birthdays...no matter how old we are! Each and every one of you are so special to me...I just couldn't have a birthday without sharing it with you!
In celebration...I thought I would share one of my birthday gifts! A brand new teacup! Ohhh yes...I love all pretty teacups!!!

I bought this pretty china teacup as a gift to myself! Do you ever do that? Hehe! I'm celebrating life and all of my many blessings today!
"Queen Anne" Teacup
The manufacturer's mark on the teacup says "Queen Anne" Fine Bone China...England. I just love the gold filigree pattern and all the soft pastel colored flowers!!! The body of the teacup is scalloped...sooo pretty!
To celebrate my birthday, I'm having tea today out on my blue cottage veranda!

I decided to use my white teapot with the embossed roses that I found at TJ Maxx for just $9.99. The delicate pink and lavender roses at the base of the teapot are actually soap petals. Mmmm...they smell sooo wonderful! I found the rose soap petals at the Dollar Tree...just $1 for a box of nine beautiful roses!

An "artsy" photo! Hehe!
Well my dear, sweet friends...I'm just tickled pink that you came by today! I wouldn't have wanted to spend my birthday without you!!!
I'm joining these fabulous parties...

Show & Tell Friday...hosted by Cindy over at My Romantic Home.

A Few of my Favorite Things Saturday...hosted by Laurie over at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie.

Thank you so much Cindy and Laurie for hosting these lovely parties! Please go by and see what these sweet ladies have for us today and while you're there you can check out all of the other party participants!

I hope to share the rest of my birthday tea next Monday...I do hope that you'll come back by for a visit! Until then...have a wonderful weekend, my friends!


Shelia said...

Hi Chari and a very Happy Birthday to you! What a beautiful tea cup! Why not get something you love! :)
Love the tea setting you've put together.
Have a glorious day tomorrow!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynn said...

Happy B-Day Chari! Lovin' your new tea cup and your artsy photo is great-enjoy!

Fatima said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!! (I also buy gifts for myself).Have a nice day Birthday .God bless you! Hugs,Fatima-Scrapart.

podso said...

I love how you believe in celebrating life in such beautiful ways! Have a very happy birthday tomorrow! Love the teacup!

Needles Everywhere said...

Happy, happy Birthday. I adore that teacup. What a wonderful gift to give yourself.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Dear Chari,
Happy Birthday to you! I put a card in the mail, I hope you get it by tomorrow!
I love your B-Day present to yourself. What a pretty and delicate tea cup and the photos are so very lovely indeed!
Do you and Russ have big plans for your day tomorrow?
Dan wants to take me shopping for myself tomorrow. hehe. Could be fun!
Lot's of Big Birthday Wishes to you!!

Karen said...

Yes, you should celebrate. We should all celebrate when we add a year. My big day will come in September and I plan to enjoy it fully. Thanks for giving me the nudge to start now!
Ladybug Creek

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Happy birthday to you tomorrow!!! I totally forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder. My birthday is on Saturday. Another thing we have in common. I love your tea cup. And I always buy gifts for myself. I bought a few things while on vacation for myself as early birthday gifts. tee hee. Enjoy your day tomorrow. I think I am going to go shopping on my birthday and buy me a few gifts as well. Happy birthday Chari!!!

Sharing with Sherri said...

HAPPY BITHDAY!! Dearest Chari! I hope you are having just the most wonderful day my friend!! I would so love to join you for a birthday tea party! The teacups you bought are just delightful, and so are you!

Big Birthday Hugs to you!!!!

Carrie said...

Have a wonderful birthday...the best ever. Thanks for sharing with all of us.
By the way, my birthday was last Wednesday and my latest blog post tells of a bday party my sister held for me on Sunday.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Happy birthday! (She who dies with the most birthdays lives the longest....) :)
I love the teapot.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your pretty tea cup, Chari. You deserve to treat yourself! Have a Happy, Happy Birthday tomorrow!!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Birthday my Sweet Sis...Girl I always buy for myself on BD and Christmas...What a beautiful tea cup you got my friend...and the soap looks good enough to eat ha ha!! Oh I did eat soap as a kid every time I said a bad word mama would get the soap out ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT Birthday my Dear Sis...Sorry been busy this week again with Candace was at the hospital for 13 hours on tuesday...I just call those trips my Gilligan's I sland cruise days any more..Have another day tomorrow there...hope it's a short one..we are going to NV to car show and antique store on Saturday if all goes well...Love ya, Gl♥ria

xinex said...

Happy Birthday dear Chari! Your tea vignette is so special, almost as special as you. The display is pretty and I love both teapot and tea cup. I hope Friday will be a fabulous day for you. I wish that all your wishes will come true!...Christine

Kat said...

Happy Birthday Chari! Love the teacup. And I can't believe the price of the teapot. I love the embossed detail, so pretty. I hope you have a wonderful day Friday :)

Susan said...

I so love your birthday teacup!! It is so beautiful!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Chari,

Happy Birthday to you! What a beautiful tea cup! I hope you have a fantastic birthday!

~ Tracy

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Happy Birthday!!!! What wonderful tea items...some of my favorite things!!

Sandi (Meme) said...

Happy day Chari! and hope the rest of your week is just as good! Sandi

Marilyn said...

♫♫ Happy ♫♫ Birthday ♫ to ♫ YOU ♫♫!! And you are so lucky you can't hear me!! Very nice tea cup! And wishes for many more birthdays! ♥♫

PS I buy things all the time!

My Dream Canvas said...

Happy Birthday and what a fabulous gift!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Chari! Enjoy your day!


Jennifer@Pieces of Me said...

Hi Chari,
I always enjoy your posts as well as all of your pictures!

Debbie said...

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to You,
Happy birthday dear Chariiiiiiiii,
Happy birthday to you!!!!!!!!!

I'm so glad I stopped by today so I didn't miss out on your birthday celebration!!!! I swear, you always take the most Beau-tee-ful pictures!!!! I was sitting there looking at the one picture and honest to goodness thought "I wonder where those beautiful roses came from!" Now I know where I'm headed today... Dollar Tree!!!!!! (I just have to find on in Hannibal, MO - we're visiting our son here.)

Hope you have a SUPER-DUPER DAY!!!!!

P.S. FOR ALL YOU BLOGGER FRIENDS OUT THERE... if you happen to read my post, I would LOVE it if you would stop by my blog. I need HELP!! I have a piece of furniture that I just purchased and I'm trying to decide whether or not I should paint it. I would love to hear what you think.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, that tea cup is beautiful and very happy birthday to you. Mine is coming up soon in September.

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday dear Chari! Today is my niece, Suzanne's birthday too! She is sweet as sugar and so are you:) I hope you have an incredibly wonderful day with your new teacup!

Love to you and Happiest of Birthdays!

Lenore said...

Hey, Chari, A Big Happy Birthday to you my friend...we celebrate our birthdays only 13 days apart as mine is the Aug 7th!!! wishing you a very special and wonderful day!
Oh, and I LOVE you new teacup...I'm also a big tea drinker and enjoy having beautiful cups to drink from.
Thanks for the visit...see you soon.

Victoria said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope you have a wonderful day:)

I adore your teacup! I sooooo need some pretty teacups, I drink my tea out of a huge soup bowl sized thing...not very feminine!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!
Beautiful cup. Have a great day.....Sarah

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Happy Birthday Chari! Hope you have a wonderful one. I buy gifts for myself too! Then you are sure to get just the right gift! Lovely teapot and cup. Have a great weekend!


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Well Happy Birthday my dear friend!!!

That really is a beautiful teacup. I love the gold filigree looking design. I bought the same soap roses at the dollar store. I just couldn't resist them!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Diann :)

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, Chari! I love the teacup you bought for yourself. Simply gorgeous and love your teapot too and your soap roses! My goodness, what a pretty setting, Chari!

The Old Parsonage said...

Well I'm so glad that I stopped by today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day with plenty of divine sweets!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET CHARI! What a beautiful gift you bought yourself. It looks like a Chari tea cup - soft, romantic and beautiful. And I can't believe you got that pretty tea pot for such a great price. I hope you had a wonderful birthday today. You certainly deserve it. I love that you linked your birthday tea party to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Laura said...

Happy happy happy Birthday!!!
You are a special lady!

White Spray Paint

Melissa Miller said...

Happy Birthday sweet Chari!!!!

Tricia Rose said...

What a delightful celebration - Happy Birthday! and many more tea cups to you!

Wanda Lee said...

Happy birthday dearest Chari!

..,(I had taken a few moments to post a rather longish comment and alas, my dear young friend Tiffany was showing me something on Facebook and erased it accident by collapsing the blogger window)..,

..,Uuugg!.., Oh well, she's a sweetie and we had a lovely Brunch and visit anfter a few long months apart..,

So sorry;I must run for now!..,(Guests will arrive momentarily and I also have an evening meeting for the Christmas Carol production that I am producing, as well as a Garden Party tomorrow, to tend to!

Thanks so much for visiting dear Chari; I will come back later my friend!.., ( My 'Sunday Favorites' post is already up)!..,

Have a wonderful birthday!~ Love that teacup!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Happy Birthday Chari"... I LOVE Your Birthday Cup&Saucer... AND I Love the idea, Hmmm, I have a birthday coming up in September, You just SPARKED an idea!!!
Hugs, Donna

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was earlier this week.
Hope yours was very happy.

now I have an urge to visit the dollar store

Anonymous said...

Your birthday teacup is so pretty! Happy Birthday!

fiberdoodles said...

Happy Birthday! The little tea cup is just so sweet and I so love that teapot! Enjoy your day and many, many more!

Marie said...

Happy Birthday! I love your new Teacup!


Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

a very happy birthday to you and i must admire your tea cup, its just beautiful and too too pretty, i love the entire arrangement you have done, a great job on this blog

Annie's Online Store said...

these are such beautiful tea things, i just fell in love with them the minute i saw them, too good, so elegant and so delicate looking, i love such crockery, great pieces - a few days back i saw a similar looking tea set at Annie's Online Store