Sunday, July 10, 2011

Never Keep a Guest Waiting.....


 .....Even if the event is in honor of oneself. You never know what that guest, left to her own devices, might do. She might make off with the silver, or worse, the birthday cake! Luckily, this particular guest was soon relegated to her proper place, and the party began in earnest. 


 The table was beautiful with flowers all from the garden: Gardenias and the palest green Hydrangeas mixed with ferns...so cool on a hot summer evening......


 And the Feast! Butter Lettuce with fresh watermelon, sweet orange honeydew melon, perfect tomatoes and a balsamic vinaigrette.....and a little glass full of Rainer cherries on the side....


 Beautiful wild salmon prepared my favorite way with fresh dill and lemon, crisp green beans and roasted fingerling potatoes with fresh parsley....simple and perfect....


There were candles to blow out....not too many please!


A perfect present is a daughter who can bake a delicious and beautiful lemon cake with lemon curd and lemon custard between the the four layers....with  a few gorgeous blueberries just because....


And, yes! There were presents in wrapping paper as well....


My mother knows me too well....


So does Tim .....( doesn't Silpada make it almost too easy?).... 


It was a beautiful, delicious, evening with many smiles and lots of laughter...
May the year to come be much more of the same.


Thank you so very much to my equally as beautiful and delicious family....
You mean the world to me.

20 comments:

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Happy birthday, Katie!
What a gorgeous table and must say.... that cake looks to die for!
Looks like a wonderful evening.
You are blessed!
xx
Alison

HOBAC said...

Many Happy Returns!

Gardenias in the garden. I'm green.

under spanish moss said...

Happy birthday! Everything looks lovely. Great food, beautiful flowers, cake and presents...our kind of evening.

Callie Grayson said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Those flowers are gorgeous! What a wonderful dinner with family!! WIshing you many many more of the same in the future!
xx
callie

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Katie! you lucky girl you! the cake and wow, that silver jewelry - always fabulous! have a wonderful week! ;-)

poindextr said...

happy belated birthday! couldn't ask for a nicer way to celebrate :) here's to all the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead for you ~diane

anita said...

Happy Birthday!
It looks like a fantastic celebration.

(...and that cake!)

Splendid Sass said...

Happy Birthday, Katie!
Appears that you were treated like a queen!
Teresa
xoxo

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!
Looks like a wonderful and memorable day ;)
Here's to many more.
Cheers, Alcira

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maison21 said...

what a lovely birthday celebration- and your daughter's lemon cake looks divine.

oxoxo-

c.

Linda in AZ * said...

*** What a beauuuutiful, warm and loving birthday, Katie... Such a lovely celebration for you is something you deserve, m' friend!

Oh yes, and "Happy Birthday to us"~ (mine is Tuesday)~

Your PRECIOUS DAWG is soooo cute (& looks so SWEET, too!), and has such pretty hair!!! Licks to her from my two "kids"!!!

Warmest ever,
Linda in AZ *
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Linda in AZ * said...

*** P.S. Your family DOES have good taste!!! (I "collect" silver with turquoise (and OTHER "rocks" too)... these are charming... ***

mary said...

Happy Birthday!! Your family is the greatest gift of all. Mary

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Awww, Happy happy delicious birthday to you. You deserve to be fetted!!

katiedid said...

Hello all!
Thank you all so very much! A sweet dinner with my family is what it is about after all. I am so glad to be able to share a glimpse with you! Thank you all again for all of your well wishes. It truly makes my day when I hear from you .

SHERRY HART said...

What a great birthday...nothing is more special than family.

*Chic Provence* said...

Hi Katie, Happy Birthday! That cake looks amazing! What a lovely day for you!

Kit

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eddieross said...

Love all the ferns on the table! Aren't they just the best! We love making arrangements from them too. Looks like such a fun party!
xo E + J

CJ/Rick said...

Happy Belated! What a delicious cake. Why shouldn't our caniine loved ones be a part of the festivities? Looks as if they done right by you.