Elegant Rose

Monday, 6 August 2012

Have Tea with me, the Gossips free......

The sun was well and truly shining on my weekend.......
I am happy to say we made the most of it too!

As a Garden Tea Party was the order of the day on Sunday.
It was lovely to wear my long dress, that had been hanging lazily in the closet, just waiting really for summer to arrive!

The tables were laid up beautifully awaiting the guests to arrive.
It was wonderful to enjoy the warm sunshine...

Did I mention there was a buffet lunch and Cup cakes of course...

Lots of cupcakes!
And Pimms Cocktails.

It is the first sunny day we seemed to have enjoyed out doors...
I must add though, that we had drama in the skies earlier in the morning with thunder and hailstones and even flooding, such crazy, crazy British weather.
But the sun came out again and all was well!

All the ladies were treated to Orchid Corsages....
So special!

We had such as special day together.
The lady in question, who the celebrations were for, was celebrating her 92nd birthday, wow!
My dear brother in laws Mum.
And she enjoyed every moment of her special day....

Trinny enjoying the sunshine..........

It is hard not to mention our Olympic's as we have been enjoying them so much.
Saturday 's gold medals were just amazing!
I have felt so proud of our incredible athletes.....
Although I am a vintage girl at heart, I do live with a house full of athletes, as I mentioned in earlier posts..
I understand the years of commitment and dedication  involved to reach this standard of even taking part in the games, let alone attaining a medal of any kind!
Soo well done team GB.
I'm loving watching you all.

I will leave you with this advert for Dean, which was printed in our local newspaper recently and incidentally is located in the railway stations in Birmingham and Euston and around the country too!
Poster Boy!
I would like to thank you also for your kindest of wishes, for Dean and also add, you are the loveliest of folks on here!

Wishing you a week full of 'Happy Days', till next time.....
Love Maria x


  1. Hello Maria,
    What a lovely day you must have had. I'm glad it was dry most of the time. The cupcakes look delicious and I'm sure went down well with the Pimms :) You must be so proud of Dean. Team GB have really done us proud. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

    1. Helloo Ali,
      Thanking you always for lovely visits and 'Spooky Stories'...haha!

  2. Hello Maria
    What a lovely garden party you laid on for the birthday girl, she must have been over the moon, cakes looked fab, I loved the corsages and you looked very elegant in your dress.
    How very proud you must be, seeing your son Dean on a poster, what a great picture of him, We have been watching the Olympics non stop, It has been outstanding, I think it has pulled everyone together and put the Great back into Britian.
    Our weather sounds the same as yours sun one min, and storms the next, but there is a real nip in the air at the moment, Autumn round the corner?

    Thea x
    Thank you Maria for your lovely comments, we sound so very similar when it comes to dressing up our homes!

    1. Hello, Lovely Thea,
      Yep we do sound a like, with our puttering ways...hehe!
      I soo agree about putting the Great back into Britain (remember last August) with all the terrible riots, it feels an age ago, thankfully now!
      Thanks for lovely visits Thea!

  3. Hi Maria,
    What a wonderful age to reach and a beautiful way to celebrate your brother in laws Mum birthday.
    How exciting and proud you must be to see posters of Dean all around the country. You will have to give us details of when he is running nearer the time so we don't miss it.
    Sarah x

    1. Hello Sarah,
      I will defiantly be letting you ladies know nearer the date!

  4. Wow 92! What a lovely party ... Glad the sun shone for you all. It's a getting closer ... Feeling really excited for you all xxx

  5. Sounds as if you had the most amazing party. I cant resist cakes and cupcakes either so it would have made my day! Bet Dean is so excited now!!

    1. Hello Anne, we are all excited and nervous really!!

  6. 92! How fabulous, what a milestone and what a lovely way to celebrate with a garden party. Loving the Olympics too,we are doing brilliantly!
    Victoria xx

    1. Yep it has been wonderful Victoria, am loving it!!

  7. What a lovely tea party and so glad the sun was out for you all.

  8. What a lovely way to spend your 92 Birthday - cupcakes and Pimms. Dean must be getting ever so excited. We too have been watching the Olympics - they have surpassed my expectations.

    1. Thank you June, for always popping in!
      Yep Dean is excited and very nervous too!

  9. We too have Olympic fever and I am now totally excited about the Paralympics, too. Goodness, Maria, you hav so much to feel proud about and I wish Dean all the very best. Wow wow wow.

    1. Thank you Kate,
      We have Olympic fever too, wish you could have been a fly on the wall, last Sat evening, as we were jumping and screaming, with all our medal wins!!hehe..

  10. I know the feeling - I'm the non-sporty one in the family too. I just found an interview with Dean on YouTube. What a lovely young man - you must be so proud! I hope you all have a wonderful time!

    1. Hello Nilly!
      How lovely you found our Dean on You Tube!
      Thank you for lovely words..

  11. Qué elegante! creo que esos pastelitos deben ser deliciosos.Un saludo

  12. Oh, how I wish I could have joined you and the other ladies at the Garden Tea Party. It sounded delightful! However, I am sure I would have gotten into trouble with all those yummy cupcakes sitting around, tee hee. :)

    Your mother-in-laws mom is 92? That's wonderful news! I can only hope to live that long. I'm glad that she enjoyed herself.

    The corsages were darling. Did you make those? :)

    1. Hello Mara,
      I didn't make the corsages, usually do, but we were all treated to them!
      Thank you for kind words!

  13. Looks like you had a great time, I've loved watching the olympics, we are doing so well! Ada :)

    1. Hi Ada,
      Yep we are doing amazingly well!

  14. sounds like a wonderful tea party ..and 92 years old...how special is that . have a nice week Gail x

  15. aahh it looks and sounds like it was a wonderful day. Happy birthday to the special lady. I bet she loved every single minute. Those corsages are a beautiful touch. dee x

    1. Hi Dee,
      It was a lovely day and enjoyed so much, by us all!
      Thanks fop popping in on me.....

  16. Aww 92 how lovely :) I am well and truly glued to the Olympics to the point where I have done no blogging and I am having to shift my job around the TV and the children. So proud of team GB and cannot wait for Dean's race you must be soooo excited not long now xxx

    1. Hello,LBF...
      Yep I am glued too!
      Hasn't it been wonderful....

  17. How superb your garden pary looks.. 92 years old.. what a great age.. i wish her many more years of happiness. I am glad that the weather held for you Maria. Your spread looks divine.
    Yes, team GB are going ahead full steam.
    I will be looking out for Dean..
    please could you tell me what day he will be running.. just a little more info.. its difficult to get all the different events here in Portugal.
    Happy week to you Maria.. thank you for your kind wishes on my blog..
    val x

    1. Hello Val,
      Thanking you for popping in here and of course I will let you know nearer the date!

  18. It looks like you had such a wonderful day.
    You must be so proud of Dean ... what a fantastic team we have.
    M x

    1. Hellooo There Jane,
      We do indeed have a team to be so very proud of!!

  19. What a lovely tea party - glad the weather stayed fine for you - and all that delicious food - yum. A lovely way to celebrate.