Friday, March 25, 2011

A Time for Celebration



My sister, DeeDee, and I share the birthday month of March.
So each March we make a date for tea or lunch for just the two of us.
It's a wonderful tradition and one I definitely recommend.
I have always said we must celebrate the small things along with the big things of life.

Last Saturday we celebrated another year together.
DeeDee and I didn't grow up together.
We have different mother's and DeeDee didn't know she had two other sisters.
About 15 years ago we found each other.
So you see our celebrations are even more precious.

We had tea at the Lavender Bleu Tearoom in West Linn, Oregon.  Since we are both watching our weight these days, we opted out of the largest, tiered afternoon tea; but we found the tea we chose to be just perfect.
There was a veggie tart, a stacked reuben sandwich, yummy cucumber sandwich, chocolate chip scone, fresh fruit, apple cobbler, lavender heart cookie, and coconut cream tart.  My tea choice for the day was Blackberry Sage Black Tea. 
Sharing tea with someone special in your life is so special and highly recommended.

22 comments:

Annie said...

Happy birthday Marilyn and to your sister as well. What a gift you are to each other - a gift that keeps on giving.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

What a beautiful and complex connection you have with your sister. You are right, these are very special celebrations indeed! This was a tea worthy of the occasion - it looks so beautiful and delicious! So glad you shared it with us as well.

Happy Birthday, Marilyn! Best of everything in the year ahead!

Steph said...

OH! I am celebrating with you! It's a wonderful thing for the two of you to do each year.

Linda J. said...

Lovely photos! What a special way to celebrate with your sister.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your sister tea party sounds delightful!! Happy birthday!

La Tea Dah said...

A wonderful tradition --- and such a blessing to find your other sister. Your afternoon tea looks wonderful!

One more week of celebration ahead! Make the most of it!!!

Rosemary said...

Happy Birthday Marilyn and Dee Dee. What a special connection you have... and even more special to celebrate with such a beautiful afternoon tea.

Joy said...

What a lovely tradition for you and your sister! And how wonderful that you found each other. Happy Birthday and hugs to you both!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Happy Birthday to you both! How fun! And the photos are great! Glad you found a neat place to go and celebrate!
Ruth

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to your both! What a great tradition.

beth said...

happy happy birthday to you both.....
xo

Relyn said...

Happy birthday, my friend. May the coming year bring you joy. May you have peace in your home and laughter even in your tears. Sending you much love.

Bernideen said...

Delightful Afternoon Tea Goodies and I love Blackberry Sage too!

Kathy the Teawife said...

What a wonderful thing to share a birthday month with your sister! The tea looks scrumptious!

Jeanie said...

Can you believe I've never had a tea anywhere -- with the tiered tray and all the little bits? Well, not quite true -- once at a friend's home. But I'd love to do that sometime!

koralee said...

Sounds like a delightful time my sweet friend...now that blackberry tea you had I bet was fabulous. xoxo hugs

Jeanne said...

I hope you had a fabulous birthday my lovely friend
Love and many blessings

Jeanne said...

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Tracy said...

So lovely you found your sister... and that you share the same birthday month! :o) And what a splendid tea you share--wonderful food. Blackberry Sage Black Tea too... I'm feeling VERY hungry & thirsty all of a sudden... LOL! Thanks for the fun, Marilyn ((HUGS))

Angela McRae said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate! I love this post!

parTea lady said...

Your photos are lovely and that tea tray looks very delicious.

Happy Birthday, Marilyn, to you and your sister. My three children share the same birthday month. :-)

Christina said...

your birthday??!!! happy birthday!!! how beautiful this celebration is.
xo