Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Birthday "Spring"

Celebrating Spring

Looking for an excuse to celebrate Spring, I didn't have far to go after a walk through my local supermarket bakery. I like to bake my own cakes, but this Coconut Cake was calling my name and I couldn't pass it up. After all I know the cakes are delicious here and an idea was blossoming inside. When I got home I went into the flower bed to pick some beautiful Pansy Blossoms, or Johnny-Jump-ups, one of the editable flowers. I gave them a good rinsing and decide to go all our and grabbed one of my favorite tablecloths, and the tea set is close by in the cabinet so grabbed it too and decide to wish my favorite season a proper happy birhtday. So with hardly any effort and everything falling into place here is my tribute to Spring............

Coconut Cake

beautiful pedestal cake plate a gift from my sister

 Crochet and Embroidered Tablecloth and Napkins

 bought in San Francisco in China Town
has served me well for Teas and Showers for twenty-five years

Ralph Lauren "Claire"
tea set purchased on sale at outlet store

Ralph Lauren "Megan"
Tea Cups and Desert Plates

I love the way the two patterns, "Claire" and "Megan" compliment the other

Cake and tea or coffee, a delicious way to say Happy Birthday Springtime.

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  1. Hi, Emily..thanks so so much for coming by and following. I do appreciate and love my new followers. :)
    I am following you right back so please cut a BIG slice of that beautiful cake and pour a nice hot cup of tea out of that to.die.for. tea set. for me.
    Hope you will come back soon.
    xoxo bj

  2. Love your name as well as the name of your blog; it is so Springy here! I saw you on bj's post and decided to come for a vist; Happy I did.

  3. And you don't have word verification; so I am following you of course.

  4. Hi Emily:

    Thanks so much for your visit. You have a beautiful blog. Love what you did with the cake.

    It would be great to have you link to Seasonal Sundays next week.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Oh, your cake is gorgeous! I love it. I also love your RL china. I love anything that man does. Really pretty!

  6. Hi Emily, that cake looks yummy! My Grandmother used to put pansies on cupcakes and cakes. They're so gorgeous, and so is your blog. I love all your pictures, and am now your newest follower, so I can keep up. hugs, tami

  7. Hi lovely lady. I will be right over for some of your gorgeous Cake so yummy!!! Thanks so much for comeing over to my new tablescape. I love doing French. With blues,white,yellow colors and doing a mix. Im adding you to my side bar on my Blog and becoming one of your followers also ~~ Thank you for becoming one of my followers. I hope you have a Great Day.

  8. Hi there, Emily! I'm so glad you found me and decided to visit and join as a friend! Hopefully, you will visit often. ;)

    Your springtime celebration is just beautiful! It was such a wonderful idea to use fresh flowers to decorate the cake. All that color really adds a lot of pizazz to the white table setting.

    I would love to have you join me at my linky party each week, as well.

    By the way, I just joined you as a following friend, too.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  9. This cake is just breathtaking! The whole setting looks like its from a fairytale...those edible flowers next to the all white cake..exquisite!

  10. Emily, coconut cake is one of my favorites. Love that you added the little flowers. The tea set is gorgeous! Beautiful post! ~ Sarah

  11. Hi Emily!
    In bed going through my emails and visiting your blog. Thanks for inviting me over... but you should have had a big WARNING before showing me that cake.... Lat thing I need is to get hungry at midnight! LOL

  12. Hello there sweet Emily,

    What a lovely Pansy cake and tea vignette! So very dainty, warm, inviting, elegant and yummy!

    Thanks for joining Pam and I once again for TTTT and also for my 77th, Tuesday Tea For Two, weekly blog tea parties. ~ We always love having you join us!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  13. What a lovely celebration you have put together! Your cake looks divine and the table setting so lovely. The white on white embossed tea cups are so beautiful. I do love a pretty white cup!

  14. What a lovely post! Gorgeous celebration!
    You got a colouful blog:)


  15. such lovely table setting! all so pretty and ready for spring! yippee!..

  16. Hi Emily, you have such a wonderful blog!!! I'm so glad you found me and following me.I love the way you decorated the cake with those yellow and violet pansies and all that delicate lacework is so romantic!!!! Your Ralph Lauren tea set is very pretty with that embossed effect. I adore French country style decor,too. Check out this online store: for your beautiful comments and come by and visit soon!!

  17. So beautiful! I'm new to your blog and will be following.

    The cake is fabulous and I love, love, love, the embroideries and the china. So pretty!

  18. Good morning Emily,
    It's very nice to 'meet' you. Your tea post is exquisite! I love your white china and you're right, they look stunning together! Lovely linens! Your cake is fabulous and I was planning to decorate a cake the same way for one of my teas. My pansies aren't up yet but there are flowers at the store. Thank you for stopping by and having tea with me. I'm your newest follower. Hope you have a delightful day.


  19. Everything is so beautiful! Happy Spring! I love your french hutch collection too...great blog!

    HaPpY tEa TiMe TuEsDaY!

  20. What a beautiful post!! Gorgeous tea set and beautiful linens!!


  21. My all time favorite cake is coconut cake. Everything is so beautiful and inviting. Love the tea set.

    Jocelyn @




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