Monday 19 March 2012

BIRTHDAY.... une femme d'un certain âge!!!

Remember on my
Cosi Fan Tutte post
I mentioned to you that I bought
a birthday gift for my
daughter who lives in France.
A 6 piece set of
 Mason "Chelsea" pattern
side plates
which will be perfect for her
afternoon tea parties
with her girls!!
And in June I will be there too
to share some of these
precious moments with
my 3 granddaughters!
Such pretty edging detail...
Am I mad carrying these in
my suitcase... 12,000 miles to
France - they are quite heavy???
Would you do this?

Today is one of life's milestone
birthdays for me....
oui une femme d'un certain âge!!!

I am meeting a large group of
my fabulous girlfriends for lunch
at a delightful french cafe!
I'll share photos next time.....
Jessie will no longer be
barefoot at her christening!!

You might like to visit my friend Leeann
at Fabulously French here
and watch an amazing Cartier
video clip!

Wishing you all a wonderful week
full of all your heart's desires

Thank you dear friends for visiting
and especially those of you
who leave me a comment - love you!!

Be kind to one another


  1. Hi Shane.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!!!! love love

  2. Like the baby

  3. I am off to bed now...sleep well have a nice week darling !!! your

  4. Happy birthday, dear Shane! The plates are beautiful and I wish them a safe passage.

  5. I would gladly sing for you, but I have it on good authority that you REALLY don't want me to!! Suffice to say, a very happy birthday wish is wished for you.

  6. Happy Birthday Shane.
    I think your plates are just gorgeous. I am starting to fall in love with beautiful china! I recently found a vintage Noritake dinner set at a garage sale for just $15. Replacement dinner plates in the same design were selling for $18 each on ebay! It has a most delicate design and would make a lovely setting for a wedding or anniversary dinner. I'm saving it for future family celebrations but I really do need a dresser now to display it on!
    Enjoy your lunch and oh the booties are absolutely adorable too!

  7. Wishin you the most wonderful of birthdays, Shane! The china is divine and I say just pack it in your lingerie and it's as good as there!

    Those little booties are precious and I am following the link...

    Can't wait to hear about your trip in June!


  8. Happiest of birthdays dear Shane - may this be a wonderful year with many, many more ahead. I know you must be anxious to get to France - make sure you wrap them up well, lots of bubble wrap please, ha! ha!

    Hugs - Mary

  9. Happy Birthday dear Shane, wishing you a fabulous lunch out with your girlfriends and a great year ahead.
    The plates are beautiful and how wonderful that you are going to visit your family. Jessica's booties are precious, darling.

    Wishing you a wonderful week

  10. Dearest Shane,

    First off; Happy Birthday to you girl! Enjoy your day with friends.
    As for your china... We've brought back tons of china in our luggage. IF possible always safely packed inside our carry on or else, carefully packed inside soft clothes as a buffer in the suit cases. Wish you best of luck with these nice Mason pieces. We got the Mason Chartreuse china.
    Love to you,


  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!


    Have a wonderful day with your dear girlfriends!

    Hugs Gudrun

  12. Bonne Anniversaire, chere Shane!
    Your baby slippers are just beautiful.

  13. Happy Birthday Shane, I hope you had a fabulous lunch.

    The little slippers are beautiful.

    I am sure you can hardly wait to see your French family and I am sure they are equally excited.


  14. Dear Shane
    Hope you had a most wonderful Birthday lunch with your friends.
    Happy Happy Birthday Girl!
    The Mason side plates are gorgeous and yes I would take them too but only if wrapped tightly in your case - I do this sort of thing and have been successful so far. I love to take gifts and bring china and glass home when away!
    The little slippers are so gorgeous too!
    Love and Big Birthday hugs to you sweet friend,

  15. Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hugs Suzy x

  16. Happy birthday dear Shane those china are soooo beautiful, but I'm totally in love with those cute baby shoes!!!!!!
    Have a great day with your friends!!!!!
    Tank you for passing and leaving your lovely comment.

  17. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! It's already Tuesday in your corner of the world. I do hope you enjoyed every moment of your special day. Those baby booties are just the sweetest. Have a great week. Tammy

  18. A belated Happy Birthday and I do not think you are crazy carrying the plates all that way but I am after all a fellow kiwi....

    Bisous, Leeann x

  19. Bonne fete Shane!!!
    Love those beautiful dishes-I'm sure your plates will make the trip just fine. I have brought home bowls, dishes and coffee mugs from trips to France and never had anything break.
    The baby booties are darling.
    Would you please email me with your snail mail addy-you won one of my giveaways on my blog. Merci bien et touta l'heure. Linda K

  20. Happy Birthday Shane, wishing you surprises that delight you, laughter that is shared, happiness that grows and memories to keep.....loved the plates and yes i would do exactly the same and take them to france i am going to that wonderful shop tomorrow and thank you for allowing me to use the photos.....i will put a link to your blog.......
    health and happiness

  21. A big Happy birthday from me too!! I hope you've had a lovely day Shane and got to do something special to celebrate your birthday.
    Sending you big hugs! x

  22. Wishing you the happiest of birthday month's dear Shane...sorry I am late in arriving for your party

    Your blog is so beautiful as always...lovely header and those plates oh my!

    I am very happy for you that you will be able to visit your girls = too much fun!

    sending warm hugs your way

  23. Dear Friends
    Thank you all so much for your kind birthday wishes!
    I wish you could have all joined me for lunch on the day as well - we had such a lovely time!!!
    Shane xox

  24. Hay Shane,

    Ohhh...this is such a lovely blog.
    I like those first slippers for the sweet!
    I will follow your blog.
    Please take a look into my world..
    I will be for the first time grandma...and it's so exathing...and so special..

    Love from Marijke

  25. Hi! So beautiful things! Sorry I am late..but..Happy birthday! And a very happy weekend to you! hug! Riitta

  26. What beautiful plates! And yes I would stuck them in my hand luggage :) In fact I always bring china from Europe when I visit, as it's so hard to find where I live :) Beautiful blog! Have a great weekend!

  27. Dear Shane, a belated but well meant happy birthday, sweet friend-I hope your day was wonderful.
    Love the little adorable shoes for your grandbaby, just so cute.
    And the plates are fantastic-so very beautiful.
    Hugs from me-

  28. Well you are a very lucky lady to be going to France. How wonderful to b s pending time with your family and the booties are just precious, lovely work. I know your daughter will be so happy to receive the beautiful plates.
    Yes, I would also carry them, even heavy, for my daughter. I am now following you. Hugs...Lu

  29. Me again, forgot to say Happy, Happy Birthday. Hugs...Lu

  30. Hi Shane,

    Happy birthday to you! Hope you had a lovely time with your friends.

    The tea-plates you bought for your daughter look beautiful. I would take them with me to Frane :-)

    Love the little baby shoes. They are so sweet!!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shane .... How wonderful to be spending it in a French Cafe with special friends. I love your choice of china for your daughter ... She is going to love it!
    Enjoy you day xx

  32. I'm a little late but i hope you had a fabulous birthday. I must be great spending it with friends in that lovely french cafe. The babyslippers are gorgeous I'm sure your grandbaby looks very lovely wearing them on that special occasion. And the plates i would carying them too. No problem for me they are beautiful!
    Have a nice Day

  33. Hello!Congratulations! You have won the second price on Romulyyli-blog`s draw. Pleace, send your contact information by e-mail and i´ll send you the price. Thank you for participating! Best regards Riitta Sinikka ( )

  34. Happy Birthday Shane! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, I am so happy to know there is a kiwi woman as fond as I am of all things pretty and French! xo

  35. Those slippers are so cute! When are you going to France? Wonder if we'll be there at the same time (we leave in a couple of weeks).



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