Thursday, July 24, 2008

Welcome To My Birthday Party

a birthday party in northumberland
Welcome to my Birthday Party. There's lots to eat and drink and the weather is beautiful.
a birthday party in northumberland
Today I have reached the grand old age of 57 but as they say - 50 is the new 30 - so that makes me about 34 so that's OK.
The cottage is not fit for a party today as the builders are crawling all over the place, so I have chosen an idyllic but quirky venue down by the river.
a birthday party in northumberland
This is a sheep fold for humans.
a birthday party in northumberland
Take a seat. These seats are made from local stone so they are a bit hard but do not fret I have come up with a cunning plan.
a birthday party in northumberland
Each one of you can have a gorgeous Macaron Cushion to sit upon. What could be nicer?
a birthday party in northumberland
Time to crack open the champagne methinks. Pink champagne in Baccarat crystal glasses and lots of fresh fruit.
a birthday party in northumberland
Take in the views over the river.
a birthday party in northumberland
I even had a tiny meadow planted on an island just for you.
a birthday party in northumberland
I can't let you leave empty handed so go and grab one of those Fortuny Pouches as a momento before you go.
a birthday party in northumberland
Thanks so much for coming I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have. Please shut the gate on the way out in case the sheep get in.

41 comments:

Karen Cole said...

HEY, I'm 34 as well, by way of 57. Nice to know there are more of us out there in blogland.

I love this place. The mirrors on the ceiling, the printed items, the great birthday bash.

Perfect.

James MacAonghus said...

Wow what an amazing venue. Happy birthday!

Mélanie said...

I'm so happy to have been invited to your birthday party !!!!
I bring some macarons from Ladurée and let's seat and talk and drink champagne ....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ,DI !!!!!
******joyeux anniversaire *************

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear Di, happy birthday - between 2 screaming twinlettes here!

Love felicity

Country French Antiques said...

Di..joyeux anniversaire!
This is sooo much fun! I couldn't think of a better place to party and I love that sheep fold!
Can I have another glass of champagne? SANTE!!

Deb @ Beholder's Eye said...

What a fabulous venue, Happy Birthday!!! x

Sea Angels said...

wow Di you look fantastic for your age!! truly!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
I will have a glass of bubbly, a few nice tasty cakes, while we sit and look at the view.....
can we do this more often!!
Oh and a super big birthday hug, for a very lovely lady xxxx
Hugs Lynn xx

Christine said...

Happy birthday to you !!!!

Julie at BV said...

I am happy to be here at your birthday. Everything looks wonderful, you covered everything so I know this is going to be a lot of fun. HAPPY BIRTHDAY...!!

Inspired Tokens said...

Happy Birthday Di ...I'm so glad you invited me. I'm having so much fun. What a beautiful setting for such a beautiful lady! and ...57 is a beautiful number! ...I'm very close behind at 56! A splendid age to be! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. DI! and...many more to come!

Ulla said...

Oh Di, this is the most perfect way to spend the day!!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR! I decided to take my hot air balloon along, better to see all the sights with! Those pillows and bubbles will be perfect up high ~ Kisses and hugs from California!!

ParisBreakfasts said...

OH GAWD Sweetie Darling!
MANY happy returns of the day, bien sur!!
Now why does that pillow say "since 1932" pray tell?
Hmmm...
What a glorious site!
Break out the Bolly puleeeze?

TheParisApartment said...

Happiest Birthday to you Di!
What a beautiful venue, for us it's a dreamy fantasy but knowing it's your reality makes it all that much sweeter. Thank you for inviting me, I am honored and hope this is your best year yet!
Love
c

A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh!! I LOOOVE a Birthday Party!!! Especially when it is yours!!! How pefectly marvelous!!Wish I was there in the flesh!! Sitting at your incredible stone palace!!!! Happy Happy and many many more!! xoxoxoxooox

babelfish said...

Happy happy birthday Di, thank you so much for your invitation (I feel so honored to attend)! You don't look a day older than 21 :) Enjoy the party, I love the fabulous stone seating and delicious cushions! Many happy returns!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh my! A party in a sheep fold-thats the most marvelous venue ever! Have a wonderful, WONDERFUL day!

poppy said...

What a lovely party Di, thanks for inviting me! Love that human sheep pen, I want one!

Many happy returns!

rochambeau said...

Happy Birthday to you dear Di!!
What A GREAT PARTY!!! What fun being here with you in the UK. Everything is so green and lush. At your party it is only the BEST! (but I knew)!! Pink Champs in Baccarat glasses and pink macaroons and fabulous Fortuny party favors!! I'm SO spoiled knowing you!!

We are almost Birthday sakes! Maybe one year we can celebrate in "real time"!!

May hugs.
You look beautiful 37~57~every age!
love,
Constance

tongue in cheek said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Di!
I haven't been travelling the blogworld since Feb.
But today, with your invitation in hand I ventured out.
What a perfect day, perfect place to wish you much happiness!

Bronwen said...

Happy birthday and love to you on this special day!
This is the grandest party with so many lovely friends! And the champagne is faaabulous!
Have a wonderful day! xoxoxoxoxo

Sandra Evertson said...

Happy birthday to You, you Gorgeous Creature! I have to say, you live in a little slice of Heaven! It is so Beautiful there! Love the cookie pillow and lacey throws over the stone walls!
BBWK
Big Birthday Wishes and Kisses!
Sandra Evertson

Morna said...

Today is my birthday too - and - I am now 57. Happy Birthday to us!

BODIE and FOU said...

Joyeux Anniversaire Di! So happy to come to celebrate your 30 something!
Such a cool venue for a fantastic maverick lady!

cityfarmer said...

I'll be right over...save some champagne....and happy birthday dear friend...you were right idyllic

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Happy Birthday dear Di!What a beautiful setting to sit back and make a birthday toast!

Anonymous said...

Grattis på födelsedagen!!! That's a Swedish congrat to a lovely and witty lady. I would bring you some typical Swedish dish: saffranspannkaka, not really a pankake but deliscous, golden of saffron with boysen berries, and whipped cream for those who like that. And I really would like to take a peak in your cottage. Thanks for invitation!!
X&O, Christina
(the shy one)

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Happy birthday Di! My party dress and gifts for you are posted over at trustyourstyle today; 34 is a GOOD age :-)

rochambeau said...

Came back for one more glass. I forgot to toast you earlier!
Cheers!

corine said...

Thanks for the invite!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

You do look beautiful and so happy.

Country French Antiques said...

Brought back a Birthday present...Brilliant Blog award.
Just copy the award on a post and pass it on to 5-7 other Brilliant blogs! One of those gifts that keeps on giving you know.
I'll have one more glass of bubbly while I'm here!
It's been wonderful!!

Gypsy Purple said...

Gypsy catching up...glad I made it here today....I wish you a very very happy birthday and the all of the best blessings... remember the best is yet to come...missed your posts!!!

bon bon said...

what a beautiful spot! i hope your birthday is just as lovely!!

momjeansblogger said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful setting for your party!
i live in Southern California, unfortunately if I found such a beautiful place for my party there would be a Starbuck's and/or MacDonald's next door!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday To You !
You look fab
Long time UK lurker

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Happy Belated Birthday Di! What a clever post and beautiful setting. So sorry I missed the party! I guess I am a day late. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead! Lynn

Jean said...

Di--What does the (plaque? material?)draped over the gate? in the last picture say?
Happy Birthday.

paola said...

Oh gosh, late as USUAL.

You don't look a day over 34, so somebody clearly made a terrible mistake with your birth certificate.

Knowing your penchant for shoes, I've bought you a nice little blue pair...

http://www.shopdiary.com/2008/02/19/prada-fw-2008-shoes/


I hope you had a wonderful day, and please let us all know what moisturiser you use...

katiedid said...

A little late, and nice to meet you! I found you through All Things Bright and Beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful belated birthday....and what a wonderful party you put on! I can't think of a better party that I have ever been to. Honestly. :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

drats, I bet you drank all the champagne, didn't you?? Sorry I'm so late, ack...had a little fam emergency, nothing major.

Anyways, darling, 60 IS the new 30 so you are a young chick! Hope your day was brilliant. Just the fact that yousaid the weather was beautiful was amazing,wasn't it??

xo Lidy

paris parfait said...

Di, I'm so sorry I missed your party while in San Francisco! Looks like it was fabulous! And you look gorgeous, at any age! Can't wait to see you back in Paris. xoxox

Bridget said...

Happy birthday, dear Di!!!Thanks so much for your invitation , regrettably I was on holidays and at my return my internet connection had disappeared! So I'm a little late but I wish you a wonderful year of... 37, you're the most beautiful!Champagne!