Monday, January 23, 2017

Born Free

I love freebies so I took advantage of the special offers that celebrated my turning another year older.

I enjoyed a free all-you-can-eat lunch at Tucker's Marketplace.

As a Frequent Steeper at David's Tea, I was treated to a free cup of tea, Oolong Supreme, on my special day. The DT staff loved the tea cozy handcrafted by my talented friend!

Last but not the least, I used my Starbucks Rewards card to score a free beverage of my choice: a Venti Smoked Butterscotch Frappuccino.

At the family gathering, I used my Royal Albert Polka Blue teapot (a Christmas gift from my parents) to serve one of my birthday gifts: For Tea's Sake Sour Apple Martini--a light, fruity green tea that was a hit with the guests.

My family and friends showered me with tea-themed birthday gifts.

China fit for royalty.

Come on, come on, turn the radio on...

A matching purple cup, tray/plate and spoon by Hampstead Fine Bone China.

My tea tastes better in this adorable mug from my sweet godson.

A cute infuser and pretty teabag holders.

My old soul loves this vintage-style "Tea Party" oven mitts, paper napkins, and tea towels.

Put a ring on it!

I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth.

For my dry skin: Bath and Body Works Georgia Peach & White Tea body cream.

Tea samples tucked in birthday cards from my blogging friends.
Not pictured: the teas already consumed.

Thank you all for the birthday blessings!

I'm joining the following parties this week:


  1. Hi Margie, happy belated birthday! I am happy for you that you got so many tea related special gifts. I love the tea spoon and the teapot napkin rings. You could certainly set up a wonderful tea time tablescape with these! Enjoy your gift, but I have no worries that you will ;-)!
    Warm regards,

  2. Wow! Margie, you were blessed with lots of tea goodies for your birthday and I LOVE the Polka Blue teapot you received for Christmas! I see the matching teacup too. I know you will enjoy every gift. The tea spoons are very cute too. Have a wonderful week.


  3. It was such fun to see all your birthday gifts and to know that you took advantage of all the freebies for your big day! It seems like you're not on you "tea diet" again!
    Love that polka dot teapot, Margie, and the tea you served sounds intriguing!

  4. Looks like you were well celebrated on your birthday. That blue teapot and matching teacup are SO pretty!

  5. Happy belated birthday Margie. Look's as if you had a great day. You were blessed with some beautiful gifts. Isn't it nice when people who love you get what you love. Blessings my friend.

  6. Wow what lovely gifts, your famiky certainly knows you well. We love Tuckers Marketplace, but have to go to Ottawa to enjoy it. Happy birthday.

  7. Better keep a close watch on that purple butterfly set. ;-) Lovely gifts and it's nice to receive freebies for a BD. There's a Starbucks close to the farmers' market we frequent in Florida and the nearby chocolatier gives a free box for a BD. (I had to buy the box that holds 8 and they will fill it for me)

  8. Happy birthday! Looks like a fun day, and what lovely gifts. I especially like the napkin rings and the spoon. Lots of nice tea things!

  9. Hi Margie! Looks like you scored big for your birthday--and a happy belated b-day to you by the way :). So much cool stuff in this post! I especially like the Polka blue teapot and cups and saucers. It looks like you've got enough tea for a little while at least ;). It sounds like you scored some great free stuff too!

  10. Happy birthday! Looks like a wonderful way to celebrate! The radio teapot made me smile, and the purple butterfly set is gorgeous!

  11. This afternoon I entered a new Starbucks for the first time.

  12. Happy Birthday Margie! Lots of folks know you well! Love your teapot, and I spy Shelley Serenity teacups on the tray too! Wonderful! A perfect day for you! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  13. happy Birthday Margie! What sweet birthday gifts you got. I love that pattern of Royal Albert!

  14. Happy birthday Margie! Looks like everyone knows you well, and you got some wonderful gifts. I love that RA polka blue set. And how fun is that radio teapot!! That sour apple martini tea sounds intriguing.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful day with family and friends. xo Deborah

  15. Dear Margie: You sure received many wonderful items. I know you will have fun enjoying them all. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing!

  16. Hi Margie, you received some wonderful gifts for your birthday, I love that you received some freebies too. I hope you really enjoyed your day. Enjoy your weekend, Kelly.

  17. (Oh I am so behind!!)
    Happy Birthday Margie! You were well and truly spoiled this year with beautiful tea-themed gifts! The pretty purple butterfly teacup & plate remind me of Judith ;) It's nice to be treated special with freebies on your birthday. Enjoy your Sunday ... it's sunny here, so I hope it's sunny in your valley town too!

  18. Happy Birthday to you too Margie!
    I love all of your lovely tea things, especially those spoons. Hope you had a wonderful day! Blessings, Karen

  19. That teapot is lovely! And you have matching teacups!!!

  20. Dear Margaret!
    When was your birthday? Oh, I am so very behind! {{blushes}} What a delightful day you had and oh MY! I am more than in love with your Royal Albert tea elegant! {{Smiles}} What sweet gifts you received, I am so glad! You are such a dear, faithful friend and penpal! Love and hugs to you and belated birthday wishes!


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