Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I recently missed a good friend's birthday. I felt terrible and started plotting ways to redeem myself! We already had an appointment to discuss colors for an upcoming project, so I told them I would bring lunch.

Not only did I bring lunch, I gathered my Jacquard Francais linens, china, flatware and some cute coasters picked up at a card shop.
My lavender was in bloom(remember, Blue Moon Gardens?) so I added a bunch tied in a ribbon to the gift.
I used a snippet of "Ming Circus" wallpaper by Scalamandre to wrap the gift . Jade bowls held cookies from a local bakery.

Had to bring TyNant water with their beautiful blue(bubbly) and red(still) bottles, who could resist seeing them on the table!
I grabbed pizza cooked in a wood fed oven along with marinated portobello mushroom baguettes with goat cheese. The napkins were "Border of Roses" from the Victoria and Albert Museum collection.
More dessert from the bakery served with a "pelle a tarte" picked up at the Paris flea market.
It was a wonderful time for us both, much needed break for me and fun for them!
Looking for an unusual gift for the friend that has everything??? Try these Armenian burning papers from Bell'occhio in San Francisco.
They also have these great boxes to put gifts in or for storage.
Furoshiki is also a creative solution to wrapping if you have an interesting piece of fabric to be incorporated into the gift giving.
Make every day a celebration!


Beth Connolly said...

Theresa-Your posts are always so visually breathtaking. I wish you were my friend-I want a belated birthday like this!

Theresa Cheek said...

Hi Beth!
It was fun to pull it together on spur of the moment!

Marie Vanesse said...

Exquisite !
I love the coaster and the wrapping paper!!

Theresa Cheek said...

Merci beaucoup Marie!

Kitty said...

regarding the top photo, i've never seen anything like it! the height is amazing, those seussian flower canopies, the flowers.... it must have smelled amazing! thanks!

Theresa Cheek said...

Kitty! Glad to see you here! Nothing beats the smell of floral arrangements!

Bridget said...

A breathtaking attention paid to your lucky friend!
The gift with the ribbon is fantastic!

Theresa Cheek said...

Bonjour Bridget! Merci pour les comments. I like your blog and "les petits oiseaux".

Julie @ Belle Maison said...

what a lovely post! i love that you wrapped the gift in wallpaper - brilliant :)

Theresa Cheek said...

thanks for stopping by Jules!

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

Parfaitement MAGNIFIQUE!! bravo Love your blog!!

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