gatherings | Backyard Garden Party

On my birthday this year, I woke up to rain. Not entirely unusual during the summer in Portland, but concerning because Tessa had planned me a backyard garden party. We arranged flowers and made tea sandwiches while I worried that it would all be ruined. At noon it was still coming down. So, I stomped outside and said "if my party is rained-out it is a bad omen. This is going to be a terrible year!" (... I have a flair for the dramatic)

 The rain held off all afternoon, long enough for home-made sorbet and champagne cocktails.
Long enough, even, to assure me that this year would be a good one. 

(photos) on film with Pentax K1000 | a few more on Flickr.  (p.s.) here's an iphone photo of me really excited because it's not raining and because I'm wearing a caftan. 


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9 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful. I love my November birthday, but sometimes I wish I had a summer birthday so I could enjoy it outside just like this.

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  2. everything turned out beautifully at the end. happy birthday!

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  3. gorgeous little party! beautifully captured.

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    1. Janis, I've been a reader of Suitcase Heart for a long time so that is especially wonderful to hear!

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  4. happy birthday! despite the weather, it looks like the party turned out wonderfully!

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  5. 1. Love your new blog header. 2. Happy belated birthday, lady. You really know how to rock the red lipstick. ;)

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  6. These are all beautiful photos and your birthday looked perfect! Super cute all around! :)
    -Bridgette
    I am your newest follower, I am loving your blog! http://bridgettenicole.blogspot.com

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  7. Your new layout looks SO GOOD! Love your blog and photos :)

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    1. thanks Heidi! I thought it was time for a little refresh.

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