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Monday, January 24, 2011

Teapotters Come to My Retirement Party!

My husband threw me a fabulous retirement party, which also happened to be my birthday, this past Saturday, and the Teapot Tuesday teapotters came to help celebrate!  Well, one did in actuality and the rest in spirit with this fabulous box decorated with photos of teapots they selected and signed and filled to the brim with their fabulous cards!


Above we have Mothermark, aka da Mudder, (penguin), 101Airborne (radio); jdmommy (red teapot, of course!); artystamper (frog teapot); Cook22 (Eeyore/Tigger); patsmethers (pink roses)




On this side of the box above is Mutnik (Curt the Cow); Celisa (artsy middle teapot); Vickydee (brought real silver!)





Next up above is flowergal36 (penguins); hobbydujour (upper right); zgirlsgranny (this beautiful pink flower with teal and white teapot is a very special teapot that belonged to her mother); AuntieSusan (next one down to the right); Friel (grapes and pears teapot); cmsuto (kitty cats).




On the fourth side above is Yo Sam (Charlie Brown and Snoopy); RJP111 (Christmas floral); morningsun47 (brown teapot)




On the top of the box is Broom (copper teapot); pidgesmom (floral pink teapot); and salinelynn (red teapot)

The teapotters were given an m&m theme for my cards.  Here's an aerial view of all the retirement/birthday cards that were inside...


If you want to see them individually, you can go to Splitcoaststampers and do a keyword search on MMS4BERTIE.  It's awesome how clever and creative these ladies are! 

I was so touched by their thoughtfulness; it made me cry!  I have a video clip of my friend Lynn (fellow teapotter salinelynn aka Tenacious Tillie, when she gets a chance out of her hectic schedule to play), presenting me with the box, if you have a few minutes to check it out. 


video


Also, Lynn made two of these gorgeous floral creations that we had on display at the party:


It was a terrific retirement party!!

15 comments:

Dawn B. said...

Awwww I am so happy that you were able to be blessed by the teapot gang. Your so deserving. Speaking from personal experience I know how much their love can touch your heart.. Hugs to you.

Mothermark said...

Wowza! That Lynn was a busy bee wasn't she! You have a good friend in here! She did alot for us teapotters too! (Thank you Lynn!)

What fun this was to see Bertie....I am proud of you! I have seen you cry alot worse than that! Way to hold your composure, sorta! Giggle! Thanks so much for going to the time and trouble to post this so that we could *be there*! I love that you had a nice time.....people honoring you for your birthday and retirement! You go girl.....I hope you enjoy your *new* life at home! Its so awesome, just like you!

Try to spread out the eating of all your M&M's. I wouldn't want you to eat so many that you get sick and miss the teaparties! Giggle!

Hig bugs! Thanks for posting this!

Mothermark said...

Okay, I just watched it again! You were crying pretty good! I take that back! Snort! You are such a sapp!! Giggle!

Stamp like you mean it said...

Oh Charlene~ I cried with you!!! I love your party, hearing your voice and celebrating form afar! Bless your heart sweet friend! You are too precious! LYMI! Countless Snugs

Joanne (jojot) said...

How fun, CharChar.......You are lookin' marvelous and I am so glad we were able (with Lynn's help) to truly surprise you.......somehow I missed the teapot part of it....oh well.....love that you shared the video......such a treat....

can tell you had lots of fun along with laughs and tears....the PERFECT party mix....

hugs, giggles, snorts

snosnertie

Carolyn King said...

gack---I missed your birthday! Well...your card will be late but I will get it out.

Congratulations on your retirement too!! What a week!!! Hope you had the most wonderful day ever!

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing the video....brought tears to my eyes just seeing how happy you were! :0)

Patricia Rose said...

Good morning Charlene.... Thank you for sharing your video with us... It was wonderful to see you at your Party.... and great to see and hear you and Lynn... I enjoyed celebrating with you from afar...
Hugs.. Pat

Julia Aston said...

What a fun party Charlene! Looks like you had a wonderful time! so glad we surprised you with our teapotters cards!! thanks for sharing the video!

irish said...

OH!!! WOW!!! Charlene! This is so COOL!!!
You look absolutely wonderful! And deliriously(sp) happy!! You look sooo cute (blubbering) over the SCS surprise! Looks like you had one super party...
Thanks EVER SO MUCH for posting this. I had a blast watching it....
Well you had a fantistic party, Now have a FANTASTIC & HEALTHY RETIREMENT...
A SCS'S FAN

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Retirement!!! I am SO excited for you!!! Enjoy all your newfound freedom my friend!!!

Lorraine said...

Sometimes it's worth making someone cry when they're tears of happiness. So glad we could be a part of your party.

Traci M said...

Charlene, this is so amazing...I want you to know I made you a card right before heading to my parents over the mountains, and ended up mailing it from there to your friend. I hope you get it soon.
I know the teapot gang have touched me and my Mom and Dad deeply through all the wonderful cards just a couple of months ago!! I'm glad you were blessed as well!!
So fun to see your smiling face in the video!!

Anne said...

Congratulations Charlene! What a wonderful journey to begin and so many friends that want to take it with you!! Such a thoughtful gift and totally heartwarming!! TFS!! Happy Birthday (too) sweety! It just dosn't get much better than this, huh?!! :)
Hugs,
Anne

Cara said...

That's a lovely teapot box, Charlene. It's so sweet of your husband to throw you a retirement party. Your friends are a bunch of creative people. Those M&M cards are the best. Aww...the video is a tear-jerker. Well, it's a bit late, but I would like to wish you luck on your life as a retired fellow. :)

-Cara Larose