Am I the only one who buys myself a birthday present? Well, I do. My birthday is very close to Christmas so it can get overshadowed, and rightly so! Some years ago I started a fun tradition. At some point throughout the year I will buy myself a little something, always something unnecessary. Not expensive, but special to me. I wrap it up and ignore it until it's time to place in under the Christmas tree. That's how I came by this lovely flower teacup and leaf saucer set. Not only did I save it for my birthday, but after I opened it I decided it was a "summer cup". It looked out of place on my holiday/winter table. I would wait for summer to use it. So here I am loving my flower cup. Watching out my window at the bees, hummingbirds and butterflies sipping at the flowers while I sip at mine. I guess I am not one for instant gratification, I like having and doing things in their proper time. I revel in the different seasons and the possibilities they bring. I have wanted to read blogger Clarice-Fox Hughes book 'Wren Bay- the story of making a home' for some time now. I love her blog Storybook Woods. She is a blogger of beauty, always inspiring me. I got it in my head that this book, Wren Bay was to be my vacation book. I always pick a book for my beach read that will be a real treat. I have had this book in my possession for weeks now, do you know how hard it has been not to peek? The time is coming soon though for me to devour it. I have no doubt it will be well worth the wait.