Friday, February 18, 2011

Birthday Goodness

I won't be posting over the next week as I will be busy with last minute birthday party planning and celebrations. Even though my birthday isn't until next week, I've already started getting spoiled!

I got this spring inspired bouquet of flowers. I love the baby's breath and tiny pink blossoms on the branches. I kept them in the glass vase they came in as I realize I am lacking in a nice large metal flower can! Something to put on the list the next time I go thrifting.

That was actually the "after" picture. It came with pink tulips and Gerber daisies in the bouquet but I pulled those out to try in my upholstery jute mason jar vases.  These are what I will line the tables with at my party, only I will most likely only use tulips in an even paler pink color.

I also added a "40" tag on twine to the aqua mason jars. These will also line the tables and hold tea lights.

I forgot to try them together when photographing these, but I think the pink and aqua blue will be so yummy and crisp.

I promise to share photos of the completed tables after the party.

I got the sweetest gift from my darling Jazz and blog partner in crime, Tara. She got this gift for me at the flea market we went to in Oregon and gave it to me when in a gift bag when we parted ways. I couldn't resist opening it.  Look at these! A chic necklace and a lavender crown pillow out of fun fabrics. Thank you sweet cousin, you know just what I like! I love you dearly!

I also bought something for my camera. I've always wanted a strap cover and couldn't resist this one from Mel{V}Designs Etsy shop.

 The photo color didn't come out well as I'd lost the daylight, but you can see that it is gray/white polka dot with a hot pink ruffle.

Lastly, check out the great giveaway button I posted on the top of our sidebar!! It's fabulous just like the blog itself and the cutie who writes it, Courtney!! Check out Honeycomb Creative Company here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. When I return, I shall be a bit older (yet much wiser, I am hoping!)




Kate said...

Michelle Looking good girly!!! Have an amazing birthday and lots fun celebrating. Looks like you are off to a terrific start. Happy Birthday!!!


Polly said...

Happy Birthday week!! Have fun celebrating and welcome to the '40' club!! I cannot wait to see photos of the party!



Sares said...

The strap finally came! It was worth the wait, it's very cute! I hope you liked your gifts. I would have gotten you one of those cow sachets like Mom got, but I had already seen and bought the crown and I don't think they have a return policy, lol!
Your jars are so pretty, I love those things. Do you need to borrow any? I have a few you can use if you need to. Your decorations are looking great.
Did you buy the flowers or did Farmboy? I have to buy my own! Your pink flowers are gorgeous, I'm really drawn to tulips right now.
Have a good weekend. I'm going to shoot you an email tonight!

Bearly Sane ® said...

Happy 40th (just in case I don't get back) and best wishes for the next 40 ... wonder if you'll still look as great at 80 as you do now at 40?
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio
P.S. the decs look great Michelle and the pink will look great in those jars.

Desert Rose said...

ah yes the big 40 and still in a great mood! You go girl! have a happy happy BDay!!!

Victorian1885 said...

Enjoy your day! 40 is fabulous!

Rachel Noelle said...

Beautiful photos and wishing you a beautiful birthday week too!;) btw the new flea market style I found at Fred Meyer! Hugs, Rachel

Heaven's Walk - said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! You don't look a day over 21, girlie! :) Hope you had a great day at the beach! Looking forward to seeing your photos! I also wanted to thank you for your continued friendship and support. You are such a gem! ♥

xoxo laurie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I hope your birthday is wonderful! Do you know what I was doing shortly before my 40th birthday? Giving birth to twins :-) You're going to have fun!

You asked about the snow here. I grew up in L.A. and we never got it there, but we moved up to the high desert, and we usually get snow a couple times each winter, but it doesn't last long. We're at 3000 ft. elevation, so we have mountains close by :-)