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Monday, February 18, 2013

Birthday Bounty

 I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I myself have spent the last 4 days celebrating my birthday with friends and family. I love it when a one day celebration last for days don't you???  :)
I wanted to share with you a few of the beautiful gifts I received from some very dear friends.

This lovely heart was made by my friend Sandie from Sandra Kaye. My taste and Sandie's taste run in two different directions, so when she gave me the beautiful patchwork heart that was taylor made for me and my style, well... let's just say... I loved it!

Everything was completely hand sewn and I can see all the time that went into this. I love it and it has a place of honor in my studio.

Another gift that I cherish was sent to me by Kadee of Kadee Willow. Kadee and I became friends through Blogland and she surprised me with this darling altered cigar box. Again, she totally knew what I would like! 

It will be perfect to fill with little treasures and ephemera. And the best part is that everytime I look at it, it will remind me of Kadee and the wonderful friendships that occur in Blogland everyday!

 Even my hubby surprised me when he sent a giant bouquet of white flowers to the house.
I guess he has learned that roses don't do it for this girl. Give me fluffy daisies or wildflowers, and I am a happy girl, and if they are white... that's just icing on the cake!
 The bouquet was large enough for me to fill 3 vases.

I also got to spend an evening with some very dear friends, and another with my son. It was a great Birthday and a great weekend. Just think... now I only have one more year to go until I become vintage myself!!!!


morkaren said...

Dejlige gaver, både hjerte og æske, og jeg vil også helst have hvide blomster, så er det faktisk ligemeget hvilken, bare de er hvide. knus morkaren.

Anonymous said...

Well how wonderful to feel so loved, and so special. I have a very BIG and special birthday soon so we shall see xx

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Karen. February is a popular month for blogger birthdays, my own is on Saturday but I don't think I can stretch the celebration to 4 days. :-)
You received some lovely gifts and nice that they were made special with you in mind. Except the flowers...a sweet hubby you have.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday!What beautiful handmade gifts!

Natacha said...

Hi Karen, congrats! What date is your birthday? Somehow I am not surprised your astrological sign is Aquarius! My birthday was on the 13th, that's why I am asking.

Pendra said...

Antique isn't soooo bad...Happy Birthday hon! Gorgeous gifts!

Art From The heart said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like a delightful celebration,lucky you.

Ava Gavloski said...

3 great birthday gifts. Lucky you.
ava g

Marlynne said...

Happy Birthday Karen from a fellow Feb. Birthday girl who is Vintage but Valuable!! Ha! Sandie & Kadee did Beautiful Work! And what a good idea to send White Flowers they will go anywhere. Although I know White is your color of choice anyway! Lucky You!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Such lovely stuff--and I adore those white flowers too!

Unknown said...

First, Happy Belated Birthday...lol.
I had no idea.

Your treasures are beautiful! Your friends are very talented and do amazing work. I really love Sandra's little heart!

Your hubby sounds almost too good to be true...lol.
I am thrilled he sent you the best kind of flowers....and so many!

Happy Crafting

ImagiMeri said...

Oh happy birthday girlfriend, I'm so glad it was a good one. This was the perfect weekend for celebrating, too.


Createology said...

Belated Happy Birthday. Your gifts are lovely. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

BECKY said...

Hi Karen! A belated Happy Birthday to you gal! A beautiful lady gets some beautiful things! So fitting!!
Love it all and those gorgeous white flowers!! Sounds like a special day for sure.

Hugs to you!
Have a wonderful week!

Karen B. said...

Happy Birthday sweet Karen!

Everything is just so lovely.
many hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Well, my dear, if you will be vintage, then I must be antique. Happy belated birthday!

Rhonda said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Dear Karen!
I sure had no idea it was your b-day!
Looks like you had one fabulous celebration.

Adore it all and those flowers are sweet!!!

Maureen said...

Happy Belated Birthday Karen! What wonderful gifts, friends, flowers and hubby you have!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Happy Birthday!!! So glad you had a wonderful birthday celebration with family and friends. Love your goodies!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

sweet violets said...

Oh, you got some nice goodies there!!! Happy belated birthday,Karen, and many more to come!!!

Unknown said...

Oh Karen, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You have so many people who absolutely adore you, its clear! So many loving beauties for you! :)


Angela Richardson said...

So pleased you had a FAB!! birthday, love all your gifts especially your fluffy white flowers.
Keep having fun,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Karen and sorry for the delay! Hugs, Cristina

gracie said...

Belated Happy Birthday. Your gifts are lovely!

Kadee Willow said...

I'm so glad you loved it as much as I loved making it with your tastes in mind! It was pure joy for me! And what a gift you've given me by always being there when I am beyond frantic in a technical fog.... you're the best, Karen! So happy you know that birthdays are not just "a day" but need to be stretched out as long as you can, friend!!!

sharon's shabby creations said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Enjiy your beautiful things!!!

Hugs Sharon

Corry said...

Van Harte Gefeliciteerd
Mooie gifts heb je gekregen , de bloemen zijn prachtig
Groetjes Corry

Bohemian said...

So glad your Special Day was so Memorable and you Celebrated for days! The Gifts are so Thoughtful and Perfect... the Generosity here in the Land of Blog never ceases to Amaze me either! And the Bouquet your Sweetheart sent is so Springtime Fresh and looks like it filled the House with added Natural Beauty in the various Bouquets. Now... the only thing left to do is pick up a Lil Birthday Somethin'-Somethin' at Sweet Salvage Tomorrow, right? *Winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Vicki Boster said...

Sweet Karen- you truly did have a wonderful birthday celebration-- your gifts from friends are so very beautiful and special. They look like they were made with love just for you. Your husbands flowers are perfect!! Truly the icing on the cake!

Charlene said...

Happy Belated Birthday my friend! I am running in circles & feel so bad about being so behind. Looks like you've had a wonderful BDay. I love the brown & white transfer ware pitcher with your white flowers! He did good! Sending hugs!

Sandra Kaye said...

Hello my dear:):) I'm back....and I am catching up on all my blog stuff..and found the heart on your blog:):) I am very glad you loved it..it was a lot of fun to make...Hope to see ya this week:):) squish!!

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