Bless me bloggers, for I have sinned, it's been days since my last post.
But I have a confession to make.
I've been too busy to blog, cuz it's been a week long birthday extravaganza here.
Since Kevin & my birthday is a week apart, we planned a B-day hoopla at
Boy oh boy, kids really change your ideas of romantic celebration, huh?
We had a blast tho, I wouldn't have it anyother way!
So begins the birthday haul! The kids picked out all my goodies & even made the wrapping paper.
This exotic arrangement is from my Sissy & her family in Austin.
Then my sweet hubby
baked bought this beautiful cake for me!
My darling niece Chelsea spent the past semester studying in Paris, so I had my own personal shopper! My Sissy sent along some money for my birthday treats. I gotta say, the girl did good!
Love this french writing.
A French philosophy book dated 1925.
Some adorable cards, is that about the sweetest illustration ever?!
This children's song book is toooo cute!
I should have gotten her to interpret before she went back to Austin.
Postcards with lots of writing.
I didn't know Janis Joplin came from France?!
And of course some wonderful old lace!
I think Chelsea did great, poor thing was scared to death smuggling it all back through customs.
Okay, you'd think that would be enough - right?
A birthday box filled with awesome treasures from my dear blogging friend. I gasped when I opened it up & saw this! Look at that pod on the left!
There was so much vintage goodness inside, it would have taken forever to download pictures of it all.
So here are some highlights, beginning with my favorite thing of all. This beautiful old tin type of 2 friends, how appropriate. Yummy bits of lace, tatting & an old watch face.
Crusty star & an old tin box.
These soaps smell like heaven! And she made the tiny wired nest, isn't it just the coolest?
The label on these old laces had me foaming at the mouth!
A beautiful tag.
She knows I collect these quilted glove boxes, the pink on this one is faded to perfection. The little doll slip is precious, don't you think it would be lovely in a tattered collage?
Filled to the brim!
Enough already??!! Are you tired of seeing all of my beautiful gifts?
I hope not, I have one more!
Awhile back I won this COOL, CooL giveaway from Debra at Common Ground.
It arrived on my birthday, how perfect is that?! After all, I was Queen for a day!
I gotta tell you, this crown is so amazing in person. Pictures just don't do it justice. I love it Debra, thank you so much for choosing 2 Lisa's to win!
So what do you think?? Am I spoiled or what? This was the best 29th birthday ever!