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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pearls and Lace Thursday #80 and a Beautiful Gift

Pearls and Lace Thursday Party!!
Well, it was my birthday last week, and my wonderful husband gave me some very lovely presents.
He took me to dinner at my favorite restaurant, and he had invited some dear friends to meet us there and surprise me!  They even brought a birthday cake!
AND, my friend 'L' brought me a gift she made with her own hands.
I fell in love with it instantly.
She knows me sooooo well!!!

I was so surprised!  It was wrapped up in a gorgeous box with a gold bow.
The lady at the table next to me said, "I'm sooo glad you opened that while you were still here...I was DYING to see what it was!!!"

I blinged it up a bit with some pretty blue bobbles, and it will receive a place of honor in my home.

This little picture is of me when I was just a babe.
Full of mischief!

Some of the first gifts I ever received as a baby.

Do you see the little face on the quilt under the stork picture??  My grandmother made that quilt for me.
I prize things that were so lovingly made just for me, or given to me in love.  Don't you?

Color plays an important part in my life.  When I was small, I was given a choice to 'pick' my favorite color.  Most of my clothes and decorating were picked from that favorite color.  Can you guess what is was???

It was RED.  Back then, red was IT.  EVERYTHING was red.  My cup, my clothes, the frame around my plaster of paris handprint.
Now????  I have a lot of favorites. 
I particulary love pastels.  But I love the way the primary colors look together too....
Well, I'm making something red right now which I will share with you next week.
Maybe I'll just go back to my childhood and pull out the red stuff.
Or not.
It's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!!
Because of the blogger problem and not being able to get to other blogs, (I tried and gave up....), let me tell each of you here right now how MUCH I appreciate your efforts to share your posts with me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!  I will catch up with you all as soon as possible, but for now, please go ahead and join up with me again for this week's party.
You can attach the url code from your POST to the link below.

Thanks to you all for visiting me!  And a huge hello to my newest followers!


Swedie said...

Happy Birthday! Love your baby photo. Thank you for hosting the links.


Diane said...

Thank you for hosting my friend and Happy Birthday to you Birthday girl! Diane

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday to you! So glad to hear that you got spoiled...adorable picture!


Blessed Serendipity said...

Hi Doni,
Happy birthday! How lucky are you to have some gifts you received as a baby and what a gorgeous blue ribbon heart and earrings. Thank you for hosting the party.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to have missed your birthday! I am glad to see you had such a lovely one!

(Happy Belated Birthday!)

Cheryl said...

Hi Doni!!
What beautiful bling!! Those are the best kinda gifts!!! I also love all the thread! I think I would be in HEAVEN!!! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party!!!

Chelsea said...

Just found your blog on the Coloradolady's link party, love it! I will go ahead and add my link, too!

Dixie said...

I love all your delicious gifts! Linking in to your party, visiting from Colorado Lady..

my favorite color.. Green... goes nice with Red at Christmas time.. don't ya think!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

YOur gifts are just beautiful, Doni :) :) Your friend has good taste :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday. I'm a January birthday too. Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

c. Joy said...

Happy Birthday! I've been having trouble with Blogger too. When I was a child red was everywhere (even my shoes). Still love it, but in smaller doses.

LV said...

Time has a way of changing our taste in "toys" so to speak. Glad you had a nice birthday. I am thankful for every one I have.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Enjoyed seeing your baby things. And yes things made by our Grandmother's are such a treasure

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I am in love with your stork painting and the quilt your grandma made, so precious!

Happy VTT!

Trish said...

What a lovely birthday you had, Doni!
Your friend's gift is very pretty.
I enjoyed seeing your sweet childhood mementos too!
Thanks for sharing them and linking to Simply Sweet!
Have a blessed week..Trish

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday....and many more.
Sounds like a good time was had by all and esp. by you. You scored. Great gifts, I love the special blue heart from your friend. Your blog is lovely, I am your newest follower. I love your party idea, I will have to think of something to link with. Kathy

LBP said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday was Sunday, so we share a birthday month! Your blue valentine from your friend, its made with one of my favorite colors, cobalt blue and I adore your bling!



Cottage and Broome said...

Love the old wooden spools so much than the plastic one of today! Laura

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Happy Birthday! Love the gifts and the photo of you as a baby! Neat to see your baby things too!
And I love the spools of thread too!
Thanks for hosting!

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hello Doni,
Happy Birthday.
Your gift is lovely.
Love your baby things
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I love all your pictures! The baby picture is the one I like most! What a pretty baby. I am glad you have these items from your being a baby. What a blessings.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Happy birthday Dear Donni! Blessing to you and many more! Thanks for hosting and sharing your party with us at WIW.
See you next week!
Big hugs,

Elegant Economies said...

Happy Birthday, Doni! What a gorgeous gift and how sweet of your husband to surprise you. Thank you for hosting and thank you so much for following me back.

Diann said...

How beautiful! And Happy Birthday! Thank you for joining TTF last week and I hope you are having a great week!

Anonymous said...

Just came across your page. I did write you on email of yours.

I am a January Birthday girl also. So Blated Birthday. Like 3 months late.

Some sweet gifts you got.


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