Thank you everyone for the sweet birthday wishes, you really know how to make a girl feel loved, I was smiling all day long!
Yesterday was such a nice day... Duane and I were able to spend most of the day together, pancakes for breakfast, YUM! Then off to get some of the dinner groceries, which I know sounds really mundane for a birthday outing but it was actually pretty fun. Our oldest son John surprised me and came home on Tuesday night, him and our oldest daughter, Danielle had it all planned out and she picked him up from the bus station after she got out of school. This is an important part of the dinner story because now that I am a vegetarian I'm pretty sure Duane was kinda freaking out about making my dinner! John has been a vegan now for about a year or more and a vegetarian for 4 years now and is a very good cook, dinner was delicious!
See... if you have to go grocery shopping on your birthday, it should be a happy place! This is our local fruit market, it's more of a farmers market owned by one family with beautiful flowers, gianormous wheels of cheese and special olives and a meat dept. and some really fabulous homemade pies and one of my favorite parts... the cheapest vegies and fruits in town! But even better than that on special days (like my birthday) they have this guy...
playing the piano while you shop! I know right? I mean they did that just for me! How sweet was that?!!
Duane was funny, he hadn't been there in a while and they have remodeled and added much of the specialty items since he shopped there and he was like a kid in a candy store, he actually tasted a couple of things, yeah, they were NOT having tastings... get the picture? I found him at one point in front of a huge bin of what looked like dried tobacco and he had convinced an elderly lady to taste the dried hibiscus leaves that they sold for tea! I was cracking up! Not only that but Duane talks to just about everyone when we are out (I have to confess, I am not far behind him in that dept.) so yesterday, I think it was senior citizen day (NOT because it was my birthday) I kept losing him and when I would find him he would be talking to some couple or other :)
I will tell you another confession... that used to drive me crazy, but yesterday, I found it endearing. sappy I know, just keeping it real:)
So we spent the day eating a yummy breakfast, talking, shopping at a healthfood store, that's a story for another day, going to the market and then home where everyone made me feel like a queen!
Duane and John made dinner, Hannah set the table, Cam washed the dishes, and Max and Danielle were the entertainment (they usually are ;) It was a wonderful day! 50 is really a beautiful thing!
O.k. I know that's not really why you are here ;) let's get down to the nitty gritty... you want to see what is going into the treat bag today!
so without further adieu...
I am packing one of the soldered pendants that I showed you a little while ago. It is a piece of a vintage hanky with a chandy crystal dangling from the bottom!
along with this...
A burlap rosette. You know how you just start making something and then you think, hmmmmmm what else can I make this with? Well, that's how these came about! I was making some rosettes for something and spotted my burlap ribbon and wondered how it would look as a rosette and waalaa, I love them! I think it would look so pretty on a mirror, a spring wreath, a package for a special friend.... you can do what you want with it!
Todays treats are the pendant and the burlap rosette :)
If you missed yesterdays post then here is what these are going into...
This drop cloth ruffled tote with a crocheted butchers string strap and bakelite buckle!
So all you have to do to enter the giveaway is
* leave a comment on this post or yesterdays post or BOTH posts to really keep me smiling :)
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*and stay tuned for tomorrows treat!
Thank you again for all of the birthday love!
I'm linking up to Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday
and Cindy's Show and Tell Friday