Friday, November 6, 2009


As some of you have already figured out, today is my birthday. And right now I am sitting at my mom's, full from a most fabulous birthday meal and uploading pics to the computer. My hubby is off doing Army stuff that he can't get out of. And so I am here with you, sharing a few photos.

These are from a few weeks ago. The leaves fell really quick this year. Not much time to enjoy them. This is the maple in my front yard.

When I get home in the evenings my living room is already getting dark. The yellow leaves outside seemed to illuminate the window like a lantern. So pretty.

This is the dessert table from the baby shower I hosted Monday. We had two big pots of soup for dinner and then cake and cookies. I put the flower arrangements together with flowers from the grocery store and leaves and greenery from my backyard.

I moved the flowers to the hall after the shower. They look right at home on my linen dresser. The frames above showcase a favorite gift from my grandmother. She bought these "paper dolls" at a flea market. There are a whole pile of them, but I could only frame a few. They were folded inside one of those huge Uncle Sam war posters. They are actually hand cut out of catalogs! Some have been colored. Some have arms missing. They were obviously well loved. My Nanny knew that I would love them, too. Click on the pic to see them a little larger.
Hope you enjoyed my little show and tell. Love to you all. Have a great weekend.


Elise said...


Hope you are having a fantastic day, full of happiness, love and laughs. You deserve it :)

Love the photos (we have the exact same Willow Tree pattern dinner set here at home :) )

la la Lovely said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day full of special things you love the most!
x Trina

Julia (Color Me Green) said...

happy belated birthday! hope your whole weekend was great. i like your idea of adding leaves to the flower arrangements.