Saturday, December 19, 2009

Birthdays...just aren't what they use to be





































Today is my birthday..where's the party hat and kazoo? GOOD TIMES! Suppose to go today to finish shopping and go have a nice dinner...BUT my son is yet again not feeling well poor fellow! Moving on to less sensitive topics..thought I would share more of the Christmas touches in these parts. Can I just say in all honestly Christmas REALLLY snuck up on me this year. I did not get nearly everything done I wanted to. To top that off...our beautiful tree that we got....has to come out...it just dried up like the dickens. The man that sold it to us gave us a new one yesterday..which means taking everything off and putting the new tree in..and starting from scratch. Did I mention GOOD TIMES??? rofl. Ohhh well. ON a happier note, I got the sweetest package from a blog buddy...her and I did a swap. She just spoiled me....the silhouettes you see she did...she has a beautiful etsy store that you should go peek at http://www.etsy.com/shop/tripletmom2 and a gorgeous blog here http://tarnishedandtattered.blogspot.com/ ! She also made the sweet vintage Christmas card banner! I love everything Lisa...THANK-YOU BUNCHES! Sooo I will leave all of ya with some fun pics of Christmas decor! The big Standing Santa you see...my dear son bought for me several years back. He spent his own birthday money and my dh took him shopping. He had seen me dazzled over by this St Nick...and he surprised me with it. That is a very special memory for me. Well anyway... I have had fun visiting all you ....gorgeous festooning everywhere I look. I hope everyone is well and in the Christmas spirit...I bought a Bing Crosby cd last night...can't wait to break it out. I had to also share a pic of Calivni on the couch...one of his new fave places to lounge. Merry CHRISTmas to all you! XOXO, cherry

45 comments:

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Well, darn.....I'm sorry you've gotten the zip for your Birthday! But....the day isn't finished YET! I hope everything falls into place and it's WONDERFUL!

Birthday huggies,
S

PS....everything is sooo pretty. And, I love the silhouettes.... :-)

cindy said...

Everything looks lovely, I always love the colors that you use. And hate to hear that about the Bday. Sending better birthday wishes your way!

-c
yapping cat

Kirsten and Shawn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND!!!
I was feeling good about Christmas decor, that was until I saw yours. You are so talented. I'm so thankful to have such an sweet, thoughtful, talented friend in my life. Love Ya!!
Hope Hunter is feeling better soon.

Connie said...

Well, put a red ball on my nose and call me "Rudolph", sugar!!! Happy birthday! Everyone should be wished happy birthday on their special day. I hope your family takes you out for dinner and spends wildly on ya, sweetpea!!!!
xoxo,
Connie

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse... said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I hope your day is filled with joy! The older you get, the less birthdays are special I think and it just shouldn't be that way. Your vignettes are beautiful.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Poor dear, having to redo your Christmas tree! Happy Birthday though. Everything looks beautiful. I love the card banner, so sweet! I know what you mean about Christmas just sneaking up on you. Merry Christmas!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Great pictures as usual, Cherry!

Have a Happy Birthday, my friend...

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday - I have to believe it will get better and better for you as the day goes on! Your home looks beautiful.

xo
Claudia

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday! Remember you don't have to do it all. Your home is beautiful already. Just put that Bing CD on while you put the new fresh Christmas tree up and have some nice hot chocolate and it will go by quickly and the tree will be all decorated. You have such beautiful crafts you have made - just put some on the tree and wow it will be amazing.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Marydon Ford said...

Happy birthday, sweet friend. Your silhouettes are exquisite, I LOVE them. Your photos are wodnerful of your decor.

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~Marydon
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PJ@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Happy Birthday, and I am sorry your son isn't feeling well... Your home decor is beautiful!

Jessabells said...

Well I know how having a birthday so close to Christmas is like too. Mine is 9 days after. Everyone is burnt out from Christmas to notice. Anyway, I want to wish you a Happy Birthday!! Your holiday decor is just beautiful. Have a Merry Christmas.

Christina said...

Happy, happy birthday! Sorry that your son isn't well and you can't get out and enjoy it.

The silhouettes are just magical. Love them.

As always your pictures and holiday touches are just beautiful. The very first picture is just lovely and very cheerful. It just really captured my attention.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful blessed Christmas.

Kim said...

First: Happy Birthday!!!

Second: SOOO sweet about your son buying you the Santa with his own money. That is just the sweetest.

Third: Love all of your decorations, as usual. Every Bit of it is eye candy.

Fourth: Thank you for sharing the source for the silhouettes. They caught my attention immediately & I had to know where they were from!

Enjoy your birthday!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

You always have the prettiest photos to share! Happy Birthday, my dear. Hard so close to Christmas, isn't it? Sorry about the tree. Well, now you can drink eggnog and the family can celebrate putting them all back on!
Brenda

ceekay said...

Happy Birthday...girlfriend, you need a hot bubblebath! Light some candles, eat some chocolate, and soak...everything will seem better!

the wild raspberry said...

Happy Birthday Cherry!!

Just keep celebrating...it's bound to get better :)

Big Hugs~

Chas

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Cherry,
Happy Birthday! Had I known I would have made the banner a birthday one! I'm so glad you like it all, I had a blast doing this. Thank you sooo much for posting about it all too. I appreciate the support. Lisa
PS I hope your son is better soon, it's no fun being sick during the holidays.

Rae said...

Happy, happy birthday!! Though my birthday is on the 23rd we just celebrated it today with family. I spent the majority of the day baking and what not. Sure didn't have to worry about the Christmas-y things getting done when we were kids! We just got to enjoy our birthdays!! Wishing you a fabulous day surrounded by the ones you love and that your little guy gets better soon!!

fairfieldhouse said...

Happy Birthday!

Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas display. Beautiful. The story of your son buying you the Large Santa with his own birthday money touched my heart.

Merry Christmas!

Rue said...

Happy Birthday Cherry! I hope it turned out better than you thought it would ;)

Merry Christmas too!

xoxo,
rue

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday Cherry! And I know what you mean about them ain't being what they used to be! My b-day was on the 10th and I COOKED for my own b-day, lol. John did bring a cake home. But it seemed like it was the day from you know where!!! Anyway, I hope you have a nice birthday weekend!
Your home looks beautiful all decked out! I feel like I haven't even done what I should have here! Oh well! :)
Kristi

Storybook Woods said...

Happy belated Birthday, make sure you can a weekend when life is clamer and celabrate you. Clarice

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Cherry
I want to wish you the Happiest of Birthdays....I am sorry to hear about your tree, but have some fun decorating the new one....and thank you for the peeks at your beautiful CHristmas decorations...just what I was hoping for...Happy Birthday!!!!!
Hugs,
Andrea

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Your photos look beautiful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Deb said...

toot toot toot...I'm blowing the horn wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY..... hope you have a great Christmas...

Jean said...

Happy birthday Cherry. I just love it when you post your lovely photos. They always make me smile and feel good. Your decorations are just wonderful. I hope you had a fantastic birthday after all.
Love and birthday wishes,
Jean in Virginia

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I'm sorry you didn't have a great birthday. I'm sending some Happy Birthday wishes your way though! Your festive decorations all look wonderful, I especially love the glitter snowman. So sweet! Have a wonderful holiday with your family!
~Michelle

Just a little something from Judy said...

Happy Birthday to you my extremely creative friend!!! May your birthday bring you some of the joy and blessings that you bring to us in blogland with everyone of your posts. This one being no exception. It is so beautifully done! Every picture is like artwork. Speaking of artwork, I wish you could see how great the pieces look in my house and my daughters, that I purchased from you. The peace banner looks perfect on her big old wooden mirror. Visiting this blog is always a treat. It feels to me like I got a free magazine subscription to my favorite magazine. Thank you for posting.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wishing you a belated happy birthday. Your home always looks so charming and wonderful. I love every picture in this post! I'm also loving those silhouettes on the sheet music! How creative. What a disaster with your tree! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your halls are decked with such beauty. Have a wonderful week! Jackie

shamrock fields said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for visiting my blog! I am happy to find yours--I just love your Christmas decorations! Blessings-
Molly

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Happy belated birthday! And I so love that your son saved up his pennies to buy you thta Santa...and that you continue to treasure it, and the story behind it!

The same thing happened to my friend this year with her tree...except they had to buy another. :-( Thanks to a gigantic snow storm here, though, they spent yesterday re-decorating and sipping hot chocolate. :-)

Mimi Sue said...

Happy Birthday Cherry! It's my grandaughter's bday too. Only she's 3! Your home is so warm and cozy. Love those silhouettes and the vintage card banner...I'm drooling! Have a wonderful Christmas. Mimi

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Oh, Cherry, so much eye candy! Looks like you got quite a bit done to me. Looks gorgeous. Also wishing you happy birthday and a Merry Christmas!

Lani

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Happy Birthday friend and have a Merry Christmas too! Cathy

cherokeefox said...

I love your vintage card creations.....MERRY CHRISTMAS, Cherry

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Great pics. You have a beautiful website. Hope you have a better B-Day.

Lynn said...

I SO enjoyed my visit with you and your blog.

Darlene said...

Hi Cherry,

Hope you had a wonderful birthday and a very Merry Christmas!!! My animals all hang out on the back of our couches too....it is their favorite spot!

SAR girls said...

Cherry-your home looks absolutely gorgeous dressed for the holidays!

~Jan

Kelly McMaster, Keep In Touch said...

Can I come live with you? wink wink
Everything is SO cozy and fun! You have such great style! I'm sorry I missed out on your birthday but happy belated!!

Svana ValerĂ­a said...

aww i just love youre blogg ,just found it and wow you have so many wonderful pic´s
can i ask where could one find images like you have in the black frames ? its so so pretty

Audrey Pettit said...

I got so excited when I read your comment on my blog this morning, Cherry! Decorating? Thrifting? Re-purposing? Some of my favorite things! And oh my, you are SO good at it. I knew you would be.....you just have the best eye for things. I LOVE all the white pieces you use. They look fabulous mixed in with your decor. Love the bottle brush trees on the white compote.
I can see I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time in your archives! :) Happy me!