Saturday was my 63rd birthday. Yes, I said it LOL LOL I told my husband I wanted to eat lunch at Red Lobster and then go to the largest antique mall in Texas, which is in Houston. We had soooo much fun eating and shopping! This antique mall is pretty pricey, but we managed to find a few reasonable things I couldn’t live without LOL
The brown thing is a carved eagle – we collect all different carvings like this. Behind the eagle you can sort of see two acorn shaped crystal items that are really salt and pepper shakers. They are very heavy and just beautiful in person. To the right is an old plastic box with a basket on it and it’s full of buttons and odds and ends. In front of the button box is a lady holding a flower and the center of the flower is a pin cushion. I collect vintage pin cushions. Over to the left is a Precious Moments trinket box. I love PM 🙂 All these things are on top of a hand-embroidered Laundry bag. It doesn’t appear old, but very pretty just the same. We also got a bag of gold charms that are sunshine shaped each with a face. Our daughter makes jewelry and she knows how to make things look vintage as you will see in the next picture.
The round necklace with the beautiful bird picture was from my daughter for Mother’s Day and she found it in a unique shop. The necklace with the mask – which I call “grungy” LOL is what she made me for my birthday. She put everything together and it’s wonderful in person. I love both necklaces, but the one she made for me is really special 🙂
This hilarious card and Ghirardelli candy are from Sharon and Darlene. Those girls know me well giving me DARK chocolate with RASPBERRY. I’m NOT sharing LOL LOL We 3 did share a mini-birthday cake when they were down here last week. Eating cake with girlfriends – PRICELESS!!!!!
These are from another xs friend, Jane 🙂 She sent a nice card, a beautiful xs piece she made and a great tin full of Russell Stover candies!! She always comes up with the best tins – I think I’ve mentioned before I’m a tin-freak LOL LOL I love anything patriotic and this xs fits right into my collection 🙂
I don’t know what I did to deserve all the wonderful things Anita sent me, but I LOVE everything. I see some thread got over the colorful scissors she sent, but they are just below the short fat pair that is soooo cute! Some of the threads are Carrie’s Threads and the others are Gentle Arts. These colors are sooooo pretty and I want to start using them soon. The needles will come in handy as I tend to bend and break needles! Don’t ask LOL LOL The Just Pins sets are adorable! They will be fun to use. She made me the beautiful heart-shaped xs using a design I love, but never have xs’ed yet. She finished it into a floss keep. I love that type finish and need to get back to making them again. All these things are on a pink and clear plastic bag with zipper and 3 holes so you can put it in a binder! Now how neat is that!
The friendship alone of all my xs buds means soooo much to me. Thanks to family and friends for making this a great – old – but, great birthday LOL LOL Love you all! P.S. Pictures are clickable for closer-ups 🙂