Thursday, 15 January 2009

Happy Day!

The bunting is back in the kitschen!
The lanterns are everywhere..
I've had a birthday! Oh I love birthdays. It has been grey and gloomy outside but in here we are cosy and bright!
There were biscuits of course! I baked these for my upholstery class (couldn't miss that for anything!) but there were plenty over for my man and boy in the evening!
And of course there was cake. The beautiful boy did an outstanding decoration job as ever!
See those beatiful flowers? And the amazing rose in the centre? Bet you want to know where they came from!
I got a huge parcel! Completely out of the blue! I LOVE surprises! Want a peek?
Oh look at all that lovely wrapping fabric and jolly red trim!
The lovely Niki of Nostalgia at the Stonehouse knows me so well! Beautiful vintage Pyrex! Oh joy!
And do you see that biscuit press? LOOK! We'll be baking again at the weekend. How clever to find such a perfect little owl for me to share with the beautiful boy (he is already very excited as our friends kindly gave us an owl box at the weekend!)
If you would like a chance for your own box of delights from Niki then pop over quick as she is having a Celebration Giveaway for her spectacular website relaunch! Oh such precious lovelies!
Two other lovely surprises on my birthday! I was sent two awards! Thank-you kind ladies!
The Marie Antoinette Award from Krafty Girl - the perfect excuse to eat more cake!
And the wonderful Lemonade award from Shannon over at Toolson Family. I love this one. The Lemonade award is for people who live by the quote "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" . Well YAY! to that!
Which brings me to a bit of catch-up! I have neglected two other lovely ladies who have given me awards! Shell over at Shell's Crafting sent me the 'Tree of Happiness" Award earlier in January. Sorry to only just get around to it sweetie! Loving your adventures in knitting!
And last but by no means least, I am horribly embarrassed to only just be acknowledging this award from Henhouse which was sent to me on the 1st of December last year! Oh naughty me! But my goodness what a great time to be visiting Hen as there is so much crafty goodness there this month!
My regulars will know I don't do rules but I do need to send out some awards soon! I keep promising! Maybe that's my next post!
Well what a lot of excitement! But it's not over yet! As my man and boy were at work and school we shall be having my birthday day out at the weekend! I love our days out at the coast, even in January. It is a beautiful place to walk and there will no doubt be fish and chips somewhere! My kind of birthday trip!
And if you haven't yet discovered Poladroids hop on over there for some fun! If you thought techie minds don't have a sense of humour you're about to have your illusions shattered!
I giggled heaps whilst playing yesterday! You have to wait ages for your pictures to 'develop', the picture colours are totally unpredictable and totally in-balanced, the sound effects are wonderful and when you've used up the film roll you have to 'reload'. Great fun and very nostalgic! Makes you appreciate the digital revolution!
Enjoy the last of the week everyone. Thank-you for all your lovely comments on my last post!


Sal said...

Happy Birthday...hope your day was fab ;-)

thriftymrs said...

Hope you had a lovely day, it certainly looks like you did.

cocoa and blankets said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie...I could just eat a slice of cake..I had a rather mankie school panini...well it was disguised as a panini...What are you getting as a pressie from Mr Pink??? Hope you have a lovely wekend and hugs...H

MelMel said...

Happy day the cake...xx

. said...

Happy Birthday. It's everything yammy and sooo beautiful.


Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

"Happy Birthday" (again!) T!'ve almost caught up with me!
So glad that your day was made extra special by the BB decorating your cake - I am honoured that he chose to use the roses that I sent! ;-)) He did a wonderful decorating job! I'm glad that you enjoyed the pressie and thanks for taking such beautiful photos! Hope you have a wonderful year full of happy times.
Thanks also for mentioning my giveaway - you are such a sweetie!
Congratulations on all of your lovely awards - you deserve them you blog is a must-visit!

Happy baking!
Niki xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweetie!!! Gorgeous cake, and lurve the bunting!

How is the upholstery class going??? You don't happen to be able to recommend a beginners book at all??? I wanted to get one as a gift for my LOVELY friend...!!

Thanks sweetie
xx xx

The sewing room said...

Happy Birthday your cake and biscuits are lovely makes me want to make a cup of tea and share it with you

Best wishes Pat

carolyn said...

Belated BIrthday Greetings.

Mrs B said...

goregous, gorgeous photos, you look like you had a beautiful day, happy birthday!! x

Hen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! The kitschen is looking fab and I hope you have a wonderful time - tonight and at the weekend. Wish I could have some cake!

Hen x

Lisa said...

Just love the way you put everything together! Its great. Love the blue tone you got going! happy b-day ;)

rachel the krafty girl said...

those biscuits and cake look delicious!
hope you have a wonderful day on your birthday trip out!

ooh and happy birthday!

Shabby Chick said...

Happy Birthday! And what stunning pictures :)

Mel xxx

jenny holiday said...

What eye candy!!! Everything is so so wonderful!!!

Happy Happy Birthday!!! :)

Lots of Love from the Jersey Shore USA!

xoox Jenny

The Stones said...

Hi T!
Knew I had to meet you a few days ago for a reason..... it was so that I could say have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Always love stopping in to visit your beautiful blog. All your pictures are so wonderful. Happy Birthday.

Kitschen Pink said...

OOH! Thank-you everyone! What a lot of lovely wishes! I wish you could all share my cake!
Lucy - I've emailed you - haven't read any books, just go to class and do as I'm told - almost! t.x
C&B HA! Mr Pink indeed! He'll love that! t.xx

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

I hope you had a wonderful bday!! lovely post!!! :-) I hope you have a super wonderful day!! :-)
Britt :-)

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. It all looks so springy and fresh.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing it with us through your yummy pictures. You inspire me to put a bit more zing into celebrations.

Menopausal musing said...

Happy birthday. May you always glory in colour!xx

The domestic novice said...

Happy birthday! What a wonderful birthday cake! Have a fantastic day out - looking forward to seeing the piccies. C x

Julie said...

Happy Birthday! What lovely cake and biscuits - feeling quite hungry just looking at them.

Enjoy your day out at the weekend. Look forward to hearing all about it.

Sarah said...

Oh! Happy Birthday to you! Looks like you had a great day. And more to come - I too love fish and chips by the sea in the winter months. Take some photos so we can share! Have a great time!

prettyshabby said...

Happy birthday for yesterday! what a fab box of goodies Niki sent you..sounds like you have a wonderful colourful day x

LissyLou said...

Oooh what lovely bits, Happy birthday x

Buffy said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday.

I found your blog through "if momma ain't happy" and so glad I did! you have such a wonderful blog!

I adore the nieces book, she must of been so touched.

have a great week end
~Buffy x x

Tilly said...

Belated birthday greetings -what a pretty cake (drool) Just saw your comment about the creme eggs over at yarnstorm. A girl after my own heart! hee hee.

Emily said...

Happy birthday! That cake is adorable and your house looks so festive!

dottyspots said...

Belated Happy Birthday!

(the 15th is my mum's birthday too)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a wonderful cake. I love the sprinkles, the flowers and the frosting! Lucky you!

Buffy said...

After enjoying your blog for so long yesterday you sprung to mind this morning when I received my award, so I have popped over to Offer it to you for your fabulous blog too.

Fabulous Blog Award

~Buffy x x

Libby said...

Belated Happy Birthday from me too!

Shabby Chick said...

Me again, I'm sure you don't really need any more but there's an award for you on my blog! ;)

Mel xxx

clare Carter said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Love a capricorn- married one and all : ) I trust there were bubbles and sugar to go with the fish and chips??Was that gorgeous cake desert or starter?I love the decorating.Little boys have a gift for cake decorating for their lovely

MelMel said...

Hello...think it depends on who answers the phone, as some of the ladies/girls are not interested, its just the luck of the draw...i find York and Brighton(CK) helpful...


fiftiesgirl said...

Love the bunting, Happy Birthday! x

Lisa said...

Sounds great, I take the next flight ;D

Think the lamp looks better without the light on because i did not cover all areas,ops...

Eileen said...


vanessa said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love the pink stripy candles................. I was lingering over some the other day in a shop, salivating over the stripes and colours........................... And your kitschen looks glorious, love the bunting.

thevintagemagpie said...

Hey, I missed it! Happy belated birthday to you! Beautiful pics xx

Snøstorm said...

Hi! Love your blog. I was wondering if you know what paint colour the blue light blue in your kitchen is. Its so gorgious! :)