Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Candles...


Another year...another candle. I remember each day my children were born and how magical it was to have them in my arms. My mother tells a very different story. I was born in the heat of summer over due by days and in order for me to come into this world my mother packed her bags and arrived at the hospital demanding my removal. I have always been a daddy's girl. 


My best friend, a baker extraordinaire bakes me what ever I want every year. Thank you Amy the spritz cookies are disappearing very fast.


My birthday gals have taken their places.


And the nicest surprises arrived in the mail.


Charming tissue flowers.


With beautiful details.


A huge surprise.


From a favorite artist and friend. I am in awe of the beauty and thought that each little stitch holds.
Heather's shoppe


Miss Heather of Vintage Grey has gifted me the most beautiful friendship and gifts.


Handmade to perfection.


Thank you Heather.

I find that my children have to stand in my doorway and demand my removal from said sewing room every now and then in the event of dinner, practices and more. Full circle?

33 comments:

Kim K. said...

Happy Birthday, dear Renee! I'm glad you were spoiled by a few friends today. Love all your special birthday vignettes. Such beautiful treasures and friendships. Wishing you a blessed year ahead!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Singing the birthday tune at my computer in the hopes you can hear my off tune singing! Hope you have a wonderful, magical day! Xo, xo and glittery hugs.
happy day!

chris mckinley said...

Happy Birthday! Heather is a kind soul to send you such wonderful treats for your special day!! And I'm sure the favor has been returned!
Best to you!!

chris

Shirley Hatfield said...

I wish you the happiest of birthdays! Heather is one of the sweetest girls around! You can feel the love she puts into everything she does. You are like that as well...you must be doing something right...for everyone to love you so! =D

Tammy's in Love said...

Here I am singing, "Happy, happy birthday to every girl and boy! 'Hope this very special day brings you lots of joy! 'Hope that birthday present you get from Mom and Dad-make this very special day the best you ever had." From Lunch with Casey, a kid show in Minneapolis.

XXOO,
Tammy

vintage grey said...

Happy Birthday Renee!! Love your birthday girls!! So glad your sweet surprise arrived safely for you! Your friendship is truly a blessing sweet friend! Many blessings for this year ahead! xo Heather

GardenofDaisies said...

LOL, I almost choked on my water. Your Mom was ready!! What a sweet gift from Heather. So pretty. Lots of wishes for a very happy birthday!!!

Ruby Jean said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Renee!!! What a special present that is. And what a Sweet friend you have to bake for you.
Wishing you the Best!!
Angelina

Into Vintage said...

Yay! Happy Birthday!! Always lovely to find something waiting in the mail and even more so when it's from Heather. Lucky you on your special day. :-)

Diane Mars said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful! Hope you had a great day! Hugs, Diane

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, Happy Birthday Renee!! I think dear Mother was just tired of waiting and ready to have you in her arms!

Jane said...

Oops, I was going to say, "Happy Birthday, Renee!" but I see it's already tomorrow! Was working on a swap and lost track of the time :) So I'll just say, "I hope you had a really wonderful birthday with lots of sweet birthday treats!"

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Happy Birthday!! Your gifts are lovely! Hope your day was very special for you!

Sentimentally Me said...

OH My goodness how very sweet aree those treasures?! Heather is a darling girl, I purchased a mini flag quilt from her shop and love it to pieces!

Happy Birthday!

PS: Thank you so much for quick shipment of my little bin :) I'm super psyched to have a pretty place to stash my essentials by my new-to-me vintage ironing board :)

vivian said...

Happy Birthday dear Renee!! such sweet birthday treats, perfect for you. I do hope you have a great day and that your family spoils you!
xoxo
vivian

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Happy birthday sweet friend! Hope you're having lots of fun and presents!
Yes, my mom had no sweet stories to tell of her babies being born. Ha-ha. Did she even Remember them being born?? Probably not!

Oh, May I please see more pics of that adorable cake carrier? ♥

trish said...

** happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday dearest renee happy birthday to you **

Corey Moortgat said...

OH, Happy Birthday, Renee!! I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day!!

Sarah said...

Hapde Burfday!

LBP said...

Happy Birthday my friend!! Wishing you a wonderful day! What great gifts from Heather, such sweet things. I must say I am envying that cake carrier! Love it!

I was born in a snowstorm! 3 feet fell the night I came into this world! My Mom and Dad followed the snow plow to the hospital!

Birthday Blessings,

Linda

Barbara said...

The great thing about people who wish you happy birthday the day AFTER said birthday is that it just keeps the celebration going. I may wish you a happy birthday tomorrow, too, just so you keep celebrating.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Birthday, Renee! What a beautifully wrapped gift! Heather sent along some lovely goodies for your birthday.

craftyles said...

What a beautiful gift from Heather. Happy Birthday, Renee! I hope your day was filled with happiness.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet Renee! Heather is such a sweetie for sending that lovely surprise! Hope you have a fabulous day! xo Holly

JoAnne said...

Happy Birthday! Your story is a lot like mine! I was born on July 21 and I was more than two weeks overdue. My mom was staying with her parents on their farm because my father was in Vietnam. It was a record-breaking hot summer. She went to her doctor and said that if he didn't do something, then she was going back home to ride the tractor. He admitted her and induced. The hospital didn't even have air conditioning. But what really worked out was that I was born just after midnight the next day which happened to be my Grandma's birthday, so we got to share our day! I hope your day is fabulous.

PamKittyMorning said...

OoOps I'm late! Happy Birthday!

Mecky said...

I am so sorry that I didn't get in here yesterday to wish you a Happy Birthday on time.
Happy belated Birthday! I hope you have an extra special year!!!

Mecky said...

Oh BTW, my birthday story is that when my mom got to the hospital there was no room and I ended up almost being birn in the hallway. The nurse did not believe her when she told her the baby was coming. My mom would know, she had 6 babies in 11 years!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Happy Happy Birthday, to the birthday girl!
What a delightful day you have had with such incredibly sweet pretties! Heather has blessed you so abundantly with the amazing work of her hands. She has added so many magic touches!
You are loved by so many...including me.
Birthday hugs, Renee!
Carolynn

busymartha said...

A belated Happy Birthday Renee! I have been neglecting my blogs of late. Pinterest seems to consume so much of my time!!! Hugs, Marilyn.

Nan said...

Happy Birthday dear friend the best to you. this heather sure did send you some whimsical little items I loved them all.

donna said...

Happy Birthday Renee. What beautiful gifts. Heather is so sweet and talented.
Hugs
donna

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Such sweet presents! You are blessed!

xxoo
becky