Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My 30th Birthday Presents!

I turned 30 yesterday!!! Crazy to say it out loud and even crazier to type it so that you all now know how old I am. In all honesty I feel like I'm still 19. I truly believe that age is just a number and you are what you feel.

Therefore I had a great celebration with friends and family Saturday night when they threw a surprise party for me over at my sisters house. Was I surprised? Nah, but I was surprised to see my little sister there from VA with two of her little kiddos. We had a great time, minus my husband getting sick and having to miss the whole thing:-(
Anyway, I wanted to show off some of the neat stuff I got.
One of my friends makes these and I've been wanting one every since we did Antique Alley together. Want one? I might be able to get him to sell another one or two....
My mom and husband gave me a TON of amazing new books to look through when I get a moment.
My sister also gave me some magazines, including a Flea Market Style that I can't wait to dive into. (huh? How does one "dive" into a magazine?)
Another one of my sisters (remember I have 3) gave me this cute little red chair that I can't wait to add to my collection of mismatched ones for my dining room. I love that it's red, it kinda jumps out at you. My mom took a plain old metal pitcher and painted it to look like an enamel one. Doesn't it look so great!
My mom also gave me the bucket on the left and my oldest sister gave me the watering can. She must know the sad state of my drooping posies.

Of course there where more but I don't want to brag or anything;-) Thanks you all!!! And a very special thank you to my husband who was so sad that he couldn't be there, but he keeps me happy each day so I'm going to keep him around. (he is still in bed with strep throat. Ugh)

Another thank you to Kristine over at The Painted Hive for featuring my table and the stools I did. I really owe it to her since her creativity is what sparked my ideas for those projects.

I've been busy with family and will be busy again for the next few days, so I'll try to catch up later!
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18 comments:

Sarah said...

happy birthday, again! and wow, hope D gets better soon!

gina3 said...

Happy Birthday and you got some great stuff! That little red chair is my favorite!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! What an awesome haul. Thanks so much for the little mention too.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a fun time and got some great stuff. Love the bead board rack and the red chair.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Happy Birthday to you! Glad you had a wonderful day, sorry the hubby missed the party, love the treasures!
XO
Kristin

michelle said...

Happy Birthday!!! 30 is actually really fun! Your gifts are so cool, love the chair! Congrats on the feature, I saw your table and stool there, I just love them

Hope you hubby feels better soon!

Becky C said...

OH Happy Birthday to you, "youngin"! Thirty is so fun, enjoy! And girl, those treasures are fab!
I also wanted to tell you Thanks so much for featuring my wire cloche last week. I meant to tell you then, and time got away from me, sorry :)
Blessings,
Becky C
Buckets of Burlap

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Woohoo! Happy birthday! I just turned the big 3-0 a few months back. I agree, though. You are as young as you feel. And the kids at school all think I'm 18 so it's allllll good.

:)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Jill! I'm so glad Little Sis was able to pull of the surprise! She was pretty excited. Her little B was so sad the day after they left, he told my monkey that G was so lucky cause she got to go to Texas for 2 birthday parties, he was so dejected looking. It was pretty funny! Turning 30 isn't bad, I did it in March. I still feel like I'm 21, so I agree its all about how you feel. Though Lois likes to remind me that I am so old. Glad the party turned out so well! You did get a great haul! Your family definitely knows you!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy Birthday! You're still a puppy! Sorry your hubby was sick, I'm sure he'll make it up to you! I also have 3 sisters! Enjoyed my visit today!

Amanda said...

Happy birthday to you, happpy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Jill, happy birthday to you. I'm 46 and still feel 25 down inside. It looks like you had a great day. LM

Lori said...

You dive into a magazine with a cup of coffee or iced tea and the comfiest chair in the house and just drift away. Happy Birthday!

Traci said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your hubby is better soon!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Happy Bday and what great items!!

brockey said...

Happy Birthday and yes I would like one of those green racks . Will your friend make one ?

Lori said...

Wow, Jill! You're catching up to me!! Happy Birthday, friend, I'm so thankful for the many years of friendship. Love you, Lori

Helen said...

A little late, but I also wish you a very happy birthday. Celebrate all month long, that's the way to do it. I love your presents, they look very you.

Mandy said...

FUN!!! I turn 30 on Dec 4th...maybe you could give my family some hints in the gift giving department!