It is my very own Birthday today! I am 31, which makes me officially in my 30's. I know that some folks dislike birthdays, and some even go so far as to pretend that their own birthday does not exist. I am not one of those people. I love birthdays, especially my own. I love that happy, surprised feeling when someone wishes you a happy birthday, and you have forgotten, so you get a little tingle and realize, "Why yes, it is my birthday!" I love the cards and surprises that show up in the mail, and the messages that come through the phone, and the ones that show up at your door unexpectedly.
Today I am featuring some surprises that showed up at my door this morning. I think that it is only appropriate, as these particular surprises came from my Mama and Daddy. It is only right. Plus, they are particularly pretty, and (as my mother pointed out) completely impractical.
Folks, meet Birthday Necklace. Birthday Necklace, folks. She is quite gorgeous, and I think that we are going to get along just fine. We are not sure how old she is. Despite her Deco appearance she does not appear old enough to be from the twenties. We are thinking 60's, but really, we are too polite to ask.
Do you want to see another fabulous birthday surprise? Yeah, that's what I thought.
It doesn't actually get any more glamorous that these lovely ladies. Here they are a little closer.
Aren't they gorgeous? This one has shimmering gold detail.
Here you can see the great accessories at the bottom. I tried to get better pictures of the lingerie, but they didn't come out. That little square in the middle is a list of prices. the entire wardrobe comes out to $897.
There is some water damage that cased the paints to run a bit, but I am not complaining. Nope, not at all. I love it, every little bit.
Aren't birthdays wonderful.