Saturday, November 9, 2013


I had another birthday last week but we won't dwell on that.

Today I have to share with you the love from my family on my special day.

The Captain gave me this sweet and simple bouquet, arranged in a vintage enamelware pitcher that he picked up, especially for me, from a garage sale.

You know me, flowers that match the color of the room they are intended for and anything vintage, and from a garage sale to boot, and I'm over the moon.

These beauties were sent, along with sentiments of love, from Tim, Tami and Jake.  The colors are just beautiful and I love the way they incorporated cabbages into the arrangement.

Of all the arrangements I have received from the kids, and there have been many, I think this one is the prettiest.

Don't you agree that the florist could be a fly on the wall in the master bedroom, they match so beautifully?  Wow, that's a scary thought!!

Tami requested that the flowers be delivered in the morning and they were, but we weren't home.  The florist intended to re-deliver later in the afternoon but forgot so I received them the day after my birthday.

When they were delivered there was this extra pretty little vase filled with autumn colors and a note apologizing for the mistake.

The local florist called Tami to tell her that they were sorry that the flowers weren't delivered in a timely manner and to let her know that the next time she orders, she will have a $100 credit in her name.

Now, that's the way to run a business.

Thank you, my dear family, for the special gifts for my special day.

I love you all.


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  1. Sending belated birthday wishes from Maine...Beautiful flowers, I love the idea of including a small cabbage. interesting as well as a perfect addition to a fall bouquet...

  2. Happy Late Birthday! Those are beautiful. Your DH did great to use the pitcher! How sweet.

    You are right. That is a great way to do business.

  3. Happy belated birthday my Dear friend..I bet it feels GREAT to be 39 again ha ha!! Sending hugs from Pioneer..Love Gloria

  4. A belated Happy Birthday to you, Judy! Your bouquets are just gorgeous! I have a very similar enamel pitcher. I think that was very generous of the florist company indeed. I hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration. Blessings, Pamela

  5. What beautiful arrangements and I love the ornamental cabbage touch!!! Happy Birthday too!

  6. Happy Belated Birthday Judy, and may you have many many more. Your flowers are just stunning and so sweet of your children and honey - your are truly loved.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

  7. Happy belated birthday Judy! It looks like you had a wonderful day, or two! The floral arrangements are gorgeous especially the one from Tami, that vignette is just gorgeous. I love it in that room. That florist is amazing with arrangements and customer service. Wow!
    Have a great Sunday,

  8. What gorgeous flowers! I adore the wonderful fresh scents they add to a room. So sweet of your family to give you the gift of flowers.Happy Birthday Judy... better late than never. Have a great fall and enjoy those terrific colors.

    blessings, Edie Marie

  9. Happy Birthday Judy!! Your flowers are gorgeous! I love the cabbages too. I don't know why flowers really do make us so happy.

    Amy Jo

  10. Happy birthday Judy.Beautiful flowers and I love the gorgeous enamel pitcher your husband bought you from the garage sale.

  11. Happy Birthday! Your flowers are lovely....all of them! And I hope you are still celebrating all weekend! Sweet birthday hugs, Diane

  12. Oh what lovely flowers - and lovely family. Happy Birthday my dear!

  13. Happy birthday ,you are a lucky girl to receive so many beautiful flowers in so many beautiful colours.

  14. How beautiful all your flowers are. And Happy Birthday to you. May you always enjoy such beauty and your family is wonderful..p.s. so is the florest!

  15. Gorgeous flowers and a Very Happy Birthday to You!

  16. My goodness, what beautiful flowers! Happy Birthday!

  17. Gosh, the flowers are so pretty - Happy Belated Birthday wishes to you!

  18. Just found your blog, so very belated birthday wishes. Don't you just adore flowers!!! I know I do and you must to have received so many thoughtful and beautiful gifts of flowers!!! Love all of them but really love the ornamental cabbage bouquet and the one in the vintage pitcher!!! What a thoughtful husband, the Captain is!!!!


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