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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thankful Birthday

Hello All!
Happy almost Friday!

Thank you all for your very sweet birthday wishes!
It was a real treat to read all your kind comments.
Thank you again!

Would you like to hear what I did on my birthday?
I did some antiquing and some bead hunting.

I have loved rocks and minerals since I was a little girl, and have always collected them. When I began creating jewelry many years ago, I only used precious metals and natural stones.
Eventually I began to enjoy crystals, and pearls, as well as many vintage beads.
Above from top to bottom, labradorite faceted rondells, African reclaimed metal beads, tiny vintage rhinestone string, and pyrite (4mm rounds, to give you an idea of their size).

There are several lovely bead shops in Asheville and I had a great time in two of them.
Here are some faceted amethyst, a rhodonite drop (the pink one), some crazy lace large stones and some lovely little beads.

I wonder how many of you are rock lovers?
Do any of you make your own jewelry?

I also found some lovely things in local antique shops.
These sweet linens were hand washed and ironed by a 92 years old woman, who makes her own homemade starch! She is known for getting stains out, and for her low prices. She often marks things at $2.00. She reminds me of my own grandmother who at her yard sales would mark most things for a nickle or a dime. I appreciate this woman's linen knowledge and care,
as well as admire her stamina! I hope I can be doing the same at 92!

I also purchased two tea cups....to be shared at Tea Cup Tuesday...

And... vintage fresh water pearls and old buttons as well as some old Ledger Monthly magazines.

 In the afternoon, I did something I had been dreaming of for my entire life...
My hubby and I went out with a real estate agent to look at property in the mountains!

This was one of the farms we looked at.
It has about 30 acres and an old 1917 farm on it.
And when I say that this house was not restorable, believe me!
Oh my! The insides were beyond true description! lol!
There are also several out buildings.
We learned some things during out first outing.
Any advice from you out there who have bought property before?
I was totally in my element out in the mountains!

In the evening we had a lovely romantic dinner at a tapas restaurant where the food was incredible!
Then, late at  night, finally back at the hotel room,
My hubby gave me a piece of Cheesecake and some tea...
He was a real sweetie!

Here I am...a tired and happy.

Then, when I arrived home last night, I had cards and packages to open...
here are some of the thoughtful and kind gifts I received...

Sherry, at Creatology, sent me this very pretty handmade birthday card and
a  gorgeous personal tissue holder she made! The material has a very lovely shimmer to it.
The holder was beautifully sewn into a wax bag. Lovely presentation!
Thank you so much Sherry! I appreciate your heartfelt wishes!

Jan, at A Journey, sent me this lovely handmade card!
What a beautiful tea themed card!

 And....she sent me this very sweet tea cup trio!
Just a peek now, as it will be featured in a tea cup post too : )
Jannie, thank you so much!

I will share a few more next post.

Really, I  was so touched by all your very warm wishes, here on the blog, e-mails,
on Facebook and even snail mail cards and gifts! ...
You all taking the time to say Happy Birthday were all like bright shining stars lighting up my day!


By the way. I found a fabulous giveaway at Fiona & Twig.
They are offering the chance to win two Magnolia Pearl outfits!
I have always loved their clothing.
You can visit it here and also see the incredible post about the Magnolia Pearl Ranch that is now for sale in Texas. It is a one of a kind, unique home!
It is only found out about the giveaway today,
and it ends tomorrow so hop over.
And you can also see the gorgeous images of the spectacular home!

And my favorite giveaway outfit...

Have a fab Friday and weekend!


johala said...

Hello Terri
It seems I'm a bit late to wish you a very , very , very wonderful birthday!!! And it seems you had it!
I'm very glad for you!
Are you going to buy the old house in the mountains???
Hugs and kisses

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy birthday!! LOVING that photo of you... and good luck finding your home in the mountains!! :)

Lucille said...

Hi Terry! I'm so terribly sorry that I forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday on your last post. So here's to wishing you a very Happy Belated Birthday. I meant to wish you Happy Birthday but it skipped my poor tired mind. I've been so tired lately. Let's blame it on age, okay! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day with your husband. You deserved it. You're such a wonderful lady. You look so sweet on that pic holding your piece of cake. Here's to wishing you a wonderful year!

Lady Linda said...

Belated birthday wishes from me too! The linens are so delightful and love the story of the little lady. You must have had a great birthday from all the pix. I love the picture of you too...you look great.
May the fun continue all year long.

Draffin Bears said...

Happy belated birthday dear Terri and so glad you had a wonderful birthday - sounds like a fun day.
I love all the pretty old linen and such a lovely photo of you.

Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful birthday you had. Sounds like my kind of day! I love rocks and minerals too. Agates are a favorite. Aren't the mountains a great place to be?

Dawn said...

Happy belated Birthday! Seems like you had a great time x

sharon said...

It looks like you had one fantastic birthday sweet friend! You scored some great beads, can't wait to see what you do with those, I know it will be gorgeous!
The property looks like a dream come true...I hope it does for you!

Bernideen said...

Happy Birthday Terri:

So many birthdays lately! What a lovely post...loved the necklace and linens!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Happy Birthday
What a pretty celebration you had!

Unknown said...

Glad you had a wonderful Birthday. My house dates to 1918 and believe me - it is constant work. Houses like the one you looked at are probably better gutted and keeping the "bones" intact and starting over. Keeping the details but updating it to be liveable. Then you can create your own "vintage" home ;) I have never seen faceted beads like those amethyst ones - very pretty. I fell in love with Peruvian opals a few years ago. They come in a range of shades of blue to green to pink. They are definitely my favorite rock!

Frieda Oxenham said...

What a wonderful way to spend a birthday and so exciting too. You look so beautiful and happy and can't wait what will happen about that house! xox.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Hi Terri, Happy Birthday from one March baby to another ! You did look happy with that cheesecake however tired. I added you to my bloglovin, but it would not allow me to leave a comment, so I came back to my Google Reader. I surely hope this isn't going to be the case when the google reader is no longer.

Marjanne said...

I am happy you had a wonderful birthday!!

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri,
what a wonderful and perfect birthday you had, with your husbond.
I love your stones, and pearls, those gorgeous faceted ones are my favorites- and the stash of linnen so beautifully pressed and folded, are wonderful finds,too.
To live in the hills, looks amazing,but I love a little city around,lol-
Terri the photo of you is so sweet, you looks really happy and lovely.
Congratulations on all the wonderful presents and cards you recieved, dear.

Ann said...

a very Happy Belated Natal Anniversary!!!!! looks like you had a wonderful day!!
i do some jewelry making..basic stuff...learning to use a beadloom because i've seen so many beautiful loomed pieces!!
i adore vintage beads!!!!!
Magnolia Pearl..beautiful clothing...and the house and property are to die for!!!!!!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

happy belated birthday, joyeux anniversaire, feliz cumpleaños...

Edith DUTERTRE said...

et bien voici une journée bien
on sent votre bonheur à travers les lignes♥♥♥
très belles photos de perle
moi je porte une petite améthyste
+ une topaze
c' est la pierre de mon mois de naissance ( novembre )
bonne semaine
edith (iris )

Myplace4tea said...

Hello, Terry
Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful one. Wishing you many, many more happy and healthy birthdays to come.

Great weekend to you, Angela

Anonymous said...

You're welcome.......love you!

AND I think you should buy the house that you showed us in TX....Fiona and Twig. It's outstanding and SO unique. I did see it in Country Living one time and thought it was truly bohemian and funky! And if you purchase it, you'll be closer to me!!!

Property.....takes time to find the perfect place but your heart will tell you when it's the right place.

Happy weekend, by friend. OH, and NICE CHEESECAKE from K. He's 'the man'!!! And I like your longer hair, too!

earthen-magic said...

...i big clicky smile with thee!...
...thankyoU! ~ for sharing your special day awesomeness! ~ any wonder thee was a little weary at the end of it!...
...with sO much gentle amazing`ness ~ in one day ~ thee have enough to carry this day thru' into the rest of your new year! ~ blessed be! ~ dear kindred heart!...(0:

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Cinderella Moments said...

Happy Birthday!! That looked like an incredible fun one. I love it all. A very busy and incredible day! Enjoy a wonderful year filled with goodness and all your wishes coming true!

Claudia said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Terri! it sounds like you had a simply wonderful day!


Jann said...

So sorry that I didn't know it was your birthday! Happy Belated Wishes, and I'm so glad you had a lovely day--it was special--thank you for sharing your photos and your day!

Kathy said...

Oh, I am sooo late - Happy Birthday - I do so hope you get your wish and find a lovely place in the mountains - you won't be far from me at all - I have family in NC and love visiting ;)
I appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Linda Vincent said...

What a beautiful post Terri...the photos of the beads and linens have made me green with envy! I am so sorry I missed your birthday...but at last I have found you on FB (via Pinterest ;-)so I will know in future.
I'm glad you had such a wonderful day....good luck with the property hunting. XXX

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Happy Belated Birthday Terri! Looks like you had a nice day. I love the little pile of linens. That is my most favorite part of having old linens: the washing and ironing. It is so satisfying to produce a nice pressed pile of linen. My kids think I am crazy to love ironing!

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Happy Belated Birthday Terri! Looks like you had a nice day. I love the little pile of linens. That is my most favorite part of having old linens: the washing and ironing. It is so satisfying to produce a nice pressed pile of linen. My kids think I am crazy to love ironing!

Laurie said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely birthday celebration!

lmp said...

Love those linens and Happy Birthday!!

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