Friday, June 21, 2013

My Birthday Week!


Hi, everyone!  This Sunday is my birthday-46 years young!  I'm a firm believer in celebrating your birthday for a whole week (my hubby says the truth is I like celebrating the whole month!)   So this week has been full of FUN birthday shopping!  Whenever I wanted to justify a purchase I'd say "well, this is my birthday present to myself"....works for me! :)   So I'm going to share with you some of my fun finds.
First off, my favorite:  this large, tarnished, engraved trophy from the 1930's!


My heart literally started beating faster when I spotted it on a table full of 'junk' at the flea market.  Around these parts these babies are hard to find, and when you do find one, it'll cost ya your firstborn (which I don't have anyway! :)  So I was extra thrilled to get it for a steal.
I also found the creamer next to it-I thought it had very unusual lines and looked 'trophyish' (I think I just made up a word.)  This next little set is so tiny and cute, I couldn't resist!


I've always wanted one of these 'banana crates' but just like with the trophy, whenever I've seen them the price has been outrageous!  (If you haven't noticed before, I'm quite a bargain shopper!)


I was so excited to find this and for a very reasonable price-score!


I filled it with dried hydrangeas and set it in the middle of our dining room table.



Unfortunately it won't be able to stay here because a certain naughty kitty, for some strange reason, thinks dried flowers are a tasty snack!


Anyway, back to my finds...adding to 2 of my growing collections are a feed sack and a Dundee Marmalade jar...


A large perfectly chippy frame...


A fun, shabby 'For Sale' sign...


 A gigantic flower frog...


And this huge wire basket...


So, what do you think?  Which of my new treasures is your favorite?
It's been a great birthday week, and I haven't even gotten my 'official' presents yet! ;)
Thank you so much stopping by, and have a fantastic week!
 I'm sharing this at these wonderful parties:    Shabby Art Boutique
                                                                  Knick of Time 

48 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!! I can't believe you're even in your 40's. You look too young! Gosh, I like everything you got. You lucky duck! Hard to pick a favorite. I really love the chippy frame, the trophy and the marmalade jar. That banana crate is so neat too. I rarely see those when I'm out shopping. So, that was a good find.

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  2. Wonderful birthday goodies! My favorites are the trophy and marmalade jar! Hope you have a Happy Birthday week, Susan!

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  3. Happy birthday to you! Beautiful things you've got (nice birthdaypresents ;)

    Enjoy your birthdayweek!

    Hugs, Pietrik

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  4. First... HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! I wish you many more and May God Bless them all!
    I love them all of course, but I do love the banana crate. I love how you filled it with dried flowers. Gorgeous and a gorgeous cat too...LOL
    Take care and many more cool finds too.
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

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  5. Happy Birthday! What wonderful finds you picked out for yourself. I love the crate and trophy. I think we junkers always find our own best birthday gifts because you can't find them in regular stores. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Alaina

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  6. Wow, you found a lot of nice 'junk'! There is nothing wrong with celebrating birth month...yes, MONTH. One of my sorority sisters taught me that, there are many of us in the month of June, so celebrate away!!!!

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  7. Your philosophy of birthday presents is very similar to mine, only I use the birthday excuse for a purchase months in advance of the actual day! I'm LOVING the tall trophy cup...yes, they're very hard to find, much less at a good price. And I really like the banana crate. Not sure I've seen one like that.
    Wishing you a fabulous birthday!!!
    Mary Alice

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  8. Have a wonderful birthday - next week is my birthday week too :-)

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  9. Great finds !!
    Have a wonderful Birthday !!!
    Hugs
    Janet

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  10. sounds like a PERFECT birthday week/month to me!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your finds! I found a Dundee Marmalade jar at a yard sale last week for a quarter!?!?! What?!?! Woot woot!!

    Happy Happy Birthday!!

    Polly

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  11. Beautiful treasures!!
    Wishing you a beautiful and joyous birthday week sweet Susan!!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  12. Happy Early Birthday! Looks like your off to a great start! I love all your treasures. I am hoping to go treasure hunting tomorrow. Have a great weekend.

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  13. Happy Birthday!! How fun to celebrate all week...sounds great to me! Love all your treasures, but my favorite is the banana crate.
    hugs,
    ~Cindy

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  14. Happy Happy Birthday!!!!! I love the large basket. Baskets are a weakness of mine also. I think you should make it a birthday month. Who knows how many other treasures you might find.

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  15. Happy Birthday, Susan. Lovely finds and my favorites, hard to pick though, would be the feed sack and the for sale sign.

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  16. well....Happy Birthday To You!!!
    one of my favorite birthdays was the one I spend at an estate auction. every time I won a bid I yelled "happy birthday to me". by the end of the day, so was everyone else. hahaha. I had to call hubby and tell him to bring the truck. :0)
    Debbi

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  17. Happy, Happy Birthday! Love your gifts to yourself and especially the wire basket.

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  18. Happy Birthday, Susan!
    I love that for sale sign and the banana basket of hydrangeas- bad kitty!
    Hope you have a great weekend. :)

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  19. Hi and Happy Birthday to you! It's so much fun when you shop for yourself on your birthday! My husband also believes in birthday week and now we all do it in our family! Take care and enjoy and thanks for joining my blog!
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  20. Susan,
    first, Happy birthday which I'm sure it is cuz of all the great presents you've gotten so far! That trophy and giant flower frog are amazing, as is everything else you've found! Nobody knows how to give us a great gift as well as we do! Enjoy your birthday month!
    Rebecca

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  21. What a find - that trophy! I keep hoping I find one for a reasonable price too! And I love that banana basket too. adn the frame. And everything else too!

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  22. Happy Birthday!!!! I LOVE to celebrate my birthday for the whole week too. LOL, I just love all those lovely finds of yours they are beautiful. Have a great birthday Susan!

    Hugs,

    Vanessa

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  23. Sounds like a PERFECT way to celebrate! And I love your finds, as usual - hard to pick a favorite! Maybe the trophy...but the marmalade jar is charming, and would be perfect in my kitchen! I think I just added a new item to my wish list. Enjoy your week, Susan!

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  24. Hi Susan,
    OMG!!!!! Happy Birthday dear Friend!!!! Wooooo Hooooo enjoy. Love the trophy so you and what a fun find for your birthday. Hey if we are going to have to have birthday's we might as well make them last the whole week!!!!! I love all your treasures. Happy Birthday!!!
    Kris

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  25. Like you, I'm a week-long birthday celebrator. isn't it fun !? Happy Birthday to you the rest of the month !! You've found some great goodies. I think my favorite would be the huge frog, since I'm a collector of same. but the banana basket is awesome !

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  26. happy birthday to you, susan! fabby finds--love the trophy and the for sale sign, esp:) enjoy tomorrow!!

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  27. How can I decide? I like them all! We have a large trophy from my husband's mother's side. Nobody knows exactly who the person whose name is on it was, but she thought it was special and so did I. Everybody else made fun of it but when we were clearing out her apartment after she passed, I made she the "loving cup" came home with us! It sits on my office desk and I love it! You got some great birthday week goodies! Happy Birthday to you! Hugs, Leena

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  28. Happy BirthWEEK! :-) I love that you celebrate all week long...very cool. Oh my gosh, what treasures...geesh, I would have to bring a really big purse when I visit you!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE all your stash - the banana crate is stealing my heart, I think...but I do love that shelf full of goodies in the back (prior post). It is amazing what you can do with such wonderful finds...I think those things "find" you...sometimes I think "things" have a way of making their way to a good soul with the perfect home and those good souls have a the type of spirit that can spot that special treasure just waiting to be adopted and loved.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Big hugs
    Elizabeth

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  29. A girl should be able to celebrate her birthday for a week, just like she can be any age she wants to be!! (you are a beautiful and young 46!) LOVE the trophy but I have a soft spot for flower frogs...anything garden! A Happy "must love junk" Birthday!! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  30. Happy Birthday! Love all of your finds, but my favorite has to be that trophy! LOVE it! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  31. Happy birthday!

    I like all the gifts, but I really like the gold-colored, wire basket.

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  32. Happy Birthmonth since it is no longer your Birthweek. Why not stretch it out? I I love that you buy yourself presents. I have found that it is the only way to get those special things we want. You can't send your husband back to find something like the great trophy.

    Happy Decorating

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  33. Well Happy Birthday Susan!!!!...I agree that you should celebrate your birthday all week with great fun!!...You truly scored on that trophy...I bet your heart skipped many beats when you saw it!...All of your finds are fantastic!
    Have a wonderful birthday!!!....may it be truly special!

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  46. Great finds I am loving that trophy and the banana baskets. What a birthday treat. Happy Birthday. Sorry for being so late we moved via my blog, and I am just starting to catch up.

    Cynthia

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  47. Birthdays should always be fun and last at least a week Susan. I'm glad that you've been surrounded by such beautiful thrifted things to make your heart sing. Happy birthday sweetie ♥
    Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday.

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