Monday, October 4, 2010

47 is just a number

GR&DF another Birthday has arrived - fizzle and pop!! I think about the only thing I want to do is go out to dinner somewhere nice and call it a day. I never even think about my age, no matter the large number!! As I move further away from my teens and closer to Social Security it is amazing that the only thing that I really miss about getting older is the lack of follicle action on my pointy head!! Oh, well whats one to do - those hairs fall out fast enough without my worrying them put of place!!

On Saturday Dale, Carlos and I ran around to some estate and garage sales - and I picked up a few things - I even got an early B'day present - Here's a snap...

I picked up some books - another copy of "A Christmas Carol" to add to my ever growing "CC" collection - this is a very short version for very small children - great illustrations. I also picked up a copy of 84 Charing Cross Road - one of my all time favorite books, this one will be a gift - the film "84 Charing Cross Road" - 1987 - starring Ann Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench is charming and delightful and I can not recommend it highly enough. Based on the book the film follows the two main characters from the late 40's through to the late 60's - If you see the movie you should read the book also. I also picked up a couple of DVD's and a great piece of transferware the pattern is "Lasso." Another older long handled flipper was acquired and my early B'day present was the "water lily" fish handled cream pitcher by McCoy. This dates to the mid 30's and are pretty hard to find. I have the water pitcher that matches and another matching cream pitcher - both of those took forever to find. For some reason the McCoy kitchen pieces are very scarce, but I love them!!

This lovely strip quilt small hanging I picked up for a $1 - at a garage sale. It is so charming and well made. On the back is an attached sleeve for a pole to hang it up with (someone had tacked it to the wall, as those tacks left rusty spots in the corners) and a small label on the back with the makers name, date (1991) and title (Now I know my ABC's) of the piece. I couldn't let it languish in a pile of scrap fabric or be throw away - and at a buck - that's what it amounted to!! I haven't a clue what to do with it, but it is rescued and safe with me.

The Birthday party on Saturday evening was really nice - and I got a few shots of the house-

this is the front parlour...

this is snap of the papered ceiling in the front parlour...


In the dinning room - this lovely Fall arrangement... the house dates to the mid 1880's and is really a gem. I will get a snap of the outside of the house at a later date. They just had it repainted and it looks beautiful.

The baking this weekend was a cake - Pumpkin-Chocolate Cake - Hare is a snap..

A deliciously moist and spicy cake - I do not have a final shot as the "glaze" the recipe calls for was got all clumpy and not pretty. I will need to adjust that when I make this again, and I will make it again. I will post the recipe tomorrow when I post the winner of the Hobbit Birthday Drawing - so stop back by.

Thank you all for stopping by and for the kind Birthday email wishes that greeted me this morning!! Do come again.

Take care,
edgar

48 comments:

Rico said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Natasha said...

Happy Birthday! Yes they do tend to sneak up on you unfortunatlly LOL

That cake looks very tasty, Egdar I love your baking pictures :)

Have a funtastic day!

Vonna said...

Oh happy birthday my dear friend :)
I'm so happy you had a great weekend! And my husband (who's bald as a Q-ball) says he is follically challenged ;)
Which is good because I'm calorically challenged LOL! (meanning I eat too many of them!)

Hazel said...

Awww Happy Birthday! Yumm at the cake! Have a great day. x

LoriU said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 49 on Sunday so I know how you feel!

Lori

Laura said...

Happy birthday, Edgar!

Barb said...

Many more Happy Birthdays!! The cake looks so yummy and the house-very lovely! Have a great day!!

Peggy Lee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDGAR!!!
The older I get the quieter the fizzle and pop. That's the way I like it.
Love the piece of transferware you found and that cake looks delicious. I will save tomorrow's recipe and bake it once I return home.

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday!! That house looks amazing as does your cake!! YUM!

Here's to many more wonderful birthdays!

Luned said...

Penblwydd Hapus!
Have a lovely day.

Pilar said...

Happy birthday from Spain!!!!

I know you love old movies, Do you have the Lone Ranger movie (1949)?

Hugs and kisses

Stitchinowl said...

Happy Birthday Edgar! Hope you have a wonderful day. You deserve it! The cake looks yummy. I have to stop reading your blog before lunch. The baking photos always make me hungry for sweets!
Carolyn

stitcheranon said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!
21 again lol
Love the cake: mmmm: sure it tastes as good as it looks; frosting or not frosting. You know what will be sent 10.00 am tomorrow morning xx
Hope it gets to you safely.

Susan said...

Happy birthday, Edgar! It sounds like you had a delightful weekend!

Evelyn said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Edgar, Happy Birthday to youuuuuu!

Bertie said...

Happy Birthday and you are still a young one:))
The cake looks scrumptious!! Make a lovely wish now....

Chris said...

Happy birthday!,

Jeanne said...

Happy belated birthday Edgar - hope you are still celebrating! 47 sounds pretty good to me these days LOL. My bday is this Saturday - 10/10/10! DH and I are headed to Disneyland/Calif Adventure and can't wait to be away from work for a bit. It almost makes getting older bearable ha ha.

Missy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR EDGAR!!!

Sylviane said...

Happy Birthday to you !
Have a nice evening !

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Edgar!! I hope it's a great one!

Love the cake...I made banana bread this weekend. Just remembered I forgot to take a picture of it...oopsie. Your friend's house is gorgeous!

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy birthday, you old fart. ;p From your fellow Libra.

Kielrain said...

A Happy Birthday to you! Yummy looking cake.

I love 84 Charing Cross Road... great movie and book. Now I think I should go watch it again.

Deborah said...

Happy happy Birthday!

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations my dear friend on reaching the grand old age of 47.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday surrounded by your favorite friends.
Love the photos of your friends house. That ceiling is remarkable.And that chandelier - awesome.

CalamityJr said...

Happy birthday! and don't worry about losing those hairs or having a pointy head - my husband shares both situations with you (notice I didn't say "problems") and still is the best person on earth! Hope the rest of your day is exactly what you want it to be.

Tina said...

Happy Birthday,the cake looks yummy
Tina

Lynette said...

Happy birthday!!

Berit said...

Wasn't it Jack Benny who was always "39-and-holding"? ;)

Hoping you and Rico have a wonderful celebratory dinner and Many Happy Returns! :D

I'm glad that you were born and that we got to "meet" here in blogland where I get to enjoy seeing all your beautiful stitching.

DaisyGirl said...

Happy Birthday Edgar! You are loved here in GA!

Loraine said...

Hope you have a great birthday, and you get to eat somewhere great.

Ellen said...

Hsppy Birthday!

Enjoy your day and have a wonderful year ahead!

Hugs,

Jules said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday weekend! That quilted piece is great. I say find a pole that will fit it and hang it next spring/summer.

Oh, and that cake looks delicious!!!

Happy Belated....

Maggie O said...

Many happy returns of the day, hope it was wonderful. Charing Cross was a great movie...I will watch it again now you have mentioned it. The "house" looks amazing and the decor has no doubt captured the era...very well done! Your finds are great...some have a real talent for collecting and finding great stuff...I will add you to the list...it's a short one.

Margaret said...

Happy birthday! You found some great stuff there -- that little quilt especially! How could anyone get rid of such a thing! Glad you saved it! Love that house you celebrated in! Hope you enjoy! s

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Edgar! Sounds like a nice weekend. That house is gorgeous! Nancy D hedghogmom@aol.com

Vicky said...

Happy Birthday we are the same age !!!!

Tracey said...

Happy birthday Edgar! Another year of brightening our lives. Hope it was wonderful!

DonnaTN said...

Happy Birthday! I love 84 Charing Cross Road, book and movie! Your friend's home is beautiful. The cake looks yummy even without the glaze.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday a little late!!

That looks to be a really cool house - that parlor is gorgeous.

Chocolate Pumpkin cake is sounding mighty good!!

Don said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a good one.

mbroider said...

A very happy birthday to you, Edgar!!

Jennifer said...

Many happy returns of the day (although a day LATE!). That cake look amazing. I have an old Country Living recipe for a pumpkin chocolate cake. I use it over and over, even out of "pumpkin season".

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Lisa S said...

Happy Belated Birthday Edgar!!
Your right it is just a number! My number is changing to 50 on Halloween LOL I can't believe I am going to be a half a century old . I sure don't feel it....ok maybe somedays lol

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

Alice said...

Happy belated Birthday to you! You are perfectly correct. 47 is just a number. You are only as old as you feel you are. How kind of you to rescue that cute ABC quilt. I hope someday someone will similarly rescue my stitching.

Paisley said...

Happy Birthday, Edgar!! Looks like you had a splendid weekend to celebrate!

Natalia said...

Happy B-Day to you !!! I hope you had a wonderful and fun day. I love the pictures of the house and, of course, everything you cook makes me hungry, it looks so delicious !!