WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

August 7, 2009

~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME~

Hello girls!!! Before I left for Amarillo, Texas I had ordered some sheer curtains from Penney's to go behind my bed...Told Len just leave them on the table until I got home....Well every day when I would talk to him I would ask if my curtains came in yet and every day he would tell me I had boxes coming...and then ask me how many curtains did I order....Well this is what I came home to....Not a curtain in the bunch ha ha!! I thought I would show you what I did get....




My SIL got me this sweet little sailor boy for my sun room...





And a fish pillow also for sun room...My sun room is all nautical theme click here to see is this not the sweetest little pillow....






Daughter Dawna had these delivered to me in Texas...was that not too cool...She has always been so good to me and never forget my birthday, Mother's day or any other day... Thank you Dawna...







Oh girl's I just cried like a baby when I opened this box and seen this sweet gift from Lynne from Lynne Gifts from the Heart is this not just me for my Bunny bathroom....click here to see it... Lynne you are the best your kindness to me is overwhelming...Please do your self a Big favor and go by and meet this awesome blogger... You'll make a friend for life...






Oh and look at these little cloche's that Chari from "Happy To Design" send me...Oh and just in time with Marty's Cloche's party coming up in Sept...I just put some faux cupcakes that I have been making under them so you could see them...I think I will put these in my Garden window in my DR...Thank you so much Chari...Please go by and see her if you don't know her...She is also one of my Dear friends I met on Rate my Space and fast became good friends with...In fact we are talking about going and meeting up in April in Vegas for a car show...How fun will that be...Hope it all works out so we can meet....






Now these came from my "other Daughter" Glenda from "Tootsie Time" I also met her on RMS and adopted her as my Northern Daughter....She is just the sweetest thing and Girl's she can grow flowers like no one in this world...all from seeds in her Green house...If you haven't been to her blog your in for a real treat to see her Beautiful yard...It's the real WOW! factor...







Now these were a set of 4 canister that were made right in Red Deer Canada where Glenda lives...But girls only this one made to trip to Calif the others 3 were broke into a zillion pieces...I was so upset to open this box and see all these broken pieces...What a shame it didn't make it here....Toots Girl I am so sorry about the way the post office handle this box...But want you to know I'll cherish what did made it...Love ya girl...







Lynne, Chari and Glenda you guys are the best to go out of your way to make a fine Birthday for me...I am just amazed at all the friends and the kindness that has been shown to me here in the wonderful world of Blogging....All 3 of these gals I have never met...Can you love someone you never met...Of Course you can I know I have made so many wonderful friends here and feel like they will last a life time....Your comments, emails are just so overwhelming to me...I know I love blogging and not because of the gifts...but because of all the Love and caring and sharing I feel here...Each and every one of you that came by and wished me Happy Birthday just made me "Happy To Be" This was my best year yet!! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart...May all of you have a Blessed weekend ...I am going to my all time favorite place Second Sunday Swap meet...I just know something is calling my name ha ha!!!










Hugs and smiles Glria

45 comments:

sue said...

mornin sweetie! You got yourself some wonderful gifts from such sweet girls!! Are ya all rested up from your trip? I hope you have a great weekend Gloria!! Love ya xoxoxo

Melissa Miller said...

~Happy Birthday Gloria!!! :)

You deserve all the love in the world to be shown to you!
You are a true giver and we all love you my friend.

Everything is so pretty. I'm so sorry about the canisters.
They are all three such wonderful ladies.

Dawna said...

Hi mom,
came by to see your new blog and you deserve every one of those gifts and more.You are by far the most giving and thoughtful person and its so nice to see you getting something in return I know I dont tell you often enough how much I LOVE U but I want everyone out there to know how much I Truly LOVE U thanks mom for all you do and have done for me I Love U With All My Heart,Dawna

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Look at all those goodies! Fantastic!
How wonderful to come home to see all those gifts. I hope your bday was a great one.

marty39 said...

Oh Gloria, what precious and special gifts from your daughter and all the wonderful ladies in blogland. I do so agree that there are some of the greatest people on earth here in this internet world of ours, and you are right at the top of the list. Love ya, and I hope your birthday was super sensationsal. Hugs, Marty

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Gloria!!!

What wonderful presents..
Hope you had a great b-day!!!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Gal!

Oh my......you are one spoiled lady! And.......you're very deserving, I might add. What wonderful surprises. I'm sorry your canisters were in bits. I'll bet some chubby fella sat on your box while he ate his sammich for lunch. :-)

Hope your day was wonderful.

Blessings,
Spencer

Heather said...

what wonderful birthday presents! you sure are loved a lot :)

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Birthday, Gloria! It soundsl like it's off to a great start! Eat another piece of cake for me! ~ Robyn

Sharing with Sherri said...

♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫ Happy Birthday Dear Gloria ....♫ Happy Birthday to you!!!♫

You've really got you some really wonderful birthday goodies here!

Oh, those tea and sugar canisters you got from your "other daughter" are sooo cute!! I tried your link to see her blog, but it wasn't working for me. I'll try again later maybe!

Have a wonderful day girlfriend!!
Hugs,
Sherri:)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful gifts for a beautiful lady!!!

bj said...

OMGOSH..You told us you were going to Texas but you never said AMARILLO..girl, I live only 75 miles from Amarillo. I would have met you there in a New York Minute, had I known.
SHOOT FIRE and SAVE THE MATCHES!!
The next time you go...hope you'll let me know. That would have been so fun!!
Love all those great gifts!!
xo bj

Cindy said...

Hi Gloria,
Wow! What an amazing post and those sweet ladies sending those beautiful birthday gifts! You truly deserve them and all kinds of happiness coming your way! I love the other gifts too, plus the sweet note from your daughter was amazing! Have a wonderful week-end, Hugs to you, Cindy

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh my what fun birthday presents!!! Happy Birthday friend! I had forgotten our birthdays were just a day apart- one of these days I will remember!

I have got to find me some of those sweet cupcake stands- they are so darling!

Enjoy the rest of your day! We went out to a restaurant- Ringos- they have singing waiters and what fun it was !

blessings
mary

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Birthday Gloria.
What a lot of beautiful gifts you received. I especially love the Sailor boy.

You will be happy to be back home again.
Enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Lynette said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Gloria!! Everything you received for your special day is truly a reflection of you and the giver!!

The wedding pictures of Josh and Heather were beautiful and Kyra does look like a true miracle baby! In all those pictures she was just grinning!!

Have a good one -

Justine said...

Happy birthday, Beautiful! And wow, what a bounty you brought in. I LOVE those canisters from Glenda, the cloches are too cute and the bunny picture! OMG, perfect for you!

So what did Len give you?

Can't wait to see what you find at the swap meet this weekend!

Justine :o )

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Gloria,
How are you doing my friend? Are you all rested up from your trip?

Hope your Sunday is wonderful.
~Melissa :)

xinex said...

Wow! You one lucky brithday girl! How sweet of Lynne, Chari and Tootsie to send you so many precious birthday presents. Happy birthday, Gloria!...Christine

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Birthday Gloria! So many fabulous things waiting for you when you got home! Love the fish pillow! The tall think sailor is adorable! The little bunnie is perfect and so adorable!

Hope you had a fun day at the antique market!

LOL @ Len asking how many curtains did you order!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tina

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Gloria! Did I miss your birthday?? I am behind on my blogroll. So I am here to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

You have some great friends out here in blogland and I know for a fact that you are one special lady. I love all of your pretty gifts. Good luck tomorrow at Second Sunday!!

xoxo
Jane

Linda said...

Well Happy Birthday! Hope it was a fabulous weekend!

Madeline's Album said...

What a great birthday you had. So many nice gifts. I want to put in my late happy birthday to you. Have a great day.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Gloria! Our birthdays are very close to one another.....summer birthdays are fun I think! You have wonderful friends...btw, did your curtains ever come??
~Hugs, Patti

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Jusr read your sweet note...so happy to see you this mornin'!

Girl, I'm just soooo happy that you had such a wonderful and special birthday...you deserve it, Sweetie!!! I just think that's the best...coming home from Texas to find all those birthday gifts waiting for you...how fun!!! I love your sailor man and fish pillow...they're perfect for your nautical sunroom! And ohhh...those beautiful flowers from Dawna...what a sweetheart!!! I know that she loves her mama!!! Girlfriend, I love your bunny picture...that was just so sweet of Lynne! It's going to look fabulous in your guest bath! Ohhh honey, I'm so sorry that those canisters broke...they're gorgeous...I love the color and pretty leaves! That just makes me heartsick...that was so sweet of Toots to send those to you! That darn mail...they aren't very careful with things!

Well it just looks like you hit the jackpot, my friend!!! I'm so happy that you liked the cloches...can't wait to see them in your kitchen window!!! Happy Birthday, honey...we love you!!! You're the best!!!

Love ya Sis,
Chari
PS...we're heading out to take the kids back to their moms today! I'm hoping to get a little shopping in...we'll see! They're all still in bed...can you believe that! Hehe!!!

lilsista said...

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!! God's richest blessings to you today and always!

Smiles :0)!

Linda said...

Happy birthday to you, Gloria! What wonderful, thoughtful gifts! Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday, dear sweet Gloria! I am so glad you had a great day and got such wonderful loot. Girl, you made out like a bandit! And you deserve it! Hope the year to follow will be just as filled with love and good wishes.

xo,

Sheila :-)

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Hi Gloria, What a treat it was for me to stop by to say hi and then I scrolled down and saw all a picture of you and your beautiful family! That was so much fun to me! Please accept my belated birthday wishes to a most beautiful lady on the inside and out. You are such a kind spirit...no wonder people from all over are sending you nice gifts. Thank you for your very sweet words about my arrangements. ;) Donna

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, what lovely gifts and happy, happy birthday, sweet one!

Tell your daughter.....Mama needs a rooster back so you can join the party!!!!!!!

Hugs, Barb

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Happy Birthday Gloria ! You hit the mother load girl ! LOL . What nice gifts you received !

Blue Creek Home said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!
You got some wonderful things!

I am so glad you came over.
Rhonda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning my friend, I hope you survived yesterday after your trip to Texas.. Now give...what goodies did you find? I thought all last week I bet this was the Sunday for the Swap Meet. I can only imagine the rows and rows of goodies to catch one's eye. I'd have to hire a "private" jet to deliver all the goodies I'd probably find..lol I haven't been to one for years so you know I would go a "little" crazy... Off to fix some breakfast for the guys.. Bailey is stirring along with Bill so you know I'll be on call the rest of the day..lol love ya girl.. hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Shoot.. I forgot to tell you I think you hit the mother lode of Birthday gifts.. you deserve each and everything you recieved and more.. I'm sorry some came broken.. that's too bad...enjoy your bunny picture darling..
hugs ~lynne~

Frugal Fine Living said...

Wow, such great gifts! Happy Birthday, Gloria!

Jane

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria, thanks for your nice comments on my aunt's decorating, she will appreciate them! Happy birthday!! I've been a little out of touch lately, but am ready to be back for good. I love all your gifts! What sweet ladies we have here in blogland!! Have a great week, Kristen

santamaker said...

Wow, "Parabems a voce" ! Now, that's Happy Birthday in portuguese!
Your family is just so beautiful and they are so lucky to have you in their lives...
You bring so much love and joy to all you meet. Happy belated birthday, friend!
PS you fooled me with that little Sassy! LOL....

shirley said...

Happy belated Birthday to you Gloria, and I love the pictures of your family. Your new Grandson is so adorable. You have a wonderful family. My SIL live sin Texas. One day I will visit that big state. Wishing you all the best.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for your sweet visit -- I always smile when I see you've "stopped by" Gosh, what wonderful goodies awaited you! Don't we love packages in the mail! So glad that you had a wonderful time in Texas with the great grands -- looks like a wonderful heartfilling celebration!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Gloria, I didn't even make it over to wish you a happy day! It looks like you did great without me though. What wonderful gifts from such wonderful people. You are loved by a lot of people. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, and it sure looks to me like you did! laurie

SudsnJewels said...

Sorry I missed it ! Hope it was everything you wished for !

Jessica said...

What sweet sweet gifts for one of bloglands sweetest!

Carrie said...

Many happy returns...May God bless you with many more happy birthdays!

My birthday is tomorrow August 11.

squawmama said...

Gloria what a haul you recieved from so many of your friends... I loved everything you got and the antiques at that place were wonderful...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

♪♫♪Happy Birthday to you Gloria♪♫♪

kimmcl said...

Oh Gloria how I've missed you!!! I just celebrated my 40th Birthday on Aug. 9th. Happy Birthday to you my dear friend.
Kim