Friday, July 24, 2009

Welcome to my Birthday Party

Today I want to share my birthday with you! We have a tradition in our family of decorating for the party the night before the birthday and the birthday girl or boy gets to see their party that night. This is what I saw when I opened my eyes! Didn't Jordan and Lindsey do a good job?!

We also like to pick themes for each person's party. This year my theme is Folk Art Pfaltzgraff, my favorite pattern of Pfaltzgraff that I have been collecting for over 20 years. If I am lucky there will be some Folk Art pieces wrapped in some of those packages!

Tomorrow evening when everyone is through working for the day we will settle back to celebrate and I will get to open my presents. My party will be with my friend Susan and my kids, Jordan and Lindsey.

Since it is my special day and you are all so special to me, I want to share my birthday with you! I am going to be giving away prizes throughout the day. The first prize is a pair of my hand knitted house shoes and those will go to the first commenter!

I will be doing three other drawings throughout the day for other gifts that will be surprises to the winners. That's part of the fun! Just leave a comment and I will get back to you if you are one of the winners.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! Twyla


TattingChic said...

and many moooooooore!

How fun! What a totally cool tradition! I love it! You have such a fun family! That cake looks delish and I hope you have the bestest birthday ever! I can't wait to see all your goodies! :)

Anonymous said...

My goodness - THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!!! What a neat thing to do! Happy, happy birthday and I can't wait to see what is in all those packages!
Blessings, Sarita

SparkleFarkle said...

***singing to the melody of "The Merry Widow Waltz"***

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,
We love you.
Happy Birthday
And may all your dreams come true.
When you blow out the candles
One light stays aglow,
It's the love light in your eyes
Where'er you go!

Happy Birthday, Twyla!

Okay, let's sing it one more time for everybody who has a birthday this year!

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,
We love you.
Happy Birthday
And may all your dreams come true.
When you blow out the candles
One light stays aglo-O-ow,
It's the love light in your eyes
Where'er you go!

What a special day tomorrow brings, and your birthday festival room is simply lovely! How about starting off the morning with BREAKFAST IN BED? (I made it myself!) Or maybe the first meal of your birthday should be celebrated SOMEPLACE special in the company of SOMEONE special, who really knows how to do the breakfast thing up just right?

Happy, Happy Birthday!

What's THIS?! A birthday present from me to you?!?!? Why yes, YES it is! I'll be sure to come back later in the day-- I want to be able to be here when you open it!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday, what a fun tradition and then you must wait all day for the party to begin! Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Diane

Florence and Mary said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Your party set up looks fantastic!

Have a fabulous day,

Victoria xx

Anonymous said...

Have a Wonderful Birthday Twyla!!! I wish We could all be there to celebrate with you....But I do have a little something on my blog for ya, come see when you get a chance...Big Hugs, Jennifer : )

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
Jessica & I are stopping by to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. We hope you have a great day. The decorations for your party look great. We will be thinking of you today as you celebrate. You are such a special blogging friend.
Lindsay & Jessica

Holly said...

Oh RATS! I meant to get a card off to you but with all my computer mess, I forgot! Well, happy birthday dear Twyla and I do mean you are a dear! (Remember I sorta already sent a present!) ☺

Jordan and Lindsey did an awesome job! Everything looks so... Folk Art! the packages, table cloth, everything! So soothing! Take lots of pics tonight-K?

So sweet of you to have a give away on your birthday! ♥ Looks like I'm way late for the house shoes though!

Oh! As I type, there is a deer grazing at the edge of the bushes outside my window! I love our deer!

Have a wonderful birthday! ♥

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Happy Birthday! I love your traditions :) Your kids are sweet! Have a great day, eat lots of cake, and I hope you get lots and lots of pretties!

bekimarie said...

Happy Birthdat to you xxx
Look at that cake, I need a slice of that cake 'hehe'.
Have a great day
Beki xxx

Stella said...

Happy Birthday! What a nice thing to look forward too all day. Should make your workday go faster. Enjoy!

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday Twyla!! I hope you have a fantastic day!!

I still can't get over how you guys celebrate birthdays. I love it! Our birthdays are just kind of another day, nothing really special. Good for you!!

Happy Birthday!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Twyla! What a fun day and I love how your family celebrates. :) You have wonderful traditions. Have a wonderful day!



Lindsey and Jordon did a AWESOME job!!! What time should I be there?
You are blessed!!
my dear friend!!
deb :)

beedeebabee said...

Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday dear Twylaaa...
Happy birthday to you. (it's such a good thing you can't hear me singing!)

The room looks beautiful!!! and all those goodies to open! ...weren't you just a tEEEEEeeny bit tempted to peek??? (giggle!)

Princess for a day!!!...Have a GREAT one!

Sending a birthday hug,
Paulette :o)

*Noelle* said...

happy birthday friend!! what a cool theme! i am a theme-a-holic when it comes to parties!! makes it so much FUN and easier to plan!

how sweet of you to have give=aways too:)


Becca said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun way to celebrate. I hope your day is filled with blessings.

SparkleFarkle said...

Here we go!

***assists the Birthday Girl in unwrapping a big BIRTHDAY SURPRISE***

Do you like it?! Do you like it?! I hope you do! Along with it being your birthday, this sort of makes it Christmas in July, too! It will look so nice on O Tannebaum, come December!

Best wishes, SparkleFarkle~~~~~*

P.S. There's more where that came from. Yes! ANOTHER present to open a smitch later-- see you then! (HINT: The gift wrap is "[Somewhere] Over the Rainbow" sheet music.)

April said...

Happy birthday!

April xx

Protector of Vintage said...

Happy Birthday!! The room looks very festive and the cake looks delish!!!! Hope you have a wonderful year~

Tammy said...

Oh Twyla...what a great idea on seeing the party early...looks like you've got a lot of gifties there...
♫ Happy Birthday to YOU! ♫

And I hope you have many, many, more!♥

KatCollects said...

Hi Sweet Twyla!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love all the decorations for your party, I hope you are spoiled rotten today. Can't wait to see your gifts. Smile all day long.

barbara said...

Happy Birthday, Twyla! I love all of your traditions - the theme, the decorating the night before - you guys know how to do birthdays! Hope you'll show everybody what's in all of those bags. Enjoy your day!

SparkleFarkle said...

It's "Open Another Birthday Present" time! ***unwrap, unwrap*** Yay! Some JINGLE-JANGLE to adorn your wrist at the wonderful Wizard of Oz celebration next month!

SparkleFarkle said...

Do I smell cake?! The hands on the clock are almost pointing to "Cut-Me-A-Slab-- And-I-Mean-BIG!"

Gotta another surprise up my sleeve-- be back in a birthday jiffy!

Bearly Sane said...

Jennifer told me it was your I popped over to wish you a Very Happy Birthday from Downunder! Looks like it's gonna be fun!!!

kathy said...


goldenbird said...

Happy Birthday! Wow, nice decorations. So many gifts! Hope you are having a wonderful day.

SparkleFarkle said...
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SparkleFarkle said...

Here’s something extra special for when your birthday day is drawing to a close. Gather yourself, family, and friends into a porch step-audience, before opening THIS SPARKLING MASON . As the “dancers" flutter from it, you will all enjoy a most beautiful “light” ballet!

P.S. I've just noticed my "high lights" aren't making themselves clearly available in my blog comments. (Oopsie-meesie!) Be sure to mouse over and click on the words "THIS SPARKLING MASON" in this post, and "BREAKFAST IN BED," "SOMEPLACE SPECIAL with SOMEONE SPECIAL," and "THIS" featured in my first comment; "BIRTHDAY SURPRISE" and "ANOTHER surprise" in the second; AND "JINGLE-JANGLE" in the third-- otherwise the birthday gifts will remain a mystery!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Twyla! When you get a chance, you need to stop by again and read the comments! Happy Birthday and enjoy your evening!! Love ya! hugs, Jennifer

Eggman Studios said...

How neat! What a fabulous tradition. Happy Birthday! :)

Lemondrop Marie said...

WOW! What a party you will be having, that cake looks scrumptious. Happy day!

steam showers said...

I am new to your blog and possibly a little late for your gifts!

But it is nice to see someone giving something back to their readers.

I hope you had a good birthday.

Anonymous said...

Happy Bday Leo! mine is the 30th eeek!

Heidi Ann said...

Sorry I'm a day late - but I still wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday!!

Dawn said...

The biggest of birthday blessings to you my dear blogirl-friend, Twyla!

And oohhhh, the gifts and decorations look more than lovely!

annemarie said...

I am new to your blog and love it and want to wish you a very happy birthday.

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday,Twyla...the set up looks amazing...


Suzie Button said...

I'm probably late for the drawing, but that's OK! I just want to say Happy Birthday! Wowweee! It looks like Christmas at your birthday party! Hope you get lots of new dishes for your set! Suzie

Shirl said...

Hello and Happy Birthday to you Twyla! What a great tradition! I would love that, decorating for a birthday the night before, how cute! I always stitch birthday things cause I love them. Your cake looks yummy! Can't wait to see your gifts. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Blessings to ya! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Shirl said...

I'm back again, I forgot to tell you that I'm going to join your Wizard of Oz Gala. Thank you so much for inviting me, I'm sure it will be fun.
Have a happy birthday!
Shirls Rose Cottage

cindy said...

Happy Birthday Honey! Yeah, they did a beautiful job of decorating and the cake looks YUM! I'd like a piece please! LOL. I hope it was the best day ever...looks like it was off to a grand start!

yapping cat

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

What a fun birthday let the anticipation build! The decorations are lovely. Many happy returns of the day, and may you have many more HAPPY BIRTHDAYS.

Best Wishes,

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Birthday Twyla! Hope your day was special and that you have many many more to come. I found you through the Love of a Teddy Bear, Jennifer. I am so thrilled I did. Do you have a surprise for the last person to tell you Happy Birthday/ You know save the best for last? Oh honey, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday when I saw your post, and what a lovely cake. The table and gifts just look so devine and country. Isn't country just wonderful? I am going to sign up to follow your blog, as I sure do love your style, and I want to come back. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

Queenie said...

Happy Birthday Twyla!!
The party looks like so much fun...everything's all dressed up so pretty...I hope all of your wishes come true!
Big Hugs,

creative breathing said...

Twyla, the happiest of birthday wishes to you! My present is late, I am mortified! I can not find the right size box yet! It was thrilling to see some of your pottery collection. WOW! It is all so beautiful seen together. What a treat for me! Again, a special lady, a special day, all joy to you! Elizabeth

daylily777 said...

Happy Birthday Twyla, I hope your day was wonderful!

daylily777 said...
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Holly said...

Wow, you got 50 birthday wishes! Sweet! I can't wait to see your presents!

Hey, I'm trying to post this morning but blogger is acting up. Just wanted to let you know. If you click on July in the archives, it shows up but it won't show up in normal view. Weird.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Twlya! I was expecting some pics here of your travels for the weekend. Where are you hiding them? I am still wanting to know what was hidden in those birthday packages. Share the love now. Inquiring minds want to know. I'll be watching for those pics. Hope you had a wonderful day honey. Country Hugs and Love, Sherry

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I am actually stopping by to let you know you were one of the winners at my MadHatter Tea Party-If you email me your address I will send you
the party favors!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! I'm so glad I got back online today to wish you happiness! I hope you have lots of fun and find lots of goodies in those packages! Everything looks wonderful! HAVE FUN!

Boo-Bah said...

I hope your Birthday was wonderful. From the photos it looked like it was going to be. What a nice tradition for birthdays. I must say that cake looked mighty good.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and as always your kind comments are appreciated.
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

hello there thanks for your grat post, as usual ((o:

Erica Alexander said...

Happy Bday Leo! mine is the 30th eeek!