Monday, December 6, 2010

Birthday Party! ...and Christmas Flea Market


Happy Birthday...


to me!

My birthday is one week before Christmas to the day. My mother's due date was the 25th but the doctor shook his finger at her and said,
 "don't you dare call me on Christmas!" 
She claims it scared her into birthing me a week early. 
Because we always traveled that week to SD to visit my grandparents and spend Christmas there, my gifts were usually combined with my Christmas gifts. I am not the only Christmas baby that this happened to but because of that I have never had a birthday party. 
Now before you start feeling sorry for me, my family always remembers my birthday and our tradition is I open my birthday gifts Christmas eve before we open our Christmas gifts and yes, now I get birthday wrap. I have never felt neglected or missed out on... in fact I always felt special because my mom always said I get to share my birthday with Jesus.
 This year however is somewhat of a milestone so I thought it would be fun to throw myself a birthday blog party! 
On December 18 
please join me in celebrating my birthday by posting a special gift you have made... 
but not for me, for someone special in your life. It can be anything it just needs to come from the heart. An  ornament, a poem, a photograph, something you have fixed up or collaged or baked. It is up to you... 
You just have to post about why you want to give this person something special and show what you have made. I in turn will pick out 3 of my favorites and give a present to the 3 chosen. Because it is my birthday and it is better to give than to receive. 

Present #1
One of my Angel Tree Toppers

Present #2

Pearl Glass Trees

Present #3


Christmas House

I hope you will have fun with this and come to my birthday party. Please leave a comment and I will set up linky the day of the party and we can celebrate! 
Yay... 



Please take this button and link it back to here and spread the word, I would so appreciate this day to celebrate with you...


Adding on some Fleamarket pictures from the Christmas show I did last weekend. It snowed most of the night and that morning we set up, so it got a little messy. My son was a sweetheart and went with me... couldn't have done it without him.
If you see anything...give a shout, I can  oblige...



























I am linking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday also, check out all the beautiful blogs all dressed in white to be inspired...
Many Blessings
Rebecca

45 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...what fun!
    I actually just finished your "for real" birthday present...I had just started working on your Christmas!
    I want to play along but don't pikc me...like all contests...family is excluded! But I want one of those trees...any extra you might sell?
    I hope you are doin'a bit better! I am thinking about you!
    Much love
    Donna

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  2. What a fun way to celebrate a birthday. I am already thinking if I have time, dang going back to work during the holidays.

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  3. Hi Rebecca,

    Oh how wonderful your blog birthday party is going to be. My Mother's birthday is on the 18th of December too, so it is a special day for me too.
    Your Christmas fleamarket is wonderful, just adore all your gorgeous merchandise.
    I would love to attend your party, celebrate with you and play along, thanks for the invite.

    Happy week
    Hugs & many blessings
    Carolyn

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  4. Hello ,I'm one of your new followers.Your store is Yummy.Do you make some of the products you sale? I enjoyed my visit with you and getting to know you.I am pretty much new to blogging and haven't been to any of the parties,because I can't yet work out how to do it.I do wish you a Happy Birthday and God bless.Please drop by and visit any time.

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  5. What beautiful displays! Goodness your Birthday celebration sounds like lots of fun, thanks for the invite!

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  6. Rebecca, you're so darling. What a wonderful way to do a giveaway. And how sweet of your mom to instill in you that you share a birthday with Jesus! I had such a wonderful time visiting you and shopping this weekend. I can't wait to see that prayer area of yours!

    Hope you're recovering from all your work. (hugs)... Polly

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  7. Happy Birthday!!! This sounds like so much fun..
    debby

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  8. An early Happy Birthday to you Rebecca! I would love to attend your birthday party! I will post on your party next post. What a fun way to celebrate. May your days be merry and bright!

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  9. Hi sweet Rebecca,
    you are a beautifull person, what a lovely way,of celebrating, dear.
    I love all you are giving away--the house is totally fantastic- I would so love to buy,one for next year if possibly-for now no money-my sale week-end ended up in snow-and only snow.The photoes are all so lovely,Rebecca-you made a fantastic display, for the show.
    How do I attend your birthday party-blogging on the day??
    Wishing you a beautifull dear,
    Love and hugs, Dorthe

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  10. Rebecca, how fun. Is that a picture of you? I'd love to join in. I'll see if I can find something in my archives. Happy early birthday!!

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  11. Girl...you don't have to dangle a carrot in front of me...just say party with birthday cake and I'm in! Let's make this the best one ever!
    Debbie
    P.S. Slow.Down!

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  12. OMG I wish for one of everything!!! Wow, Happy Birthday....seriously though, what do you want for your birthday? I just can't get over the talent and the creativity you have here!!!! Beautiful, just beautiful!!!!
    I do wish you the happiest of all birthdays......ever!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  13. WOW!!! LOVE!!! your photos today:) And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  14. I just LOVE all of you photos, they are just beautiful!
    I hope that you have a great birthday!
    xoxox
    amy

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  15. ~♥HELLO & EARLY HAPPY BIRTHDAY...I ALSO, SHARE A B'DAY IN DECEMBER...THE 20TH...WAS BROUGHT HOME ON CHRISTMAS EVE! MY DAD SAID I WAS THE BESTEST PRESENT HE EVER RECEIVED! =) ♥ YOUR PIC IS SOO CUTE & LOVE.YOUR PICS FROM YOUR SHOW.. I WAS GONNA TRY TO GO, BUT LIKE YOU SAID THE SNOW... IT LOOKS WONDERFUL! THANX FOR VISITING & WE WILL HAVE TO GET TOGETHER SOMETIME! HOPE YOU GOT MY MESSAGE AROUND THANKSGIVING ~ I AM SOO BLESSED! TAKE CARE & ENJOY THE SEASON! & AGAIN 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!' LOVE. THAT WE SHARE THE MONTH WITH JESUS! HUGS & BLESSINGS, VIKKI ♥~ XOXOXO

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  16. Hi Rebecca....

    Thanks for coming by and for your kind words... :-)

    Now, if only I could make it to one of your shows... I would be drawn like a magnet to your magical space... I want EVERYTHING!

    Warm huggies,
    Spencer

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  17. Hey Rebecca~

    Happy birthday!! ... I don't know if I can relate directly with you concerning the date of your birthday but, I can relate firsthand with your Mom!! My first son was born THE SAME DAY as you, December 18th {1987 ~ he'll be 23} ... I still struggle to this day with the guilt each year of combining his birthday with Christmas .... and yes, most of the time his presents are wrapped in Christmas paper ... and yes, the present is usually swiped from his Christmas presents hiding in the closet ; ( ... no matter how hard I try, it always comes down to this. And to top it all off .... 18 years later I did it all over again, my second son's birthday is December 30th! {he'll be 5} .... he get's the short end of the stick as well .... like I said I can TOTALLY relate to your Mom! However... she obviously did a great job, you seem to be a well adjusted woman and hopefully my kids will turn out well too!!

    I'm going to do my best to join your bash ... I'll be out of town that day, but maybe I can get my post up early. We'll be in Florida experiencing Disney at Christmas with my youngest boy and won't be home for the oldest boy's BD at all ... guilt, guilt, guilt!!!

    Happ, happy birthday to you ...
    xo
    Jill

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  18. Your photos of the sale were full of yumminess, but then I adore all your creations! Have a wonderful Birthday Month, dear Rebecca!
    lots of love,
    Debra

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  19. Oh Rebecca, I would love to attend your birthday party... thanks for the invite! I've never had a birthday party either, but it was of my own wishes as I was very bashful as a child, and still don't like being the center of attention! Here's wishing you a very happy Birthday!!!
    hugs~~ Daphne

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  20. I forgot to tell you how beautiful all of your pictures are.... and I would have loved to been at that Christmas show, everything looks gorgeous!!!
    Daphne

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  21. Oh those photographs, I was oohing and aahing over them for ages. I spotted so many beautiful things I could have bought in a flash.

    I really love your birthday party idea, such a beautiful way to celebrate your birthday.

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  22. YOUR space and taste are absolutely amazing...wow..come on by..I’m having a giveaway.

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  23. Happy Birthday to Mew, Happy Purrday to Mew, Happy Purrday to meeeewwwwww, Happy Purrday to Mew!

    Okay, so I'm a little early, but I wanted to be sure I was here in case there was ice cream with the cake....yep, LOVE ice cream. Doesn't everyone?!?

    I've given "her" the assignment of gifting. Let's see if "she" can deliver....maybe if I bribed "her" with some birthday cake.....

    Purrs!

    Romeo and "her"

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  24. Rebecca ~ what a delightfully fun way to celebrate your birthday. I shall work on posting your linky button (cute, cute!) on my blog. I am slowly working my way back into blogland and hope to be able to play on your special day. Thank you so much for your very kind welcome message today...made me smile! Wishing you a wonderful week! ~ Angela

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  25. Oh, and many kudos to you and your son on the beautiful setup at the flea market. Hope the snow didn't slow things down too much. Love the depth of texture and character to your creations and blog ~ truly reflects your warm personality! ~ Angela

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  26. What a great idea for a blog party Rebecca! And a very Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that your mom used to tell you that you got to share a birthday with Jesus...that's such a wonderful thing to say!

    The flea market pics look great, but then again, your displays are always fabulous!!!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  27. What a great "party" idea Rebecca. I know exactly what you are talking about beacuse my birthday is the 19th. I think it bothered me more as a kid, but now I don't really even want any more birthdays so if people forget, it's no big deal.

    I really want that mantel.....you don't suppose it would cost much to ship it, do you? LOL

    Take care,

    Kathleen

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  28. The birthday party sounds like so much fun, thanks for the invite , I'll be there! I love your feal market display...if you have any of those smaller bottle brush wreaths left I'd be interested!
    Have a great week!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  29. I am so jealous of that show. Wish I could have been there. Your party sounds divine. I will definitely be there!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  30. Hi Rebecca... Talkin' Trash Deb invited me over to check our your blog and birthday giveaway... my B'day is Dec 18th too! Perhaps thats why I'm drooling over your give away gifts and your booth sale! "Birds of a feather..."

    Happy Birthday early and best wishes for wonderful celebration of our Lord's Birthday. Happiness... Dixie

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  31. Oh Rebecca what a thoughtful thing to do! Happy Birthday sweetie! Hope its the best one yet!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  32. Dear Rebecca,
    First of all, your blog is looking beautiful....and your stall at the flea market looks stunning. There are so many gorgeous things.You must have worked so hard to make everything.
    Your birthday celebrations are going to be wonderful....I just adore that photo of you. XXXX

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  33. OMGoodness I figured out how to post your BD on my sidebar! A small feat for me with this new computer! Yah!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  34. Hey Rebecca! I came by to see you at Kane, but you were with a customer. Will try and catch you next time. Your booth looked great. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My brother's is the 19th. xo

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  35. Oh my goodness!!! I was so busy drooling over the pics from the flea market I didn't even process the Birthday Party idea (how fun!). WHERE was this? It looked AMAZING! And I love the the little angels- do you have any left? Actually I loved EVERYTHING you showed!!!Thank you so much for the recent visits to my site and your comments- I love hearing from you!!! Have a wonderful day!

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  36. Oh I just can't wait till the 18th to see all the lovely things our blooger friends will show. I hope to come up with something that my friend won't see because it is for her.

    Do you have any more of those pretty star pillows like Counting My Blessings had on her blog?

    Janice

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  37. Joyeux Birthday Rebecca!

    I so enjoyed my visit to your beautiful blog and posting.

    Will return always, thank you for your merry visit to my place :)

    Blessings
    Dore

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  38. Happy Belated Birthday! My husband's DOB is Dec. 9th. The nicest people are born in December. :)

    Here is a gift for you. Christmas is not almost over. I see that you are a believer. So everyday is Christmas for us. But as far as the consumerism of the day, technically the first day of Christmas begins on the 25th. It ends 12 days later (hence the song) on January 6th, the Epiphany. While everyone is always scrambling to pull their trees down I leave mine up until then. So put it up and enjoy. I probably won't get to mine until tomorrow after church. Better to arrive late to the party than not at all.

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  39. Rebecca dear, I didn't think I'd be able to join in on the party, but I'm going to try, if you don't mind it being a part of the VIF post. I'm putting up your party button on my sidebar. Sorry to be such a latecomer.
    much love,
    Debra

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  40. Happy, Happy Birthday to You Rebecca... What a time to Celebrate~
    Cheryl

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  41. Oh Rebecca, I want to wish you a very special Happy Birthday. I love to come and visit your blog, you always have the most beautiful photos, I wish I lived close enough to come to your show, just beautiful. I will be thinking of you on your special day. Hugs, Terri

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  42. Rebecca, I wish you a blessed birthday and many more to come. May God grant you wisdom, joy, grace, faith, and all kind of spiritual gift so you can continue to bless other the way you do. I admired the love relationship you got going with the Lord, and Rebecca if you have that you don't need anything else since He takes care of us. THank you for blessing my life, have a blessed day, Marta.

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  43. Rebecca, First off, Happy Birthday! I found your blog through Sandy at Quill Cottage. I love the idea of sharing like this. You have a lovely blog. I will be back! I grabbed your button and posted my 'special gift' on my blog. I am new to all of this, so I think that is what I was suppossed to do. Have a splendid day, make it your own.
    Amy

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  44. Oh my goodness what beyond gorgeous
    gorgeous things you have!!
    I would have LOVED being at
    the show, I just adore everything!!

    xoxo
    Lori

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  45. I can totally relate to your Christmas-time birthday. Mine is December 23 and in addition to being two days before Christmas, I was born on my mother's birthday, so I get double pooh. My first birthday party was three years ago when I turned 60, a total surprise from my husband!
    Happy Belated Birthday.
    Marcy

    www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

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