Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday shelf -silent celebrations

I love celebrations, especially when they are kept simple.

There is something special about secrets and silence that I admire as I grow. Who needs a party for 200 of your closest friends? Today, I have prepared a simple "soup de poissin" for my dear darlin blog buddy. We will share soup (just the two of us) from these wonderful shells and spend the day talking about our love of art, books, parenting, being a woman, taking care of pets, dreams, travels, health, excercise and back to art.
After lunch, I have a special sail boat coming to shore to pick us up for a sunset cruise.

I have a lovely basket of fresh fruits, some crisp white wine, raw nuts and some olives to enjoy just in case we need a little nourishment.
But first, a little road trip is planned, and these hot wheels are waiting for us to vroom away for the afternoon, do a little shopping, a little sight-seeing and squealing. Girls are never too old for screaming, laughing or just enjoying the silence together. Hermes scarves are waiting for us to tie-on, once the top goes down!
Look at these retro -patriotic puppies, found along the way, just in time to kick-up our heels and celebrate the day with some music and dancing.
Happy Birthday to darlin Debra over here. I made a special red velvet cake to celebrate.
There is fresh fruit if you prefer?
Take a seat, join me in wishing her a fabulous birthday.
We are out in the garden, near that raised bed, just around the corner from the sweetest little dream studio. So much for silent celebrations, the secret is out, let the party begin!
Look for the red white and blue flags lining the walkway.
Happy Birthday to a sweet lady!

Images from Coastal Home


Debra said...

Oh Patricia~ You are dear. It won't take me long to get ready- what a day! Thank-you for planning such a fabulous celebration. That car reminds me of Thelma and Louise....... let's see if we can kick up our heels a bit. I've put on my red lipstick and we're off......... Thanks darlin'.

VictoriaArt said...

What a lovely tribut!
Happy Birthday, Debra!
It's nice to make something special for a friend! You know so well how to do this, Patricia!
And I too love small parties best!

I love every picture, just fabulous!


Ina in Alaska said...

I have never met Debra in person but I have talked with her by phone and felt an instant connection. We talked like old friends.

Happy Birthday Darlin!!!!! You are such a beautiful lady and I wish you the happiest birthday ever. I LOVE the party Patricia has planned for you, right down to the shoes!!! For fruit, I will take a juicy peach please from Lucca....I will toast to you today, dear, and thank you Patricia for letting the secret out about such a sweet and wonderful friend!! xoxoxoxox

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Doesn't that sound a perfect day!

Enjoy every second of a delightful weekend -- quiet or not.

Many happy returns of the day to Debra.

pve design said...

I forgot to add some "beach glass combing" but perhaps we can plan that for another day- as I know it is one part work and the other part pure joy.
Enjoy your day, red lipstick and all, do you have a favorite red lipstick. I need a new one, a clear vibrant red!

thanks dear!
cherish today!

Thanks for your kind and warm wishes.
Looks like we are having some of the same glorious temps.

The Zhush said...

That was lovely! Debra is the best!
I almost feel like I was just celebrating with the two of you.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

It's nice when someone remembers you. That's so kind of you. Yes, small parties are most special, 'cause who has 200 real friend anyway?

BonjourRomance said...

What a lovely day you have planned for you blogger friend. The red velvet is mouth-watering. I prefer small get togethers as well, it so much easier to really talk!
Happy SUnday,

pretty pink tulips said...

It sounds like a magical day ahead ---- just as it should be. Happy Birthday, Debra!


oh those shoes... and that cake !! wonderful

Prairie Girl Studio said...

gee, pve ... thank you SO much for coming by to visit ... it has been far too long since i have been here, but am 'over the moon' to be here on this very special day, celebrating debra's day and your holiday!
extra sweet!

i have to say those shoes are 'trippy' ... they would be SO much fun!

thanks again ~ sunshine to you!
xo prairiegirl

Anonymous said...

That looks wonderful! What a great friend you are :) Enjoy!

Charlotta Ward said...

How gorgeous to deck a table with large shells like that. Lovely post!
Hoping you have had a nice long weekend.

x Charlotta

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

What a precious post! Happy Birthday to Debra. She is darling. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

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The Homesteading Apartment said...

It really does sound like the perfect day...such a lovely birthday offering for Debra! You created a day much like my Grandmother would create celebration times for us.

As the days go by, I appreciate those simpler times more and more when the essence of celebration elegance meant cherished pieces were used for the dinner setting, flowers from the garden were cut and placed throughout the home, favorite fixings garnered the tables and southern hospitality was at its finest. The most mundane day was suddenly transformed into something magical and we were queens and kings for the day...much like your time created for Debra (:


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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Happy Belated Birthday, dear lady,
love all the gorgeous pictures here especially shoes and cake;-)

Debra said...

Thank you so much to all of you for the very kind birthday wishes. Now let's cut that cake shall we? Enjoy this special holiday weekend~ Thanks again Patricia- you know how to celebrate!

Hello Lover... said...

I love that first image - and that cake looks delicious! Happy belated birthday Debra!