Monday, April 04, 2011

What A Week!

What a wonderful birthday I had this past week. John started the week of by completing the painting of our office. We ended up going with Benjamin Moore paint in Beacon Grey and I am more than pleased with the result. It reads pale blue and coordinates perfectly with the gray blue in the Turkish carpet that Mom & Dad brought back for me with them from a trip to the Holy Lands more than a decade ago.
Look what the kids got me. What a surprise, three gorgeous pieces of the china that I posted about a few weeks ago. It is more beautiful than I could have imagined. The detail and texture is exquisite.
The covered Butter Dish with the detailed draining plate inside.

The 14 1/2" Oval Platter.
The Round Covered Vegetable Dish.
We had friends that were in town to shop for their up-coming trip to Italy that stopped by to drop of this darling McKenzie-Child's serving piece they had gotten me.

All in all it was a great week. Now it is time to get back to work around here and to find someone to hang our wallpaper in the dining room so I can use all this beautiful china.


  1. Looks like your family was very good to you. Enjoy your presents. I love the MacKenzie-Childs tray. I also picked up a MacKenzie-Childs flower pot this weekend, posted photos on my blog.

    Oh, you are the 2nd person in a week to use the BM Beacon Grey on their walls. Love it, esp. how pale shades of blue really stand out. Looks fabulous!!

  2. It sounds like a great Birthday! The china is such a sweet gift...I love the McKenzie-Child's serving tray! There is so much you can do with the MC piece...I am picturing cookies in a neat line! xx

  3. LPD, Who else used the Beacon Grey? Would love to see what they did with it. It is my new favorite color

    eSa, Cookies would be great. I was thinking ?Caprizi? salad.

  4. What a wonderful birthday it looks like you had..happy birthday! Love the it Limoges? Looks like it...beautiful pieces and painting your office..what a great and thoughtful gift! I love any gray..really into it...beautiful!

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! Your den looks pretty all freshly painted.
    What pretty gifts you received!

  6. Sue,
    Happy Belated Birthday! My husband celebrated his birthday on the 3rd and our son-by-love, Chad, on the 4th.

    Your lovely home always looks so inviting and friendly.

    Your missings shirts may show up in Scottsboro, Alabama at 'Unclaimed Baggage''s been featured on 'Ophrah''s very interesting to visit when we're in that area. The things that are left on planes!

    God bless....Betty @ Country Charm

  7. Love the china pieces, the pattern is so pretty and delicate looking. Your office looks so nice and I love the Turkish carpet..just beautiful!


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