Saturday, September 19, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you go to visit her blog you can get a list of all the other participants.

I took Beverly's challenge this week and went to visit a blog that I had not been to before and found the most wonderful blog. Vera at "Seams to Sew and Quilt" has a delightful mix of yummy cakes, cupcakes and quilts. I really enjoyed strolling through her blog and will be sure to stop back quite often.

Monday was my birthday and it was like Christmas at my cottage, so I'm going to share with you all of the pinkness that came my way this week.

First look at this yummy Dairy Queen cake my daughter Jen and my grandson's surprised me with.
It was delish!

Jen also made me some faux cakes for my birthday. Look how sweet this Maypole cake is. It's right at home in my teatime/cupcake guest bedroom.

Jen also made me this pretty ballerina cake.
Look how sweet, she even has a bracelet.

I love the back of her dress. Thank you so much Jen for your sweet thoughtful gifts!

My son is away for two weeks of training with the Army for his deployment in March but he sent me this beautiful card.
Another adorable gift from my daughter Jen. A sweet little halloween pincushion. Jen even made some ribbon rose pins for it. Love it Jen.

Jen wrapped my gift in this pretty teatime fabric, I love it and I think I'm going to make a small tabletop quilt for my kitchen island.

My sweet husband surprised me with this beautiful heart necklace.
And a pretty pink heart ring.

My friend Bertie from Aunt May Cottage sent me this beautiful box of goodies!
Look at this beautiful glove that she made. She makes the most adorable things.
A close up of the glove.
The next three are close ups of the embroidery that Bertie sent me, pink, Southern Belles and embroidery. Three of my favorite things! Thank you so much Betie I will treasure them! I have not decided what I'm going to make them into but they will be something special.

Next I have some pretty pink gifts from my friend Katie at Rose Breeze Boutiques. Thank you so much Katie, The emroidered pillow is just beautiful as is the journal and card.
My friend Lorena over at Rose Chic Friends made me this adorable inital with hand made roses, a pretty card and some pink ribbons. Thank you so much Lorena.

I am so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. Thank you all so much!

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you. I enjoyed sharing my birthday with you!
Blessings to you, Shirl


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Wow! What a lovely group of pink gifts! they are all so beautiful!

Happy Pink Saturday!

pughy said...


You have got a lot of brilliant stuff there.. Love the cakes, cards and presents.. Have a lovely weekend.. Hugs GJ x

Anne Fannie said...

Happy Birthday sweet Shirl!
What lovely gifts you got!
Hope your day is filled with sunshine and fun!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely lot of birthdat treats lucky you that cake looks incredible have a fab pink saturday

Regina said...

Lovely pink! Happy birthday! I'm celebrating my birthday too at Pink Saturday.
Enjoy the weekend.

Sherri S said...

Beautiful items! Happy Birthday to YOU! Hope you enjoy every moment.

Elise said...

Well of course I love the dancer.... everything looks so beautiful though.

Sue said...

Lots of pretty images posted on your blog today! Those "faux" cakes are AMAZING. So beautiful.
But when it comes to eatin'...those ice cream cakes are one of my favorites!

Happy PS,

♥Mimi♥ said...

My goodness, this post was filled to the brim with pink and happiness and friends. All good. All wonderful. All special!

Claudia said...

What wonderful treasure you received on your birthday! Happy Birthday and Happy Pink Saturday!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Happy belated Birthday Shirl! My birthday was Thursday the 17th. Oh what beautiful gifts you recieved. The cakes are gorgeous! Does you daughter sell them? Oh, I would love one of those! Happy pink saturday, and have a great weekend!


Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Shirl, thank you so much for mentioning me and the link to my blog. I feel very honored you chose me to share.... Love your post and all the pretties today. My favorites are the southern belles, so pretty. Happy Birthday, have a good weekend, thanks again.

Vintage To Chic said...

good morning Shirl. wonderful gifts from wonderful friends, Ain't life grand, hope you have a great week,

Atelier de Charo said...

Happy Birthday Shirl!!!
Loveling pink, have a lot of fun.

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday, and Happy Birthday too! Wonderful gifts, love the southern belles. The bling
from hubby is gorgeous. Lucky lady!

Llyn M said...

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Suzy said...

What a fabulously pink birthday! Happy Birthday to you :-) You're friend and family gave you some awesome stuff. Those faux cakes are amazing!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday for last Monday. What a lot of lovely gifts you got and all so pink.
Happy Pink Saturday :)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie Pie!!! That cake looks sooooo good right now!! I am dying over that maypole cake from Jen! And the necklace from your guy is gorgeous!!!! Love the colors :)
Love ya sweets and hope you have a beautiful year!

KatCollects said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! You received some beautiful gifts, the card from your Son got to me the most. My Son is in the army also. I am sending good wishes and prayers for your Son and you during his deployment.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Shirl!
Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Belated Birthday my friend. It looks as though you had a wonderful birthday. How thoughtful of your family and friends. I so love the faux cakes, and the initial is so beautiful (it could stand for Sherry also). I love that vintage looking glove. It is so beautiful, just absolutely so beautiful. Your husbands gifts were outstanding eye candy, and the best gift of all, that card of love from your precious Son. How great was that? My son was in the Army to years ago, and I remember how precious those cards and letters were to me. It is so hard to let go of them for any amount of time. We hold their hearts forever. Have a wonderful day sweetie. Country hugs, Sherry

Connie said...

Jen did beautiful "cakes" for you, sweetpea! Truly, those are gorgeous! All of it actually is gorgeous. Happy birthday, chick.

Tammy said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Boy, you did hit the pink jack-pot!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Happy Birthday to you...I hope it was wonderful. You had a great start with all of those goodies and those cakes were drool worthy!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Shirl,
Happy Pink Saturday! What a wonderful family you have! Those cakes your daughter made are adorable and just everything is lovely. You are indeed blessed and a belated Happy Birthday to you.



You received some lovely and beautiful gifts...
I am so glad that your day was special!
Deb :)


You received some lovely and beautiful gifts...
I am so glad that your day was special!
Deb :)

Pearl said...

Happy Birthday Shirl!! And here's to many more. You are truly blessed with all the goodies you received.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!
Super super PINKS!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Happy Birthday. I adore those pink gloves. And, Happy late Pink Saturday!

Beansieleigh said...

My goodness Shirl!! You certainly blessed with good family and good friends! Happy Birthday to you! All the pinks are beautiful and the Dairy Queen cake looks DELICIOUS!!! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Shirl said...

Hi Debbie, Happy belated birthday to you too! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments about my daughters faux cakes! Yes she does sell her faux cakes, cookies and hand painted roses at this link ~~~ Lolli's shops. She can do special order's too if you don't see what you want there.
Bless you, Shirl

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink sat Mom,You are so welcome on the gifts and I am so happy you like them.That cake was so good wish I had a piece right now.I love the pale pink glove Bertie made and the southern girls emb.All your other gifts are so pretty too.Bobs card is so pretty.I really like the vinatge post card at the top of the post.Hugs,Love you,Jen

SmilingSally said...

Well Happy Birthday, Shirl! You have so many lovely things you shared.

Gabriela said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

I really hope you save some of this fabulous pink cake for me...

~ Gabriela ~

someplace in thyme said...

Oh my goodness, it's all so beautiful. Happy Birthday Shirl. What a great way to celebrate a wonderful occasion. Please forgive my tardiness this week, but I still wanted to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Sandi said...

You had the birthday to beat all birthdays didn't you? How nice! Your friend Stephanie from Angelic Accents sent me over. Lovely blog ! I will be back!

Sandi said...

PS What kind of cake is that dairy queen cake?? I must know!! lol

Jean Tuthill said...

Happy Birthday, Shirl! Your gifts are so beautiful. I just wanted to let you know that I am having my 100th post giveaway and I wanted you to join in on the fun! I know you will love the stuff that I've chosen, so come over and see what it's all about.

Susie Jefferson said...

Belated happy birthday! How fabulous, and what wonderful prezzies. A truly gorgeous and mouthwatering selection, hee hee

Happy Pink Saturday (on Tuesday... I'm still visiting everyone...)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, Happy Birthday. Looks like it was very special. All your gifts are gorgeous and you are so loved and blessed. The cakes that Jen made are so pretty as well as the wonderful handmade pinki cushion. Love what you received from Bertie, Katie and Lorena. Such talented girls all!!

The jewelry your sweet hubby gave you is gorgeous. I adore the pink ring and the heart is perfect.

Thank you for stopping by. My heart and prayers will be with your son upon his deployment. I pray God speed him home again quickly. The card he sent you is beautiful.

Glad you are loving your teaching job too. I know it is very rewarding.
Love to you sweet friend.
Celestina Marie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sweet Shirl! Jen's gifts to you are so beautiful! She always knows the perfect things for everyone! Love what Lorena, Katie, and Bertie gifted you with, too. They are all such sweet and talented ladies. That heart necklace and pink ring are out of this world! I'm running behind, but a package will be coming soon. Love you and am so glad that your special day was so wonderful!

Angelic Accents

Amisha said...

Belated wishes!!! And such lovely treats