Ohhhhh Presents!!!!

A Vintage Nerd
I didn't realize all the goodies I received for my birthday until I started working on this post. Oh my! I am one lucky girl indeed!

My super special gift was from my husband who is the one to actually get me into collecting Barbies. I know, strange, but once he heard I only had one growing up, well...I suppose he didn't want me to go without anymore. I specifically collect Pop Culture Barbies. For example, Barbies from film and tv.

When I saw the Dorothy Barbie I just swooned! I loved the Glinda and Wicked Witch ones too so I am going to keep an eye out for them. I love her to bits already!

He also gave me the blue-ray of "The Wizard of Oz"! Believe it or not I don't own it so this is a super treat and I cannot wait to watch it!

My father also gifted me a gift card so I went over to Ulta and scored some makeup! I have been wanting to try Smashbox so I found a trial size one as well as a proper brush to apply foundation, some new eye shadow and lip liners as well as a mascara from Benefit.
Dorothy Barbie
One of my SIL's gifted me a wonderful bag of vintage and vintagey goods. A fabulous red 1960's (it looks like to me) hat, as well as a head scarf, two awesome magnets (with two of my favorite actors on it), and a stunning necklace!!!!
Vintage Hats
Throughout the month of January I also gifted myself a few things. I finally ordered some new blog cards for my new and improved blog. A definite must have for every blogger to have handy to give out. I also scored on sale a vintage religious brooch that I have had my eye on for months! Its simple and pretty and meaningful to me. Exactly how I like my pieces to be.

I also scored myself a few vintage reading books that I purchased on Amazon used. I prefer my books to be used, not only does it save money but it sort of is like recycling. Mary Pickford's autobiography "Sunshine and Shadow", a well reviewed book on Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks called "The Most Popular Couple The World Has Known", and lastly "Discovering Vintage New York". When I saw that book I knew I had to have it. My husband and I love to explore NY so this was right up my alley.

Lastly, I scored myself a NOS 1960's patriotic dress that is just dreamy. I purchased it from Bijou Vintage Bazaar and they were just wonderful to work with, not to mentioned fantastic prices!
Blog Cards
Mary Brooch
Vintage Reading
Bijou Vintage Bazaar
What a splendid birthday I had and thank you all again for your sweet wishes! Which giftie from my stash did you like best?


  1. Soooo many fabulous birthday presents! You've got to love, too, how beautifully that necklace and the darling 60s frock you bought yourself coordinate. Everything here is awesome - it's too hard to pick a single fave! :)

    ♥ Jessica

  2. You got some lovely presents. I very much like the dress you bought yourself, plaid and pockets are a winning combination.

  3. Waow lucky gal! I usually don't receive anything for my birthday...
    I'm waiting to see pictures of you in this beautiful dress with your new necklace, love blue, white, red.. that's also our french colors!

  4. so much wonderful presents. congrats :)

  5. How wonderful!! I love all your birthday goodies! I too love buying used books and often sell my books one to get money for either more books or vintage.

    Happy Birthday, dear!



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