Birthday Surprises Galore


I didn't realize all the goodies I received for my birthday until I started working on this post. I feel lucky to have been spoiled this way.

My husband gifted me a Dorothy Barbie because I collect Pop Culture Barbies, so this was really special.
My father 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. One of my SIL's gifted me a wonderful bag of vintage and vintagey goods. A fabulous red 1960's hat, as well as a head scarf, two awesome magnets, and a stunning necklace.

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! What a splendid birthday I had and thank you all again for your sweet wishes.

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  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

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

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  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!

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  4. so much wonderful presents. congrats :)

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  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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