Sunday, June 13, 2010

Best birthday ever!

Yesterday was my 23rd birthday and boy oh boy did I get spoilt by my husband and friends! I thought I would share with you guys some of the goodies I received so here we go:

Keep Calm and Carry On canvas bag and tin with plasters (too pretty to ever use!)

A gorgeous vintage plate that will be mounted to my wall (thank you husband)

The latest Frankie book and Catcher in the Rye- a classic I've always wanted to own!

Where the Wild Things Are.... another classic I've always wanted to own

Some more books from the Penguin Classic Book cover series. I have so much reading ahead of me now!

A parliament of owls drawn for me by my friend!

A bird cage drawn for me by another friend (surrounded by talent!) and a beautiful interior design coffee table book.

And this isn't even all my presents, I actually got spoilt with so much more but I haven't had a chance to photograph it all.

42 comments:

  1. What wonderful presents! I especially love the books :) Happy belated birthday!

    - Danielle

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  2. oh wow, you are one very lucky birthday girl! Everything looks so amazing.

    xxoo

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  3. What lovely gifts! This almost reads as a list of things I'd like for my own birthday. As a matter of fact, I might forward this post on to a few friends as a bit of a hint, haha. xx

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  4. Awesome presents! You have amazing people in your life, I would love to be spoiled like that! Happy birthday!

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  5. I hope you had the best ever birthday, darling! You're so special, and you very clearly deserve it! I'm loving the frankie magazine books, especially the photography one. It never fails to inspire me!

    Enjoy the rest of your presents, you lucky girl you!

    Much Love and best birthday wishes,
    Norah xxxxx

    http://thislittleblogbelongstome.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh goodness, if I were to recieve all this I'd be overwhelmed with joy. The canvas bag, the popular penguin books, the hand drawn illustrations by friends!

    Amazing, amazing.

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  7. You lucky thing!

    The owl pictures are so gorgeous, he should mass produce them!

    The Catcher In The Rye and Breakfast At Tiffany's are both excellent, hope you enjoy them :)

    x Jess

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  8. How lucky you are to have received such amazing gifts! You have very sweet and talented friends!

    I love love love those owl drawings and frames, and the birdcage drawing, too!

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  9. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday doll... So I will wish you a happy belated one.

    lm.x

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  10. Oh you are a girl after my own heart. Happy birthday

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  11. wow your friends & husband really put alot of thought into your presents :) you're so loved! & there's something really endearing about those orange penguin book covers

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  12. Happy belated birthday! Those are wonderful presents :)
    I am actually reading a book by Jonathan Safran Foer right now - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I love his style of writing!
    Your other presents are oh so lovely, too!

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  13. Hi there darl.
    I love your blog. its adorable.
    happy belated birthday hun.
    hope you had an amazing day. :]

    i would like to hear your thoughts on 'everything is illuminated' when you're finished. i didnt enjoy it at all however, as manji said below, 'extremely loud and incredibly close' is amazingly good.

    take care xx

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  14. Sweetness. I love getting books for my birthday xx

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  15. Wow that IS a good birthday! I love the little owls drawn by your friend - they're so beautiful and the frames are lovely. I'm very jealous of your books - they look lovely. I love design books. I've never heard of Frankie Magazine but it looks lovely - I might have to check it out!
    x

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  16. That is so useful and intelligent presents! You have amazing friends! Marika
    and check out my new project - Story of my Clothes

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  17. What fab-u-lous presents!! How great that you have wonderful people in your life that know you so well. :)

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  18. happy happy happy (belated) birthday!! you are one lucky person to be spoilt with such amazing goodies, enjoy them and hope you've had a good one x

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  19. Happy happy Birthday. 23 is a very good year - enjoy :-)

    Bettye

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  20. I love the books you received they are nice!

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  21. the owls! oh the owls! how incredible, I love them! goodness.

    Glad you had the most wonderful birthday! oooh i was so close to getting you of mice and men! haha. lucky!

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  22. That is SO COOL!
    The bird cage drawing makes me swoon.

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  23. these are beautiful, beautiful gifts! i'm so glad you had such a lovely birthday. :)

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  24. books are always the best presents!
    and nothing beats a penguin classic.

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  25. Wow this is so weird I used to use your layout and I'm currently using the layout that your friend is using.

    xoxo

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  26. Also it looks like your friends are treating you well :P

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  27. ohhh i want to get some of those classic books! and the keep calm plasters dont stick very well anyway, so just save them, they are so so cute. we should have a sweet treat making date with our frankie books. x

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  28. hey! we share the same birthday! and year! happy birthday to you! such a coincidence :) and I was spoilt by my friends and family too :)

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  29. Happy belated bday!!!thos gifts are amazing!! I love the owls!!! you gotta share the rest ;) have a nice day!

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  30. Such wonderful prezzies!I love the 'Sweet Treats' Happy, happy birthday :)

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  31. Lovely presents!

    Have you read Everything is Iluminated before? It's one of my favourite books, it's amazing

    xx

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  32. Oh boy oh boy, I looove the owls!

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  33. Happy belated birthday, hope you had a wonderful day!
    You are such a lucky girl, all those gifts look absolutely gorgeouss!!

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  34. O, how pretty and sweet.
    Happy birthday.

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  35. THAT BAG! So lovely. And I want to read Everything is Illuminated sooo bad!

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  36. Wow - all of them are lovely!

    Jealous much!

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  37. Ooooh how gorgeous!!!
    We are getting in some "Keep Calm" goodies instore probably :) Shhhh :P

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  38. Of Mice and Men, Catcher in the Rye and Breakfast at Tiffanys are three of my all time favourites

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  39. Of Mice and Men, Catcher in the Rye and Breakfast at Tiffanys are three of my all time favourites

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  40. oh wow i adore the owls! WHat a lucky girl you are!

    Love your blog, just stumbled upon it when reading Much Love
    xxx

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  41. Looks like a great birthday! I just had my 23rd birthday as well, on the 17th and while I didn't get gifts I had a good time with my close friends and a lot of pints at our favorite ale house.

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