This past Saturday we celebrated my birthday with my sisters and good friend Ruby. It was a fabulous day and one that I'll remember forever (warning, this is a long post with lots of pictures)! My good friend Lois taught us a wonderful class on Hand Sculptures.
By the way, the theme of the party was black and white. Below is a picture of Lois, myself and my sister Pat.
Here we are hard at work on our hand sculptures.
Lois also pre-sewed the hearts and made many face transfers for us...it was great to have all of this ready for us to use. We got to focus on the fun stuff - embellishing! The picture below is the one I was working on.
Below is a picture of all of us and our hand sculptures. It was such a fun project to make. Lois was a fantastic teacher, so patient, organized and generous!
Next, I have to show you pictures of how my sisters decorated the house...it was great, I just loved it all!
|My sister Pat made the banner.|
|My sister Diana made these cups.|
|My sister Frances made this 5 tier paper box cake.|
|Maryl brought these beautiful white roses.|
|Diana made these black bottom cup cakes.|
|The food was all my favorites and all so delicious and love that black candelabra.|
|My sister Diana & Frances and friend Ruby.|
|I just love the polka dot plates.|
I received some wonderful gifts from everyone.
|Beautiful hand made cards, Kelly Rae luggage, Kate Spade purses, jar of goodies, vintage items, lots of black and white supplies and accessories and hand made heart.|
I also made goodie bags for my guest - of course black and white themed.
It was a great birthday celebration. Unfortunately, my sister Lana is in France and was unable to attend...but I'm sure she's having a great time as well.
The day wasn't over after the party. Nate Burkus was on a book signing tour and was just a few blocks away, so several of us went to see him.
I really enjoy watching his show, he has such great ideas, he's entertaining and so adorable.
Here's his book that he was promoting that night...this is his second book.
We came back to the house and caught the 9th inning of the Giants winning. What a way to end a perfect day...I didn't want the day to end!
Thank you to Lois, my sisters and Ruby for making this one special birthday for me - everything was perfect! I love you all and feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life!