Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May 25th ~ Let's Celebrate!

Today is my Birthday! 

Yippee, Hooray, May 25th, my most favorite time of the year besides my families birthday's of course.

As I get older (hopefully wiser in some aspects of my life),
 I am grateful to celebrate this day!
So, I was thinking, what can I do for you,
how can I in a small way say thanks
for the sweet words you leave me so often,
 for the kind emails you send me that seems to always lift my spirits and make my day
 and while you may never leave me a comment, you let me know you are reading what I am passionate about. 

So, today I wake up a year older
 (it's just a number, right, and you are only as old as you feel),
a glorious day for sure!

  I want to give you a gift to say thanks for making my life richer, fuller, and just because....it's my birthday and I want to do this!

So, you tell me. What would you like? 
A year subscription to a favorite magazine, there are still some great ones out there, or
Every month would you like to enjoy your favorite coffee at your favorite coffee house and just enjoy it all to yourself, or
would you like a spa day, a day just to relax and enjoy yourself, or
Would you like a gift certificate and you can shop for yourself?

Here's what you need to do:
Tell me what you would like (yes, you have to leave me a comment)
Or, if you don't have a blog, send me an email and I'll post it here, my email is garden_antqs@yahoo.com
That's it!

I'll select one person on June 1st (another great Birthday celebration will be done on this day)!
This is one of my favorite cakes, for the recipe click here.


  1. Happy birthday to you, Theresa!!
    Enjoy YOUR day!

    You have already awarded me with my dream wish ... thank you ; )


  2. Happy Birthday! There are so many people that I know that have a birthday today. I would love to have a subscription to a magazine. There a few that I am interested in.

    Have a wonderful birthday today!

  3. Just want to wish you a Happy Birthday, sweet friend.

    I don't need one thing. I'm truly blessed to have more than I need and my wants are small, truly. Just want you to have a delicious day with that handsome hubby of yours and the boys. I'm sure they'll treat you as the royal queen that you are! Happy birthday!!!!!


  4. HaPPy BiRthDay to YOU!*!*! Enjoy that Outrageous looking CaKe!!! Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  5. I'm one of those that rarely leaves a comment but reads your blog faithfully! You know what I would really like? To go junking with you! But since that isn't possible, I'd like to have something that you love, something that would remind me of you! Or a mag subscription - I'm down to just Country Living and I need a magazine fix!

    Happy birthday, my dear, happy birthday to you!

  6. I just stopped by to wish you a glorious birthday...and here you are offering your gift to another...how gracious is that? That gesture speaks volumes about your character. I do pray that your day is wonderful and filled to the brim with all that brings you joy....as for what I would like...if you insist(smile) a magazine subscription would be wonderful....I do find it very hard being on the receiving end though but,if you insist and that is your wish.
    Blessings to you again and a wonderful,wonderful B-D......

  7. Happy Birthday! The mile high coconut cake is one of my all time favorites. There was a restaurant in NYC that used to serve this in a lemon version. Perfection!
    Sweet idea to gift someone else on YOUR day. A cup of Starbucks is always a favorite here! :-)

  8. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays fellow May baby. Life is grand and I know it is for you. Grab a slice of that cake, put your feet up and enjoy the day. Sea Witch

  9. Happy birthday, Theresa, may you have a fun-filled day!!! I can't ask for anything, you already give me plenty, in the way of friendship!!!!
    Much love,

  10. oh sweet T, happy birthday! I hope it is a good one and yes it is just a number. how like you to give a gift to someone else on your day. Anything you gave me would be wonderful cause it came from you. your friendship is already a gift in itself.

    love you much,


  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! You are choosing the winner on my Birthday! June 1. You & I are indeed getting not older but, better. I would only go back to being young IF I could take the knowledge with me. How about you? What would I like????? A years subscription to one of the Somerset Magazines. In fact... I intend to treat myself to at least 2 this year on my BDay. After all who buys better presents for us than us? HAVE A GREAT Birthday & CELEBRATE ALL WEEK! Hugs! Charlene

  12. Enjoy your Special Day. May your Birthday find you with a dance in your step and a song in your heart! ...eat lots of cake!!

  13. Girl... I want nothing more than to wish you the HAPPIEST of Birthdays!!! Enjoy it - do some fun fantastic stuff!!!

    :-D robelyn

  14. Happy Birthday Theresa!!! I hope you have a wonderful blessed day! You are so sweet to want to do something for all of us on your special day. No need...just knowing you is blessing enough for me! Have a great day!


  15. Happy Birthday!!! I just wanted to wish you a great day!

  16. See this is exactly what I mean... just read all these sweet comments and you make my heart full! My hubby's birthday is on June 1st and when he asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I looked at him and said so what do you want for your birthday. He said the same thing as you, to go shopping in Canton. So, that will be our gifts to each other! Can't wait for next week to hit the junkin road. Thanks to all of you for such wonderful Birthday wishes!

  17. Happy Birthday, Theresa

    Wishing you a wonderful day and hoping to see you soon.

    Kindest regards,


  18. Happy Birthday -- hope it's the best one ever. I wanted to send you a message about your cake recipe but didn't think it would be right on your last post but it was great. Also, I'm thinkin I'd like a beach house -- is that too much???? Have a wonderful day. Jan

  19. Happy Birthday darlin'!! Enjoy your day and may it be filled with fun, laughter and sparkle!

  20. Happy belated bday Theresa...hope you had a fabulous day!!! That cake looks awesome!

  21. Happy Birthday dear friend! I hope that the year ahead brings you much joy, good health, tons of fun and lots of good junk! :)

  22. I don't need one single thing, except I want YOU to enjoy YOUR day! When you really think about what we "need" in life, it isn't about things at all. But the people we know and love is all need to get by in this life. Have a wonderful birthday my friend.

    Take care, Sue

  23. Happy Birthday T - It is also my b'day month. Isn't it wonderful to have Mother's Day and beautiful spring flowers this time of year. Makes is a special time. Have fun shopping!

  24. Hi Theresa and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear friend! My dream gift would be to spend the day with you! Maybe someday! Your cake looks like MY favorite cake, so have a big piece for me. And Celebrate with those you love,
    big hugs and blessings,

  25. Happy Birthday Santa Theresa! What a lovely post. I hope you have a great day. Being a true friend is all I need! Thanks. ox

  26. Happy Birthday, my sweet, wonderful, beautiful, talented friend!

    And since you DID ask, if I could have anything, it would be the chance to learn the art of display from YOU! Your vignettes are the best and most creative out there! I've studied your photos until I'm cross-eyed. :-)

    Have a wonderful day!
    Love ya!


  27. Have a great birthday! Just enjoy your special day :)



  29. Happy Birthday! Have a fabulous day!

  30. ahh, hap-hap-happy birthday friend! i hope you have an amazing day! what would i like for YOUR birthday? a slice of that cake for starters! and for YOU to have a blessed year!

  31. Happy Birthday!! You are such a giving person all year long...it figures that you would want to give a gift on your B-day. I'd like to meet you the next time you're up in Quinlan or somewhere around here.
    Since you and your husband's birthdays are only a few days apart, you should just celebrate all week!!

  32. Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day!

    I don't need anything, your blog and gorgeous photos is a gift all itself!

    Instead, I hope you get everything you've ever wanted on your special day!

  33. From Stanna: Hi Love your blog. I would love a gift certificate.... Thanks, Stanna

  34. Happy Birthday! Your blog is wonderful and so are YOU!

    I think I would like most to have something you pick out, because you have such fabulous taste. Just a little trinket you think is lovely : )

    Have a fantastic birthday!


  35. Happy Birthday TC!!! Hope it's fun! I saw the cake on your blog icon and that alone gave me a lift! What a wicked indulgence, no? Beautiful. I love stopping in to visit you. Have a wonderful day!

  36. Hi Theresa! Enjoy your special day today. Hope you have a great Birthday...Julian

  37. Happy Birthday Theresa! I wish you many, many more my new friend. Have a blessed day with your family....
    And, my present is easy ....to be a part of your blog party in the Fall~that's it!

  38. Happy Birthday sweet girl!!!!!!! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL day filled with all that you love...and dear friend, you are such a generous spirit....I would love to have your trash. Yes, you read that right. Any busted jewelry, lone earrings, junk on your workroom floor, stained linens you can't sell...that I could use in my artwork ~ but really, just anything from you would be wonderful!!! Have a happy day sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

  39. Happy Birthday Wishes ♥
    Your Mile High Coconut Cake looks delicious ~ thanks for the recipe link! Enjoy your special Day!

  40. Hey Happy Birthday- just found your blog and im loving it- love the cake too, im so addicted to sweets-vintage-junk and sharing ideas.
    Love all the pictures, and im so jealous, so many cool barn shows happen in Tx- just became a follower-look forward to much more-have a great Birthday..

  41. Happy birthday! Are you making the pictured cake for your birthday?

    I was thinking, out of all the choices, that I would rather have the recipe for the cake in the pictures and ... there it was!

    I love magazines and books! I used to bypass the coffee shop until I tried an iced, flavored coffee and now I'm hooked. But boy, those things cost as much as a magazine and I'd like to have one more than once a month.

    Spas are nice--but I think I'm turning into my mom. I can't imagine spending that much time, at one place, doing nothing!

    So I'm happy with the recipe! Thanks for the link!

  42. All I can say is Wow, that is some cake. It's beautiful. I hope you're enjoying your special day. I'm sure your family is pampering you and showing you some love, since that's what you do for us bloggers everyday. As for a special something, a gift certificate to spend in with those fabulous Zapp Ladies would be great.



  43. Happy Birthday Theresa......Hope your enjoying your day and I hope all your wishes come true this coming year......I just want to shop......

  44. Hope you are enjoying a fabulous and fun birthday! I knew I recognized that cake photo...I've never made it-but I want it!

  45. Theresa, HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY to you!. May God bless you abundantly in every aspect of your life. You matter to so many, so experience the joy of the Lord today and always, love, Marta.

  46. It's a great day for a birthday!!! Happy, happy birthday Theresa!! You were so kind, commenting on my blog a few times when I needed some Texas insight. I greatly appreciate it and have visited you often. The happiest of birthdays to you (and ohhh, that cake! I'm coming over and bringing my fork!!!).

    I think it would be such fun to junk with you. But if I can't do that, any fun find that you come upon would be such a sweet treat! My bday is in June~ and let me tell ya~ I celebrate ALL month (my husband says it's my own version of black history month). Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

  47. Better late than never for joining the party. I hope you had a wonderful day. Friendship is the most beautiful gift anyone can give or recieve. Thank you for yours!

  48. hi theresa....HAPPY BIRTHDAY you young lady.....
    what would i like? to come back to texas for a day and dive into all that glorious texas junk!! can't do that, so i say....enjoy your day and just eat cake.
    that cake looks scrumptious. yummy.
    hope all is well.
    take care.....wishes to you.

  49. Happy Birthday girl!! I almost missed it! Hope you had a great day!

  50. Hi Theresa, I'm sorry I missed your birthday! HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you had a good one! Hugs, Ann

  51. Happy birthday Theresa, you are a very generous friend to be giving gifts on your birthday! I hope that you had a lovely day! xx

  52. Happy Happy Birthday Sweet T! I hope you have a wonderful day...week...year! What a sweet thing it is that you would offer someone else a gift on your day, But that is who you are and I love you for it! Big Georgia Hugs for my Sweet Texas Sister, Patricia

  53. HB, sweetie!!!!! Here's hoping you had a great day, full of junk. No need to include me in your offer, but I'll just say what I always tell my parents: all I want is a massage! XOX

  54. I hope you had a Happy Birthday.

    Let's see......I subsription to Where Women Create. It's SOOOOO hard to find here!

    PS. Hope you ate all the birthday cake...remember calories do not count on your birthday!

  55. Happy belated birthday, I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but my computer would'nt let me, so I'm having to use my moms computer today!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday, hugs~~~Daphne

  56. Ever since I discovered your wonderful blog I've meant to make a comment, so now is the perfect time! I don't have a blog of my own, but I'm a dealer at Antiques in Old Town-Lilburn, Ga. and our owner, Rowann, has one. I visit your blog 3 or 4 times a week, and feel I know you! By everyone's comments you sound like a very unselfish, sweet person.

    Two things we have in common--I love the white and creme palatte you use and have similar all over my shop and home and my birthday is in May (21st)!

    Thanks again for creating such a wonderful blog-you inspire me. As for the giveaway-I don't get to shop as much as I use to, so shopping would be fun.....

    Cheryl Alexander
    Antiques in Old Town

  57. Happy Happy Birthday Theresa! The trip shopping with your hubby sounds like the best present ever! Mine really does not like antiquing or junk shopping at all, actually goes out of his way to avoid a garage sale. :( Oh well, I don't hunt or fish so I guess were even! I hope your day was wonderful, I always look forward to your visits and love stopping in here to see your amazing posts and talent in action. Theresa

  58. Happy belated birthday! I am always late with cards- greeting and such but that doesn't make them insincere! Hope you had a fantastic day!

    bee blessed

  59. Happy Birthday!! Mine was just two days after yours, and it was wonderful!
    Blessings to you!

  60. Hope your birthday was absolutely glorious! If I could have your gift of display and photography skills that would be awesome!! You are a sweetheart and I always enjoy my time spent here!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents


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