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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Vintage Pretties and a past Work.

I'm a hoarder of vintage and antique lace...

... vintage postcards featuring roses...

... and vintage brooches!

Some of you may recognize in my pictures this dish I painted some years ago (I showed it in a previous post now deleted), it's my favorite among all those I created over the years. I simply love the tenderness of the birdies surrounded by soft petals! Sometimes I lose myself looking at one of the past pieces I made, and just wonder how those images could pop up in my mind and be reproduced onto a bi/tri-dimensional surface... I'm so grateful I'm able to create, this is my true bliss!

I'm a little behind in returning comments, I've had a bad headache for some days and couldn't stay at the computer (but fortunately now it's gone!). I will visit all the lovely people who left sweet words, just be patient, please.
Hope you have a terrific day, today!
The Birthday girl ;)
Monica x.


  1. Happy Birthday! I hope your day is filled with sunshine and chocolate!

  2. Happy Birthday dear one...your painting is so lovely!! I am glad your headache has gone away...mine is still with me. Must be the ever changing weather. Sigh!

  3. Happy Happy Birthday!! x

  4. Happy Birthday.what a lovely dish you make ! and o i love the cards with roses and pink !!and that pink embroidery lace !! so cute!!

    I wish i had my brithday ...............hahahahah!! have a great sunny day and enjoy all the love and gifts today !!

    Big hugs from me........

  5. I hope your birthday will be filled with much happiness!! The painting is simply gorgeous! It's nice that your headache left just in time for your birthday. I think too that it must be this crazy weather! Have a wonderful day!

  6. Happy Birthday to a dear, sweet lady! You deserve lots of happiness on your special day! xo

  7. The dish is so beautiful, Monica! Happy Birthday! I hope your headache goes away and that you have the best of days!


  8. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Monica!!!

  9. Happy Birthday!
    Glad your headache has gone away too.

    Have a lovely day.

    Best wishes,

    Sandie xx

  10. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Monica
    Happy Birthday to you!!!!!
    Have the happiest of birthdays!!!!
    wishing you lots of love and friendship!!!
    Margaret B

  11. Happy Birthday! Not a good day for a headache, so I hope it's long gone! I used to get migraines all the time, so I can sympathize...yuck!

    So glad I found your beautiful blog this morning! What lovely images I've seen as I've scrolled through a few of your posts! I'll be back often to say hello and see what you're working on...

    Have a wonderful birthday--enjoy every second!

  12. OOOoohhhh. Pretty...
    Happy Birthday Sweetie!

    Hope your feeling better now,
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  13. A very happy birthday to you. I know you dont know me, however I am passing by sometimes and really like your blog and absolutely love WHITE

  14. Happy Birthday! Have a great day!
    Beautiful plate.

  15. Happy Birthdya to you Monica, hope you have a great day and a wonderful year.

  16. Happy Birthday, dear Monica !
    What a lovely post with those beautiful cards.
    The dish you painted is really gorgeous, the birdies are so cute !

  17. Happy Birthday to you Monica!! I hope you'll have a magnificent day! Hope you didn't have a headache today and could have a swell party! Hip hip hooray!

  18. Happy Birthday Monica!! I hope you have a special day planned and that you are headache free!! Scout sends her puppy smooches your way!

  19. Hi, Birthday Girl!
    What a great day to celebrate you!!!
    You know I Love all that you create.
    Enjoy your day from one March baby to another.
    Have a great big piece of cake and enjoy every bite. May all your candle wishes come true.
    Love and hugs, Elizabeth

  20. Many Happy Returns, Monica. The dish is so pretty! Best wishes, Lesley

  21. Happy Birthday dear Monica.
    I hope that your special day is wonderful and filled with lots of love, gifts and happiness.
    May it be the very best year ahead for you.

    Birthday hugs
    Carolyn xo

  22. Happy Birthday Monica ♥

  23. Happy Birthday to you Monica! I wish you the most lovely with a lot of roses, chocolate and happiness! Hugs

  24. Monica I do hope your birthday was as beautiful as this post. The plate you painted is just divine. What an amazing artist you are.

  25. Very slightly late but sending you very best wishes for your birthday Monica. I hope you are feeling better and enjoy the special few days of your birthday and hope they are happy


  26. Oh Happy Birthday Moncia! A wee bit late (I'll blame the time change, lol). Hope it was grand! Wishing you all the best for this year :)

    Karen xoxoxo

  27. Hi Monica! Found your beautiful blog via Stephanie at Angelic Accents...so pretty!
    A very happy birthday to you!

  28. Happy Pink Saturday Monica.

    Truly gorgeous!
    Happy Birthday! All the best.

    Have a lovely springtime.


  29. Hello Monica - you have won my Be Inspired Giveaway! Congratulations! Please send me an email to stitchintyme9 @ aol so I can get your goodies sent out to you. =)

  30. Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you all the best on your special day. Enjoy!

  31. Happy Birthday -- lovely roses!

  32. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Glad that you are feeling better! I hate headaches!! What a wonderfully gorgeous plate!! You are so talented!!

  33. Happy Birthday and Happy PInk Saturday. Love the pink posts.

  34. Hi, Monica,
    I am so glad to meet you. I found you via Stephanie's post. Your vintage laces, postcards, sweet birds painting, all is so lovely! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Happy Birthday and Happy Pink Saturday! Vicki

  35. Happy happy Birthday!

    Happy pinks!

    Sorry for my late visit but glad I could get here and enjoy PS!

    Happy PINKS!

    In shoes we trust,
    Maggie Mae
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

  36. Gorgeous treasures! Those birds are wonderful. Happiest of bdays to you!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Spring into Spring giveaway

  37. Hi Monica,
    First of all, let me wish you a Happy Birthday! The plate you painted is just gorgeous and so sweet with the birdies on it. Love the pinks in the post cards and lace. Beautiful Pink Saturday post. Happy Spring to you too.


  38. As usual I am running behind, but I'm here now and wishing you a belated Happy Birthday and Happy Pink Saturday.

    I can see why this piece is one of your favorites. It is exquisite. You are blessed in your talent.

  39. Your plate is simply beautiful You are very talented,I love it! Sincerely, Jonny


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