Loot! There It Is!!!


Today I had a birthday lunch with a few girls at one of my favorite restaurants in Beverly Hills, we had salads and cupcakes and champagne (thanks to sweet hubby who sent it!) OH MY!



I have some other dinners and lunches planned to do more celebrating!!!

On to the loot!



I got a lovely orchid, a gorgeous serving plate, a cute ribbon bag and OH! A SIDEBOARD!

I had a little talk with my Dad and he really frowned upon my Ballard Designs purchase. He feels that an antique will retain it's value where a new piece will not. he's right. I started realizing that the Ballard Designs sideboard would go from $1400 to $400 once it was shipped! So I went to the biggest consignment shop in Palm Springs and got this gorgeous antique sideboard for MUCH LESS!!



It has gorgeous in lay and looks amazing! Look at the drawer handles.




Tonight the neighbors came by for cake and iced cream. Such a fabulous birthday! To top it all off I had a visit from the "birthday duck!" Apparently this mallard comes and lands in your pool with a birthday greeting. What? Hasn't he been to your house?


17 comments:

Lauren said...

Your new sideboard is gorgeous! I am glad you have had a fun birthday!

Etiquettely Correct said...

That was so sweet of your husband to send champagne! Sounds like a lovely birthday season. I LOVE your sideboard!! It has a lot of character.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

What a fun day! Salads, cupcakes and Vueve is my kind of meal!!! :) Are you at The Farm? Looks like it from the interior? Anyway... if so, LOVE that place!

LOVE the sideboard, great choice! Enjoy your Birthday week and continued celebrating! :)

Mom x 2 said...

Can I have your life? Your day sounded so much more fun!! Great sideboard. Antiques are my favorite.

Stylinmama said...

It sounds like you had an amazing birthday! I love the sideboard! Happy belated birthday.

The 5 Bickies said...

Wow...I think you made a great choice on the sideboard. You found such a beautiful and traditional piece in Palm Springs. You will love it longer than the Ballard piece.

Your birthday sounds like a great celebration of you. So glad you had fun! And a hubby who sends champagne...what could be better?

Liz (The Preppy Lizard) said...

The new sideboard is beautiful! Such a good choice...looks perfect in your room.

Looks like you had a super wonderful birthday!

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

The fun just goes on and on...I love the sideboard. Exquisite! Excellent choice!

Russell and Hillary Jordan said...

It looks like you had a fabulous birthday!

sas said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Midwest Prep said...

HaPPY BIRTHDAy!!!!! GREAT Sideboard!

Beth G. said...

Again, what a great day-lucky you! I LOVE the sideboard-great choice!

Andie said...

The birthday mallard! Oh THAT is priceless!

Belle in Bloom said...

LOVE the sideboard! Gorgeous!

kenady said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

SnappyCasualGifts said...

Love the sideboard. I think it is great and love the drawer pulls.

Linney Shvede said...

happy very belated birthday...sounds like you had a blast, except for the flu, but glad the rest was great!