Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Birthday invite png with writing_edited-1

That’s right ! It is my birthday and I am going to have a giveaway!!!!!

Leave a comment on this post and on Sunday at 7:00 MST and I will pick a winner!!!!

I love parties! Especially birthday ones…..

birthday-party

Do you remember when you were a child how special those days were? It was always cold, so my parties were always inside,

scan0006

Don’t remember this one…:):) Already the "lazy"eye is showing....

scan0004 I am in the high chair, the kid on the far right is my brother Brad, the rest were neighbors….love the wallpaper , this was our “larger” of the two eating areas in the house! LOL This probably was Brad’s birthday party, he was born a week to the day before me…just 6 years earlier…

scan0007

I am three years old here…don’t look too happy….:) I sure was cute though ! LOL

scan0005

Four years old here, the buggy was a pretty lawn green and I had it for years!!!!

scan0008

scan0009

1959 and I really am cross eyed….I had surgery for it shortly after this, this couch was a shiny, ugly brown….Yuk! The girl on the far left was a neighbor named Patty, I just found her on Facebook after all of these years just a few months ago. It was so fun to reminisce. The girl second from the right has already passed away, her name was Debbie and the little stinker to her right was her little sister Karen. What a brat! LOL

And here is the last of them…not sure if any were taken after this, my Mom had a lot of trouble with being ill when I was young and was on huge doses of Prednisone which caused some major depression….

scan0002

1960. This one was in the basement, see my “corner store in the background? I got that from Santa the Christmas before. My Mom started cutting my hair about this point, I am the silly one with the great haircut in the plaid dress. I remember that dress, it was red, white , and back….

So thank you for stopping by to help celebrate this “mature” woman’s {nice way of saying I am old } birthday! :):) Most of you that follow my blog all have photos like this, black and white and Kodak’s…. don’t you just love looking at them once in awhile????

So don’t forget, leave a comment and you can enjoy the celebration too!

Thanks for stoppin’ by!

 

Vintage_birthday_cake_164143212_std



60 comments:

Into Vintage said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Sandy!! It's so fun to see these old pics and what you looked like as a girl. I love your little plaid dress :-) And the drapes and furniture. I have to wonder if your birthday ever fell on Superbowl Sunday as mine has once or twice? Nothing worse than a football-shaped birthday cake. Hope you have a wonderful day!

JunqueMagnet said...

Happy birthday to you!Such fun looking at old photos and remembering.Get out there and create some new memories to capture on "film".Enjoy your special day!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Love the pictures!! For that matter ~ your blog is pretty cute too!!

Following you back ~ Happy Birthday!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Birthday to You...
Happy Birthday to You...
Happy Birthday Dear Sandi...
Happy Birthday to You.

Oh sweetie, what a wonderful party. Just look at all the goodies. The hats and horns, the balloons and the cake is delicious. I can taste it now. Yummy. Did Meri bake it for you? I know her cakes are always a pan of yummy.

I hope you had a precious day sweet one, and that you were kind to yourself, did something a little happy at least. You so deserve it.

I am hoping to get to see you gals again soon. I so want to come over. Soon I hope. You remain in my prayers sweet friend. Hope you had a glorious day. You were a beautiful child, and you are now such a beautiful woman. Many hugs and SO much love to you sweetie...Sherry

Paula Clare said...

Happy birthday, dear friend! I hope you're having plans to relax and do nothing but exactly what you want to do! Prayers and hugs coming your way!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday to you SANDY.....

Have the best time ever...eat, drink and be merry!

It's your day...make the most of it.

I love your pics from back in the day.... Don't all our pictures from then look alike? I have some and they would fit right in with yours.
The little dresses...the hair cuts...the home made cakes...the boys and their trousers...the WALLPAPER.... I could go on and on. Those were the days!!!!

My best to you from one Sandy to another.

xoso Sandy O

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Happy birthday dear Sandy! How sweet of you to think of us.

My! but that party invite is sooo cute! And you are too, my dear! I hardly have any pics of my childhood but the ones I do have sure are fun. ♥

Nan said...

I love the photos Sandy, those old black and whites were great and the background details of them. I wonder why they made such ugly couches in the 50's ? I remember those!
I do hope you have a great birthday.

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Birthday Sandy! I hope you have a wonderful day.

ImagiMeri said...

Okay, I'm here............now what did I win???? Hey just cause I'm one of your bestest friends doesn't mean I can't win!

See ya soon.
Love ya'
Meri

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Loveeeeeeeeee all the photos! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Beckey said...

Happiest of birthdays Sandy! I really enjoyed your photos of birthdays past. How fun. I wish I had pics of my younger days. Enjoy with all you got girl.

Dolly said...

Happy Birthday Sandy!
I love all those old pictures...brings back so many memories!

Enjoy, Dolly

Jenny's Heart said...

Happy Birthday Sandy!!
What great memories you have in photos, I love black and white snaps,how fun.
Have a wonderful Birthday

vivian said...

Happy birthday!! Loved seeing the pics.. makes me want to dig mine out. I have one of me that looks like you in your third photo down.. I hope I can find it!
I hope you have the best ever birthday weekend, full of Love and sweet surprises!
hugs
vivian

Cherry Chick said...

Happy Birthday to You...
Happy Birthday to You...
Happy Birthday Sweet Sandi...
Happy Birthday to You.

Let us eat cake! The photos are amazing. It's interesting to see how fashion and decor changes during the years.
I hope you do something really fun today and that you are celebrated in the fashion that you deserve on YOUR speical day.
Hugs
´*•.¸(´*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´
♥•.*.*.*.Cherry*.*.*.•♥
♥•.*.*.*.Chick.*.*.*.•♥
¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)´*•.¸

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Happy Birthday, Sandy! I hope you have a wonderful day, and amazing year!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Sandy!!! May the new year find you happy, healthy and blessed!!

from another February 1950's vintage birthday baby!!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Happy Birthday and I really enjoyed your old photos. Yes, I enjoy looking at the ones I have too. Back in the 1940's and 50's (I was born in 1945) my mother had a photographer come to the house at Christmas and a few times on our birthdays (mine is Dec. 29th and my sister's is Dec. 23rd) and take pictures. She had them put into two albums so my sister and I would each get one. I love looking at those old black and whites and even though we gave our mom a bad time about having to get dressed up and pose for the pictures I'm glad I have them now.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Sandy!
May your day be special in every way xxxx

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear friend Sandy....Happy Birthday to you!!

Oh Sandy I love your pictures!!! I don't think the couch is ugly...look at the awesome trim on it.Isn't it funny how the old pictures give us such warm feeling inside!
You were and still are a cutie! I am envious of yours and Meri's friendship. I would love to have a girlfriend like that! You are very lucky!!

I hope you get your favorite dessert...see your favorite people...and get a special wish today!

Love you girlfriend..hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HAPPY
BIRTHDAY
TO
YOU!!!!!!!!!!
I Love the "old" photos. Yes, I have some black & white ones too!
I hope you have a Wonderful Birthday Week!
Warmly,
deb :)

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday! My sister and I were only 10 months apart and we "shared" a birthday party on her birthday! None of my friends came. Yikes!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Charming birthday photos. Happy Birthday dear...make it a magical one!

Red Gate Farm said...

Happy birthday! I love seeing the old photos too! I think my mom has a few birthday photos of my little brother's parties that look just like these! Now that I think of it, I don't think there are any birthday photos of me or my sisters, hmmm? Gonna have to ask my mom about that!

I LOVE that buggy that you said was green... I bet you wished you still had that little gem, huh?

Happiest of birthdays to you!
~Chris

Shelley said...

Happy B-D...I loved seeing all your pictures...the doll buggy you had...I have one just like it but,its red. I thought it might have been from the 60's but,guess it was the 50's....I wanted one so much as a little girl but,don't remember ever having one...Now,I do :)
Blessings on your very special day....Shelley

Terri said...

Happy birthday! I am loving those photos!

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy Birthday Sandy! I really enjoyed seeing your pics. That little Karen (aka the brat) looks very stubborn and determined in the pic. I wonder what kind of woman she turned out to be? Have a wonderful birthday and please share more of your memories with us!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Amy P said...

Happy Birthday, Sandy!! I love reading your blog -- it's like a big sunny greeting every time :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Happy birthday, Sandy! You Were a cute little girl! I loved seeing your pictures. We will include you in our Feb. birthday list on our sidebar. Hope your day is the BEST! Twyla

Jane said...

Happpy, Happy Birthday, Sandy! What cute pictures! Aren't you lucky to have them?! I need to look around here to see if I can find any of me - those old b&w photos are so sharp & clear!
My cd came yesterday - so excited! You know I'll be making some valentines now!
Jane-Jacksonville

Jane said...

Oops, didn't mean to imply that YOU are old -LOL! Just think the b&w photography is so "cool"!
Jane-Jacksonville

Andy's Attic said...

Happy Birthday Sandy!!! From the looks of the pictures we must be about the same age :>)
I, too, love looking back at the old b & w pics. Yours are adorable. I remember the styles and colors and wallpaper etc. I hope your birthday is one of the best ever!! You deserve a joyous occasion!

Linda Ruthie said...

Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sandy!!! I love your photos. The one with the baby carriage was my favorite. My Dad used to cut my bangs that short!
I don't have very many photos from when I was young because most of them were made into slides. There's a couple of boxes of slides in my parent's basement, so they took plenty of pictures. They're just hard to look at. We got a Polaroid about the time I was 11 or 12 so there are photos from then.
Anywho, I hope you are having a wonderful, special day!
Linda Ruthie

mnblonde said...

Happy Birthday!!! Meri sent me over to say "hello" and to wish you happiness on your special day!!!

NanE said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you, dear Sandy! I hope your day is filled with more friends, love and JOY than your house can hold! xxoo Nan

Kitten said...

Happy Birthday, Sandy! Have a day filled with fun & friends...and, hopefully, CAKE! Love your old 1950s photos...quite like mine as I'm a couple years older than you & have the suburbia Parma, OH birthday party pix to prove it! Enjoy your day...you sure deserve a fun filled birthday!
xo
Debbie
===^..^===

Jean said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday! Love the photos. Hope you are having a great day!

barncat said...

Happy Birthday! Wonderful photos, I had almost the same buggy, but mine was blue. :)

very merry vintage style said...

Have a wonderful birthday Shirley! Love your photos and those card images. Birthdays looked like much more fun in those days, didn't they?
Hugs,
Mary

Michle said...

Happy Birthday Sandy!!!!!!

Michle

Shelia said...

Happy Birthday, Sandy! How cute you were! Love those birthday snaps.
Now you pop on over to my blog and you'll see your crowning as a Bathroom Diva.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Happy Birthday!!!

paintedlady89 said...

Happy Birthday to you, thanks for sharing all your vintage pictures, I really enjoyed your party! Here's to many more.
Gigi

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Sandy! We have been looking at lots of pictures like this since we got to Kentucky. My BIL grew up in Illinois but the family is now in KY. All of the brothers have enjoyed reminiscing about their childhood in the 50s. (My husband is the baby so we grewup in the 60s/70s - whole different era). I hope your birthday finds you lookin' as cute as you do in your pictures!

Lisa said...

Happy February birthday! Loved the vintage pics.

birdie blue said...

happiest of birthday wishes to you, sandy.
love the pictures, you're still a d o r a b l e!

i hope your day is all that you wish for...
xo
~molly

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh Sandy, did I really miss wishing you a happy birthday? Well I hope it was and here's to wishing you a late one....HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUGAR!!!! I love the pictures, especially the silly one with the haircut, probably because I remember Mama getting tired of telling me to brush my tangled hair and cutting it all off. And the one with the carriage is so special because I remember how much I loved my baby stroller!

Thank you for thinking and praying for us so much. She's doing very well and we're very grateful!
Have a wonderful birthday weekend.
Hugs and love, Tracy :)

One Heart said...

Happy belated birthday, Sandy! I love what you did with this post. What a great idea. I might copy you when mine comes around in October. Love the pictures. That buggy looks adorable. You look so cute. Enjoy your weekend.

Genie said...

Happy Birthday....to you and to me....my 72nd is the 7th. Hope you did better me I am doing. One of our 2 laptops blew up and I lost another tooth right smack dab in the front of my mouth. Little Eloise was so cute:”Baga, mail me the tooth and I will put it under my pillow. The Tooth Family knows where my house is, and she will think it is my tooth!"

annemarie said...

Happy birthday - love your photos - remind me of when I was young.

Michele said...

♪♫♪♫ Happy Birthday! ♪♪♫♪ Love all your photos!!!

Pam said...

Happy belated Birthday! Hope you had a great on. Love all your vintage photos and the couch in your living room is very cool looking. It looks like one my parents had. It was sort of a crushed velvet look and I always thought it was scratchy.

mimi said...

Hi Sandy :) I sure hope you had a wonderful Birthday. I really enjoyed seeing your photos. My birthday is on Tuesday and I may have to borrow your idea and post some "vintage" birthday photos of my own. Such fun memories. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday
xoxo
Mimi

tammyCA said...

A Big Happy Birthday To You Sandy! Yes, those are the kinds of photos from my childhood (born in '60) - love seeing yours. Birthday parties were so simple then and the kids didn't get spoiled with having the party at some establishment & getting tons of toys like today. Heck, we rarely had any birthday parties in our family & I only went to a very few.

Valarie said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Your pictures made me laugh out loud. I have some that look eerily familiar, we even shared that fancy haircut!! I hope you have a wonderful Day! xxoo Valarie

~~Carol~~ said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sandy! I hope you had a really great day. I loved seeing all of the old photos, especially the one of you with the buggy, because I had one like that too! I used to push my dollies all over the neighborhood, and I really wish I still had that thing!
xo,
Carol

Rosemary said...

Happy belated! Hope you had a great day :)

dogsmom said...

Happy Birthday weekend. But then, at our age I think we deserve more than a day.

GerryART said...

Hey, Sandy, I am all for celebrating birthdays!..

Your's, Mine, love them all ! ! !

A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! !

Hugs with a pinch to grow an inch,
Gerry

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...