Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Birthday Candles and Flowers.

Yesterday was my B.Day :) YAY ME!

I love B.Day's I think they should be celebrated to the fullest. My Hubby takes the day off work to celebrate with me and it is great to have a day completely devoid of obligations and commitments. But unfortunately I was not feeling so great so the big plans were put on hold. I really wanted to go out and do something, so we managed to get to the Pearl District here in Portland for a late lunch. OK, it was "Happy Hour" but who's checking. :)

After a sufficient time getting "Happy" we drove around and I took some photos of the great blend of architecture that has become the Pearl District. (Will be sharing those another day :)

It was, for a long time, a section of disused commercial buildings and home to a major N.W. brewery but over the past 20 years has grown into one of the biggest urban re-gentrification project in North America. A wonderful mix of beautifully renovated warehouses and innovative modern structures, a blend of offices, restaurants, housing, shops and so much more, it is a lively place.

Birthday Candles and Flowers on the table for dinner at home. So, even if I didn't do what I planned I still got to celebrate my B.Day only in a different way. :)

In other news :)

Also, Stacey at Artsnark blog awarded me a Sunshine Award for my Blog, Thanks Stacey. :)

This means a lot to me coming from an Artist I admire. Check out Stacey's Etsy Shop Artsnark see why I admire her sooo much :)

And last but by no means least, a special "Thank you" to my Blogger Buddy Anna over at
A Beader's Blog for blogging about my latest Giveaway. :)

Talking of which, if you haven't entered my late February Giveaway to win an 8 x 10 photo of your choice from my new Etsy shop you can do that now there is still time :)

Hope you are all having a wonderful week :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Jenni said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you got out and about and hope you feel 100% again soon!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful flowers! Hope you had a great day! :)

Almost Precious said...

Sorry to hear you were feeling a little under the weather for that special day when life celebrates your being a wonderful part of it. Sounds like it was still a most enjoyable day.
Hope you're feeling much better today. Take care. :)

French Revelation said...

Happy Birthday - hope you're feeling better.

Bethany Dirksen said...

Those orange roses are positively gorgeous. Can't wait until I can come home and explore the Pearl to it's fullest as well!

Chelsea said...

Happy belated birthday!

Annette said...

Happy Birthday T!!!!!! And congratulations on the treasury. I hope you feel better soon :)

Victoria said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sorry you weren't feeling great, bit at least this way you can prolong the birthday celebrations a little! ;o)

Hope you have a great year. Off to check out the treasury!

Anonymous said...

Well happy belated birthday to you! I agree, they should be celebrated to the fullest--and all should know including the grocery clerk, postal worker, random stranger on the sidewalk ha ha :) Sounds like you made the best of it, considering you weren't feeling well. We live in the Seattle area, and I've been to Portland a couple times but never to the Pearl District. Heard great things :)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi T, HAppy Belated Birthday! Your post is beautiful, I love the flowers and candles...so romantic. It sounds like you had a fun day even though you didn't feel so well.

Thank you for your advice on my name dilemma. I do respect your opinion very much and hope to be as successful as you someday!

Did you make your birthday wishes?? ;)

Erica said...

Happy belated birthday!

I have always hated my birthday, but I am trying to get over that. I hope you are feeling better!

cabin + cub said...

Oh.. happy belated birthday! Hooray! ;)

Sounds like a lot of fun.... I love the Pearl District... we always stay at the Ace when we visit Portland... oh and Powell's is so awesome!

soulflower said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!! Were you on the etsy birthdays page! Well I hope today you feel fabulous...Thank you for the kind words! I hope I dont have another one either...I already get the occular migraines though.

Alice Istanbul said...

I'm quite a bit late....but Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely day. May all your birthday wishes come true :)