When was the LAST and or ONLY time YOU threw yourself a PARTY?
I do it EVERY YEAR!
Not for the GIFTS and or ATTENTION but for the AMBIANCE of my GARDEN and the way I DO THINGS………..
I so want to CREATE that MEMORY of MAGICAL, warm summer nights!
I doubt I would do it if the BIRTHDAY fell in the WINTER MONTHS.
Well, this year was a bit different as I did not have the STRENGTH and or TIME to PULL it OFF.I do ALL the WORK as well………NO CATERING at this HOUSE,NO hired HELP only the FAMILY and NO MANSERVANT polishing my SILVERWARE!Which I did manage to DO for the 11 people who came!
This YEAR I had FRIENDS and FAMILY BRING A DISH!
I NEVER DO THAT!
The ITALIAN cooked LAMB and I Ordered MY GLUTEN FREE CAKE.
I had been BUSY with MY MOTHER who turned 91 on JULY 31;I had to move HER and CLEAN OUT her old place by MYSELF.I am an ONLY child and as I know what was important and what could GO to GOODWILL it was a JOB for ME ONLY!It took me about 3 weeks………….many trips down the long hallway to the car dragging garbage bags as I counted my STEPS thinking this is EXERCISE!I can easily get in ONE THOUSAND steps!
My favorite thing to do was put things OUTSIDE her door with a FREE sign.I think I gave a LIFT and or a GIFT to the elderly that walked by and POSSESSED!I had a woman with a WALKER that would come by THREE times a day!AMAZING how she could BEND to pick up and set on her WALKER the latest TREASURE!
One of my BIGGEST DELIGHTS was leaving OUR home at 8pm after dinner to go to MOM’s apartment with MY FIRST BORN and MY ITALIAN with TWO trucks and my FIAT500!TO move a BED and a few other BIG OBJECTS!My SON’s TASTE does not FALL far from the TREE……………..I was PLEASED he wanted what HE did and even MORE Pleased when he remembered a wooden chicken that REIGNED in our kitchen when he was a little BOY!
The whole experience was a CLEANSE for me.I did it SLOWLY and Methodically.
I think I did a GOOD JOB.
Here WE are on JULY 22, 2016 in MY GARDEN under the BIG BRONZE CHANDELIER………………as HEATHER of LOST IN ARLES calls it.TO READ HER POST ON ME CLICK BELOW.
SHE captured bits and pieces inside my Home in May when she came for a visit! http://lostinarles.blogspot.com/2016/07/casa-kirkpatrick-interiors-chez-la.html
It was a BEAUTIFUL DAY with FRIENDS and FAMILY and of course a few ANIMALS.
THE DAY BEGAN WITH A DELIVERY………something I had ORDERED.
THE TIMING WAS PERFECT!
THIS COMPLETES THE OUTFIT!
AS MY SON said when HE arrived,” MOM you look like a LEMON DROP!”
I had to AGREE.
Never mind it is MY FAVORITE COCKTAIL!
LEMON DROP MAMMA!
BANKSY couldNOT make the EVENT as MY Son had SHOULDER SURGERY the week before.
BANKSY stayed HOME and PLAYED GUARD PIGGY!
NEXY YEAR FOR CERTAIN!
LET ME GET MY MAGIC WAND!
I ADORE YELLOW……
La TAVOLA as it Evolved.
Spy My MOTHER’s CAT?
She loved the Table and Decor.
This was our wedding China.
I adored Terracotta in those days and still do.
Myself and Molly.
She is a GREAT SPORT to wear her HEADGEAR I made for HER!
MY neighbor PAUL………he ALWAYS WINS BEST SHIRT of the EVE!
Linda who I have known as long as MY ITALIAN Husband………
First Born with HIS GORGEOUS side kick!
The FOUNTAIN adds SOUND and a DASH of ROME to the GARDEN!
One NEEDS to be TRANSPORTED
from TIME to TIME!
Yes, those are RUSTED tables……..don’t you EVEN think about a CAN of SPRAY PAINT!
REGINS in MY ABODE!
MY GRAND DOG ADMIRAL BUTTERS and MY SIR WINSTON at the CENTER of attention.
BACI for LA NONNA!
He WON again!
THE ASSISTANT CHEF!
Birthday Girl & her ITALIAN
First Born, Me and the ITALIAN.
I DID IT!
With a LITTLE HELP from the SIDELINES!
Weren’t the CANDLES FABULOUS!!!!!!!!
DRIP DRIP and OOOZE.
Does THE SON LOOK like ME or THE ITALIAN?
Tell the TRUTH!
Won BEST GIFT here!
I positioned MYSELF here so the CHANDELIER in the KITCHEN would illuminate the CROWN on MY HEAD!
I forgot to tell a someone to Accende LA LUCE.
To TURN IT ON!
Iam Known to THINK of ALL the small details……….
Those wine bottles behind me on the table…… Damigiane…….I sourced from the TRASH in ITALY!
I was WAY AHEAD of the TREND THERE!!!!!!!
Those were PURLOINED OUT of the DUMPSTER in about 1992.
Look at the BLUE SKY in this photo!
My entire LIFE I have wanted a COW!
A REAL COW…
this will DO for NOW!
GORGEOUS gardening GLOVES from my SISTER-IN-LAW.
THE ICE CREAM SCOOP…….
THAT was the answer when I ASKED WHAT IT WAS!
THE Gorgeous Church candlesticks that were GIFTED to me from my DEAR friend JENNY.
There are TWO of THEM!!!!!!!!!!
Note that came with FLOWERS……..from my exercise TEACHER!
Now, YOU know she PAID GOOD MONEY!
Do you think this person sat in an ENGLISH CLASS?
THERE IS SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG WITH THE PRESENTATION HERE!
I AM NOT making FUN………
I am JUST POINTING out that SHE went to the EFFORT to CALL or STOP by a FLORIST and this is the DELIVERY!
IT’s ALL in the PRESENTATION PEOPLE!
I LEARNED that at a VERY Young AGE.
NEVER MIND I LOVED WHAT THE MESSAGE SAID!!!!!!!!!!
I think I will FRAME it!!
MY MOTHER turned 91 on the 31 st of JULY.
I put HER on INSTAGRAM and she surpassed ALL LIKES In my GALLERY!
WE are NOW at 637 likes
She LOVED her NEW RING I gifted HER.
I LOVED the POSE she did for the PHOTO.
How many of YOU see ME in HER?
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