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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Concrete Facts.......

Concrete fact #1: Today I turn 43.


No doubt about it....(the wrinkle on my forehead is a dead give away)


How did 43 get here so fast? In my heart am still the little girl playing Space Invaders on Atari with my brother and buying Forenza sweatshirts at The Limited!




Concrete fact #2: Time goes by WAYYYYY to fast. It's not a cliche but a cold hard fact.


Sooooo, since there is not a dang thing I can do about it~ I am just going to embrace the whole 43 thing and count all my blessings and look forward to this whole year.


There is ALOT to look forward to!


I have a nephew who is set to be born any day now....

Russ's niece is going to have a baby girl in November....


I've got a grandson coming in March from my beautiful step daughter Erin....


Russ's nephew is getting married in September....


and my other beautiful step daughter Shawna is getting married in Oct.!


So much to be thankful for.So in the spirit of Birthday's and all that goes with them....


I decided to get myself a present.


I knew what I wanted for months now( but have been too cheap to get it.)


Ta-Da!!


My Jeanne d'Arc Living arrived


and


I AM IN LOVE!!!


Oh my gosh. What a magazine.


The pictures, the articles , the inspiration.


Everything is so beautiful.


And ...my good friend Joy from savvycityfarmer is featured!!!



I went outside on the porch to read it this morning and as the sun was coming up it inspired me to take you on a stroll of all the different concrete pieces that I have in my flowerbeds.


(See...that magazine works fast!!)

This little girl was a bargain because she doesn't have a hanger on the back.
That's alright by me...I think she looks great resting at the base of my tree as my garden path winds around her.....





this stepping stone greets you at the start of the path.....



my favorite birdbath was handmade....





can't possibly have a flower bed without bunnies.....




my English Puddler is a fav with the butterflies....


(and also looks great when I bring it in the house for winter and set a candle in the center!!)



You can't have a garden without this guy!





Concrete pinecones are really for a gas fireplace but I found them at Goodwill for .49 cents each and thought they would also look good in a garden...




My concrete mushrooms are all over the place...I love um!





THIS is my favorite and to be honest it's not concrete at all


But solid rock! I lugged two of these back from Valley Forge Pennsylvania years ago and have carried them to each house I have moved to.




My hen and chicks planter is another piece that I have had for years!


These hen and chicks came from the first house I bought and have been with me ever since.


Thanks for looking!


Have a great day!!







16 comments:

Di said...

Happy Birth Day! Love the concrete outside. I have a great planter and strawberry pot from my grandmother and mom's house that lives with me now!!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Happy Birthday Beth....hope you have a wonderful day! Embrace 43...it's a good age.

Love your concrete. I believe I have a few of the same pieces. We used to drive to Albany, GA to buy concrete to resell. I only got to keep the broken ones!

Blessings,
Susie

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! Hope you have a fab day! and just FYI...43 is a great age...I remember it well! HAHA! This year is the big one for me...I turn 50 in a few weeks!!! :-( not sure I like that number so much!!
Enjoy your celebrations...that's what it's all about...family and friends! ENJOY YOUR DAY! You deserve a great one!!
Tammy
Junk Wild

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Beth. Enjoy your day. Believe me as you age time goes by even faster. Enjoy each day as if it were your last. Soak up all the blessings and learn from the mistakes. Mr P would love all your concrete. His favorite thing for the gardens. Love the pine cones. You go have yourself a wonderful day.
Angela

Tinas vita bo said...

Happy Birthday!!
I rember the year i was 43!
A good year!! hihi

Have a lovely day
Hugs Tina

heather mize said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Vintage Junky said...

happy birthday! You soooo don't look your age :) have a wonderful day!
xo

time worn interiors said...

Happy Birthday Beth! You are still just a baby! Hahaha!
tot

pballard said...

Hope you have a great birthday. Your blog inspires me. Blessings Pam

Beckyjean said...

Happy Birthday Beth!! Have a great one!!

Hugs~Becky

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Happy Birthday, Beth! Love all your concrete...we only have a concrete garden bench that we brought with us to Idaho. That alone was a monster to move, so I imagine when you haved moved that it was quite a production! LOL

TheCrankyCrow said...

Woo Hoo!! Happiest of Birthdays Beth!!! 43? Nope - don't remember it... ;o) Loving all your concrete - that puddler is so cool - and that birdbath....ooolala.... Hope you spend your day doing what, and being with those, you love the most.....Celebrate you!! Smiles & Birthday Hugs ~ Robin

marly said...

I so enjoyed the concrete! Lots of ideas but with fall and that atrocious white stuff coming soon, I'll have to wait till next year to play with it. To a 60 year old, you're just a young'un. Happy Brithday!

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Beth! Oh, to be 43 again....I'm WAY older than you - 44(for a few more days). Loved your garden tour and your concrete collection. Have fun with those new babies. ~Ann

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Love what you've treated yourself to!

Trisha said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! It sure sounds like you have some wonderful memories to be made this year.