26.9.11

a happy birthday

Today is my birthday!


I spent the weekend at home in celebration of the anniversary of my birth; now I'm 19 years of age. Funny, I feel a lot younger, and also a whole lot older. Like any 19 year old, I took advantage of my return home to spend some quality time hanging around my room playing dress-up in a 1920s gown and playing with my doll. I'm pretty wild, I know. No, I also had a little fĂȘte (with cake, of course) and partook in some classically Autumnal activities, like apple picking and riding my horse around in the beautiful woods.

This is The Committee. I make sure I have their sartorial approval before I leave the house, and let me tell you, they were thrilled about this 1920s silk gown. The girl on the right in particular; she even wanted it for herself.





I received some wonderful gifts: tickets to see Gillian Welch in October, a lamp, a vintage Peck & Peck skirt, and some $$$. Perhaps the most beautiful gift was this fantastic violet squaw dress from the lovely Miss M. Garth. I can't wait to wear it out; it's truly a frock fit for this self-proclaimed sweetheart of the rodeo.

I hope your weekend was swell and dandy!

41 comments:

  1. Lovely lovely loveliness!! Your 20s gown is such a wonderful peachy color, and that squaw dress is also fabulous!! Sounds like a great birthday.
    - Emily

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  2. Happy birthday darl, you look gorgeous in the dress! xx

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  3. Happy Birthday! I love that '20s dress, and it looks beautiful on you!

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  4. Happy birthday! I love your room, especially the chair. It's headrest is just darling. Art deco?

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  5. Thank you, dears!!
    Arnique, thanks, it's one of my favorite pieces of furniture! It's actually Victorian, in the Eastlake style; it's over 100 years old and still looking wonderful.

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  6. Happy birthday Dakota! Gorgeous dress :) x

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  7. Dear Dakota, Happy Birthday!

    Your Committee seems like a swell group; it must be impossible to leave the house not dressed to the nines when overseen by that bunch!

    Also, glad you like the dress. It's natural that it should belong to you, since you know more about it than I do.

    Anyway, best wishes and many happy returns!

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  8. Happy birthday, doll! You look beautiful and I really enjoy reading your blog. You're a hoot!

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  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! Best wishes for a great year. (And I love your bedroom!)

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  10. Happy Birthday!!

    I love the committee!! Hah!! You are hilarious. I might need their opinion next time I'm not sure - do they do any freelance work?

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  11. Happy 19th Birthday! I just celebrated my 30th 2 days ago, although I still feel 19. *hehe*
    You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress. I hope your 19th was a happy and memorable Birthday.

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  12. Many thanks, friends!! It was a really nice birthday, though I'm currently overwhelmed with exams; apparently professors don't care about my birthday, imagine that!

    Maria, I love the dress!! Will write up a proper response soon, but it's perfect, and the sailor now resides in my mirror frame [maybe so I can pretend he's real and my beau. Maybe.].

    Rebeccak, they will gladly freelance. Feel free to save their picture on your computer and stare at it when in doubt about your outfit.

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  13. Happy birthday, gorgeous lady! Your dress!! Your shoes!! Your hair!!!! I swoon!

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  14. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! :) I love that you dressed up in a pretty frock to celebrate. :) It's gorgeous!

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  15. Happy birthday beautiful lady, the dress looks exquisite on you, and the violet one is adorable. Horse riding and apple picking sounds like my kinda fun xxx

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  16. Happy birthday! The Committee is an awesome touch! Hope you have another great year, I love hearing about your adventures x

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  17. that dress is gorgeous - as is your room! sounds like a lovely birthday.

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  18. Happy birthday! I always wear an especially fancy vintage dress on my birthday each year too. :) I've never come across a purple square dancing dress before, can't wait to see how you wear it.

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  19. Happy birthday. The dress is so pretty.

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  20. What a perfect dress to wear on your birthday. Hope your day was a happy one!

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  21. Happy birthday, sweetheart! It was my birthday on 25th. Twins (almost, I'm quite a bit older). xx

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  22. Happy Birthday! I love the silk 20's dress! You look lovely!

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  23. Both dresses are beautiful, I love the rich colour of the squaw dress. I hop you had a lovely birthday.

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  24. Happy birthday!!! Your gown looks perfect! :)

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  25. Oh happy birthday! I have something for you, though seeing as I'm late (didn't know when your birthday was anyway), I'll send it for Christmas. I love that gown of yours, it so lovely and festive! I'm dying to go to the antique shops here in my new hometown, but I've been busy with so many other things that I'm going to wait until I can truly enjoy it.
    I hope your exams go well, and I can't wait to see that lovely ric rac covered dress on you!

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  26. Happy Birthday! You're going to love the Gillian Welch concert! I saw her in concert a few weeks ago and she was AMAZING!!!!

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  27. I wish you a splendid birthday. You are always the picture of glamour!

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  28. You look simply lovely! It was my birthday on friday, it was a good weekend, eh?

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  29. Happy, happy birthday gorgeous girl!! You're such a beautiful birthday girl in your amazing 1920s gown and you look just at home in your beautiful space! I can't wait to see you in the amazing violet dress:)) xoxo

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  30. Happy happy birthday! You look absolutely awesome in that dress! I adore the first photo. Im glad the committee approved. ;)

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  31. happy birthday!

    this 20s dress is so fabulous. looking for a gown like this for a new years eve...

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  32. What a beautiful dress! It looks lovely on you! Happy birthday - better late then never :)

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  33. Happy birthday!! Your dress is beautiful!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  34. Happy Birthday! My birthday was on Sept 27! I had a great one as well, although I wish I celebrated it in a beautiful 20s dress like yours : )

    I hope you have a great year. I loved my 19th year. It'll be great for you too, I'm sure of it.

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  35. I Just wanted to say hello i have popped over from Helga's blog. Happy belated birthday wishes and my goodness you look beautiful. I adore your vintage style and your dress is amazing and so is your bedroom so floaty and almost poet like in its appearance. You have a lovely blog and what i love also is that your so young but you have a class and a style all your own and you know who you are and that is a great gift. dee x

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  36. Just discovered your blog! Gorgeous style! I love the bedroom!!

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