Friday, November 4, 2011

Old and New

Old: Me. I turned 38 today!
New: All the gorgeous pressies I was spoilt with :-)

When I was little, on my birthday and Christmas day I used to love lining up my presents and clapping with delight looking at them all together. Well, today I got such gorgeous gifts, that's exactly what I felt like doing, so here they are :-)

Now I know I recently harped on about building up my collection of vintage Le Creuset but how could I resist the beautiful new coastal blue collection? I got a round casserole and oval French oven, and no, we didn't pay Australian prices for these. The Uk department store John Lewis have started shipping to Australia with a 15 pound flat delivery fee, so these ended up costing us about 40% what they would have at full retail in an Australian department store. They arrived 4 weeks ago and have been hiding under the bed ever since waiting for my boys to "surprise" me with them this morning :-)

I love this beautiful Jamie Oliver bowl and server set from my big sis, it's nice and large, perfect for a salad when we have friends over for a bbq.

How gorgeous is this vintage style mixing bowl by Tala? Very gorgeous indeed!!! Thanks Mum and Dad :-)

And just in case you think ALL my pressies were blue, look what my clever mind-reading little sister sent me!

I have been dying to get this book since it was released!

The day's not over yet, there will be cake when my hubbie gets home (and surprises according to my little man) and then my lovely friend next door is going to babysit so my hubbie and I can go out together for dinner! Our usual meals out are in kiddie-friendly restaurants with play areas where we wolf down our dinner while our kids run around like crazy, so I'm looking forward to a nice relaxed grown-up evening out :-)

18 comments:

kurrabikid said...

Ah, happy birthday to you! I hope you have a wonderful night out. Enjoy!

katiecrackernuts said...

Happy birthday. That's one great birthday haul there. Have a great, grown-up night out.

Emma said...

Happiest of HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!!!! Love all your gifts, the new Le Creuset is divine. xx

Kate said...

Happy Birthday Alice! Hope you have a great night out :) xx

Kylie said...

Happy Birthday
You are NOT old!
I love all your presents, love the new Le Creuset colour...
Have fun tonight x

Cherry Ripe said...

Happy Birthday Alice, you young chicken, you! I am green with envy for the gifts you received.

Enjoy your evening with your family.

Fond regards from the other typewriter collector!

Super Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! I love your Le Creuset, the colour just just too gorgeous! I have an oval one myself but would LOVE a round one to add to my collection! Hope you have a very special night out!

Flotsam Friends said...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Alice. You sure did well. Yep, I'm in love with the colour of your Le Creuset too. I haven't seen it in that colour before. I hope you're out celebrating tonight with your four boys or maybe just the one? Pruxxx

Hello Vintage said...

Happy Birthday!!! Wow, you did really well. I am in love with the mixing bowl and I think I just HAVE TO HAVE one!

Hello Vintage said...

Back again. Did you have it shipped from the UK or did you get it here? Sorry, the blue bowl? Sherry :)

SixBalloons said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful start to the day!

Father's Grace Ministries said...

Happy Birthday! What lovely gifts you received!. I also have one of the same vintage mixing bowls- my is a rich rusty/orange colour. My hubby picked it up garage saling.
Claire

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks everyone, I had a lovely day and evening out, great not having to share my steak and sticky date pudding with the boys ;-)

Sherry, the mixing bowl is from Victoria's Basement, in store they have different sizes but only the medium one is available on their website, here's the link:

http://www.victoriasbasement.com.au/Product_Detail.aspx?ParCatID=&SubCat1=&SubCat2=&ProductID=76651

Hello Vintage said...

Thank you! Hope you enjoyed your sticky date pudding - my fav!

FoundVintageStyle said...

happy birthday! 38 is far from old- in fact it is a fabulous age with wisdom and vitality happening... as I remember! great gifts!

Mary said...

Awww, happy birthday (a little belated)! What gorgeous pressies you received, oh my. I l-o-v-e your Sea Blue Le Creuset, wow. And the salad set your sis gave you is really lovely. Beautiful bowl from your Mum and Dad, too. You should turn 38 more often! ;)

Missa said...

Hey, you and my hubby were born on the very same day! He just turned 38 on the 4th too. Happy belated birthday!

We got our neighbor friend to babysit too and had a fancy dinner out as well, us and about 10 friends :)

What lovely blue gifts you got!!!

MelMel said...

Lovely presents!xx