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Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's My Birthday - Thrifting and Treasures


It's my Birthday, and I got flowers, cards and a bunch of Birthday money. Yip-skip, some big time shopping is in order.

Out to lunch with a friend and then a trip to Goodwill is always a great start to a birthday. I found super treasures.


See my new little Rooster I found. He goes so well with my big one. I think they are brothers.


Can you believe I found an Orange one too. Orange is my new favorite color and I just love this guy.


You can always use another ginger jar, and this one is perfect in white.


I have big plans for this basket. I'm going to stain it darker, weave some burlap ribbon through it and fill it with wheat and hang it on the wall. I have a big project planned for the breakfast room wall.


Now for the Birthday money. I got enough to get the Bergere chair that I've been wanting. Not the ottoman, just the chair. I just have to decide on the fabric. I also got enough to get a lamp that I've been wanting. OK AM I SPOILED OR JUST PLAIN ROTTEN. Love it. There's a huge advantage to getting older ( ok, I am now 71 ), you really do get spoiled a lot.


I am also linking to Debbiedoos Garage Salen Party. Thanks Debbie for hosting such a fun party.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love it when you visit.

105 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Marty Dear!
    I love your treasures and thrifty finds! And that chair is just gorgeous!
    I so hope you enjoyed your day, it sure sound's like you did.
    Here's to many more!
    Cindy

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  2. GREAT thrifted treasures! Happy Birthday Marty!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  3. GREAT thrifted treasures! Happy Birthday Marty!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  4. Happy birthday Marty! I bought some roosters with my birthday money too. Your chair is lovely. Can't wait to see it.

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  5. Happy Happy Birthday! Enjoy being celebrated and blessed and oh yeah, SHOPPING!
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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  6. Happy Bday! I went estate saling in your neck of the woods and boy, I hit the jackpot! It was a great day! Glad you found some treasures. I love that orange rooster!!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Once again you found some great treasures.

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  8. A Birthday Toast!
    I wish you joy on your birthday
    And all the whole year through.
    For all the best that life can hold
    Is none too good for you.

    Author unknown.....

    From: Yvonne (Mumzie)

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  9. Happy B-Day Marty! You found some fun things and that chair is beautiful-enjoy!

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  10. "Happy Birthday to You"..."Happy Birthday to You"..."Happy Birthday Dear Mar-ty"..."Happy Birthday to You"!!!!!!
    My favorite out of your birthday bash... The "ROOSTER"... LOVE that pair!!!
    "Giant Birthday Hugs",
    Donna

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  11. You are so sweet you deserve all that spoiling plus some. Happy Birthday Marty! Love all the orange. You have a flock of roosters by now. hugs♥olive

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTY! I wish Joy,God bless you always,And many shopping!Hugs,Fatima-Scrapart.

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  13. Well, happy birthday, chickee!!! Mine is in a couple of weeks.

    Love your spotted rooster the best, but I'd take any of them. ;-)

    xoxo,
    Connie

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  14. Hi Marty
    You are my inspiration. I just started to blog this year. I am 69 and you look great for 71. I hope I can keep blogging for years. I love your ideas and your beautiful home.
    love
    betty
    http://bettycozycorner.blogspot.com

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  15. Happy Birthday Marty!! I love the picture of that chair! Where is it coming from?
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  16. Happy birthday, precious one! May God continue to bless you with good health and that youthful look. I love that white ginger jar.

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  17. Hi Marty,
    Happy Birthday!
    What wonderful finds. Those roosters are definitely related.
    Can't wait to see your newly designed breakfast room.

    That berge chair is so pretty.

    Your burlap runner is on the way.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  18. Happy Birthday, Marty! May God's blessings be upon you this very day my friend. May the joy and inspiration you give to others come back to you 100 fold.

    Beautiful estate finds my friend. I don't think Roosties live here in Oklahoma. I can never find ANY! :(

    Love to you~

    Rebecca

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  19. Happy Birthday Marty! YOu made out like a bandit. I love the orange rooster too. Sometime I would love for you to join my garage salen party every Friday I host one:) My link is up now, a little early as I am getting company this weekend. Debbie

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  20. Happy Birthday, Marty!
    What a sweetheart of a husband. You deserve this kind of attention! Your GW finds are terrific, and as for the Bergere chair, you'll love it! :-)

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  21. Happy Birthday!!
    Sure do like that chair!

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  22. Happy Birthday dear Marty! Sounds like you sure had a perfect kind of a day for a birthday girl!

    Wishing you many, many more special days!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  23. Ah Marty you deserve every single bit of spoiling sweet lady. All of your new goodies are precious. I'm loving the orange guy too!

    Happy 71st Birthday! You look young and truly gorgeous! :)

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  24. Happy, HAPPY Birthday Marty!!! May you have many, many more days to shop!!

    I'm always so impressed with the treasures you find in your area.

    I ADORE that Bergere chair you are ordering...YaHOOO!~ You're not spoiled. You've worked long & hard & you deserve it.

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  25. Happy Birthday, Dear Marty! Oh, my - what lovelies you found!! You know I'm loving your Roosters!! :)
    Your chair - oh my goodness! It's gorgeous! Spoiled is good! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. Marty, Happy Happy Birthday and you sure don't look 71! I want to come shop at your Goodwill. I can't find good stuff here, but I will keep checking it out. I love the new roosters. Now that you want orange added to your home it will probably pop out at you everywhere.

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  27. I agree with Kim, I'm headed for your Goodwill!! You got some great things! Happy Birthday and enjoy spending all that money!!

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  28. Happy Birthday sweet Marty! I'm so glad you enjoyed your day - you deserve it! I love your roosters - can't believe what a perfect match those two brothers are! Your new chair is going to look beautiful in your lovely home!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  29. Dear Marty --

    Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest ladies in all of blogland -- I hope it's filled with goodies and great bargains too!

    Cheers!

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  30. Happy Birthday Marty!!! I love your beautiful chair and all of your wonderful new finds!! Enjoy the day, you deserve to be spoiled!

    Kat :)

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  31. Happy Birthday to You!!!! You're gorgeous girl!!!
    xoxo Pattie

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  32. Happy, Happy Birthday Marty! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I LOVE that chair, can't wait to see what fabric you choose. And if those roosters aren't brothers, they are certainly cousins! So glad that you had a great day, you certainly deserve it! Hugs and lots of love, Kat

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  33. Great finds! I love the orange rooster!!!

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  34. Happy Birthday!!! It looks like you had a wonderful one, plus you found some wonderful treasures!!! I love the chair!

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  35. Happy Birthday Marty! Your home is beautiful! I can't wait to be retired and have more time for shopping! I'm going to be in AZ in October and if I find your Goodwill, looks like the only problem I'll have is getting my jewels home!
    Thank you for visiting today...I'm starting to really look forward to hearing from you now! No pressure!
    Sheila

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  36. Happy Birthday! Wishes do come true!

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  37. Happy Birthday Marty! Sounds like it has been a fabulous one! I love your new spotted rooster! You found some wonderful new treasures.

    ~ Tracy

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  38. Happy Birthday, Marty! Love your new roosters and your chair too! I'm so happy that you were able to get the chair you've been wanting! Hope you've had a wonderful day and your year will be filled with blessings.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  39. Happy Birthday Marty, You sure did find some wonderful treasures. Love the orange rooster,and your new chair is going to be fabulous!
    Best Birthday Wishes, Susie

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  40. HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!!!
    Oh Marty!!that is so awesome your fun birthday day!!!
    I love everything you found and great things to boot!!I love the new little rooster, and they go together perfectly!!!
    I love that new chair too!!!
    Have fun picking out fabric!!!
    i would love one in my living room!!
    ottoman too!!I cannot wait til I am 70-something!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  41. How nice of you to tell us about your birthday presents So glad you felt special. Happy Birthday.

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  42. Happy, happy sweet Marty, it looks like you had a great day, love the basket and the new little rooster and you know I do love a white ginger jar, did you say ORANGE, did I Hear Orange, Oh no Kathysue just can not will not do orange,hehe, I know it looks just perfect in your home so don't listen to me, Love ya,Kathysue

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  43. Happy Birthday, Marty! You got some great things ~ I'm really looking forward to seeing that basket. You've painted a very clear picture of what you want to transform that into! My Mom turned 70 in July and I'd love for her to become {at least} a blog reader. I think she'd really enjoy many of the decorating blogs, including yours.

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  44. Wow - the birthday shopping "gods" where with you. I'm glad you had a wonderful time - love the chair.

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  45. You must have an incredible Goodwill in your area! I'm going to the coast this weekend and I'm looking forward to some thrift shop junkin'!!!
    Happy Birthday to you!

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  46. A big wish for a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Looks like a great day you've had!

    Come by my blog...I'm hosting a $100 giveaway!

    Nancy

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  47. Happy Birthday Marty!!! So many gorgeous pressies!!! Hope you had a wonderful day!
    Debby

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  48. Happy Birthday Marty! It seems like forever since I have had a chance to visit you so I'm especially pleased I was able to wish you a timely and wonderful birthday.

    Oooooh, do I ever LOVE that chair! Gorgeous! Hmmmm....I have a birthday coming up in a couple weeks myself. I wonder if I requested a beautiful chair like that, would I get it? ;)

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  49. Happy birthday girlfriend!!!! I will say your one cool hip 71 year old blogger!!!! I love your goodies you found today!!!! you scored my dear friend!!!!

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  50. Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you've had a nice day! Success at Goodwill is a wonderful birthday present! Love those roosters, it's incredible how you keep finding orange things! Somebody up there likes you!!

    I look forward to your new projects!

    (You are only nine months older than me!)

    Katherine

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  51. Happy Happy Birthday to you dear Marty!!
    My your year be blessed!!
    Love that scale!! (do I say that every time you show it? )

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  52. Happy, happy birthday! Congratulations on those marvelous finds, I agree, that new spotted rooster looks like he was already a member of the family.

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  53. Happy Birthday Marty!!!You found some great things! I really love the white ginger jar. I need some white ceramic items for my oldest daughter's room.

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  54. I am glad that you were borne:)

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  55. Happy Birthday Marty! It's my birthday today too...wow, great minds and all. Sounds like you had a fun day and I loooove the chair!

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  56. Happy, happy Birthday Marty! Great finds and love the chair!

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  57. Happy Birthday to you!! Love your chickens, they are too fun!

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  58. Happy, happy birthday you sweet thing you!!! Love that chair!!! Enjoy your special day...hugs, cleo

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  59. Happy Birthday Marty! I am so happy to hear that you have had such a great day. I love your new roosters but I really can't wait to see your new chair-How exciting!!!

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha.

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  60. Hi Marty, Happy Birthday!!! I love all your treasures,and I really love the chair......Kathy

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  61. Happy Birthday to the youngest looking 71yr old I have seen in some time! You look fantastic! Love the new roosters! I can't wait to see your new chair too.

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  62. Okay, if you're 71, then when I grow up, I want to be you! I'm not so far away...I'll be 65 in November...you would have been my teenage babysitter...and probably role model. Happy Birthday, and I adore the bergere chair. Thank you for sharing your goodies. Cherry Kay

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  63. Happy Birthday! I'd sing for you, but it would ruin the wonderful time your having.

    The chair is gorgeous, as are those flowers! Funny, I went garage sailing last week as part of my birthday celebration. Bargains and Birthdays, a great match. But, I didn't get the BIG money part. Maybe someday.

    Hugs

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  64. Happy Happy Birthday Marty! What great finds and fun shopping. Oh, I love your chair choice, too!!! Those are on my "wish" list. Many blessings in the year ahead.... Karen

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  65. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    Love those roosters and adore that sweet chair!!

    Loved my visit here!!

    Debbie

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  66. Happy Birthday Marty and here's wishing you many many more! Love all your treasures.

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  67. Happy Birthday, dear Marty, you sweet young thing!! Yes, getting older does have it's perks. I'm in love with your choice of chairs, just gorgeous. Can't wait to see what fabric you choose! Have a great Birthday Week!
    hugs and love,
    Debra

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  68. Happy Birthday my friend!
    And "start the car!" You scored!
    You do find the best stuff. I can just see your face when you spotted that orange rooster. GOOD GRIEF! And probably carrying him all around the store grinning like a loon! You are so funny!
    The chair will be gorgeous . . . maybe you can get he ottoman for Christmas!
    Have a wonderful weekend! We are headed to Havasu net weekend. I'm praying REALLY hard for monsoons!
    HUGS! Karen

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  69. Happy Birthday my Dear friend...girl your lookin great for your age..Wished I looked so good..I just had my BD 2 weeks ago 67 now ha ha!!
    Love all you great finds and how cool that you ordered your chair...Happy Happy girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  70. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Marty, happy birthday to you.....! Can you hear me singing?
    Have fun spending your birthday money!
    xoxo Delores

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  71. HI Darlin' Marty! Happy birthday sweet friend. I'm so happy for you to get something you want for your birthday~that chair is beautiful. Can't wait to see it somewhere soon in a post. Love your roosters. I've been lazily looking through your past posts....lovin' all of them. You have a great gift of putting things together. Love it love it love it!
    Hope your summer has been wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  72. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! LOVE the roosters!!!

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  73. Happy birthday Marty from 'over the pond'! Love, love, love the roosters.
    Hope you have a fabulous day - keep celebrating!
    With very best wishes
    Rose H

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  74. What nice pictures! You sure have been busy! I will come back to view more later.

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  75. Happy Happy Birthday!!!!! Love your finds! Hope you weekend is fabulous!
    XO

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  76. HAPPY (Belated) BIRTHDAY, MARTY! Hope all your dreams and wishes come true.

    With love,
    January Asia

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  77. Hi Marty, gosh, I haven't visited in such a while but it looks like I've made it in time to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had fun with family and friends. Love all your finds!

    ~Bonnie

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  78. Happy Birthday, Marty! Many healthy returns!
    Your new chair is lovely!

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  79. Happy birthday!! You are spoiled! Wow, you did take down a load of money. It sure goes a long way at the GW, how lucky you were to find your roosters! I am visiting from Debbiedoos.

    Carol

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  80. Happy Happy Bday, Marty!!

    Woo Hoo for ordering that gorgeous chair! Love your GW finds, too!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  81. Well you certainly did get spoilt Marty ... not only with your flowers, cards and birthday money ... but with all the friends who sent greetings!
    One wish for every year and some to spare ... I hope your day was an extra special one.
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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  82. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great way to spend a birthday.

    Great finds and the chair is awesome.

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  83. Happy Birthday Marty! I think shopping is a great way to spend your special day. And I love that chair. Can't wait to see the fabric you choose--make sure you show us so we can all dream! Linda

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  84. Happy birthday!!! Love that chair!!! You deserve to be spoiled AND rotten!!!

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  85. Happy Late Birthday Marty Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. You got lots of goodies with your birthday money. Found you a couple of new roosters. I too, love the orange one. Isn't he delightful?

    I can't wait to see what fabric you choose for your chair. I know it will be beautiful. You have such wonderful taste with design sweet friend.

    Thank you for sharing. Your basket will be beautiful filled with wheat.

    Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

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  86. Happy Birthday, dear friend! I do think those roosters are brothers, separated at birth.
    Brenda

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  87. Happy Birthday Marty, you deserve to be spoiled! Love all your cute finds and can't wait to see what fabric you decide on for your chair. I hope your day is wonderful!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  88. Marty, I am so sorry I missed your birthday. Sounds like it was a good one. Love your new roosters! Oh and that chair will be so beautiful in your home. I can't wait to see what fabric you choose. I know whatever you choose will be beautiful. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. laurie

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  89. I hope you had the Happiest of Birthdays Marty.. you sooooooooo deserve that chair and to be spoiled in every way...

    hugs
    Sonny

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  90. Happy belated birthday Marty! It sounds like you had a great day. Lovely treasures you've found there. What fun it is to spend some time shopping.

    Thank you so much for your visits to my blog and for your kind comments that you leave me. They mean a lot to me and I apologize that I haven't been around in awhile. I've haven't been a very good blogging friend :(

    Glad you had a good day and I enjoyed seeing your wonderful roosters!

    God Bless,
    Kathleen

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  91. Happy birthday, sweet Marty! I am sorry I am a little late in my greetings but we just got home and internet was not free in the hotel. Good thing I was only gone for a day or I would have serious withdrawal symdrome. That's a gorgeous chair, a birthday money well spent. Love the roosters!...Christine

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  92. The very happiest of birthday greetings dear Marty!! I didn't realize your birthday was in August too! Wouldn't it be just a blast to get all the August birthday girls together for a party-0 that would be one fun time!!
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    I love your new treasures! I received some $ too and have yet had a chance to go shopping- of course it will be a thrift stores. You get so much more for you buck there!!

    Bills folks are here for the week! More company- more fun!
    bee blessed
    mary

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  93. A very belated happy birthday Marty. I do so love the roosters. :-)

    Thank you for visiting me and your lovely comments.

    Oh while I've been typing this a beautiful Great Spotted Woodpecker was on the bird feeder...just missed getting a photo.

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  94. Happy birthday, Marty! I love your GW finds! How fun to find your rooster's brother! And I LOVE your bergere chair! How beautiful! Now you and Jeanette both have one! I've been eyeing hers for years. Now I have bergere envy! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  95. Happy Belated Birthday! I love Bergere Chairs - so French! Wonderful Goodwill finds! I haven't found a thing at mine in weeks :(

    Manuela

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  96. A very wonderful happy birthday to you, you "pretty young thing" as Michael Jackson would sing! What fun finds. I do not have the same kind of thrift stores you do!!!! The roosters are amazing, especially the companion one. I hope you have a wonderful week, month and year birthday girl.

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  97. Hi Marty. A big happy belated birthday wish to you! More great finds at GW! Just love the chair you're getting with your b'day money. Gorgeous! And it's a-okay to be spoiled, right?!

    Hope your day was great!
    Carla

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  98. Happy belated birthday! What great finds and a lovely chair soon to be in your home! How lucky.

    XO,
    Valerie

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  99. Happy Birthday Miss Marty! May this be a fabulous year for you.

    I adore the chair.

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  100. I'm a little late to the party! I hope your birthday was wonderful. You are so young looking and in spirit for 71...good for you! Love the chair, isn't it fun to get something you love?

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  101. Happy Belated Birthday my friend! It looks like you had a fun day~thrifting! That is my kind of birthday! And you got lots of goodies!

    The chair is beautiful! Can't wait to see what fabric you choose!

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