Wednesday, August 1, 2012

White Wednesday and a Birthday Chandi

My birthday last week was looking low key.
The man of the house was out of town on a business trip.
No biggie, I'm a big girl, I can spend my birthday alone.

But every night while he was away, he would call me,
ask what room of the house I was in,
then send me on a treasure hunt.

He had hidden small presents for me open around our home.
Awe...what a guy!

He also hid a BIG box in his office and my beloved shabby chandi was in it!!
I have wanted one forever and now it's hanging in my studio.
I haven't added the candles yet because I like it the way it is, for now.

I did take the day off work for my birthday and what a full day it was.
Antique shopping and lunch with two good friends.

Then home to play in my studio for the rest of the day! 

I tried some new photo shots with my antique French fabric flowers.

I created a few lace pocket holders.

More friends stopped girls are so nice - you know who you are.
(more on those sweet presents later)

Merci to the man of the house, family and friends for making me feel like a queen!

Sharing with Kathleen of Faded Charm
for White Wednesday

xo Rhonda


  1. I love your birthday chandy! Your White Wednesday post is just beautiful! Hugs, Penny

  2. Lucky you to have such a good man. Gorgeous chandelier and such beautiful photos. M x

  3. You have a good man who knows how to spoil a woman.
    Your chandi looks so beautiful in your space. I love your photoshop touches. So elegant.

    Sounds like a great day was had on your b-day. Good for you taking the day off, you deserved it!!


  4. Belated Birthday Wishes Rhonda!
    All around the world us ladies are swooning at the sight of your shabby chandi. If you ever become bored with it (!) it would look so perfect in my newly decorated boudoir.
    The lace pocket is so divine.

  5. Happy belated Birthday,dear Rhonda.
    Sounds like you had a lot of fun and the chandi is gorgeous.
    Beautiful WW post as always.

  6. Oh how wonderful you have such a great husband

    Happy Birthday again

    love the chandelier of course

  7. what a sweet, sweet thing for your husband to do!
    the chandelier is stunning!
    I hope your birthday was wonderful! (and is sounds like it was!)
    Cerri xo

  8. Happy Birthday, dear Rhonda! Your hubby is such a sweet guy to surprise you with such treasure hunts. Keep him :-)! The chandelier is fabulous! It sounds like you had a lovely day even though your hubby was away.
    Have a great afternoon :-)!
    Hugs to you,

  9. Dear Rhonda, belated birthday wisches dear friend.
    I love the way your husbond gifted you :-) and the chandelier is gorgeous. Such wonderful idea -
    love your photoes, and beauty in them.

  10. your b'day??? oh my..and I missed it. so sorry mon amie! your MOTH is ever so sweet hiding gifts for you. that chandy is divine!! sooo jealous that your "friends" got to spend it with you. ;( wish i could have been there for you too! maybe next year?? a girl can dream....

  11. What a sweet and romantic husband you have. I love the gift he gave you. The big one.It is beautiful.

  12. Happy birthday belatedly! I am glad it turned out to be Sucha nice one for you. That Chandi is gorgeous and it was so thoughtful of your hubby to take the time to hide little gifts all over for you, what a sweet husband. Remember that when he leaves his socks on the floor. . .LOL!

    I wish you a year filled with health, happiness and lots of French prettiness!

  13. I love your birthday chandy!
    Stopping here, is poetry for the eyes and the soul.
    Have a great day

  14. Wonderful, thanks for sharing!!


  15. Oh! He's a keeper! Happy birthday!

  16. What a romantic husband you have..definitely a to be spoiled..Beautiful chandelier..Happy Birthday

  17. Oh noooooo, I didn't realise it was your birthday last week, I missed it! I'll do better next year,lol. Gosh, the chandelier is so beautiful, so perfect for you. Isn't your husband the bestest ever, what a darling to make your birthday so exciting with a treasure hunt, as he wasn't able to spend it with you. Happy belated birthday my dear. xxx

  18. What a lovely birthday ( apart from your husband not being there) spending the day doing nice things with friends. You have a great husband for thinking up the idea of hiding little presents around the house and the chandelier is beautiful.
    Happy birthday (belatedly).

  19. lush lush lush LUSH!!!!! ;0)

  20. Happy birthday, Candy. What a sweet man to celebrate your birthday like he did. Love the chandi and the photos are great, as always. Please, when you read this, I would love to know how you created the funky chabby chic frames around your photos. Thanks,

  21. what a wonderful man you have there
    Rhonda! happy belated birthday!

  22. Happy Belated Birthday! And wow...what a sweet guy to do that for you...very creative. And I love that chandelier.
    Blessings & hugs,


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