Thursday, May 31, 2012

The last week of May

As I took a photo of the sweet little vintage shoe my friend Marsha sent me, I found myself wondering who had originally worn this darling shoe.
I love how Marsha has altered it with beautiful flowers and a darling tag, many thanks Marsha.
I feel so lucky we stumbled upon each others blogs and we instantly became friends.

Many thanks for all the kind birthday wishes for Victoria.
Writing a blog is a life changing experience that connects you with people all over the world and I am grateful for many beautiful friends, I have got to know.

My family and I went out for a birthday celebratory dinner on Tuesday evening - we had a private room in the O'Connell Street Bistro, where the food and service was amazing.  The icing on the cake was the chocolate cake that had been baked for us and was a great way to finish the evening.

To all of you living in Italy and your loved ones, who are experiencing the earthquakes, my thoughts  go out to you. Ni, Michela, Lilybets, Monica,  and any of my friends I have missed, stay safe and sending my love and hugs.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ have a wonderful day


  1. Have a nice day darling....nice of you thinking of the girls in sad what happen thoughts and prayers are also for

  2. OH CAROLYN, yes, the Northern Italy victims are on my heart!!! So good to see you had a splendid time with your family and that little shoe is just precious!!!

    Sending you a warm hug! Anita

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    maybe you want to participate? :)



  4. Dear Carolyn,
    this little shoe is wonderful!
    Thanks for the lovely oictures :O) Glad to hear, that Victoria had a great Birthday :O))
    Northern Italy, yes, it is really sad what happend there!

    Have a lovely rest of the week!
    Sending you love and hugs,

  5. How sweet that little shoe looks. I love the way the flowers were popped into the top.
    My thoughts are for all the people who are affected in the earth quake as well.

  6. Hope you're having a lovely week - and weekend ahead too!


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  7. What a lovely birthday celebration and the roses are so beautiful!

    I too wonder who wore the little shoes . . . you're most welcome, Carolyn, and I too am so glad we "met"!!!

    Since we were gone for a couple of days we haven't been paying too much attention to the news so I didn't hear about the earthquate until this morning.


  8. It is tragic what has happened....our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people in Italy.
    So many birthdays in May..and I will celebrate mine on June 1st. A true Gemini!! ;)
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend, my friend.

  9. Oh Carolyn, it looks like such a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday!!! Tempting me with are? It looks so delish!

    I am hoping all of friends stay safe in Italy too.
    It is always so good to come and see how my friend Carolyn is doing and I hope you are enjoying your season there.
    sending hugs...

  10. The sweetest shoe and tag Carolyn, what a lovely gift from your friend.
    And OH the cake looks GORGEOUS, i`M SURE IT TASTED WONDERFUL,too, so good you had a beautiful evening.
    It is terribly for the Italian people whom is effected by the earth quake ,we should all be thinking warm thoughts for them.
    Hugs to you dear.

  11. The sweetest little vintage shoe Carolyn and yes it gets us wondering whose little foot once graced this treasure. Sounds like Victoria's Birthday dinner was just splendid

  12. Looks like it was a lovely celebration. You're both so beautiful!

    And my thoughts and prayers are with those in Italy as well. Such a tragedy.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Carolyn! xoxo

  13. Dearest Carolyn,

    Have a wonderful weekend and great to read you had such a wonderful birthday celebration.
    Indeed, our thoughts and prayers go out to those in Italy...

  14. I agree with your sentiments about making blog friends around the world as well. I have some very dear ones in ITaly and feel that they are all safe from what I hear.

    I love your little shoe. Isn't it dear when blog friends share their talents!

  15. Hello Carolyn,

    Your pics and posts are always so sweet!
    Love these beautiful flowers!

  16. Carolyn~
    How incredibly thoughtful of you to send me such beautiful birthday wishes. I am so very touched by your sincere kindness...
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend, my friend. xo

  17. Dearest Carolyn, when I saw the lovely little shoe I thougt the same like you - I love old things which are telling us stories from long-long-ago!
    I am happy that you had such a wonderful birthday party for your daughter. The cake looks delicious - hmmmmm!!!
    It so sweet of you to think of the earth-quake-victims in Italy (it's so true, blogging is connecting us all over the world!)
    Sending warm hugs to you, and perhaps you want to join now my (Audrey-)giveaway :o)!?

  18. looks like you had a nice evening. I've never seen an altered shoe before, what an interesting crafty idea!


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