For those of you that know me, you know that I have a serious love of things feminine and vintage, and chocolate. My birthday was filled with lots of things that fit this bill. A flattering, gathered purple dress, jeans that make me look thinner, fabulous pewter ruffled heels, vintage inspired jewelry, a gift card to JoAnns to buy whatever I want, a great oversized purple purse, this chocolate cake.
All of these things were perfect, but my very favorite gift? Handsome Husband has been working on this one for a while now.
He rebuilt a vintage chandelier that was hanging out in my parents' garage. We think it belonged to my grandparents. It involved a lot of work (rewiring, buffing, cleaning, etc.), but the payoff was huge. I'm not even sure about the origins of this chandelier, but I have this romantic idea of its past life. I love the sparkle it gives to the dining room. I am so happy I married such a handy man! To top it off, he even designed a beautiful birthday card inspired by the light fixture. Love!
Thank you to all who made my birthday a splendid event, especially to my husband, who really does light up my life!