Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Birthday JACKIE!!!

Happy Birthday Jackie!!!
Yes our favorite HOME girl's birthday is today! Look Jackie I even baked you a cake for the occasion!

Sorry for all the candles:)))

Oh good!!!! I see you've dressed up in your finest party dress. That's good.... since this is a surprise party.
Isn't she just so stylish and cute????
Here we are in Jackie's home. Go ahead and have a seat!!! Comfy isn't it??? She just had these chairs redone with this lovely printed linen. Looks smashing with the pillow she won in a giveaway recently.

Don't be too jealous but this is her fireplace mantel.
I know, I thought the same thing. Isn't it just so amazing? I would never get sick of looking at it. The mirrored shelf alone is TDF.
She just redecorated some of her rooms and added more soft colors in gray and white.
She loves the look of the Scandinavian blogs which I do too.
I think looking at those blogs was how she first discovered them.
Do you remember the first one you visited?
I'm sure you do.

She's also mad for silver and especially mercury glass.
I think it's the balance of shiny and rough that strikes a perfect balance in a room.

This shelf reminds me of the look we'd see in a french countryside home. Living in England going over to France is an easy trip for Jackie...lucky girl.
Gee, I hope she doesn't mind that I we've crashed her house on her own birthday?
Maybe we should have taken her to a nice fancy restaurant or something?

One thing that's for sure is that there is plenty of LOVE at the "Home" household. For those of you who know Jackie thru her blog know that she's witty and makes the best of every situation. She even likes the rain like I do. Even a dark cloud won't get her down. Her comments are always heart felt, supportive and genuine with a little "Brit" humor thrown in.
She has made blogging a true joy for me and I'm sure many of you.

I hope this birthday is the best ever and
all your wishes come true!
dear friend
Love and hugs


Julie@beingRUBY said...
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Julie@beingRUBY said...

And so say all of us!!
Happy Birthday Dear Jacqueline.. you're the best!

Fabulous Carole... Jacqueline's house is just full of so many goodies that need to come in live at my place.. Of course that includes the cheerful Jacqueline... In fact I'm planning on swiping that over mantel one day !!! Happy birthday Jacqueline... xx Julie

Luiza said...

Happy birthday , Jackie!
I hope all your wishes come true!


Bleudelavande said...

Happy birthday to Jackie!!!
Her home is just wonderful!
Have a nice deay Carole!!!!

slommler said...

Happy Birthday Jackie......your home is amazing!! I love everything about it! That mantel shelf is awesome. Thanks Carole for sharing the pios

Laura said...

A beautiful post Carol and a great tribute to our Jackie! She is, indeed one of the most encouraging and supportive blogging friends....always optimistic, always full of fun! Wouldn't we have a ball if we could only get her over here on this side of the pond!?!

Jacqueline said...

My dear, dear friend, Carole,
I am so overwhelmned I think I might shed a few tears !! You are so kind to 'waste' a post just on me. I'm afraid this wont be the one that you get the most comments on !! What a generous, kind and supportive friend you are to do such a thing. You have made my birthday a zillion times more special and I'm only sorry and a little sad that you live so many miles away over the pond. If you were not such a distance away, you would be one of the first that I would ask to come and join me in my birthday celebrations ( ..and you haven't got nearly enough candles on that cake!!)You have also made my house look rather better than it probably is in real life. I always think that close-up's make everything look more appealing, (apart from close ups of me !!) eatate agents photos of houses or hotels in travel brochures, so, I hope that no one comes and sees it, as they would be a little disappointed !!
Once again, Carole i thank you with all my heart and I'm so proud to call you my friend,
With much love. XXXXX

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, How sweet of you to do such a post for Jackie! Her home is really amazing! I will hop right over to her blog to leave some birthday wishes.


What a sweet post! Happy Birthday, Jackie. Such a beautiful home, indeed! ~ Angela

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Happy Birthday to the super stylin' Jackie!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Jackie! Your home is gorgeous!!!
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Gigi said...

Happy Birthday, sweet, beautiful Jackie! And thank you, Carole, for hosting such a gorgeous party for her. You are two of the most inspiring and creative bloggers I know.

Big hugs to you both,


Draffin Bears said...

Happy Birthday to Jackie.
That was kind of you Carole, to put on a party for Jackie and what a fabulous home she has, so many beautiful things.

Have a great week

Fancy Fodder said...

Dear Carole~
It's so nice of you to celebrate your friend Jackie's birthday :+D
Her home is beautiful!
Happy Birthday to Jackie!

Chemin des Muguets said...

Hi Carole,

This is a beautiful and stylish homage to a beautiful and stylish gal. I have already left her birthday wishes elsewhere-but here goes again...


Marjorie - aka Another member of her fan club

Renee Finberg said...

you are so incredibly sweet!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Such a lovely birthday surprise for Jackie. She is truly one lady it is rewarding to do something nice for. You have a beautiful blog Carole x

erin said...

what a nice post! she has a lovely home and blog. how lucky she is to have you for a friend!

Janean said...

woohoo, gotta get excited for birthdays with FAB cake and comfy seating....lots of laughter...yay!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh, what loveliness!

Collected Treasures said...

Happy Birthday, Jackie....i want some of your cake :)


Rosemary said...

I hope you had a fabulous birthday Jackie!!
Thanks for the peek inside your amazing home.