Happy Birthday!

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How fun!!!


My daughter gave me a birthday party for 30 guests!  Two of my grandchildren Penelope (Poppy), and Eva are here!


Poppy is taller than I am!  Eva is about the same so far!


Poppy, my daughter Ella, me and Eva!


There was a long table;  and three of these beautiful “woodland fairyland  centerpieces!  Scott Hogue did a beautiful job!


Poppy and Eva read a beautiful poem that reminded them of me!

(it was about “telling stories”!!


these beautiful women!


So many of my favorite people!!  What a happy, wonderful day!!!



 with a bird on her head!!!


Can you catch that devilish and adorable spirit!

And, just like her Granny;  there is a bird on her head!


Eva said, “Granny, make the peace sign!”

So I did!!



22 thoughts on “Happy Birthday!

  1. Phyllis

    Happy birthday, Penelope! What a beautiful family you have and what a gorgeous setting for a party. I love the fascinators everyone is wearing and the flower arrangements on the table are spectacular.

    All best,

  2. Penelope Bianchi

    I can’t even figure out how to leave a comment! and there are those empty boxes! Lordy!


    I need help!!!

  3. Karena

    Happy Birthday Penny! What a lovely luncheon with your family and friends.Your granddaughters are such beautiful young ladies!Those artful hair adornments and gorgeous centerpieces have truly brightened my day.

    The Arts by Karena

  4. Pamela

    Oh, that beautiful hat on that beautiful head!
    Happy, happy birthday!!

  5. Pamela

    Oh, that beautiful hat on that beautiful head!
    Happy, happy birthday!!

  6. Beth

    Where did you get the festive crowns!! I need some for a 65th birthday party and I would love to get some ordered asap, thanks, Beth Brace

  7. Beth

    I would love to get my hands on some festive crowns, where did you find them ? Thanks, Beth


    Where do I begin………first off I would have LOVED to have been there!Everyone looked so festive and happy and you were all dining outside!Its pouring rain today up North!
    Second those doors with the HUNTER GREEN color…..well thats the same color and doors I have in my home!Even the inside is STAINED a dark shade………DITTO!!!Here TOO!I cannot get over how many similarities we share………(I know thats not your home),but is the CLUB down the road………past OPRAH.The GRANDDAUGHTERS are GORGEOUS!
    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH and when I find something suitable I will post it to YOU!

  9. velvet and linen

    It was so much fun… and Ella’s words about you! She adores you… and so do Poppy and Eva… we all do!

    Thank you for including me in the the festivities!

    xo xo


  10. Marsha @ Splenderosa

    Happy Birthday, again, ladybug. How wonderful this party was. I love the “hats!” Brooke has a lovely post today giving you quite a nod. I love all the photos, so happy you shared them. & fyi, Tish’s event was cancelled…so sad I won’t be meeting her & you in NYC! xx’s

  11. Taylor Greenwalt

    Penny…Happy Birthday! My B-day was the 25th…
    You look fabulous..and your grand daughters are beautiful just like their grandma…

    1. Penelope Bianchi

      The 25th is my husband’s birthday!

  12. Sharon

    Happy Birthday! What a fun idea and your granddaughters are just gorgeous! x Sharon

  13. Penelope Bianchi

    via email:

    Penny, you look beautiful, and I can see the resemblance in both your gorgeous granddaughters….I love the bird embellishments for your hair….!! Happy Birthday dear one!! N.xo

    Sent from my iPad.

    Kindest regards,

    Nella Miller
    Acorn Lane Designs
    Nurturing a Creative Lifestyle

  14. Sandra Jonas

    Happy Birthday Penny! What fun your party must have been.
    Your granddaughters are stunning!!

    1. Penelope Bianchi

      Thank you! Please explain to me how they got so big……and grown up!!??

      Life; I guess! I am so proud of them; and I adore them! How lucky can a Granny be? Such a beautiful party full of so many fun people! And a great example for the grandchildren that old people can be FUN!!! AS IN REALLY FUN!!!

      I hope I stay in that category!!! REAL FUN!!! (I did the “devil dive” at Magic Mountain!) I have to post it on my website! It is dropping free-fall from an 1 story building! So fun! I asked the guy putting me into my “safety suit”; how many grannies to you get a day? He said……(he stopped and looked me straight in the eye) and said……””Ma’am; I have worked 5 days a week here for 7 years…..and you are the first “Granny” I have ever seen! Tommy (he was 7) Looked up at me; and said……….”Oh Granny…….you are sooooo cool!”

      (he gets the cars…or whatever….the house?)!!!

  15. Doré Callaway...BurlapLuxe

    Oh so wonderful to carry on your mothers artful love in collecting.
    Love the art as well as the history behind the pieces. the eBay finds you have taken these pieces and used them in such an artful way of adding the right kind of rightness to your home designs.
    love the Mae West history, my GrandFather work on some set designs for movies she appeared in as being a set director for Paramount Movie Picture Studios, Hollywood.

    It’s really a surprise to find pieces that hold value to a time in ones life.
    As for losing and replacing what was lost in your mothers fire, I would imagine your mothers joy in passing her passion onto you.

    Thank you for the grace and beauty in this post.
    Will visit soon.

    Happy Birthday Month to you lady “P”
    Visiting you by way of Friends.



    1. Penelope Bianchi

      Thank you! I must say, My Mother lives on when I see these paintings and prints, and watercolors each day! This is what I think a house should be! A scrapbook! Of one’s life!!!

      Thank you for you lovely comment!


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  17. Marketdecor

    Well, I’ve already read this post in my beginning of discovering your blog – I was right – You are a very interesting person with great insight and great taste and a great sense of brightness and humor! Its refreshing!

    Beautiful paintings – love the colors – the pinks!

  18. Poppy

    Hi Penelope,

    Happy Belated Birthday! What a fun and fabulous gathering you had, and how lovely to be the guest of honour at such a sweet and charming occasion! I so enjoyed reading about your big day, but unfortunately, when I clicked to see the photos of it, I was taken to a page that read, “Error…’. Just thought I’d let you know, since I’ve tried on different days, and was looking forward to viewing the images of your special celebration!

    The new layout is lovely, congrats!


    1. Penelope Bianchi

      My website is still being worked on; but thank you so much for telling me! I’ll make sure you can!

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