Happy Birthday, Wishes…. September Babies!!
Wishes for Health, Happiness, Success, and Love…. Each of us had a special day when we entered this world!! Every year, Sophia Loren and I celebrate September 20th ! We share the day, Italy – Sicily too! What is more deserving of celebration??
My father was Italian. As a little girl, I was told I looked just like him…a bit distressing for a very girlie 5-year-old! Little girls want to look pretty!! My olive skin, dark hair, and nose are dead giveaways for my Dad’s side…my Mother’s, very fair Czech!! The first time I went to Italy, I felt like I was home!!
This special week, I thought it would be Birthday Fun to share some of My Favorite Things… There is a little mental game – exercise, in fact, to keep the brain healthy… It is selecting a word or words, then coming up with 5 words associated with each letter! (Of course, I have more favorite things than these letters provide!!)
I am choosing HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES…with My Favorite Things as the theme!! A little list that becomes a life snapshot of sorts and items incorporating them! Let’s play!
Fornasetti Wall Plate = Home, Art, Beauty, Porcelain, Italy, Sculpture
Matisse 1869-1954 Icarus = Art, All Things French, Design, Icarus, Paper, Prints, Year
Crane Cards = Elegant, Engraved, Design, Handmade, Handwriting, Initials, Ink, Paper, Romance, Stationery.
H – Home, Holidays, Hospitality, Handmade, Horoscope
A – Art, Antiques, All Things French and Italian, Animals
P – Photography, Porcelain, Picture Frames, Plants
P – Puppies, Paper, Prints, Papillons, Peonies
Y – Years, Yearnings, Yesterday, Yellow, Yosemite
B – Books, Beaches, Balconies, Beauty, Bistros
I – Italy, Interiors, Illustrations, Illuminated Letters, Ice Cream
R – Romance, Restaurants, Rings, Rotisserie Chicken, Relaxation
T – Travel, Tea, Time, Tartes, Toasts
H – Happiness, Handsome, Herbs, Hors d’hoevres, Hermes
D – Design, Dessert, Drinks, Dining, Diary
A – Adventure, Arrangements, Advice, Announcements, Amethyst
Y – Yesterday, Yachts, Yellow, Yet-to-come
W – Wine, Wood, Wrapping, Wisteria, Waterlilies
I – Ivy, Initials, Ink, Icarus, Intentions
S – Sapphire, Scent, Stationery, Silk, Stamps
H – Handwriting, Heels, Heather, Healing, Heritage
E – Engraving, Elegance, Emeralds, Embroidery, Earrings
S – Strawberries, Scarves, Shoes, Script, Salmon
Absolut Citron Ads = Art, Adventure, Books, Beaches, Drinks, Papillons, Travel, Yellow
Brunch Setting = Dining, Drinks, Herbs, Porcelain, Salmon, Sapphire, Tea, Yellow
Desk Setting = Antiques, Elegance, Design, Interiors, Handwriting, Paper, Peonies, Porcelain, Script, Tea
Strawberry Desserts = All things French, Dessert, Strawberries, Tarte
Engraved French Prints = Art, All Things French, Antiques, Balconies, Beauty, Design, Engraving, Home, Ink, Interiors, Plants, Paper, Prints, Romance
Travel Diary = Adventure, Book, Design, Elegant, Handwriting, Happiness, Initials, Paper
Café Setting = All Things French, Antiques, Bistros, Design, Porcelain, Initials, Interiors, Ivy, Plants, Tea.
Scents…of love and citrus: French Hermès Concentré d’orange Verte and Creed Love in White with its Italian orange zest…xoxo, Of course, I love my Hermès scarves…especially my Astrologie – with Virgo sign!!
Love in White is one of my favorite scents – from five continents!! How’s that for global unity? It combines my love of France and Italy, blending Florentine iris and French daffodils! Love – yes! My love of scent, of course, would not be complete without my beloved Jo Malone Collection…
Hope you enjoyed some of My Favorite Things themed with HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES…much love and best wishes to all… and September Babies until next week!! xoxo MMK
Happy Birthday, Sophia!! By much loved – Photographer Richard Avedon, 1970
Guest Post by Marlene M. Kristoff