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
Take The Cake Strawberry Layer Cake
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
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Happy Birthday Kay! Hope you have a glorious day! I enjoyed reading about some of your favorite things.
Hello Sherry – Thank you for your glorious wishes…happy you enjoyed sharing some of my “favorite things”…xoxo MMK
Thank you Beth! I thought you were born in August! Glad you’re a September birth as I am! No wonder I love eve you wear and like! Bountiful birthday blessings to you!
Hello Jackie, Happy Saturday! Marlene here….Yes, Beth’s birthday is August. I contribute Saturday’s Guest Posts. Beth and I are both Virgos and dear friends.
Thank you for your sweet wishes…and for stopping by. xoxo MMK
hi jackie! not certain what the confusion is. Marlene has been our guest editor on Saturday since last April. her byline is at the end of the post.
Whew. Beth I’m not sure if it’s just my feed but this post just felt like one big advertisement after another. I wasn’t even sure what I was looking at. Seemed only your birthday introduction was yours. Maybe something went wrong on my end.
Anyhow, best wishes for a happy birthday!
well, tina, the blog does have ads. if you’re interested in going to a subscription service to eliminate ads please let me know.
at the moment the content is given freely to offset running the blog. but we’re open to suggestions.
Happy birthday – I too am a Sept 20th baby!
Special September 20, 2021 Birthday to
you!! Happy to share it with you….enjoy!!
Happy birthday Beth! Very beautiful, creative way of celebrating, sharing your favorite things. I enjoyed it, and feel like we know you even better now.
hi Linda! it’s our Saturday guest editor Marlene who celebrates a birthday this week. if you scroll to the end of the post
you will read her byline.
What a lovely post! Loved seeing your favorites and reading the words that went with each. Wishing you a Happy Birthday, Beth!
it’s our guest editor extraordinaire Marlene who celebrates a September 20th birthday. and we wish her a very happy day!
How fun to discover that I too have my birthday on September 20th with you and Sophia Loren.
Hi Mary !!
Happy Birthday September 20th Baby!!
Delighted to share it with you and Sophia too…Fun yes!!
Enjoy a special new year of life!! xoxo MMK
Hi, Beth! I’m confused…wasn’t your birthday in August?
no confusion. every Saturday Marlene is our guest editor. it’s her birthday and we wish her a very happy day! if you
scroll to the bottom of the post you will read her byline.
Hello Patti!! Kindest thanks for your sweet wishes!! xoxo MMK
Was this day’s content written by a guest? The description of the darling photo of the child with “olive skin” – was this a photo of Sophia Loren? It doesn’t appear to be fair skinned Beth!
Today’s blog was a bit confusing!
yes, every Saturday Marlene writes our home design post. if you scroll to the bottom you will read her byline.
Happiest of birthday wishes, Beth!
Happy birthday and thank you for reminding us of the beauty & grace of Sophia Lauren. I once read that actor William Holden once said about Sophia,
“I never saw so much WOMAN walking towards me!” Best wishes to you both.
hi Gina! our guest post is written by Marlene who shares the same birthday as Sophia.
I thought you were born in August.
our guest post is written by Marlene who has a September birthday. i was born in August.
Hippy Birthday Kay, greetings from Quito, Ecuador.
Hi & very Happy Birthday to you Marlene! My post might be too late but I just wanted to say your post was delightful, your childhood photo is adorable and I hope the readers pay a little more attention LOL. You and lovely Beth, the chic duo, work very hard to get us helpful, fun and interesting content. I do appreciate it. Take care and celebrate!
How sweet of you to share such lovely comments!! I am sure Beth joins me in a kind thank you…we love what we do! It is a delight to know you enjoy!!
Shall celebrate with you special wishes, thank you!! xoxo MMK
Happy, happy birthday from another September 20 baby who LOVES your blog and your zeal for life! <3
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