Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Birthday In DC

Hi everyone.
A few weeks ago hubby asked me what I wanted for my birthday and
I told him a trip to DC would be fun.   We had talked about taking this trip
before,  but just never made it.  I did visit DC years ago for business but I
didn't have time to do any sightseeing.  I was excited to go last weekend
and spend some time seeing all the things I missed the first time.

Steve and I visited Arlington Cemetery and walked the entire Mall where
we toured several museums and saw many of the monuments. 

That evening I chose The Cheesecake Factory for my birthday
dinner.  Of course I had to have a piece of the chocolate praline
turtle was my birthday after all!

We ended the long weekend with a trip to The Big Flea.  The name of
this event is misleading as it is more of an upscale antique show than a
flea market.  There were quite a few dealers and some beautiful,  but
expensive,  antiques.  I did manage to bring a few things home.

The favorite thing I bought was this vintage pickling jar.  These
normally sell from $80 to $125 dollars.  Obviously the dealer didn't
know what she had and she sold the jar to me for $10.00...Wahoo!

I also bought some vintage costume jewelry that will be listed in my Etsy 
shop and some old French postcards for a project I am working on.

There was one more stop to Ikea to pick up a few
things and then we headed home.  These pretty flowers from my son and
DIL were waiting on our doorstep.

It was a great birthday and nothing could have been better than
spending time with my sweet hubby.

See you this evening at the Open House Party.


Partying at...
Savvy Southern Style
Coastal Charm
From My Front Porch To Yours


NanaNor's said...

Hi Sherry, Loved seeing your pics and a Happy Belated Birthday to you. What a sweet thing for your hubby to do, take you on a get away. I love your new pickling jar too.I have a big birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, maybe I should suggest that-but hubby would tell me that our trip to the Islands in April is my present-not, because it is for him to see his old golf buddies.
Have a great day.

sweet violets said...

Happy birthday to you!!1 What a great trip to the jar...very lucky !!! hugs...cleo

Honey at 2805 said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you, my friend! Our Capitol is a beautiful city and loved seeing your pictures. What a nice trip your hubby took you on! Lucky you finding that pickling jar and at such a thrifty price!

Hartwood Roses said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!!

Sherry said...

Sherry, sorry I missed your birthday but I know you had a fabulous time; pralineturtle cheese cake an amazing deal on the pickling jar... can't get any better then that!

Jan Conwell said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! Looks like you had a lovely trip.

momdrinkstea said...

Happy birthday, glad you enjoyed it! Sounds like you had a lovely time. Both of my brothers-in-law live in DC, they love it there! So much to see + do!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Glad you had a fun birthday. My husband and I have had a few great trips to DC and it's always fun. P.S. We love Cheesecake Factory, too! You scored big on that jar.

Rose H (UK) said...

Sure looks like a fabulous birthday Sherry, sending belated birthday wishes across the pond to you :o)
Rose H

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Happy Birthday! Washington is one of our favorite destinations. So rich in history and tradition.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous weekend, one I would love to do. Your pictures are great. Hugs, Marty

The enchanted home said...

DC is such a beautiful son went to college there and I used every excuse to go there (must to his delight....TOTALLY JOKING ON THAT ONE:) Sounds like a fun bday weekend and your dessert sounds sinfully good, I bet it was worth every bite!

Bliss said...

I think DC is one of those places that you need to visit, like the Grand Canyon, to appreciate it.


Janette - The2Seasons said...

Our son lives in a great neighborhood in DC, and I love visiting him. There are so many things to keep me occupied while he is at work.

Debra from Bungalow said...

DC is a great place to visit. I could spend days in the Smithsonian. Cheesecake factory, yum!

Come on over to help me celebrate my move to wordpress. There's a great giveaway going on.

Bonnie said...

Happy late Birthday, Sherry! Thank you for sharing your trip with us. Glad you have such a nice time.

Thanks for hosting the Open House Party. It is a lot of work. Thank you.

Poppy said...

Belated birthday wishes to you, Sherry! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and I love that big blue vintage jar and the price too:) Have a great weekend!~Poppy