Friday, February 4, 2011

A Wine Country Birthday


I remember hearing a few months ago that "57 is the new 57!"
That's a lot of candles!

My BFF Maureen and I are celebrating "the new 57" this weekend up in Asti. We were nice enough to include Mr. A and Mr. H too!

The weather is supposed to be lovely, so hopefully we can sit out here for lunch.

We plan on doing a little antiquing...

...and tour a few wineries.

Maybe even do a little wine tasting!

Later, we will come back here...

...and have a nice dinner that the guys will cook. Thank goodness!

After that, we will all sit in here by the fire...

...and sip some wine...

and later, go outside and "howl" at the moon!

Sunday, we'll have an early morning breakfast so we can head back to the Bay Area for the Alameda Antiques Faire!

Sounds like a perfect plan, don't you think?


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45 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Happy birthday to you both and what a fun weekend.

Rebecca said...

It sure DOES (sound like a good plan)! What beautiful countryside and lodging! Happy Birthday!

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to you and Maureen. Please tell her hi from Joyce B. (she sold my house in Burlingame). Tell her I am now moving to the Windy City so if you girls make a trip there call me. Have a fun weekend.

joanny said...

Warm wishes for a wonderful birthday, you now have 365 days around the sun to celebrate, there is no reverse gear, so make it a stellar year.

Have wonderful week end,

joanny

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Delores, This sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday--good friends and a cozy setting! I love those wicker chargers and the votives hanging in mason jars! Have a great time and happy birthday! Linda

Lori E said...

Happy Birthday Delores, to you and your friend.
This sounds like an ideal day to me. Have fun. Can't wait to see what you find at the Alameda Faire

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Birthday to you and your friend. Your weekend sounds perfect, enjoy. Looking forward to seeing what you find at the Faire..hugs ~lynne~

CC said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!!! Sounds like a picture perfect weekend!!!! ENJOY!!!

Pat said...

Happy Birthday to you both. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Babs said...

Delores and Maureen, Happy Birthday!!!!! It sounds, and looks, like the perfect way to spend a birthday weekend..... guys cooking and girls antiquing and relaxing. Enjoy.

Angela said...

It sounds wonderful and you are NOT 57!

Kathysue said...

Delores, what a perfect weekend celebration!!! I can not think of a more perfect way to spend a Bday, with a special friend and hubby and in such a gorgeous setting!!! Happy Bday sweet friend,Kathysue

Sarah said...

Delores, Happy Birthday to you and your BFF. What a perfect spot to celebrate. Sounds like a perfect plan to me! Cheers ~ Sarah

Terri M said...

Happy birthday Delores. What a wonderful thing to share a birthday with your BFF.

quintessence said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday celebration. I'm liking 57 is the new 57!

Komali Nunna said...

Happy Birthday to you both, Delores.

Tammy said...

Enjoy your weekend! Your plans sound devine in celerbrating your 57th birthdays! Happy Birthday! Tammy

Low Tide High Style said...

Ahh, what a perfect way to celebrate! I hope you both have a wonderful weekend and Happy Birthday!

Kat :)

Tricia Rose said...

A perfect weekend, especially the 'men will cook' part - have a wonderful time, all of you!

cindy said...

Happy Birthday! I love visiting your blog...you have such great taste. Have a fun weekend!

Tracy F. said...

Happy Birthday from one 57 year-old to another! Sounds like the most perfect weekend imaginable! And, oh how I love your house!

Allison said...

Happy Birthday Delores to you, and your friend. Enjoy your celebration weekend! I may run into you at the antique faire on Sunday.

Linda in AZ * said...

* Sounds to me like "turning 57" DOES have its ADVANTAGES, like the ones y'all will be enjoying!!! (Annnd, it DOES beat "the ALTERNATIVE, y' know!)...

BTW, don't forget MY birthday thinking: "Shop til you DROP, SPEND to the END and BUY til y' DIE!!!"... what a way to go!!!

Enjoy your celebrations!
XO,
Linda in A *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Birthday to both of you! It sounds like the perfect birthday weekend....I am 57 too!
Hugs,
Penny

Anonymous said...

Aha!!! I figured that's where you would be on your B-day. I just left a message on your home phone. Anyway, thinking of you always and especially on your day. Hope you have a great weekend...I'm sure you will in such a beautiful surrounding. HAPPY BIRTHDAY friend. Love, Diana
Please tell Maureen that I send happy birthday wishes to her also.

Bonnie said...

Have a great birthday celebration! Sounds great.

Glad you have nice weather. Cold and rainy here but better than most of the country. Amazing they are sending 74 snow ploughs to Dallas to help for the Super Bowl!

Your cake looks wonderful with Reese Peanut Butter Cups!

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
Sounds like the perfect weekend, even if it does include a birthday. Putting those candles into a Reeses Cup sure makes them much much more palatable!!!!! Literally and figeratively! Happy, happy birthday.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Sonia said...

Happy Birthday...sounds like a perfect evening!!

Miss Bloomers

Designs By Pinky said...

Delores, this sounds like a PERFECT weekend in BEAUTIFUL surroundings. How fortunate you are that you have the other home to go to and entertain in. Being with friends is a wonderful way to celebrate. My best friend and I share the same birthday so the 4 of us always celebrate together! 57 is a GREAT age....if I remember correctly:):) Enjoy your day and Happy birthday to you and Maureen!!!! XO, Pinky

Karen said...

LOL! 57 is pretty young, right? Happy Birthday, it sounds like the perfect weekend.
Karen

The Polished Pebble said...

Happy Birthday!

Have a wonderful time and drink to your health and how much fun it is to turn 39! What your not 39?

Ok then 40!

xo kelley

NanaDiana said...

Happy 57th...I am sure it will be wonderful...I loved my 50's...and now just edged over into the world of 60 and it's not so bad either.

Have a ball! I know you will...Hugs- Diana

Upscale Downhome said...

Good friends, good wine and beautiful surroundings...what could be better? Nothing except good shopping. Here's to hoping you find a special birthday treasure to remember your 57th. Enjoy!

Sherman Unkefer said...

What a stunning countryside! Have a wonderful time!

Lana said...

OH, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday to you!!!

You certainly deserve it!!!!!

My grandfather lived to almost 100 and he said anything under 85 was a "spring chicken."

So, you are DEFINITELY a spring chicken!!!!

You are gorgeous!!!

Enjoy!!

And I hope I hear that HOWL all the way over here!!

Hugs,
Lana

Marlis said...

Happy 57.. it's a great year, If I say so myself ;-).. Your plan sounds wonderful. I hope it comes true..

Shelley said...

It sounds like a wonderful birthday weekend!!!! I absolutely love your homes!!! I think I could just move right in and feel at home.

Have a wonderful birthday!
Shelley

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Happy Birthday Kiddo, You are not 57, you look 37. I am right along with you on the age and the love of old trucks. Have a great birthday week.

Jean said...

Hope it all went well. Looks like a great time.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Sounds fabulous, Delores! I hope it was a great weekend...but how could it not be?! Happy birthday!...hugs...Debbie

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
Happy Birthday, dear! Anytime you have the privelege to have the men in your life cook a meal would be a reason enough to have a party for me.My "Mr. Ed" cooks very little. . .never a whole meal! Looks as if you "girls" did the town up just right!
Fondly,
Pat

michelle said...

Everything looks so perfect! Happy Birthday and I hope you had a wonderful time!!

Martina said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you both.Sounds like you had a fun filled weekend!Just have to tell how much I LOVE your dinning room!! Martina

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, wishing you and Maureen a happy birthday. It sounds and looks like you have found the perfect way to celebrate. I know you are having fun. I loved seeing these beautiful photos of Asti. That sunset is incredible! Can't wait to see your tablescape. laurie

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I am looking foe some new interior for my boy's birthday party.That is in next month.

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