Friday, October 8, 2010

Birthday MONTH: Day 8

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on my AMAZING  40th Fat Book gift.

{I'm sure the beautiful girls who made it for me really loved reading each of the comments as much as I did...thank you!}


Here's a cute little story for you~

I would like you to meet the newest member of my beloved extended family...

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"Mr."  Phillip Hugh Quigley, Jr.

He was shipped directly from Paris and hand delivered to me in a leather suitcase after being determined that his previous caretakers were unable to provide adequate care for him.

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I was so overwhelmed with joy and happiness just knowing that I have a new addition to my extended family, but I continued to ponder the fact of how badly Mr. Quigley Jr. was previously mistreated.

Never in my life would I have imagined this...

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I heard they dressed little Mr. Quigley Jr. like a girl and tried to put barrettes in his hair.

They even went so far as to paint his fingernails pink but we'll never know about the fingernails, now will we?

He was a smart youngster to hide them behind his "dress".

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Isn't he a sweetie?

Unfortunately, these childhood memories left a huge scar on Mr. Quigley Jr.

He forever kept his hair short and cringed at the sight of a paint brush and a Pepto Bismol bottle, as they reminded him of his pretty baby pink fingernails.

Worse yet, this baby photo of him above was shown on the large (silent) screen at his wedding reception.

Rumor has it that his wife left him shortly after.

Mr. Quigley's secret of his tragic childhood is safe with me. After all, I'm only telling you and I know it won't get further than that.

And I sincerely cherish all of his worldly possessions that followed along with him in the suitcase from Paris. They are fabulous!

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okay people...

Can I tell a story or what?


It's another late night for me and I'm delirious but I just had to show you what Sarah gave me for my birthday today!

Don't you just love Mr. Quigley Jr.? I just giggle at his name.

Seriously, I love my Paris suitcase and everything in it!!!!

Sarah is such a sweetie and she always ALWAYS spoils me to death...even when it's not my birthday month! She even cooked me lunch today! Grilled chicken breast, some stuffed jalapeno peppers wrapped in bacon and some garlic mashed potatoes! It was a birthday lunch fit for a queen!!! :)

After lunch, we headed on out to the...

Antique School House Fair in Washington, La.

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We met up with one of my hometown girls ~ Miss Pam ~ and the three of us totally had a blast.

I fed them pie from the school house cafe  just as I had promised...

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(yum~yum homemade blackberry and fig pie)

And let me tell you, we saw some pretty stuff!

Better yet, let me show you some of it.

The linens were as yummy as the pie...

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The pie might have been yummier while dining on this...

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And served in a bowl filled with this...

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{no. i don't think so as the pie was delicious just as it was, where it was...shared with two of my junking girls.}

We had a fabulous afternoon and we found some cool stuff. Let's just say the Suburban was full again and I spent all of Mother-in-law's birthday $$$ (and more). much more.

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See ya tomorrow and thanks again for sharing my birthday MONTH with me!

{the story about Mr. Quigley Jr. true}



FairyFiligree said...

That suitcase is every so cute. YOu're lucky to have such thoughtful friends.

The English Romantic said...

Hi Jodie, I've been offline for a week (house move) and I'm just catching up with my blogging. Mr Quigley is a sweetie but I sat in amazment looking at your Birthday book. It is so FABULOUS!!!!. I'm so pleased that you had such a great Birthday and enjoyed every word of your posts.
Hugs, Hugs and more Hugs,

winnibriggs said...

Looks like you have had a great time. Thanks for the story it made me giggle. Have a great weekend.

Jan said...

I love your beautiful vintage blog :)

Beth Leintz said...

Oh Jodie you are a ....raconteur. (I had to look up how to spell that). I think you should do some reasearch on Mr Quigley and tell us more.

Your antiquing day at the Schoolhouse with pie and Dr Pepper sounds perfect- so glad you've filled up the back of the Suburban again.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love you imagination! Makes life so much more fun and interesting!! I am enjoying your Birthday Month right along with you!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I say give all those "orphaned" photos a history (even if it isn't quite true).


Dorthe said...

Woohuuu- Jodie, you just go on girl, having a wonderfull time, with your friends-- and recieving wonderfull presents--
UUHHHH ,that Paris bag -with the gorgeus inside,-is a wish gift as well--- just like the most presius book you showed yesterday-Hav`nt forgotten about that-and proberly won`t....
Hugs, Dorthe

Patti said...

What a wonderful day!
Thanks for taking me along.

Vicki said...

Looks like a fun day! Even better with a pocket full of birthday money. Strange coincidence...I was working on some assemblage angels today and used a piece of drawer hardware/pull just like you received in your package! Isn't that funny? We'll see if I'm brave enough to share with blog land. Night Night!

Rose Brier Studio said...

I love your birthday month blogging! It inspires me. Ya think I can get it together to do this next January?
Happy October,
ps Nothing like a DP to show your Texas connections!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Mr. Quigley is such a cutie, Jodie! I'm glad that his worldly possesions found a good home :-).
The Antique School House fair looks like a lot of fun! No wonder your birthday $$$ are spent already :-).
Big hugs to you,

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Not true huh? Whaddaya think we're virgins to your antics? No way. We knew you were pulling our leg but it was a good story, thought I saw it on DR Phil. LOL
I was reading the stamp it up post & this one with the fair. AND all the others, & for someone who lives in a tiny town, you sure have a lot of activities! I want a cute antique fair like that...pout.
Glad sweet Sarah spoiled you since I can't. Not yet. Lisa Marie

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Miss Birthday girl....sounds like a fun day! I would love to have that kitchen table!!

Tamarah said...

LOL Jodie....I LOVED your Mr Quigley Jr. story....!!

Your day out with your Junkin' buds eatin' pie sounded HEAVENLY....!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

Elaine said...

Hope you enjoy your trip to the Hill Country it's a beautiful place to visit. While in Fredricksburg you may want to try the
Rathskeller – 260 E. Main, (830) 990-5858
Casual to Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the cellar of the Historic Kidel Building. Also Rock Box Theater is a great place to visit. I live in West Texas and just got back from a trip to see my family in South LA. I was invited to the Washington School House Sale and couldn't make it. It sure was enjoyable to see your pics! I felt like I got to visit after all!

Payton said...

That suitcase is so pretty!!