I Spy a Birthday Candelabra

We can all sing the Happy Birthday Song again.  Did you hear?  The powers that be decided the other day that the Happy Birthday Song can be sung by anyone, at anytime, in any place, at no cost to any of us…at least for now.

This past spring, however, when we were celebrating my friend Deanne’s birthday at a local restaurant, the court had not made their ruling yet, so we all joined in with the wait staff to sing a different birthday song that no one at our table knew the words to.

It was all good though.

Deanne was grinning from ear to ear and so were the rest of us.

Hey, it was time for birthday cake!!


As the wait staff brought out the birthday cake and sang Deanne an unfamiliar birthday song, they did wow us with her birthday candles, or should I say birthday candelabra.


Yep, while there weren’t any birthday candles on her cake, she was handed her very own glowing candelabra of which to make her birthday wish and extinguish the flames.

Ideas were flowing while we all ate our cake.

“I’m going to use this for my mother’s 80th birthday party”

“So-and-so’s birthday is on Halloween.  How cool would that be?”

“I’m just going to do this from now on, because I never remember to get birthday candles…”

Who would you wow with a birthday candelabra?



The restaurant was called Buca di Beppo by the way and it was filled to the brim with vintage Italian-American memorabilia and kitsch.

New house news


We’ve been getting settled and one of the challenges has been making the new house look “lived in.”

Now mind you, the previous owners were living in the house until very near to closing.

It just didn’t look like it!  This picture shows the excess of weeds around the area against the house.


Here is what we did to make it look a little more lived in.



The new house has a sunroom of sorts.  It’s connected to the living room and my favorite part of all is the massive amount of light that shines through.



I’ve turned this area into a small dining cove, vinyl table cloth and horizontal blinds included…at least for now.

Have a great weekend ~ Amy


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4 Responses to I Spy a Birthday Candelabra

  1. chris aka monkey September 25, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    birthday candelabra how cool is that lol, i would have been laughing too hard to sing, but she looks like she enjoyed it xx

  2. Feral Turtle September 25, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    A fun way to blow out candles for sure. I never seem to have birthday candles either so I am taking notes. Thanks for the small glimpse into your new home. I love that room. What a perfect place to sit and eat! I am ready for the before tour when you are…in fact I am excited for it….hint hint.

  3. Sharleen September 26, 2015 at 1:46 am #

    hehehe love the birthday chandelier. 😀 And good job on the weeding. Looking fine .

  4. Bliss October 1, 2015 at 8:24 am #

    I knew you were at Buca’s! I happen to have a candelabra and three birthdays in the next two weeks. Guess what I’m gonna do? You are so smart.

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