Monday, August 17, 2009

In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips...


And I sure do L O V E my sisters!

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Look what arrived in the mail today (uhm...that is not why I love them so much, honest)!

I still cannot believe it...



I loved so many things about Burberry Prorsum's 'Garden Girls' SS'09 collection: the dip dyed coats, ribboned pieces, beautiful prints, rumpled straw hats, linen trench coats...but most of all, I fell hard for the 'flower accessories' that featured so prominently on the runway. So romantic yet tough at the same time; necklaces, pendants, bracelets & rings comprised of metallic or acrylic flowers. The metallic-flower pieces (ie. like mine) were hand-sprayed brass traditional British flowers, including daffodils, crocuses, lilies of the valley and snowdrops (and yes, before you ask, it is heavy!).


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Following on from the 'Garden' theme...I played around with a new 'toy' hubby gave me for my birthday, taking it for a test-run around my garden...



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I had a magical (spoiled!) birthday weekend, look forward to sharing more about it in the next post...

55 comments:

  1. Ah your birthday weekend sounded simply fabulous!!

    And that necklace. I die, I die, I die.

    bisous,
    La C.

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  2. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH IM SO INSANELY JEALOUS.

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  3. happy belated birthday! glad that you got spoiled, everyone should on their birthday (i got royally spoiled last year on my birthday and hope very fervently that it happens again this year!). I am so jealous! i wish i had sisters! And not just because they might send me beautiful burberry necklaces of course hahaha... for the camaraderie too!

    that necklace is beautiful, can't wait to see you wear it. The flowers seem so delicately formed even though they are made out of metal. did you scream when you opened the package up? i love getting surprise packages filled with lovely things, they are just wonderful.

    that camera looks magical, what kind is it?

    XXX

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  4. Que linda, irmãs geniais!!!!
    Amo muito a Burberry tbm e tenho uma caixa grande como essa das minhas botas de chuva!
    Coisa mais linda do mundo este colar!
    A sua cara!!!!

    Mil beijos a parabéns, vejo que bom gosto é algo de família!

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  5. that necklace is amazing! you worded it perfectly, romantic yet tough. fierce!

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  6. Happy belated Bday, Honey! Burberry necklace is amazing. Lucky U. Beautiful gift!

    XoXo

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  7. Happy belated birthday to you!!!!
    All my very best wishes for you: Best of health, success, happiness and lots of luck always! May all your wishes come true!

    Wow, what a lovely, looooovely gift of your sister! Sisters are the best in life! The Burberry necklace is just terrific! Swoon!

    I'm missing my sister everyday. I've used to give her presents every couple of weeks. She was so happy to unwrap them - and whatever she was doing before, she stopped immediately and tried it on, shoes, dresses, tops, jackets.
    Then she hugged and kissed me tenderly, watching her was pure joy. A gift to her meant a gift to me, too.

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  8. Happy belated birthday! Gosh, that necklace looks BEAUTIFUL, can't wait to see what you wear it with! -- Christine What Was I Thinking?

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  9. Happy happy birthday, darling! Wow. Looks like you got some AMAZING gifts! A beautiful statement necklace and a camera??? I would just die of happiness.

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  10. i can't believe on it:)! You are soo lucky. I love it so much!

    http://jeadorefashion.blogspot.com

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  11. woooooooooooow, adore the necklace sooo much!
    & i can see you'll be taking some great photos with the camera already :)

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  12. Happy belated birthday wishes to you!

    I´m sure you had a wonderful birthday weekend!!
    ... Love your "unwrapping story"... what a beautiful necklace from Burberry´s "Garden Girl" Collection. (do you name the collection this way? never heard of the Garden Girls before but I love it ;)

    Can´t wait to see this showstopping necklace on you!!

    In case you have time to answer:
    Do you think you have to be careful with the Burberry necklace when wearing delicate yarns?

    Have a beautiful day and wonderful week ahead!!!

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  13. omg your sisters are amazing gift-givers at the very least!! Awesome necklace. So killer. My dear mother sent me a Burberry-birthday-gift-package a couple years ago and I think I was shrieking before I even opened any of the boxes lol. I must have just loved those beautiful champagne ribbons... I actually kept them and sometimes wear them in my hair :)

    x.katie
    fauxasfck.blogspot.com

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  14. I wish I had a fabulous sister who gave me such wonderful presents too...but I AM happy with two brothers. :)

    Happy Birthday!!

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  15. they are lovely :) chunky yet delicate flowers ;)

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  16. super super gorgeous :):) !
    soo pretty, wow! I never even noticed the necklaces untill your post! wish I had seen them sooner :)

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  17. ooh! wow! happy birthday, brigadeiro! you look like you had a very awesome birthday celebration. congratulations on the wonderful gifts. i need to drop serious hints on my sister and husband when my birthday nears. haha.

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  18. Happy belated birthday!!!! I so love the burberry necklace, I have seen and touched this in the boutique and I love it but it is too expensive. You have lovely sisters !

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  19. Hi Brigadeiro,
    How are you love?
    The necklace is 2D4.
    xoxo
    Nini

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  20. Happy Belated Birthday and WOW to that necklace.

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  21. What a beautiful necklace! Super thoughtful gift.

    Happy Belated Birthday.

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  22. HATE
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    you for having that amazing necklace! I can't believe I've never seen one before. It is EXQUISITE! arrghhhh Burberry has just opened in Perth, going to try to track one down! Happy birthday!

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  23. Qué bonitooooooo!
    Happy Birthday.

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  24. oooh CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! and belated happy bday! :)

    iyam
    www.styleandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  25. i too love my sisters - seriously! but I will love them even more if they will send me that necklace too! ha ha

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  26. Hey! That's so amazing! Do you want to trade sisters? lol..just kidding! I love the necklace...it's so elegant and sophisticated! Happy Belated Birthday!! xxoxoxo

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  27. Oi tudo bem?
    Que presente tão bonito, amei!
    Beijos
    Su

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  28. oy! if i got a small little box like that, it would definetely make my day!!!

    :P

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  29. omg i loved this collection. you are so lucky to won that necklace, it is absolutely gorgeous.

    Burberry in general is simply amazing

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  30. Oh wow! Awesome! Looking forward on your next post. Have a good day.

    Summer
    Writers Den
    Brown Mestizo

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  31. What a beautiful gift! i concur with the post title - i will from now on refer to my sisters as choc chips!

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  32. beautiful necklace !!!
    i happy you had a nice birthday week end.

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  33. oh my! i even love the blue and brown wrapping.

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  34. Happy belated birthday!
    What a beautiful statement necklace! Christopher Bailey is doing a great job with the brand!

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  35. WOW!
    WOW!
    SUCH A FANTASTIC NECKLACE!





    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!








    lainarollercoaster.blogspot.com

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  36. You lucky girl ~ congrats on the necklace! Glad you had a lovely birthday :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  37. Oh. My. God. JEALOUS! Yet another reason why I always wanted a sister. :p xx

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  38. that is such a sweet gift from your sweet sisters!
    CONGRATS!

    xx
    L.

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  39. Woah, so special.. What lovely sisters you have!


    Franki Skye

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  40. stunning collection of fashion spreads . love the image flashing back and forth
    how do you do that
    http://nycrunfashion.blogspot.com

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  41. Lucky!!! I love it! I love those burberry ads, too :) Happy belated <3

    xox, mavi

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  42. happy belated birthday! i am in love with those necklaces...

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  43. oh goodness that necklace is something incredible.
    congratulations!
    also adding you to my subscriptions =)


    www.pearlsandlacedresses.blogspot.com

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  44. stunning! your sisters are wonderful! happy, happy belated birthday! hope it was everything you dreamed . . .

    xo

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  45. lucky you. it's so great to have sisters and best gal pals. : )

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  46. Fabulous birthday gift! That necklace is just so beautiful!

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  47. The necklace is absolutely stunning.

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  48. Lucky girl- it's absolutely gorgeous!!
    I really love that collection too.

    Florrie x

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