Things I Wish For

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  April 5, 2011 — 3 Comments

Today I celebrated my 26th birthday! It’s been a great day. My sister came by on Sunday with a beautiful cake. I was so excited to eat it I accidentally started to cut it before taking a picture. It was every bit as delicious as it looked, with fudge icing and homemade strawberry filling.

She also brought me some gardenias, which I’ve been wishing for.

I had today off from work, so I dug up the sago palms flanking the steps and replaced them with the gardenias.

They don’t look like much now, but they’re supposed to grow into 4-foot spheres. I’m looking forward to the fragrant white flowers in early summer.

I also have some birthday money to spend, thanks to my generous parents and grandparents! I’m thinking of using the money to pay a handyman to build some open-faced cabinets on this wall in our kitchen:

Hopefully something like this:

Painting the cabinets white eclectic kitchen
But if that ends up being out of budget, here are some other pretty things I’m coveting, courtesy of Crate & Barrel:

Blanche Vases, $6.95-$12.95

Glass Birdie, $5.95

Cormac Pillow, $24.95

Audra Pillow, $29.95

Audra Pillow, $29.95

Marimekko tablecloth, $22.95

Linden Tablecloth, $26.95. This is actually what we have already and I love it, but it’s shrunk quite a bit with repeated washings over the past two years or so and barely fits our table anymore.

Bone China Large Pinecone, $12.50. I think this would be really sweet to stash away for fall.

Mosaic Duvet, $129.00. I’ve tired of the rich chocolate brown bedding we’ve had for the last two years and am looking for something lighter.

Oh, how I wish we had a Crate & Barrel in Baton Rouge. I love that place. Thank you so much to all of you who wished me a happy birthday! I’m off to have hummus with Nicholas and then visit with my friend Cassie later this evening. Here’s to another year of living well!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


3 responses to Things I Wish For

  1. Happy Birthday Charlotte…if only you had posted this earlier everyone could have bought items from your wish list as birthday gifts. :)
    Hope your day was great!

  2. Love the duvet!!! Jonathon could be your handyman!!! Check out the incredible house he built :) :

    You can hear my voice on it and it sounds really slow (aka drunk), but there really is something wrong with my camera! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  3. livingwellonthecheap April 6, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Ooooh good idea Niki! Tell him to come over and give me a quote! Your house is BEAUTIFUL! I love the built-ins. And LOL, between the slow voice and the hiccups you do sound drunk. You sure that wasn’t your beer on the bed?

    And thanks to you both for the birthday wishes!

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