Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Shirley's Party.... Pictures and notes...

Shirley books on Mom's bed....


Shirley's wall of fame in Dad's bedroom. He always bought anything he could find at all his flea market soirees.
Our refreshments... I forgot again to take a good picture after we put out the food.
The program display... The big doll in blue on the table was a gift to my mother on her 56th birthday with a note from Gramma that said, "47 years too late." When Mom was little they didn't have the $12/50 a Shirley Temple cost right then.
The little Shirley on the right is Mom's newest from me for Easter from the movie Bright Eyes.
I found the fabric blocks on Ebay two Christmases ago, and my former sister in law set them together and made a quilt for my mother.
I creweled this Jan Hagara picture for my mother several Christmases ago.

The paper doll on the front is Mom's own original from her little girl days.
Our gift bags hidden under the table until the big reveal.
Mom's largest Shirley watches a little one strut her stuff on the guest table.
Shirleys everywhere...
She welcomed our gursts outside... What a brave little girl.
Dining room table ... It was buffet style, so I didn't get to set the table.
Goodness Gracious!

I think everyone had fun. I did, and so did my mother. Tonight afterward we just sat and dozed off in our chairs and finally said an early goodnight. Tomorrow it's back to school to see what we can do with the end of the testing.... Thundering in the distance. I'm glad we had a lovely weather day for this party... The real Shirley will be 80 on April 23rd. I'm sure she often is amazed at the i ntensity of her fans.
Have a good day tomorrow.... My mind is rather numb, so I'm not penning great words of wisdom here...



10 comments:

Laurie S. said...

My Word!!! What a lot of Shirley's you have! You really went all out, glad it was a success!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful page you have.. but its not a surprise considering that a wonderful person has created it.. ~smiles @@

Lisa said...

WOW, I bet your guests were simply amazed. I wish I could've been there. How cool to have your mom's momento's too!!

Lisa said...

I had to comment again because I didn't remember seeing the mantel. The mantel is full isn't it? She has quite a collection!!!

Mary Isabella said...

This is one amazing collection and such a fabulous party...Mary

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed looking at your Shirley's! I'm also a collector and I have a few duplicates, let me know if there's anything you're looking for! Cyndi

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CIELO said...

Your "mother's 56th birthday" story brought tears to my eyes... how sweet of your grandma... a mother's love has always amazes me...


When you have time, come by the house in the roses for we are having a dessert festival… come and participate. It promises to be FANTASTIC!!!

Cielo

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful collection of Shirley dolls you have displayed here :)

Hugs,
Dena

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That is one sweet collection. I love the story of your mom and her Shirley's. The entire set up for the party was pure inspiration. Just lovely. Susan

Cindy said...

Wow your mom sure has a great collection! Now I see where you came up with your theme! My mom loves dolls too and she used to buy me Madame Alexander dolls every Christmas but they were more for her than me! She still has them all!