First of all, thank you so much for all of the birthday wishes yesterday. I'm still rackin' my brain, trying to figure out how you all knew! It was a very good birthday as far as birthdays go. I spent the day eating homemade carrot cake, wandering around the thrift store, having lunch downtown with my boyfriend, getting a massage and just generally taking it easy. A perfect day really.
And to top off my perfect day, I received the most perfect gift. My mother (hi Mom!) sent me my great-grandmother's silk flapper dress. It's the most beautiful dress, made even more special since it's truly a family heirloom. I love all the little details - the delicate pleats across the skirt, the handsewn snaps on the shoulders, the pretty lace collar. It's much too delicate to wear (I think I might try to put it on just once to take a photo) but it will look so nice just hanging on the wall where I can gaze at it every day.