Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Birthday Surprise

I took a day off from work for my birthday recently. I decided to spend the afternoon with my mom, having lunch, shopping, whatever we felt like doing.

Mom and I went to a great place for lunch called the Butterfly Garden which has a location inside Dolfingers (also one on Bardstown Road). If you get a chance to eat there, the food is really great. As we looked around the store while waiting for our table, I picked up an etched dragonfly glass that was really cool. I was saving my money for Frankfort Avenue shopping so I didn't buy it. Several days later we met my parents for dinner and mom presented me with a beautifully packaged gift, which confused me as she had already given me my birthday gift. Inside the beautiful box was a set of four of the etched dragonfly glasses. I stuck the ribbon inside so you can see the etching more clearly.

What a great surprise! To think my mom went back to get these was so special.
I love these!

Here is a cool Gallapalooza horse we saw when we were shopping on Frankfort Avenue. I love spotting these horses all over town. Someday I'd like to make one myself.


Annette Piper said...

Many happy returns for your recent birthday! And your mum is sweet to have surprised you with your lovely gift. I love the pic of the horse statue too :)

Auroras_Garden said...

I wanna make a gallopalooza horse too! I love spotting those. Some are just gorgeous works of art!

You mom was so super nice to get you those glasses, those are PRETTY! Love them! Your mom is a doll! How sweet!

ChezChani said...

What is a gallapalooza horse and how would one make one?

Happy birthday and what a sweet thing your mom did!

kelleylivingstondesigns said...

How sweet! The glasses are cool and that horse is incredible. Wish they were all over our town! And Happy Birthday!!!

KimberlyRies said...

The Gallapalooza horses are all over Louisville, in the same way that Chicago had the painted cows. Artists are commissioned to decorate the different horse forms (in different positions - standing, lying down, etc). Sometimes the theme of the horse is dependent upon the corporate sponsor. for example, at the hair salon that I go to, they have one and the mane is made of beautiful metal/copper colored "curls."

KimberlyRies said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes ladies!

facesarefunny said...

I recognize that horse! In front of Margaret's right? Norfolk, Va has mermaids instead of horses, which are so cool!
I love those dragonfly glasses! What a great mom!