Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Birthday from Lilly Herself

Several years ago when BFF Cynthia was a reporter in West Palm Beach, she got herself invited to dinner with Lilly Pulitzer and a few friends. The dinner took place in February and Cynthia happened to have a birthday card in her purse that she was planning on sending to me. She told Lilly that she had a friend who LOVED Lilly Pulitzer and always talked about having Lilly bridesmaids dresses in her wedding...she asked Lilly to sign my card and she told Cynthia to leave it with her and she would send it off herself...


You cannot imagine the shock of opening this card, which Lilly had written to me and even added a little fabric swatch at the bottom! What a terrific surprise!! I have treasured this momento for a long time and had it tucked away somewhere safe..only I hid it too well and couldn't remember where! Luckily, I found it this week just in time to share with all my Lilly loving friends.

So today is my birthday and while I am not expecting another Lilly birthday card, I do have very fun plans in the works and can't wait to see all my friends!
So, I will thank Cynthia again for thinking of me and Lilly for sending me quite possibly the best birthday card ever!!!!

19 comments:

Marla said...

what a treasured birthday memory! Have a great day!

Trish said...

Oh. my. goodness!!!!!!! That is the most fabulous thing I have ever heard of! A birthday card from Lilly - you lucky girl! Hope you have the most spectacular birthday weekend!! xoxo CELEBRATE!!!

QueenBeeSwain said...

hands down the best birthday card ever- you are so so right! what a magnificent stroke of luck to have this happen to you, I can't think of a more fabulous person to receive a bday note from Lilly :)

kHm

Jennifer said...

happy Happy Birthday! What a lovely card!...

We went to Newport RI last summer for the first time...what a neat place! Everyone should put it on their to do list!

Cheers! Jennifer aka Gigi

JMW said...

Happy Birthday! And what a wonderful memento from Lilly P herself!

Pink Champagne said...

That is the most fabulous birthday present ever! Happy birthday to you!

PS - I just found you blog and share your love for Newport! I'm sure you will read about many familiar places on my blog. :)

cambridgechic said...

that's so amazing!!! Happy Birthday!! Enjoy it!

Hopsy said...

What a treat! You need to have it framed!

Mona said...

What a fabo treasure! Happy, Happy Birthday!!

Sally said...

That is the best birthday card ever! Hope you have a great weekend.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

What a fabulous birthday treat!! Have a wonderful birthday weekend!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

What a fabulous birthday treat!! Have a wonderful birthday weekend!

Miss Monogram said...

What a fantastic momento!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday :)

Henley on the Horn said...

Now isn't THAT fabulous!! How fun!!! Happy Birthday!!

cdiaz said...

Love!

Grove Gals said...

happy happy birthday dear friend!!!!

melissa said...

Happy, happy birthday ... and such a treasure you have there!!

melissa said...

Happy, happy birthday ... and such a fabulous treasure you have there!!

thepreppyprincess said...

This is is an amazingly cool card to have Miss Newport, wow! Maybe you could create a shadow box type display for it if you ever wanted to show it off, it is just such a neat thing to have!

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