Saturday, August 14, 2010

Antiques...and Becoming One :-)

Hi my friends, I'd like to share something with you. 
I've become an antique :-)
"An item which is at least 100 years old and is collected or desirable due to rarity, condition, utility, or some other unique feature. Motor vehicles, power tools and other items subject to vigorous use in contrast, may be considered antiques in the U.S. if older than 50 years, and some electronic gadgets of more recent vintage may be considered antiques. Another general rule of thumb is 75 years for most objects to become antiques."
 According to Wikipedia, here in the U.S. I've become an antique ;-) Okay, so I'm only turning 50, and not 75 or 100, but that part about "other items subject to vigorous use" seals it, I just know it does :-) However I think that although Wiki "might" classify me as an antique today, I'm going to grab onto that part about "desirable due to rarity, condition, utility, or some other unique feature". It makes me feel much better about turning 50 ;-) And if that doesn't do it, I've got one more ace up my sleeve. I've got people around here that feel this way about me.
 So, I may be feeling more aches and pains these days but I have so much to be thankful for. Thank you God, for all the blessings in my now, 50 years of life! 
To celebrate, I'm going to be having a giveaway soon, so check back in the next week to find out more.
I'd also like to say "Happy 30th Anniversary" to my wonderful neighbors, Karen and Steff. We couldn't ask for better neighbors than you two, and we're even more thankful to be able to call you friends! 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone,
Blessings,
Marcia
"A gray head is a crown of glory; it is found in the way of righteousness." 
Proverbs 16:31

41 comments:

Christine said...

I don't believe you're 50!!?
Have a wonderful birthday regardless of the number!

BTW I love the old Singer sewing machine - I wish my mum hadn't given hers away now.


Many happy returns of the day!
Christine

Blissitydoodah said...

Happy becoming an antique day!
I LOVE antiques :)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

HAPPY HAPPY BLESSED 50 DAY!!! Blessings on the Second Adulthood...I hear it is going to be our best...since I am right behind you in turning 50!!! Yea!!! for 50, what a blessings...and my you soooooooo enjoy your day!!!!
Besides you make 50 look sooooooooooo young!!!

BailiwickStudio said...

Happy Birthday Marcia! I wish you a year of great blessings and joy! ::Jill

Tiff said...

Have a WONDERFUL Birthday!!!! Us moms our like fine wine, we only get better with age. Of course I don't drink wine, so I can't really vouch for that. Maybe a better analogy (at least for me) would be like old crocks, the older with cracks and chips and history of a life well spent, the better. Hmmm, not sure if that sounds right, but you know what I mean. You are blessed and so is your family. Enjoy your momentous day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Happy 50th.....I like the desirable because of rarity line.
Besides the Maynard connection we now share the same age.
50 is the new 40.
xx
Carole

sissie said...

If you an antique then I'm a relic or maybe a really old and rare antique! LOL!

Happy Birthday and have fun celebrating.

hugs
Sissie

Susan B said...

Have a Happy 50th Birthday Marcia!! I hope your day is as special as you...enjoy! :)

NanaDiana said...

Happy Happy 50th! It will be these years that you will really treasure. I just turned 60's and I LOVED being in my 50's. You will find out what is really important and what you can let go with no regrets. You are ONE valued antique!!! A birthday hug to you, my new friend- Diana

Shirley... said...

Happy, Happy 50th Birthday!!!

I happen to LOVE antiques!! Especially those of the 50 year old, "desirable due to rarity" variety! ;)

Amy Kinser said...

Happy birthday, friend. God bless you today and always!

Becky K. said...

Happy Birthday!! That is awesome.
Becky K.

BECKY said...

Marcia! You are too much! It's your birthday and you're having a giveaway to celebrate! What a blessed giver you are!!

Love that special artwork you got! Straight from the heart to a lovely wife and Mom!! It doesn't get any better than that, does it?

I have 2 years on you, and I am thriving!! Hope your celebration is joyful!!!
Hugs,
Becky

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

All antiques should look as good as YOU! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Anne

Merethe said...

Happy birthay! You`re one of the most beatiful "antiques" i have ever seen!! :)

A really VARM KLEM from Merethe ;)

My name is PJ. said...

Happy Birthday, Marcia!! Welcome to life in the second half! Jump in! The water is blissful!

Tammy said...

Happy birthday Marcia. Wishing you the happiest of days and all your heart's desires. Blessings, Tammy

Nancy said...

You sure don't look 50! I hope you enjoy your day! Happy birthday!

Nancy

{kara} said...

Happy Birthday to you! I am so glad you came by my blog to visit. Am going to follow you now! Please come back and visit soon!
kara rosenberry

Janet said...

Happy Birthday, Marcia!
I heard that 50 is the new 30! So actually you are still very young, and me too!
Blessings,
Janet

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Birthday Marcia!
You look gorgeous for your age so who cares!
And your still raising kids and that will keep you young too!
Hugs to you,
Cindy

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Actually I love the fifties. I'm 53, and proud to say it. Never thought I'd end up saying that. But it's a very liberating time of life.
Brenda

Janean said...

i once heard a man say any age is fantastic considering the alternative! the 50's are a great era...

katie said...

Happy Birthday Marcia, You have much to celebrate. Sweet kids, good husband, your Faith, 50 is only a number. Enjoy your day.

LLJ said...

hahaha! You are funny! silly! I think anyone that has as much fun in life as you do is not an antique! Happy Birthday!!!! I hope that this year will be so blessed and filled with great joy for you!
I learned to sew on a sewing machine like in the picture. I wish I still had it cause it was simple and I could do it. The modern one I have (well, that is old now too!), I can't figure out how to use! ha! : )
Blessings to you!
Leanne

Michelle said...

I hope when I become an Antique that I look as good as you. Happy Birthday Marcia.

Jeni said...

What a cute and clever post...it made 50 sound simply delightful!! you are such a fun blogger! love this post and wishing you the happiest B Days! and a blessed year to come!!!

Julie Harward said...

Yay...what a good idea! I have missed you too...and I love your Singer..I have one too! :D

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Happy Birthday! Have a good one! I love the scripture. I've never heard that one before.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Blessings,
Joy

Ms M said...

i love the haberdashery cupboard!!!

Gloria said...

Happy 5oth Birthday!!! You look very young!!!!! I hope it was a very happy and blessed one! :)

I am coming up on my 49th bday in September (I'm already feeling the aches and pains, and those make you realize you aren't getting any younger). You are right though...God has been so good through all those years! I am going to choose to count the blessings, instead of those aches and pains...or any new wrinkles!! :)
Keep smiling! p.s. Love that Singer!
@}~`}~~~ Gloria

Melanie said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes, Marcia! I hope you had a wonderful day.
I love the picture Seth drew for you. That is adorable. :)

Shelley said...

Well you're certainly a young looking and beautiful "antique!" Best birthday wishes and many blessings to you on your special day!!

koralee said...

Ahhh happy birthday sweet one...you are one amazing 50! xoxoxox

Wanda said...

Haven't been by for a while, and see from scrolling down, I've missed a lot of neat stuff.

My mother had a treadle Singer Sewing Machine. I remember sitting at her feet and watching her peddle.

Lovely pictures of your family and twins...

Thanks for stopping by the Art Blog. and praying for Lynn.

Love and Hugs
Wanda

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday. 50 seems so young to me. You are not an antique, but are so funny. Looking it up...only an homeschooling Mom would think to do that LOL. Enjoy this time so when you look back at 50 when you are 60 something, it will seem so young.
I'll have to quote the Proverb about a gray head to my husband. He is always worrying about all his gray.

Torie Jayne said...

Happy Birthday Marcia, Have a sweet day!

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

I hope that in the meantime you have well adjusted to your brand new life as a wonderful antique..., that singer is beautiful!!

Natacha said...

Happy Birthday dear Marcia!

These young children running around the house keep us young, don't they?!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Happy Birthday!

Manuela

Drawn to The Sea said...

My 50th bothered me a bit, not sure why. Now I look back on it as one of "the good old days."

Love the framed artwork... I'd put that front & center.

Peaceful weekend to you & your adorable family.