October 23, 2018

A Very Happy Birthday

I celebrated a milestone birthday over the weekend and it was simply amazing. A group of friends banded together to host the event, which was held in a recently re-built barn. imageimageThe evening’s theme was Tweeds & Tartans, Tophats & Tiaras! The evening started with a ride down to the barn in a bunting-festooned Gator, with two bag-pipers leading the way. image

The guests were great sports and many dressed as specified for the party!image

And I was awarded numerous titles, including Lady Baltimore, Viscountess of the Discountess, Baroness of the Blog, Archduchess of Architecture, Princess of Pigtown and most wonderful of all, Queen of Hearts! image


My friend Andrea made the medals, which were truly spectacular! I am planning on framing all of them in shadow boxes.image

We were so pleased that HRH Queen Elizabeth II could join us for the party, and she was such a good sport about interacting with the guests.image

Andrea was also responsible for the flowers at the party, which were just incredible. image

Each one of the planning group was responsible for an aspect of the party.image Stiles & Jonathan provided the venue and the menu, David & Chad provided the libations, Andrea did the flowers and decorations, Tracey found the entertainment, which included the pipers and the [Drag!] Queen,image and Cat made the desserts, the most amazing pear-spice cakes for everyone!imageimage

It was such an amazing evening, filled with hilarious toasts from the hosts, loads of great friends, all of my siblings and their spouses, lots of fun and interesting conversations, and love all around. To my besties who planned the party… It’s a night I will never forget! Love you all to the moon and back! xoxoxoxo


  1. So glad you had a fabulous evening! And those cakes were AMAZING (said by someone who does not have a sweet tooth)!

  2. It was SUCH a fabulous night - and so perfectly you all around! I hope you're wearing your medals to work this week!

  3. Hello Meg, No one could deserve those honors more! I can see why you attract such good and talented friends, but where does one find someone who has a renovated barn like that?

  4. You look very regal, Meg. Why wear one tiara when you can wear two? So glad you got the birthday bash you so deserve. Looks like a good time was had by all. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Birthday!

  5. What an incredible night and heartfelt show of immense affection from your dear friends! It was obviously all so lovely! Kinda makes you want to have another "landmark" life event in the very near future.....here's to MANY MANY MORE! Hugs to you Meg!

  6. Wow, such a special night not to be forgotten, no doubt about that! A very happy (belated) birthday to you, your Maj!

  7. Belated birthday wishes. Many, many more. ������

  8. Happy Belated Birthday Meg. On behalf of those who read this blog, thank you to the friends that hosted this lovely event. You are one special woman Meg. We enjoy your blog and all things Pigtown Design. Hip Hip Hooray for she's a jolly good fellow which nobody can deny.

  9. What a wonderful party, just a dream of a party! Happy Birthday, Meg.

  10. You truly are Princess of Pigtown, Queen of Hearts, and all of those!!
    So, so sorry we couldn't attend.
    Happy belated birthday!!!!


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