Monday, June 27, 2011

What a fantastic City

Hello my dear friends,
can you guess where dh took me for my birthday???  We went to Istanbul -Turkey what a fantastic city. So much to  see and so little time. Lots of shopping opportunities too. The people are very friendly and the Restaurants are great.

This is the view from our balcony and here are some random photos.

I just love roses and had to take that photo.

Here are some treasures I found.We had such a wonderful time and I'm sure we will be back.
I wanted to thank you  for all the  lovely comments you left me on my Bon Voyage post that ment a lot to me.Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.

Hugs and love,



sonya said...

Hi Marie,
Wow! What a beautiful place to visit! So glad you had a great time but am glad you're back! :)

MosaicMagpie said...

What a DH to surprise you with a trip like that. The photos are great and I love all that tile work! I knew you would find some fun supplies while you were gone.

Martina2801 said...

Hallo liebe Marie,
ich wusste gar nicht, dass Du Geburtstag hattest????
Nachträglich alles, alles Liebe und Gute wünsche ich Dir. Viel Gesundheit, Glück und noch viele kreative Ideen.
Instanbul ist wirklich eine ganz tolle Stadt. Schöne Eindrücke und Fotos sind das!
Liebe Grüße

Ana Márquez said...

Such great photos, friend! I'm glad to know you had a great time :-) Hugs!

Ira said...

I didn't know you were celebrating your birthday, so here goes: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR MARIE! What a perfect place to be "kidnapped" to, such a sweet gift from your husband. I guess you both had a great time in that fabulous city!! Hugs, Ira

Something Special said...

I have never known anyone that has been to Istanbul

khess136 said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Marie! What a fabulous dh you have!! I'm sure you've had experiences to last a lifetime!

artistamyjo said...

What a great trip and glad you had a good time.
happy to have you back too !

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Marie , what a fantastic tour you got from your husbond-I would love to experience Istanbul-how beautiful photoes you shows,-
and the great things you found-
Glad you had a lovely tour, dear.
Hugs and love

goddessandmagick said...

Lucky girl!! have all the fun!!

FarfallaDK said...

Hi Marie.
Thanks for your sweet comments.
I am happy to hear that you had a lovely holiday in a fantastic city. I have never had the pleasure of going there myself - yet.

XO FarfallaDK

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Marie I am glad that you had such a fantastic time in Istanbul! I have never seen spices sold like that in such quantity - amazing. Jeff would have really appreciated that - he is an amazing cook!
Love the treasures you bought home too - ooh lala that lace!
Have a wonderful week my friend,
Love and hugs,

Suz said...

Dear, dear Marie,
I am so sorry...I have missed your birthday but not your wonderful trip. What an incredible place to go! I am so glad you and your DH had lovely time. Those spices...truly amazing! That lace will be so lovely in one of your pictures!!!
Big hugs,

Ann said...

loved the photos!! I'll bet that beautiful photo of the roses will become part of a new art piece!!!
such a wonderful place to visit!!
glad to see you back!!

sharon said...

What a fantastic surprise Marie!! So wonderful for you! Love your beautiful photos!

busymartha said...

Looks like an awesome place to vacation! Good on you!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Marie, I can't believe you came to Turkey! Not so far away from where I am. We thought about going there this summer, or Malaysia -- but as it turns out, we are going to Nepal instead. Hubby has had a dream to go there since the 70's when he was unable to cross from India into Nepal. We head out tomorrow for a 10-day adventure. No doubt you had a fabulous time on your birthday getaway. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

looks like a beautiful place to visit, lovely images

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi sweet Marie, It looks like you had a fabulous trip and enjoyed the tour. It's great that you found some treasures for your artwork too.
Have a great afternoon!
Big hugs,

Fabric Art said...

Happy birthday dear, what a wonderful trip you've been on and some wonderful things you have found. Have a nice week.
Hugs Anni

Lululiz said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I am so glad you had such a great time, it does look like a lovely place to visit. Sweet finds as well, I know you will make something special with those lovely bits.

Chris said...

I've never been to Turkey but my daughter has been a couple of times and loves it.

I hope you had a lovely birthday. Your treasures look beautiful.

Chris x

Terry said...

Happy Birthday, Marie! What a wonderful birthday gift from your hubby! Loved looking at all those spices!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Wonderful photographs.
Didn't I tell you that you would return with treasures LOL.
So glad your birthday was special, just like you.

Lynn Stevens said...

What an exciting trip this must have been and what a wonderful hubby to surprise you. Great photos.
and so glad to hear you had a great time.
Hugs Lynn

Xela said...

Da bekommt man richtig Lust in Urlaub zu fahren :)
Tolle Bilder Marie

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