Saturday, August 20, 2011

Birthday Dinner

This is my pretty birthday table setting!  A happy table for a happy occasion.  My dear friend, Corinne, is in town from Hawaii and she was able to join us tonight for my birthday dinner. 

I started with a bright plaid plastic tablecloth that I have been saving for the right night all Summer.  I tore open the package, snapped my arms to loosen the folds and when tablecloth unfurled it was almost solid white!  Not at all what I was expecting.  The darling plaid was printed only on the border.  Hmm...

So I grabbed the scissors, cut out the white center, slid the 2 plaid panels next to one another and taped them together!  A custom runner was born - and it looks fabulous over my green and lavender linen tablecloth.  Whoosh, the cute tablescape in my mind was back on track.

I floated "Graham Thomas" roses and pink verbena in water on hot pink glass cake plates.  Added a turquoise serving dish.  Some Bamboo flatware.  Three cotton napkins in aqua with green ric rac and Voila!  I believe that everything tastes better at a pretty table.

The night was a big success - the dinner was delicious, we remembered to pop open my special bottle of bling water and we sat for hours talking and catching up.  Friendship is the greatest gift of all. 


Elaine said...

Happy Birthday, Anne! That is such a cheerful, pretty table and perfect for your birthday dinner. I hope you are having a wonderful birthday month!

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birthdays are always a happy occasion..