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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tablescape Thursday: Pink & Green Birthday Luncheon

It's time for another Tablescape Thursday! Hurry on over to Between Naps on the Porch to get your fill of gorgeous tables!

My youngest sister and my mother both have birthdays in April: the 14th and 22nd respectively. I thought I'd put together a fun, bright and girly table that would be perfect for us to celebrate their birthdays.We have a table for four today (me, my mom, and two sisters.)

Of course, I'm using my new silverware! Isn't it pretty? I love it! This was an early anniversary gift from the hubby. You can read about it HERE.
I used these pink paper napkins because I wanted to stamp 'Happy Birthday' on them.
I've used my green plates again  and these pretty bread/dessert plates that I bought in an antique mall 2 for $1.00. I bought all twelve that they had. I thought they would make great appetizer plates for parties also. I made small place cards by using an oval frame stamp and cutting it out, then adding a name in green ink.
Here's my centerpiece for the table. I bought this white-painted metal bird cage at JoAnn's on clearance in 2006. I actually first used it to go on top of our card box for our 2007 wedding.
This is what it looked like with my wedding colors and wedding flowers. I made the floral arrangement that went inside (all silk flowers of course) and added the ribbon and, of course!, a peacock.
I removed the bow and the other flowers and replaced them with these pretty silk flowers I bought at the Dollar Tree. Of course, Mr. Peacock had to stay.
Isn't he just too cute?? I wish he was real.
He even has a super-fancy sparkly tail!
I showed this hostess bowl and plate in my Valentine's Day table. At the time I didn't know the name of it, but a commenter said it's called "Rosella" by Mikasa. My stepmother gave this to me; it had belonged to her mother.
White birds on a pink depression glass plate look sweet on the table.
I'm using my good crystal glasses again; Jamestown Platinum by Mikasa.

I really love these plates. I wish I could have found a whole set! There's so many colors on here that I can use. That pink rose was what inspired me to use these with my pink and green color palette.

Here's my seat!

I just love how fancy this silverware is! And so shiny!

The place mats are Royal Doulton in their very well-known pattern, Old Country Roses.

My mini bird-cage tea light holders go well with my larger bird-cage centerpiece.

To make my bird-cage centerpiece nice and high, I set my milk glass hobnail cake pedestal on top of this pink depression glass salver.
I believe the pattern is called 'American Sweetheart'.
Top view.

Is it time for birthday cake yet???  (Strawberry Jello Poke Cake with whipped cream frosting!)

Thanks for joining me!!!

Place mats: Royal Doulton "Old Country Roses"
Sterling silver flatware: "Baroque" by Godinger, Nieman-Marcus, 2010
Milk glass hobnail cake stand: vintage Fenton, antique store purchase 2009


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhh...so PRETTY! Luv the pink and green combo and your flatwear is to die for!

I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and enter…I think you will like it!

Ava said...

Very beautiful table it just "sings" Happy Birthday! I love your lovely silverplate - you'll enjoy that for many years to come. Thanks for sharing!

Bella said...

Hi Katie... What a great birthday table for the ladies! The colors are so cheery... I love it! and I really love your crochet tablecloth.. Beautiful!

Mimi said...

Katie, love your pink and green table...the centerpiece is so cool with that beautiful peacock. Your husband is a sweetie to get you that gorgeous silver.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful...I'd love to dine at this lovely table! And the dessert...wow! Love all those swirls...totally sinful cake...love it! :-) Love your music, btw!

Kristy Carberry said...

I love it! Pink and green is one of my favorite color combos. I just used it myself last month in my first tablescape. Thanks for sharing!

Lana said...

This is all truly beautiful! Love your new flatware! The pink and green are gorgeous together, of course, and I love how you have reused your wedding bird cage so wonderfully here with a peacock no less! I love peacocks!
Hugs, Lana

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your plates are really cute and I like the stamped napkins! Beautiful cake too!

Creations By Cindy said...

I love it all. The flatware is stunning! How pretty. Be blessed. Cindy

Debby said...

WOW!!! Your blog is so gorgeous. This is my first visit and I am going to have to follow along. REally beautiful.

Tricia said...

What a lovely, feminine table -- just perfect for a double-birthday celebration! Your silver is gorgeous, and those floral dessert plates will be wonderful to use in so many ways!

Anonymous said...

This year I am fool for pink, especially pink with some green. So Susan's little picture linky thingy got me to your blog right away! Very pretty and the cake looks yummy!


Johanna said...

Lovely tablesetting. The centerpiece with the peacock is adorable. And this yummy cake. Very nice.
Greetings, Johanna

Sharlotte said...

This is just gorgeous! I love your table...the plates and silver are just stunning! I love your peacock too! He make quite a statement! Thanks so much for sharing!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a beautiful table -- so elegant and how wonderful to be able to celebrate with those very special women in your life! A white peacock -- how splendid! Thanks for your very sweet visit to my tablescape this week.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I have the same Rosella pieces and the same pink depression glass pieces. What a darling Spring like table!!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my gosh what a beautiful table setting! I love it all-it's so pretty and springy!