Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BIRTHDAY DINNER FOR A TEEN

It kills me to admit this, but our oldest granddaughter is now a teen – just barely.  She turned 13 this week.  Oh, how did she grow up so fast, and when I did I grow old enough to have a 13 year-old grandchild?

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Since she thinks she is now an adult, I didn’t want her birthday dinner table to look childish, so I tried to make the table look a little bit sophisticated.

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But, since I think she’s still a little girl, I wanted the table to be fun. I used every color I could find in my table setting stock.  You may need to get your sunglasses for this post! I used four different colors and styles of metal napkin rings.

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I can’t remember whether I ordered the bright green metal chargers from One Kings Lane or from Joss & Main.  I’ve had them awhile, but haven’t found an occasion to use them until now.

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The polka dot salad plates are Bistro Collection by Amici.  To provide a little relief from all of the color, I used white dinner plates by Gibson. For some reason, I could only find 6 of my Gibson plates, so on each end of the table, I used the pierced dinner plates, Valerie by Portmeirion Studio.

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I think I bought this stemware on sale at Kohl’s several years ago.

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The flatware is Duplex Spring Stripe by Cambridge Silversmith’s.

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For a centerpiece, I used purple Iris from our yard in multi-colored stemware.  The bright pink flower-shaped plates under each stem are unmarked melamine.

Bargain Huntiing with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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29 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is wonderful, and I love that it is femenine too. Love the flower dishes and accessories. Happy Birthday to her. Hugs, Marty

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a perfect table for a new teen! the flowers, polka dots and bright colors are perfect, I bet she was thrilled! I love how you made it all work together so seemlessly!
Jenna

Pat said...

This is so cute, Laurie. I love those dotted plates!

ellen b. said...

Love this Laurie!!
The colors and layers are fabulous.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

First - Happy Birthday to your Grand! A very pretty table setting for a young teen's B.Day. The star gazer lilies are so pretty. Awww! You are still young. :D
I really felt "older" when my oldest grand married and I now have a G.Grand. See what you have to look forward to.:D

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Loving this beautiful table for your granddaughter! (Our oldest grandson just turned "16"!)

The table is so very fun and pretty and just perfect for this special birthday.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Fun fun fun! Love the silverware and polka dot plates! Lucky 13 year old!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How adorable! She'll think 13 is her lucky number for sure.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, your setting is awesome! What a lucky teenage grandgirl, to have such an amzing grammy who puts such love and talent in this gorgeous and fgun table! I love the polka dot dishes! Big hugs,
FABBY

Ginger said...

Happy Birthday to the lucky gal to have you for a grandma!! I think "her" table turned out perfect.

Diane said...

Laurie - I am totally in love with this table! It is so bright and cheerful that I am sure the teen birthday girl loved it, too. I have no idea where those years have gone - my oldest granddaughter turned 15 last month - yikes!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your teen! I loved everything about the table, which means that I'm probably about 13 at heart. Of all the things (and there were many) that I loved about this table, the fact that you put the flowers for the centerpiece in the middle of those flower petal plates is my very favorite. I'm going to remember that one. Loved it.

Mimi said...

You certainly have such lucky grandchildren! These birthday colors are just delightful and any teenage girl would love them (this old bat does)!! The polka dots are just adorable!

xo
Mimi

kitty said...

Oh Laurie, polka dots, floral napkin rings, ruffled chargers and happy colors, what a lucky girl! This table is perfect!!

Tess said...

Oh what a wonderful table for a "grown-up" 13 year old! The colors are wonderful and everything just goes so well. For this sort of occasion, it is NEVER too bright!

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love all these colors~they sure do say teenage girl. I am sure she loved the table too. Jennifer

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I think this is a special way to celebrate her birthday. Great job with the color.

we three dogs and me said...

I'm in love. This table just made me happy. Everything just sings to me. I want that silverware and polka dot dishes and flower napkin rings. Oh well can't have everything . Hugs to your grand daughter.

Gina said...

I absolutely love this table! All the fun & happy colors, mixed with polka dots just makes me want to smile. I love your flatware!

Unknown said...

I love color Laurie, so it's not too bright for me!
In fact, I think it's just happy, pretty and fun.
Love the polka dots, your very pretty centerpiece and that flatware, cool!
You have the neatest stuff!!!!
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Home and Lifestyle Design said...

This is absolutely lovely and such a wonderful way to bring up a daughter to be able to appreciate the love of decorating and entertaining. Absolutely lovely.
Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Ann Krucek said...

What a Fun Table!! I love the polka dots and bright colors. You pulled it all together for such a great presentation. I hope you and your grand daughter enjoyed the event!

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

So glad I saw this, my daughter will be 13 on her next birthday, so I got some great ideas. That flatware was just perfect with everything else. Take care - Dawn

Michele said...

That table is a veritable rainbow of color, too cute for words. I absolutely love it and know the birthday girl must have loved it too.

Sarah said...

Laurie, what a perfect table to celebrate a brand new teenager. I love all the bright colors and style of this table. I know she was beaming! Happy Birthday to this sweet teenager! ~ Sarah

Palomasea said...

How gorgeous, dear Laurie! (I am sorry, I've been away far too long!) What a special grandma you are....
Happy Birthday to your sweet girl...
Many hugs,
- Irina

cybermuse said...

Very beautiful blog I love your collections and how beautifully you create these lovely decorated rooms.

Dewena Callis said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I bet your granddaughter thinks she has the coolest grandmother!

Happy (late) birthday to her! (You'll have to think hard to top this birthday table, Laurei.

The HOME GIRL said...

Love this, Laurie! So pretty! I'm sure your granddaughter LOVED this! =D Thanks for sharing!