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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

TWO BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS IN ONE

 
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I want to begin this post by thanking our veterans--those who have served and those who continue to serve to protect our freedom. This is a photo of my sweetheart who served in Viet Nam. I am so proud of him.

Cowboy Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My sweetheart celebrated a birthday last week. One of my granddaughters also celebrated her birthday this week. Some of you may recall that my sweetheart is a cowboy wannabe. I doubt that there is a cowboy movie that he hasn't watched. Our granddaughter is a lover of anything pink. So I had a combined birthday celebration for the cowboy and the princess
 

Cowboy Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


The place settings for the cowboy's table began with these cute placemats, which were purchased at local a church bazaar.


Cowboy Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I bought the cowboy plates (222 Fifth, A Slice of Life, Cowboy) at Tuesday Morning a few years ago. For this table, I used a red charger under them.


Cowboy Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

 
A bandanna is the perfect napkin for a cowboy.


Cowboy Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Mismatched Mason jars make a good glass for a cowboy.

Cowboy Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

These cowboy Whisky bottles surrounded the vase of decorative grass. My sister, Julie, gifted him with these bottles one Christmas.


Cowboy Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Mexican food is a favorite of both of the cowboy and the princess. I used this divided plate (no markings) to serve taco toppings.


Cowboy Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


On the other end of the table, I used a cowboy plate topped with glass bowls for the toppings.

Cowboy Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Here's a photo of the plate (Sky Ranch, Santa Fe) without the bowls on top.


Princess Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The princess table is all about the pink. A pink plaid tablecloth, topped with pink tulle provided the backdrop for the children's table settings.


Princess Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The only pink plates I have are these melamine flower-shaped dessert plates. All of their food wouldn't fit on dessert plates, so I topped them with a glass dinner plate. Pink striped napkins are secured with birthday ribbon napkin rings. 


Princess Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


I wove pink and brown polka dotted ribbon around the edges of my white metal chargers.



Princess Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
Since the princess also loves ladybugs, I added ladybug straws to the plastic stemware on the children's table.

Princess Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


An ice cream cone tassel marked the place setting for the birthday girl.

Cowboy and Princess Birthday Celebration
Thank you for coming to the birthday celebration for the cowboy and the princess.


This post is partying with  Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and Celebrate It Sunday at Celebrate and Decorate. 

7 comments:

Ginger said...

Happy Birthday to the cowboy and the princess!

Helen said...

Vietnam was a turning point in in so many lives ... thank you to your husband for his brave sacrifice.

Candy S said...

Your sweetheart looked handsome in his uniform. Love the placemats and the cowboy decanters for the cowboy table and the clever way you used the ribbon over your metal chargers at the princesses birthday table.

Sharon Collins said...

As always, it was perfect.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, What a fun day for your Cowboy and Princess!! Love the table settings and all your special touches. Great photos and many thanks to your hubby for serving our country. His picture is very special!
Have a great day. xo

Sandra Lee said...

Beautiful tables and I hope they enjoyed the celebration!

Dishing With Diane said...

Laurie, I am also a tablescape blogger (DishingwithDiane.com) and I have to say that I absolutely love both tablescapse for your husbands and granddaughter's birthdays. Great job