This is a re-post of a birthday dinner for my granddaughter last year.
My oldest grandchild was 15 years-old when I set this table. In a few weeks, she'll turn "sweet 16". How did she get this old? (What I'm really asking is how I got this old.)
Last year, for her birthday dinner, I did a beach-themed tablescape.
I used sea shell "plates" for the rolls and a pat of butter.
Fish-shaped snack plates I bought at an estate sale held boiled shrimp, and another sea shell plate held red sauce.
I used glass nautical-themed plates as service plates under the shrimp cocktail. , I used glass nautical-themed plates. I bought these at Tuesday Morning years ago (Lynn Chase).
Home Studio, Shoreline Collection dinner plates were a sale purchase from Kohl's one time.
The goblets were an on-line purchase. The dots remind me of fish bubbles.
I folded the napkins to look like sailboats. I first used this "sailboat" napkin fold in a post in 2013. You can find the directions here.
Crepe Myrtle blooms became beach trees.
The "trees" are planted in starfish shaped cups.
The ruffled baby blanket is supposed to resemble the whitecaps of the ocean waves.
While the birthday girl opened gifts, I got the table ready for cake and ice cream.
When they came back to the table, flip flop placemats topped by beach chair dessert plates (L. Goldinger & Co.) were awaiting the girls and the cake.
Thank you for coming to sail the ocean with us.
If you've read my recent posts, you know that I am having a blip in my life's journey. I will be having surgery Friday (June 10th), and I'm asking for your prayers. Thank you.
This post is partying with Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and Thoughts of Home on Thursday at Poofing the Pillows