It's Tablescape Thursday all over Blogville! To link to some incredible tablescapes, go see our lovely hostess, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
I mentioned in a previous post that our family celebrates 5 birthdays and a wedding anniversary during the month of April! My checkbook always feels like we've had Christmas again! This weekend, we celebrated the last two of the family birthdays. Our daughter and our son were born 8 years and 5 days apart! I am not that good at planning, but I did decide that April is the perfect month to have a baby. I didn't have to go through the hot summer being pregnant, and I didn't have to worry about it being too cold or too hot to take a newborn out and about. The 8 years difference occurred because my husband decided to further his education when our daughter was three years old.I drag out my vintage birthday cards for every birthday celebration at my house. (I think I'm the only one who enjoys looking at them though!)
I also drag out the "write on" plate for every celebration at our house.
If you are getting tired of my blue chargers, I understand. (You know, until I discovered RMS and then blogging, I didn't know that there are people who don't like the color blue!) These "chargers" are really serving plates that I found at a sidewalk sale at a kitchen outlet store years ago. They were $1.00 each, and I bought 15 of them.
The dinner plate is American Heritage Millennium Collection by Churchill, which I bought at a flea market a few years ago. The salad plate is Myott Finlandia. I've been buying this china at junk stores for years, and have a large collection of them now. I have again used tiles for coasters. (When Lowes puts tiles on sale, my husband buys them--we have shelves full of tiles in our garage (he's become a bargain hunter too-you know, one of those bargain hunters that forgets that if you don't need something, it's not a bargain!) We have no plans to tile anything in our house in the near future, so when I want to add something else to a tablescape, I go out to his shop and bring in some tiles.)The birthday honorees had special goblets at their place settings. Have you ever seen the great glasses that Barb at Grits and Glamour decorates? I just think it is such a great idea! I put a birthday sticker on one side of the goblet, and wrote the honoree's name on the other side (I used one of those markers that is made for mirrors and glass, and after dinner, it washed right off.)
I tried to coordinate our Grandchildren's table with the adult table, substituting paper and plastic for glass and other breakables.
Christmas in April is finally over at my house! I'm glad it only comes twice a year.
Click here to go to Between Naps On The Porch, where you'll find wonderful tablescapes. Thanks so much for coming to my final April birthday party. laurie