Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE THURS-3 BIRTHDAY PARTIES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE THURS-3 BIRTHDAY PARTIES. Show all posts

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Last week, two of our family members had birthdays, and next week another of our family members has a birthday, so this weekend, I am having three birthday celebrations with one dinner. The one interest that all of these family members share is a love of dogs, so I am using a dog centerpiece for all three birthday tables.

On the birthday table for my son-in-law, I attempted a masculine look. I only have four of these plates (Autumn Waves by Casafino), and I needed to seat six people at this table.

So, on each end of the table, I used plates from another set of four that I have (Oralia by Pier 1). Hopefully, they all coordinate well enough.

Happy Birthday Scott!
We will also be celebrating my daughter-in-law's birthday.
Happy Birthday Mindy!

For her table, I wanted a more feminine look. The table runners on all of the tables match each other. I thought that might tie the three parties together.

When I went to get my Bunnies on Sticks at Pier One last week, I found these table runners marked down to $5.00. They only had three of them, so I bought all of them and tried to make all three tables work with the colors in the runner. (Royal Doulton dinner plates)

The table for my daughter-in-law seemed to need a little bling, so I added these napkin rings that I also got at Pier One (in the marked down bin)! I hope we don't have any more Blogville parties that involve me going to Pier One--I ran in there to get a Bunny on a Stick and came out with a huge bag full of table decor!

Linda, Mom of a German Shorthair, used this flatware in a tablescape on RMS, and said that it came from Target. Since everything Linda does turns out so beautifully, I had to rush to Target and get some of this flatware for myself (I always think that mine will look better if I have the same thing that is on the table of someone whose decor I admire)!

My grandson, who just turned five, loves anything with wheels, so I decided to add trains and fire trucks to his dog tablescape. I used a chalkboard dog in the center of the children's table. I got this dog in the markdown aisle at Hobby Lobby several years ago. I meant to light the candles in the birthday trains before I took these picture.

Plastic plates that resemble real china make the grandchildren feel like big people. (I got these at Tuesday Morning several years ago. They are made by Precidio). I frequently use them outside, but they also work great for grandchildren.

Small chalk boards, which my sister-in-law bought when her school was cleaning out old supplies, became place mats on the children's table. When they finish their dinner, they can write on the place mat while they wait for birthday cakes to be served.

Now I'm off to get the links to all of the beautiful tablescapes in Blogland at Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch.

You'll go there too if you want to see incredible creativity. Thank you so much for joining my little birthday party. laurie