Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Table Setting fit for a Birthday Girl


Thanks to Susan, we dish people can get our fill of Tablescapes once again as we begin the countdown for Tablescape Thursday.  Join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch each Thursday for this delightful event.

Tablescape Thursday


Are there any rules that say we can’t repeat a tablescape we have done?  I haven’t heard of any.  My blog was brand new about this time last year when I shared this one.


Say hello to the Birthday Girl, my Mother.


I just returned from a trip to my hometown where we once again celebrated this sweet lady and her birthday.  It reminded me of this tablescape I did a couple of years ago.  The idea occurred to me to have a little brunch in my home and to invite Mom and three of her friends to come.


We ladies enjoy our day trips with food and a little shopping afterwards, right?

Mom's BD


Let’s begin by pulling out some dishes that seem fall like.  Brown transferware fits the bill, don’t you think?  At the time I didn’t have enough brown cups so I introduced my red to intermingle with the brown.  No one complained that I heard, anyway!


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My centerpiece was simple but elegant with an oversized faux pear placed upon a luncheon plate to match the dishes.  I liked the idea of a burlap ribbon to drape down and around the cloche.


The pears went home with the ladies along with a couple recipes I wrote out of entrees served.

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The faux pears added color and a feel for the season.  This was the first time I had used the deep red tablecloth with these dishes, but it seemed right.

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The napkin rings were pieces of grapevine with some faux berries tied around.


Can you see the silver pheasant salt and pepper shakers?  I use these a lot this time of year.  They are favorites of mine!

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Here she is again, pleasing me to stop eating for a picture.  She says I take more pictures than anyone she knows.

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It was a fun celebration and I do think everyone enjoyed themselves.

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Thank you so much for all the nice comments about last week’s tablescape with a Titanic Theme.  Within the next couple of days I promise I will post pictures of the costumes and tell you a huge secret from the evening! 


Do come again, won’t you??


nannykim at spindle cottage said...

First of all, I love your header--the whole place is so cozy and inviting. Love the fireplace and the windows too!!

I had to laugh because I may have to do the same as you with the table setting. I purchased some brown transferware type dishes...but I do not have matching cups. (right now I can't justify buying more cups when I have large amounts of blue cups , and pink cups, and regular tea cups, and regular coffee mugs. So I will probably do what you have done. I love the fruit you used--it all looks so invitin with the red tablecloth!!

Deanna said...

You have a great table and it doesn't matter how often you repeat's still great and worth repeating a good thing.

From the Old InkWell said...

Very pretty for an autumn table!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Donna, I have missed some of your blog posts. Your blog looks great! That china pattern is the perfect fall look, and that is so neat the way the ribbon goes from the cloche to a plac setting. Very pretty table. laurie

Anonymous said...

I have a theme of apples/pears in my dining room and I just love these on your table and the brown transferware is lovely.

susan said...

I love that brown transferware! The nice thing about a blog is that you can post what you want :) The chargers are from Walmart :)

Marigene said...

I really like the brown transferware against the cranberry table cloth, very nice combo for fall. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and a very happy birthday to your mom!

Natasha in Oz said...

I really like this setting as it is elegant and you have used really nice colours. This is my first time at your blog so it is all new to me and I love it.
Best wishes, NM.

southerninspiration said...

you KNOW how much I love those dishes....and your mamma is so sweet!
I know they enjoyed their time there!


Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a lovely table and how sweet to set it for your mother. The dishes are beautiful, and I love how you've paired it with that reddish colored tablecloth. Very nice!

Tardevil said...

Love those dishes. That bowl in the photo you show of them is pretty too. The red cups works well w/ the brown transferware.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Such beautiful dishes, and I also love the Pheasant salt and pepper, I should have elegant

Martha said...

Such a pretty table -- I've always lusted after those dishes!

Allison Shops said...

Pretty fall table. Love the brown transferware.

Decor To Adore said...

Best wishes to the birthday girl. Did she turn 21? :)
Lovely table.

Deanna said...

Dear Donna,
Thank you for visiting my site and leaving such a nice comment about our new Grandson being born on your Mom's Birthday! How neat is that!

God bless you real good,
d from homehaven

Cynthia said...

You have a very inviting table. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Unknown said...

Oh My Gosh I love, love, love those brown transferware dishes!
Lovely table.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love the plates!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! Oh, how sweet to have this lucheon for the sweet little ladies! Your table is beautiful. Love your dishes and that centerpiece is lovely!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Janean said...

your brown transferware is scrumptious! happy birthday donna's mom!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Beautiful table! Love your dishes -

Dining Delight said...

Love the vibrant colour of your tablecloth and your brown transferware looks wonderful with it. I think your cups blended right in and I might not have noticed if you hadn't told us! Happy Bday to your mom!


Rettabug said...

Well, I'm glad that you repeat this post, since I'm new to your blog & didn't get to see it the first time around.
I'd give anything in the world to be able to have my Mom come back for life for a luncheon at my house. I'm so glad you did this for your Mom!

Those S&P shakers are TDF...I'd use them all the time, they are so unique.
Beautifully done TT!

♥ Rettabug

stitching under oaks said...

how wonderful of you to make your mom's birthday so special and personal...what a good daughter you are. I'm sure she was blessed being with her friends and her daughter. The table looks lovely and very inviting. You're so sweet and thoughtful Donna...all those personal touches are just fabulous.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful party for you mom! And the transferware goes together very well. Beautiful autumn table.