Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Birthday and Anniversary Tablescape

Welcome to my first tablescape posting. I am very excited to join all the wonderful participants for Table Scape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I purposely did not add any salad plates since we are having a very simple meal per request of the birthday boy. I did set up a desert tray and forgot to photograph the buffet. I will get better at this I promise.

The dishes are Claremont by Gibson. I am sure everyone has these. I purchased them last year in a household goods catalog, which one I can't remember. This is our everyday flatware the pattern is Cali Mirror by Cambridge. I purchased these napkins on Ebay last year as part of a set with a tablecloth.

These water goblets are a standard in everyone's home I am sure, they are Libbey and were purchased at Target 3 years ago. I used the birthday boy's cake as the centerpiece, it is setting on my Anchor Hocking cake plate from Bed Bath and Beyond.I am kind of a minimalist when it comes to setting a table. I need to step up my game and layer my table linens, next time I promise a tablecloth AND placemats, living dangerously for me. So there it is my first time, PHEW! Glad that is out of the way!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my little neck of the woods. Be sure to visit all the participants of Tablescape Thursday. It is the most exciting day in blog land! Next week I will be posting the Mikasa Brava Rooster tablescape that I won at Anita's, Far Above Rubies. Sorry for the long wait Anita!!!


Susan said...

I think your table is lovely. I tend to like simple sometimes, too! I must get some of the "Gibson" dishes...EVERYONE has them!! I have enjoyed Following your blog and your recipes sound yummy! I look forward to many more tablescapes from you!!

Debbie said...

I love those napkins and would LOVE to see them with the tablecloth. They're just up my alley.

Can't wait to see how you use the beautiful Mikasa ones. I loved them!

Kathleen said...

Hi Debby! Welcome to TTH! I have been poking around your blog and enjoying your recipes! Good luck in your new business, too!
I am happy to follow you! Stop in for a visit when you can. I have a table and a recipe tonight!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Congratulations on your very first Tablescape Thursday! Your napkins are really sweet -- and so is that delicious-looking cake. Lucky day for the birthday boy! Good luck on your new (ad)venture!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Deb...what a wonderful table for your birthday boy! How old is he? That cake looks absolutely delcious! Love your Claremont china...isn't it awesome...goes with so many types of table settings. Beautiful the design. :) So glad you joined in TT this week!

Barbara said...

I love a simple table and this one is just perfect. I don't have the Claremont (yet!) but I am addicted to white china. I have those Libbey glasses too. I am just sorry I didn't pick up more than just 8. I always run out. Happy birthday to your birthday boy!

Marlis said...

What a wonderful table for a birthday. I do love the colors and the CAKE!! thanks for dropping in, hope to see you join this party again soon.

A Perfect Settng said...

I love those napkins! Just adorable, and let me know if you have any of that cake leftover! Yummmm!!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! SO glad you decided to join us! Your table looks great, and I really love those napkins. The arrangement you used really shows them off!

Tess said...

So glad you are joining us all at Susan's Tablescape Thursday. I'm relatively new as well and it has been so much fun and the participants are warm and generous.

Your birthday table is very pretty. Love your napkins and your cake looks delicious!