Thursday, September 8, 2016

Coalport Leighton Sprays & a Birthday Party

I love birthday parties, and my favorite birthday celebrations are the ones that I get to host for my precious Garden Friends Bible Study.  This day we were celebrating Barb's birthday. 
 Barb loves blues, and pinks, and greens...lots of color, color, color!  We're seated in the dining room, and I've set a table for ten guests.  Come on in...

Not a lot of stacking going on today.  There are just some plates that it kills me to cover, and this is one of them.  I knew that Barb would adore the Coalport Leighton Sprays dinner plate.  I was also certain that she would love the extra pop of color provided by the Bormioli hot pink glass charger plate.

 My wedding sterling flatware, Reed & Barton Grande Renaissance, was close at hand, so on the table it went.  The Williams Sonoma white hemstitched linen napkin was quietly caught in the Coalport Countrywide napkin ring.   Continuing the color theme, the Stelle pink scroll goblet, a great get at Home Goods, partnered nicely with the  Waterford Simply Blue goblet.   I collected the Waterford Simply goblets over a span of probably five or six years on eBay.  I use them often.

A special birthday deserves a special centerpiece.  I have been pretty much gaga over the Mottahedeh Musee Des Arts Decoratifs tureen since I found it on eBay.  eBay Tip:  By the way there is currently one of these available on eBay, if you should want one.  The one that is listed right now is priced for about half of the usual list price.Still not dirt cheap, but comparatively it's a good deal.

The tureen was flanked by our Val St. Lambert crystal candlesticks and the Lenox urns filled with flowers from Whole Foods Market.   Easy peasy!  

 The Williams Sonoma soft blue linen hemstitched tablecloth provided a gentle, feminine  underpinning for my design.  Soft, feminine, colorful, and relaxing....elements for a  delightful afternoon of celebration and fellowship.

 Be still my heart...I so love to set a pretty table to honor my precious friends and family.  I pray that each of my guests always feels like the guest of honor.

Chicken pasta salad, fresh berries, hot bread, and a chocolate mousse birthday cake was served for lunch.

It was a delightful day.  We visited long into the afternoon.  Let me know if you're coming my way.  I would love to set a table for you.

This week I'm joining:

Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

Inspire Me Tuesday with Marty @ A Stroll Through Life

Thoughts of Home with White Spray Paint


Alycia Nichols said...

Welcome back, young lady! Being away certainly hasn't tarnished your exceptionally good taste. I hope your health continues to improve and that you can thoroughly enjoy entertaining again! Happy Weekend!

My Cozy Casita said...

Beautiful table I love those plate and your tureen
So lovely I have only one they are so elegant
Thank you so much forThe invitation!!!!!
Have a blessing weekend

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

So happy to see you back!! I wish I lived closer, oh how I would enjoy sitting at one of your lovely tables!! Hope you are feeling well and will be blogging regularly - you've been missed!!

Sarah said...

Thrilled to see you share one of your lovely tables, my friend. I've missed you! Hope life is good and that you and the mister are healthy. Thanks for sharing these pretty dishes and details.

June Breheny said...

Gorgeous table, Cherry Kay. Love the fact that your tablescapes are created for real people for a real meal. To say that I am happy that you are back would be an understatement.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

You are such a sweet friend Cherry Kay. You set a gorgeous table. Everything is stunning. Happy to have you back.


Linda @ Life and Linda said...

So glad to see you here. Your table is gorgeous as usual. You have so much flair and your dishware is so lovely. I would invite you to share at our link party Cherry Kay every Sunday, Dishing it and Digging it. Our readers would love to see your gorgeous tablescape.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Cherry Kay, It's so good to see you posting and sharing your beautiful tables and dishes with us! Your friend must have felt like a queen with those dishes and the pretty colors, surrounded by friends. Hope that you are well and that we will see more posts from you soon! Linda

Sonia said...

Oh your tablescapes are just so beautiful! Love all the layers and the floral dishes.

xinex said...

Oh those Coalport plates are to die for. I am glad you did not cover them. The tureen is gorgeous as well and those Waterford stems are so exquisite....Christine

northsouthbirdy said...

Hello CK,

This table is simple, light, and gay. Love the hot pink chargers for a punch of color!