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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tablescape and Thrifty Thursday - Birthday Lunch




Today is another wonderful Tablescape Thursday. This event is hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on The Porch. You will definitely want to stop by her place to see the list of everyone that is participating. There will be so many fabulous tablescapes to admire and to give you inspiration for your own tables. Don't miss out, go check it out.

Also go by and see Chandy @ What Now Tablescapes to see everyone participating in Thrifty Thursday. Chandy always has such wonderful finds to show us and so do all the other participants. You will see so many great and wonderful thrifty finds.

One of my dear friends is a wonderful little lady that will turn 90 on Friday. She doesn't look or act her age at all. I sometimes have to run to keep up with her both physically and mentally. Such a precious lady and such an inspiration for staying young at heart regardless of your age. I have invited 2 of our mutual friends to have lunch to celebrate this wonderful occasion. This is a special group because one precious lady is 55, one is 65 and one is 69 and then our birthday girl who will be 90. Such a testament to womens friendships that have no age boundaries, just a mutual love of the Lord, family and friends.





I wanted it to be a femenine tablescape and yet keep it casual. I've used my lace tablecloth again because our guest of honor kindly took it and worked her magic on it and removed all the stains from years of use. She cleans, mends and restores vintage linens for the Seniors Thrift Store. She does impeccable work.




One of our guests suffers from allergies, so I've used my little tulip basket filled with faux tulips sitting on top of my lace edged cake plate and two pink depression glass candleholders as the centerpiece.





For the table setting I am using the white chargers I found at Homegoods. The plates are from my GW shopping and the pattern says Royal Kent collection - Poland. The fruit bowls are also GW finds and says Sango fine china - Chintz. My everyday Barton Reed Stainless, with white embossed napkins I also found at GW.





The menu will be Walnut Chicken Croissant Sandwiches and Fresh Fruit Salad. The pink depression glass platter will hold the sandwiches. All the depression glass pieces were wedding gifts to my Mother and Father at their wedding in 1936. I love these pieces as much as my Mother did.




This beautiful pink depression glass bowl will hold the Fruit Salad.




I just love how the ribs start at the center and fan out to the graceful scalloped edge of the bowl.




The candleholders are a perfect match with the same lovely ribs leading to the beautiful scalloped edge. These pink depression glass pieces are such precious keepsakes to me, and I think they are beautiful.




We will have tea from my little Tulip Teapot and served in the little Tulip Cups. These are quie casual, but out guest of honor loves tulips, so I wanted to use them.




This beautiful pink depression glass compote will hold lemon wedges for the tea. I just love the embossed roses on it. I think it's really a candy dish because I do have the matching lid, but today I'm using it to hold lemons.

I'm looking forward to our lunch and the wonderful conversation and good laughs that will most certainly abound at this table. Such a blessing to have such great friends.


Thank for stopping by and visiting, I hope you have a blessed day with all your family and friends.


53 comments:

  1. Everything just looks lovely! I know you and your friends will have a wonderful time. Your attention to detail is just great! I love all the tulips especially the teapot and teacups! Have a great day!

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  2. Hi Marty, the entire table is lovely. I was especially eyeing that cake plate and those gorgeous chargers. I so need some white chargers. The tulip tea set is just precious. I know you ladies had a wonderful time. You are so sweet to honor this lady on such a special occasion...90 years...AMEN TO THAT! Blessings, Crystal

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  3. Marty,
    I love how you've planned this little party for your guest of honor everything looks lovely. It's quite a blessing to have such good friends and mentors to share special moments like a beloved birthday! I extend my pinkie finger to you all in a tea toast! Have a great time visiting with one another! You are such a considerate hostess to remember that one friend has allergies and the guest's favorite flower! Can't wait to hear all about it. Hugs! Luanne

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  4. Marty, this is so pretty and fresh and yes, very feminine. I love your depression glass pieces, they really are gorgeous and how special that they were your parents wedding gifts. Have a wonderful lunch (your menu sounds great)with your sweet friends. Hugs, Kat

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  5. Wow Marty, what a beautiful tablescape! I really like your blog, i just passed a blogging award to you. You can receive it on my Boogieboard Cottage blog. Mary :O)

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  6. Marty,
    This is just perfect for a friends lunch! You have so many wonderful GW finds I'm starting to get a bit jealous. Our GW don't carry much for china. The pink depression ware is just the best. They are certainly treasures. Cindy

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  7. Marty, what a beautiful and feminine table for all of you lady friends. I think you are getting quite good at this TT. I love the depression glass and the fact that it was your Mom's is so special. You are serving two of my favorites. Just Perfect! hugs Kathysue

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  8. wow! marty this is just so pretty,love the pink glasses and the stand for the baskets of tulips its just what i needddd ...what a beautiful job you've done here.
    the menu sounds delicious also, i'm sure your friends are going to love it!.they are so very lucky to have as a friend,have fun and enjoy your lunch...
    have a great evening marty...
    silvia..

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  9. Oh Marty! This is just lovely!! You know I am drooling over that pink depression glass! The fact that it belonged to your mom and dad makes it even more special! That bowl is gorgeous!! Your plates are so pretty. I am telling you that you have hands-down the best GW in the US!Your menu sounds wonderful! You should take pics and do a Foodie Friday! But the very best thing is...as you said...a group of special women whose friendship has no age boundaries!! Makes me think of another group of women I know!
    :-) I hope you are having a wonderful week...hugs...Debbie

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  10. Oh, Marty! EVERYTHING is just lovely! You've made a beautiful intimate and feminine tablescape! How wonderful she is such an inspiration to you...and I'm sure to MANY others!
    ;-D

    thank you for your visit and sweet comment...as always!

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  11. What a beautiful delicate table! Very nice. Happy TT!

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  12. Oh my friend - you are getting too good at this. What a special think to do for such a special person. Wish her a very Happy Birthday from the Blogging World. What a beautiful table you have set, and I just know she will adore it. Thx for sharing, Barb

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  13. It's a beautiful table for a special luncheon -- and a real feminine table for a ladies lunch!

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  14. Lovely tablescape! I adore those linens! Great job getting them clean! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Marty, lovely, lovely table!

    Go ahead and add in this post for Thrifty Thursday over at my blog. Your great finds are awesome!

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  16. Hi Sweet Marty! ;) I adore your tablescape prepared for your birthday party for your precious friend that's turning 90~ I agree with you in saying that age knows no boundaries when it comes to friendship! I think it's great that you will all be celebrating together ! Your tablescape is so pretty and the tulip theme will really please your B'Day girl! ;) I love it all! The pink depression dishes are so feminine, just the right touches! Blessings Dear friend! ~CC Catherine

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  17. Really like the depression glass and the menu sounds delicious.
    Joyce

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  18. Oh your guest of honor will feel so special! This is a beautiful table -- I hope you all enjoy your celebration.

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  19. This is such a feminine table. I love that tulip tea pot. And your GW china purchases are so pretty and look great together. How nice that you are doing this luncheon for your friend's birthday. I'm sure it wil be a memorable occasion, sitting around this beautiful table. Have fun. laurie

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  20. Ooops! I forgot to tell you that I love that little creamer. It has such a pretty shape. laurie

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  21. Dear Marty,

    I love your table and I am sure your dear friends will too ! I
    would have thought your tulips
    were real. I love the pink depression glass from your mother.
    I really love those chargers - I
    want some..... such a sweet table.
    Thanks for sharing !

    Hugs ~
    Kammy

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  22. Dear Marty,

    I love your table and I am sure your dear friends will too ! I
    would have thought your tulips
    were real. I love the pink depression glass from your mother.
    I really love those chargers - I
    want some..... such a sweet table.
    Thanks for sharing !

    Hugs ~
    Kammy

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  23. Marty, that table and menu-positivley charming! What a celebration!

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  24. How pretty. I'm sure your friends enjoyed their visit. I have friends of all ages like that too. It's so special.

    Happy Thursday, Marsha

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  25. Oh Marty how special to do this for your young at heart friend...I love the PINK depression glass...You really know how to set a beautiful table girl ...its all just lovely...Happy Birthday to your friend...set another place and I'll come for lunch ha ha!! may you have a wonderful day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  26. What a pretty table, Marty, and yes, it's feminine! Your GW finds are amazing. Having a group of people with that much difference in ages tells me what kind of a great person you are. I am glad you are my friend too!...Christine

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  27. Hi Marty,
    What a lovely table. I can tell it's been set with love. Have a wonderful day with your friends on Friday. I know how it feels to value the friendships that span generations. One of my best friends is 80 and she's got more gusto than me! Have a blessed week!

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  28. Left you a little surprise on my blog.

    laura

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  29. What a soothing and beautiful presentation!
    Mrs. Petrie @ casapetrie.com

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  30. Marty...I love the table! This best part about this is being able to see what someone else would do...you get so many ideas...don't ya think?
    Liz

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  31. Hi Marty :) You are going to make your friends feels so special,it's all so nice and well thoughtout.Those croissants sound so good,mmmm.You must tell me more about that filling,I've never had anything like that,bet they will be great too.
    (((hugs)) Cyndi

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  32. DEAR MARTY,
    THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY BLOG AND THE PRAYERS FOR AMY AND EVERYONE ON THE PRAYER LIST.
    I WILL TRY TO GET THERE IN TIME FOR TEA AND TO MEET THESE BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY GALS....LOL
    BUT SERIOUSLY WISH THEM ALL A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE IN DIFFERENT AGES BUT WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER WE DON'T SEE AGE.
    YOUR TABLE IS SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL.
    THE DEPRESSION PINK BOWL AND CANDLE HOLDERS THAT WERE YOUR MOM'S ARE AWESOME AND PRICELESS.
    I LOVE THE TABLE CLOTH...IT SPOKE TO ME RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE I HAVE MY GRANDPARENTS-IN-LOVE ROUND DINING TABLE AND IT IS VERY HARD TO FIND ROUND TABLE CLOTHS.....
    EVERYTHING IS SO THOUGHTFUL AND PLANNED TO THE LAST DETAIL TO MAKE THE DAY SPECIAL. BLESS YOU. I KNOW IT WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL TIME.
    THE MENU SOUNDS DELICIOUS
    HUGS
    debbie

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  33. Happy Table Scape Thursday!

    I am stopping by to visit From Between Naps on The Porch and your Spring table scape is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    from Roberta Anne = The Raggedy Girl

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  34. Hi Marty,
    Your table looks so inviting. Everything is so lovingly set out with so many thoughtful details. I know your guest of honor is going to love it! Happy TT! Amy :)

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  35. Beautiful table! I LOVE all the depression glass...so pretty!

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  36. I'm very partial to those white plates with the delicate pink floral print. Love those.

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  37. Hi Marty...oh your table is so pretty. I love the lace tablecloth. I hope you will have such a wonderful lunch full of memory making moments...

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  38. What a lovely table to honor a special lady and to share with good friends. With that combination you could sit on the bumper of a truck and have a good time but you have made a beautiful table. I'm sure y'all enjoyed it.

    Christi @ A Southern Life
    http://asouthernlife.com

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  39. So pretty and feminine. I love your tablecloth and the sweet, delicate dishes. The pink glass is so beautiful. Everything looks great!

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  40. Stunning tablescape. Those white chargers are so lovely, and I haven't seen any like them since.
    Beautiful.
    Blossom

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  41. How fun it would be to be invited to this special luncheon. I agree it is wonderful having friends of all ages. We truly learn from one another, don't we??

    Beautiful and yes very feminine tablescape. Love those dishes. I think it is wonderful you are using your parents depression glass. Dishes are meant to be used, not just displayed.

    What a great idea to use faux tulips!! :) :) :) :)

    Donna(the faux lady!)

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  42. I only have a couple of pieces of actual pink depression glass. I have a couple of sets of dishes in the pink glass that looked similar that they produced in the 80s.

    Gorgeous tablescape!

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  43. Hello my friend Marty!
    Dropped in today to visit your lovely table. I love your spring pink! What really caught my eye was the chargers. Those are fabulous! I've never seen any like them before. Your china is simply wonderful. Love the pattern and the way you pulled the table together with accessories.
    :-)

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  44. What a lovely table. How sweet of you to have a luncheon for your young friend! I agree friends know no age! I cant wait to hear all about it! Have a great day! Sue

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  45. Absolutely beautiful and what a blessing not only for the sweet friend turning 90 but for all of you. Love how feminine it looks and how spoiled everyone will feel.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  46. What a pretty and feminine table! Love your dishes -- all of them! And I love how you've put them together so creatively. Very pretty. Thanks! Cass

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  47. Hi Marty, i have an award for you, if you wish to stop by and grab it.
    hugs
    janet

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  48. Hi Marty(39) :) I love your tablescape! I love the shape of the white chargers. Looks great!

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  49. Such a lovely tablescape.....
    I love your dishes...and your rose depression glass...and your cake stand...and....oh, it's just all so lovely. :-)

    Hope you had a beautiful day

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  50. It is all just gorgeous!

    The White chargers are the prettiest I have ever seen.
    The shape of them is so unusual and spectacular!

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  51. This is a lovely tablescape you have created for your friend’s birthday lunch. Your friend sounds like my 88 year old grandmother. She is a volunteer for Hospice, and volunteers for the church and everything else she can volunteer for. She even works out at the Gym & plays Bridge every Tuesday evening with a group of her friends until 2:00 am!!

    I hope you all had a wonderful lunch to celebrate such a wonderful birthday.

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  52. What a beautiful place setting. I love the white chargers-very unique. The depression glass is beautiful and the menu sound yummy.

    Thanks for sharing. All of these beautiful tablescapes inspire me to do better to create moments for my family.

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