Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Birthday Inspired Tablescape


Friday is Nana's birthday (51) so instead of a pity party, I decided to decorate my Table in honor of me!!! (At my age, I should take whatever party I can get!) So I got my birthday hat out from last year (don't ask me why I saved it!) and my Queen for a day wine (not whine) glass also from last year- threw in 2 little shakers from my daughter's wedding 2-1/2 years ago (yeah, I save a lot of stuff- wasn't even doing tablescapes back then!) and added them to the table for fun. I didn't want any dishes to do for my birthday, so- no dishes for Nana! I put down 2 pinks and one blue napkin for the runner used some blue and pink candles (not 51- didn't need that many!) and I really like it! Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me! (hehehe)

*I also added some of my trials of the "Blue Hour" at the end of the post. I am so fascinated by that- my husband thinks I am a nut for randomly taking nighttime pictures just for the blue! (Blue is my favorite color!)

Be sure and check out Between Naps on the Porch with Susan our hostess every week for fun and fantastic tables!


If you can't be a Diva on your birthday, when can you?








I love presents! (hint-hint)






The Blue hour:

We were at a friends house for their daughter's graduation party and I happened to look out the window and thought, hmm, it is about that time! You can actually see a difference through the viewfinder on my camera. It is so beautiful!




Have a Blessed week!

21 comments:

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday, Nana! Good health and God's blessings!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Well Happy Birthday! I set a birthday table this week too! Wishing you all the best for your special day. Cheers!

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday, Nana! Cute birthday table...great blue hour picture.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a fun and festive setting for your birthday party! Happy birthday! You are a YOUNG Nana! Enjoy your special day!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a cute little birthday table! Love the "cake" in the center. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Johanna said...

Dear Nana, very cheery happy Birthday to you. Thats a clever idea to set a table for yourself. I love to see all the deatils. The cake is really pretty. I hope you have got nice gifts.
Greetings, Johanna

D said...

Happy Birthday to you, birhday diva! :) Love the cute little cake centerpiece and the present.

D

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday! Love the little cake with the candle.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Sweet table. Happy Birthday :)

Blessings!
Gail

Miss Merry said...

Happy Birthday Nana!

I love the cupcake birthday candle and the Birthday Diva hat. I know what you mean about saving. I always wondered what I would do with all the little things I hold on to. Now I know - TABLESCAPES!

Bill said...

I'm so glad I stopped by today! It gives me a chance to wish you a VERY happy birthday! Wonderful table and great photographs! Congrats on your special day and on capturing the lovely blue image -- tell your hubby it's a "blogger thing!" ;)

Warmest regards,
Bill

Tammy said...

Love the "diva" birthday tablescape - very creative....Happy Birthday, sis!

Tammy said...

Was looking to see if you posted your "deal of the year" silver. Now you got your own great deal! whewww - was wondering how I was going to part with 1/2 that set!

Bill said...

Hi Nana,

You WON the book! If you'll provide your mailing address, I'll pass it on to Stan. Also, he suggested that I ask what you'd like him to write when he inscribes/autographs it for you.

Thank you for for your encouragement and for all your kind words.
I'm so pleased that yours was the winning entry. It seems appropriate as a sort of belated birthday gift.

Warmest regards,
Bill
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Johanna said...

Nana, I just saw on Bills blog, that you won that nice book. Isn't that phantastic! Congratulations to that pretty birthday gift. Someone in heaven wants you to be happy!
Greetings, Johanna

Martha said...

Happy Birthday! A fun and whimsical table! A great birthday table (and who wants to do dishes on their birthday?)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Nana, I'm coming over from Bill's to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was a super day for you. Love your tablescape...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday! Love your wine glass! Came to visit from Bill's!

Gloria said...

Greetings, Nana! Bill sent me over -- this is my first visit to your blog and I just signed up as a Follower! Your tablescapes look beautiful -- I especially love the one with the white plates and pink candles! And congrats on winning the book. Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I will be sure to visit again soon.
Best regards,
Gloria

Gloria said...

P.S. Your grandbaby is adorable!
Best,
Gloria

Pinky said...

Sorry I missed your birthday! Happy belated birthday, so glad you threw yourself a little party:):) XO, Pinky