Rather than a bedroom setting, this table belongs in her sunroom.
Now, the Sister is a partial empty nester, which means that her daughters have moved out, but their belongings have that annoying little habit of home invasion. Such is the case right now as her sunroom has become the temporary home of recent summer rental furniture.
So we set it up on her deck instead.
Personally, I think it’s even lovelier surrounded by creation.
Most things are.
The table was set this week to celebrate the
of her favorite nonDebbie friend.
This is the friend with whom she shared
that trip to a spa…
The friend who hosted the recent garden party.
I yakked all about it HERE.
Because the birthday girl is a dish nut and table lover, we set it in full invisible people fashion.
In truth, the two old friends merely enjoyed some dessert and lemonade.
Just go along with it, folks…
She started with Willow House plates as chargers and stacked some cobalt and white until she got to the dessert plate, which was purchased a few years ago at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
The cobalt glass and stemware was purchased separately, and actually, both are from Walmart.
The flatware is Satinique by Oneida.
All linens were made to coordinate with her sunroom curtains. The napkins are folded fan style and cinched with a floral napkin ring. She couldn’t find the exact color flower that she wanted so she just bought white ones and painted each petal to match.
To say that she’s detail oriented
is a bit of an understatement.
She wrapped her gift to coordinate with the napkins.
How pretty is that?
The table was scattered with a variety of decorations in her color palette.
For the first time, we set a table without a single vintage accessory. Being lovers of all things vintage, we scoured around for an antique touch for the table. We tried this cobalt sugar bowl from the Duchess’s collection.
It just didn't seem to fit so we left it off.
Not to worry... I reminded my big sister that once she and her guest settled down for their birthday celebration, the table would have the vintage look.
she is they are 50...
And I am not.
Happy 50th birthday to my dear friend!
I'll be sharing this with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch