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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Birthday In The Middle Of Nowhere!



My favorite day of the week is upon us...Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Take the time to go visit our gracious hostess, Susan, for more eye candy. I promise you won't be disappointed in any of the tables you will see.

To enlarge any picture, just click on it.

My inspiration this week was my daughter, Erin's birthday, Sunday...which was also one of our Phoenix grandson's. Happy 13th birthday, Matt...we miss being in Phoenix closer to you!
Erin shares my love for the color green...it is a good thing seeing her name comes from the Emerald Isle, plus she has beautiful green eyes. I pulled out a few green dishes that I haven't yet shown y'all.

Erin and her little shadow, Nitro.




The green chargers were found at Goodwill for 49¢ each...all plates, whether dinner, salad or bread and butter size are the same price at the Goodwill in Lawrence.
The white dinner, Wedgwood Hedge Rose and luncheon plates, maker and pattern are unknown, to me. I have shown these several times.
The green salad plate is Waechtersbach Fun Factory in green apple.
The soup bowls are Myott Staffordshire England in the Colleen pattern. I haven't been able to find anything on this pattern so am not sure how old it is.


Closer look at the beautiful soup bowl.


The different layers are quite pretty together, don't you think?


The glassware is a plain green and small yellow goblets. The yellow is by Indiana Glass King's Crown/Thumbprint, but have no idea who the maker or pattern is of the green goblets.




The centerpiece is just 3 stems of Bells of Ireland and a few sprigs of Baby's Breath with a couple of candles.


Erin's friend made the birthday cake for her. Thanks Rhonda!


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44 comments:

Anonymous said...

My comment didn't go through before so will try again. I never had such a fancy birthday! Bravo again. Love, Brenda

GardenofDaisies said...

I Love Bells of Ireland!! Perfect centerpiece for a daughter named Erin!! I love all the greens and yellows on the table... soooo pretty!! :-)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I can see why green was your inspiration for this emerald inspired birthday. Happy Birthday to Erin.
I love the layering of dishes. The edges all look so pretty together. ANd your GW find is wonderful.
The belles of Ireland are a perfect choice for this table.
I'm green with envy that I wasn't there!~
xo Yvonne

Sandi (Meme) said...

What fun, and pretty greens! Hope you have a wonderful week! It's hot and windy in Kansas AGAIN! Sandi

Anonymous said...

I am really partial to all things green, so I loved this. Happy Birthday to Erin.


Sue

Kathleen said...

Love all your greens! The soup bowl is fabulous, and what Bargains!
Happy Birthday to Erin!
When I come to the Middle of Nowhere I want those bowls in the setting!
Bet the cake was delicious! Was it chocolate cake?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have done it again! I love these greens and whites and that soup bowl....gorgeous!! Love the centerpiece and I'm ready for a piece of that cake! YUM! Happy Birthday to Erin and your grandson Matt!

Miss Merry said...

That soup bowl is just lovely - so elegant. What a beautiful birthday table and your greens are so festive. The layers of plate rims and the chargers are so pretty together. I hope you all enjoyed the cake!

Anita said...

Oh this is just beautiful! LOVE those soup bowls!! The whole table is so pretty...love the centerpiece too! I used green and yellow glass this week. I recognized the Indiana Glass, but not the green one. It's all just perfect!

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Happy birthday to both of them!

Oh, this table is gorgeous! I love it all. Those Myott bowls are wonderful! This whole table with all the beautiful layer of dishes are just perfect!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I like all your greens...sort of like St. Patty's for late summer. I love the way you layered all the plates and your centerpiece is perfect for the theme.

Debbie said...

Happy birthday to Matt and Brenda!
Bells of Ireland is perfect for Erin. A nice tribute to your family birthdays! Gorgeous cake too.

Dishesdone said...

Happy Birthday to Erin and Matt! Very pretty table, Mimi! Fun pic of Erin and the pup:)

A Toile Tale said...

I love green, too. That cake is extra special.

Anita said...

Hi Mimi, there are some "Buckeye" trees that start turning orange in the summer, but those photos were taken in early June, and that one with the color is at a very high altitude and the trees were still budding. I was so amazed by the color against the cloudy sky there. Those are also phone photos! They won't really start to turn until the first of October. The sky is already that clear blue we get in fall.

Komali Nunna said...

Lovely table,Mimi. I like the layering.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great table! I'm lovin' all of the glassware and what a fun cake!

xinex said...

Beautiful layering, Mimi. I love those gorgeous soup bowls! Happy birthday to Erin!...Christine

Debbie said...

I am so glad that you showed a close up of that bowl. I even clicked on it to enlarge it because it looked so pretty. It's even lovlier enlarged! I love the entire table and the way the different layers come together. Great job!

Marlis said...

OOh those bowls are definite winners. so beautiful. I had green glasses like that myself but don't remember from where they came. Hope Erin's bd was great. It's beautiful.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty -- with all the greens and a name like Erin -- this would be a perfect Irish tablescape. Love the green and this is all so pretty together.

Mary said...

Love those soup bowls! I'm a green fan too, Bells of Ireland have always been a favorite flower of mine...

Happy Birthday to Erin :-)

Tess said...

Your table is beautiful!! I don't have much in the way of green dishes, but it speaks to me everytime someone uses it(I guess I'd better find some!!). This is a truly gorgeous tablscape!

Tess

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the Colleen bowls and the glasses. I love the layering of the dishes and your photo shows it off so well. You always find such great things at GW. Wish we had one. Joni

Anonymous said...

I know your daughter loved this beautiful party!

lulumusing said...

You do have a way of putting things together and once again have some wonderful finds. My daughter and I have been doing lots of antiquing, and when I see dishes/glassware I can't help but think of you and wonder what you would find interesting. Probably all of it! Hope all is well.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a lovely Irish-themed table! The Colleen pattern is perfect for it, and it looks great with the layered plates and colored stemware. Hope Erin's birthday was great!

Beth said...

Oh, how pretty. Love the green and all the layers of dishes. You did a great job making your table very special. Thanks for sharing today.

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love the belles of Ireland and how perfect you put everything together! What a beautiful birthday table! The cake looks wonderful too! I love all the yellows and green!Thank you for sharing.

niartist said...

Your tablescape is stunning!! Just gorgeous, and full of fun and life and texture, and color, and I could go on and on and on!!! Bells of Ireland are my fave!!! You always have the best tables - such inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Lovely tablescape! Your dishes are beautiful! Thanks, for sharing.Hugs.Fatima-Scrapart.

Kathy said...

I love that Colleen pattern. I will be on the look out for that one. Great colors!

Entertaining Women said...

A plate stacker after my own heart! I think that the rimmed soup is stunning...I'm a sucker for pretty soup bowls...they're like a beautiful crown to the place setting. Thank you for sharing your charming tablescape. Cherry Kay

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. I absolutely love the soup bowl and the goblets. I like your floral arrangement too. I never knew the green plant is called Bells of Ireland, but I've always liked the way they looked. Happy birthday to your daughter!

mississippi artist said...

Lovely setting. I love the soup bowls. Our goodwill would charge at least five dollars for those-no bargains here.Did you grow the flowers? They are beautiful

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Happy belated birthday to Erin! What a lovely tablesetting. Yes, the layers are beautiful!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Love your green -- and I love seeing the Bells of Ireland! They're one of my favorites to use in arrangements, but it's been so hot here in TN that ours didn't make it this year. Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

I love the green, the pattern on the bowls is just beautiful. I have been looking for chargers at the several Goodwill stores I stop at and so far no luck. What a lovely birthday table.

Rettabug said...

♥ the cake in the shape of a present...and that soup bowl?? AWESOME!

Where on earth did you find Bells of Ireland??? Please tell me you were able to grow them yourself, so that I can go look for seeds or plants to do the same?!

Happy Birthday to your sweet Erin!!

nannykim said...

A really different place setting--I don't often see ones done in green! Hope the birthday was grand!

Texas Tea Party said...

Darling photo of Erin and pup. The tablescape is so festive for a birthday girl with green eyes. I love the rim soups with the embossed design.

Lisa said...

I'm always so envious of people who can put together such fabulous tablescapes. The layers of white and green plates are just gorgeous! I own two sets of dishes, period. lol Your table is fantastic.

Lindy said...

What a beautiful table setting. I love all the layers. Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I've missed the last few weeks... they are all beautiful, as always.

Love the Bells of Ireland. Seldom seen these days.