Thursday, December 6, 2012

Purple Presents–Mum’s Birthday Table

You never know what you are going to come across as you wander the aisles of Home Goods. As soon as I saw the purple dishes I used for this tablescape I knew they would be a perfect gift for my mum.

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As her birthday falls very close to Thanksgiving (sometimes the same day), I waited until we had used up the leftovers before having a birthday celebration.

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So on Monday when we sat down to dinner I told her that her gift boxes were empty, her presents were the wine glasses and the salad & dinner plates.

It was so much fun designing this birthday present for a woman I am honored to call my mum. She is also one of my best friends. 

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Wide purple ribbon from Michael’s wrap the table as the first present. An antique rectangular silver tray anchors the center of the table and gives the gifts a stage.

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Round placemats are topped with white chargers I use all the time.

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Mum’s new dishes are topped with antique shrimp cocktail glassware from my Aunt Fern – mum’s sister.

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They are two pieces so the bottom may be filled with ice.

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I made purple sateen napkins - silver beaded napkin rings with tassels add some sparkle.

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The birthday dishes. I was given mum’s wedding flatware years ago. It was perfect for this tablescape.

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The purple crackle stemware is from Pier 1 and I found the water goblets last summer at the Home Goods in Boise.

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I used a lot of shades of purple, but they all seemed to go together.

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Salad of celery, pear and hazelnuts,

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was followed by white wine poached salmon, yellow French beans, acorn squash and multi-colored Israeli couscous. It tasted better than it looks in the pictures.

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So I lift my glass to my mum - Ora.  Happy Birthday. 

I Love You and thank you for the gift of life, laughter, your friendship and your love. Being your daughter is a joy and I am truly blessed to have you for my mum and been raised by you and Gordie. 

To everyone else - thank you for celebrating my mum’s 82 birthday with me.

Stitch at you Soon, 
Dawna 

Partying with:
Cuisine Kathleen - Let's Dish

Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday 
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday



3 comments:

  1. Wow, what a beautiful table, Dawna...those plates are gorgeous. Happy birthday to your mum!

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  2. Very beautiful table. That is so nice of you to have a birthday so pretty for your mom. I love the color purple too. take care, Darlene

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  3. Happy Birthday to your mom! What a thoughtful daughter you are, Dawna. Clever idea to use the ribbon on the table to look like it's a gift box and then to add the beribboned boxes down the center is even better. I'm going to remember these ideas. Love the pretty purple paisley dishes. Lucky mom!

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