It's time for a Birthday Celebration with some of my local leaders. Together once a year we celebrate all of our birthdays - although no one ever feels like we are getting older at all! This year it's being held here so I am getting prepared to change things around and decorate for the Birthday Bash.
Since Spring is in the air and we are all ready for some warm weather I will decorate with some Spring colors. So I have chosen my antique white linen tablecloth with the hand appliqued roses, and my silk pink rose napkin rings. Together with the matching white napkins this should look pretty. When deciding what to make a table scape with - always think of the seasons outside and the upcoming special event at hand. It always adds a little specialness to sometimes an otherwise usual look. Today I will use pinks and whites with gold and crystal. Fresh but elegant and feminine.
Making a choice of dishes is important as dishes and table lines need to go together. So I have a choice. I can use my beaded round place mats or my oversize gold ones. Since I am going to use my golden crystal plates I think the gold ones will look the best. My plates are clear, with a grape design and gold accents through out. Very special for very special ladies.
A simple golden silk scarf laid down the center of the table gives a relaxed feel to the fancy table. And the layer upon layer effect gives the eyes something to see beyond the flat surface of the table. I have gold flatware and using it here will make each lady feel like a queen. Each special meal together needs to be memorable, and details do matter.
Creating the perfect centerpiece is easy. Just gather up crystal candlesticks and several oversize crystal dishes. Place the dishes upside down and center the candlesticks on top. Vary the sizes and styles and the levels of all of them -this will make a interesting grouping to look at. Add tall white taper candles and voile! A beautiful centerpiece finishes off the table and it is ready to receive my guests. It's little things that can add so much. I believe guests should feel special at my table. If they have taken their time to spend it with me - I want it to be a good memory made and one they would like to repeat at my table often!
This group is varied in ages and are everything from young moms to grandmothers. But we have done many projects together through the years and we have made many good memories together. Each of these ladies are great leaders with unique talents and skills. I am honored to be working with each of them. We have great plans for the future.......... Happy Birthday to my readers! May this year be the best one yet for you!