We celebrate more birthdays in the winter than any other time of year. This can and has often had a disastrous effect on my wallet and my waistline. However, when it comes to those I love, calories and coins aren’t my biggest consideration. This Saturday the 28th is the Mr.’s birthday, or Poppa as he’s been know since Gabbi has been old enough to talk.
I went all girly and pinkified with my birthday tablescape but I think this one is suitable for either gender. I’m also planning a nice spread on Saturday that centers around Poppa’s hobby, RC helicopters.
Having linens in basic colors is like money in the bank, there’s so much you can do with them. I spent under $6.00 for the tablecloth and napkins and I’ll be using them for a long time. The gold fabric is draped across the back of the chair that the Mr. always sits in and came from the thrift store. Initially I was going to use it as a runner but after laying it out I just wasn’t feeling it. It would be so nice to have a set of dishes in every color of the rainbow and in a cazillion patterns, but with all my props and goodies and the Mr.’s heli stuff we are running out of room. So for now I’ll play the mix and match game. I think the black dishes along with touches of gold in the rest of the table are very pleasing after all the colorful holiday scapes.
I went into a dollar store that I hadn’t gone to in months and I was like a kid in a candy shop. That’s where I scored the sleek black stemware for the rock bottom price of, wait for it…….….$1.25 each! My pretty gold cordials have been used a couple of times and one day I’m going to use them for real.
At the last soiree my neighbor and friend gave me the gorgeous gold toned cake plate. She said she knew I’d find it useful for one of my tables, how sweet and generous is she! I placed a brass based hurricane with crackled glass on top. I had two of them but the crackled glass on the other crackled and broke. I purchased them many years ago to use on my wedding cake tables. The flowers around them are the perfect color, I don’t think an actual gold tone would have worked.
When I set the brass swans on the table they were sitting side by side. Gabbi came behind me and changed their position so they’d kiss and form a heart, awwwww. During the same trip to Value City where I picked up the hurricanes I got the brass container. Most of the time it holds potpourri and that potpourri needs to be refreshed.
One of my niece’s made bracelets for my birthday a couple years ago and they were in the pretty black and gold satiny box. I politley grabbed it from my jewelry box and placed it on the table. Brass candles with tapers and round candles finish the table and set the stage for another birthday celebration.
Tablecloth and Napkins – Meijers
Gold Chargers – Hobby Lobby
Black Dinner Plates – JC Penneys
Black Dessert Plates – Mall in Las Vegas
Black and White Dessert Plates – TJ Maxx
Flatware – Fingerhut
Black Stemware – Dollar Store
Gold Cordials – Karlovy Vay
Gold Plate (centerpiece) – Beautiful Gift
Hurricane Candle Holder – Value City
Brass Swans – Gift
Brass Container – Value City
Brass Candleholders – Gift and Value City
Gold Fabric – Thrift Store