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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Family Birthday Celebration

On Sunday we had a family get-together to celebrate my birthday which was last Wednesday. My youngest sister hosted it at her home. Her son and daughter put out balloons on the mailbox and on the back fence near the pool. (The balloons are somewhat deflated since I didn't take the photos till the next afternoon.)

The family attending included my mother, her sister, my sister, husband, son and daughter, brother-in-law’s aunt, and from out of town another sister and brother-in-law. They arrived in Massachusetts from their home in Florida early Sunday morning.
Several stainless steel chafing dishes kept the food hot on the kitchen table:

Here is the place setting in the Dining Room

On a white tablecloth were pretty summery ceramic plates and handpainted goblets. Gilt frames as place cards and gold flatware were joined by white napkins in napkin rings to complete the settings.

Just before we sat down, I took a quick photo overview of table. Note the three candelabras as the centerpiece:

Be sure to visit our lovely hostess,Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch for more wonderful tablesettings.


Shelia said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Carrie! Oh, how nice for so many of your relative to come and celebrate with you! Your birthday table is just beautiful!!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

GrannySue said...

What great photos and what a wonderful table. I really like the way it's all put together. I am sure you had a terrific celebration. Thanks for sharing it.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Happy Birthday!
What a lovely tablescape and I love your centerpieces...lovely!
Have a beautiful weekend~
;-D Kathleen

Entertaining Women said...

Such a lovely birthday celebration for you. The candleabra are incredible. Thank you for sharing the charming design. Cherry Kay

Sandi (Meme) said...

I have a wonderful birthday! The table is perfect, and I'm sure you had a good time. I joined as your newest follower, hope you will come over and follow me too! Have a blessed week! Sandi

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday! The setting is just lovely!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a special birthday party! How sweet of your family to do this for you! The tablescape with the three candelabras is so beautiful!

Happy Belated Birthday!


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carrie...

My friend, I just read your sweet note! Thank you so much for coming by and for the sweet birthday well wishes! I know it's a bit belated but...Happy Birthday to you as well! It looks like you had a fabulous birthday celebration! Your sister went all out with the birthday tablescape...it's gorgeous! Ohhh...how I'd love to get my hands on all those beautiful candelabras! Hehe! Loved the pretty dishes too...the bowls with the cherries are just adorable!!! It sounds like you had quite the party...with so many in attendance! That's wonderful!!!

Thank you again for coming by...I sure enjoyed your visit, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Mimi said...

A belated happy birthday! Beautiful table.