Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - June Birthday

It's time to set the table again for Tablescape Thursday. This week I will issue a warning -- If you don't like pink, then go no further -- because this table is full of it! This table is all about pink, my very favorite color, because this table is set for meeeeeee. It's my birthday on Sunday and I've filled it with lot's of pinkness.

See? You can't say I didn't warn you. I have to say, I don't know when I've ever been as happy about a birthday ....really! Even though it's a milestone (well, I guess officially a halfway point milestone) -- it's a very special one. Because, Mr. Mid-Atlantic is taking me to Greece! We're not leaving exactly on my birthday, but soon! I think he's as excited about it as I am.

Now you know you're invited to my birthday table -- I've set a place just for you!

Roses are the flower for June, and of course, mine are pink! I'll share with you a quote I keep on my computer at work. "We can be dismayed because rose bushes contain thorns or we can be delighted because thorn bushes contain roses." I like that.

Come closer and smell the wonderful rose aroma. Ahhhhh! Don't you love the soft pink roses that look like the edges of each petal were dipped in a darker pink? I do!

See those silver candlesticks? They came from my father-in-laws home. We've been clearing it out since it just sold. These candlesticks were black and tarnished, but they're beautiful and shiny now. Pink candles today. The vase was also from his house. Very old - very heavy.

A look and the layers of dishes, my mis-matched silverplate flatware and pink rose tablecloth.

Let's unlayer the dishes. First a pink rose salad plate. I got twelve of these from ebay last year for a luncheon.

A close look at the roses.

I love these antique napkins I found last year.

Pink glass plates I've had several years.

Also etched with roses!

The white Gibson dishes I got last year for my birthday with a Big Lot's gift certificate from my good friend Jane.

Now look at this sweet treasure. One of my wonderful blogger friends, Karen of "Karen's Korner" just sent me a box filled with doilies and a tablecloth! She's been cleaning out her parent's home and found a trunk filled with things from her mother and grandmother. It was such a sweet surprise that she packed several treasures and sent them to me. I'll be posting on all these lovelies soon. Karen, I'm just overflowing with happiness that you would send me such beautiful linens and precious handmade items from your family. I truly cherish them. Aren't blog friends wonderful? Be sure to visit Karen, she's one sweet lady!

I found this vintage rose garden tablecloth at an antique store last fall.

An overview of the table.

Overview of the roses.

Of course, I've set out my pink goblets.

Love these coasters, just like my grandmother used to have.

She always used these in the Summer when she was serving iced tea. They're perfect for the iced tea spoon after you've stirred your tea.

A tabletop view.

Time to light the candles....

....and enjoy the roses by candlelight! Thanks for joining me for my birthday this week. I'm so glad you could join the celebration! Be sure to check out all the tables set this week over at "Between Naps On The Porch", hosted each week by our delightful sweet Susan.

See ya!


  1. What a beautiful table. Birthday or not, it is really a pretty shade of pink and looks great.

  2. So pinky, pretty and girly! I love your table Martha. And happy birthday and have a wonderful time in Greece! My goodness, what a fabulous trip!

  3. What a BEAUTIFUL table Martha!! I just love it. So very pretty. Just like you! Happy Birthday on Sunday! Hope you have a fab day, and way to go on the trip to Greece! A place I have always wanted to go. You are so lucky!! xxoo

  4. What a rosy prospect to greet me with First Cup! This is just charming, and for a Birthday---Perfect!

    All the shades of pink and just the right amount of cream and green and the gleam of silver in the candle light---lovely.

    I SO enjoyed this, and will be back again to delve deeper into your archives for more lovely things. Thank you.

  5. Love the table and all the pinks! Everything is beautiful ... the tablecloth, dishes, candlesticks. Happy Birthday!

  6. Happy Birthday and this is lovely. Those candlestick are absolutly beautiful. Have agood day.

  7. Happy B-Day! Beautiful table, and I'm sure you will enjoy your upcoming trip-enjoy! I look forward to seeing the posts about it!

  8. Happy Birthday, Martha! I love pink, and I love this table! The napkins are fabulous!
    So nice of your friend to send you those treasures!

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I really like your PINK birthday table! My fav pic is the last one with the candle - just great!

    What a wonderful birthday present- Greece! Take lots of pictures to share with us!


  10. Martha! Thanks for the Birthday wishes! Happy Birthday to you as well! Great birthday minds both do pink! (Blue and pink are my favs) I have 2 nephews with birthdays on Sunday as well! Have a great milestone (I hit one last year!)and a great trip to Greece!

  11. I am swooning over that gorgeous vintage tablecloth! And you've set a beautiful table to go with that stunning design. I love the pink glass plates and glassware, and those napkins are just exquisite! Have a wonderful birthday and a fabulous trip to Greece!

  12. Very beautiful tablecloth, full or roses, the napkins are cute, cute!


  13. Oh, I just adore pink, and you've created a table full of the gorgeous color. The tablecloth is beyond stunning, and it matches perfectly with you dishes. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  14. Martha, your birthday table is beautiful, and so are those roses - the real roses and the roses on the plates, tablecloth, etc. What perfect pink table for a perfect pink lady! How exciting to be taking a trip to Greece. Hope you have a wonderful trip and a wonderful birthday. Hugs, laurie

  15. Happy Birthday, Martha, and what a wonderful present you are getting. I'd love to go to Greece! I love pink, and this pink table is very pretty. Pretty pink goblets.

  16. Martha, HAPPY BIRTSDAY to you and I wish you roses on your whole way o life. Such a pretty birthday table with lots of pretty roses - that's what I love. Really charming.
    Greetings, Johanna

  17. Happy Birthday, Martha...such a beautiful table, even though it is pink...I am getting so I like the color more and more.
    I love the tablecloth and napkins, but my favorites are the salad plates and stemware.
    Have a wonderful time in Greece...that is some birthday gift!

  18. What a pretty table fileld with lovely things. I love the combinations of pink. Happy birthday and enjoy that trip!

  19. Wow, lovely table! I love all the pink. It would we wonderful to use for a mothers day or tea party luncheon. So happy birthday, not sure when it is/was, but since you got a trip to Greece it has to be soon. :) Congrats on your trip, and what a sweet hubby!

    Thanks for your visit to my blog, so glad you stopped by and left me a little note so I could return the visit.

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend.

  20. Happy Birthday to you and many more! Your table is beautiful! I absolutely love the tablecloth, napkins and dishes. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a great time in Greece!

  21. Happy Birthday and enjoy your trip! I LOVE this table. Very pretty.


  22. Greece! How awesome! Happy Birthday on Sunday. You and Kat are so much alike. She would love this table. She loves those roses...so I always try and get them for her on her birthday! She carried them when she married...and Pink! Oh I love pink stuff...just don't like to wear it. Loved the table and thank you for the lovely words. I love getting things for friends...for no special reason...just because I was thinking of them.

  23. Oh... Happy, Happy birthday Martha!
    What a lovely table you have set for yourself!
    The roses are stunning and must say I love the quote! You have combined such wonderful pinks throughout your entire setting...brings a smile to my face. Thanks for saving a seat for me!
    Dee Dee
    PS... enjoy Greece!

  24. Happy Birthday, Martha! You've done pinkness to absolute perfection with this lovely table! The roses are spectacular. That final photograph is stunning -- really looks like a professional shot!

    The iced tea coasters are wonderful. I need to be on the lookout for some of those. Can't wait to hear about your trip when you return. Hope your special Sunday is the happiest ever!

    Warmest regards,

  25. Happy Birthday, Martha! I hope it's a very, very happy one! :-) Wow... a trip to Greece sounds wonderful! YEA!

    That is a lovely table. I love the colors and the way you have draped your cloth. It's so pretty, and so are the pink goblets and the pink in the china. Oh, and let's not forget the roses. The perfect touch. I don't think I've ever seen coasters like that, and they are very neat!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  26. I'm betting this very sweet table is just like you, and I like that thought.
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday, and your friends in blogland are probably very envious of your upcoming trip.

  27. Martha...Happy June birthday to you!!! Thank you for stopping by and I wanted to say I LOVE your pink (love pink myself!!) tablescape and the roses too. Roses and June just go together!

    Have a wonderful birthday trip to Greece...you probably won't be do any tables then ;-) Enjoy!!