Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Belated Birthday Party

My sister's birthday is November 3rd, but she has been very busy so we ended up celebrating November 13th.  She chose the restaurant and we met for dinner.  It is a really nice restaurant on the Erie Canal in NYS and the food is fabulous...I got to dress up, which is a treat now that I am working at home!!

Then we came back to our house for cake and gifts.  Unfortunately, because we were focused on dinner and then birthday cake, I don't have photos of the actual event.  I have just put out the pieces used on the table.   We were in the dining room and these are dishes that we used.  Here's your golden opportunity to use your imagination!!!

Here are the dishes that we used for the birthday party

These dishes were nice and big to put cake AND ice cream on the same plate
Cold beverages were the choice of most, but there was one request for hot tea.  What is nicer than your very own little pot of tea?

There was a double layer yellow cake with white frosting and blue decorations (the color of that bow-she loves blue!).  It had a delicious strawberry filling (...and no, silly...I didn't bake it).  There was vanilla ice cream too...what is a birthday without ice cream to go with your cake?!?!?

My sister, P. opened her was a delicious and fun night.  And well worth waiting for!

Not a very exciting table but thank you for stopping by.  Here's the dish on the very few dishes:
  • The transferware plates have been seen here a lot lately-they are from T.J. Maxx
  • The dessert forks and spoons are Oneida's Vanessa/Francesca silverplate (ebay)
  • The glasses are Waterford Marquis (ebay)
  • The small teapot is from the former East Germany and I've had it for years.  I bought it at a small giftshop and it came with two matching cups
  • The mug was purchased at Linens'n'Things before...well, you know..
  • That nifty cake cutter was a gift from my sister, P. and I think she bought it from QVC
  • The napkins are an ebay purchase
Thanksgiving is so close!!!  I'm sure your Thanksgiving preparations are starting.  For everyone celebrating Thanksgiving, have a wonderful, safe, and happy one!!

(Don't forget to visit Susan's "Between Naps on the Porch"...the link is up to the right)


  1. I love those transferware dishes and that teapot! Sounds like you and your sister had a wonderful party!

  2. I'm with you -- use BIG plates for cake and ice cream! Your silverplate is so pretty -- looks great in that shot with the pretty transferware!

  3. I had those plates in my hand last weekend and put them back. I just have no more room. Seeing yours makes me really regret it. Surely, I can tuck them in somewhere! It looks like you had a good celebration for your sister. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. It is fun walking into TJ Maxx and seeing plates that I have seen on people's tablescapes. I haven't seen these. What a precious little teapot. It is gorgeous.

  6. Tess, your sister and I are long distant twins, Nov. 3rd is a great day for a birthday! Happy birthday to her.
    Your dessert table is lovely...those plates are among my favorites, they go with just about any color nicely.

  7. Great set up for a birthday.. Love the "visions".. thanks for sharing.

  8. Your things are all lovely. I really can imagine how wonderful it all looked. Thank you for sharing your recollections of your precious sister's sister is P, too. Cherry Kay

  9. Thank you Tess for stopping by and your sweet comment. Its nice to meet you and you have a great little blog! We also have a few things in common, I love my family, dishes and there anything else better in life!
    PS I'm now your latest follower:)