"Old Country Roses" is my favorite pattern of all of the dishes I have. So I set up dessert with these. We didn't need much in the way of silverware. No one wanted anything hot to drink so there were just cold beverage glasses. The flowers were given to me by my co-workers. My boss got flowers too. Her birthday is just two days before mine!
Here is a little closer view. The napkins are pale pink damask but it doesn't show very well.
The buffet held the wonderful coconut birthday cake, which was delicious!!! I put "Old Country Roses" plates on the silver tea tray but didn't really have any reason to use, it's just so pretty!
Here's a closer look. The cream and sugar is there in case anyone wanted coffee or tea. but alas, no takers!
I received just great birthday gifts...a "squirrel proof" birdfeeder from my sister P and her roomie S. I've been watching the birds eating and a little chipmunk trying to get in on the action. A great radio with an MP3 docking station for my desk from my sweet husband. It's wonderful while I am working. Lots of pink (my favorite) desk accessories from my sister N. already setting there and being used. And my sister L. really surprised me with a cake plate and four dessert plates. She and I are so very different in our tastes, but she picked perfectly! (She was concerned that I wouldn't like it-can you believe it???) She found the set at an antique mall. It's Noritake. Look for it on a future blog!
The edge is the prettiest green. I don't have anything green so this opens up a whole realm of possibilities
The cake plate is beautiful and in perfect shape
The matching dessert plates are a nice large size and also in beautiful condition
It was such a wonderful birthday and I thank my entire family for making it so!!!
Now for the dish on the dishes:
- The china is "Old Country Roses"
- The silver is Reed and Barton "Rathmore" silverplate
- The vase is "Old Country Roses"
- The undercloth is from Linen's & Things ages ago
- I don't even know where I got the Quaker lace tablecloth but have had it for years
- The glasses are crystal from ebay
- Napkins are damask also from ebay
- The cake is on a pink pedestal from ebay
- The silver tea tray is an ebay purchase too...I have been looking for one for ages. (LOVE ebay!)
Thank you for coming by to share my birthday!! Love to hear your comments. Oh, and be sure to visit Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" (her button is up on the right)