Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Birthday!

I'm having a birthday today. Yay me!

We had a little family party last night and it was a wonderful evening. As usual, I snapped a couple of photos while I was setting the table, minutes before the guests arrived:

I used my lovely Haviland Concorde china and Danish Princess silver, together with the crystal candle holders I received from my Mom for Christmas. We always serve from the table, so I usually don't place much decoration on the table. I think I need some fancier water glasses, to replace my plain Pottery Barn ones. I snapped this photo in progress, so I didn't have all the glassware out.
I am very fond of this new linen tablecloth I bought last year (which is a chore to iron)

I snapped a photo before bed of all the birthday cards, some funny and some mushy. It was a lovely evening, despite the fact that I had a blinding headache. Since I figured it couldn't get much worse, I had a couple of glasses of red wine to drown the pain...!

Have a happy week and welcome Spring. I love that the time changed on my birthday - what a gift to have longer days and balmy weather today...!


  1. happy birthday dear friend, as always your home is peaceful and beautiful. xo janet

  2. Happy Birtthday my dear! Wow your birthday is the day after my husband Robs. How lovely are your flowers your mom gave you. So sorry you had a headache but glad you had some wine. Why the hell not right?
    By the way I have the same glasses, even though they are plain I like the pottery barn glasses. Your table looked stunning.
    God bless you and enjoy your special day.

  3. You're the third birthday I've read about in blogland in as many days.

    How lucky are you that you have so many friends and/or family that send birthday cards. I don't think I've gotten one since I was eight.

    Hope you're headache is better...and Happy Birthday!

  4. A great gift to have the light be around later in the day! I don't know if people display birthday cards anymore, though that is the way ours are displayed for one full week after the happy day. They are so pretty and the messages are so dear. Happy birthday, Sweet Lady! Hope that the wine didn't bite too much in the end.

  5. Happy Birthday, Terri. I hope the headache is gone today.

    What a lovely table. I think white and crystal are so elegant and beautiful, with your flowers adding just the right amount of colour.

  6. Oh happy birthday! I loved your new chair BTW.

  7. Happy belated birthday!Love your table setting.

  8. Happy happy Birthday Terri. I hope you spend some days enjoying it without a headache!

    Come over to visit, I have a New Giveaway I think you will love!

    Art by Karena

  9. Happy Belated Birthday, amazing collection of cards, must have been a great party...