Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I can't believe another Tablescape Thursday has rolled around! Susan at Between Naps on the Front Porch is our hostess for this event. I see there's already a crowd over there showing their lovely tables!
Today, my Tablescape is of the 90th birthday party we hosted for my sweet Mother-in-Law. I feel blessed to have had a wonderful Christian MIL for these 33 plus years.
Lizzie Belle (called Lib) was born in 1919. She was the 9th child in a family of 13 children! She is the last surviving "child" of that large family. That's her on the far right.
We invited her NUMEROUS nieces and nephews. As a much loved Aunt, we had around 40 here on Sunday. She smiled the entire time!
You can see the scrapbooks on the kitchen island. I had three of her, family and our family. We also had a DVD playing on the flatscreen tv during the party. It was a great source of entertainment and you can see some of the pictures in the background.
She adores purple so that was the theme for the table. I used a lavender sheer table square. I found napkins with purple, pink, and green at Hallmark's and used them for the theme for the cake.
I made Slushy Punch. For the recipe, see my previous post. The "secret" ingredient is almond extract. I used one of my crystal spooners to hold the forks. I love spooners!
I made Cream Cheese Mints and used a candy mold for the form. I made them in lavender, pink and green. I honestly thought I would never quit making them!
The store that made the cake also made the pecan tarts. The cake was two double layers...one square on top of another. It was wrapped with a bow to look like stacked presents.
My niece and Sweetpea served the cake and punch.
I found a seller on eBay who sold labels for candy. I thought these were just too cute and the polka dots went with the cake! They're in a pink Depression Glass Dogwood pattern bowl.
Mr. Dumpling and I had an ongoing discussion (hmmmm) about the use of glass plates and cups. He actually thought I would use plastic. The insanity of it all! Notice the glass plates and the glass cups. My one concession was clear plastic forks because I didn't want to mix and match.
She and Mr. C. only had two children - boys. Each boy only had one child. That's Lib with her two grandchildren - Only Son (2nd from left) and my niece in the red.
There was a lot of fun, laughter and stories!
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