Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Birthday Dinner

It is time for Susan's Tablescape Thrusday. Go and check out her awesome tablescape at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and then visit her particiapants also for more inspiration.

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Not too fancy, I set the table in the kitchen in front of the TV. I was not feeling too well yet. I got my hubby's cold, cough and congestion and I just came back from a trip to Houston to accompany my friend with her medical appointment, so I was tired. I bought the crabs from a Houston market, had them steamed and then iced them on transport.

Unfortunately, John nor my mom do not know how to open and peel the crabs so I had to do all the work. Aren't they spoiled? LOL!

I love how the sun rays are shining on the table.

I decided to use all white plates.

White Vintage garden plate chargers

White paisley embossed dinner plates

White Villeroy and Boch salad plates

Not a set but they do go well together, don't they?

Copper flatware

Napkin rings are red with copper colored frames.

Polish pottery serving pieces.

Mango mousse cake, also from Houston

I bought the red glass goblets from Fiesta in Houston for $1 each. I bought 9 in case one breaks and sure enough, I broke one when I was unpacking them.

I thought the blue looked good with the orange crab shells and yellow corn.

There you are, a birthday party with just me, John and mama.

I debated at first, whether or not, to have a little party and invite other people, but I had to cook more and was too tired and kinda sick, so I decided against it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks Susan, for hosting Tablescape Thursday.


Traci said...

What a fun party! My father in law puts out crab tracks in the spillway so there are always fresh crabs & after being with my hubs for 13 yrs. I STILL can't open a crab!!!

Marlis said...

Christine, for someone not feeling well, you sure set a pretty table. I love how all the white pieces go together yet aren't a set. The edge of each piece really sets them apart. Love the crabs too. Omg, you shelled them all? Bless your heart. You and John look so incredibly happy. Your Mama is beautiful. Love the Polish pottery, I am weakening (if I buy it, then what will go?) Happy Wednesday, be blessed.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The table looks great Christine, you're right the blue and orange are pretty together! Bet you got a workout cleaning all those crabs for everyone! I'm sure you all enjoyed it though:@)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty table setting and yummy food!
Sorry you have been under the weather - feel better soon.

Laura Wilkerson said...

Now that's my kind of party.....small, fresh crabs and a beautiful lookin dessert! I really like those polish serving pieces....they look great!

Marigene said...

Small intimate parties are oftentimes more fun than a huge one, Christine. Very lovely table setting.

Poppy said...

Hi Christine,you have set a very beautiful table! I love all the white china... and the Polish potteries looking gorgeous against the white. The copper flatware is so unique,love it. And the mango mousse looking delicious. Beautiful family! Hope you feel better soon.~Poppy


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I can't believe you can make a table look so beautiful when your sick!
Amazing Christine!
And Happy Birthday to your Mom too!
Oh and that copper flatware is really awesome!


Oh dear Christine, I love this party and everything in it! The white plates are gorgeous together, I almost thought they were a set, but I liked it that they were different! You three look so great and poor you having to shell the crabs!... the food looks scrumptious and I'm so hungry. Hope you feel better sweetie. I adore you Polish pottery, you know I like that! I'm finally here at, BNOTP.

Richard Cottrell said...

What a beautiful dinner and that CAKE! Love it. Richard at My Old Historic House

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

How sweet Christine. Happy Birthday to your Mom..it was very special indeed!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful table setting and the meal looks delicious. I want some cake! Hope your feeling better.

Kathleen said...

It looks wonderful love those white dishes! Isn't there a video on you tube you could show them so they could crack their own crabs? I think they are playing dumb!

Love those red glasses, great buy!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Christine! How do you stay so slender with all that great food you cook???? Even sick you look fantastic! Bravo for you!!! I really like your kitchen. It looks really spacious. I like the dark woods in it. I have never had crabs steamed. I am sure I will get used to it now that we are moving closer to the ocean where we can get fresh ones. Your table is beautifully set, and I love the combination of white dishes. They look perfect together! Everything looks wonderful! Have a relaxing weekend, feel better soon, and I'll talk to you in a few weeks when we get settled in Savannah. Bye!

Dolores said...

Hi Christine, I hope you've gotten some rest and feeling better.

I love your beautiful table, the colors are striking against your pretty white dishes.

The food looks so delicious..... wish I had some of the cake.... YUM!

Beautiful pictures of you, your mom and John!!

Keetha Broyles said...

I KNEW when our Wisconsin River was so angry and flooding out of its banks that all that water would HAVE to go somewhere, and I KNEW the somewhere was the Mississippi - - - but I HOPED it would be distributed southward gradually enough that you wouldn't HAVE this much flooding - - - - I see my hopes were for naught.

tammylovesdishes said...

What a fun birthday dinner. Your white dishes do look fabulous together. I love the different raised designs. The new red goblets look great with the setting and those little blue butter warmers do too.

Some of my fondest memories of when I was dating my husband are the crab feasts he and his friends used to have. You had to learn how to pick your own crab or you would get mighty hungry. :)

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