Friday, September 13, 2013

A Traditional Fall Tablescape & Very Special Celebration

A very special, celebration fell mid-week for my "Honey's" 65th birthday. 
It was the reason this was just going to be an intimate gathering for four. Our friends, Mike and Eileen were called away, to go back up north, to tend to Mikes' mom that was ill :(
  Since the tablescape and menu was already planned I decided to go ahead and put it all together to celebrate his milestone day and make the best of it for him and to share some pics of it with you. Being that we're far apart, I can at least keep you up to date in photos, anyway :) 

Here is the traditional fall tablescape, with lots of autumn colors, fun textures  
and lots and lotof pics...I hope you'll like!

A little "bokeh" thanks to Pic Monkey's editing overylays and effects!

 Ding...Ding...Ding... a vintage, brass dinner bell, with a snip of seeded eucalyptus, to summon the celebration!

This was my "Honey's" surprised reaction!

  His antique toolbox, sometimes used as my garden tote, was the centerpiece for the evening.

Chippy paint and square nails make me swoon!

Oh, how I LOVE the color and the wear on his my beauty ;)

Mini, white pumpkins, assorted fall foliage and my autumn toned beads accent the inside.

  Nutmeg scented votives covered with kale, acorns and rustic, burlap ribbon accent each end on top of  an old, rustic, plank.

Here is the whole nine yards!

  Chalk painting the dollar store glasses was a last minute idea and since I couldn't find my chalk using a white paint marker made it a more permanent thing!

Eat, Drink, Laugh and Celebrate were the words of choice.

 Pfalzgraff, butterfly accented, plates were a special touch since they represent to us....
"Forever Young!"
(and with more, fun,  pic monkey edits )

"Grandma's heirloom silverware is always special!

 My antique, grain measure served as the perfect, rustic server for little, garlic, bread sticks.

Our boy, "Gucci" is always by my side!

A poem, by me, to my Honey from 2008.

  And so, it was....
In case this wasn't enough fall can find more inspirations in my Tablescapes section in my header :)


Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful work as always... can not wait to see what is next!!!

Unknown said...

Looks great!!!! Love love the glasses! Would go great in my kitchen :)

Sandy said...

Beautiful tablescape! Glad you went ahead and decided to celebrate when your friends couldn't make it. I'm sure your honey was surprised. Your little dog Gucci is adorable and the view from your screened in porch is very serene. said...

So sweet! Love your doggie, I used to have a white Shih Tzu that looked exactly like that~the chalk board wine glasses turned out great!
Happy Birthday to your Hubs!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a beautiful fall tablescape! Love the tool box centerpiece and the container you used to hold your bread! So many good ideas here such as the chalkboard wine glasses! So glad I had a chance to see it.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love it, what a gorgeous tablescape. The antique box is such a stunning piece and makes the most fabulous centerpiece. Happy Birthday to you DH. Beautifully done. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Helen's Decor said...

Love the chippy box and everything else, too. Love, love, love your porch!


Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

What wonderful color and textures....totally stunning!

The Charm of Home said...

This is lovely! I like how you wrapped the candles in kale.

The Charm of Home said...

This is lovely! I like how you wrapped the candles in kale.

Crafts a la Mode said...

I love your decorating, JP! Have a great weekend. Linda

Anonymous said...

Wonderful table....I love every element. Those plates are lovely.

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Such a sweet post! The tablescape is so pretty, and I love the chalk-painted wine glasses!

Ivy and Elephants said...

The table is just lovely. The masculine touches make it just right for your hubby. Love all the great details. A big happy 65th birthday from me! I hope it's a wonderful one of many more!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful Fall table. All the color and textures....and such an inviting room. Hope you can come by my blog for my Rednesday Wednesday party!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Beautiful. Clearly a table set with a great deal of love. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop. I will be featuring you on this week's hop, so please feel free to grab my Featured button!

Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick