My birthday this year was so close to Easter that we decided to combine the two.
Spring - Easter - Birthday - perfect combination.
Spring tablecloth, spring teapot centerpiece, tulip bouquet, a few early desserts
My dolls would like to help you take
your tour of our day
They especially want to point out the chocolate bird nests and the Twinkie/Peeps racing cars
And the "cup"cakes in the pink baking cups
Have you ever seen 70 daffodils
in one place before?
Since it is my birthday celebration - I'll let you "guess" how old I am.
Getting ready to set the table - MacBeth Owens bowls - vintage 1950s glasses
Spring flower pot napkin rings
hand painted by me
Plate and bowls are vintage MacBeth Owens, collected over the years.
My favorite spring tablecloth
Let's share the daffodils - every place
setting gets a bouquet
Let's put them all on the table
oh the scent is heavenly!
The Depression Glass sherbet dish makes an interesting design on the small bowl
Flatware is vintage sterling
Silicon baking cups - shaped like teacups - perfect for a spring dessert
Bunny bums cupcakes - sheep cupcakes and chocolate bird nests with malted milk eggs
And a butterfly birthday cake - baked by our youngest daughter - formed into a butterfly by cutting in half and reversing the halves. Just like my grandmother used to do my me and my cousin (our birthdays are 5 days apart - but she is 360 days older than me) when we celebrated our birthdays together in our early years in California. The cake is an apple cake - the same kind I've had for my birthday since I was 5.
And of course we had the traditional Easter fun - the grandsons had silly string escapades
And colored and hunted eggs
Daffodils all around the house - bouquets everywhere - on the tea cup china cabinet.
In the kitchen window - and again the tea cup china cabinet
On the piano
On the racing car dessert plate - watch out for fast drivers - peep peep!!! And on my bed table
On our dresser
No Place Like Home
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