Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Birthday Buffet

I had a simple buffet last Sunday for my son’s birthday.  After all of the clutter of Christmas, lovely though it may be, I wanted something quite the contrary: simple, colorful, and with clean lines and a sense of freshness that promised spring.

The centerpiece was one of the apothecary jars that I'd used for candy on my Boxing Day table.  Here I simply filled it with lemons.  The color was perfect with the flatware and Williams-Sonoma tablecloth.

I have napkins to match the tablecloth, but thought I'd go with something a little bolder with this solid pattern.  This was my son's place setting, the little bag at the upper left contains his favorite chocolate chocolate chip cookies.

I made use of a new napkin fold called the Oriental shawl.

It was a very simple table setting overall.  Each guest, though, did have individual salt and pepper shakers.  I've had these for ages and use them as often as I can.  It saves so much passing back and forth during the meal.

I love this little fellow!

And his brother!  This set of unusual candlesticks was a wedding gift.

Plates - Old Time Pottery (50¢ a piece!)
Glassware - La Rochère Glass 1895Tablecloth - Williams-Sonoma
Napkins - Cost Plus World Market
Apothecary Jar - Crate & Barrel
Cups -

Konitz K103 Coffee Bar Cappuccino Cups and Saucers Set of 4

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This is linked to Tablescape Thursday.


Kristin said...

Will you PLEASE adopt me?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a neat tablescape! I just love the cloth, and those napkins in the oriental fold in that great color are so neat. The cute little figurines that compose your candlesticks and the wonderful shape of your flatware just make this pop. Love the centerpiece of lemons, too.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Tricia said...

What a pretty table! I adore that tablecloth, and the bright yellow napkins really pop with it. Love those cute candlesticks!

Anonymous said...

So many nice things here. Your napkin fold is very attractive and the color looks very nice with your tablecloth, I love your glasses and I like how you used the lemons.

Very nice!

Elisabeth @ Treasuring the

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh my goodness...I scan your are quite the cook. I would be totally in awe.....because I am a simple cook. Looks yummy. I probably wouldn't fit through a doorway if I ate it all!!

Abby said...

Very nice table, and that candle holder is very the table cloth.

Sunny Simple Life said...

Love the table. Very Monet color scheme. It's so true that we love to get out all the holiday stuff but when it's over it's over baby. We just want to be able to have a place to rest our eyes and not have it so busy. The lemon muffins look so good!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Very nice table, and GREAT napkin fold! I like to fold napkins in different shapes on occasion, but I've never seen that fold. Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeously put together!