Happy Birthday . . .
My husband’s sisters . .. twins, Barbara and Brenda have a February birthday. Seeing as how this was a milestone one . . . the big 70 . . . we must celebrate. When planning the table out I decided to take a break from red, which with the proximity to Valentine’s Day would be the go to colour, and chose to honour the birthstone colour for that month, amethyst. This was an easy choice for me, as it is one of my favourite colours and have lots of accessories that are in the purple family. I like purple so well that I think it goes with everything . . just like black!
As always, I set the table early to allow the creative juices to flow, formulate and change their mind! Happens often. Below are a few photos of what I put together. The china is Aynsley Golden Crocus . . . have always loved this pattern and just recently found 9 place settings . . . the charger plates came from Bowrings, the purple side plates and goblets are from Princess House, the gold flatware is Golden Artistry, the champagne flutes I have had for ages and were from Winners and so was the salad bowl. The vintage water pitcher have had for ages and cannot remember where I picked it up. The flowers are arranged in shaded purple epergne . . love it as it allows you to nicely tier florals. All of these treasures have resided in our home for a very long time, other than the Aynsley china which is a fairly new acquisition . . at a steal of a deal.