Yesterday, December 27th. was my mother's birthday and she was just a very young 83 and she looks wonderful! I made a table for a tea party for her with most of the things she has gifted me throughout the years, since she came to Ecuador from the USA, around 20 years ago. Although she's given me so much more lovely things I cherish, like my beloved tablecloths, runners, doilies crocheted by her; specially because they came from her and will be passed on to my two daughters, as well.
I totally forgot to mention that my grandmother's birthday was also Dic. 27th...that is my mom's mother as well, and we used to celebrate the two of them! My grandmother couldn't believe it when she gave birth to her "only" beautiful girl! Mother is an only girl and so am I.. funny, right?
Anyway, I hope you like mother's birthday tea party table in her honor.
http://twirlandtaste.blogspot.com..they don't look pretty as hers, but they are yummy! They're called Butter Cookies Thumbprints, a recipe she shared from her mother.
|Mother also gifted me a few years ago for my birthday, this adorable nutcracker.|
|Here is the Limoges salad plate for the entree, which will be a Quiche Lorraine.|
|Than, after she gave me the short nutcracker for my birthday in October.. a few years ago, she gave me for Christmas that same year, the tall nutcracker too.|
|I arranged the center piece with some faux holiday flowers on the antique French bowl from Alejandro's grandparents..which is the same color of the Limoges plates.|
|She also gave me, again, for another birthday.. the holiday butter dish at your right.|