A patched together lifestyle of thrift and charm...

Feb 3, 2011

Table Theme for 90...

My mother turned 90 years young today.  We have a big party planned for Sunday - but didn't want to ignore her actual day.  So 2 of us took subs into her for lunch - (she lives on a skilled floor unit in a nursing home).  Before leaving my home, I ran around the house finding goodies to use on the table. 
Started with some vintage blue edge plates and kept in mind that she is a seamstress (still sewing little girl's dresses for overseas missions).  That set the color and the theme.  Grabbed a lace tablecloth, some blue striped ticking for a runner, some pretty vintage cloth napkins, blue goblets.. and then the fun.
  a picture of her as a baby (the only one we have), 
some old baby shoes,
a picture of her parents (amazingly in color), 
some wooden spools of thread and lots of buttons. 
Sorry for the less than grand pics - I'm helpless w/o a tripod.
She's been wanting more buttons to sew on her dresses.  
So we sorted through the buttons as we ate and 
gathered some alike buttons that she can use.  
So while it might look a little 'busy' - it was a lot of fun!
Happy Birthday dear Mommy!
Linking to Vintage Inspiration Friday over at Common Ground.


Ellen said...

how wonderful is this!! Happy Birthday to her! So glad that you were able to be with her.


Debra@Common Ground said...

What a wonderful post. She is such a sweetie! And what a dear daughter you are! Love the tablesetting of ticking and buttons, so glad you linked up to VIF!!

Esther@fleurcottage said...

lucky you to have your mother yet! interesting tablescape!

Grannys Attic said...

What a beautiful post. Your Mother looks great! Tell her Happy Birthday from NC. What a wonderful blessing for her to still be sewing for others.

Jillian said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday to your Mama!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a very sweet impromptu table setting. So perfect for your seamstress mother. Love that she was able to pick through the buttons while you ate. I think this is just precious, what you did. TFS! Found you from Common Ground.


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