Happy Birthday Table

 

Charlotte-birthday table

September 16, 1988!   It’s a GIRL!!!!!  
A little squirming pink package of joy, sent to us from the angels!  Before she even left the delivery room she had wrapped her teeny tiny fingers around her daddy’s finger, and twenty two years later can still get him to do whatever she wants with the slightest tug! 🙂

My baby girl is now a senior in college (WHAT???), but when she comes home for break we will celebrate with lunch in the kitchen, just for the four of us.
 

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Oops, that should be me, not Nellie for the fourth.
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 Luckily, I collect “Charlotte” dishes of any kind, and this will be the perfect time to use some for my own little Charlotte.
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Charlotte-birthday table 
As a little miss, she decided that her last name was not Green, but Blue.  Charlotte Blue. These blue accents go well with the Charlotte dishes!
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Charlotte-birthday table
We’ll start with butternut squash soup and add a little extra love with heart shaped pasta.
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Fresh melon and berries are served with Charlotte’s childhood silver.  The little lady liked to use it at every meal.
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 Charlotte-birthday table

Pretty French paper leaves line the berry plates and act as coasters under the glasses.
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 Charlotte-birthday table

 After the main course (we’ll let the birthday girl decide) angel food cupcakes with berry jam will finish our meal.
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But first there will be singing and candles.
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Charlotte-birthday table
Make a wish and dream big.  
Then follow those dreams.
xoxo
Hurry home, little wonder girl.  We miss you.
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All of us!
Nellie
Happy birthday little pumpkin.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Linda 🙂

63 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Table

  1. Okay, so for some reason this post left me a wee bit teary. What a beautiful Charlotte you have and how fast the years do slip by. Don’t know if I like the pumpkins or the soup in the bowl best. I do love the Charlotte plates, but what intrigues me, being a cat lover, are the silverware. Wherever did you find them? No wonder Charlotte loved them. Happy Birthday Charlotte! Joni

  2. Oh, I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to your beautiful Charlotte Blue! I’m thinking of the words to that song – turn around and they’re tiny, turn around and they’re grown. Turn around, she’s a young one going off on her own. Oh, I just may cry!
    Now your table is absolutely beautiful. I love your pretty dishes and you’ve thought of everything for your table!
    I’ve just become your latest follower! 🙂 Yay!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  3. I got the biggest kick out of “Charlotte Blue”. That is such a little girl thing to do! I really do love the Charlotte Blue table, too, especially those beautiful butterfly plates. My own daughter would LOVE them!!

  4. What a touching tribute to your beautiful daughter. Every detail of this table is sheer delight. The silver flatware is my favorite. I’ve never seen this one. Does it have a name?
    Happy Birthday to Charlotte!

  5. Linda,

    I love your dishes and your sweet post…yes our kids grow up tooo fast!! My boys are grown now..one is away in Florida..miss him so much!
    Your tablescape is so very pretty..love the layers of textured plates and the colors are beautiful! Great table!!

    Miss Bloomers

  6. What a lovely birthday table setting! I love the fact that you have collected china with the same name as your daughter. You have piqued my curiosity over the child’s silver. Did I read Reed & Barton on the handle? Would you share the pattern name with us?
    My daughter just celebrated her seventh birthday on the thirteenth (my TT post was on her birthday tea party); I know that it will seem like no time until we’re celebrating her 22nd birthday! I hope that Charlotte has a wonderful day!

  7. Linda, such a lovely post with your beautiful daughter in your heart. Her birthday table is stunning. I love the silverware with the animals, especially the kitties.

  8. Hi, Linda,
    I hope your college girl has a wonderful birthday. She certainly will have a pretty table to enjoy it. I really love your silverware, but what I really love the most is your wallpaper! I want to start using wallpaper again.
    I know what you mean about the prices of the tin doll houses. I was going to get one of those at first, but I’m so glad I found this one instead. Going to head over to the Monticello site, too.
    Thanks,
    D

  9. Hi fellow Linda,
    Your table is lovely. I bet your daughter Charlotte was thoroughly overjoyed to know her Mother created a special table for her. Your details are wonderful. I love the layering, the flatware is special and especially the butterfly plates and heart shaped pasta.

  10. Oh my! It’s 7:06 a.m. my time and I have just discovered you! Once I get the little one off to Kindergarten, I will brew up some pumpkin spice coffee and explore your world. I can’t wait! Welcome to the Ranch.

  11. Hope you have a wonderful birthday party! She is beautiful! Love all of your Charlotte dishes and especially that silver! What is the pattern name? That is the coolest silver I have ever seen. Love that!
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Sherry

  12. There is so much thought put into this wonderful tablescape…so much more than just dishes here. The Charlotte dishes are lovely. I was not familiar with them, and I am excited to find out more about them. I was immediately caught by the darker teal mat with the lighter blue pieces. Just lovely! The precious sentiment left me with the sweetest of tears. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  13. Happy Birthday to your daughter,this tablescape is sooooo sweet.Love the Charlotte dishes,I’m feeled up with joy to the point of tears,thanks for sharing.

  14. My little girl wanted her name to be Purple Dot or Purple Dawn instead of Jennifer Dawn and to this day she prefers any shade of lavender or purple.

    You have set a beautiful table in your daughters honor. I have a very similar set of dishes to your blue ones and seeing your blue plates it makes me wish I had the blue instead of the pink ones.

  15. First, may I say that each time I visit your blog, your blog name makes me smile. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. It is amazing how much they stay the same, even when they are all grown up. I love all your lovely touches on this table. I struggle using my blue Emma so am so happy to see what you did with it. Thank you for the inspiration!

  16. Love your Charlotte dishes! There is a transferware pattern named Charlotte too, it’s one of my best sellers!
    I love the flatware!!! So pretty and unique.
    Children grow so fast don’t they? Your daughter is so pretty.

    Loved your whole tablescape,

    Nancy

  17. Like the very first poster, this post left me a little bit teary too! Such a sweet, lovely post, and what a great table. Our children grow up so quickly, don’t they? I bet yours absolutely love special dinners at your house, your table is not only beautiful, but put together with such love and care. I hope the birthday celebration is a very very sweet time, full of memory making moments. xo Lidy

  18. Hi Linda…

    What a fabulous birthday celebration you will have with your beloved Charlotte! She certainly is a beautiful young woman! I hope that you extend to her…all of our sweet birthday well wishes! Your birthday celebration table is beautiful! I love the Charlotte salad plates…so very pretty! I’m sure that your Charlotte will be elated!

    Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my autumn decor, my friend! I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  19. Hi, Linda,
    Your daughter is so pretty!! Happy Birthday wishes to her. Your table is gorgeous. I am sure she loved her birthday dinner on those fantastic dishes. Very sweet to use her childhood silver, too. Thank you so much for coming by for a visit. Have a happy, happy week, my friend~ Vicki

  20. Hi Linda
    Wow!!! A beautiful tablescape. I just read your Edinburgh post. Oh my gosh. I will be going to scotland in June of 2011 and you have inspired me to purchase some goodies. Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner and meeting you.
    xoxo
    Betty

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