A PINK SATURDAY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION:



The peonies are in full bloom at StoneGable. Their big moppy heads are bent close to the ground, wet with last nights rain. Their glorious perfummy aroma wafting up onto the back porch.





I have been planning this table for months. Finding the few elements to go on the table in thrift shops, flea markets and antique shops. Simple, white and pink. Lace, starched linens and touches of silver. Letting the beauty of these magnificent flowers be the center of attention. I have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of the pale petal pink peonies.


The very best part about creating this table is that the blooming of the peonies also coincide with Pink Saturday's second birthday!  A meme hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound, Pink Saturday is all about pink attitude!  So this tablescape becomes a birthday celebration! Just for you and Pink Saturday.


This small table on my porch is set for two. Silver utility serving trays hold a stack of white and pink dishes.





Pretty rose-like bowls (HomeGoods) top Limoges "Feme" salad/dessert plates.





The limoges plates are the fruit of a very productive shopping day at a rediscovered antique shop in Lancaster Pa. Rev Chi's Antiques proved to be a goldmine! The knowledgeable and amiable owner was so helpful. And I was able to find some lovely pieces at very reasonable prices!

The delicate rose design on the porcelain plates were created using a technique called "combination". The outline is a transfer and then they are hand tinted.  I swept them up to give them a loving home!




White damask and vintage pink napkins are gathered together in a silver napkin ring.



I love the pink ruffle of the peonies, the rose bowl and the scallop of the napkins..pink perfection!



The table linens were borrowed from my mother. A rose colored tablecloth peeks out from underneath  my great grandmothers heavy lace beauty.

The silverplate flatware is a recent purchase from Rev Chi's Antiques. It was manufactured by Harmony House and dated 1944. It has a monogrammed "D" on each piece. I am wild about monogrammed silver... even if it is not my initials. If you are interested in silver and silverware care you might want to see my post on collecting and care of silver. Click HERE for post.


The cake server is a particularly lovely piece.


Cups, saucers and dessert plates wait for those yummy strawberry birthday cupcakes!



These stately salt and pepper shakers were rescued from a flea market for $2.00. I shined them up and they have a new life now!



The real center of attention are these fabulous pink peonies! Full and lush and so beautiful. A soup tureen becomes a centerpiece for these captivating blooms.







The table is ready for a little pink birthday party!




Happy Birthday, Pink Saturday! Beverly you have brought so much fun, creativity and joy to many bloggers, followers and friends! Here's to many more!






I am participating in Pink Saturday's Second Birthday Celebration! Beverly, thank you so much for all of your hard work!

Please go and visit Beverly and and wish her a very happy birthday!
Click HERE for a pink visit!







 
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