Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ducks Unlimited

Ahh, March in Tennessee.  Mr Creative's birthday is in March and this year was a big one worthy of celebration.  I invited friends and family over for a surprise party, but the weather looked like it had another plan.  Over the years I recall celebrating outside in the beautiful sun and inside due to rain or cold, but I don't ever remember moving inside because of snow.  This year we had the latest snowfall in TN history on top of about an inch of ice, just a few days before the planned party.  I thought we would have to cancel, but it the sun came out and melted most of the snow away.  

I took my inspiration for the table from these wonderful American Limoge plates found in an antique store in Ft Walton, FL.  I love the colors and vintage look of the pattern.  I paired the dishes with many items I have had for years.  
The centerpiece starts with a wavy mirror from Ikea and a copper pitcher and candlesticks both from Home Goods.  I added some dried hydrangea and twisted vines from our back yard.  
The Copeland mallards are from a local antique mall and had just the right colors to use the hemstitch napkins from World Market. 

I love using glass globes on pedestal candlesticks.  It softens the light, but also catches any wax drips.  These were found at Home Goods several years ago. 
Blogging allowed me to set the table and have everything ready without a hint of the surprise.  
Before the guests arrived, I was able to catch some photos with the blue light. 

Mexican Short Ribs
Chocolate Cake with Nutella and Fudge Icing

We actually celebrated three birthdays.  Our friend Kevin, my MIL and my hubby.  My daughter's birthday was the same day, but she was celebrating with her beau at Disney.
Even though we have had nothing compared to some parts of the country, I really want to believe that the the snow and ice is over and done with for this year! 
Linking to Tablescape Thursday