“Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain”
Today I celebrate Butch! To share everyday living with him has been a treasured gift from God! His creativity, discipline, and passion are a constant source of inspiration! He has been steadfast and consistent in his love for the Lord, his love for me, and his love for Seth! Little did I realize on that July day in 1970, that God’s plan for my life included that good looking nineteen year old guy…and I am so glad it did!! Happy birthday, Butch! Blue (any shade) is Butch’s favorite color! The cobalt blue and lime green are a great combination!
The tablecloth was recently purchased at TJ Maxx. It has the look and
feel of a man’s shirt with its pin stripes…great choice for this setting! I filled two containers with fresh limes. Their color pops with the cobalt! The cobalt blue chargers are from Horchow, simple white dinner plates
are a recent purchase from Home Goods, and the blue willow salad
plates complete the stack! The cotton chevron napkins add pattern!
Fresh flowers in a variety of cobalt vases add to our party setting!
Our snowball bushes produce large white blooms that begin with
these chartreuse buds. I added four single orchid
stems…just because I am crazy for them!
I used two different glasses for the setting…cobalt and cobalt/lime!
You have to be creative when you have broken a glass and there is
no way to replace. Tip: mixing it up adds interest! This might be one of my very favorite tablescapes! I love the pops of color! The floral centerpiece is snapdragons and hydrangeas! There are so many ways to style a setting using the always
classic blue and white! I knew I wanted to use my blue willow for
the party so that was my inspiration! Stay tuned as I mix other
colors with the blue willow!
Now, what to do with all the limes? Suggestions are welcomed! Our family is small in number, but we love sharing food and conversation! Butch got to choose the menu for his party…
baked ham, dressing, potato salad, butter peas, creamed corn,
rolls, sweet tea! Could we say carbs…no one was counting calories! My sweetheart always says the best place he has ever eaten is “home”.
He knows with those kind of compliments, I will keep the kitchen open! Butch always chooses an Edgar’s birthday cake! He could have
any home-made cake, but instead he loves this sugar overload
on his birthday! “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
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