Tablescape Tuesday: Butch’s Birthday Bash!

“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”
Psalm 127:1

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”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬  

pam closing

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I love, love, LOVE this tablescape, Pam! The blues and greens are fabulous together 🙂 Happy Birthday to your Butch – I hope he had a wonderful celebration.

    Happy hugs to you, dear friend. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

    • Good morning, Stephanie! Thank you for your sweet words and for the opportunity to share! We had a fun time celebrating Butch’s birthday! Wishing you a great Thursday! Blessings and hugs, Pam

  2. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Pam, this tablescape is absolutely outstanding!! I love cobalt blue anyway, but to combine it with lime green brings it to a new level. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this crisp, colorful and artistic table. I hope your hubby’s birthday was wonderful. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  3. Debbie says:

    Stunning! What a way to make your table come alive, Pam, and so gentlemanly. Even the cake is matching. Just love it!
    Happy Birthday to your hubby.
    By the way, when I first began following you your husband did a post on mineral oil and I was quite impressed. You can tell him that he sold me and I went out that day and bought some to do my butcher block table. No pun intended, my ” butcher” block. Thanks Butch!
    Have a great day Pam!

    • Debbie, you are so sweet with your comments. We are thrilled to have you following our blog! Glad the tip on the mineral oil helped your “butcher” block! Love your humor! Hope your day is wonder-filled! Blessings, Pam

  4. Marigene says:

    You have my favorites all wrapped up in one table…Blue Willow and the blue/green combo. This tablescape is my favorite of all the tables you have done, Pam. How wonderful you could color coordinate the cake to the table, too. I love the swirly glassware…do you know who the maker is?
    Happy, happy belated birthday, Butch!
    I can’t get enough of this table…do you mind if I use it as wallpaper on my laptop?

  5. Candy S says:

    Happy Birthday to Butch! I love the combination of the cobalt blue and lime green that you have used in this beautiful and creative tablescape. The cake looks wonderful and I bet it tastes wonderful too.

  6. Jann Olson says:

    Happy Birthday to Butch and what a sweet tribute you gave him! Love the combination of green and blue. The table is really fun! We love fresh lime drinks. 7-up type soda with limes squeezed in, a couple of wedges, a dash of maraschino cherry juice and a couple of cherries tossed inside. Yummy and refreshing! I’m sure you have more than you could drink, but you could squeeze the limes and freeze the juice in ice cube trays. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. swatkins827 says:

    I love when blues are mixed with greens. Love the tablescape! Stopping by from Pieced Pastimes’ Saturday Sparks.

  8. Nellie says:

    Lovely table, and love all the vibrant colors, very pretty and festive, and love that you gave your
    hubby such a wonderful tribute, that is so refreshing to hear………
    and Belated Happy Birthday to Butch.
    We married in 1970 as well, but in November……….always a blessing to see couples who are
    still happy and enjoying their marriages.

    Blessings Abundant,

    • Thank you Nellie, for your warm comments! We had a lovely celebration and we love birthdays! Congrats on your love and commitment to your husband! We need to celebrate when couples choose to stay together for life! Wishing you a wonderful week! Blessings, Pam

  9. Wow, I don’t know how I missed this show stopping table last week Pam! So festive and perfect for a spring birthday celebration! Love the fright lime and cobalt blue and all your pretties in these intense colors. Edgars did a great job on the colors too! Happy Belated to Butch!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Jenna, thanks for your gracious comments! My hubby loves those Edgar’s cakes! Have a wonder-filled week!

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