My Mother’s Birthday Table – Blush Pink and Terracotta
A friend recommended that we have a “pink party” for my mother, Louise’s 95th birthday. Great idea as Mom looks pretty in pink and I always like a theme! Mom lives with my sister, Teresa in San Diego where the weather is pretty great in February!
I brought my blush pink napkins (made from remnant linen fabric) with me from San Francisco. While at their house, I proceeded to rummage around their garden and garage for ideas.
Terracotta Pots, Greens From The Garden and Grocery Store Roses
Teresa had lots of empty terracotta pots leftover from orchid plants. I love the warm terracotta color against the cooler pink shades.
I washed the pots, put jars inside them to hold water and proceeded to clip rosemary and those little flowers from her garden.
Then, I added small and regular sized blush pink grocery store roses to the mix…easy and not expensive!
Scarf As A Runner
Teresa has a blush wool scarf that I thought would make a perfect runner for the table. She said she didn’t care if we used it and if it got stained, she would just wash it (thankfully it didn’t–and there was some red wine consumed).
On the dining table, we used her whitewashed rattan placemats, silver napkin rings, place tags (given to Teresa with other goodies from her nephew, Thomas at Christmas)…and a sprig of fresh rosemary (sort of my sister’s signature–it grows all over her neighborhood).
Throw Blankets As Table Toppers
We also had two additional round tables that we covered with pretty, soft linen throws from Target as table toppers.
We will have celebrations like this again…
The Pink Party! Happy birthday, Mom.