Saturday, January 14, 2017

Pat's Birthday Table

My sister is having a birthday this month. I've always said she is amazing. Of course, she is a great Mother and wife. She participates in Marathon walks and runs (and has won several medals). She climbed Mt. Lassen this Summer (an active volcanic mountain more than 10,000 feet high), and faithfully goes to the gym five days a week (where she lifts weights, jogs, does Pilates and Zumba.) She is a gourmet cook and gives fabulous dinner parties throughout the year. She was recognized by the State of California for all of her volunteer work. She has even been elected Mayor of her town. All this, and she will be turning 70 this month. Not bad.....

So when she picked Richard Simmons' "Nana's Birthday" doll for the inspiration for this week's table, I was surprised. The only thing that she and Nana have in common is their smile. [Pat jokingly pointed out that she did have her own teeth - unlike Nana.]
Set for two, the table is for Pat and her husband of more than 45 years.

The detail is incredible on this doll - from the lace on her dress,  her hair net, to the tiny Hummel figurine in her hand

No, I didn't goof.....I removed the glasses on one place setting so that you could see everything on the table.
Where it came from:
Pink Charger - a gift from my wonderfully kind neighbor (who puts up with all my dachshunds)
Dinner Plate - "Claret" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Luncheon Plate - "Peacock" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Salad Plate - "Total Color Spectrum" (1980-1987) by Fitz & Floyd from eBay
White Bread/Butter Plate - "White" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from
Flatware - "Sculpt" by Lenox from Tuesday Morning
Glassware - assorted Depression glass from our collection
Figurine - "Nana" from Richard Simmons collection of "Nana's Family" by Anne Wahl from our Mother

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. Happy birthday, Pat! I hope your day is as fun and colorful as the table you have set!

  2. What a fun table! Happy Birthday to Pat, and many more!

  3. Happy Birthday, Pat!! This table is perfect for a birthday celebration. Gotta love that Richard Simmons statue. She sure put a smile on my face! Enjoy your day!!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  4. Love the Nana doll! What a wonderful table to celebrate this special birthday! Happy Birthday Pat!