Tuesday, October 25, 2011

From Russia with Love...

My sweet mom bought me this beautiful Russian Blue and White Sugar from her latest trip to St. Petersburg. She and my dad are both retired and travel somewhere every year. 
She is always on the look out for something pretty. I love this piece. I have a sugar from Romania too, so I love the beauty of each piece. 
We celebrated my brother's 40th birthday last night.
My parents were in Russia on his birthday, so we waited til they came home, rested, celebrated their grandson and then had Murphy's birthday dinner.
My brother is low key, to say it best...no big parties or balloons, no jokes or pranks...
just a dinner with his family.
 I thought this runner was appropriate to have just enough fall colors for an October birthday and yet has hints of blue to compliment the Blue Willow and Indies Blue dishes. 
 I set the table again this morning with these water goblets, white napkins and candles.





  Since my boys sat with us, they used Fall melamine plates from Target. I served salsa in this Blue Willow gravy boat. My brother's favorite meal is fajitas!

  I found this Romanian butter dish at Marshall's years ago. I LOVE it!
 Apple Pie with a Strudel Topping (recipe to come)

Rattan Chargers -- Walmart
Churchill Blue Willow 
Johnson Brothers Indies Blue bread plate
Romanian Water Goblets -- Marshall's years ago
Cobalt Wine glasses -- Pottery Barn years ago
Gibraltar Water Goblets -- HEB grocery
Silver dessert forks and teaspoons -- my grandmother's
Flatware -- Target years ago
Blue napkins -- Tuesday Morning
White napkins -- Estate Sale
Napkin rings --BBB wedding gift
Centerpiece bowl --my mom, World Market
Red Hurricane -- World Market clearance years ago
Runner -- World Market clearance years ago
I'm joining these great blogs for their weekly blog parties!
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesdays
BNOTP for Tablescape Thursdays


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. I love all of your dishes and accessories. I spied some beautiful fabric pumpkins, so cute. I especially love your new blue and white sugar from Russia. What a treasure. Happy BD to your brother. I am sure you all had a fabulous dinner. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Meredith...blue and white always makes me smile. Your new sugar fits nicely. Love the centerpiece basket.
Happy 40th birthday to your brother!

kitty said...

I've awarded the Versatile Blogger Award to you. Here's the link to my blog to post about it.


Hugs, Kitty

Entertaining Women said...

So many beautiful elements in your lovely tablescape. I adore the Russian sugar bowl. I have two cherished coffee/tea pots that Sweet Mister brought me from his trip there. Such amazing workmanship. Thank you for sharing your warm and beckoning table with us. Cherry Kay

Tanya@takesix said...

Your table is so lovely and cozy. Perfect for a family get together. Blue willow is my everyday dishes. Love them! I also love your stemware. Are your pumpkins made from toilet paper rolls? We did that with our kids a few years ago and I still use them every year! Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Halloween!

Alycia Nichols said...

BEAUTIFUL blue and white pieces!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! You did a good job of bringing a bit of autumn to the table, too! I like your brother's name. Murphy. Sounds like a really cool, laid-back guy with not even a hint of attitude. Happy Birthday to him, and GOOD JOB to you!!! Oh...and the pie is beautiful. Looks professional!

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