Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A birthday gift from my mom

 Yesterday was my birthday and my sweet mom had been saving this gift for's a Russian shawl, but she said, "I thought it would look good on your table!" She's right. It is beautiful!
I paired it with classic blue and white...
Churchill Blue Willow atop dark rattan chargers
Blue Danube luncheon plates and cups & saucers
Churchill Blue Willow tea set
Blue rimmed wine stems & clear water goblets
my grandmother's silver
White linens in blue and white Russian napkin rings

Thanks, Mom! You know me so well!

I'm joining 


Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful throw! Love how you turned it into a lovely table! One of my fav's tonight! Hugs, Linda

xinex said...

I love thge Russian throw, so exquisite! And you picked the perfect dishes. Beautiful tablescaoe!Happy Birthday!..Christine

kitty said...

What a thoughtful gift from your Mom. The throw is just gorgeous with all your blue and white!! Happy Birthday to you.

Anonymous said...

What caught my eye is the way you have draped the throw on your table. I don't think fabric has character until it's manipulated! The colors are terrific.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Happy, happy birthday!
YOur Russian throw is stunning! It is just perfection on the table with your blue and white dishes! Could you use this as a shaw as well? It is too pretty not to use it every chance you get!

Olga said...

That table setting looks gorgeous! What a great idea to use the Russian throw on the table. I have some too, but it never occurred to me to experiment with them that way.

Chubby Chieque said...

That's a great present from dear mum.
The throw is absolutely stunning and the napkin rings, are adorable. You are one lucky lady.

Happy TS,

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday, Meredith! The throw is beautiful and looks wonderful on you table! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday!
Your mom has wonderful taste, and I love the entire table. Those dishes are just beautiful to me. This is one of my favorite tables of the week, in fact.

Recipes We Love said...

I want blue and white china so bad! Yours are beautiful! Found you on Between Naps on the Porch party!


Marlis said...

oooh.. Belated happy birthday. Your mom has wonderful taste. Love the throw. I think it's perfect on yout table. Which is just stunning. I love the two blue patterns together. So lovely. have a beautiful weekend. xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

Happy Birthday a few days late!!! I hope you had a good one! I really like that stemware with the blue rim. Either I've never seen it before or you've just done an exceptional job of using those in a way that makes them look new again! I remember last week's stems, but they were a different shape, I'm sure. ...or at least I think they were! Your Mom is a real sweetie for gifting you with that neat throw! She DOES know you well! That's a Mom for you! :-) Everything looks fantastic, Meredith!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Wow...What a great gift! I'm sure your mom knew how beautifully you would build a tablescape around it.

avalarue said...

Technically, it's a Russian shawl. I had to look at every one on the rack before choosing this blue one. I knew it would go on your table first! But don't hesitate to wear it around your shoulders.

Love, Mom

Waseem said...

Hope you have a good birthday..wish you happy life ahead.
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