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Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Beautiful Luncheon ... Celebrating a birthday of a dear friend.

Handcrafted Invitation  -- Made to look like a book.

The Lovely Birthday Table

Banners help to create that "festive" atmosphere.

Of course, every place setting must have a special plate decoration and a place card holder.
These place card holders have the initial of the person who will sit there.

Beautiful gold napkins folded with a knot in the middle and a surprise inside.  
The surprise is a paper napkin so that the gold pleated napkin just looks lovely and does not have to be used.

I spent some time creating a napkin ring.  The ring itself is a plastic shower curtain ring from Walmart.  Then I wrapped it in tulle.  I used various colors of felt to create the flower and then I used a larger bead for the center of the flower with little seed beads to accent the center bead and bring it all together.  I used white for the leaves with an edging of little gold seed beads.  Then applied a gold ribbon under the napkin ring, attached with a hot glue gun.  And I left the tulle ends a little long so I could include the tulle in the whole decoration.  Notice how well the napkin ring matches the bowl and plate.  : )   These are very special hand-made plates are from the Niagara China Company.  They are gorgeous and unique.

Of course every place setting has to have a special flower arrangement!

Everyone gets their own unique tea cup sitting on an antique Japanese plate probably painted in the 1890s;  although this plate may be German/Bavarian.  And a bank of candles to add to the party atmosphere - the birthday honoree must blow out all of these candles!

I hope you will take inspiration from this table setting and invite your friends for a lovely tea party!

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