Thursday, December 15, 2011
A Winter Birthday
It was a chilly,
icy day outside....
preparations for a birthday
party were underway,
and the guest of honor was too chicken
to go anywhere!!
Food was ready, house clean,
decorations are up...
"OH, WHAT TO DO?"
I put on my chauffeur hat
and drove to town to pick
up the birthday girl.
(I cancelled last year's party on this day,
I wasn't about to let it happen again this year!)
At 1:30 the girls
were gathered and the
birthday lunch went on!
There were flowers for the table...
our local florist put this together
for me while I rushed to town.
This special occasion deserved flowers,
and Baker's Designs came through beautifully!
Grandma Bertha's china came out of the cupboard,
and Grandma Erden's silverware and ruby red goblets too!
I switched out tables for the holidays...
this round table (a gift from Joyce K.) gives
our Christmas tree a little more room...
and it gives me a chance to use the linen and crocheted
tablecloth I've been saving forever in a cedar chest.
A special touch here...
A special touch there....
All to honor one
That's MY MOM!
For almost 60 years, December 13th (mom's birthday)
has been THE day to put up the Christmas tree and
start decorating for the holidays....
I'm glad that tradition
was lost a long time ago!
Celebrating Mom's birthday with all the trimmings
is one tradition that will stay forever!!
Happy Birthday, Mom!
P.S. Sharing this post with some linky parties...
please check out:
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Elna Sudden for Wednesday Show Off
The Charm of Home's Home Sweet Home
Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday