It’s birthday month around here! Travis and I both have birthdays this month (so does Roxy), so we’re celebrating with a birthday-themed tablescape. A tablescape may sound like an odd way to celebrate one’s birth, but to me, it sounds like a good time and is actually one of my preferred celebrating methods.
Travis and I were born exactly three weeks apart in the same hospital back in May of 1986. How weird is that?
There’s a home boutique store in Chattanooga near where we used to live, and they had these same exact birthday plates for $40 for a set of four. I popped in often to glance at them, but I never could bring myself to actually purchase them. I’m so glad I didn’t, because I was able to get the 8 plates you see in this tablescape for $10 at a yard sale last year. I love when that happens!
The wine glasses I’ve tipped over and used as individual cupcake holders were also lucky yard sale finds. I got a set of 12 wine glasses for a quarter. I think they’re better suited for decorating than drinking, so I’m looking forward to finding more inventive ways to use them.
The birthday plates read (moving clockwise from top left): make a wish, birthday gifts, celebrate, happy birthday!
The cupcakes were store bought. I made Travis a birthday cake earlier this month, so the cupcakes are a treat to myself. Because no one likes to clean up a messy kitchen from making their own birthday cupcakes. (No, today is not actually my birthday.)
My Mom likes to tell the story of how she made it through the entire school year (she’s a teacher) the year she was pregnant with me. She says that she handed out final report cards on Friday and told all the children to have a nice summer. I was born on the following Monday, Memorial Day. She also calls me every year in September on the anniversary of the day she found out she was pregnant with me. I love how she remembers things like that.
If you have (or have already had) a birthday this month, I hope it is extra special this year. I always considered myself fortunate to have a birthday in such a wonderful month. Happy birthday all you May babies!
Birthday Plates: Yard Sale
Cake Plate: Target
Chargers: Hobby Lobby
Cupcakes: Walmart (hooray for not baking!)
Dinner Plates: Dillard’s
Napkin Rings: I can’t remember!
Place Mats: Dillard’s
Table Runner: Gifted
Wine Glasses: Yard Sale
Various Glass Pieces: Dollar Tree, Gifts, Kohl’s, Tuesday Morning
I’m linking up to Between Naps on the Porch.