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August 7, 2012

A 90 year celebration....

My Mom just turned 90 years old and we had a little birthday celebration for her.

 My 3 other sisters had planned to bring Mom up to my house for her birthday, but several things got in the way so we ended up at Mom's house for her birthday.  
(I live 250 miles north of them)

 Jen had gone through the house and collected a few things for the table to create a centerpiece vignette.  She wanted a Victorian look. When I got there I studied it and decided to add some of Mom's dolls.

Many years ago my mother started taking a ceramics class, then she started going to doll shows. She always had a love for dolls and a collection started to grow!
She often made the outfits they are wearing, sometimes she would find accessories at the shows to help her complete the look she wanted.  I'll show another post with some more of the dolls another time.

These gold cup and saucer sets are from my great-grandmother.  My great-grandparents, grandparents and my parents all used them at their 50th wedding anniversaries.
 I looked up the cup and saucer set on the internet and found out they are from a line called the Golden Age.
 They were produced from the late 40's-50's.  Solid gold, no other adornments.

On the other side of the vase I put another doll and adjusted some of the items my sister had already selected.

Isn't she pretty!
 I loved the antique look of these white flowers and thought they went well with the setting.

She received more flowers,  so later on in the day I exchanged the other arrangement with this bunch of gladiolas.

A little closer look at the table cloth

 For dinner we took her to a nice Italian themed restaurant and had a great meal.  
There was 12 of us.
Sister Sherry (white top) and husband Jim are moving to their new home as I type this today.  Mom's baby sister Virginia is in the black top- she's 84!
 Once we were back home we visited for a while and then it was time for her birthday cake!

My sister Jen created the cake!

 She also made extra cupcakes!
We always use the kitchen table like some people use their islands for setting up the food and serving pieces.
We aren't real formal about things!
 I had plates made up from the Hallmark

 Time for her gift!
 My mom has always had a love for Christmas so we gave her this Dept.56 piece.  It's called Christmas Lane and there is a little train too!  She really enjoyed it so we were all delighted about that!  
90 years is a long time! She's doing pretty darn good though.  She still puts on her make-up and loves her jewelry!

More flowers that she received so we had them in the kitchen!
I think it was a great party and she truly seemed happy about it all.  
That's really all we wanted for her- to be happy!
Happy Birthday Mom...
With Love,
Liz, Jen, Sherry and Donna

Linking with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
Jann at Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs. Olson
Share Your Cup Thursday


  1. Happy Birthday to your Mom! 90 is a lot to be thankful for!!! I think the decorations and special memorbilia you set out on the table is beautiful and so thoughful! Thank you so much for stopping by today and taking time to leave such a kind message. :) I appreciate what you said about the red wall, too!

  2. You post brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful celebration! Happy, happy birthday to your Mom. You are a good daughter and I know she must be so appreciative of all you did for her. She looks darned good for 90! Blessings- xo Diana

  3. Happy birthday to your sweet Mom. So wonderful to still have her and share this very special day. My Dad will be 91 in October and I am having a party for him too.

  4. What a wonderful birthday and such a milestone one, so special, God bless her! I hope I'm so lucky to be artying with mother when she becomes 90..she's 82 right now. I love your festivities and family get together, her sister is so lovely too and her collection of dolls is wonderful! Thanks for your visit to my laundry room..and yes, there's a door after the maid's room, which leads to the utility room outside of the elevator that stops at our pent house apartment. Have a blessed week and hugs to your mom.

  5. Oh, and I love the gold dishes and the beautiful present you gave her! Hugs,

  6. I love family get-togethers and what a wonderful reason to get together! Happy Birthday to your Mom! I love the dolls on the table and the flowers were just gorgeous!!

  7. Happy Birthday to your Mom, Liz! 90 years is a true blessing, and she looks great. I think your centerpieces were all lovely. I am sure your mom enjoyed her special time with all of you. xo

  8. Happy 90th Birthday to your mom. What a nice party for her.

  9. What a lovely mother. Happy Birthday, Mother, hope you have more healthy years to come.

    You did a great job entertaining the most gorgeous lady in your life.

    GB to you all.

    Happy TTT,
    /CC from rainy Stockholm

  10. What a wonderful celebration for a REAL milestone birthday! Your Mom looks like she had a great time! I will have to look into that Dept. 56 piece, Joe might really like that to add to his collection. I am havig guests for dinner tomorrow night and have a real pretty table set and MAY just leave it set like that for showings:):) XO, Pinky

  11. I can totally see you in your Mom's face! TOTALLY! Especially around the eyes! Wow! 90 years old...that is really, really something! I'll just bet she has stories galore to tell!!! Miss Virginia is looking might spiffy, too! Good genes! I'm glad you guys were able to all get together to help your Mom celebrate that milestone, and really glad that she liked her gift. Those gold cups & saucers are bangin'!!! I'd be almost afraid to use them!!! Great job on the centerpiece! The addition of the dolls was a really nice touch.

  12. Wonderful Liz. I am so glad you were able to help out with your Mom's birthday. She looks so good for 90.
    The table looks beautiful. I am glad you like your new blog look.

  13. Aww, Happy Birthday to your precious Mother! Your post was so sweet and what thoughtful gifts you gave her, made me tear up. 90 years is HUGE, and I'm glad y'all shared it with her. I love the Christmas Lane piece, so pretty! Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

  14. Happy Birthday to your Mom! What a thoughtful tribute and table!

  15. Happy Birthday to your mom! It's so great that you all got together to celebrate.

  16. Liz, what a wonderful celebration for your Mom. I love your vignette on the table to ho or her. The present is perfect for her. I hope when I'm 90 that I still take delight in things.

  17. Liz, what a special occassion for a special lady. My mom has passed, but she too had a love for dolls. Your mothers work is wonderful. Loved the table vignette and adding one her dolls was the perfect touch. Nice to spend time with family and reminisce about days gone by. Thanks for shairng this celebration with Share Your Cup.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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