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August 2, 2017

Birthday for Mom and Flamingos! (T)

Join me for a birthday party in honor of my Mom who just turned 95 today!

I've been wanting to do a tropical tablescape with Flamingos so I decided to wrap it together for Mom's Birthday.

In 1973 Mom and Dad went to Hawaii.  They came back two of the happiest people I'd seen in a long time!  I decided to add the pink leis in honor of that memory.

I added a fabric runner that has palm leaves (recent find at TJMaxx) on it and dressed the center with pineapples, again thinking of Hawaii!

The flamingo glasses, napkins and pink dinner plates came from Pier 1.  The hibiscus napkin rings and Flamingo plates came from Sur La Table.

The ferns were cut from my garden (you can see them in the background next to the deck) and then I added hibiscus lilies and orchids.

I found two green leaf mat squares that I cut an inch off all the way around to set the pineapples on.  They help hidd the area where the runner didn't fill around one side of the umbrella.

A cool glass of lemonade will be perfect!

The yellow flower placemat is from Pier 1 (a current item).

I hope I was successful in conveying a tropical feel!

Happy 95th Birthday Mom!!

I put together a lemon cake and added some colorful sprinkles!

My Mom Dorothy with her sister Virginia- two sisters left of 4.  We lost Aunt Gladice earlier this year and the oldest Aunt Beatrice about 8 years ago.

Thank you for being a part of my birthday party for Mom!

I'll be joining:
Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Liz, Happy 95th Birthday to your Mom. You succeeded with a beautiful tropical table. Love the flamingo plates and glasses. The centerpiece with the pineapples, orchids, ferns, and lilies conveys a tropical island! The cake looks delicious! What a blessing to have your Mom!

  2. Wow, what a monumental birthday. Happy Birthday to your mom. Love the flamingos.

  3. Happy Birthday to your lovely mom. Beautiful tablescape - I know she loved it.


  4. Oh Liz, you nailed it! It looks like you were in Hawaii by the looks of all your pictures! What a wonderful daughter you are and what a fantastic idea. My hubby would love to have a "flamingo" birthday party! He's always been fascinated with them and since his birthday is in late June, that will be something to consider next summer! How special to still have your mom and she looks great!! Happy Birthday to your mom!!

  5. Liz, sending birthday wishes to your mother. I love that you still have her in your life. You set a beautiful table. So festive. I love those dishes. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

  6. Your table is fabulous Liz!!! I love the flamingo theme! Happy Birthday to your Mother!

    Smashing Plates

  7. Oh what a fun table for a birthday celebration!!! The bright colors and cheerfulness is perfect for a woman who has so many years of life!

  8. Liz,
    What a great and fun birthday table setting. Happy Birthday to your sweet mom. Wooo Hooo 95 that is awesome.

  9. Very tropical, and I love the flamingo plates and glasses. Happy birthday to your mother!

  10. Lovely tropical setting, Liz. Happy Birthday to your mother! What a wonderful milestone to celebrate. I hope she is doing well. ♥

  11. Oh how special for your Mom! Just love your garden tablescape. It looks like a beautiful tropical paradise.

  12. I enjoy going to Hawaii immensely and your lovely tablescape took me back there. Thank you for that! And I know your mother was thinking the same thing! What a nice tribute.
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  13. I forgot to add that was a great way to handle the umbrella! I'm always stumped and end up just ignoring the center of the table. Being a round table doesn't help either!
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight


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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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