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February 28, 2018

Happy Birthday Sis! (T)

Today is my sister Jennifer's birthday!

I put together a feminine table with accents I hope she'll love.

These yummy soft yellow and creamy white roses grabbed my attention at the store and they filled my little ivory flower bowl by Lenox up perfectly!  When Jen met her husband he had a small collection of Lenox so I chose this for the sentiment.  

A little more sentiment- this pink cotton tablecloth dates back to my childhood- it's been out for a lot of birthdays over the years!  This is also the same day my Dad was born in 1917- he would have been 101 years old today!

This is a MacKenzie Childs enamel cake tray that I used inverted to hold the flowers and then the cake.  (I got this last fall on sale- gotta watch their sales!).

It's rather unique that this cake tray is painted on the top and bottom- worked out well for my idea!

As I built this tablescape I decided to add the green placemat under the white charger for additional color.  The napkins came from Pottery Barn several years ago the the napkin rings from one of their outlet stores.

Early on I caught some sun filled pictures.  Today has really been beautiful- the sun dotted in and out of the clouds and it was near 50 which is fantastic for Feb. 28th!

Can you see the roses along the edge of the soft pink glass plates?  My mom sent me those one year in the 1990's after I showed them to her in a mail-order catalog (before the internet days).  All I know is they were made in Germany and have a soft frosted finish on the underneath.

This table is actually set in honor of my sister who is actually home recovering from rather extensive back surgery.  She's having a tough go of it so any prayers are appreciated.  Also remember Alycia our tablescape buddy from Tablescapes at Table 21 as she has been recovering from a very similar back surgery.

Speaking of cake- let's light the candle!
I selected a chocolate whipped cream torte from the bakery.
My cake decorating skills are as good as my singing- let's not go there!

I'm the baby of four sisters- we would all enjoy being together but the 250 miles distance makes it difficult.  We'll just have to imagine all four of us sitting here!

Though distance keeps us apart, memories hold us together.  

**Happiest Birthday Wishes**
Love you sis!

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  1. Happy birthday to your sister! Also a speedy recovery to her and your friend.
    Your table certainly will thrill your sisters, Liz. I love how you used the pedestal cake plate for height for those lovely roses. And then for your sister's cake--I think it's beautiful and I'm sure delicious. Enjoy your warm temperatures, Liz. We are warming a little and expecting high winds and more rain tomorrow. ♥

  2. Happy birthday to your sister!

  3. Such a lovely way to show your affection for your sister! I'm envious of your cake stand...I love black and white.

  4. Happy Birthday to your Sister!! and prayers go out to her to recover well. Your table is lovely with such special thoughts into the pieces you used. And I am laughing over here - I want to hear you sing because I think your cake looks wonderful!!!

  5. Happy Birthday to your sister. Love the table setting so pretty.

  6. Very pretty. Such a lovely tribute. Sorry that you are not able to celebrate together. I will pray for her recovery. I have only one sister but lucky to have her close.

  7. Happy birthday to your sis. The table looks lovely. Good find on the MKC cake stand. The sales make it more affordable. Wishing your sister a speedy recovery.I know it is difficult when you live so far apart, but I am sure she should be thrilled with your thoughtfulness.

  8. Liz, what a beautiful birthday table. Every detail is perfect and full of special memories! Happy belated birthday to your precious sister! The cake looks delicious!

  9. Happy belated birthday to your sister and I hope she feels better soon! Your table is beautiful and I love the sentiment in all the details. Great job!


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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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