Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - Patriotic Birthday

Since Tablescape Thursday is just before Memorial Weekend, I wanted to share a Patriotic Birthday for one of my Girlfriend Gadabouts, Linda.  She was born on May 31st and is known as Patriotic Grandma.

We like to celebrate birthdays by letting the birthday girl choose where she wants to go for her special celebration.

Linda chose Rosemary's Creamery which has a 50's soda fountain flair.

The patriotic tablescape fit fine with their decor.

They have cute white heart-shaped iron chairs with a blue and white checked floor.

The tablescape was set with red, white, and blue floral arrangements, patriotic napkins, and placemats that were really tea towels.  The napkins, balloons, and tea towels were from the Dollar Store.  The red, white and blue flowers were from Michael's.  I had to have some vintage so I used vintage vases for the arrangements.

We all were there except Sally came later because her Mom is in the hospital.

Their menu has some yummy soups, salads, sandwiches, and delicious desserts.

Cindi went straight to the desserts.  Peanut butter milkshake.




 Gail (me)

Our Birthday Girl, Linda.

Our waiter came to light the candles and we sang "Happy Birthday".

Caramel Sundae

Chocolate chip mint Sundae

Strawberry Sundae

Marshmallow Sundae

Of course we had to have extra fudge.  Yum!

A make-it-yourself ice cream bar would be a great idea for a summer party.
Several flavors of ice cream.
Lots of different toppings.
Add some whip cream and a cherry on top. 

I just got a picture with Sally as we were leaving and wanted to include her with Linda.

Linda is the oldest in our group of Girlfriend Gadabouts so we always tell her she is a great example to us and we want to be just like her when we grow up. lol

The Hallmark card we gave her says it all about our special friend.

Isn't it funny how some special people don't realize they're special at all?
They're thoughtful without even thinking about it,
They're always right there when you call...
 They share, not expecting a thing in return,
Yet always seem richer for giving,
Isn't it lovely how those special people can teach us so much about living!

This birthday message comes to let you know how much your kindness and 
special thoughtfulness are appreciated every day.

You are a beautiful example of Christ to all of us.
We love and value your Friendship.

Happy Birthday Linda!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
 or click the Tablescape Thursday button on my sidebar to see more fabulous tablescapes.

God Bless America!