This February has been a special month for a special little girl. My youngest granddaughter, Ava, turned 10 years old. Last summer, when I had stopped blogging for a while, Ava visited me and wanted to do a tablescape. She has done guest blogs before - you can see one of them Here. I had never published this blog, so I thought that in honor of her birthday, I should do it now.
I, basically, stayed out of her way on that occasion. I showed her my tablecloths and she selected this one by Elrene. After that selection was made, I pulled everything that I thought would work with the tablecloth. She chose these ruffled green place mats and brown Oneida plates.
She had a lot of fun looking at all of the glasses and picking out the ones that she wanted. She chose green balloon goblets, Colony amber "Whitehall" sherbets, and Fostoria red "Westchester" clarets. I absolutely love the way she brought out all of the colors in the tablecloth!
Ava used a gold napkin and combined two napkin rings to create the effect that she wanted. One napkin is a cluster of dark pink grapes and the other is an antique gold leaf. I would not have thought of that and I love that she taught me a couple of things!
Oneida "Cantata" stainless forks and dessert spoons were used, but Ava thought the wooden handled Laguiole steak knives added a little more interest and carried out the brown theme.
I think Ava did a stellar job in creating this beautiful table. When my husband arrived home from work the evening that she created it, he was so impressed and thought that I had done the tablescape. Maybe, I should let Ava do a guest blog more often - lol!
The most important thing about the table, though, is the little girl who planned it. I cannot believe that she is 10 years old - it seems like yesterday that she was born. Happy Birthday, Ava - I love you!!