Today is the birthday of my youngest sister, Erica. If ever there was a girly girl she is it. When she was little she was ALL about pink and glittery things. One year I gave her a tiara for her birthday because she is such a princess : )
This year she wanted a crown but alas, I couldn’t find one. At least not yet…
So I hope a very fancy dessert, with the inspiration of a monument that reminds me of a fancy hat or crown, will do.
I started piling on layers of cloths on my small round table. First a basic white (that became a cat ‘fort’), then the battenburg lace and finally the harlequin cloth. It is a diamond pattern but when you get it on the table from certain angles it looks like a checkerboard print!On went the cute plates with the logo of the restaurant at the Eiffel Tower (along with the year it opened and the address!), and just for some girly pink and sparkle a pink petalware plate. The spoons are my french ivory and the glasses…
They have little Eiffel Towers on them too! There is an adorable little store here in town that specializes in french linen, dish and soap imports. These glasses are made at the La Rochere factory that opened in 1475!! They still make glasses with very classic designs imprinted on them like the Provencal bee and a Fleur de Lys. What better way to sip your birthday champagne?
The little Eiffel Tower figure was brought back from France and is covered in glitter. It is very much my sister’s style to have shiny things but covering the table in glitter is impractical and tastes gross if it gets on your cream puff. This is my compromise : )
Why a lamp outside? Why not! Its gives a nice pink glow AND its an Eiffel Tower.
After the great shrimp debacle of yesterday things were fairly quiet tonight on the assistant front. They were content to hop up and hang out but not much interested in cream puffs, gorgeous as they are.
So Erica, my present to you today is this tablesetting, cream puffs included. Happy Birthday : )
Tomorrow – A Fruitful Week
272 days to go!!