We celebrated Carson's 16th birthday over the weekend with dinner at our house. In honor of his favorite color, I set our tables with the classic combination of blue and white.
A bouquet of hydrangeas made an easy centerpiece, while single blooms added more softness, set against the rich wood of the bare table.
I have had this Spode transferware for many years, and I still love it!
These place cards were included in an invitation suite from Leslie Vega Design -- more on that in a future post.
Here is another view of our dining room table.
These little arrangements were a favorite detail. I found these artful glasses at TJ Maxx -- with their curving rims and watercolor swooshes of blue -- and knew they would be perfect keepsakes to send home with our guests. I purchased one for each family and positioned the posies on our tables.
My mother's Spode goblets were a perfect addition and a way to remember her in our celebration. Joe's mother gave us most of our silver service, so we honored both of Carson's grandmothers with each place setting.
Carson and his girlfriend sat at this table, along with grandparents and a special aunt and uncle.
For such a pink girl, you would be surprised how easily I embraced blue and white. It really is a beautiful combination -- one I have enjoyed exploring. In my next posts, I will share more of my brother Nathan's images from our special evening.
"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul." ~ Alice Walker
Photos by Nathan Prichard. Used with permission.