Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A very happy un-birthday to Daphne!

Last week, my friend Daphne had a birthday, and I missed it!! I had every intention of doing a tablescape on the big day, but somehow it just slipped in there and before I knew it, the day had arrived. (I did manage to get her card and a little gift in the mail on time, though!)   So, Rebecca and I decided that we'd just do unbirthday tablescapes celebrating Daphne today!

Be sure and stop in at Rebecca's blog for her unbirthday tribute to diva Daphne!

For some reason, one of the colors I always associate with Daphne is yellow.    She collects Homer Laughlin Harlequin in yellow.  Her living room is a beautiful rich marigold yellow, so it seemed appropriate to do a table for her in lots of shades of yellow.  The cloth is vintage, with Hummel children around the edge.  The flatware is Cambridge Fiesta in marigold and sunflower.  There are wonderful smelling Peace roses in an 8" Fiesta vase in Marigold, and the pyramid candleholders are Marigold, too.  Other Fiesta colors are vintage yellow and antique gold, and P86 sunflower, pale yellow, and marigold.  The 22 oz pitcher and tiny nut dishes holding votives are from Homer Laughlin's Harlequin line.

Happy unbirthday, Daphne... we love you!


  1. Wow, Elaine! I love it! What a wonderful gathering of yellows! I see Harlequin, vintage Fiesta and P86 yellow along with antique gold, sunflower and marigold. Fabulous! Thank you very much for the continuing birthday celebration!