As a follow up to Friday’s post, I wanted to share a few pics of Gram’s 90th Birthday luncheon from this past Saturday. My aunt had the brilliant idea to hire photographer Rebecca Mulvey for the day, and while these are only a few sneak peeks of the table, I just couldn’t resist sharing!
With 24 guests attending, I would typically rent the linens and dishes needed to accommodate such a large crowd. But luckily between Gram, my mom, aunt and myself, we were able to pool together all of the necessary items. Gram’s Franciscan apple plates (which I LOVE!) were the jumping off point for the table inspiration. Seeing as we didn’t have 24, I alternated them with Gram’s white stoneware dishes (similar). I picked up simple bordeaux tablecloths and brown hemstitch napkins, and had just enough of my Anthropologie hobnail tumblers (similar) for each guest.
The flowers were single bunches of tulips, little garden roses and lilies (from Costco!), that I combined with skewered apples and pine cones, along with some evergreen clippings from my garden.
My favorite little detail were the place cards. The tiny apples are from Trader Joe’s, and I hot glued silk leaves with the guests names onto each one.
A big thank you to Rebecca Mulvey for the gorgeous photos!