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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Double D Celebration!

No my friends, I am not celebrating a bust enhancement, but rather a fabulous birthday celebration.  :)
 
I've mentioned before that I am a member of a craft group that celebrates each others birthdays with a delicious dinner.
 
That's the first D-delicious.
The second D comes in to play with the word D-Dutch.
 



Joanne is always the genius behind these gorgeous tablescapes.  She did it the first time and loved it so much that she continues to do it each time.
 
 
Karen planted the silver trays with the Dutch spring bulbs and wheat grass.
 
When I walked in and saw this gorgeous table I felt as though I was vacationing in Holland.
 
Joanne plans months ahead and brought the Dutch shoe planters back from a trip to Amsterdam last fall.
 
We each got to take one home.
 

 
 
Her gorgeous flo blue plates were layered with glass and assorted hand painted floral plates. They all sit atop a moss mat and
white chargers.
 


 
Laura was the birthday girl and a crown was waiting to adorn
 her head.

 
Jacqueline hosted the celebration in her beautiful home and served us up a yummy and pretty appetizer.
 



Natalie brought all of the fixins for refreshing Italian sodas.
 
 
 


 
I snapped a photo of the salad, which I provided but somehow missed getting one of the delicious eggplant parmesan made
by Brenda.
 
And of course, the cake.
Too pretty for words!!
 
(created by the amazing Amy)
 
 
 
The entire table was gorgeous and these last two photos were snapped at what Jackie called the 'blue hour'.
 
 
Oh what a Double D delightful night!
 
 
(Jackie, me, Karen, Joanne, Natalie, Brenda, Laura, Amy)
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

27 comments:

ellen b said...

Wonderful. Happy birthday! Everything looked double D delicious!

20 North Ora said...

How much fun! My Mom had a group of friends and they had a "Friday Lunch Bunch". One Friday each month, they met for lunch and always had so much fun. Mom's been gone 13 years now and the majority of the girls were much younger than her and are to this day, great friends of mine.

Such a tradition that will become precious memories.

Judy

Tamara said...

What a delight to look at your photos of this fun and gorgeous time together. It's all very beautiful. The details are amazing. Your friend is very talented and generous!Your wonderful memories will be treasured for years to come. Have a great week and thank you for sharing, Jann!

Hugs,
Tamara

Salmagundi said...

What a talented bunch you all are -- plus you can cook!!! Sally

Stacey said...

Somehow you found a group of friends who all really know how to put on a gathering! My friends always gather at restaurants. ;)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

beautiful to look at. loving it.

Bernideen said...

Dear Jann:
What a lucky girl you are to be in with such a fun crowd - but then, afterall you are the Queen of Fun!

cynthia lee designs said...

Looks like everyone had a great time!! How fun!!
~Cindy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh what fun Jann. All the wonderful memories you guys are making. The tablescape us beautiful and it looks like you guys had a terrific time.

Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Hugs,
Mary

Happyone said...

Wow, I'm sure impressed. Everything looks just perfect. What a cake!!!!

JoanMarie said...

What a beautiful celebration. I am speechless over the creativity and thoughtfulness of your gathering. What a wonderful group and looks like so much fun.
JoanMarie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Jacqueline always hosts the most amazing parties! This looked like a spectacular DD birthday for Laura. I love the blue and white Dutch theme

Art and Sand said...

Oh, my! What a beautiful celebration.

Kim said...

All that blue gorgeousness. My what fun you must all have at these birthday celebrations and that tablescape and all those pretties....heaven!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness I am in love with this tablescape! WOW and WOW! Everything is so beautiful! Now that cake is one stunning cake. Too pretty to eat! Love all the blues. What a wonderful celebration. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow! What a gorgeous table that was. Just stunning. The centrepieces are amazing and so beautiful. And that cake! Amazing! I'm sure you ladies had a wonderful time celebrating the birthday girl. Hugs, Pam

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Gorgeous celebration and fabulous friendships too.
This was all an inspiration for me, I have some sweet friends who would love a get-together like this one. I need to kick my game up:)
Happy Wednesday,
J.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love the title- you are too funny! This is what I call going all out! Love all the details on this table. I didn't know you and Jacqueline were friends- she has a wonderful home and set up for gatherings. I was just visiting her blog about this table. I just love that cake and it looks like it was delicious!

Grantham Lynn said...

What a lovely party. I love the table. It is gorgeous. I need to remember about the wheat grass. So pretty for Easter and spring table settings and the mantle. Thanks for sharing your love time!

Winnie said...

First of all it took me a minute to stop laughing after reading that you don't celebrate your bust enhancement LOL

As for the party - I love the idea that you all celebrate each other's birthday. Everything looks so festive and beautiful. I looooove the table - looks very elegant!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What fun! I have to show this to my Mercy Sisters....a group of six of us that celebrate each other's birthday. We have to step it up to elegant! Lots of great ideas here. There is nothing like time with girlfriends!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wow...so pretty...looks like a wonderful party! Good friends, good food, and a beautiful table!

Jacqueline said...

Haha! We both posted the party today! Fun to see all of your great photos too! What a great event. Wish I had a piece of the cake right now.

Rose L said...

Before I read it was a cake, I thought it was a mad hatter style hat! Way cool.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

WOW, what a beautiul table. You are very creative.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This was a lovely table... and an amazing cake!

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
I love attending celebrations, such as this, were friends go to all extremes!
Thank you for sharing this celebration of a friend's Birthday!
Fondly,
Pat