Monday, May 23, 2011

Love Me in Blue

Friday, maybe for the first time ever, I lied to my Grandmother.

It was her 90th birthday on Friday, and when she asked if we were coming up the next day to see her, I lied and said...

"No, I'm sorry, Grandmom. We're just really busy."

I choked back the chuckles (as did my two children) and we pulled off a fun surprise when she walked in on Saturday and saw us all there.

When my Aunt Jackie asked if I would be in charge of the tables for the birthday party, I agreed without hesitation. However, then, I started to wonder how I could make them meaningful and pretty? It came to me, as it usually does, as I pondered who the celebration was for, and things that reminded me of her.

Ever since I was little, whenever we would go visit my grandparents, I could be sure of seeing the cobalt blue glass scattered all over her house. From vases on the windowpanes to china in the china cabinet, she had collected it for years, and it was her signature color.

She has passed down plenty to me through the years, and so I decided to put some on each table to showcase some of her old favorites.

I was going to go to the Farmers Market on Saturday morning to get a few bouquets for the tables, until I saw my hydrangeas already in full bloom. They had made their debut, and I couldn't have been happier.

I took several of her old recipes and made photocopies of them, and then placed them around the tables. And, yes, I used those cute paper clips!

It was so much fun to celebrate with my sweet Grandmother, telling stories of back in the day, and enjoying our family together. 90 years...I tell you, that really is something to celebrate!

linking up with simple pleasures


  1. Vilken bra ide att hylla med det du förknippar med din mormor. Önskar dig en skön helg! Zinnia

  2. Marvelous!!!! Great captures....

  3. Beautiful pictures your pleasure and I am sure your granny was thrilled

  4. What a precious thing to do! You are a great granddaughter...enjoy! She will be so delighted.

  5. I loved reading this post. The blue glass is lovely and the flowers just perfect. The recipes were such a good idea. I hope your grandmother enjoyed her day!

  6. Wow! What a wonderful simple pleasure. Happy birthday to your grandmother!