Every September we have our annual Virgo Birthday Celebration. Usually we combine this celebration with Labor Day and have a cookout. This year one of my Virgo sons could not make it for Labor Day so we moved the party to my birthday weekend instead. This celebration was for more than celebrating our collective birthdays but a celebration of the week that I would retire, the week that I would be earning my last paycheck and the week I would be receiving my first pension check.
I decided that a fiesta party would be a lot of fun and relatively easy to prepare for. My husband prepared a pork loin on the rotisserie grill, my DIL Zhenia made sweet potato pasta with a savory butter sage sauce with a touch of maple syrup. I made corn and shrimp chowder, corn on the cob, home made sweet corn salsa and rolls with butter. My son Richard was the photographer for the occasion.
The shelves behind the dining table were starting to look like fall decorated with pumpkins and leaves of red, yellow, and orange.
And a Fall pixie fairy has decided to reside on the shelves to keep the elves company.
The butter was served in a figural corn butter dish, we used the Sunny Day Park design S&P's.
I used my Vintage Franciscan October serving platter and my Susan Winget Patchwork Rooster serving platter.
The napkins and the table runner are also from Park Designs. A red pepper napkin ring was used for a casual look.
He's so cute!
My new seat cushions from Goodwill (they tie in the back with satin ribbons).
My friends at work had a nice birthday luncheon for me. I wanted to share a few pictures of my cohorts.From left to right are Kathleen (avid thrifter and yard glass artist), Gloria (also an avid thrifter and a garage sale enthusiast), I am sitting in the middle at the table, Lynn (Lynn trained to do a lot of my duties in purchasing and processing steel) is standing behind me on the right, Sandy (my trainee for vendor claims), and Lorie (she is a thrifter too).
Kathleen and Gloria- my shopping buddies!
Have a great weekend and of course - Thrift on ladies, thrift on!
I will be sharing at:
Susan's Tablescape Thursday.
Dawn's History and Home Link Party