Thursday, June 30, 2011

Caleb's 25 Birthday~Tablescape

We were out of town on our son's,Caleb, actual birthday..but we made up for it with a belated birthday dinner!
It's always a challenge for me when thinking of a theme for a guy. I went into his room to look for inspiration. 'Twas thinking of doing the Rat Pack, as Frank Sinatra and his crew are Caleb's favorite singers. But then I saw his cigar collection and voila~and idea was born! Caleb smokes cigars only occasionally, with a few friends around the fire pit in the backyard.

In keeping with the masculine theme, I used the necktie napkin rings I had made for my dad's birthday tablescape.

Made a 'bouquet' of cigars in a pedestal glass...used my lighter collection and my own cigar boxes I use for storage in my studio.

Found a couple of vintage cigar advertisements images on the Internet...

Recognize this guy? Before he was Governor of California and President of the United States, he was an actor~Ronald Reagan! ;-)

Our good friends, Brian and Jenni joined us in the festivities..and after dinner the guys retired to the backyard to enjoy~what else? A cigar!! :-D

I am linking to Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Love your table...the transferware dishes are lovely. Happy birthday to your son.
    Have a wonderful July 4th weekend, Myrna!

  2. Hey, pretty lady, you sure made up for it!...with a gorgeous table! I love the blue and white transfer china. Happy birthday to your son and to Old Glory. Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, FABBY

  3. The table is gorgeous. I love the china so much.


  4. Hi Myrna,

    What a great table setting! Perfect and so creative. I love those tie napkin rings! I wish my dad was still here so I could make a table setting like this for him. :( Your dad looks great too! (BD tablescape post)


  5. You are so is always a challenge to create just the right motif for a man's celebration. You did a marvelous job! I love the cigar centerpiece! Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

  6. Your table setting is beautiful. Very well put together, love the cigar idea. I am your newest follower, took a tour of your blog and it is wonderful. Looking forward to upcoming posts. Diane