A Beautiful Candlelit Table Setting for a Special Birthday Celebration

Welcome to the 602nd Tablescape Thursday!

A few months back around Christmastime, Warren shared some wonderful photos of a beautiful table setting he created for a special birthday celebration. Warren said, “Since Kathie (Warren’s wife) comes from a large family, we are always celebrating birthdays.”

Warren put this beautiful table together to celebrate the 60th birthday of Kathie’s sister-in-law. Warren said, “In this tablescape, I wanted to showcase our “anniversary china.” Decades ago, Kathie and  I spent a holiday, which included our wedding anniversary, visiting her brother in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. We went antiquing in this quaint seaside village.

In one shop, we simultaneously spotted and then purchased a charming and beautiful set of ten dinner plates manufactured by Fine Concorde China.  Accordingly, we refer to these plates as our anniversary plates. My attempts to augment the set were futile until the advent of eBay.  We now have about two dozen plates.”

Birthday Table Setting in Pink, Silver and Gold


Commenting on the beautiful floral design and ornate, gold-filigree design of the plates, Warren said, “I used this pink and gold theme in this tablescape. A black tablecloth served as my canvas and really made the colors pop.

The plates were placed on gold chargers, purchased at Home Goods. I really like these chargers because of their ornate, brocade pattern.”

Fine Concorde China, Floral Pink and Gold


Warren said, “Normally, I place the napkins on the plate, but in this case, I did not want to cover the floral pattern of the plate and, therefore, placed the rolled napkins at the head of the plate.

For napkin rings, I used gold/glitter flowers surrounded by pink flowers. I cut up artificial boughs of pink apple blossoms (Michaels) to obtain the pink flowers.”

Unique way to display napkins in table setting


“A gold, mercury-glass candle holder, surrounded by a gold wreath topped with pink apple blossoms, served as the centerpiece.”

Warren found the gold table runner in Home Goods.

Gold Mercury Glass Candle Holder Surrounded by a Gold Wreath and Pink Apple Blossoms, Table Centerpiece


“Gold candelabras with white candles, gold-rimmed water and wine glasses, tealight candles, and gold flatware completed the tablescape.”

Candlelit Dinner in Pink, Gold and Silver


Love how the reflection of the candelabras can be seen in the beautiful, glass grandfather clock crafted in 1876 by Warren’s great grandfather. Truly magical!

Candelabra in Birthday Dinner Celebration


For this special birthday, Kathie made a delicious birthday cake: a light, flourless, chocolate cake made with whipped egg whites.

Flourless Chocolate Cake Made with Whipped Egg Whites, Birthday Cake


Thanks so much to Warren and Kathie for sharing this beautiful birthday celebration!  I’m looking forward to the day when we can all once again gather together with friends and family to celebrate. What a wonderful day that will be!

Pink, Silver and Gold Table Setting


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  1. So gorgeous; that table would make anyone feel special!

  2. What a magical table! The china is gorgeous! Thank you Susan!

  3. This is a beautiful table. The choice of a black table cloth is genius as it focuses ones attention on the china, etc. The china is so beautiful and those candelabras are stunning! Stay well everyone!!! xxoo

  4. Franki Parde says

    Applause!! Well done!! A GOOD TIME was had by ALL! franki

  5. What a beautiful and elegant table! Thank you for hosting – I am sure everyone appreciates the chance to escape and look at pretty things these days. Stay well!

  6. Oh I love that beautiful table! That was so smart of Warren to put the napkins at the top of the placesetting – I’m definitely going to steal the idea! Thanks Warren, Kathie, and Susan for setting and sharing!

  7. Selma Kessler says

    What a stunning china pattern, and the tablescape accented it beautifully! The heavy gold looks so luxurious, and definitely sings Celebrate! Are the gold rimmed glasses a specific pattern?? I would love to add some to my collection of stemware. Thanks to all of you for sharing such a lovely celebration!

  8. Oh goodness, what a stunning tablescape, but the floral china is simply gorgeous ! Thank you for sharing Susan.
    Thank you for hosting a “tablescape Party” as there is as usual, so much inspiration.
    Keep safe and healthy.

  9. I do love this table. I enjoy seeing a traditional table setting with candelabras and fine stemware. Those dishes are beautiful and I can see why he’s continued to collect them. Thanks for sharing this tablescape with us!

  10. Lauren S. says

    Such a lovely table. I love the “anniversay” dishes. We all surely need to see something beautiful and uplifting in these trying times.

  11. Jackie From Dallas says

    The China is lovely! I love the gold and floral design. Elegant and gorgeous!

  12. Thanks for continuing to host my favorite link party! There is so much creativity, whimsy and loveliness shared each week. What a wonderful respite from the news!

  13. Cyndi Raines says

    Stunningly beautiful! Love all of the gold and the candlelight! How special was this! Thank you for sharing.

  14. That was a labor of love! Beautifully done!

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