The Midas Touch: Tablescaping in All Gold for a Special Birthday Celebration

Welcome to the 544th Tablescape Thursday!

Recently BNOTP readers, Warren and Kathie, shared some wonderful photos with me of a table Warren had put together for a special upcoming event. They make a great team since Kathie does all the cooking while Warren takes care of the table setting.

Warren said, “We are having a party, this time in celebration of my sister-in-law’s 70th birthday.” In honor of this special birthday, Warren set the table in all gold, calling it the “Midas Tablescape.”

Tablescape in Gold, The Midas Touch


Even the centerpiece was done in gold!


Anyone would feel like royalty dining here, wouldn’t they?

Setting the table in a Gold Theme with Gold Dinnerware & Gold Flatware


Warren said, “The dinner plates are antique Hutschenreuther plates. The gold chargers, glasses, vase and candelabras are from Home Goods. We bought the gold utensils at an outlet store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania many years ago.” Warren added, “I do not use gold candles because I have found they tend to drip badly and ruin tablecloths.”

Hutschenreuther Dinner Plates and Muirfield Crown Salad Plates


I love these gold-rimmed goblets. They are also from HomeGoods.

Beautiful Gold-Rimmed Wine Glasses


Thanks so much to Warren and Kathie for sharing this beautiful birthday celebration tablescape! This table makes me think I need some gold flatware in my life, it would go so beautifully with many of my Christmas dish patterns! Maybe a trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania is in order!

Looking forward to the beautiful tables shared for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. I hope she had a wonderful 70th birthday! She must have felt very special and very loved when she saw the table setting. I particularly love the amber goblets and flatware! So pretty. I would love to have those goblets. Very nice job, Warren. Thanks to you and Kathie for sharing.

  2. What a beautiful gold table, I love it! I’m sure the Birthday Girl felt very special having her birthday celebrated with such a gorgeous tablescape. Warren is quite the tablescaper, he did a great job!! :0)

    My husband does not participate in my tablescaping other than offering suggestions if I ask for his opinion. Husband actually has very good taste and has given me many good suggestions.

    Thanks for another beautiful Tablescape Thursday, Susan! XO

  3. Sandi Lee says

    What a great idea to use the crown plates for a birthday party! I have the same salad plates and I use them for Mardi Gras with my mothers Royal Worcester Bacchanal dinner plates but I will be expanding their use. Thanks for a great tablescape and a great idea. Lovely tablescape.

  4. I want one of those. Warren I mean.

  5. Ooooh, adore the crown plates…actually, I adore anything with a crown anymore, it seems. Anything religious santos, putti, etc. Gorgeous tablescape…did they use gold dragees on the cake?? franki

  6. He said the glasses came from Home Goods.

  7. Sandra Brown says

    Looks like warren has the Midas touch! LOVE the crown plates! I’m thinking Three Kings Day celebration—or Easter! it anything celebrating the British monarchy…how lucky is their friend to have such a nice party thrown in her honor!

  8. Don’t we all need a Warren!!! Looking very opulent!
    Thanks for hosting each week!

  9. I love the new addition of the check mark appearing in the upper left hand corner of the tablescapes once we have viewed them. I wonder if Queen Elizabeth has a set of the crown plates!

  10. I love to see people celebrating birthdays in style, no matter what age. That’s fabulous. Thanks for having us in, Susan.

  11. Thank you Susan! Such a beautiful gold table Warren created!

  12. Who wouldn’t feel like royalty sitting at this table. As one who celebrated her 70th last year, I say Cheers to the birthday girl! Love the crown plates!!!

  13. Brenda Lawrence says

    That is a beautiful tablescape! Gosh Susan, if you came to Lancaster, PA, you would be closer to my neck of the woods as we are about an hour away from Lancaster. lol Hugs, Brenda

  14. Just beautiful! Well done!

  15. Cyndi Raines says

    Very beautiful and Happy birthday to the birthday girl!

  16. Susan,
    for some while I toyed with the idea of planning a 3-months vacation at Amish people in Lancaster as I’ve always been fascinated by their way of life, maybe I should go ahead with that plan… 🙂

  17. All that gold is gorgeous! I love the the crown plates and the stemware.

    I am so excited to be linking up my Rustic Farmhouse St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape this week! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  18. Vickie H. says

    Oh my goodness….so lovely! Adore those crown salad plates! Wondering if they are available ANYWHERE??!!!! I will mount a search! A marvelous birthday party, for sure!

    • warren giering says

      The crown plates were made by Muirfield China. We bought them at Marshalls many years ago. They rarely appear on Ebay and when they do they are very expensive.

  19. LOL, Kem! Most women would want a Warren! What a lovely table! Nothing is more elegant than gold, and Warren nailed this one! What a wonderful brother-in-law to create such a beautiful table for his sister-in-law’s 70th birthday. Warren’s a keeper!

  20. Oh I LOVE all gold – this is stunning and has really inspired me to try a slightly different twist on my usual white and gold! Thanks Warren and Susan! 🙂

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