Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Seafood for Savannah

This past weekend we celebrated Savannah's birthday.  It's hard to believe she is 15.  Goodness, how time flies!  It seems like just yesterday she was a little girl toddling around!
I let Savannah chose the "theme" for this tablescape.  She decided on seafood!
Her favorite seafood is fried alligator.  No, I didn't cook any. Her dad picked some up from a local restaurant.  I've never tried to cook alligator!  We used this vintage Motorola radio that was in Hunter's collection as part of the centerpiece.
We pulled the colors from the embroidered crab napkins (ebay).
We started by draping the table with a white tablecloth and a fish net ($Tree) in the center.  The place mats were a great buy at the grand opening of the new Goodwill.  Red square plates (JCPenney) were topped with clear clam salad plates (Trash to Treasure).  The clear glass allows the crab napkin to show though nicely.  The plate handled flatware (TtoT) brings out the black outline of the crab.
 Wine glasses are Mikasa "The Ritz" and the other glass is a yard sale find. There are outlines of seafood around the bottom.
Some Tabasco salt and pepper shakers....
with a few shells scattered here and there.
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  1. Very pretty table. Fried alligator? Much more adventurous in eating then me!! I know how you feel about them growing up so fast, my "baby" will be 15 in September. "The days are long, but the years are fast."

  2. what a cute, cute party! found you via the blog hop xo

  3. Fabulous setting, Tammy! Is that new GW in the metro area? I'm sure the party was a sensation. Congratulations!

  4. How fun! I love the red and especially the table centerpiece...what a great item!

  5. Your table scape turned out great. Just love the seafood theme that you have.

  6. Tammy, you put so much into the eye-catching details of the table. I don't even like seafood, but I saw that little radio in the link at no minimalist here and had to come and check it out. What a joy to see your creative setting. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop and see me at Quirky Vistas.

  7. Very cute table, and perfect for a seafood feast. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

  8. What a wonderful table. The radio centerpiece is perfect for your setting.

  9. What fun party theme! The decor is perfect and such bargains you found.

  10. Hi Tammy, Thanks for coming over to check out my centerpiece, etc. and to follow. My "follow me" gadget just take a few seconds to load sometimes. So glad you came by!

  11. Belated Happy Birthday to Savannah! What a fun tablescape. I love that radio! I've never had alligator meat. I have heard that it tastes like chicken, but then that's what is said about lots of exotic meat. Wishing Savannah many more happy years to come and wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day. I am your newest follower.

    Susan and Bentley

  12. Belated happy birthday to your sweet 15 year old. She picked a great table.. What a truly charming table.. love the centerpiece.. so cool. Just perfect. have a blessed week and weekend.. xo marlis

  13. Cool radio! This is so cute and well put together -- thanks for sharing. Hope your daughter loved it.

  14. Fried Alligator! Really? Wow! That is one special young lady you are raising, she is going to be an independent thinker for sure! I love it! I also love this tablescape it's wonderful! The placemats really seem to pull it all together well and give it that sea fishermans look to me. It's beautiful too! Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter!

  15. Hello!
    I'm your newest follower and I'd be delighted to have you follow back!

    I just love your seafood tablescape! That radio is fabulous, I'm sure I could not fix alligator at home either, thank goodness for restaurants and stores that sell it! :)
    ~Happy Birthday~ to your daughter. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  16. YIKES! Fried alligator?? I have never heard of this. What a beautiful table! I love how you used the napkins and the clear plates. That is very clever. Love the netting and shells. What a wonderful radio! Happy birthday to your daughter!

  17. Fried alligator a favorite...think I may have to pass on that one! Cute table...I like using the clear plate so you can see the napkin.

  18. Very pretty. I love it. Alligators are only in my nightmares!

  19. What a fun table. Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

  20. What a cute cute setting! I hope Savannah had a fabulous birthday. My son use to want crawfish on his birthday. Thanx for coming to the party!

  21. I'm not even sure where to start, Tammy. This is super, super, super, super cool!!! I am so late getting to posts this week as we prepare to hit the road yet again tomorrow (nothing fun...just Ramon's work again). I am glad I took a break to sit down and get to this one! You did a marvelous job! I love how it appears as if the crab on the napkin is underwater, making ripples in the water. That is a really cool effect! That radio is just too wild! It came in the box with the dishes?!?!!! What a great idea!!! The alligator head is pretty cool, too! Great to see you pick up on the outline of the crab with the black flatware. This really rocks! Happy Birthday to Savannah!

  22. Love the Motorola Radio as centerpiece, then complimented by your sea inspired plates, and bold black flatware. Awesome decision to choose seafood as the theme. Clearly, she has great taste. Happy Birthday to her. Thanks for sharing. Happy Memorial Weekend. ~CJ

  23. This is so very special! Alligator - fascinating - I've tried it once - that it would be her favorite! Love the dishes, napkins and vintage radio, stemware etc...wonderful way to celebrate a young lady's birthday - yes the years go by way too fast - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  24. Sounds so Australian §;-) but alligator is really palatable. I tried when I lived in Australia ages ago. I am drooling now.

    I love the red touch of your settings. This makes the whole ambiance luxurious.

    Great job.



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