A Birthday Tablescape, Autumn Style

Good morning and Happy Birthday to my first – Alyssa, and my last – Joey! 

I remember this day 23 years ago.

And I remember this day 11 years ago. 

Both were amazing…

….you both are amazing!


Grad school and football.

Anecdotes and Sarcasm.

The Civil War and Friday Night Smackdown.

Work and play.

So different, yet so alike in many ways.

And loved.

Now, just for you, I got the table all fancied up for birthday dinner.

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I went all out for you. 

Can’t you tell?

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Lots of color.

Autumn color.

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Candlelight and turkeys.

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Fresh flowers.

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Sunlight streaming through the windows on a Pacific Northwest November day.

That is all my doing of course.

Just for your birthday.

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My cupcakes.

With squirrel toppers (just for your dad.)

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The table is set.

Ready for birthday dinner.

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Okay then – be sure to let me know when dinner is ready!

I’ll be in the den with my feet kicked up thinking about how lucky you are that I brought you into this world!

23 years ago…

… and 11 years ago.


Winking smile

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Happy Birthday!! We love you!

BLOG NOTE:  Through the holiday season, Turnstyle Vogue will be posting each day.  Yep – 7 days a week of holiday DIY, tips, thoughts and some furniture thrown in here and there.  Please be sure to stop by and say hi – or share your own!


Be inspired,

Wicker chargers:  Pottery Barn

Copper chargers:  Pottery Barn

Yellow plates:  Fred Meyer

Harvest plates:  Home Goods

Hurricanes:  Pottery Barn

Hurricane wreaths:  Ben Franklin

Turkeys:  Pottery Barn

Linen Napkins:  Fred Meyer

Cupcake pedestals:  Turnstyle Vogue DIY (posted here)


Linking to:

Cowgirl Up! at Crafty Texas Girls
Get Your Craft On – Today’s Creative Blog
Metamorphosis Monday
Home Stories A To Z
Thrifty Decor Chick – First Monday of Every Month


Tip Junkie handmade projects

DIY By Design
Project Queen
Tip Junkie
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co.
Not Just A Housewife
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
House of Grace – Twice Owned Tuesday
A Stroll Through Life
Primitive and Proper
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Restore Interiors
domestically speaking: power of paint party
From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
 Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch   
My Repurposed Life
beyond the picket fence
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
house of hepworths 
36th avenue


Southern Hospitality – Thrifty Treasures
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Miss Mustard Seed
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Freckled Laundry
Tater Tots and Jello
stuff and nonsense


Funky Junk Interiors
The DIY Showoff
Be Different Act Normal

Sisters of the Wild West – Sister Sunday Link Party
Nifty Thrifty Things
Under The Table And Dreaming

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  1. Sweet very sweet. How ironic they share the same day. Lovely table Shari and a Happy birthday to them.

  2. That is crazy they have the same birth day. But what is really nuts are those cupcake toppers.


  3. Happy Birthday Alyssa and Joey, have a great year!

  4. How fun that both children were born on the same day! Your table looks wonderful for the season AND for celebrating birthdays. Those little squirrel cupcake toppers are darling!

  5. Happy Birthday to Alyssa and Joey! What great kiddos you have! (And way cute cupcakes too!)

  6. Brenda J. M says:

    Wonderful they share a day and I can imagine at times how they wish they had “their own special day”. The joy of youth huh?
    BIRTHDAY WISHES ALL AROUND from Oshawa Ontario.

    * may I ask what is that shade on the wall? in some shots it appears black and others a very dark brown…inquiring minds like mine and all, would love to know.

  7. How fun ~ sister and brother sharing a birthday! Your table looks beautiful. I like the idea of calling for “take-out” while you prop your feet up :) Have a wonderful evening with them.

  8. Happy Birthday!
    Beautiful post and gorgeous photography. Very creative! Love those gorgeous fall colours. Warm and cozy setting.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  9. Hi Shari: What a pretty tablescape–I love the leaf plates and the plaid napkins in the wine glasses! Happy birthday to your kids–hope they had a great day.

  10. How fun to have a double Birthday! Your table looks beautiful, as do your children!! Makes for a wonderful celebration!