Tablescapes, Sunflowers, Fish and a Birthday!


“Hey Gigi, do you want to play Barbie’s with me?” CC asked

“Hmmm…you know what, Mr. Rex is coming to dinner tonight

His birthday is in a few days, why don’t we set a special table…”

“Ohhh, that would be fun, I love to decorate!!” she said





“Mr. Rex loves to fish,

so let’s use our fish plates and have a fish theme,” I suggested





“And we could put birthday stuff at his place!” exclaimed CC





In no time at all, we had a festive fishy table!





We used sunflowers and a large hydrangea for a simple bright centerpiece





It was nice and low, so the conversation could flow!





It is perched on a fish platter,

with fish everywhere, all a scatter…





Fish are on the plates and glasses,

even the napkin rings had a fishy zing!





We put a birthday plate and pail at the place of honor





A garland of flags and a birthday hat,

Mr. Rex will certainly know where he will be sat





Candles on his glass and plate,

Just perfect for his birthday cake!





I highly recommend a tablescaping assistant,

Determined to make everything perfect, CC was very persistent!!




Juicy Details

I painted the fish glasses after I bought the plates and pitcher 5 years ago {HomeGoods}

Painting fish is easy peasy, an almond shape, and eye and a fin or two… just be sure to use paint made for glass, that can be cured in the oven to make it waterproof, like this DecoArt Glass paint here






Birthday pail, plates, glass tutorial here






Pineapple Teriyaki BBQ Chicken & Bacon Kebabs,

was enjoyed by all




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37 Responses to “Tablescapes, Sunflowers, Fish and a Birthday!”
  1. CC is going to be like her grandmother with her entertaining skills. I know Mr. Rex felt celebrated at this fun and fishy table. I can’t resist a sunflower centerpiece…it just makes me smile. Happy Sunday, Jenna!

    • Thanks Pam, I have been getting flowers from Publix using Shipt, they do a great job picking them out! Even though we didn’t have a gift, Rex loved his birthday dinner and said it was one of his best birthdays 🙂

  2. Nancy says:

    Happy Sunday dear Jenna! Loved, loved, loved your table full of fun and cheer. And more gorgeous painted glasses that I love so dear.

    Happy Birthday Mr. Rex!

  3. Rita C. says:

    CC is a great assistant, but she has a great mentor! I went back to the kabab recipe, and boy, do those look good! HHjr may be the grill master, but sounds like he had a great mentor as far as recipes go! It is right for the Queen to perch on the porch for peace and quiet!

    • Thanks so much Rita, CC is so much fun, boundless enthusiasm! Chicken, bacon and pineapple are made for each other, one of our favorites…thank you for the sweet words

  4. Rosie M. says:

    Love your table, Jenna. How nice to have an assistant: she absolutely has the tablescaping gene from her Gigi!

  5. lghiggins says:

    CC is a mini-Jenna. How sweet that is for a grandmother! The two of you did a great job using the resources you had previously created and collected. (Lots more fun than Barbies.) You evenly cleverly dropped into rhyming couplets. What a delightful post for a Sunday morning.

  6. pattyanneart says:

    Beautiful table, Jenna! 💚

  7. I hope Mr. Rex knows how good he has it when someone wants to treat hm right on his birthday! That’s the perfect festive table and who couldn’t help but feel honored!

  8. How fun that you had an attentive assistant! I’d eat some of those kabobs… Even at this hour of 5:30 in the morning:@)

  9. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh how fun to have CC being your assistant and to share all the fun of creating. She is learning from the best. I’m sure Mr. Rex enjoyed all the details that were made just for him. Hope you have a nice relaxing week……

  10. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, CC did a wonderful job as your tablescaping assistant. It looks like she may take after her sweet grandmother. Everything looks so cheerful and happy! The perfect birthday setting, and the dinner sounds delicious!

  11. Regality3 says:

    In addition to liking the fishy tablescape, I also like that some of the photos are free of shadows from the overhead.

  12. Kitty says:

    Isn’t it so nice to have an assistant? Miss CC did a wonderful job, and I’m sure Mr Rex appreciated his place of honor and the kabobs!

  13. Mary says:

    Adorable Jenna! How fun you have a tablescaping assistant in CC ♥

  14. Rebecca Payne says:

    So cute!

  15. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  16. Karen says:

    Celebrating ones birthday at your home has to be a real treat.

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