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I had fully intended to post my Thanksgiving tablescape today but I can’t let the opportunity slip by without wishing my most loyal follower, most frequent commenter, my best friend, one of my two favorite people in the world, my beautiful (inside and out) daughter – a Happy Birthday!

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Marissa Lynn, I love you to the moon and back! Ever since you’ve lived away from home, basically since your freshman year in college, my favorite thing about Thanksgiving has been that it is so close to your birthday. You always come home for Thanksgiving, which means I always get to celebrate YOU!

velvet-queen-sunflower

Since flowers are a traditional birthday gift, I’ll  keep with the Thanksgiving posts and show a few photos of the Thanksgiving centerpieces I made. How gorgeous are these Velvet Queen Sunflowers!

thanksgiving-centerpiece

They really do look and feel like velvet. I found them at Trader Joe’s and went crazy over them.

pumpkin-tureen

I used my orange and green pumpkin soup tureens as the vessels for the flowers. I then set those, along with their lids, atop wood slabs that were set on top of dyed and natural burlap runners.

green-tureen

Birthday girl, I hope there are more flowers in future on your special day. You deserve an entire field of them!!

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Love,

Mom xoxo

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3 comments

1 Marissa { 12.01.16 at 7:35 AM }

Yay! Thanks, Mom! I will always be your biggest fan.

2 Anonymous { 12.01.16 at 7:42 AM }

Happy Birthday to your beautiful baby girl!!! (Hugs and happy Marissa!) Linda, those flowers are gorgeous, love the arrangement. So glad you have Marissa home to celebrate, much to be thankful for! xo

3 Sheila { 12.01.16 at 10:44 AM }

Such sweetness! Happy Birthday to Marissa!

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