Jac o' lyn Murphy: The Perfect Pairings for an 85th Birthday-Hyacinth, Grape Leaves and Fine Wine

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Perfect Pairings for an 85th Birthday-Hyacinth, Grape Leaves and Fine Wine

Bob founded Woodside Vineyards in 1960
so elements of his fabulous winery 
were a must for his 85th Birthday Celebration.

I am definitely not a florist.
When asked to do the centerpieces,
 I knew I wanted to do something simple and potted 
so I didn't have to do any arranging!

The etched glass hurricanes reminded me of sparkling wine
and I loved that they were slightly whimsical...

The hyacinth were so elegant.
They were in the perfect shades of white and purple, 
and topped with corks they would remind everyone of Bob.

I topped the table cards with grape leaves...

and placed the place cards in cork holders...
(different colored leaves signified their entree choice)

across the street from the new Facebook headquarters.
Thank you Bob, fifty years after its debut, 
your wine will be enjoyed by a whole new generation.


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  1. Brilliant Alexis!! Love the way you used the corks for placecard holders and the grape leaf embellishments. Oh and Bob -- that is one stellar monogram you have there - love it!
    xo Cathy

  2. Whoa ... those look VERY expensive there Alexis. I hope somebody is paying a lot for those. They sure are beautiful.

  3. Very Pretty- everything looks lovely and creative. Love the hurricanes!

  4. I attended the party and so very many commented on the detail and loveliness of the many things Alexis did for the event. It was show stopping!

  5. What a fabulous job Alexis!!! Love the escort cards with the grape leaves.
    Bet you know what I am thinking ;-)

  6. I love, love the colors!
    You made it so personal. Lucky friends!
    Another friday's favorite for sure :-)


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