Monday, July 23, 2012


I attended a birthday celebration like no other this weekend-the setting, a country cottage nestled amongst beautiful specimen trees and fields of flowers...
 What could be more more special, or memorable than an intimate birthday celebration housed in a fairytale cottage?
 Dinner was served in the cottage-a rustic country table set for a stylish five course farm to table gourmet celebration
 The classic canning glasses set with votives and used for cocktails compliment a trio of verdant floral arrangements wrapped in bark
Cocktails were served from an antique farm basin
 The childrens table was set for dinner and a little arts and crafts on the terrace outside the cottage
 A garland of photos starring the birthday boy 
  Cocktail hour featured a medely of artisinal cheese served on a round of maple wood
Warm bread served in a clay pot with strawberry infused sweet butter-so decadent!
The red and yellow beet salad with fresh goat cheese was a favorite
Terrain in Glen Mills, PA was the setting for this gorgeous birthday celebration.  Originally a local garden store called Styer's, its become the place to shop for specimen trees and plantings
 and source a stylish canvas tent for summer dining
 as well as shop for antique pagoda pavillions
and biergarten dining tables
their home and decor store is an amazing source for antique furniture and one of a kind gifts--and the restaurant, one of my most memorable meals--I will surely be back soon! 


Lisa Mende Design said...

What an incredible party! Thanks for sharing! I am going to retweet!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Barbara, it looks like a dream! Hope you're having a wonderful summer so far!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

what a fabulous celebration!

Acquired Objects said...

Nice party but that setting is amazing! Lucky you to have been able to celebrate with a good friend and enjoy an evening there.


I Dream Of said...

What a gorgeous party. Love all the personal details... there's some great ideas for inspiration here. Thanks, Barbara!

The enchanted home said...

Wow so charming and fairytale like, GORGEOUS!! Love all the rustic fun fun! Thanks for sharing the wonderful highlights Barbara:)

michele said...

oh me likey!

how perfectly charming and what incredible memories must have been made!



Splendid Sass said...

Thank you for sharing, Barbara. Such a nice setting and celebration. I loved the laid back surrounding and table.
Happy Monday.

L o v e l y t h i n g s said...

Looks like a perfect, decor, location. Great photos! I have never been to a Terrain, but we just moved back to CT and on our first night we went to the Shake Shack in Westport and we drove by the new Terrain. I can't wait to go check it out now that I've seen these great photos of the one in PA.

CDS said...

What a sweet party! I did the same thing for baby girl last year with the picture line. I let people take home pictures they liked of their kis with her. xoxo

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I use to live right down the road fromTerrain in Glen Mills. Have dined there several times, they have a fabulous brunch. I visit frequently purchasing flowers and gifts from their beautiful shop.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love it... everything looks so well thought out!

Donna Vining said...

What cozy place to have a birthday celebration! That trough is wonderful, and the table setting was just perfect! Loved the bread served in clay pots too!

Leslie said...

Barbara! This is spectacular! Love the table setting and the bar area, and that cheese plate is so elegant. Nothing like throwing a little rustic in the mix to create a unique and sophisticated setting.

Thanks for sharing!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

What a fun setting for a party! I loved the bark wrapped vases especially. We have a biergarten table just like that one from our time in Germany...I am now inspired to paint some stripes down the middle - that looks great!

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pretty pink tulips said...

What a birthday to remember!!! Terrain in CT is amazing, so I can only imagine how fab the original is.

Lucky birthday boy and lucky you for being included!

xoxo Elizabeth

Garden, Home and Party said...

What an amazing cottage and grounds. Very pretty.

Splendid Market said...

What a wonderful setting Barbara, simply beautiful. I love the warm bread in the flower pots. ebh

JMW said...

What an amazing place! I would love to visit such a unique setting.