Wednesday, April 1, 2009

TABLESCAPE THURSDAY

It is once again time to play with our dishes as it is Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to stop by Susan's blog for a list of participants with all of their beautiful tablescapes!

I've done a simple pre-Easter tablescape for lunch with the grandkids. What is better for lunch than home-made macaroni and cheese, fruit salad, and chocolate candy for dessert!!

I've pulled out some of my vintage Easter decorations including an Easter basket from the 1950s, a paper-mache bunny, and a large paper-mache egg candy container from Western Germany.

Here is the candy container open with it's pretty toile lining and scalloped border.

I've set the table with glasses from The Dollar Tree, my Mikasa Italian Countryside white dishes, and some brown & white transferware salad plates from Marshalls.


I gathered up some old tin toys from around the house to use for all of the chocolate candy at each individual place setting. First, a toy wheel barrow.

A small sand pail.

A miniature tin basket.

And, a toy farm wagon.

I made the tablecloth from a twin sheet from Wal-mart ($3) with an added border of leftover striped quilting fabric. The napkins are also leftover quilting fabric.


I know the grandkids will enjoy it - especially all of the chocolate. After they get all hyper from the candy, I'll take them home to their parents. That's what Grandmothers do!!!

23 comments:

Christi at A Southern Life said...

Love the vintage stuff. Very unique. Lucky grandkids!

Happy To Be said...

Love this Sally..but you know I love all those vintage toys girl...looks wonderful and they you go again with your sheets and making something else out of them..I love to send the grand babies home after there sugar high...thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Martha said...

What a cute tablescape. Love all the little toys -- they really make the table. It's a great table.

Shelia said...

HI Sally! Oh, what a sweet and lovely table you've set! I love your vintage Easter things! Your glasses are gorgeous and you got them at the Dollar store! I must go shopping! :)
Your plates are so pretty! I'm sure your young men will love this table.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love all your vintage items. Your grandkids will definitely enjoy this table.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Sally, what a darling tablescape..all of your vintage toys used to hold the candy is just wonderful...I love your tablecloth...might have to borrow that idea..:-) Thanks so much for swinging by and your prayers, they are so appreciated...one hour at a time...I know your grandkids are going to love this... I do....
many many hugs ~lynne~

Smilingsal said...

What a terrific idea to have an Easter luncheon for the grandkids! I'm sure they'll love it.

bj said...

Oh, Sally....what great ideas I am getting from you today. I love those vintage toys..hope I can find somthing like them. And, I am going to make myself a tablecloth...your's is so pretty...and I love cloths!!
Great job!!

Janie's World said...

True Vintage!!! I love how you used those little vintage toys at each setting. I need some of those brown plates-Love them. Everything looks great!

Chandy said...

Lovely table and those dishes, I love!

Domestic Designer said...

I love that you made your tablecloth and napkins. I am a sewer too so I really appreciate your hard work! Great job!

Raggedy Girl said...

Beautiful table and I love the idea of table cloths from sheets and I need to hit the dollar store for some pretty glasses like yours.

from Roberta Anne
The Raggedy Girl

Joyce said...

Sewing your own tablecloth and napkins is amazing. I am sewing challenged. I absolutely positively am going to steal your idea about putting the candy in the kids toys. Thanks for sharing this fun tablesscape.
Joyce

Joy said...

I love your pretty tablescape! Your grandchildren are very lucky to have you for a grandma. You are creating such wonderful memories for them.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Pretty table, Sally!! I have glasses like yours. Mine are from Old Time Pottery, many years ago.

Bo said...

Hi Sally...you are the perfect grandma as far as I'm concerned...
Feed 'em & return 'em with their little bellies full of no-nos..
That's what I like to do to my grandson...heehee...;-) Bo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Absolutely adorable! I love those vintage toys! You have used all of the vintage decor so creatively, and I really liked your tablescape. laurie

ceekay said...

Darling how you used all the little vintage toys for the candy. Being a grandma is the BEST!

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

Hehe...don't you just love being a Grandma? I do the same thing when I have my grandkids...load up em' up with candy and then give them back to mom! hehe!!! Well my friend, you have certainly set a lovely Easter table...so creative and so much fun!!! Your grandchildren will love it! I love the idea of using the vintage toys and filling them with candy to set at each place setting! Darling!!! I was really admiring your pretty decorated egg from Germany...it's beautiful! Love your pretty table, my friend! Have lots of fun with those kiddos!!!

Sally, I was so thrilled to hear you and your daughter's good news!!! Praise the Lord!!! Also so happy to hear that your son is safely back in the states!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Now that's my kind of lunch! It's all very pretty! The German egg is beautiful! What lucky grandkids!

Manuela

Mary said...

oh, how cute!!! Love the tin toys, and the transferware plates. Such a fun table. :)

Susie Q said...

So cute! So fun! The addition of the vintage toys is perfect! i LOVE them! You always have the best ideas and the prettiest table!

Love,
Sue

The American Homemaker said...

It all looks so great! I love the mix and match of it :)