Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Retro Tablescape

It's good ole Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks, Susan. There are many great tables to see over there!


Today, I'm doing a retro table. I love retro, and I love red, and I have a lot of both. :)




I hated to cover this cute placemat with the dinnerware. (Did you notice my faux paux? I didn't have the knife turned right. ooops!) The flatware is from BB&Beyond.




I used my white, Walmart dishes, my red and white napkins, and simple, white napkin rings.





The green, tin picnic basket, vintage s&p shakers, and egg cup are from Ebay.







Vintage Holt Howard egg cup.







Vintage Hazel Atlas rooster cups. Love these. :)








This cookbook is an original, but I've seen repro's of it recently.



I thought this little tray fit in nicely.



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Here's where I got my inspiration. This little book is just full of cute projects. After seeing this pic, I searched Ebay, and found the same picnic basket, egg cup, and cook book. The rest of the stuff I already had.




Thanks for visiting me. I loved having you!!!!












32 comments:

susan said...

I love the egg cup! I have this original cookbook from my mother also. It is still my tried and true source for many things! Great table!

Eileen said...

I want everything on this table! You lucky, lucky girl! I'm getting on Ebay right now!

Your placemats remind me of a dish towel I have from my grandmother, it is such a prized possession of mine. And every item on your table here must be prized possessions of yours!
I've so been longing lately for the home of my childhood, and this is making me yearn all the more.
It's nice to have bits and pieces of our past to hang onto.
Obviously I love this tablescape.
All the best,
Eileen

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love this retro look - you did a great job with that inspiration picture and even took it up another notch! Love this!

Leann said...

What fun photos!! I love it and you'll see how much I love vintage things if you stop by The Old Parsonage!

Enjoy!
Leann

Blondie's Journal said...

I just love all of the bright colors and your vintage treasures. I remember the cookbook, although it was not my mother's...maybe a relative or a friend of my mother's...in any case, you have created such a cute tsblescape. I really enjoyed it!!

xoxo
Jane

Entertain Exchange said...

Your retro table is great. Love all the pieces and the bright colors make your photos pop!

food with style said...

very cute, love the cookbook and milk bottle~

Sarah said...

What a cheerful table. Loved my visit! Thanks for sharing your creative tablescape.

Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.

http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Ooo, loving your table this week. I love, love, love that rooster cup and I'm not even a rooster kind of gal, lol! Love the cookbook, love the milk jar, love the s&p shakers...ah shoot. Love it all!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

I love this! I love retro too and you've done well...I'll have to look into that book! The PM are darling and love the check nap too! Great job!

Happy@Home said...

Your table is so cute. If I were you I think I would just leave it set up that way all the time. It just makes me happy looking at it:-)

I have that very same flea market book sitting on my bookcase. I'm impressed with how you used if for inspiration on this darling tablescape.

Shelia said...

Hi D! What a darling table. You have some great retro things. I like retro too! I think you table is cuter than the one on the cover of the book! I adore that precious rooster egg cup! Oh, just love it all. I've signed in to be a follower of yours.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie Pearson said...

Oh so cute and fun! Love love the rooster egg holder.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi D! Just passing through, but loving roosters as much as I do, I had to stop and say how much I LOVE your tablescape today! Love the Hazel Atlas cups, the red gingham, the embroidered napkin.. ALL of it, beautiful! ~tina

Joanie said...

Hello! Love your table! Very, very cute. Love all of the retro touches. The milk bottle and the little mugs are adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dining Delight said...

Terrific retro tablescape! Your little table by the window is so similar to what we have at our house. We have the same grid-lined windowpanes! DH and I share our breakie there in the morning. Isn't it nice to sit there and look outside?

DD

Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Cookbooks said...

Love the retro ... remember having a tablecloth just like those placemats ... when I was a kid! Great table ... I'm loving these blog parties, too. It is so much fun.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

D...you are sooo smart! I am amazed that you were able to find the same basket and create your own table! I love it! So bright and cheerful...and those napkins are adorable. What an enchanting, whimsical tablescape! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for TT!
Susan

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this! It's bright and cheerful and perfect!

Tootsie said...
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Bill said...

You interpreted your inspiration photo perfectly! Great items used to beautiful effect! Nicely done ...

Hope your weekend goes well.

bill

Tootsie said...

okay...I had to remove the first comment as I got two thoughts mixed together and the whole thing was not meant for you!!! lol....I did say that I love the job you did to create the inspiration table!!! I need a copy of that book...but the rest was me thinking of another blogger at the same stupid time! thanks for the great post and the tip on that book!

Chari said...

Hi D...

Just wanted to come by after reading the sweet note that you left for me on my "Celebration Giveaway"...thank you so much for coming by!!! I also wanted to thank you for being a follower of Happy To Design...it's such a pleasure having you!!! I just think that your blog is delightful...I just went through several of your blog posts! Girl, I can't believe that you got to tour Francesca's home...I love Bridges of Madison County...the book and the movie! Bet you had a blast getting to go thru that house...so nostalgic!!!

Well my friend...let's talk about this awesome vintage tablescape of yours...I just adore it!!! Like you, I love all things vintage and I love, love, LOVE red!!! So I think your tablescape is fabulous!!! Your vintage placemats are so beautiful...love them! I don't know if I've ever seen placemats done in the pretty vintage fabric and patterns! Your place setting is beautiful...love how the vintage placemats look with that pretty red & white checked napkin...ohhh, and I love the red handled flatware! Your centerpiece is certainly the focal point...I love it!!! By the way...I have that very same cookbook...it's an original as well...belonged to my late mother-in-law! I love that cookbook! This is really a beautiful table, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!! And thank you again for coming by...leaving such a sweet comment and also...following my blog! It's so very nice to meet you and I wish you the best in my giveaway drawing!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I think your table is wonderful!! I love the retro look and the red and white is one of my faves! The cute gingham napkins, the egg cup, the tray and the wonderful vintage placemats! That book looks like a good one! Cindy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl you had me at retro...which is one of my favorite things...Now I loved seeing this table and how you put it all together...AWESOME job...I added you on my blog list so I can be sure and see all the wonderful things you do...May you have a special weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thank you for the visit. :) I LOVE that green tin picnic basket...it really makes your tablescape pop! :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love the retro colors! Cute roosters! Great job putting this together!

Katherine

Lady Katherine said...

I love you did a table just like the book! You have the perfect spot! I spotted the green tin, apple and napkins first off, love them. Egg cup is great, the vintage linens, I will never turn down a rooster! Love this table! Awesome!

Sharlotte said...

What a great table! I really like your bright colors ~ very appealing and eye~catching. I too have my grandmother's cookbook, it's something I treasure.

I think you did a great job from the inspirational book. It's perfect!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I wanted to come back and visit you today after I went to all the Oz parties and I'm so glad I did! I Love the Retro table, but when I got to the bottom and seen how you'd collected everything to recreate it at home - I Was Impressed!!! You are a very clever girl! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Kathleen said...

What a darling table, D! Very retro..so cute!

Kerrie said...

I enjoy your site very much, the vintage table was just great! K