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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Start Your Engines!!!

(The song playing is The Intimidator by the Charlie Daniels' Band
an ode to Dale Earnhardt. It just goes with the theme of my post if you read farther.If it's not your cup a tea please feel free to turn it off at the bottom of the page)

It's time again for Tablescape Thursday at Susan's blogspot,
Between Naps On The Porch. She graciously hosts this get-together every Thursday and makes us all feel so welcome.  
And I've also linked to It's a Very Cherry World Rednesday

This week (table is from last month) my inspiration came from Jim, or rather his love of racing, engines, and his work...he's a Chrysler Master Technician.  Nascar started thier engines in February at Daytona and everyone was glued to the TV screen. So, here's the table ready for a race day buffet...........................................
 As you can see I have mixed vintage with new. If you've clicked the image to enlarge it.....that is a replica of a Hemi engine.....LOL...if Jim had his way there would be some real auto parts here.....I figured I could use it as a pedestal for a plate lettuce, cheese, and veggie sticks. You'll also notice this is in the dining room not the Jim's disappointment.
The 1940's tablecloth is found at Black-Eyed Susan's Yard Sale last Spring. I love the unusual scenic town print. The tray is a 1950's find...can you tell I love red and white check.... It'll be perfect to serve those burgers. This aluminum lazy-susan condiment server, sitting atop plastic Dale Earnhardt drink glasses to raise it off the table a little, fits into the theme perfectly with it's chain, metal, and glass, as do these Guardian Cookware pans all from the 1940's too. The heavy metal just reminds me of the chrome on the old cars. The Lodge Dutch Oven, also sitting atop those drink glasses and a trivet too, will hold Chili for the Chili Cheeseburgers.   The tall 1940-50 Scotch Plaid round cooler holds beverages. The plates, stacked on top of a round aluminum tray that looks like a hubcap, and tall glasses are plastic with a Dale Earnhardt racing motif. I found them a few years ago at Wal-Mart. I used a few of Jim's Nascar collectibles and auto related keepsakes for more accent.
Here are close-ups of items used to create the checker flagged delight.

Well, I hope you all had fun doin laps around my table. If you were wondering the Menu included
Hot Rod Chili, Revved-up Burgers, Speedy Baked Beans, and Checker Flag Brownies.
 Now I'm gonna peel out and race over to Susan's at Between Naps On The Porch to see all the other entries...Oh you wanna come too? Fasten your seatbelt we'll take the short cut through here to Susan's and then here to It's A Very Cherry World
Before we go I wanted to remind you about the Vintage Alphabet Party I co-host over at the Etsy Cottage Style blogspot. The March Letter(s) are C and D and will be up and running the week of March 22nd. Mr. Linky should be up on Sun. the 21st. For more info go Here 
Hope we see you there! 


Low Tide High Style said...

What a clever and fun tablescape!

Kat :)

ellen b. said...

Vroom vroom! What a great tablescape!!

Beth said...

Very fun! Love the Dale Earnhardt memorabilia!

Dining Delight said...

Now that's a tablescape a MAN could get into! Very fun, looks great!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now that is a fun 'scape! Love it! And where on earth did you find those Pringles in that can? So perfect for an auto-inspired theme.

Happy Tablescape Thursday!


Sheila :-)

Jeanette said...

What a great tablescape. I had to send a link to hubby who is a huge #3 fan

Kathleen said...

Fun tablescape..buckle up for safety! :)

Julie said...

This table is to cute...Love it all

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now this looks like a fun indoor "tailgate" party!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That table setting is adorable and so masculine, Melody! I love it, and of course the vintage Everlast lazy Susan is perfect.
♥, Susan

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a neat idea for a Man table!
Now this is one a guy could really get into!

The Tablescaper said...

Now that's a tablescape even my husband would enjoy.

- The Tablescaper

Martha said...

What a clever tablescape!

SueLovesCherries said...

Now that looks like a fun party! I hope you have the pit crew ready for the clean up!

From the Kitchen said...

I'm just discovering "tablescapes" and what fun yours is! I love vintage! Never realized that Pringles did special packaging. Can't wait to check out your blog further.


Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a fun table!
Love the plaid and checkered items!


The-Bella-Casa said...!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Melody...

Ohhh...what a fun tablescape!!! I have to tell you that I first took a peek at your fun table last night while my husband was sitting here at the computer. He got a real kick out of it...since he's a car buff as well! He restores classic cars, specifically 2nd gen camaros! You have alot of great vintage memoralbilia there...enjoyed looking through it all! This is just a GRAND idea for a fun and festive table! I'm just thinking about all the men who would just love sitting down to this table for a bowl of the "revved up" chili! Hehe! Thank you so much for sharing the fun with us today!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design


Oh, I love this! I'm a Nascar fan, too! Go, NO. 24!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

What fun. I love all the race car plates and decorations. Thanks so much for sharing, and if you have a chance please come by and say hello. Cheers, Lia

Nancy said...

Oh what fun! Very creative, festive and full of color. I love the plaid ice bucket!

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh my goodness, I love all of the plaid stuff! That tablecloth is so great, and I've been looking for one of those coolers! This is a tablescape that makes me feel right at home!
Happy REDnesday!

Shirley said...

Hi Melody, Your table setting is really fun looking and makes you feel like you want to come for a visit. I always like the things that you put together. You take care.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Well done and a pleasure to enjoy and look at in detail!

Cheers Wanda Lee

Blondie's Journal said...

This table would make any race car fan happy! I love all the detail. How fun!


Bill said...

This one definitely wins "Most Original" this week! Definitely in the running for "Most Fun" and "Best Use of Color!" Loved seeing all the vintage pieces.

Have a great weekend!


Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So fun to see your idea of setting a table for men. Smarty lady.

BTW, am late as I had a problem coming directly from Stockholm §;-)

Happy w/end.

Beansieleigh said...

Love your tablescape!!.. And I have a friend who would LOVE it too! She collects Nascar items, and has a room FULL of such collectibles of all kinds and sizes!!.. I'll see what I can do for Monday! Thanks for the reminder! I really do need strings on every finger these days! ~tina