(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 garage...to 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
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