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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Daydream of Dinner for Two

I was daydreaming the other day..............................................................................
Of a vintage inspired outside table set for two...................................................................

(gasp) something like this...........................

Oh wait a minute, it's no daydream, there is a table fixed for two!

I had fun with this table. It's quick and simple.  Here's some of my retro collection mixed with some
new retro inspired accessories I used.

These  placemats were found at Wal-Mart last week for .99!!! They look so 50's
The acrylic plates are from there too for $1

This huge 1950's BBQ platter was found at a local Antique Store
This is a 1940-50 baked bean pot. They came in a set of four in an aluminum handled carrier
It's marked Harker. I've had them since before I was married.
This retro 50's 'Eat at Jim's' condiment set is new from Home Depot. It's perfect for when Jim's family comes over.
These corn holders..feel retro to me, are also from Home goods.

This Frosty rootbeer bottle and Mountain Dew bottle are straight from the 60's. \\
Well, the hamburgers are done...the sun is setting...guess I'll donn my vintage apron, add some candlelight and torches, and sit with Jim to see how his day went.

If you want to see something closer just click the picture ;D

Later I'll be off visiting Susan at Between Naps on the Porch For Tablescape Thursday. If you want to go just click Here


Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Such a cute picnic all your retro things...How wonderful your cruets have hubbys name!!!

Shirley said...

Hi Melody, I hope it is cool when you sit outside to eat. It has been so terribly hot here the last few days. It cool down a little, but I wish it would cool down some more. We had our first traffic jamb due to the Chief's training camp. I know where not to go if they are having an evening practice. I am playing catch up with all of my friends tonight. I like your new look. Take care. Your Missouri Friend.

Lesa said...

What a cute whimsical table setting!

I have thought of getting cards made for my blogs to give out too.

Thanks for visiting my Rednesday

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a cool retro table! Love it!


Entertaining Women said...

Your retro collection makes a wonderful picnic tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute setting! Lovin' your platter, and my son's name is Jim... might have to head over to the Depot!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Sweet little dream. Love the little corn holders.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

KitschKrafts said...

I LOVE that BBQ platter. I have seen it before in shops, but it's always pretty banged up and not worth what they are asking for it. It was featured in that book Patio-Daddy-O and I have wanted one ever since I saw it in there.
Lucky you!

Barbara said...

What fun! The vintage feel is just wonderful.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Melody--
Such a cute picnic setting!!! It is so cheerful and I love the colors!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh this is sweet and doggone cute! Hope you enjoyed your dinner and that your evening was lovely.

daylily777 said...

I love your cool retro tablescape !

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a fun table setting!
Love the vintage soda perfect!

Enjoy this beautiful weekend!
Kimberly :-)

Sandy said...

Love all your vintage items, I have a few old bottles they are fun to tablescape with. Great plates, everything blends so well together. Wonderful ideal in the previous post with the tote and tablecloth. Thanks for sharing and for visiting.

Mimi said...

What a fun table!

Tea said...

Wow, Melody, your vintage collections must be asounding! _giggles_ I love the bbq platter and those bean pots - adorable!

Sherrie said...

Wait those placemats came from Wal-mart. I am on my way to pick some up. Thanks. Love your tablescape.

Susan said...

I really enjoyed your retro- pic nic
setting! reminds me of my childhood
back in the 50s!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Melody your dinner for two "al fresco" looks so inviting are you sure you can't change it to a picnic for a bunch of us? :-) I'm glad you like the new blog look and I to wish you coudl step through the screen. :-)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Melody,
What an inviting retro tablescape. I love how you mixed your collections with the new. Too wonderful. The colors are so outdoor fun and make the food even more yummy!!
The cruets are so great with your hubby's name and the vintage soda bottles are awesome. Love the vintage BBQ tray too. We had one when I was growing up.

Nice to see you today. Thank you for stopping by. I missed all my friends while on vacation.
Have a great night.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Nancy said...

Melody, I love the 50's cute, casual and fun. Wish I'd seen some of the placemats. Those are adorable and for that price you can't go wrong!
I posted a reply on my blog about your runner you're working on. I cannot wait to see what you're up to with the fabrics you said reminded you of transferware. I'll be watching!