Pat and I thought it would be appropriate to set a table in honor of this most important symbol. Fires are burning in several area throughout the state (not just the most televised one in Southern California) and we all need a reminder to be more careful when we travel through the Redwoods (or other woods if you don't live on the North Coast.)
This is a close up of Smokey from the Rudolph Wendelin's 1994 drawing "Trees are wonderful friends."
Close up of the Iaqua Lookout
The place setting
First layer of the place setting is a double napkin (one orange and the other "flame") held by a simple black napkin ring
The yellow Fiestaware tops this avocado coup dinner plate from the Dollar Store
What could be more appropriate than a wooded charger? Pat thought it was the perfect medium for a fire prevention tablescape plate
Pat chose these chunky Noritake "Iron Brown" ceramic flatware because the handles reminded her of trees
Close up of the five piece place setting
The avocado green glassware is called "Starfire Ivy" from Anchor Hocking Glass Company
Simple ironstone mugs are perfect
Pat made these "flame" napkins just for this table
Each one of the guest get a collector Smokey Bear trading card as a favor (and reminder)
This closeup of the Iaqua Lookout shows the fire finder. Down below is the sleeping quarters for the lookout that was manned (or wo-manned) 24 hours a day. These lookouts were located in very, very remote parts of the county.
These small, highly detailed Smokey figurines are from Pat's personal collection. They are made by Lefton China Company from original artwork of the famous Smokey artist, Rudolph Wendelin.
One last look at the table from the other end of the table
Brown Placemats - a gift from Pat
Wooden Chargers - Cancer's Discovery Shop in Eureka
Green Coupe Dinner Plates - Dollar Store
Yellow Luncheon Plates - Sunflower Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Yellow Bread and Butter Plates - Sunflower Fiestaware from Replacements
Green Mugs - from our local grocery store
Green Glassware - "Starfire Ivy" by Anchor Hocking Glass Company from Ross
Brown Flatware - "Iron Brown" by Noritake from my personal collection (purchased over 40 years ago)
Pat bought Ralph a Smokey hat so he can join in the celebration
We had many Rudolph Wendelin drawings around the room.
Stuffed Smokey Bear is one of several given to Pat's husband when he retired.
This is just to embarrass Pat. She was recognized for her outstanding volunteer work on fire prevention by the state in 1998.