Anyway, to support both teams and show no preference (sorry, Jim and Jennifer - Pat's husband and daughter who both graduated from Ferndale High School), we set the table once again in the traditional, neutral "cow" theme.
Over view of the table - needless to say, I have straw EVERYWHERE
Close up of the place setting
Flatware is black ceramic "Decision" by Noritake
Of course, Pat had to use matching glassware
Pat made the napkins from spotted cow theme material
Even the napkin ring is a cow.....
Yellow bowl is "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach
Both the salad plate and dinner plate have the spotted cow look
Close up of the five piece place setting of flatware
The centerpiece is a bouquet of small sunflowers in a vintage pitcher sitting on straw (what's not on my floor, chairs, dachshunds, etc........)
Pat used cow salt and pepper shakers nestled "in the hay"
Yes, we have a cow butter dish, too. Pat's husband was raised on a dairy ranch......
Place card holders are all cows - naturally, the name tag is cow theme, too.
Creamer and sugar bowl sit among the hay.......
What to drink? Milk, what else? From our local creamery
Coffee/tea cup for those who prefer something stronger than milk
My family thought I had "lost it" when I brought Ralph home several years ago. How could they think such a thing? Everyone can use a three and a half foot tall frog in their livingroom....Here he stands in front of our version of the teams' milk can.
One last look at the table from the other end
Ah, Ralph! Handsome as ever with his bouquet of flowers and milk can......
Where it came from:
Placemat - from Pier 1
Dishware - "Spotted Cow" by Tienshan from Replacements and eBay
Flatware - "Decision" by Noritake from eBay
Glassware - from Replacements
Yellow Bowls - "Fun Factory" by Waeschtersbach from Replacements
Napkins - Handmade by Pat (fabric is still available at JoAnn's)
Cow Napkin Rings - vintage from our collection but I see them on eBay a lot
Cow Name Card Holders - Pier 1
Candle Holders - Discovery Shop (our local Cancer Society Thrift Store)
White Pitcher - vintage
Ralph - from Robert's (a wonderful store full of treasures long out of business)
Milk Can - a gift to me from Silvie Moranda (Pat's wonderful late father-in-law)
We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday: http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/