Schumann Wild Rose

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Grandparents Day Table

Next Sunday is Grandparent's Day, and Pat designed this week's table with just one thing in mind: to celebrate the day that honors all grandparents. They are the living tie to the past. As everyone knows, one of the purposes that the day was created was to help children become more aware of what older people have to offer - their knowledge and information, their strength, the verbal history, and their guidance. Hopefully, if you are blessed to still have grandparents around, you will take advantage of the day.
Pat set an informal, simple table using vintage dinnerware

The centerpiece is a collection of "Nana's Family" dolls by Annie Wahl from Richard Simmons. Our Mom collected these sweet resin "seniors." 

In addition to vintage Fiesta dinnerware, Pat added a small accent plate that she found at a thrift store. She placed shrimp cocktail holders in front of each place setting since most of the seniors in our family love all "kinds" of cocktails.
Nothing fancy here - "Reverie" silverplate by Oneida

Inexpensive glassware from the Dollar Store - champagne served with dinner to celebrate the day

The bottom is filled with crushed ice to keep the shrimp (or anything else) cold - we've had these handy things for years

This figurine is "Aunt Della Mae" but she reminds both Pat and me of our Grandmother dressed for church (Being a good Italian Catholic born in Italy, Grandma didn't show as much "leg" however)

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Ecru Lace Placemats - from Lentz Department Store (one of the last remaining departments stores - small but it has everything)
Fiesta Dinnerware - from Macy's, eBay, and Replacements
Small Accent Plates - from "Tailwaggers" (a local thrift store where all profits go to animal rescue)
Glassware - from the Dollar Store
Flatware - "Reverie" Silverplate by Oneida from eBay
Glass Shrimp Cocktail Servers - from the cupboard (years and years old)
Napkins - Tuesday Morning several years ago
Centerpiece Figurines (Dolls) - "Nana's Family" by Annie Wahl from the Richard Simmons Collection

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" blog party this Monday at Rustic & Refined:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

1 comment:

  1. As always, your table is both beautiful and creative. The figurines just make it! Love the son is so blessed at age 33 to still have all 4 grandparents and he makes special time to spend with them either when he visits or by phone.