October 17, 1810 was the date of the first Oktoberfest ever held. Originally to celebrate a wedding and enjoying it so much, the community continued to celebrate each year (with the exception of the time it was cancelled for the Napoleonic War) thru today. Currently, the Bavarian festival attracts over six million people from all around the world and continues to grow even though it can be a bit pricey. The average price for a litter (a little over four cups) of beer - the customary size serving - is around $13-$15. Most attendees drink many, many liters.....
Pat set this week's table using the colors of the German flag and not the time-honored blue and white colors of Oktoberfest. She featured German-made Waechtersbach dinnerware and lots of traditional beer steins.
Glassware is from the Dollar Tree
Where it came from:
Colorful Plastic Weave Place Mats - From Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
Dinnerware - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from various places (Replacements,Ltd., eBay, Tuesday Morning, Antique stores)
Bread and Butter Plate - Black "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Replacements,Ltd.
Flatware - "Pinch" by Mikasa from Costco last month
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree years ago (but still available)
Red Napkin - from Linentablecloth.com
Beer Steins - from my collection
This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/