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Sunday, October 26, 2008

GIRLFRIEND'S DESSERT PARTY!






For this week's Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, I am hosting a "girlfriend's dessert party" for my niece, who is a senior in high school. I'll be serving coke floats (Do people still do coke floats-you know, scoops of ice cream with coke poured over). There will also be assorted cookies.




The coke floats will be served in these bright blue goblets . I saw these in one of those locked cabinets at an Antique Mall. Although I just knew, since they were in a locked cabinet, they were going to be too expensive for me, I asked to see them. That's how I learned that they were asking $10 for the setof 8 of them, but they would take $8.00 for the set. That is also when I learned that they are a heavy plastic, which I really liked better. That meant I could serve my grandchildren treats in them. (I also got the 8 matching banana split boats) I was surprised they were plastic. Could you tell?




My very simple centerpiece is a metal doll (given to me by my dear friend, Susie, years ago). I keep her on a dresser top in my closet, where she holds vintage jewelry (just as she's now doing on my table).



Each goblet is on a plate similar to this one. I waited months for Tuesday Morning to mark these down to a price I could consider a bargain! My husband always says "it isn't a bargain if you're not going to use it", so I make a point of using these every chance I get.

This one says, "A woman's work is never done, so why bother"



I love having a chance to use vintage hand stitched place mats and napkins. I liked the way they looked with these kind of modern-looking women.

This plate says "I've been on a diet for two weeks,
and all I lost was two weeks".




My napkin rings are vintage bracelets (yeah, I have a lot of vintage).

"If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them."

Do you think I'm going to have some giggling teenage girls at my house?


"Work as if you don't need the money;

Love as if you've never been hurt;

And dance as though no one is watching."



"Lead me not into temptation;I can find the way myself."



One of my favs: "I'm not to going to vacuum til Sears makes one you can ride on."


When the cookies are gone from one of the plates in the middle of the table, the girls will be able to read on this plate:

"I just want to be wonderful."



And on this plate:

"You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy"


I hope you've enjoyed my little dessert party. Thank you so much for stopping in. Be sure to go to Between Naps on the Porch to see some wonderful tablescapes for adults. laurie (bargainhunr)

29 comments:

Carrie said...

What a lovely and yet whimsical table setting!

Anonymous said...

Laurie, I love your adorable table! The doll with the vintage jewelry is so cute. and I love the plate with the cute sayings. I know the girls will have a ball, and I'm sure you will too! Sounds like fun! Your Granddaughter is so fortunate to have you! Love Ya! Connie

Kathy said...

What a darling table, Laurie! I love those plates and the use of vintage bracelets are great as napking rings. Everything is just adorable...Kathy

bj said...

Ahhh, I just LOVE your cute plates. And, yes.....people still do COKE FLOATS. They are one of our favorites in the summertime.
Love your blue glasses, too.

tardevil said...

Awesome plates! And I love the vintage bracelets. I thought the "glasses" were real. What a pretty color they are. I've left you a little award over at my place, so drop by to pick it up! Happy Day!

tardevil said...

P.S. I don't get Quick Cooking any more either. A dear friend who died a few years back use to send it to me. I didn't like it as much after they changed the layout (around 2005 or 2006). It was a great gift when I 1st got married b/c I didn't have a clue about what to cook for dinner. LOL!

santamaker said...

Genius idea, Laurie...looove the bracelets being used as napkin holder...perfect for the plates and the whole theme! What a true girlie party that will be!

ceekay said...

Those plates are great. You surely are going to have a wonderful time!

Stacey said...

How cute! When I see fun little plates like that I always wonder what to use them for. Now I know! Girlfriends!

Come by my blog and share a recipe if you can. :)

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! What a wonderful treat today! First of all that you're doing this for your niece! Those girls will love this. The blue ice cream goblets are truly wonderful and they sure don't look like plastic! But those plates! The cutest things I've ever seen. Yes, I vote for the last one "I just want to be wonderful" too!!
Thanks for a fun post.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bo said...

Hi Laurie...Oh, I'd love to come to a dessert party...those girls will never forget this one. And those plates..haha..I loved all of the sayings, but my fav is "Lead me not into temptation;I can find the way myself." ;-) Bo

brettinsky said...

I love those plates! And how sweet of you to host this party-they will have memories from this party forever!

Lynette said...

Loooove the table - how cute!! Those girls are going to have a great time and so will you!! I can just hear the giggling now!! I've got a little something for you over at my place - once your party is over, swing by and pick it up!!
Lynette

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I'm a creamsicle fan so I make orange floats w/ orange soda.

Love your fun,whimsical table! The eclectic mix is very appealing.

BTW Your neice will treasure the memories you are making for her.

decorator101 said...

Laurie.. this is incredible... love all the vintage things you used.. wish I had some of these my mother used to work on... Hope the girls enjoy all the trouble you went to... would love to be there as well...hugs ~lynne~

ellen b said...

Laurie! What fun. Yikes I love the vintage bracelet idea for napkin rings!!
The placemats are so sweet. I like it all...

Anonymous said...

I just can't imagine a cuter more creative tablescape. What a sweet thing to do for your niece. What a lucky girl to have such a fun, creative Aunt. I love your doll centerpiece and the vintage bracelets as napkin rings is simply brilliant! And those plates, what treasures! Gosh I wish it was a party we were all coming to. These girls are going to have so much fun. Love ya, Cindy

Lori said...

Your niece and her friends are going to have a great time! I love the whole table. I might have to do this for my daughter and her friends one day. I might do this for her birthday in May she will be 12 and you know how "grown" they are at 12.LOL What a great and fun table. I might have to borrow this idea.
Lori

xinex said...

I love all those plates and all those sayings, Laurie. And what a wonderful personalized centerpiece. You must really be very special to Susie (just like you are to all of us) for her to make that for you. And how sweet of you to host this dessert party for your niece. She and her friends will feel so special sitting at this table with all the vintage jewels. Love the deep blue goblets and what a bargain. I have similar ones in orange and I love them too. I serve shakes in them....Christine

Kristen said...

How cute. The girls, including you, are going to have lots of fun. I love the plates.

Diane said...

What a wonderful tablescape! I'm in love with your plates. I bet the girls will have the biggest case of the giggles as they read them.

I made a vanilla ice cream & 7-up float last week. It was amazing! :0} Diane

salmagundi said...

Those plates are wonderful!! The sayings are a great initiation for those young girls into womanhood. Love them!! Sally

Myrna said...

Well, you are the coolest aunt, EVER!! What a wonderful and FUN tablescape! Cheers to you!

Lady Katherine said...

That was so fun, I enjoyed every second. Who would have thought they were plastic! Never! The plated are so cool. The placemats lovely as are the napkins. Thanks for a fun day, I had a very good time!!

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Laurie, Your niece is going to love, love, love this table! The expressions on the plates are a riot! What a fun tablescape! And those bracelets for napkin rings are brilliant. I am going to have to be a copycat on that idea! Love ya,
Susan

imjacobsmom said...

What a cute table! It is so full of whimsy! I forget about Tuesday Mornings! I like to pop in there now and again! Congrats on your awards, too. ~ Robyn

Glenda said...

The plates are a tad kooky and totally wonderful. The placemats look like cross stitch but I can't be sure. The edging is so pretty and neat. Those long handled spoons are perfect for a float.
I've had earring trees before but nothing to compare with your "doll". Such an imaginative piece.
I have a feeling that you might be pretty close to this niece, and this will only serve to deepen the bond you share. Since I am "vintage" myself, this table speaks to me, and brings back a lot of memories of drugstores that sold floats, ice cream sodas, banana splits, etc..

nikkicrumpet said...

Those dishes and the adorable idea for the napkin rings..and that centerpiece...I want to come too!! You are so precious to do this for your granddaughter. I bet you are the coolest grandma on the planet! And the riding vacuum cleaner concept is cracking me up!!!

nyza said...

lovely table decor & i love those plates.. do u know anywhere i can get it? i'm just starting to collect those cutey fashion plate :)