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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BURGERS AT THE DRAG RACE BEFORE THE SOCK HOP!

I’m linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and the Prior Lives Party at Prior (I’m not sure any of this qualifies for the Prior Party- hope I don’t get kicked out of the party!) 

Come hang with me while we watch the drag race and eat a burger. I hope you dig these cool daddies burnin’ rubber on my table. 

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 These cool cats are just hangin’ until those guys floor it.

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 In it’s prior life, this blacktop road in Coolsville was a black metal tray.  I turned it upside down and ran a ribbon down the middle.

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Okay, daddy-o, you can probably see that, in a prior life, my napkin rings were charm bracelets, and my chargers were LP records (y’all do remember records, don’t ya?).  The Campbell’s Soup kids are beansville on my table, and drag racing can get intense, so ya gotta be smackin’ some bubble gum while you watch.

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 Does anybody remember that smilin’ pitcher for Kool-Aid?  He musta been the first cool daddy-o.  Don’t forget to grab a pop after you serve your plate.   For dessert, we’ll be having Sarsaparilla floats in those soda fountain glasses.cartoon glasses Tweety Bird, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Petunia Pig were the cool cats long before Big Bird made the scene.wire girl mos Now this babe is stylin’.  Talk about prior lives…her skirt is a Christmas tree skirt, and the poodle on it is a vintage towel.  Of course she has a box purse.  (I think this is really a little out of the era, since this was mine in the late 60’s, and I never was a cool cat.)

juice glasses This server was the turntable on an old portable record player in a prior life, and juice glasses (that were jelly glasses in a prior life) have become condiment servers on my table (they’ve had several prior lives).  Spreaders for the condiments are in a spoon rest for the stove top. Did you see my Barbie, waiving her scarf to start the race?  Maybe I was a cool cat – after all, I DID have a Barbie doll.

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 In a prior life, my flower vase was a cocktail shaker.

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tblscp thurs-prior lives You are just the coolest cats.  I’m on Cloud 9 because you hung with me today in Blogville. It was a real blast!  Now go make the scene over at Between Naps on the Porch to find tablescape links, and on Friday, go to Prior for the Prior Lives Party.  Thanks to both of these great hostesses.

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Don’t forget Favorite Things Saturday.  MckLinky will be here Friday evening. I hope you’ll join in.  laurie

34 comments:

niartist said...

Laurie!!!! It's SO cool! You really outdid yourself my friend. I could just sit and enjoy this for HOURS! WOW! All the thought. Beautiful - really. And so genius! Great job! I just posted pictures of my progress in the gardens. I hope you can stop by sometime and let me know what you think! Look forward to seeing you soon! Take care, A!

Prior said...

Laurie, this is so perfect for my Prior Lives Party... and it so groovy, too! I love the sweater with the L, which gives me an idea about a retro party... Oh, I love the little race tracks and cars... It really is just so clever! and thanks for joining my party! Lezlee

Kristy Carberry said...

How fun! I love it! A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a short trip to the North Georgia mountains and discovered a Drive-In theater..my first! I was so excited! I've always wish that I lived in a time where I could wear poodle skirts, bobby socks and saddle oxfords. Sadly, I only was able to wear them during the opening number of a beauty pageant 15 years ago, lol!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

This is the coolest table ever! Yes, I remember most of it....which tells you how old I am! I must have been cool too because I had a Barbie also!

Sarah said...

Oh, so cool, Laurie. Poodle skirts, bobby socks, charm bracelets, coke floats, . . . Those were the days!
You really do know how to have fun. Yep, you are a cool one!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh my...what an absolutely delightful table!!! I love it all!!! Now using those 33LP records for chargers is pure genius, Darlin'...and too cute! Ohhh...I wanna eat at this table...and can I play while I eat? Hehe! Girlfriend, I have to tell you...I had one of those box purses too! Mine was decoupaged with a yellow and white check and flowers! I hadn't thought about it in years...at least not until I seen yours! Hehe! What a great tablescape...I think you're all set to enjoy those races!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Joanne Kennedy said...

This is such a clever tablescape and I just L O V E it!!!

Very very cute.

Hugs,
Joanne

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how fun! And very, very COOL! Love all your tabletop creations.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, this is so much fun. I love all of your imagination and the way you can come up with the greatest themes ever. I so remember drag races with the kids and sock hope. What great fun times. Love your tablescape. So much fun. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How cute! You can really create some fun table settings. Oh yes - I remember those things well. One difference, I would have had a Coke Float.

Cindy J. said...

Laurie! Oh my goodness..this is simply incredible! I am astonished at your creativity...really genius! I can feel those wheels of yours turning clear out here in California.. oh my, you are amazing! Love, Cindy

KarenHarveyCox said...

OMG, OMG, OMG. Now Laurie, this is just too wonderful. I think that your tablescapes are amazing. Now in the back of Stamington's Somerset Studio magazine they call for submissions for table settings or backyard parties, I forget. I am going to find that submission request and send it to you. You just have to share these. I see lots and lots of pretty tables in The Land of Blog, but yours are simply over the moon!

Happy Thursday.

Karen

xinex said...

Oh Laurie, you just crack me up. You are so creative and so original! Love the sneakers on the table This is probably the coolest table that I have ever seen. LOL! Love it!...Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG LAURIE,
You really must be the coolest of all the cool girls! This is the neatest, most fun table ever!! Of course I say that about a lot of your tables!! I just want to sit down and chat with you! I love your header, makes me want to knock on the door and say HI! Come say hi when you can, Big Hugs, Cindy

GardenofDaisies said...

LOve it! The L for Laverne... I mean Laurie!! and the cocktail shaker vase. And of course I love the hammered aluminum!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goodness, Laurie....You are soooo darn clever. And, I can't believe the amount of work you put into this post. WOW! It's fabulous.

Huggies,
Spencer

vignette design said...

Laurie,
How darling is this table? You are so clever and creative--and you have so much to work with! I am just studying this whole table and all the elements. I think it belongs in a magazine! --Delores

Tricia said...

Laurie, you need to do a coffee table book with all your great tablescapes! This one is too cute and clever! I still have MY Barbie, but I hadn't thought of including her in a tablescape!

Sandra said...

Super fun and cute tablescape...love the cars racing down the middle of the table...I am going to have to go back and take another look to see all the goodies.

GrannySue said...

That is just about the most clever table I've seen in a while. I just adore the fact that you used all those things we all seem to have all over the place for some reason or another. The LP's as chargers---brilliant. Try that with a CD you youngsters! Thanks so much for sharing your way too groovey table.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Laurie!! You are so fun. I'd just love to come and hang out with you for awhile. Love this table and your poodle skirt outfit is to die for!!

xoxo
Jane

Mimi said...

Laurie, what a fun, fun table!

santamaker said...

Laurie, your personality always shines through in your decor! This is such a fun table and you are so creative!

Janean said...

how fun are YOU? laurie, you just have that "knack" for making things festive and interesting too.

Kathleen said...

I have a car cake pan that would have been a great cake for this post...and then you could link to Foodie Fri too! :)
That was fun, and I wonder how you keep track of all your props! Adorable!

TheSmithHotel said...

So Cool! What a great table you set! Looks like a ton of fun!

Jody

Prior said...

I might have been editing the post when you first posted, sorry, Thanks for liking my fan! Lezlee

Jill said...

What a cute tablescape!

Foley said...

What a trip down memory lane - I remember so many of the things..can't believe you still have them! From the glasses with Tweety and the rest to the LP records, makes a fantastic tabletop for the party. Got a kick out of the "L" on the blouse, reminded me of Laverne & Shirley!!

Johanna said...

Hi,
what a fun with all these things. I gues it made a funny party.
Greetings, Johanna

ginny said...

Laurie, I am always baffled at all the stuff you have for just about any occasion! You must have been collecting since y9u were in kindergarten! How cool this one was!

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

I had a poodle skirt and a tweety bird glass!!! Thanks so much for the memories. I'm smiling broadly as a type this -- what a great tablescape. The 78s are very clever as chargers, but I LOVE your entire table!! Now I want to find my tweety bird glass again!!

Miss Janice said...

You have created SO MANY awesome tablescapes, but I declare, this has to be one of your best!!! How on earth do you think this stuff up??? This is soooo cute! I just love it!

Marie said...

Hello sweet Laurie - what a fabulously fun drag race table scape! Oh my, I love everything about it! Especially that outfit and box purse. Love the cute jelly glasses. You definitely were a cool cat! And still are!

Blessings,
Marie
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