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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BACK-T0-SCHOOL TABLESCAPE

 
 
 
Back to School Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Each year, I have a Back-to-School dinner celebration for our school-aged grandchildren. (You can see my fireplace mantel back-to-school d├ęcor here.) This year, for the first time, they will all be attending the same school.


Back to School Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Their school colors are blue and gold. I didn't have a solid blue table covering. I remembered one of the felt pieces we use for one of the Wise Men in our nativity pageant each Christmas. So, they will be dining on one of the Wise Men's robes! A gold napkin, centered on the table, provides the gold color. I used my Vietri plates and topped them with gold ball fringe edged blue napkins. Chalk boards serve as placemats.


Back to School Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


The more you read, the more you'll know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr. Seuss.
Back to School Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Back to School Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Since she brings good luck for the school year, our "back-to-school fairy" presides over the table each year.


Back to School Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Each student will take home a bundle of pencils and a sharpener.


Back to School Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My mother's Language book seems like an appropriate addition for a back-to-school table.


Back to School Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


I'm so glad you stopped by for our back-to-school celebration.

This post is partying with  Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch , Celebrate It Sunday at Celebrate and Decorate, and  Fabulous Fall Linky Party at My Journey Back.

7 comments:

thepaintedapron.com said...

This is such a sweet idea Laurie, I always love to see your BTS tablescapes! I bet your grands love this annual event!
Jenna

Sarah said...

Great advice for those grands heading back to school. Fun to see your tablescape, Laurie.

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh Laurie. How creative I love this! I wish there was pinterest when my kids were young! I would have been so creative! I am a good copier. I love what you've done. The napkins are so cool. I love it all! I love the vintage books tied with ribbon.
You've given me some great ideas. I am thinking a Horse Show tablescape kind like a Derby party but for Horse Show Season. My daughter has a collection of Vintage horse books. I buy one every Christmas. I'll have to borrow them. Thanks so much for linking and letting me see you Fabulous Party. I was just close down the computer because I got a goody box from my DIL. I can't wait to post about it. Bye Bye for now. XXOO

Sandra Lee said...

Very nice and I love the inspiration!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are the best grandma - how delightful your tablescape is. I know they loved it. It really looks great and so appropriate.
Have a great weekend. Is Cooper going to school this year?
Mary

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

You get an A+++++++ as an awesome grandmother Laurie!!!!

Candy S said...

How wonderful that your grands are close enough to have a BTS party for them. I love that you tied your mother's language book with a bow to use as part of the tablescape. The blue and gold in the table decor is perfect to celebrate "the learning season". These kids will be thinking of you and maybe creating a back to school table someday when they send their own children back to school in the fall. Have a wonderful week.... Candy PS: Stop be to visit me this week, I am celebrating my second blog anniversary with a fall table linens give away and would love for you to have a chance to win.