Every year, l have a back-to-school celebration dinner for our grandchildren. I started this year's table by elevating the glass top with alphabet blocks. I added vintage textbooks and a vintage pencil box to the table top, along with a string of battery-operated lights.
Place settings began with cafeteria-style trays. This year I had to add another place setting to the table. Cooper (some of you prayed for him when he was born weighing 1.14 pounds) started preschool this year. We are so blessed that he's doing great. He is definitely a miracle.
On top of each tray, I put a scratch art doorknob tag for them to color. There were scratch art pads and sun catchers for them to take home too.
Vintage state souvenir tumblers suggested geography class.
New pencils for them to take home were stuck in the twine knotted around their napkins.
An apple for the teacher was one of the elements of the centerpiece.
Other centerpiece elements included a couple of my mother's schoolbooks, a milk bottle for pencils, a globe, the "school fairy" who appears each year to bring them good luck at school, and script flowers.
For this image I turned on the light string under the glass.
It was a fun night. Thank you for taking a peek at our celebration.
This post is partying with Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and Thoughts of Home on Thursday at Poofing the Pillows.