Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE THURS-FATHER'S DAY; FATHER'S DAY TABLESCAPE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE THURS-FATHER'S DAY; FATHER'S DAY TABLESCAPE. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TIE ONE ON FOR FATHER'S DAY!

Have you ever had an idea that you thought would be kind of cute and fun, only to find out once you executed the idea that it turned out reeeeely Fun-EEE instead of fun? That's what happened to me when I was trying to come up with an idea for a Father's Day table. As a matter of fact, it turned out soooo fun-eee that I almost didn't post it, but it was late at night, and I didn't have time to come up with another tablescape. I didn't want to miss the fun of Tablescape Thursday sponsored by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, so I decided I would post it. Maybe I'll make it on Nikki's Blah Blah Blah Blog for "I Wish Wednesday", when Nikki says "I wish somebody would tell Laurie that T.T. stands for Tablescape Thursday, not Tacky Tablescape".


To see some pretty tablescapes (the kind that aren't fun-eee) go to Between Naps On the Porch.

When I think of Father's Day, I think of the dreaded skinny little box that many fathers receive on Father's Day. They immediately know that they are getting another tie. So my Father's Day tablescape features "the tie that no father wants to get"!





If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know that I am a major collector of a lot of stuff, and you know that I have trouble getting rid of anything. My husband complains about that frequently. HOWEVER, these boxes contain neatly folded ties that he no longer wears, but he still keeps them! You should see the racks in his closet that contain his current, wearable ties! I don't complain though. When you are the kind of crazy collector I am, you can't complain about a few boxes of neatly folded ties. When I asked if I could borrow some of his ties for my tablescape, he asked me to be careful with them! Be careful with ties that he will never wear again! Obviously, I'm not the only person in this household who needs psychiatric help. Do you know if there are psychiatrists who give family group rates?

I put a tie on a bunny for the center of the table, and gave him some ornamental grass to hold. The bottom plate in each place setting is a dark blue pottery plate. I have topped each plate with a tie and added a clear glass plate over the tie.







These wooden ducks are the most masculine of my napkin rings.







Now, here's the part where you can really start laughing! My tie tablecloth! EDITED TO ADD: Comments about how much time it took to "make" this tablecloth have led me to let you know that it took MUCH less time than what I spend trying to iron a tablecloth, and it was a lot more fun than ironing!

~~~~~~~~~~
FUN UPCOMING PARTIES TO JOIN IN BLOGVILLE:




TOMORROW! MARTY AT A STROLL THRU LIFE IS SPONSORING A CLOCHE PARTY. ARE YOU READY TO SHOW US YOUR CLOCHE?










ON JUNE 21ST, KATHLEEN AT CUISINE KATHLEEN IS HAVING A WHITE TABLESETTING PARTY.










ON JUNE 26TH, GINA AT THE SHABBY CHIC COTTAGE IS HAVING A CRAZY ABOUT CHALKBOARDS PARTY!







We Blogvillians are turning into a bunch of party animals! Head on over to Between Naps on the Porch to get links for some tablescaping parties!

As always, thank you so much for coming to visit. I'll try to not be quite so tacky if you come back to visit again. laurie