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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"Cool" Tablescape

I'm having a little back trouble, so I am reposting an oldie, but it's one of my favorites. I hope those of you who saw this a few years ago will have forgotten it, so you won't mind seeing it again!

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.
 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 and popping some bubbles while you watch.
 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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You are just the coolest cats.  I’m on Cloud 9 because you hung with me today in Blogville. It was a real blast!  laurie

Now go make the scene over at Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish, The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday, and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. 


Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

How fun Laurie! I've never seen this post before so it's all new to me! A transport through time here- very nostalgic! Love the koo-laid pitcher! My older sister was part of the bobbby sox era- big hooped skirts and all that! Bugs, Daffy, Tweety and Petunia were some of the best! I hope your back feels better soon. Stay cool Daddio!

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Curtains in My Tree said...

OMGosh I know all about back trouble. I hate that my body is breaking down just because I am a senior now LOL.
I hope you can get some relief, I usually use ice then heat then have to get down in the floor and do exercises and stretches.
Degenerative disks and bulging disks is my problem. It really stops me in my tracks.
I enjoyed your rerun
Hope your better soon

Ginger said...
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Ginger said...

Sorry, I hit something and it looks like my comment disappeared, I was trying to correct my spelling error.
I love your imagination and your cute table setting.
Sure hope your back feels better soon.

ellen b. said...

So sorry about your back. Hope everything is back to normal soon for you...ouch.
Fun fun table!

Sarah said...

This cool table deserves multiple runs, Laurie. You are too clever! Takes me back a bit. Ha!
Of course I had the Collins' box bags too. How I wish I had held on to them. My favorite was a mini in black - The Night Owl. Why or why did I let that go?

Marigene said...

What a fun table...takes me back to one of the best times in my life! It was great growing up in the 50s-60s...sorry everyone wasn't able to experience it.
Have a wonderful week, Laurie,

Palomasea said...

You never fail to delight and inspire me, dear Laurie!
Please feel better very soon...
Sending love,
- Irina

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I never get tired of any of your tablescapes and could see them all a dozen times. Hope your back is better soon. Hugs, Marty

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I always love your tablescapes - you never disappointment me. Oh the memories all of your dishes bring back. Thanks so much for re-posting this post.
Have a great week.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, you really are a "cool cat" This was such a fun post and I enjoyed all the retro treasures and your creativity is incredible. I love how you use items in different ways to make your themes come alive. You are truly talented.

Sure hope your back feels better. Thank you for stopping by too and your kind comments.

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is such a fun and creative post! You always go the extra mile and put in every detail. Fabulous!

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is such a fun and creative post! You always go the extra mile and put in every detail. Fabulous!

Debbie said...

I love this and do NOT remember it. I can't believe I would ever forget it so it must have been before my time or something. I think you need to regularly pull some of your old stuff out of the archives because tables like this are worth seeing again or anew for newer blog friends.

You are so creative!!

Unknown said...

Sorry about your back troubles. I had a great time reminiscing with your tablescape. We had that Kool-aid pitcher when I was a kid. I loved everything about your table. Thanks for sharing it again because I missed out the first time.

Chandy said...

Love your nostalgic touch and glad to be able to visit your blog again. Been out of circulation lately, but it's nice that I see your posts thru FB, too. Hope your back gets mended soon enough.

Cathy said...

This is so COOL!!!!! I have a friend that is going to host a 50's party next month I will be passing this on to her and I am sure she will use some of your ideals.
Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <;)

xinex said...

This is really so cool and so cute, Laurie. I am glad you shared it again cause I don't think I have ever seen it before. I hope your back is better....Christine