Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This has been one long hot summer in the south! Did I mention dry? No rain? Water conservation necessary. This grass used to be green! All of it! Now it is crunch. Grass shouldn’t be crunchy.
So, I’m sick of summer! This will be my very last summer theme post and then it’s “Bring on Fall”!! I love Fall…the crisp air, changing leaves, fires and just those gorgeous colors we decorate with in the Fall.
I brought out some placemats I’ve had for a while but never used. They were a Goodwill purchase and just too cheap to pass up.
Now don’t ask me why, but every time I see these mats…I start singing Blue Hawaii. If you know me in “real life”, you’re not even surprised. My mind goes down a lot of paths at one time. Do you do that too?
Blue Hawaii….Elvis…1961. I went to the theater with my mother (so much fun). She was a HUGE Elvis fan, so of course, I was too. Just for giggles, let’s watch the trailer for the movie. You’ll enjoy it…I promise! Love the clothes and scenery! Ok…and his grin.
Now wasn’t that a fun way to end the summer? I actually saw him twice and I’ve been to Graceland twice. I’m not a groupie….really…a fan…only a fan. Have you been to Graceland?
This is a pic of OnlySon and me on 8/16/1987 (10th anniversary date of his death) with his pink jeep. Hey, don’t laugh. I bet you dressed like this too in 1987!
Ok, back to the table. Using the Blue Hawaii dirt cheap placemats, I set the table. First, I layered my mother’s tablecloth. See that lace? My grandmother added lace to everything and I do mean everything!
Then the placemat, clear charger (WalMart) and some of my favorite plates! Pastel Petalware was made by MacBeth-Evans from 1930 to 1940.
The centerpiece is from my living room coffee table. I added the lacey seaweed candles. You just can’t have too many candles!
I made a recent find at the Dollar General. Yes…we call it THE Dollar General, like THE Wal-Mart. I adore colored flatware…any color. I found these summery bright green sets for $5. Well, I had to have them.
I added my sweet MIL’s glasses she just gave me. I was truly blessed with my MIL. She lives a few miles away in a nursing home and is 92. Sharp as a tack!
So let’s put it all together!
Remember the Blue Hawaii? I remember him using blue/green together so that inspired the two napkins. My first college room was blue and green…1971…now you know my age. I keep digressing on this post. I think it started with Elvis.
Sparkling napkin rings:
It was just too hot to eat outside until dark. Here’s some night time shots:
I love playing with Picasa and trying new effects. This was a partial blur. Very romantic.
Canning jar candles
I forgot to take pics of the food but we had chicken salad wraps (using Flatout bread…loved it) with avocados, potato salad, chips and salsa.
My little buddy wanted to be outside with us so badly but he’s a car chaser. How pitiful is that little face?
Next week, I’ll be doing a patriotic table for Labor Day. After that, all Fall tables!!!
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