Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!
This is a particularly lovely week to participate because our dear hostess is celebrating her blogversary all week long! Congrats Susan and thank you for hosting! Make sure you run by and visit Susan and everyone at BNOTP!

At this time of year I get a little's BACK TO SCHOOL! I have to adjust as much as my son does!! This year Keegan is entering the 7th grade and I'm still shaking my head....

where does the time go....

So this week I thought I would do a back to school table in honor of my son, much to his chagrin...

I was shopping at my local thrift shop (why do most of my sentences start that way?) and I stumbled across some really cute chalkboards...they are about the size of a clipboard and I initially thought that they would be fun for Logan to scribble on...I found three of them for .99 each. All of them nicely seasoned, I could still faintly see the penmanship of another little sweet!

I know I had Sunflowers last week...but...I just love them and how perfect for back to school.

My creamy sunburst plates and swirly yellow dessert plates are making their're probably sick of seeing the little yellow ones huh?

An apple for the teacher....

I mixed and matched my linens...I have had the sunflower napkins for about ten years now, I bought them at Wal-mart...back when they had good stuff...and I paired them with a woven red placemat

I just love the linens...

I painted little wooden tags with chalkboard paint and used them for place cards...

I thought that the yardsticks were a cute addition to the table

Well thank you for joining me for another tablescape, hope you visit again soon!

Here is Keegan: My Jr. High Schooler!! Love this kid!!

Good Luck this year!!


  1. This is soooo cute! Just love your back to school theme, the apples, dishes and napkins...especially the name boards!

  2. What a cute idea and you executed it perfectly.

  3. I LOVE this!!!! Keegan is a cutie and this is such an exciting time for him--your fun is just beginning :)! I love the tweedy look of the placemats and the rulers! Great pictures. Wish Keegan good luck from me!

  4. This is such a happy table! Too bad the theme isn't such a happy one for Logan!
    Best of luck to Keegan!
    Great tablescape!
    All the best,

  5. What a cute theme - this is all so sweet. I love those chalkboards you found - what a deal! Hope your sons enjoyed the tablescape just for them!

  6. Very cute tablesetting and appropriate too! :)

  7. Hi Michelle,
    Love the yellow and red. Reminds me of freshly sharpened pencils. Also your sunflowers are so happy. Good luck to your son Keegan on starting 7th grade. What a fun time in his life.

  8. Very clever! It was a real treat to visit today.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.

  9. Love the red and yellow...and the Back to School theme. Well done! and lots of FUN!

    Your Jr High Schooler is so handsome!

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  10. fabulous post, great pics and fun, thanks for the smiles!

  11. Your colors are so cheerful! And great looking kids...I like their sweet smiles! happy Tablescape Thursday! Mary

  12. Soo cute!!

    I love your blog!


  13. What a great idea for a theme for a tablescape at this time of year. Love the apples, yardsticks, and chalkboards but especially the sunflowers and fav! Great 'scape!


  14. What a creative idea for this time of year. The accessories are perfect for a back to school theme, especially the chalk board idea.

  15. Hi Michelle!.. Just passing through, but had to stop and say what a fabulous post! Love this! Best wishes to Keegan for this coming school year!
    I'm afraid my own son has feeling about it more closely to how Logan seems to be feeling! We'll just wish the best for both of them too! (0; Love your tablescape this week! ~tina

  16. I love this idea!! I think I am going to do something similar the night before school starts for my family. Very fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Hi Michelle,
    I'm such a fan of your great ideas, humorous commentary, and professional-quality photography! Your posts are always amazing, and never fail to engage and entertain! Nicely done!


  18. What a darling table. So unique. I love your linens and place cards. Good luck to both your children this year. My grandson started the fourth grade and is loving it "so" thanks for swinging by today. I sure enjoyed your visit. hugs ~lynne~

  19. Straight to my heart with these colors. Beautiful theme, and you have just done it so well..topped off with your handsome son. Perfect.

  20. What a fun and cute table...loved it...May you have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  21. Hi Michelle! It's okay you're a bit late! I love it when you come to see me. I love it when you come to see me! Now I love your tablescape! Your photos looks like they've popped off the pages of a magazine! I wish the best for your darling son and starting school.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. Oh, this is just adorable! Love the red and yellow together, love the sunflowers, love it all! Good job!


  23. Love the back to school theme! Apples and sunflowers! Yeah!


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