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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jayhawk Time!



It is time for Tablescape Thursday, at Between Naps On The Porch. Thanks for hosting my favorite meme, Susan.

My inspiration this week came from my brother-in-law, twin to my husband...he challenged me to a table of plastic only. Of course, I took him up on it.

Before I had thought much about a theme, I found yellow Tupperware plates at the thrift store for 25¢...what to go with them, what to go with them. Oh, oh, I know...a Jayhawk table, as brother-in-law Wade is a graduate of the University of Kansas, better known in these parts, as KU. The school masot, a Jayhawk, is bright blue and red with a little yellow. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!

The placesetting is very simple, consisting of a yellow dinner, blue soup/salad bowl, red tumbler and yellow plastic flatware.



I really wanted to make a tablecloth but the material just wasn't wide enough and not being a seamstress, I had no idea how to go about piecing the material together to make a round one, so I made fringed napkins, instead.





Candle lit table.


My daughter graciously lent me the center scarf, which is just a large handkerchief; the "vase" which is a half gallon drink cooler filled with faux sunflowers...gotta have them, they are Kansas' state flower. She also lent me the tiny snow globe and the little Jayhawk figure. Thanks, Erin!





Thanks for taking the time to visit my tablescape this week, it is very much appreciated, especially letting me know you have been here by leaving a comment. Please check out all the other interesting tables my friends have been working on this week.

Yellow plates-ARC Thrift Store
Blue salad/soup bowls-Walmart
Red tumblers-Walmart
Yellow flatware-Walmart
Red tablecloth-have had for years
Jayhawk napkins-I made them
Jayhawk accessories-From my daughter's collection
Sunflowers-not sure which one of the thrift stores

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have to tell us here in Vermont what a Jayhawk is...assuming it is some sport team in Kansas? Very cute. A nice diversion on this hot, humid day. Love, Brenda

Dishesdone said...

Good thing he's not in Connecticut at Fairfield University, then you would have done an FU? Groan, sorry, Mimi, couldn't resist :)

Great table! Great challenge!

GardenofDaisies said...

Great school spirit!! But I have to say it would look better in purple! ;-) (Our son is at K-State!)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think it turned out cute. It was funny to see the plastic/sports table by candlelight...somehow a strange mix:)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this! How fun to do a tablescape like this! My Flamingo one was plastic also and such a fun thing to do. Your Jayhawk is bright and cheerful! Go KU!!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy all your settings. I just wish this one wasn't with all the red. (I hate red. I don't know how you come up with all these ideas. It's ajoy seeing these in Vermont.

Kathleen said...

A Vermonster doing a Jayhawk table! Blasphemy!

Love the table. You did a good job on the challenge !

delma said...

A change from your usual settings. Got a kick out of it and love the bright colors, especially the red! You always come through!
Delma

the passionate hairdresser said...

Glad to see you can rise to the challenge!!

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha Ha!

Very clever!

Shoot, if plastic was all you needed you should have called and I would have lent you my everyday dinnerware. Oh wait, that's PAPER. Never mind.

Magic

Natasha said...

How gorgeous is this! Great job.

How nice also to see that your whole family is so involved with your blog! I love it!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How fun, Mimi! only you could get away with not only doing plastic...but making it look fabulous! I hope you are having a great week!....hugs..Debbie

podso said...

That table setting is spectacular. So bright and cheery and who knew one could make plastic look so good? You have done thoughtful work with all the Jayhawk "nods" as well as using the state flower! I love it!

Audra said...

As always...I am loving this table. This gave me so many great ideas for my nephews 17th birthday dinner party. He is a huge Eagles fan and I can see this type of table setting being a hit at the party.

Thanks for the inspiration, who knew plastic ware could look so festive?

PS: Thank you for the thoughtful words...your are wonderful blogging friend.

PSS: I am not keeping the shower curtain...so let me know if you want it.
Hugs.

Debbie said...

How cute is this! It inspires me to think school spirit! Our mascot is/was the gamecock. It looks a lot like the jayhawk, only the jayhawk is cuter! You made me laugh when you did jayhawk by candlelight.

The Tablescaper said...

So fun and full of COLOR!

- The Tablescaper

Style Sisters said...

Classic tablescape! What a fun way to support your team!! Come by and link up to Centerpiece Wednesdays on my blog. I love the creativity!

Karin

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

As a sports nut... I love this! What a fun tablescape and how great that you were challenged to do something different! Now if your colors just matched those of a Philly team it would be perfect;@)

Barbara said...

What fun! It is just the wrong school. :) I have done tables up in our colors too but now that I've seen yours, I think I may have to pick up a few things before the season starts.

xinex said...

What a fun tablescape, Mimi. You showed your brother in law, didn't you? This is plastic at its finest! Now you're making me want to do a Wolverines tablescape:-)....Christine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You met and exceeded your BIL challenge! What a great and colorful table. Who says you have to use china?
He must be thrilled at the results.
To answer your questions about my dishes: I have been collecting them for 25 years. They are VERY reasonable and I have so many pieces! And I started collecting them because they reminded me of some my grandmother had.
What a fun visit... Go Jayhawks!
Yvonne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Great job! The colors are so pretty!

Katherine

Table Escapes said...

Just so colorful and fun. Thanks for sharing!

craftyles said...

Cute, cute. Love all the color and the theme is so fun!

shannon i olson said...

Yeah for 25 cent finds!! I love that we can do tablescaping fancy or practical!
Your table looks great and fun!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a fun and spirited tablescape :)

Blessings!
Gail

The Pennington Point said...

Now do you get to challenge your BIL to do something? You did a great job on the challenge he gave you....it's fun and pretty. I love it! Lisa~

Red Couch Recipes said...

Mimi -- what a fun way to rise to the challenge of using all plastic. I love all the vivid colors on this! Did your brother-in-law like it? Joni

Deanne said...

Very colourful, this is my first time visiting your blog and scrolling down you have some very pretty tablescapes.

Rettabug said...

Wouldn't this make a FABULOUS Tailgate party setting???!!! WOW...very loyal to his alum. I'm proud of how you met his challenge.

I'm chuckling over Dishesdone's "FU" comment. ~snicker~

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Mimi, what a fun table! The KU Alumni ought to feature your table in their magazine! Those sunflowers and the napkins just MAKE the table -- wonderful! Now I'm thinking you've inspired me to try a table for MY alma mater! Thank you for your kind comments on my table this week.

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Your tablescape is truly adorable...so much fun!

Jane

ellen b. said...

You did great with the challenge! I think all of us tablescapers can enjoy a good challenge to shake things up!

Entertaining Women said...

So now I know what to do with my matched set of 48, 32 ounce, plastic Oklahoma Sooner cups that my husband drags home after every game. Your table really has me smiling. Love it! Thank you for sharing your charming, whimsical design. Cherry Kay

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Well, you showed him! This is so cute and such a fun table. Great job! laurie

Mary said...

You certainly succeeded with this challenge...What an elegant Jayhawk table by candlelight :-)

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a fun table...no one can accuse you of being short on team spirit!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful weekend~
;-D Kathleen

Tess said...

Mimi...

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments on my latest table! I have a few more ideas coming1

This table is adorable...it has planted seeds for my husband's birthday (after Christmas). I've never done anything for a sports team. So maybe he'll have a "Cubs" birthday (yes, sadly, we are Cubs fans).

Thank you for the great sports-themed table!!!

Tess

Debbie said...

A great challenge...well done indeed. Love the sunflower centerpiece.

Linda said...

Mimi, it's such fun to see what you come up with! I have some Jayhawk friends who would appreciate your effort. Enjoy the weekend.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh you rocked this tablescape challenge!! I just love it and it all looks totally fun, bright and cheery! Way to go!

timbuck2mom said...

That is too cute! So bright, cherry and perfect for Jayhawk fans. The napkins are just great.

timbuck2mom said...

That is too cute! So bright, cherry and perfect for Jayhawk fans. The napkins are just great.

Sandi (Meme) said...

Gotta love them hawks! I'm from Kansas too, so we also follow. I'm your newest follower, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my tablescape and story. Please come back again! Sandi

Rhondi said...

Hi Mimi
I love the colors of your tablescape. It's so cheerful! Thanks for stoppiung by today.
Hugs, Rhondi

Suzy said...

Way to go Marigene! I think this table is awesome and I've never even heard of the Jayhawks lol. I bet your BIL loved it.

Anita said...

I think it's great, and fun and creative too! Love it! You show so beautifully that you can take anything and make it great with thought and creativity. Too cute!

Komali Nunna said...

Your table is very creative, Mimi.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

I think we will have to set a MSU Bulldog table. Thank you for all your inspiration.

Pam said...

Very festive. And to have just used plastic is a cute idea. I guess brother-in-laws come in handy sometimes.

nannykim said...

This is so much fun! Were those really tupperware plates? I didn't know they made them!

ps. your cat on the header looks quite smug and self satisfied.

Coco Coterie said...

Pretty blue and whites. My oldest son is a Jayhawker, though I'm of the sentiment EMAW. :) Will be headed back to the middle of nowhere for Labor Day weekend. Yay! Have a lovely day ~ Alexandra