Friday, July 2, 2010

End of the Summer Retro Picnic Revisited!

This post was actually done last fall, but in honor of the 4th of July, I thought I'd revisit it.  So if you are in the need of any decorating ideas for your holiday picnics, here are a couple of ideas!  Most importantly, have fun!
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It seems this summer I accumulated a bit of retro pieces. They all seem to fit together so nicely. But as you know, I'm more of a black and white kind of gal. So with summer vacation coming to an end, I decided to do up our family Labor Day picnic in a retro theme and change things up a bit. I think it adds a bit of "punch" to my table setting, dontcha think?

I think this carrier was actually used for vintage glass oil cans with the metal spouts. But I like using and repurposing it as a glass carrier. Don't ya love the red!

This vintage cooler was a little worse for the wear on the outside, but I loved the cute saying on it. And even though the outside was a bit banged up, the inside was still able to hold ice cubes. How perfect is it was for our retro table setting? It certainly was a "pleasure" to use!

Isn't she a cutie pie! Somebody, probably in the '50s, was very creative with a vegetable can now weren't they. It works perfect as a silverware server!

How fun is this piece??? It's a vintage ice cream maker. And what great graphics it has! I love using it to hold flowers!

This Pyrex bowl is perfect to hold the strawberries. Don't they look nummy! Get 'em while they're still in season!

I think this is a pharmaceutical beaker. I purchased it at Sue's garage sale. Love it for my ice tea. Sue has one, a smaller version, that was for urine specimens. She likes to use it for apple juice. Eeeuuww!

This table cloth was a perfect backdrop to my table setting! And even though it had a little hole, no mind. I love it's imperfections!

So with all this food, are you ready to eat???

I love using restaurant platters as our every day dishes. They can hold a lot more food. And if you know my hubby, he eat's a lot!

Last by absolutely not least, is this cute little black and white kettle given to me by Kathy on her recent visit to Minnesota. It works perfect for the brown beans! Thanks, Kathy!

Oops! I almost forgot a little candlelite on the subject! This piece was given to me by Ms. Candy. It's from a Salad Slicer/Grater/Cutter. Works great with a candle. Love it, Candy!

8 comments:

Bettie from Southern Thresholds said...

Love your approach to repurpose items. It's great to have used that piece from the slicer to hold a candle. You gotta love to see more than one use for ANY item. Happy 4th of July.

Gracie's Cottage said...

That was one fine lookin' picnic. I love how you pulled it all together!

Happy 4th!

Jan

mizdarlin said...

The memories this brought back! In the fifties, I had a little chair with that exact little girl on the back of the headrest (the decal on your red silverware holder)..thanks for bringing this back, a sweet remembrance..

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Just darling!
I love that sweet little painted can. :-)

Have a very safe and Happy Fourth of July!
Hugs,
Anne

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Love all your vintage touches. The header pic is new. I'll do a post on it more on Wednesday. Hope you've had a great 4th, T

Heidi said...

What a great party and treasures...

Erin said...

I love how you used everything. I heart the restaurant platters! If you have a moment stop by my blog for a wonderful give away! www.tresorsmarche.blogspot.com Erin

Zane Wooder said...

I love the red cup you have with the picture of the little girl. Where you get such a cute cup.

-Zane of ontario honey

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