Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: All American Dads

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; 
Psalm 103:13
This past Sunday, Father's Day, Mr. Dishaholic & I spent some time with the family.  My parents, who were hosting the get-together, decided on an All-American menu of hamburgers, hotdogs, homemade french fries, & all the fixings (as we say around these parts).  Hot fudge sundaes were a perfect ending to the meal.   It was delicious!

Being the tablescape-aholic that I am, I offered to help set the table to coordinate with the "All-American" theme.  Well, what could be more all-American than baseball & red, white, & blue?

While we had originally hoped to enjoy the outdoors, the record-breaking 100+ temperatures forced us to move the gathering indoors to the dining room. 

A red & white checked tablecloth serves as the backdrop for this very casual table, while a variety of red, white, & blue dishes & accessories continue the theme.

The centerpiece included a jar filled with old baseball & softballs (purchased at an antique booth) & a couple of flags.  You can't have all-American without the American flag!

A baseball glove, borrowed from my husband, holds another baseball, while a second jar is filled with red, white, blue, & silver candy (which included Baby Ruths, of course).

A couple of popcorn containers & cracker jacks finish off this all-American centerpiece, giving us the guests a little something to snack on while the meal was prepared.

Each place setting began with a simple blue plate, & was topped with a red basket, perfect for hamburgers & fries!  A red & white checked liner, along with red & blue flatware, rests casually in the basket.

Alongside the basket, hotdog holders, alternating in red & blue, are ready to be filled with a yummy hotdog......well, just as soon as the red, white, & blue napkin is removed.  To continue the theme, the napkins are wrapped in ribbon with a "Take Me Out to The Ball Game" design.

A Coca-Cola glass, containing a blue & white striped straw, sits nearby.

A small metal pail hold peanuts for each guest, while a "baseball pennant" place card peeks out.

It was a fun family get-together & a time to tell our dads just how much we love & appreciate them!

Checked Tablecloth - Garden Ridge
Coca Cola Glasses/Popcorn Containers - Dollar Tree
Food Baskets - Walmart
Hotdog Holders - Target
Colorful Flatware - Kohls
{To see other tablescapes using the same item(s), click on the link(s) above.}

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm joining with Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Just darling in every detail! Love it.

  2. What a perfect theme and setting! I just love it all!! Hope your evening is Plum Perfect!!

  3. How cute -- love your all American table!

  4. Beautifully conceived and executed...a myriad of wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing your precious designs. Cherry Kay

  5. What a fun way to celebrate Father's Day!


  6. We Okie girls were thinking alike this week! Great table! Lori L

  7. Great detail for the all American tablescape, wow!, you did so well! What a Father's Day table, just full of fun and conceived to perfection with all the elements you've used to execute it!! Thanks for sharing. I just dropped from TT at, BNOTP. HUGS, FABBY

  8. Super table.. Love all the special touches.. and being a baseball fan.. well this just speaks to my heart! many blessings, marlis

  9. I love your American table! You are too clever. It is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings My Friend,

  10. Shae, just love the nostalgic look and precious way you thought of everything. The glass decanters with baseballs and candy are great. Thanks for sharing….your so creative and thoughtful.

  11. Love the sports decorations! And I have the same buckets from Target. Love their Dollar Spot! And using them with peanuts for place cards is super cute!