Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back to School


Well it's back to school around here. We are leaving this week to take our son to college. We are making it a mini vacation on the way home to see some sights and do some geneology. Here is my Back to School Tablescape. I'm joining It's a Very Cherry World and Between Naps on the Porch. Please check out other reds and wonderful tablescapes.


I found the little school house for sale at an antique mall. The bell and apple bell are from the thrift store.
I made the little chalkboard names on the computer. They are held in place by the brass apple bells-also from the thrift store.
Here's my bakelite again.
The apple plates are from JoAnns. Wood salad plates, green dinner plates and wicker charger-thrift store. I even found the amber glasses at Goodwill.
I'll be gone for a while. I'll miss you-but will have lots to post when I get back. I'm getting together a give-away-so come on back to check it out. Now I'll get my Baby off to school in the big city of Chicago! Bye for now.
Leslie

40 comments:

  1. Leslie..I will be praying for ya'll.For a safe trip..for a sweet goodbye..for a memory making trip back..and for a mama's heart to be okay!!!

    Hugs my friend..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  2. Hi Leslie, I'm sure all will go well with your son...but I certainly know what you are going through. This time 3 years ago I was putting my son on a plane in Seoul, Korea where we lived, to send him to the University of Kentucky. It was so hard. Now we are only a 7 hour drive from him...so much better!
    I hope that y'all have a safe and fun trip!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  3. What a fun tablescape, I hope you enjoy your mini-vaca!

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  4. Love this! I'm a teacher and I love to decorate for the start of school. I just need for my dear Worker Bee to get them down out of the garage. Trust me, this is definitely a job for him, not me. :)

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  5. So pretty tablescape, love the apples dishes!

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  6. Have a great trip! Love the tablescape, especially the cute apple plates. I actually have some of those and some of the bowls too! Love them!

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  7. This is a wonderful back to school table! I really love the red and green and gold you've used together. It's bittersweet to take a beloved child to college, but I know you're proud of your son!

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  8. A is for Apple and it's also for Absolutely Adorable!!! What a cute and fun tablescape. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs. It's a wonderful city ~ and think of the great photo ops for you!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  9. Have a wonderful trip! I love your Back to School tablescape !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  10. You are the best mom ever and I can't get over how fantastic that table looks!
    T♥

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  11. Hi Leslie!
    Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments and kind words of late, I so appreciate them and you!
    Your tablescape and reds are darling as always! I especially adore your schoolhouse. (my husband teaches elementary school)
    I will miss you a lot, hurry back fast! :) Sending you lots and lots of big hugs on your journey to drop off your youngest. Be kind to yourself and pamper yourself. Wishing you and your hubby a grand adventure and vacation and the best of thrifty finds.
    Thinking of you,
    Sally

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  12. Oh my goodness, this tablescape is adorable. I absolutely love it. You've inspired me. I just want a little more energy to go and search such great deals.

    Thanks for commenting on the red doors. Is this your son's first time off to college? We drove ours from Florida to Massachusetts during his freshman year in 2008. He's back home now studying at a local college but nonetheless our babies must all grow up and fly the nest. From one mama bird to another, I'll keep you all in my prayers. Safe trip and happy Rednesday!

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  13. I just about died when I saw your little school house...it's TDF. So Charming. My daughter is a senior in high school and I'm already crying just thinking about her going away to college. You need to tell me how you adjusted to taking your son to college...I can't imagine ~tear~

    have a good one,
    bunny

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  14. A very pretty table setting. You really know how to fix up an inviting place for lunch.

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  15. Oh I adore the little school house! Too cute!
    The table setting is so inviting! What's for lunch? LOL!
    Have a fabulous rednesday!
    Kim

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  16. Love it! After teaching for 33 years it is nice to wave to the school bus as it goes by, and then have my coffee and read the paper! What luxury!

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  17. That little school house is too adorable & I love those little apples plates!

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  18. I just discovered your blog through BNOTP -can't believe I haven't seen your blog before - I am having a wonderful time browsing your blog --I love your tablescape

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  19. What a sweet apple/school theme you have going here! Those apple plates are adorable. As for your other finds- don't you love to find thrifted items? Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
    ~ Sue

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  20. This is just darling! Love it all, great job!

    Have a nice trip, blessings to your son going to college! I remember it's a bittersweet time!

    Katherine

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  21. What a fun table! The little name cards are precious. And what great finds you've made while thrift shopping. Beautifully done! ~Susie

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  22. These apples are perfect for back to school. We sent 2 off to college this week. Sad and very hard work. Just focus on how happy the kids will be. Have a nice trip. Linda

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  23. As a teacher, I do appreciate the teaching theme. Your apple plates are adorable. Hope your trip is wonderful - and safe.

    Hugs, Patti

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  24. So much fun! I Love the creative tablescapes best.

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  25. The table looks great. I've clipped recipes for crayon shaped cookies and a school bus cake to do something similar. Maybe someday when it slows down. Have fun on your trip. We did a little geneology digging on our last trip too, guess we're starting a trend. My mom is obsessed with Ancestry.com. I'm adding you to my favorites. See you soon!

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  26. I just love the back-to-school tablescape. Hope you have a fun trip.

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  27. Cute back to school table! Love the amber footed glasses.

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  28. A great thing to honour the school & kids. I love the cutiness and the smarty settings, the way you arrange so, all of your treasures match to each other.

    Happy TS...

    Greetings from Stockholm,
    /chie

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  29. Love your very creative tablescape. Your school centerpiece is beautiful!..Christine

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  30. I love the apple tablescape. Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner. Have a great trip.
    xoxo
    Betty

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  31. What a fun theme for a meal for back to school!
    We have a big school bell like yours, it came from hubbys Grandmas house, she used it to call in her kids & when she was older to call for help to the adults that would be out in the barn.
    Have a great weekend! Faythe @GrammyMsTails

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  32. I stumbled on your blog tonight and love. Thanks for allowing me to copy some of the baby cards. Please check out my blog when you have a minute: http://corgisinmygarden.blogspot.com/

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  33. OMGosh, your tablescape is gorgeous! Love the bright and cheerfulness of it.

    Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie and leaving the nice comment about my popcorn gift bucket. Hope you can drop by again one day.

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  34. I enjoyed your back to school tablescape. I enjoy finding items to use at thrift and antique stores. You have found the cutist things that make your table just precious.

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  35. Darling. You are very creative making the name tags on your pc. The apples are great! Thanks fir visiting my blog. As you can tell, I'm a newbie...looking for fellow followers. Looking forward to your next tablescape. Take care...

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  36. The little cottage is really cute. I would love to have one for miss T.

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  37. Hi Leslie!
    Just checking in to say I hope all went well with your son's moving into the dorms and that you're enjoying your vacation. I look forward to hearing all about it.
    Take care,
    Sally

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