Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Maybe because yesterday was my anniversary or maybe because my grandson, Davis, hit an out-of-the-park home run last weekend or maybe because Sunday is Father's Day.....I don't know but when I saw this baseball fabric, I knew I wanted to use it for a baseball tablescape.



This fabric was purchased at Beverly's Crafts and Fabrics.


1955
To play on this Baseball All-Star Team you had to turn 8 years old before August 1st and my husband's birthday is July 29th so he turned 8 and was eligible to play.  The ages ranged from 8 to 12 years old.  
He is the second boy on the right in the front row.
He said he cried and his Mom finally bought him some baseball shoes with cleats.
I told him that his arm didn't look like it was big enough to hold his mitt up.

Following are a few of my sluggers:
My son, Nathan.


My grandson, Davis.


My grandson, C J.

My Grandson, Eli.



The tablescape began with the cute baseball team picture.
I included some old softballs and baseballs in a cloche.
  The old mitt is one my husband actually used.  Included is a Slugger baseball bat used in Little League. 
 An old trophy that belong to my husband.
Decorating with a touch of the Past adds charm.


The place setting started with a Fiesta Chocolate Brown dinner plate 
layered with a Fiesta blue band luncheon plate.
Purchased on-line at Macy's.


The Fiesta chocolate brown dessert plate worked good for holding the Baby Ruth candy bar and  baseball candy.



Since my grandsons think it is awesome to receive a trophy, I later decided to put a toy trophy at each plate.  The trophy would be great to use as  favor cups.
The matching Friesta Chocolate silverware  I purchased at Macy's online.



The vintage blue thumbnail stemware was great for holding 
the baseball bubblegum bat and ball  gift for each guest.



Included on the table was the book "Baseball Tales".
  This type of book that goes with your theme can make some great conversation.



An added layer of a rattan placemat was considered and would have been an added texture 
but I wanted to show as much of the baseball fabric as possible.

Click on  Between Naps on the Porch or the Tablescape Thursday button on my side bar 
to see more wonderful tablescapes.


I am thankful to get to share these memories with my family
and my blog friends.

Have an Out-of-the-Park Day!