Once again it's time for Tablescape Thursday and here at the bunk house we're planning a Cowboy Birthday dinner! Our son-in-law Brett, will be celebrating his birthday at our house with a cowboy theme since he loves horses and all things western.
Here's the table set for celebrating our favorite cowboy.
A "rooftop" view of our table.
A close up look at a place setting. Bandanas make great napkins.
This salad bowl is hard to describe. It's sort of a metalic pewter color with a bit of a bronze colored cast to it. No name on the back. I got these this past fall at Tuesday Morning. We used these at my husband's birthday dinner as well so I guess they're official "Birthday bowls".
These are my red plates from Marshall's - right after Christmas they were reduced to $3. It's funny how you find everything red on sale right after Christmas, like you wouldn't use it any other season.
Here's a close up of the centerpiece. The flowers are "faux" for this practice scape. We won't be having the real dinner until the week after his birthday - then I'll get real ones. I think of sunflowers and black-eyed susans as being good flowers for an old coffee pot. Hope I'll be able to find some real ones.
A closer look shows some rusty old horseshoes and a rusty star. I remembered to keep the horseshoes turned up so the good luck doesn't pour out!
My first layered tablecloth is a red and white checked one from Walmart.
I have looked and looked for several years for a vintage cowboy themed tablecloth. They're hard to come by and if you do find one they are terribly expensive. I guess lot's of tablecloths haven't survived cowboy chow! Those messy old cowboys must have wiped their hands and mouths on the tablecloths! Anyway, this year I just gave up and found one that's new, but "vintage style". Hope it survives cowboy chow!
Here's another view of the tablecloth showing the old chuck wagon all ready to cook up some vittles!
Here's my "get along little doggie" Spunky, helping out.
One more view of the table. Brett will be taking his favorite cowgirl Katy and their two little fillies to the river for a much deserved week's vacation. He'll be trading horse rides for jet ski rides! Yeeeee Hawwwww! Ride 'em cowboy! But when they get back - the birthday bash is on with his birthday request of a lasagna dinner with all the fixins.
And as the sun sets slowly in the west....the stars (tealights) come out as we have coffee and birthday cake around the "campfire". Happy Birthday Brett!
Be sure to check out the other fun tablescapes this week hosted by the bestest of all tablescapers, Susan of "Between Naps On The Porch".
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