Hello and welcome to this stop on the fall blog tour. Our first week's theme is tablescape. If you're popping over from The Striped House or Concord Cottage, I'm glad you're here! If you missed the first two posts, you can check them out at The Striped House and Concord Cottage.
My tablescape is a little out of the box. I wanted to do a hunt version of a tailgate picnic. I've always loved plaids and tartan prints so pulling this together was pretty easy from things I had around the house. Warning: this post is loaded with photos so you may want to grab a cup of coffee before we get started.
Ready? Good, let's go!
This is set in my back field (which looks prettier in photos thanks to strategic staging!) I used an old farm table along with two folding camp stools for the dining area. Everything, except for the Tilley hat, came from thrift stores. I pick up plaid wool throws whenever I find them.
The tailgate of our old (early 80s) truck was used for a serving area. You may notice my DIY pendant lights that I posted about here.
Did you know you can check with local wine and liquor stores to see if they have any wooden boxes?? I check one frequently in my area. He's always glad to pass along any he has sitting around. The Jack Daniels box was a display box that originally had clear plexiglass in the front. I removed the plexiglass and painted it on the reverse side with #Krylon Looking Glass paint. I love that stuff! And, I love how the box turned out. It reminds me of a vintage bar mirror.
The fowl barware glasses are a set I picked up at the thrift store, along with the decanter. There is actually something in the decanter but I used gin, which happens to be clear. Bad planning. (I actually have to interject here...I love vintage barware and an occasional fruity drink but gin...blech! Sorry gin drinkers. I'm not sure why we had gin in the first place so I wasn't too upset to pour it out after this.)
The bamboo cane...$1 at the thrift store. I'm telling you, if you don't shop thrift stores, you're missing some great stuff!
You've got to have your compass when hunting...as well as a bug book and magnifying glass. Ok, maybe some serious hunters out there would leave the bug book and magnifying glass behind.
Soup and chili are two great tailgating dishes. Use a variety of thermoses and attach labels with the contents.
The old crock jar holding the vintage silverware belonged to my grandparents.
The sun was just about to set but it was making for some great last minute photos before the light was gone.
I hope you enjoyed tailgating after the hunt. Here's an easy to Pin version to save on Pinterest for later!
Be sure to continue the Fall Tour tomorrow and see the great tablescape Vicki and Jennifer of 2 Bees in a Pod share!!
Thanks for stopping by and God bless!!
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