Saturday, June 9, 2012

Ice Cream Social

For this week's tablescape, my theme is an ice cream social.  I went out shopping today at some neighborhood sales and I found a Hamilton Beach milkshake machine and some old fashioned metal sundae cups.  I've been purchasing old ice cream cartons when I find them and these are my latest ones.  I bought them to use as gift boxes.

 For the tablecloth I used some red and white ticking.  It was perfect for my theme today.  I also found an old red ice cream scooper.
 I started with my red charger plates.  I use these all year long.  Then I layered with two square plates.  I love these depression glass plates.  I found them at the flea market last month and I think I am going to keep them.  They look great layered and they mix well with my little square ruffled depression glass fruit plates.
 I used the largest ice cream carton for the flowers.  I opened up one end and placed a drinking glass in it and arranged the flowers inside of it.  Won't these ice cream cartons make fantastic gift boxes?
 I love my milk shake maker.  I am not sure it's truly old, but it does work and I will take it out to the shop tomorrow and put it in my space.
 I also found this beautiful frame today and it already had the chalkboard in it.  It was a great find.  Isn't it pretty?
 The strawberry milkshakes are "adults only."  My daughter mixed strawberry ice cream with Pinnacle Cake Vodka.  Then she decorated with sprinkles, whipped cream and a strawberry.  She also made the mini cupcakes for me.  They turned out so cute with just a quarter stawberry stuck in the frosting.
 It was fun to set up this table.  Very summery indeed.

I love this strawberry bubble bath crate.  I found this today at a sale as well.   I didn't even realize it was for bubble bath until I looked at my photos. 

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16 comments:

Lorilee said...

Your table is beautiful. I love the way you combine all the plates. I also like the red and white tablecloth. Is it ticking?
Blessings,
Lorilee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Mmmm, that all looks delicious, Maggie! I hope you got to enjoy those shakes after your photo shoot! : )

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I love everything here! From the red and white ticking (which I must get some of) to those gorgeous red and white plates. Where did you get those plates, by the way? I'm rather smitten with them.
Brenda

Shabby Gr8 Dane said...

Your tablescapes are always so elegant, creative and beautiful. The whole table is pulled together so nicely. Yes, I believe that the ice cream boxes will make great gift boxes.

allisamazing said...

This table is absolutely adorable! I love it and am pinning it :)

Anne said...

Maggie,
It all looks so pretty and inviting.I am ready for some icecream.Can I come over?Oh why are you so far away?Have a great day!
((((Hugs)))
Anne

Pat C. said...

Your table is gorgeous, as always. Like Lorilee, I love the tablecloth; who knew that ticking could be put to such elegant use?!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So pretty! I never thought to use the ice cream boxes as gift boxes! Lucky you to find the milkshake machine!

Bliss said...

Think this is one of my favorite table settings of yours.

~Bliss~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun. I love this, everything is so cute and love the malt machine. I have one from the 40's and we use it all the time. Great party idea. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sonia said...

Love your table! How fun and delicious! I adore red and white together...great table and post!
Miss Bloomers

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a great table!! I love the layers of dishes with the red ones specially, I'm loving them...gorgeous and such fun too. The food looks delish, wish I was there Maggie! I love the shake machine, I have one in white, loving your old fashion green one?
FABBY

Debbie said...

I love this one! It's festive with the red and white, and I'm such a huge fan of tables with a whimsical theme. I loved the strawberry crate/bubble bath holder.

ann k said...

Very cute!! Summer fun for sure!!

Recipes We Love said...

Very cute!

suzyq said...

Cute table!!! Just love the colours....I have red ticking like that...sitting in the cupboard waiting to recover my outdoor lounge but I could use it for a table first...you have me thinking!!
Suzyq