Tablescape Thursday: Vintage Aviation

Today is Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!!


Get ready… we are about to take flight!! Here is your boarding pass…

Ladies and Gentleman, welcome aboard Prairie Airways, flight number 92708 en route to an Aviation Tablescape. In command of this blog is Captain Melissa… who will be giving you an aerial tour of the table. You are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.

Can you think of anything more romantic than a dinner for two AND airplanes?? Me neither! 😉

I started out with this vintage-WWII aviation pinup-inspired tablecloth…
…and used plain blue plates to neutralize the out-of-control red, white and blue patriotism and aviation frenzy going on at the table. 😉 A simple red star-spangled napkin was place between plates. (Can’t get enough red, right??)

Our “seat assignments”… glad I had my name on one! I was afraid I wasn’t invited to dinner! 😉 Oh wait! That’s right.. I’m flying the blog right now. 😉

PS… I’m not THAT out of tablescape control to make up a boarding pass seat assignment just for this tablescape. haha 😉 We have a template saved as we used boarding passes for seat assignments at our wedding reception. 😉

I’ve seen these before… Memorial day, perhaps? 😉

I busted out the wedding mugs… we had mason jars etched with our wedding “logo”… a fighter jet (which my husband flies) and a Cessna (which I fly) air-writing a heart around the state of Texas. Yeah, that pretty much sums both of us up. haha It also had our anniversary date and the location of our wedding. :) And lets not forget the fabric rag tied around the top!


Table, requesting fly-by.

I have a 3 part centerpiece:

In the middle… a vintage globe.
To the right… Mr. Charles Lindbergh

He is so patriotic with his American Flag!

For those of you with a weak stomach… look away! What you are about to see might shock you!!
Eeek! His head comes off!! In fact, his body used to hold McCormick Straight Bourbon Whiskey! See the old cork? Not sure the best way to commemorate a famous PILOT would be to put Whiskey inside his body. I can just hear the jokes now. 😉

On the left… is a vintage old airplane…

Pretend you didn’t notice that rootbeer almost gone in the background… haha
Tablescaping can really work up a thirst! 😉

Of course, have to represent the hubby. Can’t forget the Hornet… with the completely inaccurate blue jet with “Top Gun” written on the side. haha

And might as well use the hubby’s jackets as props. 😉
His nice leather one.
And below is the green one that matches the flight suit.
Lets climb to a steady bird’s eye view of the table…

If we bank left… we will see some more aviation decor…
We have to set the mood, right?
Texas flag bench + Airplanes = LOVE

If we bank right… we see Miss patriotic Henrietta hanging out in the lariat.

Thirsty? Grab a frosty soda from the Drink-O-Matic. 😉
On final approach…cleared to land 2-6 right.

I know you have many blogs to choose from and I thank you for taking the time to visit Huckleberry Prairie. Now enjoy the rest of your stay on the Prairie or wherever your blogland travels may take you. :)


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