December 29, 2010

It's Monopoly Eve!

Yes, that's right. Tomorrow night is Monopoly Eve. December 31 will mark the 75th Anniversary of the day
D.B. Darrow received a patent for the board game known as Monopoly. Photobucket

Monopoly board games are sold in 111 countries.
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More than 275 million Monopoly games have been sold worldwide.

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The little man with the top hat on the Community Chest and Chance cards is called
Mr. Monopoly as of the year 2000.
Previously, he was known as Rich Uncle Pennybags.
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The character locked behind the bars is Jake the Jailbird.
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Officer Edgar Mallory, seen below, sent Jake to jail.
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More than 6 billion little green houses and
2.25 billion red hotels have been produced since 1935.




About $50 billion in Monopoly currency is printed each year.



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Over twenty different tokens have been cast since the game was originally produced.
Among them are the thimble . . .
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. . . and the iron.
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For a short history on the development of Monopoly pieces, visit here.


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Raise a glass in honor of Monopoly's Diamond Anniversary.

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(And you thought New Year's Eve was a big deal.)



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I am linking to the following sites:
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The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday.
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Between Naps of the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

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For additional information, visit Hasbro's Official Monopoly Website.


Chargers: plastic, sprayed yellow, Michael's
Red wine goblets: no information, local Thrift Shop
Red water glasses and pitcher: no information, inherited
Dinner plates: Red Coupe, Crate and Barrel
Black salad plates: no markings, Yard Sale
Black coffee mugs: no markings, eBay
Red Flatware: Splendente Italian Flatware, NapaStyle
Napkins: Target
Thimble napkin holder: small paper mache flower pot, sprayed silver, Michael's
Iron napkin holder: vintage child's iron, sprayed silver, eBay
Large wooden hotels and houses: made from 4X6 scrap lumber.
Placemats: made from two fabric panels, eBay

38 comments:

  1. This is such a fun table--and so many facts too! Love how you did the hotel and houses! And the napkin rings too! The red/gold theme is perfect--love it all!

    Kay

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  2. Oh my word, I LOVE this! My daughters are semi-obsessed with the Lilly Pulitzer version of Monopoly and will love to see this when they wake up tomorrow. :) SO clever!

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  3. Now this table rocks!!! I love the info and that you carried the theme out so thoroughly.. this is cool. Happy New Year to you and yours, may the new year bring lots of blessings!

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  4. Well this is one of the best, most original tablescapes that I've ever seen! I love it!!!! I shared all of the Monopoly-facts with Sweet Mister. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

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  5. Your Monopoly table, facts and tale is fantastic. Always get a kick out of your creativeness. Love your bright yellow chargers you painted. Another fun table.

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  6. TOO clever!!! Just TOO clever!!! What on earth made you think to do this??? It's fantastic!!! SO creative! I love the way you turned a flower pot into a thimble! Everything looks so cool! Kudos, lady! Looking forward to seeing more of your great work next year!

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  7. Well how fun is this? What a great set up this is! Of course I had no idea! Happy New Year! Thanks for the good word!

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  8. You get my prize for the most clever table setting ever!! Loved it. And what interesting facts. I used to play when I was young all the time.

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  9. This is just the COOLEST IDEA EVER! I love your table, and enjoyed reading about the history of one of my favorite games. You have really started the wheels turning in my brain. I'm just imagining what I could do with a Clue game theme. Great job!

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  10. Oh my goodness this is so cute and what a neat idea to us a board game for the setting!

    Terry
    Ps will email you about the stemware you asked about.

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  11. New Year's really does pale in comparison with this grand occasion for celebration! OA,you always come up with the most unique reasons to set a table and I LOVE this one! Interesting facts and the items you created to match the theme are amazing!
    Happy New Year!

    DD

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  12. Just delightful...and thanks for all the info! Lori L

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  13. Thanks for all the info about this wonderful game. You have inspired me to pull mine out for the new year.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  14. What a great table! I'm changing my traditions to a Monopoly Eve. You've done a terrific job, thanks for sharing, Happy Monopoly!!!

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  15. Originality Plus! Also loved your interesting facts.

    from the holiday forum,

    Pat

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  16. How creative and FUN! Happy New Year Denise!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  17. Now this is one creative table! Love it and all your ideas. I used to love playing Monopoly...might have to teach the grands in a few years. Thanks for posting such a fun table.

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  18. What a neat way to show off the monopoly boards and have a nice table setting as well.

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  19. A very clever and adorable tablescape!

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  20. fun table setting! Happy Vintage Thingy thursday!

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  21. Love It!!!
    My favorite are the napkin ring holders!--What a good idea for a game nite table setting

    Happy New Year

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  22. That is a super idea for a New Year's table scape. I love Monopoly. The game boards under the plates is genius. Great game night table too. Very cute! Happy New Year!
    Sherry

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  23. This is the cutiest tablesetting I've seen. I see you used fabric panels for placemats. I wonder if you could use the actual boards which I see at thrift stores all the time. Love, love, love it.

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  24. Very clever, Denise. He will always be Richy Moneybags to me. I still call JFK.. Idlewild, as that's what is was when I was very young and lived near there.
    Did you make the houses yourself...? I bet you did!

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  25. I just read your supply list, you are a Handy Andy!

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  26. Fun Fun Fun -great into to a dinner game night-Happy New Year!

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  27. That was so fun and creative. Happy New Year.

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  28. This is the cutest...the table looks just so charming!! And I love the info on the game itself. We actually have a few versions of it here.

    Very clever and very well executed. Will you be playing tonight? Happy New Year!!

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  29. This is the coolest - I have seen the monopoly fabric and never thought what great placemats they would make for family game night! Your table is just the cutest thing ever and thanks for sharing all the info. I love a theme table and yours is really special.

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  30. Can't believe I missed this one earlier. What a clever idea. This is such a fun table. I've love Monopoly since I was a child. I still have my original game. Thank you for sharing this fun tablescape.
    Happy 2011! ~ Sarah

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  31. Love the table, it's so cute ... and love the monopoly facts!

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  32. What a fun and interesting tablescape. You are quite creative!

    Elisabeth

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  33. What a fun, fun table! I love it!

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  34. You are so cleaver and creative. I enjoy your blog and look forward to each new idea you come up with. I never knew all these important facts about Monopoly...placemats are great!

    Judy

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  35. Oh, how I love this! Sooo creative! I think my favorite part are the two napkin rings you made...genius! Interesting all the names of the characters. I think I like the name, Rich Uncle Pennybags better than Mr. Monopoly! :)

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