January 15, 2011

Popcorn and Pollyanna

On January 19, our nation celebrates National Popcorn Day.
Well, perhaps not the entire nation, but a certain house on Coronado Street does.
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Surprisingly, there's been no official presidential proclamation or Act of Congress designating the day. Who would have guessed? Perhaps Jolly Time and Orville Redenbacher had something to do with its creation.

No matter. Popcorn's a great snack.
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National Popcorn Day falls on a school night, so in order to celebrate it with my two favorite granddaughters (my only two granddaughters), I'm having a sleepover tonight.


NOW SHOWING
Theater #1: Some Sports Game (That's where you'll find grandpa.)
Theater #2: Pollyanna (That's where you'll find us.)


A wispy (Or is that wimpy?) arrangement in a plastic popcorn box sits next to the TV. Remember when televisions weren't flat?
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Facing the opposite direction, you can see what the TV sees.
(You'd think I would have taken the time to fluff the pillows, wouldn't ya?)

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A popcorn smorgasbord has been set up for the girls:
cheesy popcorn, regular popcorn, and Cracker Jacks.
Peanut M&Ms fill another bowl.
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Placemats are designed to look like giant tickets.Photobucket
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Although the place settings are without flatware (Who needs 'em?),
the impulse to add popcorn napkin rings was irresistible.
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Young theater-goers can salt to taste and sip juice to their hearts' content.
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Dim the lights. The show's about to begin.
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Lots of fun popcorn facts can be found on the Popcorn Website.
The site even offers this downloadable movie - popcorn poppin' in slow motion!
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Placemats: Yellow foam craft, Michaels
Red salad plates: Red Coupe, Crate and Barrel
Red salad bowls: Waechtersbach, Crate and Barrel
White salad bowls: Elements, Crate and Barrel
Large white bowl: Al Fresco (melamine), Pottery Barn
Red plastic tumblers: Big Lots
Popcorn salt shaker: melamine, Sur la Table
Napkin Rings: Toilet Tissue Cores, popcorn and hot glue
Plastic popcorn boxes: Yard sale

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I'm linking to
. . . off on my tangent. . . for Alphabe-Thursday's Letter P,
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays,
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesdays.
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35 comments:

  1. Too cute! Love the ticket mats and popcorn rings! I bet they will have a ball!

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  2. This is a darling movie set up for you and DGD's. Love the lg tickets you made for place mats and popcorn napkin rings. Lots of goodies to enjoy during the show. Hope your night really pops.

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  3. What a darling and fun idea!!
    I bet your grandaughters love love loved it!! The placemats and the whole set up was just great!
    Now I want to know how you made those popcorn napkin rings??? So cute!!

    Last Father's Day I think it was, I did a vignette sorta like it for the dinner table, cause hubby loves movies and he really liked it, and it was a fun thing to do.

    That popcorn movie was cute too.
    Sort of relaxing I would say!!
    blessings, Nellie

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  4. SO clever, as usual! Love the placemats you made. You really spoil your family, lucky them!!

    Pat

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  5. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I had no idea about National Popcorn Day! What creative movie place settings and I loved watching popcorn pop in slow motion. It was so artistic.

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  6. You are such a fun Grandma! Bet the girls really loved how cute this is--and all those yummy treats! You did a great job on those ticket placemats, and the pop corn napkin rings sure made me smile!

    Kay

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  7. How cute! I bet your granddaughters think you're the coolest grandmother! The placemats are a wonderful touch and I love the popcorn napkin rings.

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  8. Oh so fun! We love popcorn and will definately have to celebrate.
    Thanks for making your celebration part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  9. Oh this is wonderful. I love the popcorn and it just looks like movie night. Perfect. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  10. LOVE your theme! Those ticket placemats and popcorn napkin rings are awesome!! I will have to do this for our family! Thank you for the inspiration and you will find me as a new follower! :) Have a great night!

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  11. National Popcorn Day....really? I'd say you are all ready for it in a delightful way.

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  12. We love popcorn at our house-I'm ready to celebrate! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Okay, those napkin rings and the ticket placemats are DARLING! I loved this. I'm ready to go pop a big bowl of popcorn now. Such a cute idea.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  14. Popcorn napkin rings!!! You are just TOO MUCH!!! I love 'em!!! That is really creative, and I'm sure your granddaughters were thrilled with them! Love the ticket placemats, too...very cute! You could use those for a LOT of things, I'm sure! I'm glad you got to spend National Popcorn Day with your grandkids. Great way to go! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, and have a great weekend.

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  15. I know that the only person to have more fun than two granddaughters was a certain grandmother. Darling! Thank you for sharing your precious design. Cherry Kay

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  16. Your gdaughters are so lucky! You make times at your place very memorable! This is such a fun idea and you've done it up perfectly! To think, for many years I didn't like popcorn, now I LOVE it!

    DD

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  17. Oh this looks like great fun! I'll have to remember this when my g-girls get a little older.

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  18. What a cute table...the placemats are adorable!

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  19. This is such a fun idea. You are so clever, imaginiative and inspirational. Wow! You probably didn't realize that did you? lol

    Anyways, you really cause me to start thinking outside the box when it comes to tablescapes. Love it.

    Elisabeth

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  20. What a perfect popcorn party!!! Love it!

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  21. I have never been to a popcorn party before but I shall keep it in mind for my twins when they're a little older as that table looks fantastic

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  22. I love the placemats! A popcorn party looks like such fun.

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  23. That definitely looks like a GREAT party, waiting to happen.

    =)

    PS. Love the place mats!

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  24. Of course POPCORN. How could I forget! Popcorn is VERY important in our house.

    Mmmmh.

    Maggy

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  25. My husband makes the popcorn in our house on movie night. He drizzles it with real butter, too! YUM!!

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  26. You will probably earn "grandma of the month" for that setup!

    I love popcorn and Pollyanna, can I come?

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  27. totally cool and i just adore those popcorn napkin rings!

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  28. I just bought and watched Polyanna just the other day! I also, coincidentally, had popcorn! I loved your P post! I forgot to post mine on Wednesday night (thought I wrote it) and just did. No wonder I had no comments...ha.

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  29. Popcorn and Pollyanna, a perfect combo. I wish I'd known about Popcorn Day. I would've wisked the husband and me away to the movies and splurged for a bag of popcorn. :-)

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  30. What a perfect little stop on our journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'P'.

    Your flower arrangement is adorable. And so is the table setting.

    I am also quite intriqued with the game boards on the walls. I've always thought that would be a fun way to decorating.

    Thanks for inviting us over for the festivities!

    A+

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  31. Cleaver idea! Thanks for sharing JoAnn

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  32. Oh my goodness! I loved this. I just found your blog via BNOTP and wow!

    What great ideas you've shared. And you have an Academy Awards page! I posted earlier on BNOTP about how my husband and I have been saving up stuff for years to host an Oscars viewing party as an annual thing and we keep our eyes open for new ideas. I love yours.

    My sister and I have a new blog and we are following yours now. Looking forward to more posts.

    Sincerely,
    Eldarose

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  33. Looks like fun...cute placemats!

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