May 1, 2011

May Day

Dance round the maypole, dance round the maypole, over the green field and down to the hay.
Lift up your hearts and dance round the maypole, run to your true love and dance all the day.

PhotobucketAt first I tried to dream up a tablesetting with a Russian International Workers Day theme, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Maybe I'll keep my eye out for some little toy tanks at yard sales and use them next year.
But this year . . .

My daughter and my first and second grade granddaughters will *dine* with me. I'm planning to serve (hold on to your hats!) grilled cheese sandwiches, chopped fruit (heavy on the strawberries), pretend tea (apple juice), a few potato wedges, pickles, and ice cream for dessert.

I'm not a big fan of pink. So how did I end up with a pink tablecloth???? Yep! The same way you ended up with a few pink items. I washed a white tablecloth with a set of red napkins - a little mistake that I have to admit I've done more than once. Actually, I think it came out rather well considering "surprise tie-dye" usually turns out blotchy, heavy in some spots and light in others.
Well, just thought I'd throw out that little bit of worthless information in case you wanted to get a pink tablecloth and were wondering where I bought mine.

The china was inherited from my mother. She had what she called a dessert set (square plates, larger than salad plates but smaller than dinner plates) and a large square bowl in the pattern for years. One day when she was in her mid sixties, she walked into a consignment shop and there was the whole set, place settings for 12 and a number of serving pieces. She thought she'd died and gone to heaven.

Although pink is not my first choice, I have a granddaughter that is going to be a "pink person" even when she's grown, so they will be appreciated again some day, in the same way my mama did.


The maypole was made from a piece of 1½ PVC pipe. Silk flowers were inserted in top.
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1 comment:

  1. What a cute table. Your granddaughters will love it. and the menu. I bet most kids now have never heard of a maypole!



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