It’s time to head back to school! Celebrate back to school season with a classic, vintage-inspired tablescape!
Today I am excited to be joining a talented group of blogging friends for the Late Summer Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by my talented friend Chloe, from Celebrate and Decorate. I am so glad you are here! This week-long blog hop is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for some end of summer inspiration. If you are heading over from visiting Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction, welcome! Be sure to head over to visit Katherine’s Corner next.
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This upcoming school year is going to be a bittersweet one for me and my family. This year my daughter, Elisabeth, is a senior in high school. She is my youngest and this means this year will be a year of lasts. I’m finding that the saying is very true…the days are long, but the years are quick. I am determined to be present and savor all of the moments in this year ahead.
Here in Connecticut, we head back to school in about a week and a half. We’re starting out this school year by hosting a few of my daughter’s close friends for breakfast on the first day of school. It will be a fun way for them to begin the school year together. Of course, we can’t have a breakfast without a table to celebrate!
To set the table, I began with wide brown craft paper. I topped the craft paper with black paper that I picked up in the sale section of my local Michaels Craft Store.
My mom has recently moved into a long-term care facility and we’ve been spending time this summer cleaning out her home. Boy, was she a saver and now I am appreciating it. It has been like walking down memory lane. She saved so many treasures from my brothers’ and my childhood. I found these old hard-covered books and these flashcards. They add a fun, vintage feel to this table.
When working in my fourth-grade classroom this week, I borrowed my globe that I keep there to use a centerpiece. After stacking the books, adding a handful of pencils into a jam jar, and clustering a few apples, I could see this table was beginning to come together.
For the place settings, I kept it simple by using these cute gingham melamine plates that I had found in Big Lot. They are the same that I used on my Patriotic Picnic Tablescape. Topping the plates are my DIY Cloth Napkins. Would you believe they were made out of a sheet?
A memo book is something I know the kids will use throughout the school year, and it also makes a great place card to complete the setting!
Has school begun yet where you live? Whenever you may begin, I wish you and your family all the best for a wonderful start to the school year!
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