Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Vintage Coca Cola Garden Tablescape

I don't know why but after I moved this table from the kitchen breakfast nook to the back porch, I got inspired into creating a vintage garden tablescape. Of course, the 71 degree sunny weather had a big part in it too.



On Thursdays, it is always time to link with Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
for Tablescape Thursday.



And for Vintage Thingie Thursday at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/


I am also linking with Tootsie at http://www.tootsietime.com/

for Fertilizer Friday, since this is outdoor and I do have plants on the table.


and Artie for Vignette Friday at http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/

You should all visit these gracious host and hostesses.




I bought the wooden coca cola crate from one of the vendors in the store. I also bought the bunny planter from another vendor.

Just ignore the "Skinny Dipping Allowed" sign. It does not sound very vintage, does it? LOL! I still have to work on this wall.


A few months ago, we ate at a Japanese restaurant in Baton Rouge and they served us diet coke in little coke bottles. After we were done, I asked what they did with the empty bottles afterwards and the waiter said they just throw them away. I asked if I could have our empty bottles and he gave them to me. I thought I could use them for a vase on a vintage tablescape and I did just that. I just cut up some fresh red flowers from my plant and there they are!




Myvintage tin bowl and lidded soup bowls came from a Pottery Barn in Florida. They reminded me of the plates used by our maids in the Philippines. I have had the white plate chargers with blue rims. They are ceramic. or ironstone.


I bought 2 chicken wire plate chargers from Pottery Barn in Dallas. I wish now that I bought at least 4.





When I bought this crate, I was planning to use it to plant herbs in the spring but I thought it made a ncie centerpiece so I'll just keep it on one of the outdoor tables.
The herbs in terracotta pots are lemon thyme and they smell so good.




I lit the candles when it got dark. Isn't that a pretty glow?
I bought my Coca cola glasses from the dollar store a while back.









Cardinal S & P shakers.











Oh look! John is in the office. Can you see him? I think I need a hanging lamp in the corner above the fountain so it can be seen at night. Actually, I have an electric lantern there but I forgot to turn it on.




I love that terracotta bunny planter. I am so glad I bought it.




Bunny napkin rings..... I should have titled this post "Coke and Bunnies", LOL!






How do you like my canned diet coke in a cloche? Original huh? The ceramic bird is keeping it company.



I hope you enjoyed this outdoor tablescape. I thank you all for coming and I have enjoyed having you all.

Thanks to all our hosts!

52 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, this is just so pretty. Love your coke tray and it is fabulous with the candles and the plants. What a cute idea. Love the coke under the cloche too. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This is a fun table Christine! Lovin' your bunny planter and that red and white doily too! The Coke box is a classic-enjoy:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

This tablescape made me smile, Christine! I love how you get your inspiration! Moving the table to the porch and the Coke crate! I love it. And I am REALLY loving the chicken wire chargers...how different and cool! I like things like that. Also love the little Coke bottles with the flowers and all of your dishes.

Hope you are having a good week, Christine!

XO,
Janie

NanE said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I have really enjoyed it. The tablescape is great and I love those little soup pots with the lid. Thanks for sharing, Nan

Pam said...

That Diet Coke in the cloche is adorable. Love the whole thing. What a great way to use a Coke crate.

Sherry said...

Christine,
This is a very neat and original table. I love the coke glasses with the handles. I haven't see those before. Your coke crate is great too. Love the cloche and the lighting with the garden elements is wonderful. Thanks for your sweet comment too. :)
Sherry

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

This whole table is just stunning. The way you used the Coke tray is very clever! Love that idea.
Patricia :o)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very pretty. Such a lovely display.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Anna said...

An incredible tablescape. Love the soup pots, love the crate and the way you used it, looove that bunny. It really works so well together. When can I come for dinner? We don't have to eat, I'll just look. Oh, and the chargers are fabulous.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute and pretty at the same time table setting.
Enjoy your evening.

shannon i olson said...

What a gorgeous table, love the use of the Coke crate. Very very nice!

Dolores said...

Oh Christine, the Coca Cola tablescape really tugged at my heart strings!!! David was the Vice Pres of Finance at Coke in San Antonio for many years.... Coke is close to my heart. Your table looks WONDERFUL.....I love this so much!

Maureen said...

I like the eclectic mix - looks good.

Ann said...

I have a couple of old coke cases I have displayed.....but I love the idea of the candles in them! thanks for sharing.

LV said...

Really enjoyed all the table settings you shared today. A great post.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, I love this tablescape. Lucky you to get the square chargers from PB. Love the coke crate with the votives in it. What a great idea. Beautifully done.

Marlis said...

Christine, this table is really a lot of fun. I love the coke theme going on here. I love your planter too. and the little pots in the coke crate. Lemon Thyme.. I might need some of that for the kitchen!

Debbie said...

I just do not know where to begin...
This table is so unique!! It's different from what I usually see here and yet just as lovely as your usual tables.

I love those chicken wire chargers and that wire cloche.

And the whole coca cola theme is just fantastic!! Love the coke bottle glasses and all the little coke accents on the table.

As always, I leave this blog nodding my head in appreciation!!

Kathleen said...

Christine, this is great! I love the covered pots and chicken wire chargers. You know I am in the Pottery Barn outlet all the time, and I have never seen those! I am going to try and make some!
That was a lot of fun!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, this is so cute, Christine! I love those pots... they are darling! And I love the old Coca Cola box.

And those chargers! I'd love to have some like them. They are sooooo cute!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bea said...

So pretty. I love how you used the coke crate for a candle holder.

Barbara said...

Your crate is just wonderful! I have some but they don't look as good as yours. We get Coke in the bottles here - the old fashioned kind with cane sugar instead of corn syrup. So good! You have inspired me to set a table around it. Love the dishes you used.

Debbie said...

So very cool Christine...I love the crate. I really love the touch of cardinals though, very unexpected but cute!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh, such fun! Love the Coke and love the wire chargers.

- The Tablescaper

Alison said...

Love your tablescape! I also love your idea for the cola crate! I have a wooden soda crate that I didn't know what to do with...until now! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wonderful Christine!
This is super charming and super fun!
Love the coke crate, so clever of you!
Hugs,
Cindy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

What an awesome table, my friend! I have always liked the old vintage coca-cola stuff...nostalgia at it's best I think! Shoot, I remember a time when you could only get coke in a bottle...a glass bottle! Hehe! I love the coke crate...it really does make a neat centerpiece for your vintage table! I like how you added candles to a few of the slots. Love your place settings too. Those are the neatest little lidded soup tureens! And of course, I couldn't help but notice those darling little cardinals...sooo sweet! Such a fun and festive table, my friend! Thank you for sharing it with us today!

Love ya,
Chari

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a fun table -- great coke crate for a centerpiece. I think my favorite is the birds in the bowls!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Christine...what a fun and lovely table! Love the cardinals and those little individual serving pots are wonderful :)

Blessings!
Gail

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hi Ate Xine,

This reminded my garden/cottage house I had early summer.

I truely love the Coke crate (I have one too)
!:-)

Always fascinates your treasures. Kelan mo kaaya ako imbitahin, so I can grab & run your pretty ones. Ha ha... I guess, di na no? Now, you know my intention in visiting.

Happt TS po.
x0x0
/chie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The coke in the cloche made me laugh! I really like your little covered tin dishes, so cute. I've never seen anything like those chicken wire chargers...perfect for this table. I would think you could make more fairly easily if you wanted to.

How is your mother feeling?

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Christine, your delightful personality just shine through in this darling tablescape! I eyed those metal pots and bowls at Pottery Barn, too -- so adorable! The Coca-Cola elements add such charm!

Entertaining Women said...

Coca Cola and the South just always goes hand in hand, don't they! Love your vintage tablescape...fun, charming, well done. I really like the Pottery Barn Enamelware. I use mine quite a bit, but I'm wishing that I had bought the covered bowls. They are wonderful! Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Come visit any time, please. Cherry Kay

Scribbler said...

This is so cute and creative! I have my used my old crate for just about everything but a centerpiece. Now, you have inspired me!

Denise said...

Enjoyed your tablescape .My first visit with you .Please drop by for a visit.Love your colors, so cozy.God Bless

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love this setting. Love the wire under the plates and the silverware is so unique. So charming and I love Coke items as decorations.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful table setting. I am having my 100th blog giveaway so hope you will stop by. Blessings, Debbie

Alycia Nichols said...

TOO cool!!!! I love it that you asked the waiter for the Coke bottles! Why not? Heck, you paid for them! I love the way you incorporated them into the centerpiece! Your metal crocks are fantabulous, too!!!! Very cool table indeed!

Traci said...

Love the little Coke bottles! They remind me of when I was a kid. My great aunt had a machine with them at her music store. BTW, it's 80 degrees here today!!!

Tammy said...

I have a Coca Cola box and you have just given me a new idea! Love how you put the candles in it. Think I might just be a copy cat. Too cute!

Coloradolady said...

This is a sweet table setting!!! Happy VTT!

Mimi said...

What a fun table, Christine...the little covered pots are adorable. Love the metal cloche.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Christine: Coca Cola has been my favorite beverage for more years that I care to admit. Hence, I loved your post today! You have featured one of my great loves in life: COKE! :) Great job!
Best,
Gloria

The Inspired Nest said...

Oh I love the way you used your crate! I just bought one at a flea market for my porch! I searched for a Coke one..No Pepsi at my house!
Beautiful tablescape!
Lacy

Pattie T. said...

What a GREAT idea! I love the theme. The glasses and crate are just great. I also like the lidded bowls.

Tammy said...

Christine, thanks for leaving me sweet comments. I thought I was already following you but if not, I'm about to. Thanks for following me!
OMW! My hubby is going into urology too! And you're in the state of MS. That's one of the places he's putting in for residency interview. I see you're one smart lady yourself. A lot of science minded people are not generally as creative and artsy as you. You're blessed! I'm more into the art while hubby is into science. I can't understand his stuff and he can't understand mine. lol

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful and so clever Christine...

Diann said...

Very cute table Christine!

Sarah said...

What a fun table Christine. I love to eat out on the terrace, and this setting looks ready for alfresco dining. ~ Sarah

Theresa said...

So cozy and inviting! Love the way everything looks in candlelight! Very creative Christine:)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Such a sweet table I specially love the covered soup tins. Your room is so lovely. Don't you just love candlelight?
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is such a fun tablescape Christine. I love the little individual soup tins. The coke case makes such a fun centerpiece, and what a conversation piece the Diet Coke under a cloche is! (I got a glimpse of John watching t.v. inside!) laurie

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