It is a phrase to me that is like nails on a chalkboard. It brings up visions of outfits that match kitchen decor that matches seasons and unless you are Sandra Lee or Barbie who the heck does that???
It also reminds me of a Christmas party we went to every year as a kid. The entire family had matching/coordinated outfits and the wife always had them all lined up at the staircase by the front hall door when you entered – like they were the Patridge Family or something. My old, old friends will know exactly what party I am referring to. We. All. Went. Every. Year. Mind you the wife in this equation has long since remarried and we think she just settles now for matching her and hubby #2 to decor. Does white marble come in pants I wonder? She’s a tablescape kind of gal.
I am sorry, I know I am being supremely irreverent. The phrase tablescape just does it to me…like when people say too often that is how they “roll” (I wonder, are they a wheel of cheese or something?)
I am all for dressing up the table and having fun but we call it setting the table in my neighborhood. Sometimes with a centerpiece, sometimes just a collection of fun candlesticks or oil lamps. And I don’t need Martha Stewart to tell me how to set my table, either. Lordy women of America! It’s not rocket science, just have fun. As long as the cutlery and glasses aren’t plastic and the plates paper, it’s all good. That is the stuff picnics and cook outs are made of.
So anyway, my table was looking for some vintage Thanksgiving fun, so I stopped into a new favorite local haunt, Frazer Antiques.
I found the cutest vintage turkeys – they are salt and pepper shakers only I am just using them on my table as a decorative touch. I also wanted inexpensive vintage dishes for dinner. Found those too – Steubanville Adam Antique.
And best of all, I finally found a turkey platter I couldn’t kill.
And speaking of Frazer Antiques, they have a holiday sale starting November 23rd which runs through December 31st!
They have a special Holiday Open House on November 30th from 3 pm to 8 pm.
Frazer Antiques is located at 351 Lancaster Avenue, Frazer, PA 19355 –
(610)-651-8299 and they are open daily (except holidays) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Check them out. They are loaded with all sorts of fun stuff! And as one of the most frugal women in captivity when it comes to antiques and vintage collectibles I can honestly tell you the pricing is pretty darn good and a lot of stuff has wiggle room. And they must be a go to place for holiday table accessories because while I was there this afternoon a couple of husbands were sent in by their wives to hunt for extra serving pieces and other table accessories.