Monday, June 21, 2010

The Ice Cream Parlor

For this special National Ice Cream Day I'm linking up to the Ice Cream Social
over at Kitchen Bouquet, the best kind of party!


Tabletop Tuesday is hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Through Life,
hope to see you there!


Do you remember ice cream parlors that were more like a tea room?
A distinct smell of chilled air, sugary sweetness and an overwhelming
sense of "clean." Uusally a lovely color scheme of black and white flooring
with ice cream parlor chairs and tables, but sometimes that look of a large
bowl of sherbet in all the wonderful colors of one of my favorite treats.




Usually a good place for a BLT or a Club sandwich followed by a
sundae or a favorite flavor on a waffle cone.




When I first saw this vintage tablecloth, those long forgotten memories
and aromas are what came to mind.  So here is a tribute to those old
timey ice cream parlors, where life seemed so simple.










The cloth features Post 86 Fiesta in Rose, Lemongrass, and Turquoise, with a reissue Harlequin
bowl to top it off.  Looks like a pottery sundae all on its own!  The cups and saucers. the creamer and the round platter in the center are reissue Harlequin.
You can read more about the Harlequin line of dinnerware  from Homer Laughlin China.


















The small "three coned" flower vase is vintage and is some kind of early plastic.
The vintage straw dispenser is a favorite of mine and my grandchildren love how
it dispenses a single straw perfectly each time.




Here's how the dinnerware "sundae" was built.














All the vintage advertising is from my collection of Homer Laughlin ephemera


Thanks so much for stopping by for another Tabletop Tuesday event and a
special thanks to our hostess Marty!  What kind of sundae will you be ordering?




The flatware and little sugar bowl are from Home Goods, glassware from Pier 1, napkin
rings from Bed Bath Beyond, votive holder from Michael's and the napkins came
from Crate and Barrel years ago.

32 comments:

  1. Very nice. Today I saw some vintage tablecloths and napkins in a nearby antique store that I frequent occasionally. Needless to say, I thought of you. Oh to have so much room. My kitchen doesn't even accommodate a refrigerator (we have it blocking the back doorway because there is just no room).

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  2. This is so sweet looking! I love Fiestaware! The vintage tablecloth is just perfect. I always enjoy your posts!
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  3. I'd like a hot fudge please! Love your table as usual, you always put together such great color combinations. Thanks for giving us a another look at your great collection!

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  4. Candy girl you always do the best dressed tables in town...Now I want a chocolate Ice cream Please!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  5. You have the most amazing collection of table cloths and dishes. Love this bright colorful table, and yes, I'll have a double scoop, please.

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  6. How wonderful, this table just makes you happy and puts a smile on your face. You have outdone yourself again. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  7. What a beautiful, festive setting. And that straw dispenser is too cute!

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  8. I'll take a strawberry sundae!
    I LOVED this post! We had an ice cream shoppe in my hometown that we visited on special occations! I just loved going, it was such a treat! I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your kitchen. What a fabulous place!
    Sharlotte
    Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

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  9. Hi Candy! Oh, this is such a scrumptious table you've set! I love hot fudge please! :)
    Another precious tablecloth and that flower holder is adorable!
    Another thing, I always drool when I see your spectacular kitchen! It's just gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  10. What a divine study in sherbert colors! And I especially love all of the vintage ads with HLC dishes. Yummy!

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  11. I'm with Shelia, hot fudge please! :) I love your style! The colors are fantastic!

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  12. Oh my, this is just the most exquisite tablescape I have seen in a very long time. I absolutely love it. Your cloth and all the dishes are just perfect. I love the cone vases, what a wonderful piece, and the straw dispenser is fabulous. Your kitchen is just a dream and the way you have it decorated is stunning. Wow, I love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT, this is a true treat. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Just great! Beautiful colors! I really like this and the way you presented it with the vintage posters, etc.

    Katherine

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  14. Great! So many pretty colors...and I love the hydrangea in the vintage cone thingy!

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  15. I am drooling...really, I am...over your collection of dishware. I've visited some of your older posts and am really enjoying your blog. I've joined as a follower. Come by and visit with me when you have a chance.

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  16. Oh my ...... ice cream will always bring out the best bloggers! Thank you all so much for enjoying my little fantasy table! It's a hot night here in California and can you believe we have NO, NADA, not even a lick of ice cream in the house!!

    Definitely need to get to the grocery! LOL

    Candy

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  17. I LOVE that tablecloth. I must start hunting for some myself. As always, I am inspired!

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  18. Hi Janet -

    They are a wonderful and useful thing to collect!
    And each one has its very own personality and changes the whole tone of even an ordinary meal.

    Candy

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  19. What a novel idea - a dinnerware 'sundae'..love all the colors. The tablecloth is beautiful, and it does remind you of ice cream!
    Super post...

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  20. Fun table! I really love all of the Fiesta flavored advertising!

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  21. What a beautiful post. Love all of the "ice cream" colors! Just gorgeous. That table cloth is great and I really love all of the vintage signs. My fave in this post is that beautiful 3 cone vase. I WANT that!!!! Thanks so much for joining me for the Ice Cream Social.

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  22. Wow...what ice cream colors at your table. It's been a delight to visit!

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  23. What a beautiful table you set. Your kitchen is so beautiful too. My favorite is the pretty flower holder at the center of the table. The whole thing looks like sherbets.

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  24. I can just imagine that 3-coned flower vase filled with ice cream cones! What a beautiful post and delightful table filled with ice cream colors.

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  25. Love the colorful cones you filled with hydrangea! What a colorful table- a fitting tribute to ice cream and old-fashioned ice cream parlors, Candy.

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  26. What a beautiful table! Love all the colors!

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  27. Gorgeous! I love the dishes and the cute tablecloth!

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  28. Gorgeous table. Ice cream colors! So pretty. and the tablecloth, I just love it!

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  29. Wonderful post, and my first visit to your blog. The table cloth is great! The three cone vase is very unique. Love the tablescape, and your grandchildren are very lucky to have such a colorful grandmother :-)

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  30. I love your beautiful ice cream colored tablescape, my favorite is the 3 ice cream cone vase, so cute! I love the vintage ads they are always fun to see how times have changed in the advertising world.

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  31. I'm so glad you all came by to see my Ice Cream Parlor! It was a fun table to put together and I was on an ice cream binge for a few days following it!

    Candy

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