Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Day of School Ice Cream Table


Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!  Today my table is an ice cream table that my kids enjoyed after their first day of school.  Although hoped for, the first day morning of getting everyone off to school wasn't so smooth.  We stayed up late, again,the night before and things went rough the next morning.  How about you? 

A napkin view. 


At home I have a 12th, 10th, and 5th grader going back to school as well as my husband, a college professor -- a perennial student.  Our oldest is also in school; he began his second year of medical school in Virginia this August.

A larger view of the table.


Which spoon would you like?  This silver-plated spoons were given to me by my sister Jacqueline, Purple Chocolat Home.  Don't you think ice cream tastes better on silver?


These are our everyday glasses; I love them.  They are from Wal-Mart and cheap enough that if you break one, you don't feel badly.


All the ice cream plates were given to me by my daughter Talley for my birthday last year -- they are fun.  Instead of using the plates, my children scooped off the ice cream on the plates and made cones.


 Of course you KNEW I would have ice cream for you.  This is Breyer's Strawberry ice cream;  I love the base ice cream in Breyer's.  I think Breyer's is under a different name in the east.


I hope you enjoyed your ice cream.  My children did.  The table sort of smoothed out a rough first day of school.

Table Information:
Placemats, napkins, glasses   -- Wal-Mart
Dinner Plates -- Tai Pan Trading
Napkin Rings:  Bed, Bath and Beyond
Ice Cream Bowls and Plates:  -- Robert's Arts and Crafts
Flatware -- Plated Silver from my sister

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25 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Very nice after school treat. I would never have guessed those glasses came from Wal-Mart! xo,

Bonnie said...

Joni, I'm going to check out those glasses from Wal Mart. I love the ice cream dishes! Bet your kids will talk about this treat for many years- "remember when Mom did the ice cream table?"

Jacqueline said...

Coming home from the first day of school to this would almost be as good as the new clothes! This is really, really cute. I agree, ice cream does taste better on silver! I love your Wal Mart glasses too, really cute. Have a great school year.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I am a Wal-Mart stalker and if Wal-Mart has anything good, I will find it. We live in a small town and Wal-Mart and K-Mart are it. Joni

Dining Delight said...

Wishing I could go back to when my kids were in school and do this! What a terrific treat to share along with the stories of what happened on "the first day". And its made even better with themed dishes and a pretty tablescape!

DD

Jo's This and That said...

So sweet. I love those ice cream dishes.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow-your kids are spread out! There are no kids going to school here anymore, but I still think of "the first day of school" with a touch of sadness. I still love school supplies and I miss the kid sounds in the neighborhood when school starts. Love the ice cream plates...very cute!

Marlis said...

A great way to celebrate the first day of school. makes them think you missed them, something they will always remember.. Love that table!! xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

I didn't know Jacqueline is your sister!!!! Wow! That's cool! How did I miss that? Old age is making me forgetful? Anyhooooooo...beautiful presentation! I love the ice cream cone dishes! Those are great! I can just imagine anyone - young or old - would love eating from those! Sounds like you have a VERY busy household, and you laid out a beautiful table in spite of all the first-day-back-to-school hoopla. Hooray YOU!!!

Kathleen said...

School never starts here till after Labor Day, so I don't know how dil will do.

She has 4, 5th grade down to Nursery. They all have to be driven to school, different times for the 2 younger ones, so 3 different times!

As a retired teacher , I always dreaded the first days of school. Had to get myself back in the routine as well as the family!

Love your ice cream table, what a nice treat to celebrate the start of a new year! I wish them happy school days, and happier weekends!
I always check walmart too! You never know!

Entertaining Women said...

Ice cream makes everything better...every time. Darling tablescape; I know that the kids must have been thrilled. Thank you for sharing your precious design. Cherry Kay

Danielle's Heartfelt Home said...

Joni, love this table! My son is starting pre-school in a few weeks. He would love this as a treat. Thanks for the great idea!!!

PS love your blog! Everything always looks beautiful : )

Lori Lucas said...

Ahhh. Love it. We use to do an ice-cream party when my children were small. I believe your table is a lot cuter tho!

Sue said...

We don't have any students in our family anymore, not even college! Our son-in-law does teach English in high school though. I love the silver spoons, Joni! I bet you and Jacqueline have so much fun together:)

Nancy said...

Hi Joni,

I like your way of celebrating. I've got a senior this year as well as a junior, freshman and 8th grader. My two older boys share an apartment together and of course are both out of school. This year seemed to be the smoothest transition back in school. I'm so happy that all the kids like it!
Your ice cream cone plates are too cute! I have the same Walmart glasses. I'll be using them in my tablescape tomorrow.

Hugs,

Nancy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Fun table Joni, I'm sure the kids were thrilled to have ice cream after school:@)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love this table Joni! I won't show my husband this post, since he is a teacher, and wants nothing to do with getting back into a routine :-) After the first day back, it's like he was never off! Thank you for the birthday wish :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a fun way to celebrate the first day of school! Cute ice cream cone dishes.

Marigene said...

Yes, that would be a fun way to top off the first day back to school. Love those little cone dishes.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Hi Joni - That first day of school can be rough going. Its hectic no matter how much preparation goes into it. Your ice cream table is so pretty. What a treat for the first day back.

Mimi said...

We always have our hottest days when the kids go back to school, so this is the perfect after school treat.
Mimi

Gypsy Heart said...

This is special and fun! I'm surprised at the glasses ~ I've been looking for some for everyday...will have to go to Walmart.

Pat

Sarah said...

Joni, I'm sure your children did enjoy this. Still hot here too and definitely a time to eat ice cream.

Beeutiful by Design said...

So cute - everyone loves icecream!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Fabulous back to school table with such terrific ice cream cone plates and other accessories! Your children I'm sure loved these and enjoyed their ice cream too. I just came from Pink Sat. Have a safe weekend. FABBY

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