Tablescapes, Remember When

Remember when there was a phone booth on every corner

telephone booth

And a newspaper on the front lawn

Remember when table

Now it’s all cell phones and computers

good old days table 3

Those old days are gone


Campaigns slogans were promising a “Chicken in every Pot!”

red white and black place setting

Now it’s Immigration, Abortion, Oil Pipe line or not~

menu bottle on table

Remember when you’d write a note, just pick up a pen…

menu bottle

Today it’s all Facebook, email, and text,

menu bottle 2

What do you think is coming up next??

remember when 2

What’s in the future, what will be the new thing…

remember when table 1

So many changes, what will next year bring?

good old days

No matter what the future designs

remember when table 3

I hope we’ll always remember to take time to dine

chalkboard menu bottle

Juicy Details

Corn Soup, Fiesta Chowder

fiesta chowder

Grape Salad, Lazy Day Grape Salad

easy grape salad

BBQ Chicken,  Alabama Sassy Chicks with Alabama White Sauce

Bushwacker Pie

Bushwacker pie 2

Menu bottle tutorial, Bottle Bling here

painted bottle bling

Chalk paint candlesticks/ Painting silver here

Courtly Check butter dome/McKenzie-Childs

napkins/made by a very talented and awesome friend

patterned plates/Mud Pie

telephone booth/Hobby Lobby



Thanks for reminiscing with me today!


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30 Responses to “Tablescapes, Remember When”
  1. Mary says:

    Love the cheery green and pop of red with your black and white at the table Jenna. I remember my cell phone dying without my car charger and trying to find a pay phone about 5 years ago. There were none to be had 🙂 Your chalkboard menu bottle is over the top cute!

    • ha! The other night we lost power and my household was in total panic because all our devices weren’t charged~ and then of course you can’t get your car out of the garage 🙂

  2. onemoretimeevents says:

    What an adorable idea adding the menu to a bottle!

  3. Carole says:

    Yes! And once a week the milkman came by and left fresh milk in glass bottles, eggs, and butter, and picked up the order for next week. Such simpler times!

  4. Marigene says:

    Oh, I remember those days well, it was a great time to grow up! What a fun table, Jenna. Love the plates…you performed your magic on the stemware and bottles?
    Have a great week.

    • Thanks Marigene, life seemed simpler then, but it probably wasn’t, we are probably forgetting no AC, no internet, no online shopping, no DVRs, all the stuff we can’t seem to live without now 🙂 >

  5. Sarah says:

    Jenna, this post is a favorite. I certainly do remember! At times I regret that we’ve become so dependent on electronic communication. I miss handwritten notes. Remember the days when it was popular to see how many people they could squeeze into a phone booth? Ha, I’m so old, I can remember sitting in front of the radio to listen to a program for entertainment. Didn’t have TV till I was in 3rd grade.
    Big smiles here on all the black and white details of this table. Darling salad plates! And your chalkboard wine bottle with the menu is adorable.
    Great post!!!

  6. Ellen says:

    I love this! Of course I remember it all now that I am older than God. The wine bottle is a great idea for a menu board! That chicken and grape salad look yummy, too. I am going to check the recipes for those. I had some grape salad yesterday, and had never had any. It was really good. (AT Chick’s Chicken Salad, or something like that).

  7. Leah Sannar says:

    What a cute little poem and it’s so true! I was talking with my husband last night about what it technology will be like for our son, who’s 3 right now. It’s just crazy to think that it will advance even so more much than it already has!

  8. Leah Sannar says:

    What a cute poem and it’s so true! My husband and I were just talking last night about how crazy it is to imagine what technology will be like for our 3 year old someday. I can’t even imagine where the future will take us. :o)

  9. Your title made me think of the Alan Jackson song Remember When so I’m playing it as I read through this! Love the essence of this tablescape. The telephone box is so cute. I’ve got a ceramic version but it doesn’t open up and have glass. I do remember when all of those things like how telephones were available just about anywhere if you needed one. It’s all changed and it’s like a steaming locomotive in constant motion. I do love some of the new advances in life but I also remember when life was simpler and the pace was slower. I think the worst side affect of it all is everyone is so demanding now. No patience.

  10. Judy Pimperl says:

    Your tables are always so colorful and fun! Do you have an entire room dedicated to storing pretty dishes? I know it’s fun to mix and match… I love dishes, but just don’t have the space for lots of them….I may be a bit jealous.

    • I do have a china closet in the dining room where I store a lot of stuff, but I have mostly 2s and 4s of things, so I do a lot of mixing and matching. Some women have a thing for shoes, for me it’s plates 🙂


  11. Rhonda says:

    Love your cheerful, bright tablescape! The menu chalkboard bottle is just too cute… great idea! ~Rhonda

  12. Wow, love your table. So bright and colorful. It really makes me smile all the wonderful detail you put into it.

    Great Table!

  13. I love the phone booth. This table is wonderful!!

  14. This is so cute. I confess to remembering the phone booths and the news paper boy throwing the daily news. I miss those day. That’s when we could borrow sugar and eggs from our next door neighbor, and hang the clothes on the line to dry for the sweet smell of country air. I’m just glad we have the memories! All of your tablescapes are so cheerful, You must have such a happy cheerful spirit in your home because it shows!

  15. I remember phone booths everywhere, although I do still see plastic wrapped newspapers on some lawns!

    • I know, I still get a free local weekly paper that I don’t want, and it drives me crazy because all I do is throw it away, it’s like junk mail, I can’t get it to stop!!

  16. love this so much an the phone box is definitely my favorite (wink). I invite you to share at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Hugs!

  17. Candy S says:

    Love the table Jenna, The place settings are so vibrant and eclectic, they shout out that they are perfect for whatever the future brings. We still have a pay phone at the corner of the street (I don’t know if it actually works or not) and Dear Hubby gets the paper (it’s only delivered three days a week now) he reads darn near every word of the daily news. I only read the ads on Sundays and of course I use the coupons. I have been getting ninety percent of my news off of the internet for many years now, the other ten percent of news came from the Jon Stewart show. I will miss that guy!

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