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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Father's Day Table

The table this week celebrates my Dad and Grandpa's.   I was in North Carolina last week visiting my Dad and attending my nephew Blaine's high school graduation so I'm posting pictures from last years table. I used special items that were a part of my Dad and Grandpa's lifestyle at each place setting.   

This is my Dad's place setting.  He loves playing his bluegrass music and instruments.   He had a white 1963 Ford Thunderbird hardtop.  The one used at his place setting is a Hallmark Christmas ornament convertible.   The Cessna 170 is also a Hallmark ornament.   Dad owned a Cessna 170 back in the 70's and I loved flying with him which inspired me to become a pilot. He also owns a couple red belly Ford tractors. 

This is my Grandpa Harley Smith's place setting.   He owned several John Deere farm tractors.   He loved Dalmatians and had a beautiful boy named Patches. I made that stained glass dog years ago for his birthday.   I placed a small toy rifle on top of the plate. He taught me how to shoot when I was a very little girl.   He was also a pipe smoker.  

This is my Grandpa Hubert Curry's place setting.   Grandpa Curry was a tobacco farmer and raised beef cattle.   He loved riding in old fashioned wagon trains and had a beautiful team of white mules named Dolly and Molly that he hitched up to his Conestoga wagon every weekend.  He was always dressed in his western style shirts, boots and hat.   I gave him the Western bolo tie that is placed on top of the plate along with the Western collar points.  

I added a few other toy tractors to the tablescape and server. 

Grandpa Smith's place setting. 

Grandpa Curry's place setting. 

Dad's place setting. 

Additional place setting with electric guitar. 

Hallmark Cessna 170 ornament. 

With my Dad Sid Curry at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC a few years ago. 

Dad with me and my brother Kimel in the early 60's with one of his trucks. 

My Dad with his first airplane a Cessna 150. 

Dad at the North Carolina coast a few years ago. 

Dad with a red belly Ford tractor. 

We visited Mt. Airy, NC on my visit home last June and had lunch at the Snappy Lunch.   If you are a fan of the Andy Griffith Show you will remember the Snappy Lunch.   Andy was born and raised in Mt. Airy, NC which is about 1 hour North of my hometown.  

This picture was made last week on my visit to North Carolina. My dog Cooper was checking out the party food Dad was enjoying at my nephews graduation party. 

Happy Father's Day! 


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  1. These are such cute and creative place settings! I hope everyone has a happy Fathers Day.

  2. A wonderful tribute to your dad.

  3. What a special table, with remembrances of both your grandfathers and well has a tribute to your father! Once again, (as always) the details are amazing.

  4. Wow this is wonderful. Great details- love the special touches as tributes to your grandfather and father. How exciting that your Dad was a pilot and you are too! I was taken up in a small Cesna in the mid 70's- it was exciting but I felt light headed a lot. We had a thunderbird in silver that was about that same year. My dad worked for Ford Motor Co. here in Michigan so we always had a Ford. Love the cherry red Ford truck your Dad had- excellent taste!

    1. Thank you so much Liz! I think it's great that your Dad work for Ford Motor Co. My Dad and Mom would only buy Fords. I ended up with the white T-bird when my Mom purchased a new LTD Landau edition in 1976. The hand me down T-bird was my first car and she was a little rocket. My Dad sold it to a movie studio back in the early 80's. He told me the other day he wished he still had her sitting in the garage.

  5. This is so fun and I love all the special touches you added. Clearly a lot of thought went into your amazing tablescape. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty !

    1. Thank you so much Melissa and thank you for hosting the Home Matters Party!

  6. Wonderful Father's Day tribute! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  7. Show your dad love by give him a gift on this father's day and wish him father day veru well.
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