Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Little Bit Retro

Are y'all having a great weekend? I started my weekend off by going out Friday morning for some quick thrifting therapy.
I was wandering the aisles of GW, looking for who-knows-what, when I saw something round and sort of flat, with a bunch of stuff piled on top of it. I could see a pretty shade of turquoise, so I pulled it out, and couldn't believe my eyes...


...it was a tole tray... and it had a magnolia on it!


I hadn't see one like it before...but, it had the Nashco sticker on the back, so I threw it into my basket before anyone else saw it.
When I got home, I stood it up on the hutch to look at it, and then decided to do an impromptu retro "drinks bar", using a couple of things that belonged to my mom, back in the 50s.


...Mom's Libbey Rock Sharpe stemware, in the Halifax pattern...


...and her aluminum ice bucket...


...what would you like to drink? We have wine, beer and iced tea...


...lemon and mint for the tea...served in a silver bowl with a lemon fork...and "monogrammed" cocktail napkins, of course...


...I love silver cocktail forks...I got this one on ebay, several years ago...


...here...let me refresh your drink...


Have a great week y'all, and enjoy the Olympics.
Hugs,
Babs
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25 comments:

Ron said...

Cheers, Babs! What a super tray! xo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is really pretty. Good thing I didn't see it first.

Marlee said...

I would have snatched that pretty tray up if I had seen it! Love the colors and the magnolia!!

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

Oh goodness, its beautiful. And a magnolia? What could be better? I love your bar set-up. I used to have a set of six silver cocktail forks, and somewhere between moving back from Europe they got lost in some boxes that never arrived. Boo! :( I would love to start collecting them again. Great post. Have a nice week. Barb

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty Babs!! Love how you have it displayed!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Fabulous, Babs! At our GW? You lucky duck! How wonderful to have your mom's things...so pretty! Everything looks so refreshing and now I am thinking I need that drink! lol Hugs...Debbie

Katherine said...

LOVE the look! The little bar is the sweetest! :D Great find!

Hugs,

Sarah said...

Your post is a reminder that I need to drop in to the GW soon. ;-) The tray is lovely, Babs. Love the color. My mom had one of those aluminum ice buckets among her aluminum serving pieces. Not sure what happened to it, but I do have several other pieces of her aluminum things. So 50s!

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
What a fabulous find!!! Oh, and I adore the "retro" bar...I'll take iced tea, dear friend! Have a blessed week!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Alycia Nichols said...

This is a really pretty vignette, Babs, and I love the way you so thoughtfully added pieces that work so well together! MY Mom had one of those aluminum ice buckets, too!!! Must have been a "thing" back then! I am peepin' out those cocktail forks and LOVING them!!!!!!

Kelly said...

I don't blame you for snatching up that tray in a hurry! Those can be quite costly. I bet you found it for a song! I love your new bar set-up it inspired. The cute lemon fork sparked my interest too. I keep lemons on hand all the time to go in my ice water. I could use a cute fork like that for when I have company.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness. The tray is so pretty and the aluminum ice bucket, my mom had one like that. Love your tray and I could use a nice drink right now. Thanks so much for linking up. Hugs, Marty

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

P,S, I tried to change the title but couldn't . I will be fine the way it is. Hugs, Marty

Olive Cooper said...

What a splendid find Babs. Your whole drink vignette is wonderful too. Goodwill and thrifting in general is always full of good surprises. xoxo, Olive

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

That tray looks so bright and pretty in your "bar"! Great eye!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The new found tray really anchors the whole vignette. Love it!

Debbie said...

Well first, I love the tray. Second, you can do "impromptu" better than I can to "plan to". Love the way it all came out.

SHERRY HART said...

Thanks for coming by my blog....that tray is so cute! I love how you styled it and if we were neighbors....I would be right there with ya :)

Shelia said...

Hip hip! Oh, what a lovely tray! It's so pretty and love how you've set us up a little drinky poo! :)
I have an aluminum ice bucket almost like that!
Have a great day, Babs, and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Infuse With Liz said...

Excellent job Babs! What a great find too! When I saw that ice bucket my memory banks starting kicking in and I know we have the same ice bucket at my Moms!
I love the retro "drinks bar"! Great idea!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Love that tray..I have one like it somewhere in storage..gonna look for it though. I love how you fixed it up and wow, wish I had a cool drink right this minute! I love your small bar. Thanks much for your sweet and generous visit, I love it dear Babs! Hugs,
FABBY

Erin~Just*Grand said...

I love your retro bar.... Love the colors, too! I am your newest follower!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I like your drinks bar with your new tole tray! Such a pretty color.

jeanetteann said...

chink chink,love to join you,it's lovely. Lovely find and love the way you have put it all together. Cheers x
thank you for visiting and for your nice comment.

CAS said...

That is a beautiful tray, Babs! It's perfect in your vignette, & would love some wine, please!

~CAS~