While the sister and I were busy moving daughters into college and enjoying the Macon local color, the Duchess was home playing with dishes. This week's tablescape is the fruit of her labor. It's a vintage inspired ice cream party.
She took us on location to a spot of local color in our own hometown. This old Soda Shop was a local landmark in the first half of the 1900's. The sign has been grandfathered in to the main street design code because it's home to the Soda Shop Art Gallery.
The Duchess is passionate about this art gallery.
It's a project of the local Downtown Development and allows local artists to showcase their talents. The building and furnishings were donated, and it's staffed by volunteers. The Duchess coordinates all volunteers.
That's why we get to use the place to play with dishes.
The vintage ice cream churn below is a family piece from the 1930's. It usually resides in her kitchen and sits on top of her refrigerator. Basically, her entire kitchen is decorated with vintage utensils from her mother and grandmothers.
Some day, I'll yak more about them.
The ice cream scoop is on loan.
It belongs to the family who owned the Soda Shop.
The ice cream dishes aren't family pieces.
They were purchased on separate antiquing adventures,
one style for sundaes
and the other for
ice cream sodas.
We set the table for both.
Until the invisible people placed their orders...
She used a vintage tablecloth from the trunk that I yakked about last week
and had a little fun with crafting napkin rings.
Even the ice cream treats were per the Duchess's design.
We just followed orders.
I guess that makes us the Soda Jerks...