Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Old MacPatrick Had A Farm...

So did anyone else know that today, October 12

 is Old Farmer's Day?
Well, it is!




In celebration of Old Farmer's Day, we decided to do a little tablescape in honor of our favorite old farmer. You may remember him.... He's the fellow who called his cows for us to complete our very first tablescape....



And he's also the guy who let us traipse out into the middle of his high cotton.



He's pretty special, that brother-in-law farmer, but in truth he's not that old. He's just the only farmer we've got.

So we headed out to his  old barn...


... which we then felt the need to decorate. 

You have no idea how hard it is to drive a nail into weathered old barn board, but we did it. The rack was made by a local artist.  



We used this primitive farm table covered with some burlap. 





The place setting was inspired by some plates that
 the Duchess found earlier this year. 

 Hobby Lobby, I think...


We kept the rest simple and masculine by using 
solid red and  gold dishes and a hearty clay charger. 


And iron flatware


An old red truck 
is the centerpiece of the plate. 


And an old red truck was the centerpiece of our table. 
Our farm truck carries peanuts and cotton, of course.


Every old farmer needs his Old Farmer's Almanac. 
A lot of good that one will do him now.  

And every old farmer needs an abundant harvest, too.


These black weights are part of an
old cotton scale. 


It went on the table too.

'Cause cotton is his bread and butter. 


We were planning to use plain mason jars.
Then the newlywed niece found this Old Farmer stemware at a local shop.

Fancy, aren't we?

We placed our fancy stemware on some coasters with old farm scenes.

There's our old young old farmer and his wife.
Not that our farm wife ever got on a tractor in her life...


Maybe  she's out of gas, and there's a sale at the mall.

And that's about it.

Happy Old Farmer's Day!


From our old barn


to yours.

Just in case you're wondering, this is a table for invisible old farmers. I think it's pretty safe to assume that the last thing Old MacPatrick wants to do the end of the day is head back to his old barn...

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64 comments:

CAL said...

Really very unique styling, love the textures of the burlap and the heavy metal flatware. The pedestal mason jar glass made me smile, that was really an awesome touch.

Partyyyyy till the cows come home!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' those harvest plates Debbie and the pockets are so cute! I do remember your first tablescape, it was fun, I couldn't get over the cows:@)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Is that big hook the hay bale grabber? I've seen those before. I like those plates. They are too cute! The burlap is FABULOUS! I love the iron flatware too!!! So cute!!!! Love it all! Great job!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a delightful table! My mouth is standing wide open in awe of the talent in your family. Perfect plates, and oh my word, that centerpiece is adorable! Of course, the bandanas and the denim pockets are perfection, and even the barn wall is decorated! You girls know how to do it up right. laurie

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Looks like somebody's been playing -- and having a great time. Love it! Give my thanks to your American Farmer for all he does (including sharing his barn for tablescapes). :-)

Sharlotte said...

Debbie,
I love this post. The table is so cute, the glasses {stemware} are just precious! I love all the special pieces you've put together to make an amazing spot to have a meal: the plates, the centerpiece, the jean pockets! So, so creative!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Happy Harvest! What a delightful table, rustic and colorful. I think my favorite tables have involved your favorite farmer and his belongings. Denim pockets, burlap, flat-iron-ware, duchess dishes and that terrific truck. You need to have a barn dance with all the gang. I'm going to follow your lead, pool my resources and see what I can come up. You and your co-hearts continue to inspire me.

Chatty Crone said...

This table is so wonderful. Love the cow there. And what a great idea about the pockets for the table. You are so very clever. You just have so much fun doing those - don't you? Love, sandie

Ruby Jean said...

Are you taking RESERVATIONS????? Because If so I would like to put our names down... : ) So adorable and fun.... ALL of it..

Dayle said...

Delightful with a capital D! You got it going on, girlfriend. And I salute the farmer boy for sharing his space.

Barbara F. said...

What a cute table! And I did not know it was Old Farmer's Day today. A salute to farmers everywhere. xo

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Love it...I even have the accent plate, yes Hobby Lobby! I think any farmer would enjoy this...and I have seen those glasses recently, just too much fun...which is what you have, too much fun!!

Kathryn Ross said...

Debbie - This is so adorable! I love the denim pockets for the napkins - and all the specialty farm theme dishes - the centerpiece - the weathered barn setting - just great!! All the wonderful details - you must have put a lot of work into this - what did you serve for luncheon?

Bless you - this Americana scene blessed me!
Joy!
Kathy

Shug said...

Ummm....Adorable!
I love the jean pockets as well as the iron flat ware. Where did you find them..
Great job!!
Shug

Marcia said...

Okay, I absolutely LOVE this!!!!! I love it!! Had to say it twice. ;) It's perfect, from the colors to the creativity to the fact that now I am very inspired to do something similar which mean $$$, but hey, I got birthday money. ;) I LOVE those jean pockets and I think the color combination is perfect.

Thanks for stopping by with birthday wishes, Debbie, and I'm blushing seeing my new button made your list.
Hugs.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Just simply fabulous!!

Miss Char said...

Ok, that's it....next month when I'm down your way I'm stopping by and expect a tablescape as wonderful as this one. Your tablescapes are always so joyous in their setting and warm and inviting in their complimenting pieces. I think it was the cotton field tablescape that was my first time visiting your blog. Love every time I visit. Thanks my friend for sharing your table with us.

ellen b said...

How great is this! Love all your farmer tables. That old barn wood is fabulous! I hope the not so old farmer enjoys you setting up in his fields and at his barn as much as we enjoy seeing them!

Pam said...

Very cute tablescape. I love those little denim pocket napkin holders. The whole thing just looks perfect!

Scribbler said...

I never heard of Old Farmer's Day, but this is just the cutest table! All the details are perfect, but I love the denim pockets and the weights. Nice to see you again!

Kelli said...

How wonderful it would it would be to dine with you! This tablescape is simply FUN. I am thankful to our God that you feel good enough to decorate and refinish furniture, which by the way, turned out beautifully. Rejoicing!

xinex said...

This is an awesome tablescape, Debbie. It is so much fun. I love everything about it. Love the truck as centerpiece. My FIL used to have one just like it. There are so many interesting things here that I have not seen in real life. Thanks for sharing!..Christine

Marlis said...

You had me at the denim pocket.. so clever. and the bandana napkins and the tale you wove for all of us.. A great setting. I love the dishes and flatware and the red truck.. I wish I still had my kid's toys! xo marlis

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is sooo adorable!! Love every detail! Brought back memories of when I used to spend summers at my grandparents farm! I think they had a real truck like that!

Great job!

Katherine

Jennie said...

That flatware is awesome! Love how sweet your bro-in-law is! You've got great family (in case I haven't told you that several dozen times before).

As a side note, that alleged hay harvesting tool looks suspiciously similar to what I used to use in my past life as a civil engineer to pull the tops off of sewer manholes. Fun fact of the night...didn't think I could sleep unless I shared it with you! ;)

Lynn Richards said...

Love, love this table!!! It just makes me smile...what food would you serve with a great tablescape such as yours???
xo
lynn

Ms.Daisy said...

Debbie,
Every detail is so well thought out - I love the time and effort you put into your tablescapes as it shows in the end result. The pockets to hold the napkins: perfect! The stemware, though, really wins the prize!


~Jean

elizabeth said...

I think this is my favorite tablescape of yours...but I think I say that every time!

Heather at Willow Cottage said...

I LOVE your table. The harvest plates are so cool, but I love the denim pockets the most. So perfect for a farmer. :-)

Tricia said...

Just fabulous! My favorite is the "stemware"! Your photos brought back fond memories of my grandparents' farm, with a very similar looking barn.

The French Hutch said...

This is something I would expect to see in a magazine! Your tablescape is awesome and you are so clever to put it together with Old Farmers Day, I had no idea. I love the naps, so cute. The little old red truck, the truck plates just over the top with charm. I also love the flatware and jar goblets. I love it........Happy Old Farmers Day!

~Emily

Ann said...

I never think you can outdo yourself but you manage to every time! LOVE the stemware .... LOL! Amazing what you find to use on your tablescapes!

Now you have me looking at dishes and the first thought that comes to mind is "Debbie would have a field day with these .... " And you always seem to!

Cheers!

bj said...

Mercy, woman...these are the cutest tables I've ever, EVER seen...I am totally in love with that first photo of the cows. I am pinning them all.:)
Boy, YOU DID GOOD on this post.

Entertaining Women said...

This makes me smile and giggle from start to finish. I love every moment...every element. Wish that you could have had lightening bugs in those mason jars to provide natural candlelight for evening. Yep, I'm smiling again. Thank you for sharing your delightful designs. Cherry Kay

Sonja said...

This goes right into your coffee table book on TABLE SETTINGS... I think you should consider writing one, and alongside it should be some of your favorite recipes, and lots of your witty wisdom!! Why not???

xo

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

How darn wonderful are you? So full of new fresh ideas and lovely "old" ones!!!
I have to follow your creativity...glad you stopped by my blog. Can't wait to see more!!

~~Wendy

Sharon said...

I'm thinking when you guys walk into Hobby Lobby, the place must erupt in cheers. "Here they come! Someone's going to get to retire on what they buy today!" (Not really...maybe.)

Loved this table, and I would be honored to be an invisible cowgirl and share a meal with MacPatrick. I think he and I would get along just fine.

What a colorful and cheerful table this is - and I just love setting it outdoors next to the barn. Oh, how I long for a more rural life...

Thanks for sharing this - oh, and those glasses! Those are GREAT! I wish they had that kind of stuff here. Mostly it's southwest or Tuscan - nothing wrong with that, it's just not ME. Our house is decorated like a cabin or a ranch in the Old West. I just don't fit in...and I like it!

Sorry about the tangent...

Denise said...

Your quote certainly depicts old MacPatrick to a tee. Never wants to leave this place.

I had not noticed the date on the almanac when we used it. I wonder where the 2011 version is? You know, the Duchess gives him one for Christmas every year.

I really have not ever driven a tractor. I needed to use the four wheeler one time to haul away some yard trash and couldn't get it started
so I took the riding lawn mower to find him. Met him coming out of the field. Needless to say he wasn't very happy with me that day. I would consider using any of the three vehicles to get to a mall sale if I had no other way. Just sayin'...

I can't believe how beautiful the color turned out in all of your pictures. Love that shiney red Kodak. Great post!

Marigene said...

Cute, cute tables...Happy Harvest!

Meredith said...

What a fun table. Thanks for your comment. I hope you use your plates soon!

Alycia Nichols said...

We're the Porch People? I love that expression! You are so funny! Out of gas and on her way to the mall....hilarious! Those pockets with the napkins are just about one of the most brilliant ideas I've seen! Kind of reminds me of the old Bruce Springsteen with the close-up of his rear end with the jeans on the album cover of "Born in the U.S.A." The accessories you used are fantastic, and that stemware simply can't be beat!!! You put a lot of thought into this old farmer's table, and it turned out great!!!!!!

Nezzy said...

This was fantastic and so very unique of you. So since I'm and old farmer...do I get a present??? Heeehehehe!!!

God bless your day sweetie!!! :o)

Mary said...

Debbie, Debbie, Debbie~

Can I tell you how much I LOVE this?!! The denim pockets...the truck centerpiece...the table... the rack...the plates... I happen to own a single stem of your fancy glassware :)

So FUN & creative~ I'm still in awe over your High Cotton table. Your Happy Harvest table makes me very happy!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

This is amazing, top to bottom amazing!
Beautiful table -- the setting is to die for -- and I am such a city girl that my first thought when looking at that second picture was "Oh my gosh, are those REAL giant animals in the background?"

Although I have tried to pound a nail into old barn siding; does that make me at all a country gal?

Wonderful, fun, glorious post. Thanks!
Cass

no spring chicken said...

So, when you are finished being brilliant, do y'all eat? I want pictures of the party! Love, love it, as always!!

Blessings, Debbie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

LOVED this post!!! What a great way to celebrate a country table. The jeans pockets are perfect!!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

You are so creative, Debbie. This looks like it is from a magazine. Love that centerpiece so cute! Great job! The glasses are a hoot!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Debbie, you make THE MOST AMAZING tablescapes!! Love. love. love. them! I especially like the jean pocket napkin holders!! If I could part with my twenty year old jeans, I'd make myself some of those! LOL! Just beautiful!! blessings ~ Tanna

Chubby N Chieque said...

The best setting of the week! Job well done.

I love they way you gather your things and put then together.

Very unique and how I wish I have a barn too.

Happy TS.
/chie

Angel said...

Once again, I come to your blog and learn something new. And, I am wowed by your creativity! I love this look. Maybe because, like you, I enjoy older stuff (like the antiques you spoke of in your previous post). This tablescape is a winner, just like you!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Boy you did not miss a detail on this table. How cute are those denim pocket holders. Love it!

corners of my life said...

Now how fun was that?!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love the hay hook, the little red truck and black iron flatware, best of all! I LOVED this post. What fun!!
When I decided I could not live without a truck..I wanted one just like the one in the picture...but of course if one existed I couldn't have afforded it. But..I am happy with my little silver Toyota..but HOW I wish it was red! :)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh this is just the best. I love the plates and how they match the little red truck. What a beautiful place to live. You are indeed a lucky gal.

Schotzy said...

WOW you captured the heart and essence of Farmer Day!!! Love them all... Cute! Cute! Cute!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

This is one of my favorites...love that jean napkin holder and all the farm decor.... You got an amazing creative flair.....fun for you...eye candy to me

Joan said...

You are so talented! I love this one...

Blessings,
Joan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am wildly in love with this table, Debbie! And those napkin holders made out of jean pockets??? CUTE! You socked it out of the ballpark, girlfriend, with this cuter than cute table.

I came by the other day to gush over it, and something happened before I could post. Lots of craziness here, but I have a few minutes this morning and had to come back to tell you how cute it is. I was also happy to get a second look at your handiwork. You just did a super job! And the barn was the perfect backdrop. I love the weathered barn wood. And I loved seeing the cotton on the table. Generations of my family farmed cotton, so it made me tear up (in a good way).

Love you and hope you are having a great weekend. Me? I'm batching it, but I have a list of chores that would render any man a raving lunatic. But we girls can handle it!

XO,

Sheila

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

And I always thought I was born on Columbus Day!

God bless and have a great weekend! :-)

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Well shut my mouth! This is the prettiest harvest themed tablescape I have seen all season. The elevated mason jars are just grand.

You knocked this one out of the park er farm girl!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh my goodness I love it! All of you have outdone yourselves on this one. Your redneck stemware is adorable. LOL! That's what they are selling as in some of the high end gift shops around here. I really love your iron flatware, the adorable napkins in the jean pockets and the fantastic plates with your matching centerpiece. So I guess you could say I really do love the whole setting, including the location. It's perfectly wonderful!

Amy Kinser said...

Hey girl! I think the table is fun and great looking. Love the denim pockets and that truck is so cute. The background with the barn is gorgeous!

Hope you are doing well. Please keep praying...mom is going through a pretty tough time right now. Main problem seems to be her lack of appetite and not eating. She is very weak.

Thank you.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Debbie, it's so good to see you back in the tablescaping business again. This is such a creative idea. I never knew about Old Farmer's Day. I've learned so many interesting and fun things in blogland :) All the elements on your table are just perfect; the red pickup, the Farmer's Almanac, the fresh produce, the theme plates, and those jean pocket napkin holders are the cutest! Hats off to you and the sister for putting together this wonderful table.

XO,

Denise

Anita said...

Oh my goodness Debbie, this is a magazine tablescape if there ever was one!! This is the cutest table and I just love the farm theme. Love it, love it, love it want to copy it but have nothing like you have:-(

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