Back to School Plus Recovery Update


I have a couple of different inspirations for today’s table. First, I found these great lanterns at Dollar General the other day. Don’t you love them? They had them in 3 colors, so I bought all 3 of them.


I like that they are in primary colors. The primary colors made me think of back to school, so that is the other inspiration for this table.


A few days ago, I heard that sound that I love early one morning…the sound of those school buses going by. I love hearing that sound when the school year starts up each year…reminds me that school is starting, but I am not!


Using the lanterns as inspiration, I decided to base my table on these primary colors, so I left the yellow runner down from last week. Red plates, yellow napkins, and blue flatware continues my primary color scheme.


How do like my new blue flatware, by the way? I picked up 2 different sets at Dollar General the other day when I purchased the lanterns, this blue one and another one in a sort of coral color. OK, I know this sounds crazy, but the quality of the Dollar General flatware has really gone down…not that it was ever good in the first place, which makes these extremely cheap and flimsy.


Continuing the primary color themes, I chose Dollar Tree blue goblets and red striped ones, an antique mall purchase from last year.


Anyway, I also recently purchased this great little chalkboard at Hobby Lobby. I got a few markers also, and I am hoping that this will be something I will really enjoy in tablescaping.


Being the empty nesters that we are, I don’t have too much around in the way of school supplies that would look cute on a back to school table. I did manage to find some crayons and some ink pens, so that is the extent of the school supplies at this house!


I love my brightly colored table and hope that you do also. As for recovery update, yesterday was David’s post op checkup from the disc surgery that he had in June. It went great and he was released! He can gradually get back to normal activity, just use common sense, which he does.


We are so thankful for his recovery and freedom from pain. He still can’t sing, but that seems a small price to pay. The dr. assures him that it will get better.


Hope everyone has a good week and great back to school with the schoolkids and teachers in your life!

I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Tablescape Tuesday at Every Day Living,   From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,   Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now,   Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style , Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow, Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design, Tips and Tricks at Stringtown Home



About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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4 Responses to Back to School Plus Recovery Update

  1. vickyhunt says:

    Wow! I thought our school year started early, but yours beats mine! I go back Monday and the kids return the next week. Love your table! Those little lanterns are so adorable! I love the primary colors too! The chalkboard is really nice…love the arrows around the perimeter. Glad to hear David is doing well! Have a bright and beautiful weekend!

    Hugs, Vicky

  2. I don’t want to think about school yet!! That means I go back too! Your table looks great and glad to hear that David is doing well!

  3. Sherry says:

    I got some of those chalk markers too. I can’t wait to try them. Yours look nice! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  4. What a cute idea inspired by the return of school beginning again! Our schools don’t start until the day after Labor Day so it’s surprising to me to see how early some start! Glad your husband is doing so well. We went through this in the late 90’s with my husband and he made a full recovery. In time he’ll feel much stronger.

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