Superbowl Sunday

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I'm not really into sports, except maybe Detroit Red Wings hockey. But Superbowl Sunday is coming up, and I'll be in front of the TV with my husband. (I watch it for the commercials, and I can get some knitting in.)

I told him I was going to decorate a table for our little party and asked which team's colors fit our decor better. Ha. He is rooting for Denver, so I guess that means orange, white, and blue.



China dishes are out for football, I think, so I went to the Dollar Store for these paper ones. I filled some beer glasses with sparkly blue tinsel.




St. Julian alcohol-free sparkling juice in Passion Fruit/Peach Spumante and Red Grape. Lucky for me they came in Bronco colors. St. Julian's winery is located in southwestern Michigan in the little town of Paw Paw (named after the Paw Paw tree), which has an annual wine and harvest festival with a grape stomping competition by barefoot locals. Wish I could go some day with Lucy and Ethel.

I gave up diet soda a couple years ago. As I was making the transition I discovered Zevia. I like the lemon/lime, ginger ale, and orange flavors the best. No calories, no artificial sugars, and no food coloring. It is sweetened with extracts from the stevia plant. I only buy it occasionally, when it is on sale as it is rather pricey, because I tend to drink it like water.





I tied an orange crepe paper bow around a blue candle.


 Football or no, roses have to be included. And what better excuse to get these lovely orange ones?



Here is what I'm wearing on game day . . .


This top also works for Detroit Tiger baseball games. Their colors are orange and blue as well. I wear an orange sweater instead of the blue sequined one to the ballpark though. And skip the necklace.

Essie's tangerine nail polish, two coats slapped on just for the day.








Postscript:  This was a fun table to put together, and I like the way it turned out. But truthfully, using paper and plastic pains me. Seems so wasteful. Using beautiful heirloom china and linen is so elegant, and really a frugal luxury, too, when you think about it. But how to do Superbowl with red transferware, Old Country Roses, or Johnson Brothers?!

I am using my heirloom stemware for my sparkling drinks, though.

* * * Don't forget to leave a comment for my Grow Your Blog GIVEAWAY! * * *
See my post here.

I am linking today with Between Naps on the Porch, Home and Garden Thursday, and French Country Cottage. Thanks for visiting!

17 comments :

  1. Beautiful fixins' - I hope the Broncos live up to the hype!!! We'll be rooting for them here - Happy Superbowl...Tanya

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi, Deborah! This is my first visit to your blog through Susan's "Tablescape Thursday". What a beautiful header you have!

    I am a huge football fan, but I won't bicker with your husband over the team he's choosing to support. I live in the Kansas City, MO area, and I realize the Broncos are part of our conference. I just can't go there, though, so I'll be painting my nails blue & citrus green for the Seahawks colors! (Funny...I'm sure there aren't any guys who sit around discussing what they're going to wear for the big game! :-) )

    I agree that paper & plastic seem such a waste, but sometimes we just have to go there. You picked just the right colors in your tableware! That vibrant orange is fantastic, especially for that cool-shaped flatware and that napkin! I don't blame you a bit for adding the roses. Heck...we gotta stay classy! :-)

    I hope you enjoy the commercials on Sunday and that you are able to get some serious knitting done. Have a great weekend, and thanks for sharing your fun table!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks for visiting Alycia! enjoy your blue and green nails. for me, that and the food, is the fun!

      Delete
  3. Deborah, your table looks really pretty. Such vibrant color; I like it! Enjoy the game. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks Beth, I usually do softer colors, so this was fun for a change!

      Delete
  4. Hi Deborah - Beautiful table! And you will certainly be dressed for the occasion, too. I can't help wondering what you intend to serve for SuperBowl fare - Appetizers? Sandwiches?

    My brothers traditionally come from CO to TN to watch the SuperBowl with my mom, but they go to a really nice sports bar to watch the game. So far, they haven't been able to make it onto a standby flight to get here, yet. Perhaps Mom and I can borrow some of your ideas for a stay-at-home party if they cannot make it :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. wings, cheese ball, guacamole . . .party food! May do chili or subs also. Hope your brothers can make it! Sounds like fun.

      Delete
  5. Oh, wow, what a visual feast! Your table looks fantastic - looks like you are ready for the game and celebration! So glad I found your blog!! xoxo Silke

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks Silke. I'm glad you stopped by; I got a chance to peek at your beautiful blog too!

      Delete
  6. This is my first time visiting your blog..found it through Susan at BNOTP.. What a colorful tablescape..now pretty outfit with necklace is awfully pretty but doesn't look like football attire..I have no idea who's playing and where..does that tell you my interest in the teams this year? Sorry folks, we'll have see what the new coach Dan Synder has chosen will do for the "Skins." Thanks for sharing your tablescape with us..bet it was fun putting it all together.
    "

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really wouldn't know anything either except that my husband likes to watch it. I'm all about the food and the commercials!

      Delete
  7. Very clever! I really like your outfit for the day.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very clever! I really like your outfit for the day.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting! I'm truly delighted to hear from you.

Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs