Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Built Ford Tough–Tablescape


truck as centerpiece on Ford table


Last month was Hunter’s birthday and I shared his birthday table that was reminisce of his baby and toddler days.  To see the My Lil Buckaroo table, click here.  I also had another table. He didn’t want a party but I did invite family over for dinner and cake.  It was very hard to get him a cake that I thought he would like because he doesn’t like hunting, fishing, golf, etc.  At least, not to the point that he would want a cake decorated with it!  I was telling the baker some things that Hunter likes and she told me that she had prepared a cake before with a Honda motor on it.  I immediately thought of Ford.  He has always been an auto lover, especially Fords!  She agreed to do a cake with the Ford emblem and this is how it turned out!


Ford birthday Cake


It turned out great and he was surprised and pleased with it!  You should have heard my dad!  He’s a big Chevrolet fan!!  He had a good laugh out of it!  After I ordered the cake, I went to Goodwill because I remembered seeing this blue tablecloth that had reminded of the Ford blue.


Ford Tablescape


I set the table in the breakfast to reflect this theme.  I pulled some items from his room to use on the table….a book, a truck, gloves.


Ford tablescape


To add a little extra eye candy, I went to my husband’s junk drawer and pulled out some washers, screws, bolts….anything I could use as a little filler for the votives!


nuts & bolts vase filler for Ford tablescape


Built Ford Tough tablescape


White ironstone chargers (Homer Laughlin), black dinner plates ($ Tree), and light blue salad plate (Old Time Pottery) complete the place setting.


tire tool in napkin ring


I tucked a tire air gauge in the napkin ring.


Built Ford Tough tablescape


Do you have a family member that’s tough to buy or decorate for?


Thanks for stopping by!



Sharing with:

Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters

Let’s Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper

Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll thru Life


  1. OMGOODNESS how cute is that. I just had a fit over the cuteness !! Hunter will remember and love this forever. I love the tire guage and all your details .. I do believe that love is in the detials .. Just wonderful...

  2. What a great job! Seems we both rose to the challenge of creating a guy's table. Love this.

    - The Tablescaper

  3. OOh what a great idea!!! Just love this. I am just hitting my head saying duh, why didn't i think of this.. So cute.. xo marlis

  4. This is so creative! Love how you added the truck and those gloves. I know this had to be a hit with the birthday guy. Wow!!

  5. Oh, this is such a clever idea for a birthday theme! I love the way you've carried it out, including the tools and such. And I'll bet you had a blast doing it, too!

  6. If this isn't just the most creative....!!! Get down with your bad self, Tammy! This is just great! My husband was a physician for the Ford plant here for a number of years. He has all kinds of memorabilia I would have gladly packed up and sent to you before he realized it was missing! :-) You really went all out...even got the Ford blue for the tablecloth! That cake just "takes the cake"!!!

  7. This is such a cute idea. Love it!!!! I hope he had a happy birthday :)

  8. Tammy,
    Thanks for finding me now I have found your blog. I am a new follower.

  9. This is one of the most original tables yet. Very clever! Thanks for sharing this fun table full of great details.

  10. That was a fun idea and the cake looked great:@)

  11. Oh wow, this is so fun and definitely super creative. Perfect tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty


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