Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to school on the bus

Yeah! Back To School on the Bus! Many memories come to me as I think of school. I was a teacher until I became a Mom. I still love to decorate for school. I loved getting my bulletin boards ready and all the fun things for the kids to come on the first day of school.

The place setting is a creation for a being ready for school!















My husband was an administrator in Transportation and Textbooks. That meant school buses with yellow and black colors. He is over Textbooks only now. This school bus has the colors and is ready for children to board the bus.















The table is set for us to experince the fun of the traveling on a bus to get to our school.
















Here is our silverware in the yellow of our school bus.




















We also have a red apple for the teacher, unless we get hungry and decide to take a bite!














The placemat is black and the shape has spokes and round circles as a symbol of the wheels on the bus.






















The red glass goblet is to remind us of the shiny red blinking lights on the bus. Of course, the favorite drink is a can of red Coke. By the way, in the south we ask "Do you want a coke?" to mean any kind of soft drink.














Here we see the bus has its shiny red blinking lights telling us it is stopped to pick the children.























See the children in the window of school bus are smiling.













Our alphabet road has letters and numbers scattered all the way for us to read.































There is even books for us to pick up and take to school.














Little Bear is waving to the school bus driver to stop and pick him up!




















You can see Tiger wanting for everyone to walk up the steps to get on the bus.














What is more apporpriate than a dragon to drive the school bus.














The boy with the ball is waiting for another school bus.






















The bus pulls up right on time for the two boys to get on the school bus.














I hope you have enjoyed our back to school on the bus tablescape. I will leave you with one story. A guy gets up on the first day of school and says, "Oh, No! I have to go back to school." A girl says, " I know, but you have to go back cause your the Principal." HAAAA! I taught my students to spell Principal by telling them, the person is your pal.



















23 comments:

Anita said...

This is just the most adorable table!! I knew I would like it when I saw the Noritake "Prespective" red goblets that I love!! Very creative and just perfect!!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

So cute! It's that time of year, isn't it? There's a little yellow school bus on a tablescape on my blog this week, too! I hope you'll check it out. :-)

Sharon Haynie said...

So, so cute! My kids had those very same toys. what a wonderful way to mark an important time in every childs and parents life. Thanks for sharing with us .

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

So cute! I just love the red glass representation of the lights on the bus! Great job!

Entertaining Women said...

I hope that you get to do this for the faculty...or for the Texas School Text Book Committee! Darling tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love all the neat details! My children, and now grandchildren, love the yellow school buses!

Great job!

Katherine

Debbie said...

This is adorable and festive and creative! I love all the vibrant colors.

Such a fun way to celebrate back to school.

Marlis said...

Oh what fun. I love the bus theme and the placesetting with the "chalkboard". So much fun.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a creative table!!! I was a teacher for years and this table just speaks my language! I love the toys, placemats... well everything! And of course the apple. I used to get apples all the time from my students!
So much fun!!!
Yvonne

Mimi said...

What a cute, cute table! The kids in our town started school yesterday.

lulumusing said...

Just too cute. I bet you did great bulletin boards, too!

Dining Delight said...

Very creative tablescape and so appropriate for back to school! I enjoyed seeing all the details.

DD

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a clever idea! Love the back-to-school themed table, and you've added so many fun elements!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is just darling and so creative. Love the story that unfolds as we travel through your tablescape.

Pam said...

My daring wife always tries to create a table scape to fit the time of the year. The enjoyment flows from the table out in the entire house. she wants people to smile just a little as they study her table scape.

xinex said...

Very cute and so original!...Christine

Sallie said...

This is just too cute. Makes me wish my boys were in school again. Can't wait for grandkids...I'll do something similar to this then!

Miss Merry said...

What an adorable way to celebrate the beginning of school. With five children, I was always watching for sales on school supplies and stockpiling for September. Now that they are grown, I have trouble resisting. One year I had clean out my school supply closet and donate to the Salvation Army who puts together backpacks for those in need. I still love to see the stores filled with stuff for the new school year!

The black boards with primary borders on the placesettings are genious! I just love your table.

susan said...

You truly have all the back to school elements covered in this colorful tablescape! I also loved your beach table. I see we have the same shell tea light holders :) The colors are beautiful and so restful. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll come again!

Jacqueline said...

This is soooo over the top! I think if my mom had set the table like that every year on the day before school started I would have exploded!!! I was already soo excited to go. Every little detail is just incredible. I love the yellow silverware and the chalkboards, the bus, the letters, you name it, you have done it. The goblets are just incredible too.

Sue said...

Now THIS is creative!! Loved the story that went with your table setting. And crack me up with the Coke... I grew up in NM ( so I'm your neighbor) and we called everything a coke, too. When we'd order a coke, the server would say, "what kind?" I live in the midwest now and people don't get it. My BFF is a librarian in West Texas. I get around her and the ol' accent comes back. I hung around her waaay too much, so I picked up that twang. LOL
Thanks for your visit today.
:-) Sue

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This is a great table! You real captured all the elements of a school bus with the red goblets and the placemats! It must be fun to sit at this table and play! Linda

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I absolutely would be flattered if you wanted to use any of my ideas. Blogging is so much fun, you can share and be inspired at the same time. I had to come over and visit and Im blown away by you school bus tablescape. Im so using this next year....I might even use some of it for my daughters Sesame Street theme bday in December. I also love you coastal scape, gorgeous shell plate. I'll definately be back for a visit. See you soon.