I don't know if I have told you before, but I live in a divided household. My husband and son went to Mississippi State and my daughter went to Ole Miss.
Now for those of you who don't live in the South, this is a big rivalry, I mean Hatfield and McCoys, Red Sox vs. Yankees, Apple vs. PC, VCR vs. Beta Maxx. Okay, I am old, what can I say.
Earlier this year, I designed an Ole Miss Tablescape so I thought I better design a Mississippi State tablescape. I am after all the neutral party in this family.
This weekend, MSU Bulldogs are playing Alabama Crimson Tide. So as a supportive wife, I thought a pretty table might cheer up my boys in the face of the Tide.
And as any good Bulldog fan, you need a cowbell to cheer on your team.
With Bully, a gift from my husband's aunt when he was in college, overseeing the table... he knows the Bulldogs have a chance against the Tide. Dishes for a pretty table do not have to be expensive.
My trusty Ikea chargers combined with Kroger clearance burgundy dishes.. I paid $3.49 for four dishes, the stacked dishes look pretty. Combined with a big football bowl, the dishes make a bold fashion statement. I know football and fashion should not mix... but don't tell a girl going to a tailgate party that fact.
I love the new Ralph Lauren flatware, a great find at Marshall's, very masculine...
But then my hubby's poor ole cowbell from his early college days gets a ribbon treatment.
My trusty football salt and pepper, another after the Superbowl find at Kroger. $2.29.
I love these football bowls. They were an inexpensive Tuesday Morning find for $4.99 each. I will use these every weekend in the fall... filled with soups, chili and stews.
Even the napkins are an inexpensive Target find.
Bully is always welcome at any tailgate. He is the best chip and dip holder.
Amber glasses ready for frosty beer...
And a big football platter ready for a big submarine sandwich.
I hope you like the table. I also hope that it inspires the Bulldogs to beat Bama... probably not.
Chips and French onion dip
Green Tossed Salad
I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. She is having a fantastic giveaway.