Vintage Tablescape Thursday

This week’s post comes from Sunset Magazine’s May 1968 issue.  As a person who has hosted wine parties before, I love the integration between the wine and food at this party.  In fact, I liked this article so much, I decided to let y’all read it too!

There’s a wine to pair with every course, even dessert!  Mmmmm.  And I really want that ice bucket.

And here’s the ‘action shot’ of the party.  Now, to find some barrels…


  1. Reply
    Sheila May 12, 2010

    I’m having a little trouble trying to read it, but I love the pictures! It really looks like a fun party! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday…

    Sheila 🙂

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    alison May 12, 2010

    Thanks for stopping by Sheila. If you click on the photos, they’ll ’embiggen’!

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    Gail@FaithfulnessFarm May 13, 2010

    I just LOVE looking thru old magazines. These are terrific! Those barrel tabletops are a hoot!


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      alison May 16, 2010

      @Gail: Thanks for stopping by! I love the barrel tables as well.

      @Barbara: Sunset Magazine continues to be one of my favs!

      @Miss Merry: Ah yes, 10 foot long station wagons!

      @Sarah: I continue to be impressed by how dressed up people got for parties. If only men wore jackets more often!

      @Martha: Mmmmm, wine and cheese parties will never go out of style.

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    Barbara May 13, 2010

    This is so cool! I love the inspiration from Sunset Magazine today as well. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Miss Merry May 13, 2010

    I love visiting the past – What a fun party with the barrel tables and wine stations. I am hoping the party is “in the neighborhood” so that we don’t hurt anyone driving home in our 10′ long stationwagon!

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    Sarah May 14, 2010

    Great party pics! Clever idea to use the wine barrels as tables. Don’t you just love that in the 60s the men are in coats and ties for an outdoor patio party. My how times have changed! Thanks for the trip back in time.

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    Mid-Atlantic Martha May 14, 2010

    Looks like a “happening” — fun! And we’re still doing wine and cheese parties! I had barrel “end tables” when we were first married. Funny to remember those.

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