Tuesday night is our big Bowl game ~
Ohio State vs Arkansas ~ and what better way
to celebrate then with a Buckeye table.
For those of you who don't know what a Buckeye is ~ here is a
little history. It is a species of tree and is Ohio's "state tree".
The tree produces a nut that is called a "buckeye"
for which our football team is named after.
Now in the state of Ohio, you will find buckeyes in many forms.
There is Buckeye candy which has a peanut butter inside
that is covered with chocolate, very much like a
Reese Peanut Butter Cup.
There is Buckeye jewelry which can be found in almost any
Columbus store and on street corners on game day.
And then there is "Brutus Buckeye" ~ our
beloved team mascot.
But last week I found some Buckeye dishes at Goodwill
and couldn't resist setting a Buckeye tablescape.
The school colors are brilliant scarlet and gray as can be seen
in the earlier pictures, but the dinnerware is done in much more
subdued colors. The scarlet is more maroon and the gray is
barely noticeable. The dinner plate is made locally in
Zanesville, Ohio by Hartstone Pottery.
Because the pottery represents more the tree and nut than
the team, I used a green salad plate instead of the traditional
school colors. For future use I will probably try to find some
coordinating pieces in maroon, but on short notice,
this will have to do for now.
For my napkins, I used just a plain beige color, and accented
them with homemade napkin rings made out of real
And for the centerpiece ~ well, what else but a
I added a scattering of a few Buckeye nuts around the table
and we're ready for the Bowl game.
Lest you all think we're a little nuts here in Ohio, you
have to remember we are a land-locked city with
no beautiful body of water, no scenic mountains,
and no other form of entertainment other than
shopping and Ohio State Buckeye football.
Sad, but true ~ it's all we have.
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday