Wednesday, February 25, 2009

1950s Colorful Tablescape and BBQ Beans Recipe



I love bright vintage tablescapes!










BBQ Beans

1/2 pkg real bacon bits
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can pork and beans
2 T brown sugar
2 T sugar
2 tsp vinegar
1/2 c ketchup

Simmer in a saucepan until hot and bubbly.

This is a super inexpensive and neato dinner! Round it out with canned peaches, corn bread and chocolate milk made with my own homemade chocolate syrup and this entire meal for a family of four (with enough leftover for one more) costs less than $5!






36 comments:

Heather said...

wow very bright! love it! your kids are so cute.

ellen b said...

Oh fun fun fun! This is a great
50's table. How very creative of you...I like it. Oh and by the way I was born in the early 50's so I could probably be your mother :0)

Janie's World said...

Cute tablescape. Love your napkins. I think my mom had some cups just like yours!

xinex said...

Very cute! Beautiful kids!...Christine

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

I love those coffee cups! That is a blast from the past! This whole table brought back lots of memories. I also enjoyed your bean recipe and copied it to use. Thanks for sharing...Barb

Shelia said...

How cute is this! I love your little helpers!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Leigh said...

I love this post. I love the helpers. I love the cost saving. Ilove that poka dot vase and the sweet cups. And you my friend look adorable. Clever.LOVE your blog!
I love new friends! I invite you to drop by mine too, Tales from Bloggeritaville.

Envoy-ette said...

I think I recognize those cups! In Grandma's hands! What a colorful table with yummy food to match!

Kathleen said...

How cute and colorful..very retro!

Belinda said...

Oh, I love this happy retro tablescape! You did a super job with it...the colors are perfect, and every element adds authenticity to the look...I really, really love how you put this together. :-) And the cute kids make great accessories!

ceekay said...

Oh what a cute, cute post. I love the black and white photo. Yes, I remember tables set like that...so cute.

Zebu said...

You're awesome, Angie! Very inspiring! :)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the apron and the bright colors on your tablescape. The kids look happy too. That counts for a lot.

Fifi Flowers said...

Kids are happy at your table... that's what it's all about! ADORABLE red and white polka dots!

Angie said...

I love it! That is so cool! It made me smile just to look at it.

Katy said...

Love the vintage feel of your table! So retro, the kids look like they're enjoying the meal! Great job! ... thanks for sharing ~Katy

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Love this! You are so creative (and I can tell, FUN!!) :)

Thank you for sharing! xo

Love to decorate said...

I love the red. Very nice table.

Candy said...

Love your vintage table and love seeing the kids getting involved...not to mention the yummy food. Makes me hungry!
Enjoy, Candy

carolinajewel said...

Cute table and kids! Love the vintage touches and the recipe! :D Jewel

Zoey said...

Oh, how clever. I love 50's dinnerware. The polka dot vase is great with those bright dishes.

Sherri S said...

Your table is adorable! I love the colors and the b/w photo for the 'old' look. And an inexpensive meal idea too! I took a mini tour of your blog and love all your thrifty ideas!

ann said...

First of all,i love that polka dot teapot.It sure would look precious in my kitchen.Your table is si bright and cheery.And your children are lovely...Ann

Chandy said...

Love the red! And great job including your children, mine would probably break most of my china, but I know they do make my tables cuter... :-D

Glad to see you on TT!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Cass said...

Oh how cute, and as someone who grew up in the fifties, very nostalgic! I still have a mug like that, that I got when I was a kid.

Thanks! Cass

Elaine said...

What a cute table. I certainly remember being a kid and eating at tables like these! Great idea to recreate it!
Elaine :)

Netts Nook said...

Your table looks great the kido's look pretty cute also.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is great. I love the vintage flair you added to everything. It looks wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie

Linda said...

Very very cute! And the darling kids are the best part of your tablescape!
Linda Q

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the dishes!!!

tardevil said...

Love the retro feel of your table & the red/white polka dot tea pot. Of course, the kiddos are cute too! :O)

fairychildheirlooms said...

I love your tablescape!
Missy

Pam said...

I love it all, especially the cute napkins!

Susan said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....again...
Hope you had a great Tablescape Thursday
Susan

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Okay..I am dating myself, but I seem to remember some of those "retro" cups and the whole look! You did a fab job and I loved the quickie dinner recipe. Cute kids...your little guy looked like he was really going for that yummy chocolate syrup!LOL Huggy Hugs!

B said...

How clever are you, with that "vintage" black and white "50's" photo, followed by the color shot! This tablescape is loaded with yummy-looking pretties, and tht BBQ Bean recipe looks really good, too. I plan to give it a try.
Have a great weekend. :=) Brenda