Deb@homewardFOUNDdecor
Deb@homewardFOUNDdecor
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The Summer Table: Game Boards as Placemats!


I love finding new ways to use old stuff - even in my table settings! This idea is a 'Fast, Cheap & Easy' TM way to add some FUN to your summer tablescapes...
Use flat game boards as placemats!
This idea was inspired by a display I created in a my booth at a vintage show, and then replicated in a vintage store booth. This one wasn't even planned ahead of time ... when I sat items aside while I was working on the booth setup, I looked down and saw the Scrabble board under the plates and went 'DUH!' :)
It's pretty easy to find Scrabble boards (perfect for summer, because they are red, white, blue, and tan colors) and other old game boards at thrift stores - usually, the pieces are missing from games but the boards are still in the box. If you DO find one with pieces, you can spell out your guests' names! (You can also use my Giant Letter Tile tutorial on the HOMEWARDfound blog to make 'Scrabble' tile coasters)

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Use old or thrifted game boards as placemats for some tabletop fun! http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/three-cheers-for-red-white-and-blue.html
Use old or thrifted game boards as placemats for some tabletop fun! http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/three-cheers-for-red-white-and-blue.html
The Red, White, Blue & Tan coloring on Scrabble boards are perfect for summer table settings. And Scrabble letters can serve as place markers! http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/three-cheers-for-red-white-and-blue.html
The Red, White, Blue & Tan coloring on Scrabble boards are perfect for summer table settings. And Scrabble letters can serve as place markers! http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/three-cheers-for-red-white-and-blue.html
Scrabble board placemats in one of my vintage show booth displays (@ BarnHouse). http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/three-cheers-for-red-white-and-blue.html
Scrabble board placemats in one of my vintage show booth displays (@ BarnHouse). http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/three-cheers-for-red-white-and-blue.html
This display in my vintage booth inspired the placemat idea! http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/three-cheers-for-red-white-and-blue.html
This display in my vintage booth inspired the placemat idea! http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/three-cheers-for-red-white-and-blue.html
More Red, White & Blue Inspiration for your table... http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/three-cheers-for-red-white-and-blue.html
More Red, White & Blue Inspiration for your table... http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/three-cheers-for-red-white-and-blue.html
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