Saturday, October 24, 2015

Lefty O'Doul's Table for One

"He was here at a good time and he had a good time while he was here."

So reads the headstone of one of San Francisco's most beloved sports figures - Francis "Lefty" O'Doul. Born in 1897, Lefty became a major league baseball player and later a minor league team manager and batting coach. He opened his restaurant on Geary Street in 1958. It instantly became a local favorite. After he passed away in 1969, Lefty was buried in Colma, CA., just south of San Francisco (Colma holds the "odd" record for more dead citizens there than also holds the distinction of having some of the most beautiful cemeteries in the United States attracting thousands of visitors yearly.)
The table is set with a plate from Lefty's restaurant as the inspiration

Flatware is "Decision" Primastone by Noritake (1973-1977)

The napkin ring is PVC pipe spray cut into 1" rounds spray painted Glossy Black to match the charger. Small craft baseball bats were hot glued on top.

I love and treasure this plate. 

Pat used vintage "Heather" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin 

Dinner plate is "Martillo" Almond from Pier 1 

Pat's husband cut this round for us years ago (who remembers what it was for???). We just spray painted it white and added the lines

Of course, what is more baseball than peanuts????

Glassware is from the Dollar Store
If you love baseball, these salt and pepper shakers are just what you need

As part of the centerpiece, Pat lined a large bowl with a baseball themed napkin and then filled it with lots of baseballs

OK.....a little local "advertising" - made in a hometown brewery.

Where it came from:
Baseball placemat - Handmade from a piece of wood cut by Pat's husband years ago
Charger - Inexpensive lacquer charger (on sale from Michael's) spray painted glossy black paint
Brown Dinner Plate - "Martillo" Almond from Pier 1 this season
Luncheon and Bread/Butter Plates - "Heather" vintage Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Accent Plate - from Lefty O'Doul's Pub & Restaurant on Geary Street in San Francisco, CA
Brown Napkin - from Kohl's
Burgundy Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - Handmade
Black Ceramic Handled Flatware - "Decision" by Noritake from eBay and Replacements
Glassware - from the Dollar Store
Baseball Salt/Pepper Shakers - by Hallmark from eBay
Small Baseball Bats - a gift from Pat's daughter

We will be participating in the following Blog Parties:
"Table It!" at Rustic & Refined:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

1 comment:

  1. How fun! What a creative and imaginative table. You have thought of everything for this table. Love your theme.