~Written and edited by Veronica Clark ~

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Jukebox Memories...

Hello dear friends.

Great to have you back here and welcome to all my new followers.

 I recently had the pleasure of attending a charity spring tea celebration thanks to an invite from a friend. She said I would adore the attention to detail and that it was an event not to be missed. And my oh my.... do these ladies know how to lay on the glam!  This was in no way just cake and tea my friends. Oh no... the tables were veritable works of art!

Each table was hosted by a lady who did the decor and the eats and let me tell you that it was a feast to the eye let alone the tastebuds. There were various themes for the hostesses to choose from to decorate their tables in and wonderful prizes to be won for the best in each category.

I was seated at table thirty four and the theme was "Do you still Remember the Fifties?"

Well dear hearts, I don't as I was not about in the fifties!!!!


We did have long playing records....do you remember?

They seem ancient nowadays, don't they?

So this was a blast from the past....

Have a look at some of the song titles...No 1 Country Hits....

Go on, get yer glasses lassy!

I bet you know some of those tunes.

We were welcomed with a smoothie milkshake..

Popcorn was right on cue...

A mini jukebox set the mood....

How about that cake?

I wondered if it was to be consumed later or was it just decor?

Under the cake stand were twirly lollies.... my hat, those were the days...sorry, I was beginning to feel like a kid again...

I told you these gals know how to lay it on...

But, before we got to the sweet stuff we each had a basket of treats to breakfast on....atop a long playing record charger.

Have a peek inside... and note the serviettes  liner please.
How many of you made out in the back seat of a car like that on the serviette....hmmm?

Remember the song "At the Hop?"

A wonderful morning of entertainment and speakers followed a fashion show of the most adorable little kiddies.

We were treated to these desirable morsels of sweetness...

....followed by decadent chocolate mouse

The cake stand had finery of its own, in the form of these little


Take a look...at those shades doll!

Well, by this time it was way passed lunch time.. honestly!
And another cup of freshly brewed coffee was in order.

Accompanied by this!

Goodness but it looked intimating but seductive none the less... so the cake was not just decor after all...
Hmmm... I was not going to manage this ...

So I turned it on its side to see if it looked more manageable,  but alas, it seemed to be larger that way...

I did try my best to do it justice as best I could,  but in the end had to opt for a "take away"

...along with my goodie bag of toffee and sweet treats.

I had to...it had my name on it!

It was a wonderful day spent for a great cause and I will be sharing some of the other amazing tables over the next few weeks.

So folks, put in another nickle into the Nickelodeon... and while you take a trip down memory lane please leave me a comment of your favourite jukebox song...

Thanks for stopping by.

Live Well and keep those songs rolling



I will be joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch here

Freshman Friday at Home Savvy A-Z here

Inspiration for Celebration October Celebration Linky Party here


  1. What a fun party, and I adore that cake and all of the attention to detail that went into this. Thanks so much for sharing. Looks like you all had a great time!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...


    Sheila :-)

  2. What a fantastic do. All the little touches made it perfect. used to love the old juke box places....... How did you ever resist all the treats..?Rosemary

  3. Wow! That must have been so much fun to go to and all those delicious treats too.

    Thank you for your visit today.

    Take care,

  4. Veronica, I forgot to mention earlier that my younger cousin and his wife are visiting Africa right now and loving it! They were in South Africa (which is so gorgeous from all the pics!)for a couple of weeks and then headed to Kenya. They timed it so they could see the mass migration of animals, and they are thrilled to be a part of that! They are headed to New Zealand next.

    My father hunted in Kenya as a young man and had some exciting stories to tell. He was there during the 1920's. I grew up with African animals staring at me from the walls of our living room and dining room both. That being said, I purposely married someone who doesn't hunt, except with a camera! ;-)



  5. It looks like a wonderful day. Some people are just so talented and full of ideas!
    A song that remember from my childhood ( I was there in the 50's but too young to remember much) was From A Jack to a King - no idea of who was the artist.

  6. Love the 50's table and treats! I love the fun colors and ideas. I would love if you would share this cute table at my October "It's a Celebration" link party. I think my readers will appreciate the attention to detail as much as I do!

  7. What an amazingly fun and festive party! Love the details.

  8. What an adorable table setting! Great yummy foods, too! I have a tabletop jukebox in our gameroom just like the one I used to feed nickles to back in the day. My fav song was "Put Your Sweet Lips a Little Closer to the Phone".

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  9. What a fun day. The tablescape was so cute...would love to have seen them all. A lot of work went into this event...and a lot of creativity too. XO, Mona

  10. How nostalgic, do you have more?

  11. Beautiful decoration, the theme is so good, great shots.

  12. wow the cake looks amazing with the form of these little
    beauties...besides the coffee iced is absolutely delicious thanks a lot for sharing this experience and these delicious photos..