I shared with you in an earlier blog that my two youngest grandchildren had decided to decorate tables, when they were spending time with me recently. I published my granddaughter’s Easter table the day after Easter and, now, it is time to share my grandson’s table.
Carson has one great obsession – Lego building bricks! He came to me, during his visit and said that it was his turn to “do” a table and that he wanted to use the Lego pieces for the theme. He decided to use colors that represented the Lego bricks, so we used all of the colors, except green.
I showed him different choices and he picked out the tableware that he wanted to use. I truly helped him only with the placemats and answered questions about the placement of the napkins and silverware. I was not even in the room with him most of the time and thought it was wonderful that he realized that there is a correct way to place these pieces. I photographed the table just as he decorated it.
Black placemats went down first. Then, Carson put a red Biltmore “Louisa” dinner plate on the placemat. Next he added blue, yellow and white smaller plates to the setting. I think he was constructing the tablescape, just as he builds his Lego creations.
He chose to use a combination of red and white flatware and “Sunflower” Fiesta napkins.
The Spiegelau footed juice glasses that the two youngest grandchildren use all of the time at my house were the last pieces added. They love having their own “goblets” that fit their smaller hands.
Of course, the centerpiece had the starring role on this table! Carson’s main Lego obsession is the “Star Wars” collection, but for this table, he shared other pieces and figures.
We had knights on horses and unicorns.
Little people rowed to dinner.
A couple of characters brought their house along.
Batman and Robin made an appearance.
An astronaut joined us, while a shark kept watch.
Carson has been obsessed with Lego bricks, as long as I can remember. In 2010, my daughter and I took the three grandchildren to England and France. One of the mandatory stops was Legoland in Windsor, England. Here is a photo of the grandchildren and me spelling out L-E-G-O in London, while waiting on the bus for Windsor.
This is the entrance to Legoland. Even though it was so hot that day, we had a wonderful time. I am not an amusement park person, but this one was by far the best that I have ever visited.
The year before in 2009, Carson was able to visit the large Lego store in Berlin, Germany with his mother and older sister. Here he is with a Lego image of former President John F. Kennedy giving his famous 1963 speech in Berlin with the Brandenburg Gate behind him.
I am thrilled that my grandchildren are so creative! They are so much fun to be around and they teach me news ways to look at the world all of the time.
Carson, thank you for sharing your obsession! I love you.