Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 4th tables


Well, after a long hiatus, I am finally back to posting a new tablescape. I've had my table up for quite a while, but didn't get any pictures taken until this weekend. Hope you enjoy them.

I started with a scrap piece of fabric - dark blue background covered with stars. Next, I layed a red and white checked runner. Uncle Sam stands on top of a glass cake stand covered with red and gold stars.

Old standards: wicker chargers and every day dishes. The blue ones are $1 Walmart specials. The 2 large red plates are actually more like pasta bowls. Not exactly plates, but they worked just fine. It's all about the looks, right ladies?!? The "goblets" were a Walmart find this season. I've been on the lookout for red glasses for quite some time and I couldn't seem to find what I've been looking for. These seem to be just right. They're plastic, but I love the size and shape.

I only have 2 star napkin rings. I just put one on each end of the table - perfect patriotic stars. I think tucking a small flag into each napkin adds a special flair.



We decided to invite some more people over for grilled burgers, so I needed to create a second table. It's definitely not as fancy, but I think it still says, "Happy 4th!"

Red and white checked tablecloth, red placemats, patriotic napkins and plain white dishes - what else do you need?

I layered a blue and white checked dish towel, a crocheted doily, and a decoration from elsewhere in the house. Easy peasy centerpiece.

Now that I've made some new tablescapes, I'm ready to make some more. Keep checking back for the next installment. In the meantime, hop on back to Between Naps on the Porch for some more amazingly creative tables.

10 comments:

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

A great patriotic tablescape! The sunflowers look amazing against the reds and blues.

Donna

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

So very patriotic! Love the red glasses and your napkin rings. I also notice your Longaberger basket in your 4th of July decorations! Thanks for sharing your pretties.

marlis said...

how much fun! Both tables look so inviting.

craftyles said...

I love both of your tables. Wonderful patriotic look!

Mimi said...

I like your red, white and blue tables. The sunflowers look so nice and summery.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Very nice ... and your second table is perfect, too! Love your Uncle Sam ... and the bright red bowls are perfect!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Both tables look great! All your festive touches really dressed up your "everyday" dishes, and I know your guests were delighted!

Barbara said...

Such a festive table! I really like your Uncle Sam.

Maria said...

You've done the red, white and blue proud! Your table is everything a 4th of July table should be: Festive, casual, fun!

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Your table is so pretty, I love your decor! Mary