Welcome to the 303rd Tablescape Thursday!
The 4th of July is tomorrow! Got any big plans? Hope you have the day off and will be spending it relaxing and celebrating with friends and family.
For this week’s Tablescape Thursday, I put together a 4th of July tablescape with a nautical bent.
Inspiration for a table setting can come from the most unlikely places. After not buying any new clothes (except for a couple of Lands End pants) for over three years, this spring I decided it was time to update my non-existent summer wardrobe with a few new things. Along the way I came across the cutest nautical/beach-themed, charm bracelet online at Brighton. I was surprised to see they had a location only 30 minutes from my home.
On my visit to the Brighton store, I purchased two bracelets and was delighted to find they were giving away a free nautical-themed canvas bag with purchases.
You know how sometimes the freebies stores giveaway aren’t that terribly exciting? Well, I was pretty excited about this bag! Next thing I knew, it had become part of my 4th of July table setting!
Loved the nautical theme! Here’s one side…
And the other side…there’s a mermaid on it somewhere, missed getting her in the picture.
I filled my freebie bag with patriotic pinwheels and flags. I tossed in a little “nautical” rope and the same fish net you’ve seen in two previous table settings. I’m getting some use out of that fish net!
It was the tablecloth for this beachy table setting. (View tablescape here: Lobster & Crab Fest)
And part of the backdrop for this fun tablescape. (View beach themed tablescape here: Please, No Talking To The Life Guard)
I combined two different dish patterns for today’s table setting: patriotic flag plates and sailboat lighthouse plates.
Dinner plate is Warren Kimble, Colonial and the salad plate is Warren Kimble, Coastal Breeze. Do you see the flag flying proudly on our salad plates?
I almost used my sailboat flatware for today’s tablescape, but at the last-minute I decided to go with blue flatware. I can’t remember if the blue flatware (visible above) came from Tuesday Morning or Horchow since they both carry it and I’ve purchased it in different colors from both places. Sailboat flatware is by Towle and was from Ross-Simon online, a couple of years ago. They do still have it.
Blue wine glasses are a dollar store find and the star beverage glasses are from Big Lots, both purchased years ago.
Recently, I bought a belt from Kiel James Patrick online. When the belt arrived, it was tucked down inside the cutest navy blue box with rope tied around the outside. Inside, the belt was wrapped in “nautical map” paper.
I love their packaging, such great branding! The paper ended up in today’s nautical-themed 4th of July tablescape.
A view from the end…
Happy 4th of July, dear friends!
Looking for a little inspiration for your 4th of July table? You’ll find previous 4th of July tablescapes here: 4th of July Table Settings and Centerpieces
Looking forward to all the beautiful tables posted for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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