Welcome to the 355th Tablescape Thursday!
So, remember that table setting I didn’t get to post last week because a big storm came along and put an end to any thoughts of taking pictures for the day?
It’s a week late, but better late than never, right?
I ended up setting this table with two different centerpieces.
The first centerpiece was a flag and pinwheel centerpiece I put together a few years back, only this time I added something new to it.
I freshened it up with some tall, fireworks. Not sure what you call this kind of firework. Fireworks scare me so these will never be used, they are just for decoration.
I had friends over this past weekend so I picked up some sunflowers while shopping for groceries. I couldn’t believe they had this big bouquet for just $10.
I added a small package of baby’s breath to the arrangement to fill in around the bare stems. I wish they could or would leave the leaves on sunflowers when they cut them. They always look so naked without anything around the stems.
A centerpiece of sunshine!
I brought out my little lawn chairs for this tablescape. You may remember seeing them in previous tablescapes over the years. They were originally votive candle holders and the glass votive holder fit down inside the hole in the seat of the chair. I bought them to hold cupcakes, instead.
The flag dinner plates are Colonial by Warren Kimble. Initially I was going to use the matching flag salad plates but I changed my mind and decided to make this a patriotic tablescape with a nautical twist. I loved how great the David Carter Brown Driftwood salad plates looked with the Warren Kimble Colonial dinner plates.
I tucked a small firework (is this what they call a bottle rocket?) inside denim flatware holders alongside the flatware. You’ll find a tutorial for the flatware holders here: Make Denim Flatware Holders from Old Jeans
The flatware I chose for this patriotic nautical table setting is my “Fishstix” shark flatware. I’ve been using it a lot this summer. It’s perfect for a summer table with a nautical theme. You can’t see it in this picture, but this flatware has a fish tail for a handle.
Here’s a picture of it from a previous nautical table setting showing the handle. I love the idea of dinner guests pulling their flatware out of the denim pocket and finding it has a fish tail! 🙂
I tucked Pottery Barn star covered napkins into the pocket underneath the flatware.
Tea glasses covered in stars repeat the pattern of the napkins. I found those in Big Lots 4-5 years ago. The blue wine glasses are from Dollar Tree several years ago.
Which centerpiece do you like best for this tablescape…the sunflowers…
…or the flags, pinwheels and fireworks centerpiece?
Looking forward to the wonderful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
If you are participating in Tablescape Thursday, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address.
To get your permalink, click on your post name, then copy and paste the address showing in the address bar, into the “url” box when you link up. You’ll need to include a link in your post back to the party to link up and participate.
That’s so visitors to your blog will be able to find the party and the other Tablescape Thursday participants. Requiring a link back also prevents businesses from linking up to sell their products. (Yep, that really happens, unfortunately.)
Please, don’t add your post name/blog name ALL IN CAPS…it tends to create big spaces between the rows of links.
Please do not link up table settings that were just recently shared in the last few weeks for Tablescape Thursday.