Welcome to the 245th Tablescape Thursday!
There’s a Pottery Barn store just a couple miles from my home. Dangerous, right? A few days ago while out running errands, I stopped in to see what’s new for summer. I didn’t buy anything, just window shopped that day. They had three really cute tables set up so I had to snap some cell phone pics for you. Their displays are always so creative!
Are you getting ready for a big Memorial Day gathering? This table would work well for a Memorial Day or for the 4th of July event, really any patriotic celebration.
The casually placed tablecloth looks like a giant bandana, doesn’t it? Tip: Inexpensive bandanas make great napkins for a Memorial Day or 4th of July cookout. I’ve seen them in Hobby Lobby but I bet you could find them in lots of other places, too.
Isn’t this a cute way to display a soda? I may just steal this idea for a future table setting sometime. I also like the silverware standing up in the mason jar glassware.
Tiered servers are a lot of fun, so many ways to use them. Do you think Coke sponsored this table? Kind of reminds me of product placement in the movies. ;) Love the star-shaped plates! I know it looks like they have writing on the inside but that’s just information about the products on the table. The plates are all white.
In another area of the store they had a beach-themed tablescape on display. I love the soft aqua colors of this table.
Notice the rope-edged plates. Wouldn’t those look great with my “rope-looking” flatware in this table setting: Patriotic Tablescape
My favorite part of the table was the fish net tablecloth! I’ve seen similar ones in Michaels and if I’m remembering correctly, they were priced very reasonably. I didn’t notice if they were selling the fishnet in Pottery Barn. Great napkins…love the colors once again. Notice how the natural woven placemats create a nice, calm background for the soft colors of the table setting. The flatware is casually tied together with jute yarn, another fun idea we can steal from this table design.
The final table I saw was another sea inspired tablescape, but notice how different the color scheme is from the one above. The centerpiece is composed of a large hurricane lantern with another rustic style lantern and a large candle holder on either side. A large, decorative, silver shell is also part of the centerpiece. It kind of looks like mercury glass, doesn’t it? I love the use of tall white tapers, too. This would be a beautiful setting come nightfall with all the candlelight aglow. You know how you can design a “moonlight” garden with all white flowers so it’s visible and kind of glows at night? Well, this could be a moonlight tablescape, all whites and silver for a pretty moonlit dining experience.
I noticed Pottery Barn brought back their rustic, wood flag this year. I love how it looks in this room! What a great look for summer or a beach house. (Following three pics are from Pottery Barn online.)
If you are interested in making your own flag to hang for the holidays, I made one a couple of years ago and it was really easy.
I had planned to hang it but ended up just leaning it against the wall above the hutch out on the screened porch.
With Memorial Day upon us and the 4th of July about a month away, now’s a great time to make one. You’ll find a detailed tutorial showing how to make it here: Make a Pottery Barn Inspired Flag for Memorial Day or 4th of July Looking for some inspiration for a partriotic tablescape? You’ll find 10+ here: Independence Day Tablescapes
Looking forward to the wonderful table settings created for this Tablescape Thursday!
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