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Welcome to the 43rd Tablescape Thursday!
Independence Day is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate this Tablescape Thursday than a celebration in red, white and blue!
The porch is the perfect spot for a celebration…especially the kind that involves cooking on the grill…
I’ve been working on a patriotic themed tablescape in my head for weeks now…couldn’t quite pull it together in time for Memorial Day. But, there was no way I was letting the 4th of July get by without celebrating the Red, White and Blue!
I pulled pieces from various sets of china to get the red, white and blue color scheme.. My everyday china, Blue Willow, provided the blue needed for this patriotic table setting.
When I’m out shopping, I’m always thinking “tablescape.” I spied these adorable, little chair candle holders and an idea popped right into my head.
Come a bit closer…yep, look just like cupcake holders to me.
Dessert is served!
The napkins are hand towels from Dollar Tree…six napkins for $6.
Cupcake holders are from Old Time Pottery.
Celebrating the fourth with sprinkles…lots and lots of red, white and blue sprinkles!
Looking in from the deck…
Every table needs a bit of whimsy.
You may recognize this antique graniteware pitcher filled with daisies. It’s usually on the trunk/coffee table in the upstairs family room. Often, we already have just what we need for our tablescapes, just look for the things you already have and love. I really like the pop of the yellow daisies, the only other color in our patriotic themed tablescape.
Last year our whole neighborhood celebrated by lining the streets with flags when a neighbor’s son returned home from Iraq.
As I used them again for this centerpiece, my heart was flooded with the memories of that day.
A few days later I heard a knock on my door and a tall, handsome, young man gave me a big hug, thanking me for my small part in his welcome home. Can you imagine…he was thanking me?! There aren’t enough words to thank him for his service.
God Bless ALL our service men and their families, here and abroad! We LOVE and appreciate each and every single one of them!
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