Thursday, July 9, 2009

4th of July Weekend

I'm linking this post to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

I have an addictive personality. When I discover something new I fall into it and forget about every other single thing for awhile. I somehow found BNOTP and spent hours pouring through all of Susan's great pictures and links on that blog.

Please go see all the tablescapes linked to this week's post - but don't blame me if you are up all night looking at pictures :).

Anyway, here's our table from the holiday:

Plates are The Cellar line from Macy's. The bowls are from World Market. I love my white dishes. I lucked out one day at Macy's and found the open stock plates and the salad plates for .50/each, so I think I bought 16 of each. The napkins and placemats came from Kohls a couple of years ago. The tablecloth is just fabric pieces I had on hand. The glassware is thrift store goodness.

Who says Santa only comes out in December?
Maybe he wants to lead a summer parade!

I used little scraps of fabric as ties on stems, napkins and silverware. They were from an americana-themed christmas tree I used to do--that's why I have the santa (bought him at Bronner's in Frankenmuth, MI).

My sister bought me these little partylite tealight holders a few years ago for Christmas. I finally found a place for them to fit! They look like the stars on the placemats or little sunshines....either way, it works for the holiday.

With the passing of July 4th, my summer travel and holidays for the summer are officially over. Only 2 weeks until the "dog days of summer" and their associated heat and drudgery!


  1. * SIMPLY CHARMING!!! Kudos, kiddo!

    Linda in AZ *

  2. Love the tablescape, and your Santa is just perfect. I think he likes to lead the parade all year long. Beautifully put together. Hugs, Marty

  3. Very patriotic table, I love the red strips over the blue stars. Everything looks great!

  4. Oh, I love Macys! And your santa is perfect. I always start thinking about Christmas in July.

  5. I really like what you did here -- fun, festive .... and tasteful!

    Thanks for the nice comment you left for me. Stop by again soon, OK?

    Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

  6. 4th of July Santa... wow... I wondered what he did the rest of the year... FUN!

  7. Yes you certainly get hooked looking at all these tablescapes:)

  8. What a fun and festive patroitic tablescape. The 4th of July Santa is so whimsical and fun! The tablecloth and runner are fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely RW&B table!


  9. One thing I love about the Fourth is the geometic shapes... stripes and stars. This table really has a crisp look, and I'm crazy about your red star placemats. I thought those were plates at first, but they add just the right pop of red to your table. I like all of your dishes, too, and Santa needs to appear... after all Christmas in July and what better way for him to appear than as Uncle Sam! Very whimsical which I like A LOT!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  10. this table setting! Wow, what an amazing deal on your plates! Love the placemats and the cute star tealight I would love to dine at this wonderfully patriotic table! And I want to thank you for those wonderfully kind words about totally made my day! :-)
    So glad you joined in for TT!

  11. Hi Rebecca! Love the stars and the striped fabric on the table and all the great accessories. Very nice indeedy! I love thrift store goodness for the table :0)

  12. Rebecca, ( My oldest daughters name!!!) Love your little 4th scape... Great deal on the Macy's plates, wow!!!all the patriotic fabric and napkins... so 4th of July! Cute blog xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  13. Great patriotic table. I love the red, white and blue Santa.