Tablescape Thursday

We went out-of-town today for my husband's doctor appointment. I had to rush to do my tablescape when we returned.

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We aren't having guests for the holiday, but I wanted to do a tablescape using patriotic colors. Since I used my July 4th decorations in Tuesday's Table Top yesterday and since I did a tablescape last year using the firecracker plates (click here to see.) I used some blue and white plates that I bought at TJ Maxx last year. They are called "side plates" have you ever heard plates called this? I haven't!
They were on sale for just $3.00 for 4!
This is the only reason I bought them! I don't use much blue in our house (just in our yellow guest room.)

Since I was in a hurry I used the same lace tablecloth as last week, and the same flatware.
I started with the red square chargers, then added the square polka dot plates on top:
Next comes the blue napkins, and the blue and white plate on top:
I used some pieces of my small collection of blue and white for the centerpiece.

The pretty blue and white ceramic purse is filled with red, white and blue silk flowers.
The same flowers are also in the ceramic shoe:
The blue and white orb is displayed on a little stand I found recently for $1.99.
The salt and pepper shakers came from Goodwill, for only $2. and the round candle holder from Dollar Tree.
View from the top.

I like the tablescape without any flags, etc.,

but after taking most of the pictures I decided to add the little flags to the centerpiece:
One in the little purse
One in the little shoe

Yep, I like it!

Here's a place for you!
We plan to have an easy meal -
we're going to purchase a rotisserie chicken,
potato salad, baked beans, etc. from our
favorite grocery store! (Can't beat Publix!)

Happy Birthday, America!
Happy 4th of July!

God Bless America.

God Bless You!


I hope you enjoyed my red, white, and blue tablescape! To see the centerpiece using yellow roses, click here to the one I did last year.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love the square charger and plate with the smaller round! Very pretty-enjoy!

Jacqueline said...

What a fun combination of plates. Love the polka dot and the new ones. I am totally jealous of the purse and the shoe. My aunt had a huge collection of glass shoes. How fun is yours. You did a great job for being in a rush. Have a great 4th of July.

Connie said...

Ooooooo, I have seen sooooo many pretty red/white/blue settings that my head looks like a flag, sweetpea!! Very, very lovely.

Kathy said...

Love your very creative, very floral setting! You got a terrific deal!
Happy Fourth!

A Hint of Home said...

For doing a hurried tablescape, you certainly did a great job!
Love the dishes and your centerpieces.
I hope Joe had a good appt.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, your dishes are all just fantastic and I just love how you've mixed the patterns. So pretty. Your centerpiece is just the best of all. I love that shoe and purse, what wonderful pieces and the orb is just perfect too. You really did good. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said... find the best deals. Your table looks lovely! I didn't even do one thing....oh, well...there is always the fall!!

Barbara said...

Such a pretty table! I really like those square chargers. Happy 4th!

Sherry said...

What a great deal on those salad plates! I love all your plates! It is very romantic for a 4th table, but I love it. It is very lovely.
Have a great 4th!

D said...

Hi, Katherine,
Lovely table of red, white and blue. I've never seen square chargers. Your menu for the 4th sounds like a winner to me. Gotta love those rot. chickens. We're having hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill.
Happy 4th.

Carol at Serendipity said...

I love your table. The red, white, and blue are really festive and the shoe and the purse are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.


Sailing Simply said...

Love your red,white and blue! Very pretty! Neat chargers! Love your toile dishes also! Happy 4th!

Rettabug said...

Katherine, that little blue purse container is SO versatile! Love what you did with it this time & before.
Your red sq. chargers look just like my round ones...same beaded edge & same candy-apple color. :-)

I hope your honey's Dr. appointment went well.

Have a Happy 4th of July!
The Gazebo House

Love Bears All Things said...

I love the blue&white plates...You find the best items at great prices...I love the menu for the forth and I love Publix...I don't know yet whether we will stay home and do our own thing or go to daughter's house but I know we're making homemade ice cream.
Happy 4th!
Mama Bear

craftyles said...

You have an elegant and patriotic table. I love the blue plates mixed with the red. Happy Fourth!

parTea lady said...

What a lovely patriotic tablescape. I love your blue and white china and accent pieces. I think you have inspired me to try arranging some silk flowers.

Chicken dinner from Publix sounds great. My hubby is travelling, so I may just treat myself to some crab legs (he's alergic). Have a nice holiday.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

So fresh and pretty! I love the layered plates, and the addition of the flags to your pretty blue and white centerpiece items just makes the table, I think!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

your table is so festive and patriotic..
I hope youand yours have a wonderful 4th..


Mimi said...

Katherine, love your red, white and blue table...the white and blue "side" plates are really pretty.
Have a great weekend!

Johanna said...

I love your table. The red, white, and blue so festive and patriotic and the shoe and the purse add som whimsy fun to that. Thank you for sharing and have a great 4th of July.
Greetings, Johanna

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your layering -- pretty "side plates" -- I've never seen that either. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful 4th!

Bill said...

Hi Katherine,
You said you put this together quickly, but I'd never have guessed! Everything looks polished and sophisticated. It's patriotic, of course, but it also has a nice feeling of casual elegance. Beautifully done!

Warmest regards,

Creations By Cindy said...

As always, simply amazing! Love it all. Happy 4th of July girl! Be blessed. Cindy

Americana Lady said...

Pretty tablescape and I love your blue plates! What a find! Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

It is lovely!
Happy Fourth!

Marilyn said...

Your tablescapes are always beautiful. I like the idea of a side plate, just the right size for alot of things.

Shelia said...

Hi Katherine! Oh, I love your pretty red, white and blue table! Love those little square dishes - they're just perfect!
Have a wonderful 4th,
shelia ;)

Natasha said...

I love your patriotic tablescape! It looks like you will be having a fabulous 4th of July dinner. I hope you have a wonderful time.

Best wishes,

Kathleen said...

Looks great! What a deal you got on those plates. They will mix well with your whites!