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.

Thanks to Susan for hosting, click here for lots more fun designs!
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.


Tabletop Tuesday

I did a Fourth of July vignette for Tabletop Tuesday. This end table is in the living room near the front door and it can be seen by visitors as they enter the house.

Thanks to Marty for hosting Tabletop Tuesday. Go here for lots more inspiration.
My inspiration for this vignette started with these little firecracker plates:
I bought them last year at TJ Maxx.

Next I added these two little Uncle Sam figures:
I've had these for about 15 years.
They have such cute faces:

The USA hearts are hung on the lamp switch:

These little wooden Americana bells and stars,
and fabric flag complete the vignette.

A simple little patriotic vignette!

Happy Fourth of July!

To see last years tablescape done with these plates, etc., click here.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my 4th of July decorations!
God Bless America!

And God Bless You!



Tablescape Thursday

It's been a while since I have participated in Susan's Tablescape Thursday and I have missed it.
I'm in the mood for something light and airy, and I'm in the mood for a tea party, so today I set our dining room table for a summer tea party.

I'm also linking to Martha's Favorites, go here to see her beautiful tea time collections.

Inspiration for my yellow tea party came from this pretty vase.
While visiting my sister she gave me some treasures in her china cabinet. She likes to give me yellow things because she knows how much I love yellow! This vase was given to her by a special person in her life who has passed on, so when she gave it to me I knew it was a treasure indeed.
She also gave me these pretty ruffled bowls.
I'm also using some pieces of my yellow depression glass collection in this tablescape.

This frosted dish is much prettier than it looks here.

I filled the vase full of faux daisies and yellow roses for the centerpiece,
then I remembered I had purchased this yellow glass candlestick at Home Goods a few months ago.
A little yellow depression glass star shaped dish completes it.

I couldn't decide whether to use this flatware,

or this one, I decided on this one:

The napkins are from my yellow rose vintage hankie collection. I usually include white paper napkins inside them to protect from lipstick on the hankies!
Which is your favorite?

The ceramic napkin rings have tiny yellow roses painted on them.

I'm enjoying the light and airy look to this tablescape!

The back view:

See my side bar for more of my yellow depression glass.

These dishes will hold
this lemon frozen dessert:

Frozen Lemonade Dessert

Mix: 1 (6 oz.) can frozen lemonade
1 can Eagle Brand milk
9 oz. container Cool Whip

Crush ginger snaps, graham crackers,

or Oreos and spread into bottom of

9x13 pan.

Pour lemon mixture over top of crumbs.


Spoon into dessert dishes. Top with

berries if desired.


Go here to Susan's for lots more inspiration.

I'm also linking to Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday.

Have a happy day!

God Bless.

Any other suggestions for this vase?