Wednesday, July 1, 2009
A Thrifty 4th of July Tablescape
I can't believe I actually pulled off a 4th of July tablescape. Let me explain, I have very little in my home that have red, white, and blue, especially by way of plates and linens. But as luck would have it I scored on a few items this week at the thrift shops and was able to put together a tablescape in my sunroom. Yay! This is my first patriotic tablescape, and it was a lot of fun.
First, let me thank our gracious hostesses Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch and Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville for hosting another week of Tablescape Thursday and Thrifty Thursday. Thanks ladies for letting us join in all the fun! Please pay them a visit to see more participants.
Welcome to my sunroom. When I think of Independence day, I think of fireworks, hot dogs, iced tea or lemonade, and watermelon. So, inspired by my thrift shop finds, I went with the watermelon theme.
The patriotic top hat actually held all the pinwheels you see here, but I tweeked it a little for my centerpiece. I paid only $3 for it.
The watermelon napkins were also from the same thrift shop for $2 for 6. I used them here as placemats. The white quilt design tablecloth was a lucky find at an estate sale for 50 cents.
I've used these vintage luncheon plates for a previous tablescape. They only cost $1 for nine of them at an estate sale.
I've had a case of mason jars sitting in a storage shelf for about 10 years now and forgot all about them. I initially bought them thinking I would be canning fruits and vegetables after a bountiful harvest. Well, the birds ate most of the peaches and we ended up either eating all our vegetables or giving them to friends and neighbors. I'm glad I finally put them to use after all these years! They'll be great to serve iced tea in.
I made a chair scarf with the same red napkins tied with some patriotic ribbon from the Dollar Tree.
Aren't these watermelon napkin rings cute? Just $2 for a set of 8.
I placed a pinwheel in a bud vase at each place setting. I found a case of these vases, 12 of them for $3.99 at the GW.
Have a fabulous 4th of July everybody. Thanks for stopping by, and as always your comments make my day!
Till next time,