July 4th Tablescape

Yay!  It’s time for Table Scape Thursday @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and time to reveal my 4th of July table scape!  I am so excited!  I have been working on this for weeks.  Some items I already had and some I have either bought or made just for the occasion.  I have lots of photos to share with you today.   I’ll be keeping the narrative to a minimum…that’s a big task for me.  LOL!

I hope you enjoy and I hope you get inspired.  Even though times are tough in our country, I’m always happy to celebrate living in the USA!  Can you tell?

I’d rather have set this up outside but with the heat and the rains lately you’ll just have to imagine that part.

Let’s start with the tablecloth!  It’s actually a Waverly tab panel I had bought many years ago for one of my boys rooms.  I have several but we never ended up using them as curtains because he out grew the red, white, and blue theme.

The center runner was also purchased as a runner for his dresser but is actually a large dish towel.

     I am using my everyday white fruit serving pieces with my white dinner plates by Gibson in todays setting.

I chose several items for my centerpieces, starting with this metal sailboat we already had.

Then I added this candle under the cloche sitting on my new blue dish resting on the white milk glass candy dish.  I already had the candle too!  For some reason it reminds me of a firecracker!

Then I added my newest find this year from Ross!  Aren’t these the cutest patriotic sailors you ever seen!

A nice spray of white Crepe Myrtle looks great in this cobalt blue crackle vase.

Let’s look closer at my place setting!

Silver plated Stainless by Oneida, Louisiana pattern

Iridescent blue goblets, a yard sale purchase

White raised fruit pattern from Gibson

Red ceramic plates, Milano pattern, Tabletop Lifestyles,  from T.J. Maxx

Beautiful blue heavy napkins, handmade by me this year!  I already had the fabric too!

Cute anchor napkin ring, handmade by me, using anchor cutouts, clearance isle at Michael’s and wired floral  jute from AC Moore!  I also painted the anchors with a white wash!

I added a couple of red votives in the cute red votive holders, only 50 cents from Walmart.

On the left side of my table I have one of my newest tin serving bowls and white pitcher.

Another large dish towel from my sons room that we had used as another runner.

On the right side of my table is the most exciting side!

I have my other newest tin serving bowl with serve ware

And this beautiful cobalt blue dish ready for dessert

However, this will not be just any dessert this is set for my husbands birthday that is Friday, the 2nd of July!
It will hold his very favorite yellow butter cake with chocolate icing!

Since my husbands birthday is so close to the fourth of July he has always had quite a celebration!  That’s partly why I couldn’t wait to do this table and chose the nautical theme for my nautical man!

Before you leave, I have one more thing to show you!  Speaking of birthdays and the fourth let me show you a picture I painted for my husband for his birthday many years ago!  It is a picture of one of our many fourth of July adventures on the lake.  If you go back one post to my Outdoor Wednesday post you will see the real life version of our dam on the lake.  Here is my version of our dam on July 4th!

He keeps this picture hanging in his office here at home!
Here’s a few close ups of my painting, see the fireworks above.
I even added the cars lined up on the dam as often happens on July 4th!
I really enjoyed painting this picture for him as it represents so many memories for us!
Hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks soooo much for stopping by today!  Wishing each of you a very happy fourth of July!
God Bless America!

26 thoughts on “July 4th Tablescape

  1. WOW….you have been so busy…when did you find time to do this? I love it, and the sailor and gal are so cute from Ross…I love going in there, as you never know what you will find. Enjoy the Holiday weekend, and be safe!!~ No boating for us that day, it is insane here!


  2. I cannot believe I missed your Ivy finds!! You didn't get the bowls???? It is highly collectible and bidding for these on ebay goes crazy. I'm shocked at how inexpensive yours were and very jealous! Anyway, love your July 4th table!! So festive and pretty! I have not done July 4th yet…too busy bidding on Ivy!!


  3. Love that you recycled a curtain panel for your table! Cute sailor couple & great painting~ we'll be watching fireworks on the lake too! Happy Birthday to your Hubby 🙂


  4. Oh my…where to start?? I'm so impressed with your painting skills, love your RED dishes & the tall, thin sailor couple, adore those cute, original anchor napkin rings…very clever!!

    You did a great job on this entire table. I know what you mean when you say keeping the narrative to a minimum is hard….ME TOO!! LOL

    Have a Happy 4th of July!
    The Gazebo House


  5. Your painting is so wonderful. I love the style of it. Your table is wonderful with all the little details that make it so special. I like your anchor napkin rings. The metal boat is wonderful. Happy birthday to your hubby. That is the favorite cake around here too!


  6. It's all very festive, with great attention to detail! I'll bet the birthday guy's cake is going to be delicious! My favorite part of the post is your painting — I'm so glad you shared it, truly charming!

    Hope you have a happy 4th!



  7. I love your table!! I love the sailboat in the centerpiece. I love the sailing couple too. You did a really nice job. It all looks wonderful!
    have a great 4th!


  8. What a cute patriotic table. Love the sailor couple and the sail boat. As I was reading your post, I couldn't wait to find out where you got those adorable napkin rings, and then I read that you made them! How creative! Your 4th of July painting is so pretty. Have a great holiday! laurie


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