Tuesday, July 2, 2013

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY! Patriotic July 4th Tablescape

Hi all!


I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the 4th of July!  It's still kind of blowing my mind that the year is half over already!

For today's Tablescape Tuesday, I wanted to share a fun table for our most recent Sunday Family Dinner.

In case you happen to be wondering.....I'd love to take a short minute to explain what our "Sunday Family Dinners" are all about for those of you who are seeing my blog for the first time...If you've read this before, feel free to skip this part...

We started a new family tradition in January 2013 (a New Years' Resolution) that I hope continues even after the kids are grown.


We pretty much have dinner together as a family most nights, but on Sundays, we have a special dinner in the dining room as opposed to the kitchen table, where we normally eat.

I get out the fine china and candles and make a special meal and so far, it has been something we look forward to each week.

Then once a month, we invite some of our extended family to join us for a Sunday family dinner.

It's also been giving me a chance to do lots of new TABLESCAPES..haha!

To see my previous tablescapes from other Sunday Family Dinners, you can click here:

Sunday Family Dinner #1 - Red and Blue Toile
S.F.D.#2 - Black, White and Silver
S.F.D.#3 - Winter Woods With White
S.F.D.#4 - The "Royal Treatment"
S.F.D.#5 - Super Bowl Table
S.F.D. #6 - Mardi Gras Table
S.F.D. #7 - Spring is Springing Up
S.F.D. #8 - "Apple of My Eye"
S.F.D. #9 - "Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss"
S.F.D. #10 - The "KNego" Tablescape (Designed by my 9 year old son)
S.F.D. #11 - The St. Patrick's Day Tablescape
S.F.D. #12 - Last-Minute Lavender Tablescape
S.F.D. #13 - 3 Easter Tables
S.F.D. #14 - Wrapped In Love Tablescape
S.F.D. #15 - Wrapped Up in Family Tablescape
S.F.D. #16 - Orange You Ready for a Picnic Tablescape
S.F.D. #17 - Barbies and the Pink Shoes (Designed by my 6 year old daughter)
S.F.D. #18 - Simply Nautical but Nice Tablescape
S.F.D. #19 - Memorial Day Americana Table
S.F.D. #20 - Froggie Went a' Courtin' Tablescape
S.F.D. #21 - Simple Father's Day Tablescape

 Because I'm on a budget but love to switch up my decor for the various tablescapes each week, I'm decorating my tables almost entirely on BARGAINS....finds from the Dollar Stores, Thrift Stores, or regular stores with sales or clearance items. _________________________

So, this past Sunday Family dinner was all about the 4th of July!   I wanted a different feel than my Memorial Day Tablescape, (which you can see HERE) with more of an "Americana" feel...and decided to go for a little more modern Red, white and blue!

I Found some pretty blue and white flowered fabric at Walmart a few months ago, and got 2 half-yards of it.   Then I has some dollar store scarves, so I used the red one for the center runner.

I found these cute red, white and blue plates at Goodwill a few months ago for 50 cents each, so I thought I'd add those to the table.   They went great with the red charger from Walmart, and my dollar store white plates.  

I bought two strands of patriotic star garland at Dollar tree, so I decided to use one to decorate the chandelier, and one to spread across the table.  I was hoping for a more hap-hazard look to it, so I didn't flatten it down while on the table.  

My centerpieces on the table were a little more simple because I didn't want any extra tall pieces getting in the way from everyone being able to see eachother.  (We were supposed to have company come for the dinner, but they had to cancel at the last minute.)  I just a used a lantern I got on clearance at Target and I added some dollar store candles and red and blue glass pieces.  On both sides of the lantern were a few dollar store glass candleholders with red and blue glass pieces and a white votive candle, and two martini glasses turned upside down with red candles on top (a very easy and inexpensive idea for some tall candleholders)

So, there you have it.  I liked the way this table came out.  I also loved that it was a very inexpensive table to put together!

Thanks so much for joining me for another TABLESCAPE TUESDAY!  Have a great day and I hope to see you again soon!!!  =)


  1. Your table for honoring the USA is marvelous! I love the dishes, the centerpiece is perfect as is everything else, like the perfect linens for it too!. Yes, I know about your Sunday dinners, and how special they are in the formal dining room and I think it's wonderful! Have a terrific Fourth weekend ahead. Come over!

  2. The tablecloth is ADORABLE and those R/W/B swirly plates from Goodwill... oh my how cute! Love this patriotic table. Happy 4th. Hugs, Holly

  3. Great find on the cute red, white, and blue plates. They are perfect for a patriotic table. Looks like you are ready to celebrate.
    Happy 4th!

  4. Super patriotic! I really like the dinner plates! If I stare at them for very long, though, I get a little dizzy! My vertigo is REALLY actin' up!!! :-)

    Have a wonderful 4th, and stay safe!