Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Patriotic Tablescape

I hope all of my blogging friends had a wonderful Fourth of July holiday! 

Our day was filled with way too much food!  We got together with my husband’s family for lunch.  Instead of grilling, we decided to have fried catfish for lunch.  To go with the fish, we had cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, cheese grits, hush puppies, Cajun cake, banana pudding, cherry cheesecake, and pound cake.  After lunch, we were fit for nothing but lazing around the house! 

This is a simple tablesetting that I did for our Fourth of July dinner tonight.  After that very heavy lunch, it was chicken salad sandwiches and salad for dinner…not that any of us was really very hungry. 


I started with a white tablecloth and red beaded placemats.  Next I added white dinner plates and blue glass salad plates.


Red, white and blue star napkins were gathered with white napkin rings topped with a flag.


Cobalt blue iced tea glasses and red acrylic handled flatware completed the place settings.


For the centerpiece, I started with a glass cake plate.  I filled the top of it with white candles, red roses, white carnations, curling ribbon and star garland.



Two small red, white and blue candles and two flag candles, all in glass votive holders, were placed around the cake plate.


I love this Blue Hour shot!  Almost time for dinner.


Time to light the candles…another shot showing the Blue Hour.



Thanks so much for visiting me today…gotta run for now, it’s almost time for fireworks!

I’m joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.  I’m also joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.




we three dogs and me said...

Hi love your post. I was alone on 4th as it was too hot to be sittingin the sun. Enjoyed myself and doggies in nice cool room blogginglol

Bill said...

I love your patriotic table! The centerpiece is perfect, and your blue hour photos are great -- that intense blue that's such a challenge to capture. Nicely done!


Marlis said...

Fabulous blue hour shot!! Love the placemats and the dishes on them. Your centerpiece is so very pretty. Many blessings, marlis

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Yum! Your 4th did sound delicious! I love your centerpiece and your napkins! Your blue hour shot is terrific too. It's the perfect blue to go with the rest of your beautiful setting!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Your patriotic table is simple but certainly lovely and festive. Nice job on the centerpiece,
creative using the curly ribbons. I love those things myself. Your lovely cobalt goblets and red handled silverware really set everything off.
All the food sounded delectable, we had way too much as well..........
but all the leftovers were nice this week.
Blessings, Nellie

Richard Cottrell said...

I am coming by a little late, sorry, but I love what you have done. It is so much fun to do the 4th of July. So festive. Thanks for stopping by My Old Historic House.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful table! So festive and patriotic! Love the blue-red-white combo. Great job! Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great 4th of July table! Love your blue hour shots -- perfect for your red, white and blue theme!

Entertaining Women said...

Oh, I'm so glad that you used those blue glass salad plates. I have a stack of those, and I'd almost forgotten about them. I'll see if I can remember them when labor day rolls around. Your tablescape is wonderful. I like the centerpiece with the pillar candles...very effective. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay