Friday, July 3, 2009

My attempt at a 4th of July tablescape

Yes, I have always enjoyed setting a cute table, but I don't think mine compares to some of the beautiful tablescapes I have seen recently at Between Naps on the Porch. But anyhoo, here it is. It started out as an idea to have a picnic for the fourth. Well, it has been hot as blazes lately down here in Tennessee, so we decided that we will eat indoors... still a picnic, right? So, I decided to go up in the attic...I'm saying see what decorations I could find. I remembered my girls' American Girls Dolls had a wagon and a quilt that kinda seemed picnickey. Recently, I bought a rusty little bicycle at Hobby Lobby, love that place. So out came the red and white tablecloth and it all worked.

As I was heading up to the attic, this cute little red station wagon called out to me. My husband likes antique cars and street rods, so I have bought a few for him to collect. Isn't this rusty bicycle cute?I dont have 8 matching salad plates, but these 2 sets do seem to go together. Both sets are from the Goodwill. Did you notice the tomato salt and pepper shakers?They belong to my mother, as do the napkins with tomatoes and veggies. I thought it would be fun to drink from jelly jars. Well the big day is tomorrow, and I can't wait. Younger daughter and her fiancee have other plans, but older daughter and her hubby and son will join us. We will have fried chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, rolls, sliced tomatoes, fruit, , and chocolate cake.Yummy...Enjoy your holiday, and GOD BLESS AMERICA.


Shannon said...

I love it....You are Martha Stewart!!!

Jean Tatum said...

You are so creative. You and the family will have a blast.

SouthernGal said...

Hey, Your tablescape is wonderful! Thanks for visiting me. You are from Camden? Maybe, you are related to my husband. Thanks for visiting. Glad you visited Rusticities. Hope you enjoyed it. Wish you could be there this weekend for their sale!

Christi @ A Southern Life

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