My First Tablescape 4th of July


My First Tablescape 
4th of July celebration!
I went around the house gathering up supplies. Nothing is new except for the beautiful American flag benches. I won them from sweet Carol at the Firecracker Kid Primitives. I have been oohing and aahing all the beautiful tablescapes in Blogland. Here is what I came up with. I'm a newbie so be kind :) The butterfly in the jar I received for Mother's Day. The red wood apple is from Maine. The other one is made from stone. I think its onyx. The warm beer sign is from Marshalls. It's metal. The old camera is my husbands. The July fourth is a small tile I painted with blackboard paint. The old lantern is from my son's rustic room.


The red bottle is from a winery. The flags are from my children rooms. Red checked napkins and plastic plates are from Target a few years ago. The star placemat and napkin holder I made them out of brown craft paper.  


Having three boys plastic plates can be a wonderful thing. I like that they are not girly. Most everything else I buy is. This is for them.


 Wine bottles and spice jars make wonderful displays for flowers.
 The American flag benches are just the cutest!!! 
 Thanks Carol!

I set the table for the five of us. Pork ribs, Jersey corn, salad and fresh strawberries with whip cream were the menu last night. We also had my favorite key lime pie. I started off first cooking the well seasoned ribs from Costco on a large pan covered in tin foil. I set the ovens temperature for 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. My husband then cooked them on the grill and basted them with barbeque sauce. Boy were they ever delicious!


The glasses also came from Target a few years ago. They are plastic with a faux leather. They are so easy to hand wash.  Do you like my brown paper star placemats? My kids had to let me know that the stars were not perfect. lol


Do you see our little grill? It's perfect for us!


I have two umbrellas that I switch out all the time. The other one is sage green. 


The basket is from a local shop by me. I added the twine and stars.


The silverware my parents gave us. I use it in our dining room.


I hope you enjoyed my tablescape!



Thanks for stopping by!
xo,
Dee

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87 comments:

Erin~Just*Grand said...

This is absolutely perfect! I love how you combined the colors and the textures and how artfully everything is arranged! Could be a magazine cover! Well done! I am so inspired I may have to go forage my cabinets and closets and set my own table! Thanks for the inspiration!
Erin

laurie said...

beautiful, love each and everything,

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I love everything about your tablescape! Those are the cutest plates and then the leather cup holders...so western and cute. How about your gorgeous wall of vines! You scored on the benches...adorable! Happy forth of July! New follower!

miss flibbertigibbet said...
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miss flibbertigibbet said...

I think you did a great job! This is just the first tablescape you BLOGGED about! It's obvious you know what you're doing! I love the Western feel it has...I'm sure the "men" liked that! You can't beat produce from Jersey...that's why they call it the Garden State!
Blessings, Lorraine

photography by suzanne said...

Dee! It looks so cute! I love going around the house and gathering things up for a display. I love inventing beautiful displays from things I already have.

I will enjoy your decor and probably not do any decorating myself this year. We are expecting a grand baby birth due the 4th!

Have a great holiday!

Cynthia said...

Very pretty. I love the red dishes and the basket the dishes are in you did a great job!

Cynthia

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tablescape is absolutely fabulous! A first time effort? It looks like you have been styling tables forever! It's picture perfect!

New End Studio said...

This is beautiful and the plates were such a find. Your meal sounds delish!

Happy 4th♥

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I love the whole look, you did a fantastic job. I think Tablescape's are your thing girl. Perfect table!!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

what a great table, not bad at all for a newbie!:) your menu sounded delish too.

Micupoftea~ said...

Cute, cute, like the star place mats and old camera! Regarding the Loki tea on my post, Gunpowder tea is quite refreshing: it's name comes from the fact that the tightly rolled balls of tea leaves look like pellets of gunpowder...it is NOT made with gun powder! lol

pink*cherub*moon said...

Adorable tablescape! I love those red plates from Target and how everything comes together! The benches are so cute - isn't Carol a doll? I'd say that for your first attempt, you scored an A+! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

Desire Empire said...

Well it's pretty good for a newbie. In fact it's fabulous. Love the vintage touches with the camera and lantern.
Carolyn

Barbara F. said...

This looks very professional to me, Dee. Perfect for the 4th. xo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Dee, I have never done a tablescape either so I am no connoisseur ,but I think it is perfect. It is so cute that you did a special meal for your family. I love any Costco meats, those ribs sound fabulous and the table is perfect!

Carol

SaraBeth said...

Hi Dee,

Thank you for following my blog.

You have an amazing home.

Will be back soon,

Sara
Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think you did a great job, Dee! I had to read that sign twice - Warm Beer, Cold Food. Very cute! Love those flag benches.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Dee! Love those plates and pretty check napkins!

Gina said...

Oh Dee, you did a beautiful job on your first tablescape! You'd never know you weren't a seasoned pro. I love your brown paper placemat stars & you've gathered up the perfect items to display in the center too.
Believe me...this tablescaping business is addicting so I know this will likely be your first of many to come!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are a natural!!!! What a star spangled table...very patriotic!
I love your beer sign!

Natasha in Oz said...

I am pinning this to my "Tablescape" board on Pinterest! This looks gorgeous! I love those denim looking plates!

If you have a minute to spare I would be so honoured if you could link this post up to my weekly Say G'Day Saturday Party! This week's linky is now live! I am very excited to also invite you to a Social media linky party that I will be hosting on July 14. The details are all at the blog if you would like to join in.

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
Natasha in Oz

Lorrie said...

Such a cute Tablescape! I love it all! and the food sounds great!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your patriotic tablescape is adorable, Dee. That meal sounds delish. I love key lime pie. Haven't had it in a while.

daisypetals said...

This is Melissa @ daisymaebelle.com Love the tablescape! And, the food sounds great! Especially love those glasses with the faux leather! So cute!

D said...

Love it, so Patriotic and perfect for the Fourth!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great job, Dee. I love the birch basket and your placemats looked perfect to me. Everything turned out wonderful.

Diane said...

Dee,
You've done a wonderful job on your first tablescape! I love those star placemats! Very cool idea! The dinner you mentioned sounded very tasty and the key lime pie...perfect! Have a wonderful holiday!

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh Dee, you did us American proud :) Thank you very much! Your tablescape is awesome and the Americana risers fit in perfectly with everything. That's quite an impressive collection of outdoor dining ware. I love it:)
Smiles~Carol

aimee said...

Beautiful table dee thankyou for linking up xxx

Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

hey, dee! you did a fabulous job with the tablescape. you are so talented and love the colors and everything here. :) proud to be an american!! :)

hope you have a nice rest of the weekend, dee!


kisses,
jasmine
AdamAlexMommy

Anne said...

Nice job! Love that basket!!! Your table setting is so bright and colourful and beautiful and now I'm really hungry...

Have a great day!

pam {simple details} said...

Perfectly patriotic!! I'd say you've advanced beyond newbie status, it looks like something from a pro! Happy 4th!

Bliss said...

You did good Dee, looks great. My fav are those red plates. I'm a tablescape virgin too, hoping to do one this month some time and hope I have as good a result as your first time out.

~Bliss~

allisamazing said...

I just love your tablescape! It is so perfect for the 4th of July celebration :)

Susan said...

Love your tablescape! Very patriotic!

Suzy said...

This is wonderful, Dee! You look like a pro tablescaper to me. I really like your idea of the brown paper star placemats. I've been struggling with what to do for placemats on my patriotic table. You just gave me an idea!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Dee, this is perfect! You did a fabulous job! You look like a pro! The benches, lantern and basket add so much to your celebratory table! I also love your hubby's old camera! What time is dinner? I'm ready!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

So festive! I love that red wine bottle and the basket with the stars and twine. And those star placemats are simple and clever all at once! So is that a stone wall with vines growing all over it in the background? It caught my eye and looks like the perfect privacy screen to me! Anywho, your table is adorable!

Connie said...

Dee, your table is darling. Looks like we all know whose house to show up at for a July 4th feast ~ of warm beer and cold food, LOL. Have a great holiday, Connie :)

Decor & Harmony said...

Holy smokes you have 40 comments! Congrats on just that alone. I love your tablescape it looks very festive.

8)(8 said...

Stunning! I can't believe it was your first try!

Kris said...

You sure set a beautiful picnic table. Very patriotic and inviting. Great mix of items!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I absolutely love it all. Totally perfect and those denim plates are way too cute and the birch basket is fabulous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Everything is gorgeous, and so patriotic! I love the denim plates, yes, they're more for boys, not cutesey at all!! I love the basket and all your arrangements. Just great!! HAPPY 4TH. OF JULY!
FABBY

Designing Domesticity said...

Love your table and love that it's not so obviously red, white and blue. Beautiful and festive. Thanks for sharing,liz

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very nice! You did an excellent joby on your first 4th of July tablescape. I love everything about it! I hope you and your family have a very happy 4th of July!

Judy Bigg said...

You did an excellent job on your first 4th of July tablescape. Your use of color is perfect with your RW&B mix.

nádya said...

Dee, everything is so, so beautifully arranged!!! I loved those dark red plates - they look like ethnical!?! Not to mention the old red lantern - ohh, I saw similar to it and I am planning to get it...The good thing is that I had dinner, because reading your menu can leave anyone with a wish to have some!!!
Blessings,
Nadya

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You did an amazing table!! Congrats on your first 4th of July tablescape.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Brandi said...

Your table is gorgeous, Dee! I love all the greenery in your backyard too. Have a Happy 4th!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is gorgeous! I'll be featuring it tomorrow :)

The Other Me Is Sane said...

I'm not a table-scaper either, so I appreciated the way you walked us through it.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Dee,
No way is this your first time! Looks so fun and inviting. What time should I be over for ribs (my favorite)?!
Kelly

Missi Smith said...

I came over after you left a comment about my table. Thanks - I'm so glad you did. Your table is amazing! I love the old camera. Great job!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! It looks like a Texas table setting ~ stars included. :)
You did a wonderful job on all of it and the food sounds divine!

Hope that you and yours have a fun & safe 4th!

xo
Pat

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Well my goodness, you did good for your first tablescape! I loved how you combined different elements and textures. Yes... I thought your paper stars were adorable. Great way to enjoy a good meal! Have a happy 4th!

Gail said...

OMGoodness Dee, your tablescape is beautiful all decked out for the 4th of July! You did an awesome job!! Enjoy and I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July today, Gail

Giancarlo said...

Ti auguro che questa festa porti tanta gioia e felicità a te e ai tuoi cari!! ciao

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

So pretty Dee! You did a beautiful job! Thanks for your visit! Have a fun holiday :)

Pudel-design said...

Looks so pretty;)
Happy 4th of July!
Thank you for your lovely comment, I got the blanket from here:

http://www.hm.com/de/department/HOME

Lovely greetings...

http://pudel-design.blogspot.de/

Jeanne said...

Popping in to say Happy 4th of July! Love the tablescape!

The French Hutch said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Couldn't be your first tablescape, way to creative! You've have some great pieces for outdoor entertaining. I saw a few things recently I love but I'm waiting for them to go on sale after the Fourth.
Love the sign………

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

This is just so pretty! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House! Hope to see you again next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Miss Val's Creations said...

The table looks amazing Dee! So many details. I adore those plates. Plastic is the way to go with children around! The stars placemats and napkin holders are adorable! That was such a sweet, inexpensive idea.

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your love and creative at Potpourri Friday!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Super cute table! The center vignette was fun with the sign!

Tracy said...

Great tablescape! I absolutely love those red plates, I've never seen them before. They work beautifully with your table.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I really like all the rustic & patriotic elements you brought together for this July 4th tablescape! I love the mix! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Style Sisters said...

You did a great job..is this your first? Wow you did amazing! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your ideas!
Karin

It's All Connected said...

No one would know this was your first tablescape. It's wonderful! Following you now! ~ Maureen

DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful job! You're a natural!

Robin said...

Wow, nice first tablescape! I really like the rustic elements and I think it's nice to remember the men in our lives sometimes. But you really got me with the Jersey Corn. Oh, how I miss it! It's been 2 years but I'm visiting in Aug. and I can't wait to have some! And good bread, good pizza, good Italian and a REAL Philly cheesesteak!

Robin
Robin Flies South (where the food just doesn't measure up!)

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Very nice tablescape Dee!
And thank you for visiting my blog. I read your post "A view from my window" because I wanted to see your green cabinets.
Have a nice weekend!
Besos from Argentina, Silvina.

Rhissanna said...

This is really lovely, Dee and such beautifully composed photographs. The brown stars are a lovely rustic touch.

I'm English, so I see nothing wrong with warm beer and cold food! A nice glass of bitter and some pork pie with pickles, crusty bread and butter? Lovely!

Sherry said...

I know I'm late visiting, but your holiday tablescape is perfect! Great touch adding twine & stars to basket!

rj said...

Hi Dee! Just got back from the beach to see your fantastic table display. You are a pro just like everything else you do. Your table is absolutely perfect for the Fourth of July. I love every single detail. Hope you and your family had a fabulous holiday. rj

Connie said...

Hi Dee, Wow, you got a lot of comments on your table setting. It is absolutely delightful and so very patriotic. I hope that your 4th of July was filled with lots of good cheer and family fun.

I'm very happy that you like my bench. Our front yard is shady by 2:00 in the afternoon, so it's a nice place to sit outside and enjoy the neighborhood. I had a wonderful 4th of July, I spent it with my daughter and granddaughters. My daughter just got accepted into a three year nursing program, so she had to move to a new town. That is where I spent my holiday. Meeting her new neighbors and exploring her new town. Thank you for visiting, and please come again, Connie :)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is so cute and I love it all. I think my favorite things are the star placemats. Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Keeping it Cozy said...

What a beautiful table!

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

Oh my goodness this is a cute good looking 4th of July table.
Everything is wonderful.

Becky said...

Let's try this again. Everytime I try and reply on your blog something happens to keep it from posting.
I love, love, love your table scape. First time and you're looking like a pro Dee!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Dee, Your pariotic table is beautiful! Key Lime pie is also my favorite..yum. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House Party.

Rajib Hossain said...

Oh wow it all looks amazing! Letitia xx
red onyx tile

aj said...

beautiful!!

Angelique Ouellette-Tower said...

You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest GFC follower from the “HomeAcre” blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
Thanks
Angie

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