Monday, September 5, 2011

Patriotic Tablescape!

Welcome to our the dining room in our new home.  Come on in!  In our new house we don't have a breakfast area and a formal dining room.  We have a great eat-in kitchen with a bar where our family of three eats most of our meals.  This house has a much more casual feel which we love; therefore, we decided to keep the distressed table that was in the breakfast room in our former home.  It just seems to FIT in this house! 

I purchased all of these items on sale in preparation for the 4th of July; however, we ended up moving during the long holiday weekend.  This weekend I decided to set our patriotic tablescape.  After all, ANY time is the perfect time to show our American pride!! 

The bandana placemats and napkins were on sale at Dillards.  The polka dot plates were on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  The white plates are the salad plates that go with my "everyday" dishes I got when Jon and I married.  The pattern is Wedgewood Strawberry and Vine.  The glassware is by Denby - also part of the wonderful items Jon and I received as newlyweds.  The center tray was a bargain at Target (same for the little tins - they were only $1 each!) The flowers for the centerpiece are simple daisies accented with sparkly stars.  The "vase" is four Classic Coke bottles wrapped in grosgrain ribbon.  You will notice that the napkin rings are grosgrain ribbon as well.  Why spend a fortune when ribbon is so cute and inexpensive!!!  I love mixing old and new - formal and casual. 
Red, white and blue.... Happy and Patriotic!!

Simple grosgrain ribbon serves as an inexpensive napkin ring.

Daisies - perfectly All American!

These little Coke bottles remind me of my childhood.  They were always a special icy cold treat!

Don't have a vase?  Use what you have on hand! 

Little sparkly stars - a total bargain that can be used again!

 Plastic utinsils - perfect for an informal gathering. 

Finally, a cheerful red tin tub filled with beverages.  I made the monogram out of a sheet of duct tape!  I sketched the letters and cut them out by hand.  The entire project cost less than a dollar. I can easily take them off and redo it at anytime.  I could easily remove the monogram and replace it with "Hotty Toddy" for my beloved Ole Miss Rebels.... perfect for tailgating!!!
Thanks for visiting!!! 

This week I am linking to the following parties:

Tuesday's Treasures @

Tabletop Tuesday @

Wow Us Wednesdays at

Tablescape Thursday@

Feathered Nest Friday @


  1. What a beautiful tablescape. I love the red/white/blue. Your tray is a wonderful piece to hold all the table necessities. Great idea. So inviting. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. Great tablescape. I love the patriotic theme.

  3. americana beauty you did a great job come over and see what I have cooked up at

  4. I love your tablescape. Anything red,white,and blue is perfect for me! The polka dot plates are fantastic. And I love how you used 4 old coke bottles to display your lovely daisies!
    Very nice - Susie

  5. How pretty! Your patriotic theme is perfect!

  6. What a great tablescape. It is wonderful. Your colors of course are great. I love red white and blue and feel you can't go wrong with a winning color scheme. Just ask Betsy Ross. Hahahaha...seriously...your table turned out great.

  7. Very pretty! I loved the coke bottles tied with the red and white ribbon! Halloween is coming soon. Can't wait to see what you do!

  8. your patriotic table is so cute. Very organized and beautiful. Great idea with the coke bottle and daisy centerpc. Like how you tied them together, made a great centerpc.
    Blessings, Nellie

  9. Ilove doing the patriotic tables. they remind me to celebrate what our country means. Yours is perfect love it.

  10. I love the comment you made that "anytime is the perfect time to show our American pride." Very true. As we inch closer to the sad anniversary of 9/11, this table means more than ever.

  11. Such a simply striking table. Nicely done.

  12. The bandanas add SO much fun! I wish I hadn't given all mine to the dog to wear! The coke bottle idea is great! Coke is so "Americana"! Very cute tablescape and very patriotic! Thank you for sharing!

  13. We have some friends who are major Coca Cola distributors and bottlers. He always speaks of the 'special bouquet of the 6 ounce bottle.' They have one of the old Coke machines that dispenses the 6 ounce bottles. I love your idea for the centerpiece...definitely a perfect take on Americana. Thank you for sharing your delightful patriotic design. Cherry Kay

  14. Love this so much - anything patriotic and ya got me!


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