Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Independence Day Tablescape

It's that red, white and blue time of year again!
Better get out the dishes!

An easy, simple table is exactly what we need this year.
Not too fussy - like the food will be.

Red, white & blue look REALLY great together, don't they?

Scrounged my Christmas stuff to find this votive holder & star garland.

My glass chargers are so large that my centerpiece had to be small!

Wow! That sunshine is sure streaming in - it's 100+ degrees today, soon as I am finished I am going to shut the shades and try to keep the house as cool as possible!

This is on the front porch entryway on the bench welcoming you!
Above this out of sight is the WELCOME sign (first pic of this post.)

Even the geraniums are feeling festive sharing their bright red!

Every item shown- except for the metal garland and the urn the geraniums are in- was either found thrifting or at fleas, at estate sales or on ebay. Not a single thing was purchased new or for full price.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Independence Day - Here's to our FREEDOM!!!!!



  1. Beautiful table, Michele! I love red, white & blue & your table is so vibrant. The cobalt blue chargers & glasses are wonderful. I've had cobalt glasses on my "to find" list for months. I haven't run across any yet.
    Your patriotic birdhouse is adorable and your geraniums are doing amazing. Mine are not!

  2. Why beautiful as always...I think you ought to do a post about your china closet...that has to be one large closet!
    Those geraniums are beautiful! The leaves on mine are turning yellow...over watering I think...there does not seem to be a drain hole in the bottom. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of july!

  3. The colors just pop! Everything is just beautiful. And thrifty too! My favorite kind of Tablescape :-)

  4. Great tablescape, Michele, but I love all the other touches, too. The birdhouse is sooo cute and your red geranium is perfect for the 4th!!

  5. Your entry looks so welcoming!! welcoming to a beautiful table! Nice job with all of your good deals.

  6. Looks like a festive table ready to celebrate the 4th.

  7. Great finds and a great table. Love the chargers and the glasses.

  8. Love your patriotic pedestal birdhouse, Michele! Your table looks great, the geraniums look lovely ~ I'd say you're ready. : ) Let's just hope this heat wave doesn't last long!

  9. Really like your patriotic table. Everything is so lovely. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. I love red, white and blue! Happy 4th of July table! Hugs, Linda

  11. very Lovely.............I always love to see all the patriotic red, white and blue themes.........
    All that cobalt blue is just so pretty.
    Your collage was great. Really enjoyed my visit.
    blessings, and Happy 4th of July!

  12. Your colors are so beautiful and I Iove the simplicity of your tablescape. It's very inviting. Happy 4th of July.

  13. Love your very vibrant red white and blues.. the table looks so pretty.. be blessed, xo marlis

  14. So bright, cheerful AND patriotic! Beautiful. . .

  15. Oh Michele, love the blue chargers, so full of bright color, I always love simple elegant. Perfect!

  16. Beautiful tablescape!

    I love the fact that you were able to have a million dollar look, on a thrifting budget.
    That's my kind of shopping :)

    Smiles :)

  17. What a beautiful table, Michelle! So perfect for the Holiday! I love the 4th of July!

    Your participation at Potpourri Friday is appreciated!

  18. Wow! That cobalt blue just takes centre stage. Beautiful tablescape.
    Love that urn that your geraniums are in. Keeping my eye out for one of those.

  19. Elegant table! Love the simplicity!

  20. I love your tablescape with all the patriotic colors. Perfect ideas for the 4th!

  21. That is a beautiful table setting. I need to get out my holiday decorations.

  22. How pretty this is! I'm a real sucker for red, white and blue. How gorgeous those geraniums are!

  23. Love all your red white and blue! it just makes you want to go get a bunch of goodies to celebrate. What fun.

  24. Very nice! Love how you stole from your Christmas stash - red is good at many times of the year and the gold stars are a perfect touch. Have a great 4th!!

  25. What I like about this is that it is simple and the colors are so amazingly vibrant! Perfect dishes for the 4th of July! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. I hope you have a fantastic day!

  26. So very pretty, I really enjoy visiting your blog.


  27. Hi, Michele!!! Great 4th of July table! Extra admirable that you were able to put it all together by scouting out great thrift and estate sale finds!!! Your chargers are sensational!!! I love the saturated color of them!!!!!!! Have a safe & happy 4th!

  28. You done a great job creating your 4th of July TS, Mich!!!

    Everything seems so well prepared and I love your goblets.

    Happy w/end.

  29. Hi Michele, I love your bright reds and blues. The mosaic was beautiful. You are one smart thrifter. The giant goblets are so fun. It all looks very festive. I hope you get some relief from the heat. I too am so thankful for our freedom! Happy 4th and thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  30. Love your festive Patriotic table! Enjoy the 4 th!

  31. BOLD! Modern! Fresh!

    Those are the words that I think of when I see this lovely table. Simple and Elegant. You did a great job putting this together. :)


    P.S. Happy Independence Day!

  32. Hi Michele!
    I love your red white and blue post. Everything is so pretty. Happy 4th!

  33. Hello Michele
    I missed this post when away for our grandson's graduation. Stunning red, white and blue tablescape!
    I have felt guilty the last couple of years after seeing what my US sisters do for the 4th of July, that I bought some Canadian flags and put them in my planters this year.

  34. Quite the patriotic table. perfect for the upcoming holiday. thanks for sharing, liz

  35. This is great! I love how bright everything is. I love those blue glasses and the birdhouse! Happy 4 Th of July! I am excited to be a new follower!


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