Since I've already done a little decorating for the 4th I had to do a tablescape too!
I assembled this arrangement using a large mason jar that I got at Michael's.
We're enjoying some very pleasant summer weather. The long range forecast shows a chance of rain on the 4th could so we may end up indoors eating. I'm all set either way!
On our trip to Portland I had a chance to visit the Sur La Table store. I fell in love with their linens and melamine dishes. These melamine dishes are hefty and so much nicer than the usual super lightweight ones. I love that they are a mix of patriotic and nautical!
The placemats were called "handkerchief placemats". I decided to fold the napkins like a handkerchief for a man's front pocket.
I mixed three different sets of flatware to create more red, white and blue! The little milky white salt and pepper shakers are also from Sur La Table. All of it's on sale in case you are interested.
The tablecloth is a lightweight washed denim. I put it through the washer and dryer and it came out very nicely.
I scrunched the ends of the tablecloth together with some ribbon.
It's a bit large 70" x 70" for this table. I really bought it for the outside table which I'll be doing another tablescape on.
I had a couple of photo bombers while taking pictures.
Mya is/was my daughter's cat. She's soon to be 14 and loves to sit here in the sun. You can see her tail in the picture above and another one further up. She has the most beautiful blue eyes but the sun was causing her to keep them closed down. She is a Birman- all 4 paws are white and soft as can be.
Teddy can't leave me alone when I'm busy!
Ready for the 4th!
Melamine Plates from Sur La Table
Placemats and Tablecloth from Sur La Table
Red Gingham napkins from Pier 1
Blue and White flatware from Horchow
Swirl Stemware from Younker's several years ago (Pier 1 has some very similar)
Silk florals and ribbon from Michael's