Jun 30, 2012

4th of July Table



The first time I ever saw or heard of a tablescape was a couple years ago at Between Naps on the Porch. My favorite post of all time might be when Susan showed where she stores all her dishes. It was amazing

I don't entertain much, and I don't have space to store lots of dish sets even if I could afford them. But in the back of my mind, ever since seeing those gorgeous tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch, I thought about how cool it would be to have a blog and yes, maybe even one day try my hand at a tablescape.

Well, here goes! 

































That was soooo fun!!

We always have a family 4th of July celebration on our deck followed by a neighborhood block party. 

All the dishes are ones I already had. I made the centerpiece from a painted coffee can and the free printable label found at Little Miss Maggie's. I made the vintage tag napkin rings from my own artwork which you can download here. The flowers with flags and the place mats are from the dollar store, and the napkins are tea towels from the dollar store as well (gotta love that dollar store!) 

Thanks for checking out my first tablescape!

(Note: Sometimes I think I'm my own best entertainment. 
I didn't realize for a whole day that there is no silverware 
on my 4th of July table! Must be having ribs! 
Oops...  )
  

I'm linking-up today at these fun parties.

10 comments:

  1. I don't do many tablescapes, either, but sure like looking at them. This one is adorable - festive, relaxed, and fun! Have a happy 4th!

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  2. Wow Laurel! Gorgeous tablescape! And your photos are fabulous!

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  3. Chris @ GlitzyMeJuly 1, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    Good for you, Laurel. That was a really nice tablescape.

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  4. Love your tablescape Lauren! That little bowl of cherries is calling me!

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  5. Hi laurel, very nice tablescape your cherries bowl are so cute ilike your blue class
    Happy 4th!.
    XO
    Isora

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  6. I love your tablescape Laurel! And the cherries are a sweet touch!

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  7. Your tablescape is wonderful. I laughed that you forgot silverware. :0)

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  8. Oh I love your tablescape. And it's your first? You did a great job. I know you enjoyed the ribs. LOL. I came by from Cozy Little Cottages Welcome Wagon friday.
    It was nice to meet you.
    Have a Blessed Afternoon.
    Sherry

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  9. Hello Laurel! You have a beautiful home - I love all of the personality you have given it! I've been checking out your blog and I have seen some marvellous things. I am happily your newest follower.

    Bronwyn @ Queen B Creative Me

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  10. Wow how beautiful is that! Thanks for sharing with us. Following you on linky followers now :)

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