Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Setting for the Fourth

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.--John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961

So, I know I have not tablescaped in a while.  But I put together a little fourth of July 'scape inside--mainly because Arthur is supposed to be paying us a visit later this evening, tonight, and tomorrow morning.  I will move this party outside tomorrow afternoon, but for now, we are getting in the spirit of things, and waiting for our daughter to arrive from New York.  We are having a little cookout tomorrow evening, nothing big, just another couple and the three of us.  So without further ado, here goes!
I found this cute little centerpiece bowl and candleholder at an estate sale.  It was in rough shape, so I sanded it a bit, and painted it white.  Love it now!
Plates are Ralph Lauren, and charger is from Tuesday morning.  
Can't remember where I purchased the napkin rings, probably Tuesday morning as well.
Used my bandana glasses and cobalt blue wines.
The 15" candles give the table some heighth and drama--
For the centerpiece arrangement, I used knock-out roses, white carnations, and those little blue flowers out of my yard (don't know their name).  I also used Camellia greenery, which I love using in arrangements because the stems are substantial.
Had to add little pails of fireworks and lots of red, white, and blue votives.

 I added red and blue toothpicks to small vases of white carnations.
America is best described by one word-freedom.--Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 9, 1958
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.--Francis Scott Key
I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.--Patrick Henry
One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.--Pledge of Allegiance

One last one, 

May I never wake up from the American dream.--Carrie Latet

Happy Fourth!!


  1. Stunning! There is nothing I don't love in this table setting for celebrating Old Glory! The RL plates are gorgeous, to die for, specially because I can't find anything patriotic like them around here.
    The runner and napkin rings are awesome too! Have a wonderful 4th. of July weekend.
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  2. Beautiful! Love the table runner and those great plates. Totally coveting the napkin rings...great job.

  3. Good to see you do a Tablescape! I hope Arthur doesn't cause too much trouble. I definitely love the RL plates and those cute drinking glasses! I like the centerpiece and the runner. Great patriotic table!
    Have a great 4th- sounds like ours will be like yours- low key but relaxing.

  4. This is my first visit to your blog and I'm so glad I stopped by via BNOTP!! I LOVE your tablescape. Every element is outstanding (including your patriotic sayings). Your runner, plates, centerpiece----everything is perfect. You are truly an artist. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  5. love the napkin rings aren't they just the cutest things ever where ever did you find bandana glasses?Susie

  6. Yes, ma'am, it HAS been awhile since you've brought us a tablescape! You decided to come back with a bang to celebrate the 4th! How appropriate! :-)

    I have those same RL "Mandarin" dinner plates but have never thought to use them as a part of a patriotic tablescape. What a great idea! (Wait a minute....I have that flatware, too! Have you been raiding my storage??!?? :-) ) They're right on time with their coloring, and the design is just perfect!!! I love the top plate, too! I wouldn't mind having 20 or 30 of those in my stash!

    I like the runner, and you did a good job of rescuing and breathing new life into your centerpiece bowl. Sometimes it just takes a skilled hand and a willing heart to turn things from trash to treasure!

    I hope you 3 had a wonderful holiday weekend! Take care of yourself, and don't make it so long in between tablescapes next time! :-)

  7. I love it! You've given me ideas for Labor Day too! Happy Weekend!