My dear readers…this tablescape is my Happy Birthday America tablescape and I loved putting it together.
We are very Patriotic.
Navy family actually….and although I was never sitting personally with Betsy Ross as she sewed our flag…I would have been one of the volunteers, or at least I hope I would have been.
So with head held high, and flags waving, I am happily joining all those celebrating the red, white and blue tablescape blog hop.
Many of you are looking for new ideas to set their festive Holiday tables and let me tell you that there is plenty of inspiration out there.
It is so interesting to see all the creativity as you will see at the bottom of this post.
I started with a copy of our Preamble…We The People…how many of you out there had to memorize that document when in High School?
I did, but I only remember the first few lines today.
I added an ink pen and ink bottle along side a candle that I set in a pewter candle holder.
I liked the affect along with the galvanized coasters which have pictures in the bottom of the Statue of Liberty, the flag, the Liberty Bell and Paul Revere.
I found them at Cracker Barrel earlier in the year.
The chargers are red, white and blue and I set the “Spirit Of The Flag” dinner plate and bowl on top.
The napkins I found a long time ago in Hobby Lobby and I secured them with the cutest knife, fork and spoon that I found at Home Goods last month.
The red bubble glasses are called Ruby and are Artland Iris stemmed water glasses.
The flatware I have had for years, not sure where I found the blue stars and red and white striped handled flatware.
The tall centerpiece is another Patriotic piece that I bought years ago at Pier 1 and after I bought it, I became concerned on where and how to store such a big piece. haha!
Have you ever done that?
I also took blue hydrangeas and circled the bottom.
Just for a little floral effect.
On the back of each chair, I placed a royal blue towel with the red white and blue icons….just to set the mood.
On the other end of the table, is the birthday cake.
You can’t have a Happy Birthday America birthday party without a cake, can you???
I LOVE this cake as it is so moist with a cream cheese frosting and a few sprinkles patted along the bottom.
I put a few strawberries and blueberries on the top along with straws that resemble sparklers.
And the surprise is when you cut into the white cake!
Yup! It is definitely red, white and blue!
I want to thank Chloe Crabtree for all her hard work in putting the tablescapers together in this post.
She has her little grand children living with her…. as her contribution of family in the military.
Whoopee Chloe!!! How much fun is that???
Happy Birthday America!
cake plate, star shaped bowls, flag deviled egg dish, Temptations
napkin rings, Home Goods this year
Napkins, Hobby Lobby, years ago
dinnerware, Spirit of the Flag, Home Goods, several years ago
flatware, can’t remember where, it was so long ago
Ruby glasses, Artland Iris, Amazon
galvanized coasters, Cracker Barrel several months ago
Preamble, Cracker Barrel several months ago
centerpiece, Pier 1 several years ago
candle holder, pen and inkwell bottle, Amazon last year (I used them in a Charles Dickens village at Christmas)
mustard and ketch-up containers, Michaels several years ago
Patriotic towels/hot pads on the backs of the chairs, QVC, this year
metal star,…can’t remember 🙂