Monday, July 2, 2018

4th of July Tablescape

I got the urge to pull out my 4th of July decor. I know I should have done it weeks ago so it could get traction on Pinterest but I'm more of a real time blogger. 
Actually, I am a little ADD and this is the true story of how I got to the tablescape. 

I moved a flower pot to get a little more sun. I saw the fern in an antique pickle crock. I knew the pickle crock probably had standing water that needed to be dumped out. Since the pickle crock has a 4 on it, I thought it deserved to be near the porch. That caused me to remember another cuter crock. I put the cutest crock on the porch which prompted a search for flags for the planter. 

Once the flags were installed in the planter, the 4th of July bin needed a good going through for other impromptu decor. 
More flags yielded the inspiration for the tablescape. 

As I began to layer the china, I wondered how the dish dresser would look with Blue Willow.

Oh my. I love it. 

Bless Crepe Myrtle. A summer bloomer even when it is sweltering. 

I find that most dinner guests are confused by chargers but I love them. 

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  1. Your house is looking just fabulous!

  2. Hurrah for the red, white, and blue, Katie! Love the blue willow and those blue striped placemats are calling my name. Source for placemats?

    Happy 4th,


    1. I made the placemats out of ticking from Hobby Lobby.

  3. This is so pretty, Katie...especially along with your lovely hutch dishes!

  4. Your house looks all ready to celebrate the 4th! Your dishes are beautiful and your entrance, very inviting!! Enjoy the holiday!! We are stretching this Independence Day out all week!!!

  5. Your table is perfect for the 4th, love your blue white transferware, I have collected it over 40 years !!!!! yes 40

  6. It all looks so pretty together, Katie. I have those same goblets (I forget their name!). I love your mix of dishes.

  7. Katie, that was such an easy fix for marital harmony ! I am curious why you call the hutch and buffet a 'dish dresser' Love the blue willow dishes and those white chargers.

  8. Katie,
    Love your Patriotic tablescape!! Your dishes are lovely!! I just acquired a few mugs in this pattern!
    Thanks for visiting! hope you are enjoying the Holiday!

  9. It's so festive, Katie! I know you'll have a lovely fourth with that table!

  10. Love the crock on the porch Katie! You really have a beautiful collection of Blue Willow and I love it in the hutch as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. I'm glad to see that your mind works like mine! The table looks great! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

  12. Katie, it all looks festive. Love the crock and your pretty Blue Willow collection! I was late to pull out my red, white, and blue this summer. I got it out the week of Memorial Day. I leave it out all summer, and joke that it looks like an Uncle Sam Convention around here,