Monday, July 1, 2013

a simple patriotic table setting


We’re getting ready to head out of town to celebrate our anniversary but when I saw these ruby red carnations and white mums in the grocery store I couldn’t resist them. I immediately wanted to show you how to do a pretty 4th of July table using these inexpensive flowers as my inspiration.


I brought the flowers home, laid them on my kitchen island and went and pulled out the coke bottles I used for centerpieces at Patrick’s graduation party a few years back.


Then I cut a runner using pinking shears on some red and white ticking I already had. I’d originally bought the fabric for a pillow-I-never-made and I thought it would go perfectly on a casual table.


I brought out the napkins I’ve used at Christmas—they’re red with white stitching…


I cut up some paper towel rolls and made these cute firecracker place cards-party favors for the table. If you missed this post you can click HERE to see how I made these.


I tied last year’s ribbon on a lantern from the bookshelf and bought a few 50 cent flags to slip into a couple bottles…









I think my favorite thing about this table is the red and white ticking with these flowers…


I just can’t stop smiling when I see them inside the coke bottles.

What do you think?

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wishing you a safe and wonderful holiday

God Bless America!



I’m partying with these friends:



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michele said...

loving the timelessness of the ticking but my fav is the coke bottle vases.

have a wonderful holiday.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a fun tablescape, Leslie! I am so inspired by your festive and thrifty ideas...perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Just adorable!

Leslie said...

LOVE the coke bottles!! and those carnations are sweet:) The table looks great Leslie and I like the lantern (I have similar ones:) Our anniversary is the 3rd (3100 ..ops.. 31 years!) We are taking off Wednesday. One more work day and we are off for a long weekend:)

Your kitchen looks so pretty!

Linda said...

The red and white ticking is my fav...
Mind you I love the old coke bottles.
I remember them coming out of a coke machine so cold....

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Great minds think alike! I just ironed my red & white table runner and brought out my vintage soda bottle to add to a shelf in the dining room. :)

Your table looks beautiful!!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Adorable...especially the Coke bottles, so cute :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh how pretty! I especially love the coke bottles too! And something as simple as ribbon on a lantern makes all the difference! I always love your attention to detail! Have a wonder 4th celebration!

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

SUCH a beautiful table setting- perfect for an outdoor simple celebration. I just love it and love your style. Looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Great tablescape and I love the idea of ticking as a runner. How fun. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Art and Sand said...

Your table is perfect.

We don't decorate our own table for the 4th because our street has a BBQ for everyone and anyone right on the beach. I am making my homemade chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches.

Happy Anniversary

The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy said...

You a amazing! I love the coke bottles. I must say I don't celebrate Italian national day, or even Australian national day, anymore! Though I always feel a twinge on 14th July if I'm in Paris. Does that make sense? Xcat

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Perfectly patriotic. Love those litte firecrackers. Have a wonderful 4th.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


I hope that you have a wonderful trip to celebrate your anniversary!

I love the tablescape! So timeless, easy and fun.

Thank you also for your email, it is so nice to meet kindred spirits thru blogs.

Have a safe holiday!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

I LOVE the simplicity of your tablescape! The red carnations and white mums are so charming in the coke bottles. Thanks for sharing!

Soliloquy of Food said...

Just lovely!! I especially like the coke bottles :) Now following you back on BL, thanks!
Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

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