Okay, y’all, I know this is a break from my standard “Four Things Friday” post, but I wanted to share the great tablescape my mom and I created for our Fourth of July celebration.
The Fourth of July is my second favorite holiday (Christmas is my first…duh!), and I love the red, white, and blue color scheme that symbolizes our nation and her birthday! In this tablescape, I used a lot of navy and white with very few red accents (the only red came from the tomatoes in the basket and the red, white, and blue striped ribbon around the Mason jars).
First, the tablecloths were used at my brother’s high school graduation party about five years ago, so we dug them out and used them again! Having them slanted diagonally really made for an eye-catching display. The square blue chargers were from Goodwill for a whopping $3.06 a plate.
We already had the white plates, the silver, and the Mason jars (who doesn’t love to put flowers in a Mason jar or sip sweet tea from one?) The napkins are actually bandanas that were purchased from Hobby Lobby for $1.99 a piece, but since we bought them the day before the Fourth, we received an additional 30% off!
The pewter vases were the same ones I used for Savana’s baby shower in June (purchased at Goodwill). I cut white carnations into low bunches and used them as our centerpieces. I really love the way the carnations look with their big blooms because they remind me of exploding fireworks.
The baskets were also $3.06 at Goodwill. The navy blue ribbon (which isn’t visible here), can be removed and replaced with any color or printed ribbon you would like for another occasion (I’m thinking a mint green for Easter time). The red tomatoes served as both a still life and as an ingredient in our Caprese salad we later enjoyed at dinner.