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At Craftbaby, we thought we’d piece together a festive, patriotic tablescape for ya. We know it’s the day-of, but it would be weird if we did like a Halloween how-to or just ignored that it was July 4th altogether. So let’s celebrate this day together!
It was total serendipity (read: we’re not that good) – we were about to break out the boring old cafeteria-style table for this shoot when this fabulous dresser on my neighbor’s curb caught our eye. The neighbor thought it was funny we wanted his grandmother’s trash. We thought it was funny he was throwing it out.
Here’s the breakdown.
That might sound a bit expensive. But let’s take a moment here and just talk this through. If you’re anything like us, you HATE to waste – and you take any opportunity to return (eh-hem, cough) lightly-used items to the store. So, when we take that into consideration, let’s knock off about $20. Now, don’t forget, we got about 5 days worth of dessert here too… and a pretty, patriotic flower arrangement that will make Liz’s 99-year-old aunt VERY happy since she doesn’t have to water it.
So let’s take a deep breath and check out that beautiful set-up again:
If you’re out there right now soaking up the sun, drinking margaritas – or some other cool summer drink – snacking your heart and out spending quality time with your family, more power to you. When you do find your way back here, tell us about your July 4th adventures. See any awesome hostess ideas? Did you do your own tablescape, or see a great one out somewhere?
But we did have a great time.
Here are some pictures of our Thanksgiving Festivities.
Travis got me the flowers last weekend so they worked out well in the center of the table.
The turkey worked well now. I bought some small real pumpkins and scattered them. I bought fake acorns and scattered them and everyone thought they were real. Had my candles and then also glittered some more small pumpkins.
My whole family left on Saturday but Travis’ family stayed an extra day. We all headed to the movies Saturday and then Sunday morning headed up to Louisville to our favorite store Tickled Pink before they headed home. We got some stuff there so I will share what we got with you guys later.
I was planning on getting all my Christmas decorations up yesterday but that didn’t happen! At all! I only cleaned the house a little and got all my fall stuff put away. My house is full of the boxes with my decorations in it so that is my mission today! Have to get started on it, especially since my Holiday Open House party starts Wednesday, which I hope you will join me for!!
So I hope you guys had a fun filled Thanksgiving with all your loved ones!
I also hope that you got more Christmas decorating done then I did!
Holiday Open House Party starts Wednesday! Open your house and show us your decorations!
Catch a Glimpse party will be back on Thursday as well so hope you have some fun stuff to link up! 🙂
-Red square plates- gift from my sister for xmas one year, from Kohls
-White plates- my white salad plates from my big box set from Linen n’ Things when they were going out of business
-Star plates- Target for $1.50
-Blue napkins- Target
-White Tablecloth- Target
-Silverware- our everyday set
-Glitter stars- Target dollar section
-Blue and Red Tins- Target Dollar section
-Am. Flags- Target Dollar Section
-Vase- one I had
-American Flag centerpiece- Is actually a wreath I got at Hobby Lobby 30% off
-Wine glasses- got as gift for our wedding- from Kohls
Linking up to:
Between Naps on the Porch: Tablescape Thursday
Hope you enjoyed my first attempt. A bit casual but we don’t normally do things up very often so it fits us well.
Linking up to Between Naps on the Porch: 95th Tablescape Thursday