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Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Red White & Blue Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I recently went to Sur La table. Of course, bargain hunter that I am, I headed straight for the sale racks.  I found four of these shirt striped placemats and four red napkins to bring home with me.
Red White & Blue Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
I used rattan chargers under my Moda Home melamine plates.
Red White & Blue Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
In case someone gets patriotic and wants to sing the Star Spangled Banner during the meal, I tucked a flag into each napkin ring, so we could wave them in the air.

Red White & Blue Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Red wine stems and cobalt goblets serve the liquids at two of the place settings.

Red White & Blue Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

At the other two place settings, I used cobalt wine stems. I only have three of the red stems and three of the cobalt stems. A bargain hunter often finds an odd number in a set, because they are less expensive when one gets broken and is no longer a full set.

Red White & Blue Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Are you familiar with Dirt Cheap stores? (Doesn't that sound like a store where I'd shop?) I found a bouquet of these red striped flowers on the twenty-five cent table at Dirt Cheap. I cut the blooms apart and put one in each of three milk bottles. The wire basket was a purchase a few years ago. It held three flower pots with faux rose buds. 

Red White & Blue Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Can you see the red glass "jewel" in the center of the flower? Isn't that fun?
Red White & Blue Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I hear that the Farmers Almanac has predicted rain for the Fourth of July this year. I sure hope they got it wrong this time. 

Thanks for dropping in for a visit. Now, let's all sing the Star Spangled Banner together. (I'll just wave my flag. Believe me, you do not want me to sing.)

This post is partying with  Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


Angelina at Petite Haus said...

At first glance I thought those flowers in the centerpiece were fireworks! This is so fun and patriotic!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I also went to Sur La Table! I'm impressed their products! Those flowers are so cute- and quite the bargain! I looked at the long term forecast and we may be having rain too. Perhaps it will be brief and move on. Let's hope!

Jewel Sauls said...

Love it Laurie and I also thought those flowers had a fireworks look to them! Also loved your Red, White and Blue Mantle!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Dirt Cheap is one of my favorite stores! Love the placemats and napkins...they look great together. Perfect table for the holiday!

Lanita Anderson said...

Love your bargain hunter patriotic tablescape!! I've never heard of the Dirt Cheap store, but it sounds like a fun place to shop! Thanks for sharing....
Happy 4th!

Sarah said...

Laurie, the new linens are perfect for the 4th. Great find! All of my patriotic things are packed in boxes in storage. ;-( Fun to see your table! The red striped flowers are fun too.
Happy 4th! Hope it's dry for you.


So pretty and so simple. Check out mine too! Have a great day.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very pretty Laurie. The table is fun, colorful and so patriotic. I know your posts are also being stolen by that thief. I hope you are reporting him as well. I have tweeted to his managing team @RoundTeam, filed complaints with Godaddy and more.

Candy S said...

Laurie, Very pretty! And patriotic too! I love the red check border on the Moda Home Melamine plates, they look so good with the blue striped ticking and the new red napkins. I have already pinned a few pictures on my Fourth of July Board.