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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tablescape/Thrifty Thurs. - Happy 4th of July

Thanks to the wonderful Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting another Tablescape Thurs, and thanks also to Leigh @ Tales From Bloggeritaville for hosting Thrifty Thursdays. Be sure to check out both blogs for some wonderful eye candy and gorgeous treasures.

I don't have a lot of red, but I pulled together a few things for a 4th of July table. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. God Bless America!!!

Rooster - Ross several yrs. ago.
Chicken Wire Cloche - Ross last yr.
Placemats - Dollar Tree
Blue Haystack Dessert Plates - Goodwill
White Salad Plate - Big Lots
Blue Churchill England Willow Dinner Plates - Goodwill
White Chargers - Penny's
Blue Napkins - Goodwill
Napkin Rings - Big Lots
Pierced tealight holders - Walgreens
White tealight saucers - Dollar Tree
Blue Goblets - Goodwill
Milkglass Goblets - Goodwill

Sorry I havn't been making all the rounds. We just got back from vacation and now we have our precious 18 yr. old grandson visiting. Lots of cooking and trying to fill him up and lots of playing. Such a pleasure to have him here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you all have a very safe, fun and happy 4th.


  1. That is a darling red, white and blue tablescape for the 4th, honey!!! Ooooh, I just love the red/white check ribbon with the rooster. You're fantastic, chick!!!

  2. I think it's lovely. I have been trying to collect a little bit of red myself for July.

  3. We totally excuse you THIS time for not visiting all us....your family come first. Enjoy your precious time with your grandson. Happy 4th to you and your family. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love it Marty! The red, white and blue is perfect!

    Happy 4th!


  5. Hi Marty! I love your patriotic table. Love the mixing of your patterns and that Rooster just makes the table!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelai ;)

  6. That chicken wire cloche is SO great! Your table looks festive and friendly, as well as elegant. I really need some blue glasses at MY house!

  7. Your red, white and blue table turned out very pretty! I saw a couple of roosters in the 80% off section today at HL, but did not indulge. :)
    Can you actually fill up a teenage boy ?!? :D

  8. Marty-It's perfect! And the rooster just says it perfectly. I love those chargers and have looked for them at Penney's. I couldn't find them :(. Have a happy 4th!

  9. Very very nice. Love the rooster and lantern as center piece.

  10. Hi Marty,
    Love your red, white and blue table and the rooster is so perfect!
    I really love that rooster!
    Enjoy the 4th and enjoy your time with your grandson too!
    Hugs to you,

  11. I have the same Blue Willow plates...bought mine through Fry's grocery store promotion about 15 years ago. I also have a large set of the HayStack and Winterscene plates...they are from Currier and to use them at Thanksgiving time too. I also have the milk glass white water goblets too! Love your setting and thrifty finds.

  12. Great red, white and blue table and Happy Fourth to you too, Marty.

  13. Such a cute table! I love the roosters! ~Smiles~ Nancy

  14. It's just lovely--a little red goes a long way.

  15. Marty,
    This is so sweet! I just love that cloche. Goodness I wish I could find one :0) Your touches of red are just perfect!

  16. How many of us in blogland bought those Churchill dishes from the grocery store years ago before blogging? I still use and love them everyday. I wish I had the milk glass goblets to go with mine. Love them. Have a joyous 4th. Sally

  17. beautiful table setting! Happy fourth of July! Hope you have a great holiday and enjoy your grandson!

  18. Very pretty! I like how you used the traditional colours to create the theme rather than using actual themed pieces! Very creative and shows us we can use what we have on hand!


  19. Oh, I really like your red, white and blue tablescape. I don't have much red either and I've been wondering what to do. I recently bought red and white placemats because I liked its pattern, so thanks for the inspiration.

    You are so creative with those cloches. I love how you decorated this one. I did not know what a cloche was until I saw your cloche party last year, so I bought a few and look forward to joining the party this year.

    All the Best,


  20. I really like this! Love the rooster with the chicken wire cloche!

    Marty, don't worry about trying to keep up with replies, just enjoy your grandson being there with you, everybody understands! You are the best at replying, and you deserve to take a break sometimes!



  21. I am always inspired and encouraged whenever I visit your blog. Inspired because you give me so many lovely ideas. Encouraged because many of your items are from Ross, Dollar Tree, and Goodwill...stores that are more in my budget than Macy's or Dillards.

    My mom has those same white goblets. She doesn't use them...they're packed away in a box...maybe I should ask if I could have them.

    Anyhow, enjoy your grandson!!


  22. I like how you used the different patterns of blue dinnerware for your table setting, Marty. What a fun table for the 4th. As always, you set a great table. Enjoy your grandson's visit.
    hugs, Sue

  23. your table is sooo pretty!!! Love the roster and the cloche!

  24. Perfect and patriotic! Happy Independence Day, Marty!..Christine

  25. You did a great job pulling your red, white and blues together.
    Love the rooster, too.

  26. Marty, your tablesettings are always exceptional, as is everything you do! Lovely!
    But then I am partial to your blog. I don't get here as often as I would like either, but just know I love your blog and have for a long time!!

  27. Beautiful table Marty! I love your goblets-Happy 4th!

  28. Love your Red,White,&Blue table scape! I am still in love with your white dishs the most! However, I do like your blue goblet very much as well. Very cute centerpiece too! Happy 4th!

  29. Girl! You have some good finds there from Goodwill!

    It all looks very patriotic!
    Happy Independence Day! Celebrate your Freedom Marty!

    Love, Dana and Daisy

  30. I like the blue dishes so much with your other things. Enjoy that grandson! Happy 4th!

  31. I love your centerpiece, and I can't believe you got the milkglass goblets at GW. I'll be on the lookout. Wonderful table. Happy Fourth!

  32. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

  33. gosh.. thats so purdy~! love that Mr. Rooster joined in on the festivities..

    Happy 4th to you and yours

  34. Hi Marty,
    You certainly found enough red to pull together a festive, patriotic table! Nicely done, as always. Glad your grandson's there with you. Hope you and yours have a wonderful 4th!

    Warmest regards,

  35. You always have such beautiful tablescapes! Have a great 4th!


  36. Happy 4th sweet Marty, enjoy your grandson. I have both of mine with me for a couple of days, nothing like it!!Hugs Kathysue

  37. Oh how pretty Marty! I love the blue and white with red...
    Your tablescapes are always so beautiful!

  38. Very pretty red, white and blue table!
    Have a great weekend, Marty.

  39. While visiting your table, I re-read your profile. Can't believe you have a great grandchild. You CAN'T be old enough. You must have had your first child @ 12. LOL! Have a happy 4th!

  40. This is just the right table to celebrate with your grandson a wonderful 4th of July. Wish you happy days.
    Greetings, Johanna

  41. Marty I love your design!! Really Beautiful!! Perfect for the fourth!!

    Art by Karena

  42. Hi Marty, This is a wonderful tablescape for the 4th. I love the wire cloche with the little mouse..just adorable.
    xo, Sherry

  43. You have such a talent for setting an inviting table...I have no eye for this!! I see your Summer Cloche Party on your side bar, fun!! I just recently found a couple and love them, I'll be back to see what people do with theirs! Janell

  44. Have fun with your grandson! What a wonderful 4th of July table you've set -- wishing you a star spangled day!

  45. Wow, that chicken wire cloche is my favorite. Did it come that way or did you make it. Have a great weekend.

  46. Oh I got lucky and was able to score that same beautiful rooster this year at Ross! :)