Happy July 4th Eve and welcome to my Independence Day Table. It truly does not take a lot to create a fun tablescape or at least not when you love tables. I may or may not have a excessive collection of “tablescape” paraphernalia that I can pull out. Before you ask storage is not yet a problem, but I do have a big house for only two of us. Once the kids all leave trust me it takes no time to fill the empty rooms. It’s a bit of an oxymoron to use the term ” Empty Nester” because we fill the nest with stuff quickly. Those commercials are not lies, as soon as you go Mom and Dad are planning how to utilize your space. Am I right?
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Independence Day and Canada
OK enough about how I can easily fill my house with stuff, lots of stuff, let’s discuss tables for just a moment. Growing up and living close to the border I have always been fascinated with the US of A. Fun fact did you know that 90%, trust me that number is that large, live within 100 KM’s of the US Border. How crazy is that? But it totally explains why so many of us grew up crossing the borders frequently. Even today I think nothing of getting up on a Saturday and driving to Ogdensburg or even Watertown just to browse. OK totally a lie not to browse to actually shop. Hello Target and Price Choppers.
Funny story, I once got stopped at the border because Canadian Customs could not believe we had just gone for a drive and all I purchased was a bag of swedish fish. Totally true story though. They have these ginormous bags of Swedish Fish for only $5.97 so why not right? Now that I have totally digressed from my tablescape lets get back on track shall we.
Independence Day Table
July 1st Canada’s Birthday and July 4th just flow from each other so lucky for me the red and white is a great base. I get to create the perfect Canada Day Table and then quickly switch to July 4th. An Independence Day table made easy with the addition of blue and thanks to Target. This table is thanks to my USA shopping in May where I managed to pick up the cutest wine glasses at Target as well as Napkins, coasters and straws.
The addition of USA Flags replacing my Maple Leafs worked perfectly in my white peonies. Easy trick, if you cannot find flowers Red, white and Blue Tissue Paper also create a beautiful centrepiece. I also was able to add some blue tulle to my mini milk bottles and add fun straws to really create a festive table. Look around your home, gather red, white and blue pieces. Keep on eye out during the year for off season straws and napkins. I find always grabbing the paper products out of season is a quick and inexpensive way to change your table.
Place cards were made with red felt but if I had more time I would probably create little flags instead.
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Happy July 4th, as you celebrate your Independence Day, snap a shot of your picnic or table and tag me. I would love to see your Patriotic settings. @alabouroflife and I will be sure to check it out.
You can also head to Target and check out their July 4th Party supplies, but hurry it’s almost time to partay.