Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fourth of July Table Tops - table top Thursday, early!

One week I'm right on with Table Top Thursday, on week I'm late and now I'm's a process. Any whooooo, this week is coming early to throw some ideas and inspiration out for July 4th celebrations.  Here's what I've been working on the last few days.
Using all the traditional colors, flags, etc... But I love mixing patterns (who doesn't) so why not mix it up for the Fourth. The "placemats" are not wrapping paper (this time) but are those hanging pinwheel fan thingys, found at Hobby Lobby in the holiday and party supplies sections. 
I bought the chalkboards at the dollar store yearsssssss ago (about fifteen of them, they were a $1). They have been so useful so many times, grab a chalkpen and have some fun. 
I love the look of the bamboo flatware. If you see a great/good deal on gold bamboo flatware give me shout. It's on my must have list. Because gold bamboo flatware is a MUST HAVE. 
Navy monogrammed linen napkins because something had to be monogrammed, right?
Polka dots! 
Generally we attend a parade Fourth of July and it's long and adorable. So a snack and cool drinks are a must. Let me honest if I can find a reason to pack a fun treat I'm going to!  
All closed up with napkin and cutlery on top. The polka dotted boxed where out at Valentine's Day and I bough them on sale knowing July 4th would be here in a flash and they would be perfect (i do that at Christmas also). To not forget what I purchased in a off season, I put said items in a holiday drawer in my work room. It's a draw for things I buy off season for any holiday.  Makes sense, right??
Closer look, dang that's a crap bow. Some days I can't tie a knot. 
Inside is blue gingham waxed paper with individual bowls of treats: finger sandwiches, chopped tomatoes, sliced radishes and watermelon (apparently a very red diet). 

What would a Table Top Thursday post on a Wednesday be without some wrapping paper.
Once again the placemats are wrapping paper I cut and bought during Christmas. 
That glasses with the gold stripes are from Hobby Lobby (recently)! I've got to get some more. They are nice. I'm kind of loving them. 
The picks in the bow are both intended for cupcakes...rules are made to be broken. 
 I actually am very happy with the three different looks and it's hard for me because I'm not wild about red. I don't dislike it but I'm not naturally drawn to it. 

   It's been a hard week over here but better days are ahead. No one goes without struggles once in a while. We will celebrate the struggles and success of our country on Saturday. It's a part of life and growth.

Have a wonderful 4th.

Love and Limes,

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