Good Monday Morning!
This week is one of those weird weeks where there is a holiday right in the middle. I think this is a pretty good excuse for taking the whole week off – don’t you? I would say I wish I was at the beach, but with this heat, my vote is for Iceland.
Sadly, the Smith’s are not going anywhere. Well – some of the Smith’s anyway. One daughter is going to the beach with a friend and my son is going to the lake with a friend. I am pretty sure that the six of us have not been under the same roof once this summer. I guess God is getting me ready for when they leave the nest. This will come up quicker than I can imagine and I am dreading it!
Today’s post is about a 4th of July Tablescape. My Mom sent me a picture of her table for July and I fell in love. This woman could make garbage look good on a table. It is amazing how she can just gather up some things she was collecting and were laying around the basement – put them in a grouping on the table and WA-LA …. centerpiece.
My Mom lives in Minnesota so I couldn’t be there to take pictures so I want to thank my adorable sister-in-law for taking the pictures and sending them to me!
Isn’t she so cute? She makes my brother insanely happy! Just a side note … who is the crazy photo bomber in this picture?
Anyway …check out this table … Hold on tight … you will be blown away.
Where do I begin? I think with the incredible grouping of old thermos’ in the middle. What a cool idea!!
I love this old Campbell’s Soup thermos and … it is the right colors!
Don’t have the top to a thermos? No biggie … just stick a couple flags in it!
To the left of the grouping of thermos’ is an old wire basket with a geranium. Loving the glasses with the red swirl … kinda looks like the “trail” of a sparkler!
This grouping is to the right. Where did she get that awesome plaid old lunchbox? I’m going to have to find that out. I could do a lot of things with that sucker. So loving the old Scrabble tiles by the plant. Mom … you kill me! So super cute!
These little wreaths tied onto the back of the chairs have a funny little story that go with them. My mom was down here in Atlanta visiting. We went to one of our favorite shops that also has a cafe – it is called Scottsdale Farms and it is incredible! It is really a nursery, but they built this huge barn in the middle and added a shop and cafe. Anyway … these wreaths were hanging on the back of the chairs in the cafe. There was no way Mom was leaving without them. We asked to buy them – they agreed and we literally untied them right off the chairs.
I definitely think it was worth it … they look awesome. The best part is they could be used for any season with a different ribbon. I always wonder what my Dad thinks when he see stuff like this and realizes he will be eating on a TV tray for the month of July. ??
Another look … it is just that good!
How does she think of these things? I hope that when I grow up I am still this creative!
This little take-home goodie is on each plate. An American Flag to wave at the parade, a box of sparklers for evening fun and Mom’s version of a cherry bomb (much safer). Who wouldn’t want to come over for a BBQ at Mom’s house and get to take home these goodies? Oh – and she makes a mean potato salad!!
For the kids and the “kids at heart” – each table setting has a butterfly that lights up and changes color! Oooooh!
The details are stunning! Red lantern, patriotic candles and a green plant.
I hope you find the time to take in all in. The dinnerware, table runner, even the tied up silverware.
Y’all have two days to get your table together … Ha! I’m just putting out my flag on my porch and calling it a happy day!
See you tomorrow for Teach Me Tuesday! Have a wonderful Monday!
Hope your life is more sparkler heaven than photo bomb havoc!
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