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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July Last Minute Dollar Store Tablescape

Fourth of July Last Minute Dollar Store Tablescape

Exciting New!  Tomorrow we are doing our FIRST Blog Hop here at One More Time
I have the pleasure of sharing this hop with the lovely Monica from Decorating Insanity.
Don't forget to come back and link up!  We would love to see what you have to share! 
Hi, I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!  We originally didn't plan on doing anything for the 4th,  since it was in the middle of the week and 4am comes way too soon for me, but plans changed and my in laws came out for a BBQ.  I love spending time with them we always have such a great time together!   I didn't find out  until Monday night that they were coming.   I didn't have any decorations so I quickly visited the Dollar Tree on my way home Tuesday.  I picked up some red, white and blue square plates and some wire star garland and then searched the house for some red, white or blue anything to create this tablescape.  So,  for a total of $10.00 I was able to decorate a little bit for the 4th of July.

The denim tablecloth is a curtain panel I had, it was left with the house when we moved in.  I washed them and for some reason I kept them...now I know why.  I remembered I had them so I quickly pulled them out and cut off the tabs and decided to use it as a table cloth. 

Remember the flowers I took off the grapevine wreath I used for the new Hanging Bird Bath?  Well I found a use for them today.  With the Wire Garland I twisted it around some small flag picks and white flowers and tied it all together with the tabs I cut of the curtain panels.


I had the Coca-Cola crate and 2 liter bottles, nothing says All American than Coca-Cola right?
I placed some white paper plates (who wants to spend most of their time in the kitchen washing dishes? Not Me!) onto the square plates and I added some small dessert cups with blue trim in the middle.  Plastic silverware was wrapped in red napkins and tied with some of the wire star garland



Cranberry drink with blueberries

The Coca-Cola crate and bottles served as the center piece I add some small flag picks, denim tabs and the rest of the white flowers.
 
 Metal Star basket was found at thrift store. It was silver, I just painted it white and wrapped some more of the wire star garland around the top.


The star cut out mirror coasters were given to me from my Aunt this week,  perfect timing!

So... here is what you can create in one day at the last minute with things you may have laying around the house and with a few items from the Dollar Store and Thrift Store! 
 
 
 I made this fruit salad and at the last minute decided to try and decorate it for the 4th by adding Blueberries in a shape of a star topped with a marshmallow cut into a shape of a star dipped into the cranberry drink to give it a somewhat red color. 


Again, hope you all enjoyed your 4th!  I originally was going to post something else, but I really wanted to share my 4th  with you all and share what can be done for those last minute tablescapes.

TTFN
Tammy

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22 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I love it!

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  2. Hi Tammy, Very nice job at the last minute! I especially love the garland with the flowers and flags wrapped in! Linda

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  3. Love your Coke crate. Perfect color and darling table!

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  4. Loving your last minute red, white and blue tablescape with touches of Americana...you did a wonderful job! The Coca Cola crate with the bottles make a fabulous centerpiece and carries the theme so well. Lovely way to use the denim curtain panel and the star-mirror coasters are perfect for this lovely table. Yummy fruit salad:) Thanks for the inspiration and and for your sweet comment on my garden party. Happily following you back through Linky Followers. Have a wonderful day!~Poppy

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  5. That's what it's all about. Pulling out things you already have and making them work. You did it wonderfully!!

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  6. I am loving your centerpiece idea!! So Americana!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog!

    Karin

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  7. I like it all. My fave is your lst minute fruit salad decoration. Easy, quick and looks like a lot of thought.

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  8. Thank you so much everyone! :) you all know how to make a person feel good!

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  9. Wonderful what a million dollars can do! It's beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  10. Oh my gosh! What a creative table setting Tammy! All the perfect colors for the 4th of July or just summertime.
    Thank you for your lovely comment.
    Hugs Rosemary...

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  11. Love your last minute dollar store tablescape. I got a few patriotic things there too along with some thrift store finds. I'm a new follower :)

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  12. Wow! You did great! Love you centerpiece and salad....how fun!

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  13. Very pretty table. Great job to pull it all together last minute, it is very all American :) Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Good centerpiece ideas with the coke display. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. You have shown that it only takes a little imagination to create a fun table.

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  16. You did a GREAT job! The fruit salad looks good too. Am wondering about the mirror coasters....did she make them?

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  17. Thank you Designs by Pinky for commenting and asking about the mirror coasters...No she did not make them... I believe her husband got them as a promotion gift.

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  18. Hi, Tammy. This is my first visit to your blog via Tablescape Thursday. You did a good job of pulling together a festive table with little notice! Sometimes we can be our most creative when we're under the gun with precious little time and/or money. It makes us dig really deep into the creative recesses of our brains!!! :-) The Coke crate and bottles are super all-American, so they work perfectly. Cute what you did with the garland around the napkins! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  19. such a festive table - love how you adorned with those flowers - such a fabulous idea! thank you for linking up to this past weeks garden party! look forward to seeing you again next week! xoxo, tracie

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  20. Great job! The Coke crate just made the whole table look so festive. Great ideas!

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  21. Super cute table for the 4th! Easy and affordable...great job!

    I'm a new follower :)

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  22. Hi, I've been out of town but I wanted to hop over and tell you how cute your tablescape was. Thanks for sharing it with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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