Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fourth of July

It's time once again for Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.  People across the USA will be enjoying outdoor activities and picnics to celebrate the Fourth, but here in central Texas, we will be celebrating INDOORS where it's not 100+ degrees.  My table is very simple -- just some stars, some stripes, and a wee bit of tinsel to add some festivity.

Here's a 360-degree tour of my dining room, starting with the view from the entryway:


Moving counter-clockwise around the table, here's the view toward the sideboard:


Moving around to the hostess' end of the table, you can see the entryway and the old green cabinet we bought as newlyweds to hold wedding gifts.


One last turn brings us to this view.  Why, yes, we DO have a piano in the dining room.  Doesn't everyone?  We moved it into the dining room when we needed more room for seating in the living room, and it has worked out pretty well.  Things get a little crowded when we add the table leaf for large gatherings, but we make it work.


For the Fourth, though, we'll just have four around the table.  Here's a view down the table from the host's seat.


You'll no doubt recognize my new favorite lantern seen in recent tablescapes, this time with a little red and blue tinsel inside.  You've also seen the Georgian-Ruby glassware recently. Here's a closer look at both:


The placesetting includes a navy and white plaid placemat (Kohl's), a white dinner plate, red salad plate, and a cobalt blue Fiesta fruit bowl.  White napkins from my mother-in-law are tied with striped ribbon to add a festive touch.  The flatware is our everyday stainless, Towle Beaded Antique.


Happy Fourth of July, y'all!  Thanks for visiting, and check out all the other tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch. 




43 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! I like the table alot -- and believe me, as a misplaced Texan I completely understand the indoor July 4th celebration.

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  2. Tricia, less is definitely more, love your table. I am with you...staying indoors is going to be so much more comfortable! Have a great weekend.

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  3. Very nice! I love your ruby goblets, and how fun to have a piano-enjoy! :@)

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  4. Awww, Tricia...so bold & graphic with such clean lines! I love it & the DARLING lantern you used for your centerpiece. Wish I'd thought of that!!!

    Your dining room is so classy looking...very nice scene, indeed. Staying inside there couldn't be nicer.

    Have a Happy 4th of July!
    The Gazebo House

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  5. How pretty - and you are all set for some "dinner music" as well. Beautiful dining setting.

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  6. I loved how you did the photography for this tablescape. You really gave us a great view of the whole room. I never thought I wanted glassware that was anything but clear but I have seen too many pretty things, including your glasses. We'll be inside too. Stay cool!

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  7. I love those placemats and that red lantern! It's so pretty at your place.. great job. And although we've hooked up the misters outside and it might rain, we might just have to "nest" inside ourselves.

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  8. Very pretty! Love your placemats!

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  9. Beautiful, patriotic table! Silverware is looking pretty straight! :-)
    I love the piano in the dining room. You can have entertainment for dinner.

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  10. Tricia, I love your patriotic table and the way you did photos of it, very good shots. The simplicity is what brings that tablesetting just to a sophisticated clearness. Love the patriotic placemats.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  11. Very nice! I like all combination of R,W & B, especially those glasses and the placemats. The ribbon on the napkin just "makes" it!
    Happy 4th to you!

    DD

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  12. Those Georgian Ruby glasses just speak to me. What a delightful table. All of the colors are just beautiful and the lantern is great.

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  13. So pretty...and festive!! I love the ribbons used for napkin rings...they really are a great finishing touch!

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  14. Lovely patriotic table, Tricia, and you know what else I like? Your green cabinet!..Christine

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  15. I love the plaid placemat and your red glasses! We've cooled down a little here in Virginia but July 4th is supposed to be in the low 90's. We'll be eating inside too. Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

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  16. I am enjoying all the RWandB tables this week! Love those red goblets! Thanks for visiting! Love, ~Nana~

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  17. Pretty setting. Love your placemats!

    Happy 4th. July.
    Hugs
    Charo

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  18. Fantastic. Love the bold colors and patriotic theme.

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  19. Very lovely table, and thanks for the tour of your dining room. :)
    D

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  20. This is the perfect patriotic setting! And...I think the piano is exactly where all piano's should be. :) In the dining room!

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  21. A very pretty table! Just love your ruby glasses. I enjoyed the tour of your dining room...so pretty. Have a Happy 4th!

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  22. So glad to finally see the piano placement and figure out how that works after the shift from the living room. Oh, and the table setting looks very cheerful and celebratory, too!

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  23. I'm a Texas girl too, so I know what you mean about the heat. Love your table-it's very festive and the lantern in the middle is really cute. Happy Fourth!

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  24. Tricia, Your table is very pretty. I like how you layered the red, white and blue plates and bowls - the ribbon as napkin holder looks great and the red goblets add a great pop of red. Nice centerpiece, too.
    Blessings, Beth

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  25. Looks fantastic! I love the tinsel in the your red lantern! Our red plates look very similiar, don't they! Your placemats and red goblets are wonderful too! Thanks for visiting and your sweet commets! Happy 4th!

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

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

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  27. I love your patriotic tablescape! I have a similar red lantern that I'm hoping to use in a tablescape soon. I like the idea of putting some fun stuff in them, and I'm thinking shells. Have a happy 4th!

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  28. Ahhh, this is a lovely holiday table.
    Now, I will be on a search for some of those BEAUTIFUL red goblets..Love 'em!
    I am your newest follower. Come by when you can.:)
    xo bj

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  29. Very nice patriotic table! Love the piano in the dining room - you can be entertained as you dine!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  30. Love it all....great idea with the red lantern in the middle as a centerpiece!!!!!

    And I think your blog title is hysterical!!!!!

    It makes me smile every time I see it!

    Hugs, Lana

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  31. What a fantastic Fourth of July Tablescape!
    Dee Dee

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  32. Oh I love this beautifu tablescape. The lantern is just perfect. All of your dishes are fabulous and just perfect for the 4th. I think using the ribbon for napkin rings is so creative. Just perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  33. What a great way to celebrate the 4th! such a patriotic setting....LOVE it. You're red goblets sure are pretty.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  34. Simplistic beauty! Great job!

    I also like your cane back chairs!

    Katherine

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  35. Tricia, how great that you have space in your d.r. for that beautiful piano. Your tablescape is so festive. Love the red lantern. Your d.r. is beautiful. laurie

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  36. You always surprise me!! Another gorgeous table! LOVE the red glass, and your everyday flatware too. Love the piano! Thanks for stopping by and have a great 4th!

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  37. I saw your red lantern in a couple of other posts. I liked it previously, but I was waiting to see the lantern make its star appearance for the 4th of July ~ all dressed up in tinsel. Your Georgian-Ruby glassware is gorgeous. Happy Independence Day!

    All the Best,

    Requi

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  38. What a great table...are you sure you don't have room for some more there. I love your placemats and the goblets are just so great! Joni

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  39. Very nice, Tricia! I love that you have a piano in your dining room! Do you play?

    Hope you and yours have a very happy (cool, indoor) 4th!

    Regards,
    Bill

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  40. Tricia, I absolutely love the name of your blog so I had to follow! How fortunate you are to have a baby grand. I would put it anywhere it wanted to be. You probably use the red goblets for many occasions. I know I have found I can use mine quite often.
    Thanks for stopping by Applejack Lane. Hope to see you again.

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  41. Who cares where your piano is as long as you have one.....I want one REALLY BAD!!! But we have no room at this time....boo hoo!!! I can see why you are in love with your new lantern. Just ship your glassware my way, I could totally put it to use. Your entire dining room is decked out for the 4th....even the walls! Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

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  42. Your table is very pretty. It looks fantastic in your dining room with the red walls. I love that color on your walls! I like that little lantern on the table too. Happy 4th Tricia!
    Sherry

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  43. Your table looks great!! And that cabinet you mentioned that you got when first married... I love it! Thanks for the visit to my blog this past week! Hope your guests enjoyed the table as much I enjoyed the tour of it. :)

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