When we moved to Texas in 2000, it still felt a bit like we'd moved to another country. Texans are very proud of being Texans! It took us a while to learn the words to "Texas, Our Texas," which is sung immediately after the national anthem at football games. Everyone else in the stands seemed to know the words and sang enthusiastically. Anyway, celebrating a 175th anniversary suggested a tablescape!
Last year, the Texas grocery store chain HEB sold these melamine plates and star-shaped bowls, and when they were finally marked down to fifty cents each, I bought some!
The placesetting also includes plain white dinner plates and red salad plates, my red Georgian-Ruby goblets, everyday flatware, plaid placemats, and my mother-in-law's red napkins tied with striped ribbon.
Here's a closer look at the cute melamine pieces. We'll use the star-shaped bowls for extra barbecue sauce!
I didn't have any red flowers on hand, nor is it time for the bluebonnets to bloom just yet, so I made do with a red lantern as a simple centerpiece.
Here's a view of the table, set in the breakfast area.
And one from a different angle. . . .
We have enjoyed living in Texas, and have found the natives very friendly. For example, shortly after we moved here and before we'd gotten our Texas license plates, the woman who took my groceries out to the car (I told you HEB was great!) spotted our out-of-state plates and said, "I see you're new in town. Have you found a church home yet?" She then invited me to hers!
Here's to the great state of Texas!
Thank you for visiting my table this week! I will be linking it to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, so be sure to check out other tablescapes there tomorrow!