Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - One If By Land!

It's Tablescape Thursday sponsored by Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH!


I really do know that Paul Revere's ride didn't happen in July or in 1776 for that matter, but I thought this lantern would make a nice centerpiece for my 4th of July Tablescape. So I am calling this Tablescape "One If By Land."


I found this little lantern last year at the Target One Spot. I thought it looked like DH's re-enacting lanterns, but he said it was too small, flimsy, etc. So I saved it for just such a tablescaping occasion!


DH loved the idea for this table and even added the little Revolutionary War Soldier ornament that he was given at some point! I think he added the perfect touch!

Here is the table without the dishes. I got these placemats and napkins from our local DAR chapter after letting them use our home for their meeting and letting DH give their program.





This is my dining room mantle with the nutcrackers.

Next is my parlor.


And some patriotic decorations on the parlor pump organ.




Now head over the Susan's for more great tablescapes!

Happy Fourth of July! :D Jewel


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Okay, I'm standing up and saluting! Love, love those placemats, and that soldier on top of the lantern. That pump organ looks like a gorgeous piece of furniture! Those little patriotic girls in the frame are just the cutest! I think I have a nutcracker for every holiday except Independence Day! Those are so cute! Happy 4th of July weekend. laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Judi this is just awesome my it all... I bet we will see alot of Fourth table this week...Happy Birthday America may you live yet another 233 years...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I totally agree, this is just awesome. I love all the wonderful soldiers and the placemats and napkings are perfect. Your dishes are gorgeous. What lovely decorations you have done. Hugs, Marty

PAT said...

It is all just simply wonderful!!

Happy 4th of July!

susan said...

Beautiful and I love the doilies on the chairs. Oh yes, I love the theme-One If By Land! Great post--Happy 4th!

Shelia said...

What a wonderful table! I love your little lantern and your hubby did good adding the little soldier! Oh, I'm drooling over your beautiful home! Everything is gorgeous!
Have a wonderful 4th!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

xinex said...

Very pretty! Your whole house looks so festive! Happy Independence Day!....Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks like your house is all ready for the 4th! Have a great holiday!

Melissa Marie said...

I love those place mats... they are so cute and festive. But I have to say, those nutcrackers stole the show. ;) Absolutely adorable!

ellen b. said...

Oh what great red white and blue goodies you have. I love it all. Happy 4th to you and yours!!

The Tablescaper said...

I love all of the holiday decorations throughout your home. And those red wine glasses are fabulous!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful table... I love your placemats... and the whimiscal Nutcrackers stole my heart.. should have remembered to bring mine,.maybe next year.. Happy Fourh my friend.
hugs ~lynne~

Barb said...

Hi....such a lovely and elegant table. Those placemats are soooo special!!

Happy July 4th to you.


Fifi Flowers said...

Have a Happy 4th!!! Looks like you are ready!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I LOVE your plates! This is all so pretty. And the touch on the back of the chairs was perfect as well!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jewel,
This is an awesome table! I love the little patriotic guy, he adds so much and the plates are perfect! North Carolina is one gorgeous state!! I sure loved it. Have a great 4th! Cindy

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

What a beautiful table and touches of America around the house! I really like the placemats and your tablecloth!

Tea in Texas said...

Wonderful lantern, You husband just gave it the finishing touch. Pretty house and table with all the antique, vintage, and patriotic items.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is ALL very beautiful!

Have a nice holiday!


Mary said...

Great table, happy 4th! :O)

Printersdevil said...

Beautiful house and furnishings. I love your plates and the entire tablesetting.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi! Your tablescape is great! Love those placemats. Your centerpiece lantern is too cute! I wish I had pulled out my little Uncle Sam nutcracker! Have a happy 4th!!

SouthernGal said...

Love your theme. It is a great tribute to how our nation began! Very nice!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Printersdevil said...

I came back by to mention that I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

Happy CIJ!

xinex said...

What a perfect tablescape for 4th of July. I love the placemats too!...Christine

ellen b. said...

Your whole room is just fabulous! I love your theme and all your great accessories. That tablecloth is really pretty! Blessings...