Wednesday, June 16, 2010


This tablescape is in honor of my U.S. Marine husband who just recently graduated the police academy. I decided to keep the patriotic theme going for Memorial Day, Flag Day and until we have his BBQ this Saturday (i'll post some of those pics next week).   I kept it simple but still think I might add a few items here and there.

Im joining the party @ Between Naps on the porch...you can click the button on my sidebar to visit her blog.  Also Larson Loves & Craft-o-maniac....the inspiration for my coffee filter bandana garland.  Check out both her blogs, button also on my sidebar.


Placemats - Dollar Tree
White square plates - Dollar Tree
Blue metal bowls - Coleman's camping
Napkins - Pier 1
Napkin rings - Dollar Tree
Glassware - Dollar Tree
Blue round placemats - Dollar Tree
Glass star candy bowls - Dollar Tree
Red wagon - gifted from neighbor (its xmas decor-i hid the holly leaves w/napkin)
Bandana garland - handmade by me...inspired by Jen from Craft-o-maniac

Hope you all enjoy this one and come back to see more.


  1. Welcome to Tablescaping! You did a great job. I like the way you decorated the whole room, too.
    I love the little wagon as the centerpiece!


  2. What a festive table! I always like to see the photos showing how the tablescape was "built," so thanks for that! Love the red, white, and blue theme, and the second shade of blue adds a lot of interest! Congrats to your husband!

  3. Nice first time! Thanks for the encouragement and the comment on mine! I like the red and white peppermints!

  4. Congrats to your hubby! Fantastic! The table is beautiful and so much fun. Just perfect for this special occasion. Enjoy!

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    ~Melissa :)

  5. Congratulations to your husband! I think this theme works well for the whole summer.

  6. How fun! I did my first one last week. You did a great job. I want to do a patriotic one some time. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love anything patriotic! Very pretty. Tell your hubby congratulations and thanks for serving.

  8. How festive! Great job. I love to do red, white and blue and will probably do one for Father's Day since I'm sort of at a loss for that holiday.

  9. What a great first TT! Congratulations to your husband on his recent graduation from the police academy!

  10. Melanie...this is delightful...I love it! How proud of your husband you must be! He does such an important job...grateful for men like him. Your family must absolutely love this table setting...it's perfect for a 4th of July celebration!

  11. Welcome to tablescaping. Beware it can become addicting. Your first table is lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

  12. Hi Melanie~ I adore your tablescape, and that punch of aqua, so great and so special. What a great party it will be. Congrats to your hubby. I will be linking up this post on my blog in a few. Hugs, Jenn

  13. Hi! What a wonderful tablescape! I would love to sit at that table and have fun with friends and family! Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Congratulations to your husband. This is a very mdoern patriotic tablescape. The turquise shades gives it a fresh and informal look. I like that and I am sure he will like it also.
    Greetings, Johanna

  15. What a great first tablescape! Welcome to TT -- and tell you hubby thanks for his service.

  16. Nice tablescape. Those patriotic placemats are so cute. Congrats to your husband on his graduation.



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