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Casual Independence Day Tablescape

Monday, July 1, 2024


Happy July. My Lovelies!  I thought I'd pop in and share with you a casual Independence Day tablescape in our breakfast room.  I've been spending a lot of time indoors because of the heat we've been having, so I've been playing around with bookshelves, vignettes, and tablescapes, especially in the kitchen.

I was out shopping a couple of weeks ago, and I went to Home Goods.  I rarely go there because I don't often find things I like.  This time was different, though, because they had the cutest Americana placemats.  I bought two sets, and the star shaped ones I placed in the middle of the table like a runner.  

Let's look at an overhead view:

I love the lighter shade of blue in some of the stars.  The backs are cute: They are solid red polka dots and will be perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Alabama football.  Roll Tide!

Of course I had to use my MacKenzie-Childs dinner plates, and I chose patterns with reds and blues.
The napkins and napkin rings are from Pier1.

The flowers are from The Fresh Market.  I love them because they are dyed and have confetti patriotic stars on them (see first photo).  ;P
The vase you've seen a lot because I really love it for patriotic and Chicago Cubs tablescapes.  It's from Shabby Chic, and it also comes in a creamy white.  

That's it!  I have been playing around the house, and I wanted to share my new placemats with you.  There were several still available at our store, and they were on sale.  

Come back tomorrow for my adventures with the CSA subscription, recipes, and other inspirations.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. I love everything! The star-shaped mats are adorable. I go to Home Goods a couple of times a year. I was impressed with their Halloween section last year.

  2. So fun! I love the way you did the star mats as a table runner and the flowers are fabulous! Love the napkin rings too, a wonderful patriotic tablescape!


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