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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Starfish and Stripes Forever Tablescape

Our living room and dining area are linked together in large open space with only a small pony wall to separate the two. Generally I try to link common elements in both areas so they flow and the design feels consistent. In planning our 4th of July tablescape I continued with the tropical theme through the use of seashells. Of course the starfish is the most patriotic of all the shells. :)


I began by laying out a simple white cloth with a red stripe since I wanted to use my red and white transferware.


The centerpiece is a happy bouquet filled with red, white and blue. The vase was tied with a bit of raffia and favorite shells were scattered over the table.


I couldn’t resist adding a happy sunflower to the mix as it is as bright as the Honolulu sun.


So what’s on our 4th of July menu?

Shrimp rolls, Red, blue and green salad, Oven baked potato chips, Ice cream spectacular


Blueberry Spritzers of course!

(Other recipes to appear on DTA very soon.)


Tomorrow I will be sharing a favorite marinade and on Friday I will share the fast and easy tutorial of the Starfish embellished napkins.


Does your table look Yankee Doodle Dandy?


Linking to:

Between Naps On The Porch, The Style Sisters, Fresh Cut Friday


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this is so perfect. You do always create such pretty tablescapes for all of the holidays. Hope your 4th is fabulous.

Vicki said...

Very pretty and festive! Enjoy your 4th...

Vel Criste said...

Gorgeous Laura! And those blueberry spritzers look sooo refreshing!

Denise said...

Such a pretty table Laura, and the flowers are just gorgeous!! I love your pretty red and white plates, the addition of seashells, and the blueberry spritzers. It all looks wonderfully patriotic for the holiday. :) Have a wonderful week and a Happy Fourth, Laura!

Big Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Karena Albert said...

Very beachy and perfect for the fourth Laura!!
Enjoy the holiday with your wonderful family!
The Arts by Karena

Custom Comforts said...

Looks lovely and sounds like you're having a feast. My daughter is having a dinner party here tonight, but guess who is doing all the work so far? She's out entertaining her guest from Australia. Have fun - your table is delightful!

Rita C. said...

Very nice Laura - that floral centerpiece is all that!! Of course, I love the transferware, and the linens too! Enjoy your holiday while on holiday! :)

Lulu said...

Blueberry spritzers....I like the sound of those. Enjoy time around your delightful table.

Lory Bernstein said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! Such a happy table. I like the mixing in of beach elements for the Fourth, too. Feels like a true American summer celebration. Enjoy your holiday!!

Lory at said...

So lovely! I am crazy about your transferware and the napkins with the starfish. Great theme!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

This is so cute- love how you kept your theme going. I like how you set the plates and napkins up- great dishes! Have a Happy 4th!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love your plates! Happy Fourth!

Sarah said...

Beautiful table, Laura. Love the patriotic seaside details. This is the first post that has allowed me to comment in ages. Did you change a setting?
Happy 4th of July! ~ Sarah

Art @ Home said...

Laura, your table is perfect for Independence Day! I love everything about it, especially the blueberry spritzers...yum!

Linking from Rose Vignettes,
Ricki Jill

Liz Hockamier said...

Perfect Post Laura! I love the blueberry spritzer. YUM! I packed us a picnic dinner of homemade egg salad sandwiches, apples and ginger ale and we went and parked to look at fireworks. Simple but fun. :)
Thanks for sharing with Fresh-Cut Friday!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Your table decorated with the beautiful flowers and napkins with the starfish and the drinks is just so pretty and it was perfect for 4th of July weekend! This will work well for Memorial Day and Labor Day too!