Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - 4th of July

It's that wonderful time each week that Susan of "Between Naps On The Porch" invites everyone in blogland to dress their tables and share! I'm amazed week after week at all the lovely tablesettings out there. This week's sure to bring out the red, white and blue all across blogland. I know I'm ready! I love the 4th of July because it's a birthday party for each and every one of us in the USA. Old or young. Rich or poor. City or country -- we're all celebrating this great country.

Here we are approaching our patriotic table.

There's a whole lot of red, white and blue going on in this tablescape.

In the very center of it all we have Lady Liberty herself.

My old coffee pot serving up daisies and old glory.

Some of you are celebrating in big cities (like the most famous city in the USA - New York, New York). I found this metal statue of Liberty at a thrift shop last month.

Some are celebrating down on the farm. I've had this patriotic rooster for years.

A paper red and white checked napkin in each glass.

A navy cloth napkin embroidered with a star at each place setting.

My red salad plate and my white dinner/charger plate.

This square red, white and blue plate will be perfect for corn on the cob.

Another look at our 4th of July tablescape.

A final look by candlelight.

We're feeling especially grateful for our newest granddaughter celebrating her very first holiday! We were so blessed with a healthy child, after months of uncertainty with a difficult pregnancy and having been told that she would very likly have Down's Syndrome. We have been truly blessed and aware of how often we take for granted the miracle of healthy children.

Happy 4th everyone! Be sure to check out all the other tablescapes across blogland --

See ya!


  1. Hi Martha! Oh, I love your 4th table! Now that patriotic rooster is a hoot! Give that boy a flag! Love all your special touches.
    Oh, what a wonderful blessing that little darling granddaughter must be. God is so good! She is precious!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Martha, Molly is so beautiful! You all are so very blessed.

    I really love your table,down to the last detail ~ VERY nice!

    Have a wonderful 4th. xo~m.

  3. Beautiful patriotic tablescaoe! My favorite is the wire Statue of Liberty! Happy Independence Day!....Christine

  4. Ooops, I forgot, I want to say that the baby is so precious, so cute!....Christine

  5. Everything looks festive and pretty.
    Great job!


  6. terrific Miss Liberty all looks great but she's a standout....

  7. I love your has an old timey feel, and I like it a lot! And what a sweet new addition to your family...she's precious.

  8. Your granddaughter is adorable, what a blessing! Your 4th of July table is so cute, i love the statue of liberty. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

  9. What a blessing to have a healthy, beautiful granddaughter! :) I love your table... the patriotic rooster is great! And the statue of liberty is just perfect. Too cute!

  10. Your table is beautiful and so is your granddaughter. Congratulations and happy 4th!

  11. From the Statue of Liberty to the old coffee pot I just love this 4th of july setting.
    And that baby is so precious. Have a wonderful, great fourth of july.

  12. Well, I was going to say that the patriotic rooster was my favorite until I got to the granddaughter. She wins hands down. When was she born? Lauren was born May 18.

  13. It was all so beautiful, but Molly puts it all to shame!!!!! What a sweetie! Especially love your Lady Liberty! :D Jewel

  14. Your table is adorable, I love the statue of liberty candle holder! And your granddaughter is beautiful. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

  15. Well, I just love everything about it. Love the plates, the rooster, statue of liberty, tins and all the wonderful Americana decorations. You've done such a wonderful job of capturing the true American feeling. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  16. Hi Martha, love your table and your centerpiece is stunning!!

    Happy July 4th to you.


  17. Great tablescape!! Cutie Putootie Grandbaby, too!!


  18. Cute Table Setting!
    Really makes a statement.

    May you have a sparkling 4th of July.
    God Bless,

  19. Hi Martha,
    You always have some of the best tables! I love lady liberty, the rooster, the china, the centerpiece, as usual its wonderful! And the cute baby is the best! Congrats!! Cindy

  20. Oh, and I want that checkered tablecloth, love it!

  21. Love your table! I really like that tablecloth! What a beautiful addition to your family! Pretty in pink!!
    Happy 4th!

  22. This is great! I enjoyed every detail!

    Have a Happy 4th!


  23. Gorgeous patriotic table... sweet babe. You truly have cause to celebrate this weekend. Have a wonderful 4'th!

    XO Sue

  24. Hi Martha,
    Great tablescaping! I like the vintage look with muted colors, etc.

    I very much appreciated your thoughtful comments on my brand new blog. Hope we'll visit each other often!

    Have a happy, happy 4th1

  25. Happy 4th! Love the table and you truly are blessed with such a beautiful grandbaby!


  26. We’re planning on grilling up a storm this weekend. I just posted a recipe share link on my site. Hope you’ll stop by and add a favorite:

  27. You have a darling table and it looks like a page in a magazine. The coffee pot, lady liberty and the rooster say Americana. Just love it all.

  28. 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!

  29. This is my first visit to your blog and I LOVE it. What delicious looking FOOD and I love your Fourth table...BUT...the MOST adorable of all....Your new little Molly Rose...
    Congrats to all...She's a doll

  30. Great pictures! you really got into the spirit. It is a wonderful holiday--and I love the lack of commercialism. It's all about family, fun and food!