Monday, July 4, 2011

A Vintage 4th of July

For this July 4th, I had my hubby help me carry our kitchen table outside into the shade of the large tree in our yard.  I shopped around my house and used what I had.  The only "new" item I used was the checkered tablecloth, $1 at a yard sale last weekend.  Over that I layered a vintage replica flour sack tablecloth that I've had for years.  I confiscated the bench and chairs from the front porch and put them to use here.

The base of the display is a vintage metal cherry themed tray that's usually on a shelf in my kitchen.

The cobalt blue canning jar glasses were a gift from my hubby a few years ago.  I spotted them at an antique store in a nearby town but didn't buy them.  I kept thinking about them though, and a few weeks later he surprised me with them.

The old Sun Crest bottle has a little metal piece in the mouth of it that has a bunch of tiny little holes in the top.  I'm told this was used for sprinkling water on clothing during ironing back in the day.  
The clear canning jar has some red and blue game pieces added to it.

Old Cantrell & Cochran soda can, meaningful to us since our last name is Cantrell.

And here it is with place settings added.

Again, I just used my regular everyday dishes.  Nothing new, nothing fancy.

But I LOVE how it turned out!

How about you?  Did you do anything special for the 4th?

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  1. Steph, You are truly your mother's daughter! so gifted! Loved it!
    Aunt Linda

  2. This is very cozy. Looks super! I didn't really do anything special for the 4th.

  3. Oh, this is so cute! Love that Cracker Jack box for your centerpiece.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. I am impressed your husband helped you carry the table outside for a blog post!
    Beautiful table and like Sheila I love the idea of the Cracker Jack tin with flowers. You know I have to copy that.

  5. Hi Stephanie, This tablescape is so adorable. LOVE it - it's perfect for the 4th of July! Thanks for sharing it at Fab Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

  6. This looks like such a sweet place for a picnic! I featured it today:

  7. What a fabulous table setting! Love the old fashioned picnic, you did a such a wonderful job!!! jules

  8. It's me again! I'm happy to be featuring this great project in my Fab Friday Favorites tonight. Please feel free to take a button if you wish & do come back next Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle


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