Thursday, September 8, 2011

Labor Day Table

How did I get behind? Have you had a week that just seemed to fly by and you really don’t know where it went?

We are enjoying cooler temps and it has just been heavenly. For Labor Day, the kids came in. Since it was cool, I thought it would be nice to eat outside. There’s nothing I like better than a red, white and blue table on the front porch.

I’m loving burlap; however, don’t get me started on my black burlap fiasco. Sigh. Anyway…I decided to make a quick little table topper. Our Super WM has started carrying fabric and ribbon again…yay!! Knowing that I wouldn’t be washing this, I used fabric glue for the ribbon. Quick and oh so easy!

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I knew I would be using my Uncle Sam nutcracker. I’ve had him for years and use him for my patriotic holidays. He just makes me smile.
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He’s standing on my ruby red cake plates. I got these dirt cheap one year at Hobby Lobby. Now the fun starts with layering all the pretties. I started with my white metal chargers and then one of my Noritake patterns. It has the loveliest colors.

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Next we had red napkins and some new plates I just purchased from Marshall’s. Yep, that evil store Marshall’s lured me in again.  I just can’t stay away from their china section.
To the left, you see my mother’s ruby glass bowls. These were our traditional Christmas fruit salad bowls but perfect for this table.

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I really was blessed that my mother adored glassware. She also had this King’s Crown collection.  Love the sparkle!

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Fortunately, we had a wonderful drenching rain which settled a lot of the dust. However, since I set the table early, I thought my little plate domes would be fun and also keep the plates clean.

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I added some candles and voila! I'm loving using the canning jars for candles. I've added white beans to these but the possibilities are just endless! We’re ready for an easy dinner outside.
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I’m so ready for Fall, tailgating, picnics in the crisp air, Geaux Tiger football and some pretty leaves. What do you love about Fall?

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c. Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope you didn't blog about the food - because I totally missed it if you did. Your table is lovely, makes me want to sit down and visit.

MomWaldsPlace said... Best Blogger Tips

Your mother's vintage glassware is simply wonderful. It is great that you are using it.

Blondie's Journal said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a pretty table, Judy! I love what you did with the runner! Very festive. Hope you had a lovely holiday!


The Decorative Dreamer said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty and festive. I love the runner and your beautiful blue dishes as well!

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xinex said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty, Judy! I love your mom's glassware and Uncle Sam is quite handsome up there. The table topper you made is fabulous...Christine

FABBY'S LIVING said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous Judy! I love your mother's glasses and bowl, stunning! and the blue plates are beautiful and so is uncle Sam! Lovely porch, so inviting! Hugs,

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, your table is very pretty. You can't do better than good old red, white and blue and you did it very well. Everything is nice including the table runner that you so creatively made. I'm sure your family enjoyed it.

Vicky @ Mess For Less said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so perfect and the porch just adds to the charm. LOVE your Labor Day.

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Alycia Nichols said... Best Blogger Tips

Those chargers! Those chargers!!!!! Aye-yi-yi....those are fabulous!!! Metal, huh? Fantastic! Very nice!!!

Marigene said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely soon as I started scrolling I knew that dinner plate was an older Noritake! They made some beautiful china 60-70 years ago.

Ann from On Sutton Place said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the pics taken at night. Thank you so much for sharing with my Open House Party!

Lui said... Best Blogger Tips

If this is an invitation to dinner I am taking a seat ;-)

Our labor day is in May and we do not have Fall. But the air is getting cooler and it sure looks inviting to set the table for dinner!

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A Perfect Setting said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy! I love your beautiful table, those chargers are great, and the runner you made is perfect. Love those Noritake plates as well. I bet your family enjoyed the meal at such a lovely table. Thanks for visiting with me, I enjoyed your post!

Tablescapes By Diane said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi lovely lady.
Your table is so lovely sweet lady.
I hope you are having a great week, I just post my new Tablescape for the fall, hope you can come over and see.
XXOO Diane

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

Fun table! I love those blue plates! They look terrific with the red glass.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely table!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun and festive table. I love your tablecloth made of the burlap, fabric and ribbon. Your red ruby adds another vintage touch... would love to sit here and enjoy a visit with you.
hugs ~lynne~

Nayana said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful...I love your idea to make burlap table cloth...

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful tablescape. Your dishes are perfect and the burlap tablesquare is fantastic. The deck and the surroundings are such a fabulous setting for such a lovely table. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Tara said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful setting! It looks like a very pleasant evening. You should have sent some of your heat out west, we didn't really have warm weather until 2 weeks ago and could have used some sooner!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great table setting! I love the outdoor porch, burlap, and colors on the table. Beautiful! Linda

Katherines Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh that vintage glassware is a lovely touch. Hugs P.S> I invite you join me at my first ever Thursday Favorites blog hop. Stop by and link up your lovely blog.

People Who Know Me Would Say: said... Best Blogger Tips

That table topper is darling; but the tablescape itself is magnificent! Great job!

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Clipping Path Service said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice post. Thanks for sharing with us.