The red, white and blue!

 My inspiration for setting my patriotic table came from some material I found.

The only patriotic plates I own are these vintage Liberty Blue dinner plates.

  And when I saw this material at Jo Anne's Fabric store, I thought it would be the perfect fit!

So I purchased a yard at 50% off and made 4 napkins with it.   My cost for the 4 napkins is under $5.   
Not wanting to cover up the design I just decided to fold them and place them right on top of the dinner plate.

My centerpiece is a pitcher filled with the red/white and blue, a touch of yellow, a sparkly star pic and patriotic ribbon purchased at Jo-Anne's. Two little flags were also added.

I made the table-runner from a little left over fabric that I recently used for a pillow.  The white votive holder is a recent purchase.

A runner and napkins were my inspiration!
My tip:  If your unable to spend a lot on pretty tables, (like me) making your own napkins and runners can personalize your table and change the look for just a wee bit of moola.

Dan and I were lucky enough to spend the week-end with Jane (Blondie's Journal) and her hubby Al.
I have been on full-time babysitting duties this week but I will be back soon to share a post.
Thanks for stopping by,

I am joining some fun blog parties.
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
Stone Gable for Tutorials and Tips
Between Naps on the Porch/ Tablescape Thursday.
Common Ground for Vintage Patriotic Party
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters


  1. The material you found is fabulous, Cindy. It's perfect for patriotic napkins. Your tables turned out really pretty...Christine

  2. What a fabulous piece of cloth you found! Your napkins are gorgeous, it popped your entire beautiful PATRIOTIC tablescape, along with the runner! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cindy, your napkins are charming. Love the addition of the Cracker Jack boxes. ;-)

  4. This is the prettiest table I have seen. The fabric for your napkins is gorgeous. Love your runner too! Just so beautiful!

  5. Cindy your patriotic table is amazing! I love all the beautiful layers!

  6. Love your table! The plate is beautiful and I adore how you used the cracker jax box! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. I love your napkins, runner - and even your cute Cracker Jack box!

    Yours is a wonderful Independence Day tablescape! Well done frugal decorating!!!

  8. Shhhhh, I'm not here but I had to pop in and see your beautiful display of the grand old 'red~white and blue!'

    Travelin' incognito here since I can't seem to master keepin' up with all the activities here on the Ponderosa and blog. Ya'll know I'm an all or nothin' type gal.

    Our annual Fourth of July bash is combined with a weddin' reception this year...'always shakin' things up! It's never ever dull.

    I pray your havin' a grand summer my sweet friend and your table look incredible!

    God bless and enjoy sweetie!!! :o)

  9. Very pretty and patriotic ! You did a great job!
    My table is a mess right now (nothing unusual), so no decorating going on here.
    Enjoy your day.

  10. Hi, Cindy! You totally hit pay dirt when you found that great fabric!!! It's SO cool! For some reason it reminds me of "Little Women". How weird am I? :-) I so admire people who are able to sew whatever they want! It would make my life so much easier as well as save "a wee bit of moola"! Very nice! Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Oh Cindy, I love your table. Your napkins are fabulous, great fabric and the plates are beautiful. I so rarely see that pattern, but it is my favorite. Beautiful runner and flowers too. So glad you guys got to visit with "Blonde". I know you had a great time. It is sooooooooo hot here, but at least we don't have the humidity. Sorry to hear it is so hot there too, hopefully it will cool down some. Hugs,Marty

  12. The fabric is fabulous.. totally. I love that you made napkins out of it as it's so pretty and does really go well with your plates. Love those plates btw.. Love your whole table too.. be blessed, xo marlis

  13. Your table looks so festive! You did a great job making the runner and napkins...much less expensive than buying them! Love that old Cracker Jack box!

    Prepare for the 90's!


  14. Beautiful plates and love the napkins.

  15. I am loving the cracker jacks in the centerpiece!! Great ideas!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share you ideas!!


  16. Oh how gorgeous is this table! Bright and fun and pretty:>) Have fun with Jane:>)

  17. Hello Cindy, love your patriotic table,looks just wonderful,would like to join you. The plates are great,are they Johnsdon Brothers?? The cracker jacks are a nice touch to,but would be eaten first,tee hee. Enjoy,Blessings Francine.

  18. Beautiful Cindy! I love your handmade napkins. They are so wonderful. I need to get on over to the fabric store to get some 4th of July fabric to make some for next year. That was the one thing I did not find that I liked to add in this year so I'm sure I'll have better luck making them myself like you did. I love your runner too. Your setting is so pretty and looks really pretty against the white of your table. Happy 4th to you and your family!

  19. I LOVE those napkins! I was eyeing the plate and then scrolled down to the next photo and I'm thinking "Where did you find those lovely vintage napkins?" Imagine my surprise when you said you got the fabric at Joanne's! We have a Joanne's nearby so guess where I'm going? :) I think a table with handmade items is truly special. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Oh Cindy, I LOVE that fabric too! Those napkins add such a special touch to this table. Your floral centerpiece is so festive. The napkins just stole my heart. Now, if I could just make myself do some sewing. I've never been any good at it, and I'm not even sure where my sewing machine is stashed! Have a wonderful time babysitting. laurie

  21. Cute table, Cindy. That fabric is perfect for the napkins. (I didn't see that at Joanne's :) and the Cracker Jack box just adds the finishing touch.

  22. Love the table setting, specially the fabric.
    Have wonderful weekend.

  23. I really like the vintage look of this table setting. The napkins are wonderful! That's a great tip, too. I tend to forget about being able to create my own coordinating napkins. Your napkins really added the perfect touch to your table. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Love that fabric you used for the napkins! Your plates are so pretty!
    So glad you got to play with us this week! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  25. What a lovely table setting celebrating the red, white and blue! You did a wonderful job with the napkins, they add a lovely vintage charm to your table:)I like your Liberty Bell dinner plates, I think I have the same ones.I was going through your other post, looks like you had a wonderful time with Jane and Al:)Thanks for sharing this lovely patriotic tablescape with us and for your sweet comment. Happily following you back! Happy 4th to you and yours!Hugs,Poppy

  26. Cindy, I love the fabric that you used for the napkins! So pretty a place setting, with that classic plate pattern. Sure wish there were still good prizes in the Cracker Jack boxes like when I was a kid. Those things are so cheesy and cheap these days! LOL :-) Sue


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy