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June 25, 2015

4th of July Dining Indoors

Since I've already done a little decorating for the 4th I had to do a tablescape too!
I assembled this arrangement using a large mason jar that I got at Michael's.  

We're enjoying some very pleasant summer weather.  The long range forecast shows a chance of rain on the 4th could so we may end up indoors eating.  I'm all set either way!

On our trip to Portland I had a chance to visit the Sur La Table store.  I fell in love with their linens and melamine dishes. These melamine dishes are hefty and so much nicer than the usual super lightweight ones.  I love that they are a mix of patriotic and nautical!

The placemats were called "handkerchief placemats".   I decided to fold the napkins like a handkerchief for a man's front pocket.

I mixed three different sets of flatware to create more red, white and blue!  The little milky white salt and pepper shakers are also from Sur La Table.  All of it's on sale in case you are interested.

The tablecloth is a lightweight washed denim.  I put it through the washer and dryer and it came out very nicely.

I scrunched the ends of the tablecloth together with some ribbon.
It's a bit large 70" x 70" for this table.  I really bought it for the outside table which I'll be doing another tablescape on.

 I had a couple of photo bombers while taking pictures. 
 Mya is/was my daughter's cat.  She's soon to be 14 and loves to sit here in the sun.  You can see her tail in the picture above and another one further up.  She has the most beautiful blue eyes but the sun was causing her to keep them closed down.  She is a Birman- all 4 paws are white and soft as can be.

Teddy can't leave me alone when I'm busy! 

Ready for the 4th!

Melamine Plates from Sur La Table
Placemats and Tablecloth from Sur La Table
Red Gingham napkins from Pier 1
Blue and White flatware from Horchow
Swirl Stemware from Younker's several years ago (Pier 1 has some very similar)
Silk florals and ribbon from Michael's 


  1. Very patriotic and so pretty. I do love those plates you got at Sur la Table. The linens are perfect too. They do have some nice items. You have some red white and blue accessories. Here's hoping for a lovely 4th.

  2. I love your table for the 4th of July. I have been looking for some plates like that! They are fabulous and would be great for the little ones too. Isn't it amazing what they are doing with melamine these days.
    I adore what you did with the tablecloth, it reminds me of a bunting, all tied up so pretty!
    Hope you get some great weather for the 4th of July. It has been 100 here, but I have loved it after our cold spring.

  3. You've set a festive and lovely table for the 4th, Liz! I love all of your new purchases, especially your linens. They really set off those cute plates. We've been having a TON of rain here and nothing is really thriving but the weeds. I hope to get out a few hours before the rain comes again. We're headed to Texas over the 4th for a wedding. Hope you have a great 4th at your home! Zenda

  4. Love your table, Liz! So patriotic and beautiful. Love the added touches on the hanging lamp. Pretty plates!..Christine

  5. Liz - I love the placemats - they can and will be so versatile. But I am afraid that Mya and Teddy won my heart for this tablescape. Photo "bombs" are the best part of any table arrangement. (And the fact that Mya was your daughter's brought back lots of memories.) Beautiful table as usual. Katie

  6. Your table is so cute Liz! Love the patriotic chandy decorations and your nautical stars and stripe plates! Also, your glasses are gorgeous and the centerpiece simply shouts USA! My favorite part is your photo bombers, they are so sweet!! I also love the way you tied the cloth to make it fit, reminds me of picnic tables, so clever! Happy 4th~

  7. I love those plates!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  8. I love your melamine plates! The place mats are perfect, and I like that you folded your napkins the way you did. Denim makes a wonderful table cloth, too. Love it all!

  9. Love this! I always enjoy Sur la Table too. Wish we had one in town. I ordered that tablecloth on line and like it too. I used it for Father's Day. You had such a great idea to gather the extra cloth like that. I love your star plates too. I know I better stay away from their website after seeing your table! :)

  10. Liz, I love your idea for the tablecloth!! So often I find myself with a round when I need a rectangle or vice versa, but this would be a great solution!! And I love those plates. I must make a trip to their website to see what is left. Happy 4th of July! I hope you have nice weather! Linda

  11. Liz this is such a cute way to show your patriotic Tablescape. I love the little ties on the tablecloth, the dishes are super cute and the napkins are adorable as well, I am checking to see if they have a website I can visit. Thank you for the inspiration dear one.

  12. Liz, I love every single bit of this. Love the plates, that stemware, the bows on the chandelier. the linens, and the mixed flatware. It's probably too late to ask, but I am just now preparing my Fri Faves post for today. I'd love to share this (with a link back to you, of course) if you can get back with me quickly to let me know whether or not it is okay.

  13. Good Morning Liz, I can not even find the words to say how much I LOVE our table decor. Perfection!!!
    I also enjoyed my tour through your backyard. It is so charming. I love the stone work both on the ground and the boarders, Your plants are gorgeous and all that shade . . . what a wonderful place to enjoy summer.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  14. What a pretty patriotic table! I need to do mine too. You are inspiring me sweet Liz.
    I love your stack of plates and that kitty is the cutest! The napkins and flatware is perfect too!
    Have a great weekend sweetie.

  15. I love this tablescape, Liz! beautiful patriotic decor! You have given me many ideas for our 4th of July celebration. Have a great weekend! Maria

  16. Liz, I love the dishes! The anchor plates are fabulous! We are having a heat wave and could use a little rain. Your photo bombers are cute! Have a happy 4th and thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. What a fun and festive table you decorated for the 4th! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a great week, Liz!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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