Thursday, July 2, 2020

4th of July Table Decor and Red White and Blue Outfits Replayed

Getting Creative With Table Decor

Hello Everyone!  I can't even believe that the 4th of July is this coming Saturday! It just seems like June has flown by in the blink of an eye! Anyway, I decided to look for a way to create a little 4th of July display on the foyer table and found that I had to get really creative and think outside the box on this one! 

I think I mentioned that I had done a major clean out of many items I had used previously on the foyer table. And truth be told, I didn't have much in the way of 4th of July decor to start with anyway. So, I began looking around at what I do own and how it might come together for a display. For instance, this candle holder/bottle  is filled with a patriotic looking bandana that I had in a drawer. It fills the space nicely with a little red, white and blue!

And then on top, I started the display with the red, white and blue balls on two picks that I had kept from previous years. I then decided to add the mesh candle holder that has white stars around it and then came up with an idea of finding red, white and blue books to stack. The white "R" topped it all off. 

This is how it looks all together.  And you may notice that the foyer table is not in the foyer. It is in the dining room. The Mr. is putting a few finishing touches on the stairs still and there really isn't room for the table in the foyer when he has all his tools laying everywhere.  So, for now, the foyer table is living in the dining room. 

Just an aside about the red book I'm displaying. It is "Betsy's Wedding" by Maude Hart Lovelace and is one of my all-time favorite books EVER!  This book is actually the culmination of a series of children's books about three friends named Betsy, Tacey and Tib who lived in Milwaukee in the late 1890's to early 1900's. They had all sorts of adventures together and "Betsy's Wedding" is the final book of the series in which Betsy marries her longtime love, Joe Willard, and they settle into a life of being writers before Joe is sent off to World War I. Just like the Maisie Dobbs books that I enjoy, there is historical accuracy in this book that describes what life was like for young adults in the pre-World War I years. I have read and re-read this book many times over the years and although it doesn't hold the interest it once did when I was younger, it still is a book I would never get rid of! It's funny because I found this book long ago at a book sale of discarded books. It had been discarded from a school library and was old looking then. The pages are yellowed and some pages have stains on them. To me, that only adds to the "patina" of a well loved book. While I may be reading some on my phone now, books on a device will never replace the feeling of holding a book in my own hands and turning page after page with delight!

And...a few red, white and blue pics to close out the post!
On replay  from past posts...

And Finally....

I'm wishing each of you dear readers a happy, healthy and peaceful day....and for my USA readers, may you enjoy a happy 4th of July this Saturday!

Until Next Time,


Karen said...

You always come up with such creative ideas for that little table! I love the addition of the red, white and blue books, and would love to read Betsy's Wedding! I like historical fiction very much and this series sounds just like something you could get lost in. Finding old books is such a joy! When July 4th comes, I always feel like summer is going too quickly. We have way more winter than nice warm weather where I live, so I try to savor every moment of this wonderful season. I'm going to have my coffee outside today and just enjoy the beauty of the morning!

Sharon said...

I always enjoy your posts that feature home decor. You were so creative with the items you included on your foyer table! I really like the fabric you nestled in the glass vase and your idea of using red, white, and blue books. Happy 4th of July!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you Karen and Sharon for commenting. I appreciate your both stopping by to see my attempts at 4th of July decor! I hope each of you has a great holiday. Karen, you are going to just have to move to NC to get away from those cold, cold winters! (wink)

Iris said...

Love the red, white and blue. I didn't try to come up with anything to wear that fit the color scheme. My #1 son is visiting and we "worked" on house projects I had saved for him, so it was a 'dress down' kind of day. I do love the 4th of July though and we watched a good series on the History channel on George Washington.
Grace & Peace,Iris