Tablescape Thursday ~ July 2, 2009

Congratulations to SUSAN our lovely host of Tablescape Thursday!
July 2nd is the 45th Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan on her marvelous blog
Between Naps on the Porch.

Please click either the Tablescape Thursday logo, or the link above to see who is participating this week.

I chose to do a Fourth of July breakfast table theme for this Tablescape Thursday.

It is BLUEBERRY BLISS time at my house!

There is a large Blueberry farm right near home on the other side of the river, which we pass each time we go to town. It is with great anticipation we wait for this time of year when these gorgeous and FRESH blueberries are available by the flat.

Today was our first buy, but we'll be back for more before the season ends at the close of July. I'm working on a healthier version of a whole-wheat-crust tart shell filled with fresh blueberries. :)

I really don't serve this large of a serving at once ~ ; )

The chargers were brown, I spray painted them white some time ago. The white liner plate is from my old every-day dish set. I bought the shallow blue soup plates several years ago, and the striped blue bowls are glazed earthen-ware from Italy.

The flatware are French imports from the French company Comptoir de Famille.

The cups are from Harry & David, the napkins are actually dishcloths from Williams-Sonoma, tablecloth from April Cornell.

I bought the US flags some years ago from the old Martha Stewart by Mail.

Gosh, I miss her old store!

I hope all of you who celebrate the Fourth of July have a very happy one!

Have a Healthy and Delicious day!!


  1. I adore those striped bowls...My motto in life is "You can never have enough bowls!!".....the table looks great...have a wonderful holiday weekend...

  2. This is beautiful Mari!!

    Happy 4th of July!

  3. happy holiday mary, it looks beautiful as always at your home~

  4. I had never thought of spray painting the chargers and I have been looking for white chargers like that for ages but always come across them in taupe...great inspiration thanks

    happy tablescaping


  5. That is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love the red, white and blue. Your chargers turned out fabulous. I love them white. The blue plates are also stunning. Your flag centerpiece and flowers are so pretty. Love the yummy looking blueberries. Hugs, Marty

  7. I love that you painted the chargers! The table is lovely and the muffins sound wonderful--I'll check for the recipe! Happy 4th!

  8. Very classic table! Happy TT and 4th of July to you!

  9. That little pedestal is soo cute! Everything looks great!

    All the best,

  10. WOW! I love this! Your photos are great and the bowls are super!! Wonderful table!!

  11. This tablescape is just lovely! The blueberries look dee-lish! I love the little white server the muffins are on.
    Thanks for sharing,

  12. So beautiful! Those blueberries look yummy!

    I also have a 4th of July tablescape this week!

    Have a great holiday!


  13. Mari! I love your table and the flags in the background. The dishes are very nice and I really do love anything April Cornell! The blueberries with the Strawberry on top is such a great idea for a 4th of July scape!! happy 4th to you and yours...

  14. What a great 4th tablescape! Im wayyy behind this week and dont think i get to post one on TST, but am sure enjoying all the participants.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and posting!!

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

  15. Wow, I would have never thought of spray painting those chargers. What a great idea! Your setting is lovely throughout! Happy 4th!

  16. just great! I love blueberries...
    Happy 4th!

  17. Hi Mari....everything is so lovely. Beautiful pictures!!

    Happy July 4th to you.


  18. Mari~ ~ ~Love your header. Very nice, as is your table. Happy 4th.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  19. It all looks so beautiful!!!


  20. Beautiful table and delicious photos! Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
    ~Really Rainey~

  21. This was eye candy I will look back at again and again! Your touches and the colors are just truly beautiful and special. You have such wonderful taste! I love your dishes!

  22. And I also added you to my blog roll and favorites, girl! That's how much you've impressed me!

  23. Hi Mari! Oh, what a gorgeous table you set! Everything is perfection. And those muffins! They look delicious! Thanks for popping in to see me!
    Have a great 4th!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. Such a pretty table. That flatware is so pretty! You are so smart to spray paint those chargers. They look great! I love that ruffley cake stand, and those muffins look delicious. Have a wonderful holiday weekend. laurie

  25. Love all the pics! Fun tablescape!


    Sheila :-)

  26. Very nice table. The muffins and fruit look great, too.

  27. Great table, happy 4th! :O)

  28. * LOVE, love, love the "FEEL" of your most CHARMING table~~~ it just FEEEELS soooo GOOD, and makes one smile~~~ I thank you for sharing your many, creative talents here!

    Linda in AZ *

  29. I just knew you would have a beautiful table for the 4th. Clarice

  30. I came back by to mention that I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

    I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

    Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

    Happy CIJ!


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