June 30, 2016


Let's celebrate our RED, WHITE AND BLUE!

I had the menu planned...
but what did I want to do with the tablescape
for our July 4th celebration?
Then....I found my inspiration piece...
this darling little vintage canvas print, which
I had bought for our Maine coastal guest bedroom!
I was going Nautical mixed with Americana!

All the decorations are bought on a budget...
you can collect so many decorating items
you like without spending a great deal of money!
I bought this pillow about five years ago
when the Divine Miss M and I went to Home Goods
and never had room to bring it back to Texas!
Lo and behold, on our last visit, I had enough luggage room
to pack it up...perfecto!

The nautical throw is new 
is reversible,
so you can get two looks!

Many of the items I put together
were from our Maine days!

I have had the dinnerware from a July 4th three years ago

 just added new servingware from 
The Pioneer Woman's collection
nautical napkins!

I purchased this darling little vintage bathing beauty
to match my canvas print and fell in love
with this vintage six pack of Coca-Cola!

It's fun to find little sweet treats for the kiddos.
The lighted star garland is also a dollar isle Target find!

The floral centerpiece was only $5.00....

and I found the nautical stars in the dollar isle at Target!
I rewrapped the vintage thread spools which are about thirty years old now.

Who doesn't love little Baby Ruth's?


Americana Tootsie-Pops 

Vintage boxes of Cracker Jacks

Red Licorice bundles

Americana M and M's

An Americana dinner plate 
was used as the base for the floral centerpice,
surrounded by individual packages of Cracker Jacks!
I am just wondering if the grandchildren even know
about the surprise inside...
remember that?

“I’d like to buy the world a home
And furnish it with love.
Grow apple trees and honey bees,
And snow white turtle doves.”
“What the world wants today…

Coca-Cola…It’s the real thing!”

Stars and Stripes....

It's a Star Spangled Celebration!
Yes...they light up!

As we celebrate AMERICA.....
Wishing you and those you love
a very happy and safe


  1. Oh me oh my! I love it all every detail is just so perfect!
    It feels so patriotic and all Americana!
    I am going to spend a little time sharing now:)
    Happy 4th of July, I can see it is going to be a fabulous day at your house!

    1. Hi Jemma! Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comments! Hope you and your family enjoy a great July 4th! Hugs!!!

  2. Fabulous tablescape! You've outdone yourself Betsy! I've created 4th of July gift bags for my grandsons, but would like to add the Cracker Jacks and Americana tootsie pops. Do you recall where you found them? Have a very happy holiday weekend with your family!

  3. Hi Connie! I am SO happy you enjoyed the tablescape! Gift bags for the grandchildren will be adorable! Yes, I bought both the tootsie pops and a 3-pack of Cracker Jacks on Amazon! I searched high and low for the original boxes of Cracker Jacks and could not find them! Miss M found some at her Publix in Atlanta. Wishing you a fun-filled 4th!

    1. Thanks Betsy! I don't have Amazon Prime, so it's probably too late for me to add these items. The last time I looked for Cracker Jacks, I found them at Cracker Barrel, so I may try there again. I saw those cute stars at Target just yesterday. It's amazing how pretty everything looks, and yet on a budget too!

  4. Totally festive and Patriotic!

    Happy 4th of July hugs,

  5. Oh my goodness. Everything is absolutely adorable! Love the bathing beauty and the canvas with the old time bathing suit. Your plate stack and amazing details are so fresh and inspiring. Love it all!

    1. Hi Valarie! I so appreciate your visit and your sweet comments! Have a very happy July 4th!

  6. Oh my! I am IN LOVE with your Patriotic Nautical! Everything is adorable. Visiting from Thoughts of Home today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Thank you so much Cindy! I will be looking forward to poppking over to visit you too! Thank you for visiting and leaving such kind comments! Happy 4th!

  7. Hi Tessa..hope y'all are enjoying a great summer! Do you have plans for the 4th? Stay cool..it's triple digit hot down here!!!

  8. Very festive! Did you live near The Christmas Tree Shop? I'm thinking I should get my daughter to roar over there and pick up a few 4th of July things...

  9. Hi Vee! Yes, I LOVED The Christmas Tree Store...especially in Autumn! That would be a great place to shop for the summer and for the $th...wish we had one down here! Hope you are doing well...think of you so often..big hugs!

  10. A truly happy nautical scene! Your post was like a lovely rose. Thank you for joining the garden party.

  11. What a wonderful, patriotic post. Love it!!! xo Diana

    1. Oh thank you Diana....so appreciate your visit! wishing you a great 4th!

  12. Estelle,
    Your Nautical Americana Tablescape is patrotic and adorable, dear one!
    My Dad was a Navy man! That's what drew me to your post!
    My MoMa used to dress me in "Sailor" attire every chance she had!
    Thank you for sharing with us!
    Happy Fourth of July!

    1. Hi Pat! Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comments! How very nice to know about your Dad! I'll bet you were SO cute in your sailor dress! Darling! Have a wonderful 4th!

  13. Betsy, it's just darling! Perfect Americana Nautical! We use our table every day so I will not set it for the 4th until the 4th! Its fun isn't it?

  14. Yes ma'am...it IS fun! I hope we all show pride for our America....wishing you a beautiful family fun 4th Deanna! Big hugs!

  15. Every little detail of your beautiful and fun tablescape is perfectly patriotic! The bathing beauty is too cute! Hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July Weekend! ~Rhonda

  16. Your tablescape is magnificent and patriotic! Your inspiration is perfect and you've thought of every little detail--your family is so lucky:-D Happy 4th, my friend, XOXO

  17. Oh, I love that little beach ball girl. Cracker Jacks is such a classic. I still have to pick one up sometimes and enjoy! Your nautical theme is so festive and cute.


  18. Hi Betsy. Just came back by to let you know you are being featured at Thoughts of Home tomorrow. :)

  19. This tablescape is soooo cute! Love the Coke and nautical theme....Christine

  20. I'm a fan of patriotic colors and mix in the nautical theme, and it's even better. Your table is full of charm. I'd love to dine with you. thanks for sharing.

  21. It is just the cutest table, ever...I love it all and especially love the coke and carton...soooo stinkin' cute....


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