Monday, May 11, 2015

a red white & blue table


This patriotic table setting was brought about by the Target Dollar Spot.


I could not pass up these cute patriotic pillows.


I know I could easily make them, but it seemed silly when the pillows were only $3 each.


I liked the texture of the patriotic hand towels and 


I thought they might work perfect for napkins and placemats.


Today we received the invitation for the annual Brunswick Lane Memorial Day Party so I decided it was okay to go patriotic in the dining room.


The hand towels are the perfect size to use as a napkin tied in a knot.


In my pre-blogging days, the napkin usually went to the left of the plate with the flatware on top of it,


but I have become much more creative in my table settings after seeing so many beautiful tables on blogs and Pinterest.


The star plate from Fishes Eddy I used as a centerpiece is a favorite reminder of my first visit to New York City.


There is always a bit of a patriotic thing going on in the living room


and so I think the new Target pillows will be sticking around at least until the 4th of July.


I am sure by then Target will have come up with some other cheap decor to lure me in!

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59 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol,
Love love your patriotic table setting. So awesome.
Kris

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning DEAR CAROL! I was just at Target yesterday and picked up a reasonably priced Shabby Chic style bedskirt for my vintage baby crib turned day bed in our enclosed patio. PROBLEM TO SOLVE, however: the bedskirt is a twin, the baby crib mattress is not. I wish I had one of you dear blogger pals near me to help me (a non-seamstress) figure out how to neatly and nicely cut the width down without making a mess of the thing!

Your décor looks fantastic and will be perfect for all summer. The cottage looks wonderful! OH! Are you on Instagram? I just joined last week and I am hooked. Come and visit me at: les_dames_dabord

Have a super day my friend. Anita

ANNE said...

Beautiful! as is everything you do. Have a wonderful week xoxo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Carol I love it!! Especially that shot with your dutch door half opened...so pretty!

Pondside said...

So fresh and pretty, Carol.
We had Target for a very short time. The chain wished to blame its failure on the Canadian shopper, but the fact was that the merchandise never seemed to make it north of the border - empty shelves had me thinking 'this must be what Russian felt like in the 70's'!! I'll just keep on visiting Target south of the border!

Kelly said...

I love the patriotic items you found at Target! I was just in there the other day and saw a lot of that too. They always have such cute things. I like how you added the little pinwheels to the place settings too.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the red, white and blue in your dining room! Target and those cute pillows!! Great fun.
hugs,
Linda

bobbie said...

Your tablescapes are always so much fun! Love the patriotic theme...

Laurie said...

I really think Target should pay you!

Stacey said...

Your table looks like it's just ready for fun!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I really love red, white, and blue during this season, and I love what you did. It looks very festive. xoox Su

Kirby Carespodi said...

Love it! I don't "do" red in this house, but my last house was full of it!!

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

I actually thought I didn't click on a current post when I landed here, but I love the red/white/blue any time such a cheerful and memory inspired colors. You know I never go to target, but i see people finding great finds that I never seem to!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Loved your tablescape. So glad that you are back to blogging again,. I have missed your wonderful posts. Sounds like your hands are doing great. I'll have to check out Target and see what's going on there.
Have a great week.
Mary

chateau chic said...

Love your patriotic tablescape, Carol!!!
Mary Alice

Linda said...

My daughter, Amber, is a BIG fan of Target!!!
We are in our camper down on my step son's ranch right now but when I get home I shall put out my patriotic things!
I plan on leaving them up and out through the 4th of July!
LOVE your finds and the way you used them! A knotted tea towel for a napkin!! I LOVE that!

20 North Ora said...

Carol - what a delightful table setting! Love your patriotic pillows. Must run to Target!! LOL

Judy

Dawn said...

The tiny pinwheels are perfect on the plate with the napkin ring :) and your dutch door in the background is the perfect backdrop to everything patriotic.

My Garden Diaries said...

My goodness! That shot up there of your table with the garden in the background looks like it is straight out of a magazine Carol! Your tables are always stunning!!! And yes....3 dollars!!! You scored! Happy day to you! Nicole xoxo

Connie said...

I am a huge fan of red, white and blue. Your table is wonderful. Towels make the best napkins, especially for summer barbecue type foods. Three Dollars . . . You hit he jackpot, girlfriend :)

cynthia lee designs said...

So cute...and those towels are only $3.00. Don't you just love Target!!
~Cindy

Vicky Hunt said...

I ran into Target on my way home yesterday and saw all the Americana stuff but didn't have any extra time to shop! I did see the cute pillows though. I love what you bought and what you did with it all. It looks awesome! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.

Renee said...

So cute. I made some patriotic colors pillows last year.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol.
All decked out in red, white and blue. Lovely Target finds and it turned into design on a dime. Looks happy and fresh and will certainly take you through July 4th. Ever notice on Fixer Upper JoJo never places silverware down for a place setting for the camera shots?
xoxo,
Vera

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so cheery and fun, Carol...I love the polka dot flatware!

http://deezie-sunshinedeezines.blogspot.com/ said...

Love your sweet table setting. I adore pinwheels, they look great as part of your setting. The pillows are adorable too!!!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

So pretty Carol! I need to stop by Target this week. They have some great buys. Especially love the pillows and napkins. Your tablescape is magazine worthy. What a pretty way to usher in the summer season. I am very inspired!

Daytona Damsel said...

I just love the pillows, what a score at $3.00. Did you embellish the napkins with the star or did they come that way? I haven't visited Target in years. Used to be my favorite store for home goods. It is in such a congested area I avoid going but maybe I will fight the traffic this week. Debbie

Renee said...

I just love patriotic themes. Your table setting and pillows are wonderful!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Everything looks so festive Carol. I'm with you...why make them when you can buy them at such a good price.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, such a special and festive table. Don't you love the dollar bins at Target. Great pillows and towels. The price over making them, can't be beat!!
Have a great week.
xo

Debbie said...

I love the dollar aisles at Target!! Your festive table is cute as can be, Carol! Great for summer time meals.Very happy place.
Debbie
xo

Lowcarb team member said...

Love the red, white and blue theme ...

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Love the red, white and blue theme ...

All the best Jan

Michele said...

With Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June closely followed by 4th of July it looks like you will sure get your money's worth out of your Target pillows. Love your table, too.

podso said...

Very patriotic and delightful. I love the way you knotted the napkin ring.

Sylvia said...

Carol, Isn't it great to be inspired by fellow on-line kindred spirits. The table looks great! Sylvia D.

Kathy said...

Great score and great results - you are SO creative! Love that red rose, too.

Leslie Harris said...

Isn't Target amazing? I always find fun pieces there for the home. Your table setting is so pretty and how clever to use hand towels for napkins!

Art and Sand said...

Our Dutch door is always half opened and everyone knows if the door is open they can just pop in!

Art and Sand said...

Target can be deadly to the wallet!

Maria Elena said...

Just beautiful! Love all your patriotic decor. xxx Maria

Carla from The River said...

I love the starfish candle sticks.
I also like how you did up the silverware, I am going to copy you for our 4th of July party. :-)
Thank you for sharing.
Carla

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your patriotic table and window seat! You can't go wrong with red, white and blue and I wish we had blue in our Canadian flag. Everything looks so sweet. Have a nice weekend.

Canadian Chickadee said...

Your table setting looks fabulous! And I love the pillows. Hmm....I think a trip to Target may be in order later today. Thanks for the inspiration! :) xoxox

Ana said...

Loving your patriotic tablescape Carol. Those pillows are so cute and what a great deal. Hope you've been having sunnier days than us. It's been so cloudy here with a bit of rain here and there.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

Your tables always look great. I am much too lazy to do anything special with mine, but I enjoy looking at what you do.

handmade by amalia said...

It all ties together so well, very pretty.
Amalia
xo

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the blue and red together!

Helen Philipps said...

Wow, I love your red white and blue table setting, Carol! All your pictures are stunning, and very inspiring!
Helen xox

Sally Somervill said...

Very pretty Carol! I usually walk right by the dollar section of Target, I'll give it a second look next time. I love what a pulled together patriotic look you achieved using such inexpensive purchases!
xo Sally

Sally Somervill said...

Very pretty Carol! I usually walk right by the dollar section of Target, I'll give it a second look next time. I love what a pulled together patriotic look you achieved using such inexpensive purchases!
xo Sally

janice15 said...

Lovely... I love the Blue and Red very pretty. Temptations has two cake rounds in Blue and Red going to order them. Love your photos With love Janice

Rue said...

I hate to sound redundant, but I love it all! ;)

I'm also in love with the painting of the mountains in your dining room. It really speaks to me.

xo

Jann Olson said...

Carol, you have such a knack girl! The pillows were a great score, and yes; why make them when you can buy them for that price? Like I said on IG, love the knotted napkin. May be copying that for my July table. Of course I will credit you my friend. I am a sucker for anything red, white, and blue. I have so much of it that I try not to buy new, but had I been to Target I would not have been able to resist!
hugs,
Jann

Sue said...

Love the texture of the red towels and the table setting is sooo cutes x10. I have not been to Target lately and need to start making the rounds.

Down by the sea said...

Love the red , white and blue it looks so good! Sarah x

CatieAn said...

perfection

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