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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Red, white and blue barbeque tablescape

Love, Love, Love 3 day weekends! Memorial Day: the kids are out of school, the weather is playing along nicely, and while we reflect on the men and women who have served this country, let's celebrate with a barbeque Texas style!

Collectors bandanas serve as napkins for the ends of the table and bandanas make do for the rest! 

Love these red ones with Lubbock on them! This one is my favorite, hearts, red and Lubbock.

Rust colored metal napkin rings, a checked waffle-weave tablecloth, blue calico dinner plates, white salad plates, blue flatware, blue glassware all create a festive setting without breaking the bank!

Doll-ah water glasses and estate sale perfect blue goblets ensure we won't be parched.

A rust colored metal candlelabra is the centerpiece. Both ends sport votive holders. The center is a red bowl with clippings from the yard surrounding a pillar candle. 

There are no markings on this pitcher. It 'came' with our cabin in New Mexico, so I think it might be purchased in NM. Anyone recognize the potter?

Tablecloth - vintage Bennett, not sure from where, about 20 years vintage
Napkins - Lubbock and the paisley from Hobby Lobby
Flatware - Horchow's
Blue dinner dishes - Queen's Calico
White salad plates - Wedgwood Windsor
Tumblers - Dollar Tree
Blue goblets - estate sale find
Napkin rings and centerpiece - Mineral Wells, TX**
Red bowl - Waechtersbach
*disclaimer - the tumblers were there and then they weren't. A few too many glasses for taking pictures!

**Edited: Mr. CJ checked the credit card statement, the name of the store in Mineral Wells, is
Bargains for Better Homes,
1001 East Hubbard Street
Mineral Wells, TX 76067-5547
(940) 325-1336

I'll be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. And I'll also be chiming in at the Tablescaper's for Seasonal Sunday.See you there!


Kathleen said...

Love your patriotic tablescape!
It says TX, literally! Adorable napkins and lone star rings too!
Hope you had a good one!

vignette design said...

Marlis, your Texas barbeque table is adorable! Beautifully executed and photographed! Love those Lubbock napkins and the horseshoe iron centerpiece is perfect! You truly are creative! ~Delores

xinex said...

You have set the most beautiful patriotic table, Marlis. I love it! It is really pretty...Christine

Emily said...

Wow, I love your Texas BBQ tablescape. The bandanas are the perfect touch with those Texas Star napkin rings. Love it.........

The French Hutch

Tanya@takesix said...

Marlis, you could never disappoint!! LOVE the red, white, and blue! Those calico plates are so nice. I've been keeping my eye open for a good price on some at Home Sense. Also like the handkerchiefs for napkins. Such a fun, holiday table!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love your red, white, and blue table and especially love the tablecloth and the centerpiece -- the red bowl with the candle and flowers are just perfect. Joni

once in a blue moon said...

looks like some good ole down home fun!

Anonymous said...

Marlis this is absolutely wonderful!!

Dianne said...

What a great table. So Texas! I have those same Queen's Calico dishes. I am coveting those blue goblets.


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That looks adorable. I love the bandanas! What pretty pics too with the sunlight hitting just right. Thanks for the well travels.

ellen b. said...

Hi Marlis!
Love your great Red, white and blue barbecue table outside. Love the napkins and all the great layering...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Red, White & Blue....rustic....and bbq is a winning combination! Looks delightful.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I studied in texas from 1990-1993 (from the far North), you have made me very nostalgic. Love this!

JudyBug said...

Well, I just love absolutely everything! The bandanna's are just the cutest things with the hearts. Love your glasses. I'm sure you had a wonderful Memorial Day!

The Tablescaper said...

Love your Texas barbque! I used calico plates in my Memorial Day tablescape as well, but they look entirely different in your tablescape. Love it!

So glad that it will be part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Marlis, I just love this table setting...from the checkered tablecloth to the bandana napkins! Perfect for cooking out and celebrating a special holiday like Memorial Day. Hope you're having a fabulous summer, friend!

A Perfect Setting said...

Such a great table! The blue calico dishes look fantastic against the checkered cloth. Bandanas set everything off!! Very cute!

Entertaining Women said...

This would make a great pre-party the night of your all's Cattle Baron's Ball. Really like the candelabra used as the centerpiece. I use bandanas as napkins frequently, but I don't have any as cool as the Lubbock ones. I'll have to get my sister on that project. Cherry Kay

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your table looks great Marlis! Love the blue plates and the bandannas are so fun:@)

Marianne said...

Love all of the red, white and blue. And what a great idea using bandana's as napkins!
Marianne :)

Susan Hawthorne said...

Love your all American Texas theme! It would be fun to have dinner at this red white and blue table.

Denise said...

Hi Marlis,

What a cheerful table!! It looks very patriotic, but it also says BARBEQUE loud and clear. The bandanas are such a great idea for napkins and the napkin rings are terrific. The texture of your red and white checked cloth looks so soft and cozy. I especially like the metal candelabra with the horse shoe in the center -- just perfect for a Texas barbeque!


Denise at Forest Manor


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