Monday, June 17, 2019

Patriotic Tablescape

Welcome to my red, white and blue tablescape for the 4th of July!
I put this table together for the wonderful Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate's Patriotic Tablescape Blog Hop that starts today!!!  
There will be 4 or 5 new patriotic tables each day, all week long.  These wonderful table stylists will  give you all the inspiration you need for celebrating Independence Day this summer! 
Please join us by checking out all of the links at the end of this post.  They will be updated daily, so you will want to check back each day for more fun.

There are a lot of plaids and stripes in this one!
I blame Target for that!!!
I went into Target for some birthday gifts for my little grandson who was celebrating his third birthday this week.  I am not sure how it happened, but I came out with a whole bag full of red, white and blue stuff!!
It started with that darn dollar spot and those cute little stars and stripes bowls.
and of course the plaid pennant banner and plaid crock.
Then the problem grew when I got over to the Magnolia Home section and found these striped plates,  compounded by the fact that there were matching napkins!!
 I had the sparklers, flags, and candles but decided to make some tags for the bundle.  I used two new Stampin' Up! sets for these tags - Praiseworthy Prose for the definition of celebrate and  Family Party - for the 4th and the stars.  The stripes on this tag and the napkin rings were made with Incredible Like You.

I have a love/hate relationship with fireworks!  I love all that they stand for and cry at every parade when the American Flag goes by  - but I have a sensitivity to the bright flashes of light in a fireworks show.  I have found that if I wear sunglasses while the fireworks are going off it helps.  Yep, I am that strange lady wearing her sunglasses at night so I can watch fireworks!!
Here are all the links to the Patriotic Hop happening this week:


Corner of Plaid and Paisley Red Cottage Chronicles a casa di Bianca Bluesky at Home




Which one will be your favorite???
We have had a tremendous amount of rain so far this summer, I feel like I should be building an ark.
So hopefully it will clear out for our big 4th of July Celebration here at our little lake.
We have a lot of company for that whole week, so all of these red, white and blue purchases will be used over and over as we entertain.

Have a fun and safe celebration!!!
Wear your sunscreen and in my case, your sunglasses!!


Tablecloth - Target - several months ago
Galvanized Chargers - Joanne Fabrics several years ago
Red Check Chargers - Ragon House Outlet Sale in the spring
Star Plates - Marshalls several years ago
Striped Salad Plates - Target last week
Wicker stand - Swiss Country Lawn and Garden, Sugar Creek OH  several years ago
Plaid napkins - SteinMart several years ago
Striped napkins, and stars and stripes bowls - Target last week
Blue mugs and Red Polka Dot Glasses - Walnut Creek Cheese - many years ago
Salt and Pepper shakers - Target dollar spot about 3 years ago

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Ann, that is one fun and fabulous explosion of red and white blue on your table! I always love pattern play, and yours is always sharp-looking! ♫♪"I wear my sunglasses at night..."♪♫ nothing wrong with that!

  2. You are so lucky to have Target! They didn’t last long here in Canada, and I miss that darn dollar spot! I love your festive table. The little bundle with the flag and candles on each plate are a nice touch. And, that table throw is the perfect back drop to the gorgeous plate stacks and fireworks centrepiece. I too have a love-hate relationship with fireworks, but for me it is because it scares the animals, which is enough for me to take a pass!

  3. Ann, add me to the list of love/hate fireworks.....I like watching the night displays on television or out my front door, but don't like all the crowds, parking, etc. I do not like the fire crackers that go off for 3 days before, during, and after the holiday. My little Jesse James quivers with fear. Having said that, I love your tablescape and all the red, white and blue. I don't think one can ever have too much when it comes to decorating for this holiday. LOL...and the "explosion" of colors and items on your table make me want to pull up a chair and sit and chat with you. Happy 4th to you and your family.

  4. Ann, your plate stack of stars and stripes is amazing! Even the salt and pepper shakers are patriotic!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈI love your festive mantle which enhances your tablescape. Have a great holiday celebration with your company. They are in for a treat!

  5. Your table is a celebration of red white and blue Ann, it looks like an explosion of fireworks itself! I LOVE all the cute things you found at Target, especially the fabulous napkins! So many clever details, like the red licorice in the glass, so Americana! The tags you made are adorable! Great way to start our hop!!

  6. Ann, I love it all!!! The crazy mix of pattern is fantastic and you really pulled it all together by making it all red, white and blue! I haven't been in Target for a few weeks, and I am obviously missing out. The plate stack is so cute and incorporates all of those fun patterns! I love the wicker raised piece to gather some of your elements for the centerpiece! Thank you for sharing your talents with us again!!

  7. Ann, I know exactly what you mean about the Target Dollar Spot. It's addictive. My Target is 3 ~ 5 minutes away, depending on the light. Can be a good thing ~ or a bad!! I think I saw the same stars on blue ramekin on your table that I bought. Love all your layering of patterns and colors. It's so fun and festive. The fireworks on the table are so cute.

  8. Ann, your table is so festive and I love your combination of plaids, stripes, and stars! Happy to be joining you for the hop this week! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  9. Ann, I always look forward to your tables! I blame the Dollar Spot at Target for my ‘snowball’ buying too. ;) I admired those star and stripes bowls when I was there a few weeks ago. You have a wonderful collection of stars, stripes and plaids to celebrate the red, white and blue! Your Stamping Up! tags add such a special touch to your place settings. As always, it’s a treat to blog hop with you. ♥

  10. It's red, white, and blue here all summer long, so this hop is fun for me. I love seeing what others do to celebrate our patriotic summer holidays. Thanks for the inspiration. Love your tags!

  11. Ann, I am in love with the festive spirit you captured in your 4th of July table decor! I feel like I have missed some good stuff at the Target dollar spot! Ours is always so picked over. I think some people know when it will be restocked and are standing there waiting to snatch up all the good stuff!
    Love the mantle in the background creating such a fun room.

  12. Ann, I only wish that there was a Target near me. You came out with an amazing stash of red, white, and blue! I am a huge fan of mixing patterns, so your plaids and stripes are so festive. I love your plate stack and the entire table is patriotic perfection! I adore the tags that you made and your mantel dressed in the red, white, and blue! It is a pleasure blog hopping with you this week❤️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’™

  13. Ann, I liked that you used plaids in red, white and blue. They gave your table a look that was patriotic but unexpected. (I know what you mean by being taken in by Target -- it happens to me too!)

  14. so very pretty Ann. Your stars, plaid and stripes look amazing. Amazing how we end up bringing things home that were not on the list. Target has some wonderful decor plus the dollar store. I love the cute bowls. Your plate stack is awesome. You are so crafty. the tags look wonderful on each place setting. I know your company will be impressed. Always a pleasure to visit Ann.

  15. Such a fun and festive table, Ann! Your creativity shines through! I love how you all of your patterns look so beautiful together. Target Dollar Spot gets me every time too! So happy to be hopping with you!

  16. I love the mix of colors and patterns so much! This is such a festive display for a rousing good time. It's a pleasure to be on the hop with you. Hugs!

  17. Ann this is a fabulous and festive patriotic table! I know what you mean about that Target Dollar Spot! I have to say I don't blame you for bringing home all the patriotic loot! I had not seen those plaid pennant banner but I would love to have one, being a lover of plaid myself.

    Beautiful all around! So happy to hop with you again. Happy Fourth of July!

  18. Ann! First time too your the tablescape! I especially love the cute little wall decor! Awesome idea��