Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Patriotic Table Centerpiece

Good morning, friends!
The end of June is upon us 
and for some reason my mind still thinks it's only the 1st of June :)

I was finally able to make something patriotic for the dining room table
and thought I would share it with you.
It's quick, it's easy, and it's cute :)


I dug through my burlap stash and found some white burlap that was perfect for a table runner.
I cut it to size and frayed the edges by pulling strings of burlap off.


Then I sewed some red, white, and blue ribbon onto the edges.


And that's it!
To make it a no-sew project you can glue the ribbon on rather than sew it on.



I added a lantern, red and blue vases with fabric flowers,
an old Bible, and a few old hymnals to make a pretty patriotic centerpiece
for the table.



Click here to find out how to make these simple yet lovely fabric flowers.



It will be celebrated. . .
with pomp and parade. . .
bonfires and illuminations
from one end of the continent to the other.
- John Adams -



Enjoy your week, dearies!
My heart is blessed to know you.

* * * * *

P.S. -Is anyone else having difficulties with their blogger reader?
Since yesterday when I sign into blogger it shows me only one blog in my news feed 
and won't show me any other blogs that I follow. . .
Maybe it's just me :)

36 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Several of us are experiencing the same problem with blogger. It is so frustrating and I am sure it is causing me to miss some posts.

I love your runner and centerpiece. Hard to believe June is almost over.

Have a lovely day, dear Stephanie.

Billie Jo said...

Hi Stephanie!
This is lovely!!!!!
And I agree with you, I can't believe we are at the end of June! And after the Fourth of July....the summer seems to go even faster.
Oh, and yes...my Dashboard is having the same issue.
I did some checking, and Blogger is aware of the issue.
They are working on it.
I hope it gets fixed soon!
Hugs!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just mentioned YOU on my post this morning! I couldn't wait to show everyone my sweet little pillow! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

Debby Ray said...

I love using burlap and your table runner is really cute. The blue & white ribbon just sets it off! I can't wrap my brain around the fact that July 4th is almost here! Time is justa flyin'!

Debby Ray said...

I see you we all are having the same issue. Blogger is aware of it as I found out on a website this morning. What I have been doing is just going to my reading list and clicking each one individually of ya'll that I normally read and the newest post pops up... when you scroll back you will see it....it is very time consuming but at least you can see what everyone is up to!

Nancy Vance said...

Yep, I'm having the same issue with only one blog showing up on my dashboard. Sorry everyone is having trouble, but I'm glad I'm not the only one! :)

Debbie Harris said...

I live your patriotic table setting Stephanie, especially using the Bible and old hymnal books. Very nicely done.
I have not been to me blogger feed, so I'm not able to say of I'm having a problem or not. ??
Have a wonderful day!

Francine said...

I love the centerpiece, Stephanie! It's very subtle and simple. :)

Robyn said...

Hi Stephanie,
I know what you mean about it feeling as though it's just the beginning of June. I think it took this long for us to thaw out! lol.
Such a lovely runner and those vases are perfect. What do you do on July 4th to celebrate?
There seems to be a lot of tech problems on all the blogs lately. Notifications, comments, you name it and someone is having a problem with it. I've got half a dozen issues that I can't figure out, lol.
Thanks for a fun post and have a great day, my friend. Hugs!

Valerie said...

Dear Stephanie,
How beautiful that table runner is! I love your arrangement too. You are so talented. I am having the same problem with the blogger roll. Maybe they will get it worked out soon!
Blessings and sunshine, Valerie

Anne Payne said...

Stephanie, You come up with the niftiest ideas! I like it because it is pretty AND simple. Love your beautiful centerpiece :) Have a blessed week, my friend...{{hugs}}

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, I love your table runner it's so pretty and perfect for the 4th of July! I took have the same exact problem as you and have been so frustrated by it! I don't know how to fix it and I'm now reading from Bloglovin.
Take care.
P.S. I too can't believe how fast summer is going!
Julie

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Such a sweet arrangement!

I think there is a problem with blogger reader.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very sweet, Stephanie, and perfect for the 4th! Yes, time flies and here we are almost to July. I am enjoying my open windows and sweet summer breezes. Hugs to you xo Karen

kitty said...

Oh such a pretty and simple patriotic table vignette, my friend. I set up a patriotic table for when my dear Mom comes tomorrow. xo

lynn said...

I am having a lot of problems getting your emails.
I have missed more then a few of them.

Mrs R said...

Stephanie, what a gorgeous table runner and centerpiece! Thank you for showing us how to make one for ourselves. I haven't given much thought of what to use as a centerpiece. Right now I have a rustic tray with a Yankee Candle in it.

Linda Walker said...

Stephanie, your tablerunner looks so nice on your table and the little vignettes you set up for each photo were fun to look at. Yes, I have had the same trouble as you with Blogger! :(

Hope all is well with you and yours!
Linda
Sewwhat!

Sola Scriptura said...

Your table display is lovely! The tablerunner looks like a fun project to create!

Barbara Neubeck said...

... lovely table runner and setting.... I like your little vases...
Hugs...Barb xxx

Shoregirl said...

Beautiful! I love that lantern with the old books -- my style all the way!

Mrs. Smith said...

Hi there, sweet Stephanie! Your table looks lovely! You are always so full of great ideas. I imagine your husband loves to come home to all the little creative touches that you add to your home. Have a great afternoon!

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie,
What a pretty centerpiece. First of all, I am really into lanterns lately, and I love the color of this one. The red and blue glass vases add a special touch for the Fourth of July. And the hymn America The Beautiful is special with its old book charm.

Have a happy week, Stephanie. I can't believe it's almost July!

love,
~Sheri

Ceil said...

Hi Stephanie! What a lovely and simple way to set off your patriotic table! And thanks for giving a 'no-sew' option for us klutz's out there :)
Hope your blogger issue resolves soon. Sounds like everyone is having the same issue..
Blessings,
Ceil
PS I hope your shop site is hoppin'!

Sherri B. said...

A simple and sweet addition for the table. I love that you added the hymnals and the one that is open to America The Beautiful. :)

Have a lovely week my precious friend. xxoo

Ida said...

Spending some time today catching up on a few blogs. Your table runner is darling and I love the other d├ęcor you added to it. Makes for a charming Patriotic scene.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is a beautiful centerpiece, I love those lanterns and all your flowers in those glass vases are so pretty, goes perfect with the runner, with the bible and hymnal there isn't anything more you would need :)
I just checked my blogger and it seems to be fine, hope yours is working today!

Simply Linda said...

Very pretty. I have 2 lanterns like you do, I think I will paint them white (thanks for the idea, btw,smiles).

Blogger is having issues, especially with spellcheck and some other things. Blessings

Debbie said...

Same blogger problem here!! I like you table, simple and beautiful!!

I have not put out any of my red, white and blue things! I think I forgot, I usually do it for flag day and then leave it out!

Gail Dixon said...

I have heard other grumblings from other bloggers. I use Feedly and since they've dealt with their hijackers (!) I've not had any issues with them.

As for your project, I think I might be able to pull this one off. I can glue! Yahoo. Thank you for the decorating tips. :)

Vicky Hunt said...

What a lovely vignette Stephanie....simply perfect! I need to get my Ameicana decor out, but have just been so busy lately. I might try to do that this weekend...:) Thanks for the inspiration!

Blessings, Vicky

janice15 said...

It seems like the month just flew to I dont know where... Your table looks lovely My reader feed is okay.. hope all is well nice to visit with you with love Janice

camp and cottage living said...

Cute and easy runner, Stephanie!
June has flown by for me too.

Liz Hockamier said...

I love that quote by John Adams!
This is a lovely and simple centerpiece. I forgot that
I have some old hymnals.... I should be using them. Thanks for the reminder! :)

~Liz

JES said...

I love this runner project because it is simple enough to use year round! Thanks for linking this up with us, dearie :)

Grantham Lynn said...

Great idea for a runner. I used placemats on my tablescape. I would like to try a runner. I enjoy this linky! See you next time.

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