July 5, 2012

July 4th. Picnic


Hello Friends~ ~ ~
I was looking for a creative way to set up my picnic table.

Instead of a centerpiece I did an arrangement at one end of the table.
First I covered the table with a French Provencial cloth.

 I placed the napkins in an old crock.
You can purchase great big colorful napkins at Ikea.

 The silver in blue ball jars. . .
 The glasses in my Pottery Barn carrier. . .
 and the white dinner plates stacked all at one end of the table
under the old oak tree.
Everyone helped themselves from the bounty and found a place to sit under the wonderful oak tree.
The shaded coolness was appreciated by all.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday week.

TIP:  A centerpiece doesn't have to be in the center of the table.
Think outside the box and have fun!

I am linking to these great parties:

Happy 4th. Of July Week~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ ~

21 comments:

Style Sisters said...

This is a fabulous idea!! I love it. Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share this.
Karin

Barbara F. said...

I love it, love the colors, too. I am sure the food was fantastic as well. xo

The French Hutch said...

What a lovely wait to set up a buffet. I love the tablecloth and the colors of the jars. I'm sure it was a great success and everyone enjoyed sitting under the oak tree. Lovely!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is such a festive way to set a buffet! So many great details.
Thanks for joining TTT!

Eclectically Vintage said...

What a fabulous centerpiece (or off-center piece)! Love the mason jars - one of my favorites! Colorful, fun and inviting.
Kelly

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi! This is my first time visiting your blog via Tablescape Thursday. You set up a beautiful picnic setting! The jars really make it more portable as well as pretty! I really like the tablecloth pattern, too. Very pretty!!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love all the colors! It looks fabulous.

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a great idea! This is the perfect idea for a picnic (when it gets a little cooler :)

blessings,
karianne

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a pretty picnic table! I like setting things up to the side too! Beautiful!

Donna said...

It looks fantastic, Ahrisha! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! I only wish I could give you some tips on my New Dawn roses, but any growing they're doing has been on their own as I don't fertilize, prune, water, nothing! And believe me, I'm sure my own will NEVER look like the ones I posted climbing the trellises down on Cape Cod! They were amazing!! Have a great week!...Donna

The Tablescaper said...

I couldn't agree more. Actually, some of my most favorite centerpieces aren't in the center at all!

- The Tablescaper

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

This looks just beautiful! Love the old jars and the great colors!

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Very nice post! I am hosting a wedding shower soon and I can use some of these ideas! I am your newest follower!

Resa @ PitcherAndPlate.com said...

So pretty and refreshing! I love all things French, so was especially enamoured with the table cloth and then the way things were displayed. Hey - centerpieces don't have to be in the center? Great point! I wish I had been at your picnic for the 4th. I can see that is was lovely. (Thanks, also, for the tip to get those great napkins at Ikea!)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hello! I love how you made centerpiece to the side. Aren't those ball jars just the best? I put mine in a metal canning contraption and put my utensils and napkins in them. Your table is gorgeous! I am your newest follower. So glad that you stopped by for a visit.

:) Becky

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Your table looks fantastic! I have a blue crock just like that but never thought about using it for napkins. What a great idea. I love that basket as well, and always like French provincial fabric. Very nice!

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment! its lovely to meet you too and see your lovely blog! Picnic setting looks DIVINE! makes me want to go and lie down in a field somewhere!! Sharon xxxx

Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks you for your nice comment! This picnic idea is lovely!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a beautiful tablescape--I love all the vibrant colors you used. It was so nice to hear from you over at my blog recently--glad you liked my Greek Eggplant Moussaka post!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love it! I am having a hard time finding glasses, really anything except wine or water bottles to fit in my PB metal carrier! Thanks for sharing!

Marlis said...

Great idea. Love the way you displayed everything. Casual and lovely to look at. xo marlis