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We were in Eugene, Oregon on the 4th of July this year!
I kept trying to decide what to use for this tablescape for I was at my son's house. His home is just a bridge away from Goodwill and that is where I began my acquiring wonderful vintage items to bring home! As a result, I found more than enough to set a fun and patriotic table! The scale is one I have been looking for and this was $6 with antiquing included (use from wear)! The great pitcher was a find and has the Williamsburg reproduction stamp. I even found the fabric flag there for $1. The precious flag salt and pepper shakers were from Fred Meyer (a cross between Target plus adding Whole Foods for it had great items). They sold their gas cheaper than other places. The store was also close to my son's home. Were the salt and peppers cheap and on sale? Oh no, but they were cute and perfect for the 4th.
What was the perfect selection for a 4th tablescape? A plate with children carrying the American flag. What was so great was the wonderful people at Goodwill had made a display of items for the 4th. Does anyone recognize my plate holder?
The red watering can with stars is filled with a red begonia plant plus the cute flag! A Fred Meyer find.
Also, the gold trimmed creamer, sugar bowl and tray was a great find at GW! I have one at home but the price was too good to pass up! The darling blue watering can including stars with the white rose plant and cute flag is from Fred Meyer! I just love the thrift stores in Oregon for the places are well stocked with great vintage and new finds. The prices are wonderful and they display everything so neatly. Goodwill was my favorite but when I went to St. Vincent de Paul I didn't find as many great things. I kept going back several times to GW and finding something new in the store every time. All these wonderful items filled the Expedition to come home to Texas.
Now, I want you to first see the star bowls which I bought at Fred Meyer and were they on sale NO but again they were great! Now look closely at the blue striped china, the mug has a Texas shaped Texas Flag motif on it!!!
Here is a closer look at the star bowls with stars inside the bowl and stripes outside the bowl.
Yes, I brought china from Texas (a Walmart product). I bought it in Texas and it stayed in Oregon for my son to use.
Did you guess my plate holder is a paper towel holder with the plate taped with clear tape for safety.
We enjoyed the tablescape before the 4th and for the time we were there.
The back of the centerpiece contains the lovely wine decanter and red glass vase with flag. All these pieces were from GW. I had great times at the thrift stores!!!
I kept the plants alive while we were in Eugene but the watering cans were packed to come home. I really enjoyed the lovely scenery in the town. The flowers in the parks, gardens and family homes were gorgeous!
This is the dining room set for our 4th celebration I enjoyed being able to open the sliding doors and letting the sunlight and breeze blow through.
What did my son bring home for dessert but VOODOO donuts!
These are two of the selections and I remember this one had blue raspberry with pink sprinkles. The bottom one had chocolate cake and chocolate and blue icing but I can't remember all the flavors but the names are hilarious. The one with chocolate and peanut butter chips with some kind of filling was to die for. These were the biggest and best I have ever tasted! If you are in Oregon just go to see them in either Portland or Eugene! The best and you will love it!