Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 4th from Texas to Oregon



It is the post before this one.

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!


Elaine said...

You found some wonderful treasures! I love the decorative plate--so patriotic! The Texas plates are so cute, too! Thanks for sharing!

Visiting from Let's Dish!

Kathleen said...

Love those star plates! You found some great things.
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Aledia said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment! I just LOVE shopping at GW and Thrift Stores.

You certainly found some fabulous items! I love the scale and all of your patriotic decor. I also like how you used the paper towel holder to host your beautiful new plate!

Cute Texas dishes as well! Have a wonderful night!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

kitty said...

What great items you found, Pam. I never find all those bargains at my GW. I love the Texas plates and mugs. Your hubby sounds wonderful and I hope that his health improves.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh how delightful!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love meeting all you talented ladies/men.

Marlis said...

Such a very cute table.. You found some goodies.. Love those Texas plates!!! And the Longhorn sign too, albeit we are Red Raiders!! Darling table. So glad your husband is doing so well, praying for complete recovery and better health. xo marlis

A Hint of Home said...

I just love your dishes and the whole tablescape. Thanks for sharing!

Jonell said...

Perrrrrfection loving the colors, the textures, the theme [OF COURSE]
tHANKS for visiting Like Grammas House and leaving me a note..

Shelia said...

Oh, what a darling table. Now you had me at that scale you found at GW. I've been wanting one for some time and can't find one! Waah!! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

we three dogs and me said...

I just love to do patriotic tables. There are so many occasions to use. You were lucky to find so many at one place. Some time check out some of mine. It turned out just right.Thanks for commenting

Linda said...

You're having great luck at GW. I never find anything at mine. I think these gals in town clear it out before I get there, since I'm not a regular.
You've put together a nice table and a great story with it. Love it.

xinex said...

How nice that you were able to create a tablescape at your son's place and found some perfect stuff for it. I love the patriotic plate with the children and the old scale is fantastic. Very nice!...Christine

Dawna said...

I love all the items you were able to pull together for this table. You had great vision in putting this table together.

Gina said...

What a great tablescape! I love the star shaped bowls!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

This Texas girl transplanted to Tennessee loves seeing this Texas-style post!

Martha said...

Love the Texas post! Great table!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Wow, you found some great stuff at GW. I love patriotic themes. They are one of my favorites.

Donna Heber said...

Wonderful patriot tablescape! You never know what you are going to find at Goodwill. Thank you for stopping to visit me and for your sweet comment.

Entertaining Women said...

Wonderful collected treasures...for a vibrant and creative patriotic tablescape. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay