She’s A Grand Old Table

Happy 4th of July! We are so blessed to live in the land of the free and, with that, be able to shop at the land of the budget conscious, aka HomeGoods :). 4th of July is a favorite of ours. It’s all about family, love, gratitude and of course red, white, and blue. We hope you enjoy this Grand Old Table and would love to see your beautiful creations too!


Since numbers are small at this year’s family brunch, we decided to place everything on this backyard iron patio table (we have had for 30+ years) surrounded by the beautiful greens of summer


As always we did a little mixx and maxxing with both the placemats and tables. Not being able to find more than one set of something at TJ Maxx or HomeGoods always tends to work in our design favors as the different looks add more dimension than having everything same same. Just like in America, where without our diversity, we would lack so much of the greatness our country is!


On one the alternating settings, we placed these Blue Rimmed Salad Plates by Martha Stewart, Set of 4 [$14.99] (also used on our Cinco De Maxxo post) on top of these fun Red Rimmed Plates by Dansk [$4.99 each].


Each setting has a Blue and White Woven Placemat by Knits and Knots [$12.99 Set of 4]. We love how well these emulate the stars on our beautiful American flag.


On the alternate place setting, we used Red Roay Doulton Salad Plates by Gordon Ramsey [$2.99 each] on top of Ikat Design Dinner Plates by Tommy Bahamas [$4.99 each] and then to add dimension placed a lighter Blue Woven Vinyl Placemats [$9.99, Set of 6] on top of the Knits and Knots placemat.


Each setting has a white cloth napkin and alternating Silver and Gold Hammered Flatware by St. James [$54.99, Set of 24]. We have used this flatware in several of our designs so it was well worth the investment! Check out Cinco De Maxxo and Brunch Bunnies to see how else we have used it.


Every setting has a Red Rimmed Blown Glass Tumblers, Made In Mexico – we love Mexico too:) – [$3.99 each].


Additionally, each setting has a different blue and white, blue or just plain red pillow. TJ Maxx and HomeGoods always such a variety of indoor/outdoor pillows. These are all meant for indoors but there’s no rules against bringing them outside for a nice brunch or dinner table. Just be sure to take them inside when you are finished. Every one of these pillows was in the $24.99-$29.99 range. Worth it if you use them in other areas of your home, like our America The Bedroom post :).



For our Grand Old centerpiece, we added height and volume by placing a Pewter Compote [$29.99] in a this beautiful large Red Wave Rimmed Bowl, Made In Portugal [$24.99].


We filled the compote with oasis, faux Magnolia leaves and live reindeer moss.


Then, of course, two American flags, coming out of each side.


Surrounding the centerpiece, we placed two Red and Blue Striped Baja Water Pitchers by Amici [$12.99 each] and fresh berries and greens.




Berries, fruits, vegetables, etc. are great, inexpensive and tasty ways to bring in needed colors to your table designs. We placed blueberries, strawberries and raspberries in separate Clear Accent Bowls by Artistic Accents [$7.99, 4-Pack] and placed the bowls throughout the table.


For the greens, we placed fresh boxwood in these Metallic Gold and Red Votives (from Restoration Hardware – forgive us!) and these fun Blue Polkadot Glasses, Made In Mexico [$3.99 each



Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing our #maxxaddict design. Wishing you a happy 4th!






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