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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

May 19, 2010

Red Blue and a little Shabby White...


Hey Bloggin' Gals! What a beautiful day finally here in Southern California! I hope when Memorial day weekend comes that it will be warm and not snowing!
We usually invite lots of friends and kids over for tons of food and barbecue!

Part of my thrifty decor are these candlesticks found at my local thrift store, added is the little polka dot apron to tie in the red white and blue colors of the cross stitch I did a few years ago.


I made lots of cupcakes for all the college students staying with us. They are supposed to be flying to Thailand for a Music/Worship mission's trip and I'm a little worried with what the news has been saying about the commotion in Thailand....we will see what happens.
The napkins and napkin rings are from the thrift store as well. And the
conservatory is made from $1.00 frames from Michaels and of
course WHITE SPRAY PAINT!
Another thrifty thing is the $1.00 frame from Michaels that I painted like a flag...added letters, then printed off a Patriotic card I believe I saved on my computer years ago.
I love the shabby candlesticks and enamelware pitcher in the center...love it.
The grocery store had the cutest pretzels decorated with red, white and blue drizzled frosting Yum!


Next for a cupcake stand I used a red plate placed on one of my red and white enamelware pans.

The little red serving dish is from my wonderful cousin Ralaine who reads my blog. She gave it to me (hubby and I really) for our 30th wedding anniversary coming up! I was married at 12! Buwahahahaha....I'm really a youngster...I'm really not old enough to be married that long!
Big smile...

The little papier mache houses were a clearance sale find at Michael's store that I decoupaged flags and vintage looking postcards on.
Thanks so much for the visit!
Playing along with these amazing blog parties....

30 comments:

Ela@NewFamilyOnTheBlock.com said...

Debbie! Everything looks wonderful, I love all the crafts you did and I'm a sucker for cupcakes =)

Your newest follower,

~Ela

Kimbra Kasch said...

I love those cupcakes.

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love this tablescape. You must tell me how you put that little conservatory together. It's so cute. I want one!

Great job!

Hugs,
Joanne

P.S. I think we need to report your husband for making you a bride at 10. :)

Lynn said...

Too cute! I love this time of year when the patriotic colors come out, they just feel good-enjoy!

glor said...

Your table is amazing! I love cupcakes, these are soooo happy and I'm sure taste wonderful. Great, great job on tablescape!

Debbiedoos said...

This is awesome!~ So patriotic and colorful, and lets not forget fun!~ Thanks for the inspiring ideas:)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That's such a cheery and welcoming table! I love how you combined your thrift store finds and created such a cute theme. Lucky kids, those cupcakes look yummy!

A 2 Z said...

Bonjour Debbie,

Its very patriotic and beautiful. I'm sure the students really enjoyed themselves and probably ate all the cupcakes. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

hugs

Anne-Marie

Barbara said...

Happy almost anniversary! This looks great. I bet everyone really enjoyed those cupcakes.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Oh Debbie, you always have the BEST table settings! It makes me want to come sit at your table! Those little paper mache houses were a cute idea! Everything looks great! Love love love all that red, shabby white, and blue!

Have a great day!
Tammy

Darlene said...

Hi Debbie,

I love your patriotic table setting. It is fabulous!!! Oh, and I understand cause I got married when I was 12 too....HAHAHAHA

Those cupcakes look delicious....YUM♥ Glad you are having some beautiful weather. Ours has been gorgeous too since the storms have stayed in other areas of Oklahoma.

jninecostumes said...

Everything is so festive in the red white and blue. And what yummy snacks!

9405018--Pat said...

everything looks wonderful...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Denise Marie said...

absolutely adorable!! those lucky college students to get to stay at Ribbonwood cottage!!

Tricia said...

What a fabulous table! You make it look so easy, but you have a wonderful eye for tablescapes -- just love the whole thing!

Marigene said...

Love your patriotic table, Debbie! Those cupcakes are causing major salivation.

Sharon Haynie said...

I love the red, white and blue theme! You've done a terrific job with everything. Thanks for sharing with us!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Debbie!
What a lovely tablescape. Such great attention to detail with all your red, white and blue.
It's so happy and festive and of course, patriotic!
Your family and friends are going to feel very special with this wonderful presentation.

hugs
Sissie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That was just beautiful God Bless America!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful red, little shabby white and blue tablescape!! It looks awesome...and those cupcakes sure look "Yummy"!!
~Cindy~

Sarah said...

Always enjoy seeing a table in the red, white, and blue. It all looks festive. Love the cupcakes! ~ Sarah

Renée said...

I'll bring the coleslaw! Thanks for this fun post.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

WHat a happy table!!!!!! So nice!

Marie said...

Hello sweet Debbie - I'm a new follower of your blog via The Inspired Room! I love your patriotic table scape! It's absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a pretty tablescape! It's so creative, and I'm loving the red, white, & blue!! :)

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Debbie, what a wonderful, patriotic tablescape! This would be great for Memorial Day, July 4th, Veterans Day and so many other days...I love it! I love the picture frame you painted with the card you printed off...so clever. I never think of neat things like that! I love all the layering you did with your tablecloth and place mats...I'd love to have dinner at this table!
Hugs,
Susan

Americana Lady said...

I'm lovin' your red, white, and blue table! I've got to get me some of those pretzels...flags-a-wavin' Joan

Ralaine, Author of Burden of Promise: When Tragedy Becomes A Teacher said...

Hi Debbie,
You amaze me. With all the activity going on, you and Kyle still set the banquet table for the weary travelers. God bless you for that. Oh, I knew you would put that red metal - tiered dish to good use. Now I know it has truly been received.

Nancy said...

What a fabulous spread for the students and I love the patriotic theme. Also, I adore your blog background! :) Nancy

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, I like it! Very patriotic and festive!!

Happy weekend, Debbie!!