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Patriotic Table Setting Ideas


Patriotic Table Setting Ideas

Patriotic Table

Patriotic Table Setting Ideas

With school in session and Labor Day  and Veterans Day right around the corner, it’s time to bring a little patriotic flair to the table.  I’m not one to go out and spend a ton of money on something used so infrequently.  So I headed to the Goodwill and was able to score some pretty inexpensive items for my table setting.  Everything in the Goodwill store that had a yellow tag was 50% off that day; so I had my eyes peeled for patriotic and yellow!

I came up with a pretty shabby chic patriotic table setting idea for our guests. The best part? I ONLY paid $10 total! That included 3 pair of jeans, 2 patriotic bowls, 3 glass vases, and a nylon flag.

patriotic table 2

I purchased 3 pair of jeans and cut out the pockets to make these super-cute tableware pockets.  We then kept a pair of jeans for the “Booty” prize of winning corn-hole.  I know, bad humor….but it was a hit!

I also snagged three small vases for $1 each (purple tag). I filled them with water and food coloring. I then went out and picked some Queen Anne’s Lace in the field (yep, I filled my cute little vases with weeds!). I love the delicate flower paired with the strong patriotic table setting.  I think some white daisies would be stunning too.

And did you notice the flag???? I couldn’t believe I found the flag in the textiles department AND it had a yellow tag. I only paid $1.50 for it.  I also found these two patriotic bowls for 50¢ (with the half off yellow tag!). patriotic 3

I think putting together a simple table setting for guests makes them feel special and welcomed.  As you can see, I kept it pretty easy on myself. I used plastic plates, plastic utensils (yep, those are plastic! Diamond Brilliance Plastic Flatware) and plastic table covers.

A few tips for shopping Goodwill:

  • Stop by often: Donations come in daily, so the stock is constantly changing.  Browse frequently if you’re looking for specific items.
  • Find out the markdown schedule: Different days can mean different discounts on specific items.  Learn when those discounts happen so you can enjoy them!
  • Ask for help: Knowledgeable staff and volunteers might know exactly where your sought-after treasure is–ask if you’re looking for something specific.
  • Also check out Goodwill Outlet Stores (locations here) and Goodwill Blue Boutique Stores (locations here).

patriotic table setting with Goodwill


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This post was sponsored by Goodwill Industries. 

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