Today I am sharing an Americana inspired tablescape in honor of the 4th of July, but it could really apply to Memorial Day, Labor Day or and USA themed celebration. Come check out my Americana tablescape.
It all started with the accumulation of Coca-Cola bottles around here. First, Miss Masterpiece and I went to Atlanta a couple of years ago for a cheer competition, where we visited the Coca-Cola museum.
the world of coke
The Coke museum was actually very cool where in one room there was a different station for each continent and you could taste all the different Coca-Cola products that are available and sold in that market. It was very interesting to taste the different fruit flavors and levels of sweetness from all over the world.
When you exited this area you were given a complimentary vintage inspired Coca-Cola bottle, which is not sold in stores. You can spy it in the above picture at the place setting with the flag or in the centerpiece with the flag pinwheel, which says “World of Coca-Cola”. Miss Masterpiece and I of course saved our mementos.
Then Master Masterpiece went on the 8th grade trip to Washington DC & NYC over spring break this past year, and he kept his New York bottle. You can spy the NY bottle above. From there it just snowballed and we seemed to accumulate some more here and there.
americana tablescape inspiration
When I was wondering if I should recycle the ones that don’t have any memorabilia purpose and I saw them all together in mass, it hit me! They would make for a great Americana inspired tablescape. I like to have the kitchen table set in fun ways around holidays to make it festive for the family, so here we are.
For the centerpiece I used my vintage Ball jars and hydrangeas from the garden. My blue ones are really faded but I like the soft hues. Extra Coca-Cola bottles, sea shells to add to the summer feel, salt&pepper shakers and some 4th of July giveaways we pick up every year at the downtown parade are mixed in the centerpiece.
history of coke
Doctor John Pemberton was a pharmacist who invented the original Coke formula in the late 1800s to help with headaches. Until the early 1900s it actually contained cocaine, and his bookkeeper who came up with the name “Coca-Cola” had great penmanship and scripted the logo we all know and which is recognized around the world. I love nuggets of information like this because the make for a good game of trivia.
For those of you who know me well, red is not a color of choice for me. This holiday is always tougher for me since I can’t pull from my stash so this was a fun way to incorporate red. I don’t even use red at Christmas time, which I know, can seem weird. I’ve wanted a vintage Coca-Cola wooden crate for awhile now, but of course I don’t want a red one, instead I want the green one with white lettering or the natural wood with black lettering. Not as readily available so I continue to hunt.
Have a coke and a smile!