Tablescapes, Flip Flops & Flowers

Prayers and Prayers and Prayers….

and we, the more fortunate today, go on with our normal lives…because that’s what we have to do, one foot in front of the other, taking the next step as they must…one moment at a time…

I have a little confession to make.  It’s embarrassing.  After all, I paint glass professionally.  You would think a little glass jar would be a piece of cake.  There are tons of tutorials in blogland on DYI tinted jars.  I read them.  I even knew how to keep it from washing off.  But I can’t do it. Nope. Won’t even show you a photo.  Total disaster.  But I knew I had to have some of those blue tinted Ball jars…


I could have gone antiquing and hunted down some fabulous meaningful vintage ones, but patience is not my strong suit. knows this.  With a few clicks these little blue beauties were on their way! $13.99 for a set of 6, no tax {boy I hope that doesn’t change!}, and free shipping.  I was a happy girl!

jar at night

They are pretty at night too!

flip flop napkin ring 2

A cobalt blue plate, a colorful striped napkin, and a mini flip flop

beach place setting 2

some jars with flowers

flip flops and flowers 10

tea lights in blue hurricanes

beach place setting

and a festive summer table top is born!

flip flop place setting the

No place mats today, just the plain bleached wood and a creamy charger marks the place setting

beach table top

and a child’s size flip flop to hold the napkin

candlelight beach table

I could hardly wait for the sun to go down

flip flops & flowers

so I could set the tea lights aflame

flip flops and flowers 1

and see the blue jars by candlelight

jars and candles

how they glow and sparkle

flipflops and flowers 8

in the sunshine and at night~

flip flops and flowers 3

We are ready for a cozy little summer dinner for 2!

You will see these blue jars often, they are making appearances all over the place~ if you don’t have any now, watch out, I am going to make you want some!

Stop back by next week and you can see the before and after photos of this room, it’s quite shocking!!


I’m joining some of these great parties this week:




A Stroll Thru Life for INSPIRE ME TUESDAY

The Gunny Sack for TIME TO SPARKLE

Memories by the Mile for TUESDAY TRIVIA

Savvy Southern Style for WOW US WEDNESDAY

Cuisine Kathleen for LET’S DISH

Rattlebridge Farms for FOODIE FRIDAY

Alderberry Hill for MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY


No Minimalist Here for OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY

the Answer is Chocolate for BFF OPEN HOUSE

The Busy Bee’s for THURSDAY BLOG HOP

Crafts ala mode for WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS

The Country Cook for WEEKEND POTLUCK

check out these amazing blogs!

17 Responses to “Tablescapes, Flip Flops & Flowers”
  1. Barbara F. says:

    So cute, love the blue and green. I love my flip flops. xo

  2. Prays indeed!
    I love the blue jars and don’t have any of the commemorative ones yet. I think J gave all the blue jars to a friend when we moved from the farm. I have one large one left, which is nice for bouquets in the kitchen.
    Your table is fabulous. I love the flip flops. I need to remember this, for summer. On the list…$ store flip flops and blue jars.

  3. omega57 says:

    Mine arrived yesterday. I used to have a bunch of them but used them over the years for gifts. Cute table!

  4. Those blue mason jars are soooo pretty just a they are!!! LOVE the flip flops! The folks in Oklahoma need all the prayers they can get!!! thanks for sharing your very cute beachy table at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  5. Karen says:

    That is a wonderful table and the flip flops are so cute. Love all of the pretty blue glass. I had to order those blue ball jars too, aren’t they pretty?

  6. Kitty says:

    Now that is a FUN table, Jenna! I love the blue canning jars and the flip flops make the perfect napkin holder!

  7. Judy says:

    So cute, love the green and blue combo and the flip flops are so perfect.

  8. Debbie says:

    OK, I love it all. The blue jars are lovely and I guarantee worth the effort. BUT… I have a favorite thing from this table that just made me smile from ear to ear. It’s the flip flop holding the napkin. That is just plain adorable, and I am dying to do that here when My girls are home. They will be delighted. So cute!

  9. Linda says:

    This is just darling! I love the flip flop. Must do that soon…. Best wishes, Linda

  10. I refuse to allow you to make me buy some! I refuse, I tell you! OK…gosh. Stop twisting my arm! I’m going over to Amazon already!!! 🙂 (Not really…I’d be in a heap of trouble!) Your setting is really terrific, and that blue just illuminates so beautifully with the candlelight nearby!!! Very pretty, Jenna! I love the choice of flowers for the jars, too. Your place settings are so cute…the flip flop is a fun touch!

    We’ll forgive you your transgression re: the painting disaster. Just don’t let it happen again! 🙂

  11. So many many things to love here. The meld of blues and greens is so artfully articulated. The mini flip flop is a perfectly wonderful touch of whimsy. Thank you so much for inviting us for a peak and for your prayers. Cherry Kay

  12. lulu says:

    I’m glad not to have seen this post before today because it really brightened this very gray day in Maine. I love that you have used the blue jars. My very favorite flower containers are jars and bottles, maybe because they make their own arrangement with just a stem or two.

  13. oh gosh that flip flop is soo cute. I love that idea. and those blue jars.. well I’m with you on buying those things!!! I love the blue, especially with the candles. So pretty. xo marlis

  14. FABBY says:

    What a beautiful table with so much fun and color and lights…I love this! The flip flop it’s adorable too! Loving the candles. Big hugs,

  15. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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