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Purely American, Rustically Simple, Completely Southern

Home and Garden | Tablescape: Purely American, Rustically Simple | SouthernGuideToLife.com

Angie Forte, owner of Spain Hill Farm, shares with us her beautiful country chic, patriotically American, and rustically simple outdoor garden party. 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY: ANGIE FORTE @ SPAIN HILL FARM
WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE

You may know Angie from The Altered Past, her blog which started in 2009. They have just launched a new name and a new logo, Spain Hill Farm, with the same beautiful southern inspiration. Today, she shares with us her country chic, patriotically American, and rustically simple outdoor garden party.

Whether as a table for two or duplicated for a massive 4th of July party, you cannot get much more classically southern than this design. From the rustic cedar benches to the painted mason jars this tablescape is pure perfection.

Home and Garden | Tablescape: Purely American, Rustically Simple | SouthernGuideToLife.com

We are in love with the rustic benches that Angie’s youngest made out of cedar logs and scraps of boards. The bunting was purchased at Old Time Pottery for another project.

She offers a great tip for staying organized for the holidays. “I store my linens and decor in totes based on holiday or color themes,” Angie says. This tip alone could save hours!

Home and Garden | Tablescape: Purely American, Rustically Simple | SouthernGuideToLife.comShe planted a repurposed galvanized tool box with two red Geraniums, two white Wave™ Petunias, and one blue Lobelia. Galvanized metal always makes a wonderful accent for both indoor and outdoor styling. It can add rustic sophistication or country chic to any decor.

Home and Garden | Tablescape: Purely American, Rustically Simple | SouthernGuideToLife.com

Can you believe this stunning tablecloth is really a sheet? Specifically, it is Ralph Lauren’s “Dylan’s Grove” sheet. She picked it up at a thrift store. If you are willing to think outside the box and be creative you can find stunning fabrics in the form of sheets, curtains, and even fabric scraps at thrift stores to turn into beautiful tablecloths.

Angie layered this soft floral pattern with a simple piece burlap for a brilliant contrast.

Home and Garden | Tablescape: Purely American, Rustically Simple | SouthernGuideToLife.com

It is hard to get more classically country than the mason jar. Maybe that is because it is hard to find a southern home without at least one or two in the cabinet. They are inexpensive and multi-purpose. Use them for canning, storing food, or even as drinking glasses. Here, Angie has painted them in patriotic colors and added simple daisy bouquets and a small American flag for the perfect amount of pop and color to this tablescape.

Home and Garden | Tablescape: Purely American, Rustically Simple | SouthernGuideToLife.com

She added whimsical red and white painted plates and blue and white napkins to finish out the tablescape.

Photographs by: Angie Forte, courtesy of SPAIN HILL FARM.

To see more of Angie’s beautiful projects and ideas visit her online at SPAIN HILL FARM.

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