When you style a tablescape for holidays year after year, it can be a challenge to come up with something new and unique every year. When I looked back at past patriotic tables, it seems I have used the same red Pioneer Woman dinner plates almost every time! These are the only red dinner plates I have, so it is only natural that I bring them out for a table decked out in red, white and blue.
I am so happy to be joining a Summer Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Rita of Panoply. I hope you will take the time to visit all of the blogs listed at the bottom of this post! If you are coming from Bluesky at Home, welcome! Didn’t Carol do a lovely job with her blue and white table?
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It is so easy to add patriotic decor to a centerpiece by adding some American flags to your arrangement.
I realized I have also used the same stemware year after year. I guess one can only have so many dishes and so many glasses, and I know I have WAY too many of both! There is no way I am going shopping for more red or blue stemware! Now, that doesn’t mean some won’t find their way into my cupboards! I am rethinking this for future red, white and blue tables! Check out the beautiful glasses I found at the end of this post!
You really can’t go wrong with white chrysanthemums and red carnations, can you? The pop of red was just what my centerpiece needed. You can see how fun red carnations can be when styled as a sphere in my Holiday Tablescape for Christmas.
I kept this plate stack simple. a rustic white wooden charger, those red pioneer woman dinner plates topped with a simple white salad plate. I paired these with white napkins with a nautical knot pattern in blue.
I still like to do a lot of styling with a nautical bent, particularly with sailboats since we used to have a 41′ Hunter sailboat that we kept in Sandusky, Ohio and sailed on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. There is nothing quite so magical as being out on a sailboat and turning off the engine and letting the wind fill the sails and speed you over the water so quietly.
This galvanized boat with the wooden frame was a find at Home Goods a few years ago. I have been waiting for an opportunity to use it as a centerpiece. I have used it when entertaining out of doors filled with ice to keep beverages cold.
I used the same flags hanging on my chandelier for an Independence Day tablescape back in 2018. You can see how I used them at Set Sail for Summer Tablescape.
These little sailboats were all attache to a cord. I found these on clearance on an end cap at a Target a few years ago. I used them on the cord the last time I used them on a table, but they are so much cuter now that I cut them all off. I added one little sailboat to each place setting and then used the additional ones as part of my centerpiece.
Even the picture of a rowboat on the beach coordinates with my nautical table for the Fourth of July. I know a lot of you may be celebrating with cookouts out of doors, but here in Florida this time of year we are often driven inside due to the heat and regular downpours.
If you would like some more nautical inspiration you can also visit my Nautical Nursery post.
Past Patriotic Tables from Celebrate & Decorate
Take a peek and see the table that Uncle Sam was pedaling along on my Red, White and Blue Tablescape.
If you are looking for a more vintage look, check out An Americana Tablescape for the 4th of July.
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