Americana Tablescape for the 4th of July!

It is time for one of my favorite holidays!  Let’s hang our bunting and American flags. Here in the United States we will be celebrating Independence Day and in our Canadian friends will be celebrating Canada Day.  It is time for me to set a patriotic tablescape!

A collage of vintage 4th of July tablescape photos

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A round table decorated with a patriotic tablecloth and vintage style table setting.

This is one of my favorite tablecloths to use for patriotic holidays. Vintage tablecloths give a rustic look to my holiday table. I dressed my dining table with this cloth and then added my place settings. I bought this several years ago from Pottery Barn. They are selling some vintage look placemats this year.

A vintage style 4th of july tablescape with a galvanized bucket of red salvia for a centerpiece.

The focal point on this table is my patriotic centerpiece. This year it is 4th of July on the front porch! Galvanized chargers were combined with flag-decorated galvanized salad plates also from Pottery Barn.  Wood handled flatware seemed like the perfect set to carry through my Americana theme.  

A galvanized plate with a flag motif on it and a wooden red, white and blue rustic star.

These rustic wooden ornaments from Hobby Lobby made perfect napkin rings, and a takeaway for guests.  

A galvanized plate with a flag motif on it and a wooden red, white and blue rustic star.

Sharing a “behind the tablescape” reality check here… When I decide on a tablescape, I gather the elements that I have on my kitchen counter and try different dishes and flatware together.  Somehow a concept comes together for a centerpiece.  I had this fun divided galvanized container and felt this table called for plants, not flowers. I thought it would look delightful in the

A galvanized plate with a flag motif on it and a wooden red, white and blue rustic star.

It had to be two little red bedding Geraniums and two little green ferns.  Of course, would you think I could find Geraniums of any size in June in Florida?  Not a one at three different places.  I finally settled on these sad little Salvia.  Even then I must have picked up 40 Salvia plants. I gently shook each one to make sure there were enough red flowers that were not going to fall off to have some red blooms in my photos.  Small flags were added to the centerpiece to complete the look in the middle of the table.

A galvanized plate with a flag motif on it and a wooden red, white and blue rustic star.

When you “blur” a photo it doesn’t make that sad little Salvia look as bad!  But, the little Rabbit’s Foot ferns look really nice and have found a new home planted in my garden.  I think maybe I should have stuck with blue hydrangeas.

A galvanized plate with a flag motif on it and a wooden red, white and blue rustic star.

The patriotic red dinner plates are Paige by The Pioneer Woman.  These are a classic pieces of my dinner plate collection, they are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Christmas!

An outdoor table is perfect for a fourth of July tablescape. Take advantage of the weather, one of the great things for this holiday season and dine alfresco!

A galvanized plate with a flag motif on it and a wooden red, white and blue rustic star.

Cloth napkins that coordinated with my vintage look carried through the theme. They were rolled and tucked into the string on stars and stripes wooden stars. You can find some wooden stars to use to decorate here.

You can find some great ideas for a July centerpiece by shopping the aisles of your local dollar store or the Target dollar spot! If you aren’t in the United States, celebrate in your own way with a July party! Happy 4th of July to all of you! May you have as much fun as you possibly can!

More July tablescape ideas:

July table decorations with a patriotic centerpiece
July table setting with a nautical vibe
A red white and blue tablescape for July 4th
Elegant 4th of July tablescape

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  1. Your ideas are endless and I do like your rustic Americana tablescape. I love the galvanized chargers, plates and centerpiece container. It is so true that often when you decide on a certain flower or plant you can not find them. Your rustic freedom, liberty, and star wooden pieces, as well as the textured flags, go so well with your theme. That tea-stained throw as a tablecloth was perfect to ground your table and the napkins couldn’t be better.
    Your front porch is very patriotic and inviting. Love the bunting on the railings.
    Thanks, Chloe for all you do to make these hops interesting and fun.

  2. Chloe, I love your Americana theme–the throw used as a tablecloth and your galvanized flag plates are wonderful! Thanks so much for organizing the hop this week. What a treat to view all of the festive tables for the Fourth! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. The rustic look of your Americana tablescape is so cozy. I love your combination of wood and galvanized metal. The Red Salvia is really pretty as the centerpiece because they stand so tall. The red and green live flowers make a striking centerpiece in your galvanized bucket. I love those red dinner plates with the scalloped edges! Do I see soccer goals beyond the bunting on the porch rail? I would totally sit at your Patriotic table sipping lemonade and watching young folks play!

  4. Chloe I love this vintage look for the Fourth. It gives the feel of days gone by. Such a wonderful patriotic feel and the stars as a take home is a nice touch.

    Enjoy your day


  5. Chloe, I adore your galvanized elements and flag plates, especially paired with your tea stained throw as a tablecloth! I saw wonderful little galvanized buckets at TJ Maxx yesterday with flags on them. After seeing your table, I want to make a mad dash back over this morning and pick them up! I can relate to your struggle to finding a plant for your centerpiece. I had squirrels dig up my window boxes that were already established and can’t find plants to replace them at the garden centers. Thank you for all your organizing efforts for this and the many blog hops you coordinate. I pledge my allegiance to you and the USA 🙂

  6. Love, love, love this table, Chloe!!!! All the galvanized pieces make me sing with delight. I already pinned it, you have created the perfect rustic charm for Independence Day. The wood stars and napkins are the perfect compliment to your flag table cloth. Love ❤️ it all!!! I can picture you shaking all the flowers in the garden center!!! Thank you so much for putting together his hop, i always thoroughly enjoy them!! Have a fabulous 4th❤️

  7. Oh Chloe I love your vintage Americana theme! It’s just perfect for the 4th of July, Love the galvanized elements and the flag table cover! I know you were frustrated when you couldn’t find geraniums, but the salvia work great! Love the way you combined all your elements for a special and meaningful table! Thank you so much for hosting this hop!

  8. This looks fabulous! Love the tea stained tablecloth and the galvanized metal accents. Too bad you couldn’t find the geraniums you wanted but the salvia made a good substitute. I like those napkins and the star accent for napkin rings. Best wishes for a Happy 4th!

  9. Chloe, how wonderful to have your large porch to entertain and set up beautiful tablescapes! I love the vintage Americana theme with the fabulous tea stained PB throw as the foundation for your galvanized elements. I would do the same thing shaking all the plants, it made me laugh imagining you doing that. Thank you for hosting this patriotic blog hop, you always do a great job. Happy 4th of July!

    1. Are those not the best memories, things like shaking all of the salvia to see which ones would hold onto their blooms! Those are the kind of things I love doing and the memories I enjoy making! I am glad I brought a smile to your face!

  10. Chloe! Chloe! Chloe! you have done it again dear friend. A lovely tablescape and the minute I saw the “freedom” sign, I started singing the Aretha Franklin song…Oh, freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom)
    Oh, freedom, yeah, freedom!!!!
    So pretty….and you deliberately blurred your salvia photo? Wow! I have blurry pictures accidentally, and think they are not “normal”!!! Haha
    Seriously, your tablescape is so Americana!!
    I love the galvanized elements of it and it all goes together beautifully.
    Thank you again for organizing this hop and I suggest you ask Catherine from Smashing Tablescapes to join our future hops as she is so creative. I mentioned it to her and I think she is interested. Just a thought.

  11. Chloe, I love that time-worn, weathered look of your choice of Americana on your table, and it looks super with the tone of your table & chairs. I can certainly appreciate those staple pieces like your red Pioneer Woman plates. Elements like those are essential for us tablescapers, especially when we’re out beating the pavement for that “just right” addition like the elusive geranium (who’d’ve thought they’d be gone already??) Your centerpiece looks just as fine with the red salvia (although I did chuckle with your comment of blurring. That works sometimes when photographing faces, too, lol).
    Such a fun hop this has been. I love summer, and I certainly love my freedom. Thank you for organizing another great week.

  12. Chloe, this is a fun table! I love the addition of the galvanized pieces. Great look for this table.
    Thanks for organizing this hop. I’m a patriotic loving girl, so hopping about all these tables makes me happy. I celebrate with red, white, and blue all summer.

  13. Hi Chloe
    How I love this table’s overall presentation! It seemed to bring us back to a different time. The weathered look of the throw, the galvanizes table wares even the centerpiece (LOL) are truly remarkable. Great work my dear, thank you for sharing.

  14. What an awesome patriotic table setting! It is chock full of rustic and Americana! Right up my alley! Thank you for sharing!


    Tee @ Teediddlydee

  15. Beautifully done Chloe. Americana is shining brightly on your table. The rustic look is perfect. Great look using the galvanized chargers and plates. The Pioneer Woman’s scalloped plates are so pretty. I am a sucker for pretty plates. Your centerpiece is striking. I feel your pain shopping for the perfect flowers and sometimes they are nowhere to be seen. The red salvia is lovely, especially in your bucket. The Freedom and Liberty words are perfect. Truly a wonderful table to celebrate our freedom. Thank you for organizing yet another fun tablescape blog hop.

  16. Chloe as always I so enjoy seeing your outdoor tablescapes on your pretty porch, especially when it is decorated with patriotic touches. I love that Pottery Barn flag tablecloth! It does look perfect with all the galvanized goodies and other farmhousey-country treasures you used. The plates are perfect and with the magic of “blurring” your flowers look pretty too!

    It is so thoughtful to use the star napkin rings as take-away gifts for guests! I know everyone will enjoy your festive table!

    Thank you so much for organizing this fun hop. I hope you have a very Happy Fourth of July!

  17. Everything from the galvanized plates to the “sad” salvia (which by the way I think adds just the right pop of red) is gorgeous!! The wood stars are such a thoughtful addition to your table. While I am very proud Canadian, I do love the look of the American flag! It looks stunning as a backdrop to your 4th of July table. I am always so glad to be able to participate in your blog hops Chloe, and you have gathered such a talented group of ladies, I am always inspired! Thank you 🙂

  18. You are so talented! The galvanized metal is spot on too. Americana, perfection I feel like I’m in Mayberry. Love the wood pieces too.Thank you so much for inviting me to join you and all of the lovely tablescapers. I am really enjoying it. xo

  19. Chloe, not only are you a great tablescape blog hop hostess, but a fabulous tablescape creator. Love all the galvanized elements ~ adds a great rustic American touch. The wood stars with flag motif are awesome decorations. The dish towels for napkins are so cute ~ always great for a bit of pretty and practical. Dining on you front porch looks heavenly. Hugs and Happy 4th.

  20. Chloe, your Americana Tablescape is stunning! I’m crazy about that tea stained table throw. I agree that the galvanized plates and bucket compliment the aged look of your table linens. I was looking for red geraniums as well for my tablescape but couldn’t find the right size, so I went with white alyssum instead. I don’t think the salvia look sad…they give just the right pop of color and look great with the rabbit’s foot ferns. I also love the wood flatware and the painted wood accessories on the table. It looks so welcoming on your porch! A perfect 4th of July setting. As always, thank you for everything you do to organize these fun tablescape hops. Happy 4th of July!

  21. Your wicker table has me melting all ready! I want one and I adore it! I love how you styled it. The throw is perfect and the chargers and plates are wonderful! Love the idea of alternating the napkins when you can’t get enough of the ones you want. It looks great like that! Thanks for organizing such an inspiring wonderful hop!

    1. Thank you so much, Kristen! I am so glad you joined us for this hop. I always love visiting White Arrows! My table and all of my chairs on the porch came from Pier One last summer.

  22. Chloe,

    Your americana tablescape is so warm and welcoming! I would love to sit outside and have a cup of lemonade and hang out with you, lol! The galvanized plates are really unique and I so love anything Pioneer Woman. Thank you so much for all your hard work in hosting the blog hop. It is always so inspiring to see the talent and creativity of these ladies! Happy Fourth! I will miss hanging out with you at Haven this year but look forward to seeing your updates 🙂 Share pics!

  23. Your patriotic table is fabulous! The tea-stained patriotic throw is the perfect foundation for your table! I love those salad plates and chargers! You have such a talent of mixing and matching items to create a lovely and inspiring table! Thank you for hosting! Happy Fourth! I look forward to seeing you at Haven!

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