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