Red, White and Blue Chinoiserie Tablescape
Is there anything in the summertime like a red, white and blue tablescape? Of course usually that is a casual meal with a menu that revolves around hot dogs and burgers from the grill. When I am entertaining just another couple, I like to set the table in my dining room. This is an oval table that seats four unless I add one of the two leaves I have for that table. I never have used the leaves since the big farmhouse table in the tavern room seats ten easily. For an intimate dinner, the dining room is the place!
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I like using containers I have that are not necessarily vases to display flowers. I have used some of these pieces to display flowers before, but it has been quite awhile, so I thought incorporating the blues of these porcelains was perfect for a red, white and blue summer tablescape. You can see how I used them for my Easter Tablescape back in 2019 if you are looking for more chinoiserie tablescape inspiration.
I didn’t want this to be too formal since it is summertime, but I really wanted to carry through the red, white and blue. I selected simple blue and white placemats topped with blue glass “Reef” or ‘sunburst’ charger plates to ground my place settings. I love to use these chargers and used them with my Cozy Winter Tablescape back in January of 2020. Isn’t it funny how we were going along with our lives back then, totally unaware of the pandemic that was going to turn our lives upside down?
I have four slipcovered parsons chairs that I usually have around this table, but I decided to mix things up and switched out twig chairs and wingback chairs for this dinner. It gave a totally different look to the entire dining room. You can see those slipcovered chairs which came from Ballard Designs in my Elegant Blue and White Tablescape post.
I went back to my china cupboard to use my Kate Spade Platinum Larabee Road dinner plates, but mixed them up this time with Kate Spade Rutherford Circle salad plates in red.
To coordinate with the platinum dots on the dinner plates, I brought out the silver my mother had given me. I found these lovely napkins on Amazon, of all places! They are currently unavailable, but these from Kirkland’s would be beautiful at this table, too!
Hydrangeas, mums and red carnations were grocery store flowers that filled my chinoiserie containers. All of these were lidded, so I simply added the lids to the tabletop display.
If you are looking for a more casual Fourth of July tablescape, you may want to check out my Americana Tablescape from back in 2019.
Lovely! I like the small punches of red with the mostly blue & white. Moving furniture…..what we won’t do for the perfect tablescape, lol.
Oh yes, Rita, what we won’t do!! I am even having a special area built in the backyard just for a table to style!
Love this and the Americana table. You always have something new and beautiful to share. I wish I could see it in person!
Thanks so much Andrea! This is so different from what I usually do for a patriotic table it was fun. I will make sure I set a pretty table when you come in July!
Chloe, I love this tablescape. All the pieces create a most beautiful table. I have a tablecloth in that pattern from Pier 1 and have not seen the napkins. Thanks for the source. I love how you mixed and matched. Mixing the chairs was great design element too. Chinoiserie is so pretty. I pinned right away.
Thank you so much Bonnie! I wish I had the tablecloth, too! I found those napkins on Amazon! My regular dining chairs have such a busy pattern that I didn’t want them to compete with the table this time! Thanks so much for pinning!
This is so beautiful and elegant. I’d love to share a link on my Sunday Dirt Road Adventures post. I hope that’s ok. Beautiful photography. I’ve pinned for future reference.
Thank you so much Rachel, I so appreciate your sharing and pinning!
Thank you so much Rebecca!
Such a great tablescape Chloe! I love how the colors pop and the design on both the dishes and flatware is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing friend, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
Thank you so much Chas! Sometimes I have to go back and look to make sure I am not pairing the same dishes, flatware, placemats nd linens together once again!
Beautiful Chloe! Understated and elegant, really lovely!
Thank you so much Jenna! I have one more fun patriotic table ready to share next week!
This is just lovely Chloe! I am so in love with all the blue and white you showcased here. I would love to share it on my weekly wrap-up this week.
Thank you so much Kim, you know I would be honored!
Your chinoiserie tablescape is just gorgeous and I love the dramatic look of the wing back chairs. This is such a lovely space! Look for your post to be featured this week at our Tuesday Turn About Link Party!
Thank you so much Michelle! I certainly appreciate the feature! It is funny, we bought those chairs two homes ago, but they were such classics, they were in storage for quite some time, but now they fit right in. It is great to be able to add them to one of my tables on occasion! As someone else said, it is crazy, us bloggers, who will move furniture around just to style a table!