How are you celebrating Independence Day this year? We are spending time with family and friends to enjoy a small cookout. Celebrate the Fourth of July with these inspiring patriotic tablescapes.
The inspiration behind these patriotic tablescapes is lots of red, white and blue. Lately I’ve been gravitating to earthy, organic neutrals with my decor, so adding a splash of patriotic decor was an interesting challenge for me.
I am joining a Patriotic Tablescapes Blog Hop hosted by my talented friend, Kristin of White Arrows Home. Ever been on a blog hop before? They are really fun and provide lots of great decorating ideas from touring other people’s homes. We all have different decorating styles so there is much to see, so be sure to check out all of the spring tablescape inspiration at the end of this post. (Posts on stacyling.com may contain affiliate links.
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How to Create this Patriotic Tablescape
Layers, layers, and more layers. Think layers when creating any tablescape because they bring warmth and personality to the table. When shopping for table decor, pick up dining accessories that you can re-use over and over again. I create a lot of different looks using the same basic pieces. Be creative and most importantly, have fun with it!
Decorating the Table
Since I love to leave my farmhouse wood tables exposed, I decided to use two American Flag buntings as the table runner. I have a bunch of these buntings that I love to add to my deck railings or under the front windows to celebrate our freedom.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I love floral centerpieces. So I added this gorgeous centerpiece that I made using faux greens and these real touch peony florals in a vintage wood crate.
Setting the Table
When setting a cozy table, the key is layering placemats, chargers and plates so there is texture, dimension and warmth. I love these cedar branch placemats that I use as a base layer in almost all of my tablescapes. They vibe well with my garden-style decor and guests love the the organic touch.
I’m so sad that Pier 1 is going out of business because I love their tablescape products. So if you want these placemats, don’t delay purchasing them. Get them now before they are not available anymore.
On top of the placemats, I added rattan chargers that I love to use all the time too. They add lots of warmth and texture it to the table.
Next layer is the dinner plate which is from my casual, everyday dishes. Depending on my mood or what I’m going for, I will either use my everyday plates or my Lenox. I would love to have holiday or seasonal specific plates, but I do not have storage space for them so I prefer to use what I have and add the small decorative touches.
On top of the dinner plate, I like to layer a pretty cloth napkin. For this tablescape, I wanted something patriotic and colorful, so I chose red linen napkins. Then I added the salad plate. I layered a salad plate on top of the napkin.
And the top of the salad plate is where I like to get creative, through either decor, a natural element, or food. Instead of using some sort of decor item, I made a berry salad and topped off the plates. This is a fun way to decorate the table because its ready when guest arrive. And we’re going to eat it anyway!
More Summer Entertaining Ideas
Looking for some summer meal and beverage inspiration? Check out these recipes for your next summer gathering.
Thank you for touring my patriotic tablescape and hope you found it inspiring. For more inspiration, hop over to my friends’ blogs and check out their patriotic tablescapes.
Follow the Tour
Rachel | At the Ponds Farmhouse
Stacy | Bricks n’ Bloom
Kim | Shiplap and Shells
Ann | Dabbling & Decorating
Kristin | White Arrows Home
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