A Red White & Blue Table Setting

It has been quite awhile since I've put together a patriotic table setting...4 years to be exact. Not sure why it just hasn't been something I do on a yearly basis like my Christmas and Thanksgiving tables. This year I wanted to put together a table using red, white and blue but not really focusing on typical 4th of July items. My goal was to do something not contrived and to implement a "...hmm...I never thought to use that", kind of approach. So what I did was simply shop my home for any items that where red, white and blue, to put together a patriotic tablescape.

And what I ended up using even surprised me!

I decided not to use any tablecloth and let the plain white table serve as the backdrop. Next I spread out a red and blue boat print table runner I purchased a few months ago at the Christmas Tree Shop. Then I scoured the house...nothing was off limits including the frig! I pulled out a bag of cherries I just bought at the market for the kids, and yup, they went right into a glass bowl as an accent element for my table.

A natural fiber place mat is topped with a galvanized snowflake looking charger along with my everyday white dinner plates. Then  blue and white salad plates where placed on top of the white dishes.

Using a red and white print napkin, plus a second blue napkin, I cinched the two together with a silver napkin ring and, in a criss-cross pattern, tucked in the knife and fork. As I rummaged through the breakfront in the dining room,  I found my little candle wreaths I use for the dining room chandy at Christmas, and decided to I pull them up over the silver rings to add a little more color to the place setting.

Plain mason jars serve as casual glassware and the centerpiece display is flanked with two galvanized lanterns from Pier One.

A few little rope spheres and starfish are scattered about the table to add a bit of a nautical touch.

I also decided to keep the turquoise blue candles already on the table for a pop of an unexpected blue color. I wrapped the base of each candle with a piece of burlap for texture and then added a couple of miniature American flags for a patriotic flare.

Wishing you all a very happy and safe
4th of July!!!

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  1. Loving this table! I am going to have to create my own now, because I am feeling inspired.

  2. Barbara, I love everything about this tablesetting. It looks like it belongs in a magazine. I love this mix of everything and the way you did the plate stack. I also love the berry napkin rings. Your table is gorgeous!!! I hope that you have a Happy Fourth of July!!!

  3. Barbara,
    I adore the Fourth of July Tablescape you've created using items you already had, dear friend! These always turn out fabulous and are such a delight!
    I enjoy the pop of turquoise. . .the unique and unexpected!
    Happy Fourth of July!

  4. Absolutley stunning pics - your tablescape is perfect and ready for the celebrations! Enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day weekend! : - )

  5. Fabulous patriotic tablescape to celebrate America's birthday.
    I love all the plates and attention to detail. Pinning.
    Happy 4th. of July.

  6. Barbara, I love your table...so perfect for a patriotic celebration!! Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

  7. The table is so pretty and festive, Barbara. Love how you gathered up the napkins. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July with lots of fun going on..xxo Judy

  8. You have set such a pretty table for the Fourth of July. I love how you tucked the fork and knife crossed in the napkin ring! Something I had never thought of doing! The little rope spheres with the starfish are a nice touch and perfect for summer!

  9. Very festive, and sooo pretty. Sheila


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