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Rustic July 4th Celebration

by elyn_ryn

The Table

This table was inspired by a reclaimed wood box that I have always wanted to fill it with hydrangeas. This year I have lots of blooming hydrangea bushes and so the time was right.

I found a burlap flag table runner that worked well with this rustic patriotic look. I placed the runner on a bare table and cut a lot of hydrangeas. I filled four short tumblers with water and placed them full of flowers and sat them into the box. (Buying sources with links appear at the end of the post.)

I placed six small flags into the flowers, three on each side.

I used blue dinner plates and rattan placemats and mixed and matched dessert/salad plates and bowls.

The above bowl was my favorite with this table, but I had to mix others in because I didn’t have enough and they are no longer sold. The lesson is: use what you have!

I used canning jars for glasses and placed bandanas in them with red flatware and a windmill straw.

The jars needed dressing up, so I tied grosgrain and raffia ribbons around them.

As an alternative to putting the flags into the centerpiece arrangement, they look cute in the drinking jars.

I was able to find red, navy, and white bandanas. The bandanas have a busy pattern so they looked best in the jars or rolled up.

This table was simple to put together. It can be patriotic without the flags, but they help bring it to life!

Menu Ideas for a Rustic Patriotic Party

How about some individual cherry pies for this party? Cherries always come to mind during July and these rustic individual pies give you a chance to express your patriotic side.

Trying adding some pastry stars cut with mini cookie cutters. Click here for this cherry pie recipe.

For the main dish, try my pork BBQ recipe. It is amazingly simple to make and can be served pulled or chopped.

Happy Fourth of July!

Sources for Items seen in this Post

Burlap Flag Table Runner: Big Lots

Reclaimed wood box: Handmade from vintage wood; similar wooden box from Etsy

Round Rattan Placemats: Serena and Lily

Dinner Plates: Pottery Barn Cambria Ocean Blue

Blue Scalloped Salad Plates: William Sonoma

Bowls with Dark Blue Star Pattern: Target (no longer available); substitution bowls with geometric pattern – Pfaltzgraff

Bowls with Blue Stripes: Vietri Modello

Canning Jars: Many grocery stores and online at Michaels

Bandanas: Oriental Trading (currently available in many retail stores)

Red Handled Flatware: Wayfair (discontinued); similar style

Windmill Paper Straws: Discontinued – similar patriotic straws at Oriental Trading

4 x 6-inch American Flags: Michaels

Oval Baking Pans: HomeGoods; similar-sized round pans from Everything Kitchens

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