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4th of July Tablescape

by elyn_ryn

Bright & Festive

I have mixed emotions about the 4th of July! I love the holiday because it is festive and fun, and in the days leading up to it, it feels as though summer will go on forever! But at the same time, July 4th seems to mark the halfway point and the countdown to the end of summer–something I always hate to see come to an end! So I spend a lot of time savoring my summer in the weeks leading up to July 4th.

I might set a red, white, and blue table long before the calendar turns to July. This year, I started thinking about the Fourth of July in May. I trekked to Waco, Texas, to visit Magnolia Market at the Silos and found the blue gingham tablecloth I used on this table. It is one of my all-time favorite tablecloths because of its pretty baby blue color and versatility. It is pale enough to use with a subtly-decorated tablescape, yet it holds its own with a bold red, white, and blue tablescape!

Red, White, & Blue Rendition

For the last few years, I have set tablescapes with red, white, and blue colors that can be used for purposes other than a patriotic celebration. This table is an example of that. It has patriotic colors but is an ocean-themed tablescape.

Add Flags to Make it Patriotic

After I set this table, the patriotic colors needed another touch to make it worthy of a Fourth of July celebration. So I added American flags to the flower arrangements. Suddenly, it became a celebration table!

Changing the Glasses

Although I am very partial to the blue glasses on this patriotic table, I changed them to plastic glasses with crabs. This gave the table a different look and one that would work well on an outdoor table. Scroll through the photos to see which look you like best.

Click here to see this tablescape as a red, white, and blue summer table without the patriotic flags.

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