Welcome to the 345th Tablescape Thursday!
One of my favorite tablescapes for summertime dining on the porch is one celebrating our patriotic holidays. Over the next few months we have three coming up: Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June and Independence Day in July. Time to break out the red, white and blue!
It was a beautiful day as I played out on the porch. Love seeing the trees dressed in their newly minted, spring-green leaves.
For the centerpiece I used three lanterns in colors of red, white and blue. I sprinkled a little patriotic-themed confetti around the lanterns. If you don’t have lanterns in patriotic colors, you can always paint lanterns you currently have using a good spray paint.
Though I’ve used the navy star napkins and the red plaid napkins in previous table settings, this is the first time I’ve used them together. They work well together since the scale of patterns is so different.
Blue glass chargers worked great as a backdrop for this flag-themed “Colonial” dishware by artist, Warren Kimble.
Denim fabrics and accents work great in 4th of July table settings. You’ll find a tutorial for making these no-sew denim napkin rings in this previous post: Denim Napkin Rings Made From Recycled Jeans
I’ve always wanted to create a table with these fun “Rednek” wine glasses. I’ve seen them online at True Value and always thought they would be a whimsical addition to a festive 4th of July gathering.
Wouldn’t these be a riot for a Memorial Day or 4th of July cookout? Though the top part looks like a red solo cup, it’s actually sturdy melamine and dishwasher safe. They totally crack me up!
The patriotic flatware was a purchase at the end of last summer. It’s also by Warren Kimble and was designed to go with his flag dishware.
Love this time of year! Are you making any plans for summer dining and entertaining?
Maybe planning a Memorial Day cookout with friends?
I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
Looking forward to the wonderful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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