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Table Setting Ideas for a 4th of July Party

Welcome to the 248th Tablescape Thursday!

Yesterday I got together for lunch and a little antiquing with my friend, Marie. As the wife of a former Georgia Governor, patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and the 4th of July are important occasions.  Their home was decorated beautifully and I’ll be sharing the decorations in an upcoming post. Today, I’m sharing two of the table settings Marie created for Memorial Day (now passed) and for the upcoming 4th of July.

Marie created a wonderful tablescape in her dining room and the Uncle Sam top hats are a riot.  (Several folks have asked about the hats…they came from Pier 1 and are made of metal and quite heavy.)

4th of July Table Setting Tablescape in Red, White & Blue

A view from the end…Gold chargers really work well with a patriotic setting. They add just the right amount of contrast, allowing the other colors to really pop.

4th of July Table Setting Tablescape in Red, White & Blue

Love the red, swirl glasses and blue wine glasses.

4th of July Table Setting Tablescape in Red, White & Blue

Independence Day table settings are so much fun to create because you can go all out…the more red, white and blue and the more festive, the better!

4th of July Table Setting Tablescape in Red, White & Blue

Marie, also put together a table in her family room.  The red, white and blue tablescape theme really looks beautiful with the color of her walls in this room. I loved the Uncle Sam lamp…so fun!

4th of July Patriotic Table Settings Tablescape with Patriotic Star Dishware 1_wm

Liberty/freedom bells worked great as napkin ties/rings.  Festive, star-studied dishware is so perfect for this table.  Notice how Marie turned the square salad plate on the diagonal for this setting…love that idea.

4th of July Patriotic Table Settings Tablescape with Patriotic Star Dishware 2_wm

An overhead view…

4th of July Table Setting

The back of each chair was decorated with a red, white and blue star.

Chair Backs Decorated for the 4th of July Dinner

Did you get a few ideas for your 4th of July celebration this year?  Thanks so much to Marie for sharing these wonderful tablescapes with so many great ideas for patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, Veterans Day or the 4th of July.

Looking forward to all the wonderful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!

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Comments

  1. Love seeing Marie’s holiday tables and decorations Susan! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Sandi Lee says:

    Great job-you always get the best photos. Wishing for you each day to be better-you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Susan, it’s always so much fun to see what Marie is up to. I am loving those top hats at each place setting. They make such a statement and make the table so festive and fun. All of her red, white, and blue on both tables made me want to stand up and salute! Thank you Susan and Marie for sharing these inspiring tables. laurie

  4. Susan – Marie always has the most delightful table settings. I cannot imagine where she finds all of these treasures or the time to find them all!! I have red swirl glasses and I think I might have to steal her idea and use them for the 4th this year! As always, thanks for sharing her fabulous home with us!

  5. Hi Susan, I always love seeing Marie’s tables, they are always full of fun. She must have quite a collection of holiday lamps for the family room, loving the Uncle Sam! I have some similar metal stars, you reminded me I must get those out! Happy decorating!
    Jenna

  6. What a happy celebration table! Loved seeing all the cute ideas that Marie has come up with.
    Thank you for sharing them & please say ‘thank you’ to her as well, for opening the doors to her beautiful home for us to enjoy.

    fondly,
    Rett

  7. Marie’s ‘Where Do You Store It” would have to be a three-part series of posts, I think. It’s obvious that she has a ball creating celebratory tablescapes for her family & friends. You’re right…the hats really are fun, and I love the idea of the liberty bell napkin rings. Thanks for hosting us and for inviting us for such a special peak. Thinking of you as you seek a new normal post-Max. So hard. Cherry Kay

  8. Marie’s ‘Where Do You Store It” would have to be a three-part series of posts, I think. It’s obvious that she has a ball creating celebratory tablescapes for her family & friends. You’re right…the hats really are fun, and I love the idea of the liberty bell napkin rings. Thanks for hosting us and for inviting us for such a special peak. Thinking of you as you seek a new normal post-Max. So hard. Cherry Kay

  9. Susan,
    Such lovely pictures and so much inspiration…..thank you for hosting this party..
    Love, Mona

  10. Susan, Both tablescapes are amazing. It is hard to do unique holiday tables and she has done them well. Her home is lovely. I am going back for a second look.

    Thank you for your inspirational and lovely blog. Thank you for your parties we all enjoy. Have a wonderful day!

  11. Perfect, beautiful and patriotic tables, Susan. Thanks for sharing Marie’s creations…Christine

  12. Wonderful table!
    Susan, it’s a pleasure for me joining your great party for the first time. I love your blog, so inspiring!
    Besos from Argentina! Silvina

  13. Susan, it is always festive at Marie’s. Thank you to both of you ladies for sharing these delightful table settings. Love the idea of the hats. Smiling at the thought of all the guests wearing these. I’m a fan of red, white, and blue and anything patriotic.
    Thinking of you each day as you deal with the loss of Max. Sending hugs……..Sarah

  14. Kathleen says:

    Many good ideas…I think my fave thing I noticed was a solution to a problem I have with sofa lighting…I too have a table behind my sofa/couch, but the lamp there doesn’t provide adequate reading light. I like how she/in the family room, has those 2 brass lamps on either side of the Uncle Sam lamp, they would provide perfect reading light. Wondering if she found those 2 lamps at Restoration Hardware? Maybe one of your readers will ID them. It’s always a fun visit with you, happy Thursday!

  15. Such fun tables.

    I’m having a bit of difficulties make out what is to the left of the plates on the first table. Is that a glass within a sherbet on top of a plate?

    – The Tablescaper

  16. Oh how pretty and patriotic! Love those hats, uncle Sam and the rockets that look like their ready to take off! Great combo of red, white and blue both in the dishes and glassware. The gold really steps it up! Both tables are fabulous. She sure has the spirit!

  17. Susan,
    Your friend, Marie has such a lovely patriotic themed tablescape!!!
    Thank you for sharing with us today!!!
    I’ve been using and sharing your napkin folding tutorials with The Brunch Bunch!!!
    Thank you for hosting Tablescape Thursday each week!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  18. Susan, I am so glad you had the chance to have a little fun.

    This gal sure sounds fascinating – and creates wonderful tables!

    Thanks so much for hosting!!

  19. You’re right, those top hats are a hoot! Love all the great photos, as always. Blessings – Dawn

  20. Linda DeFazio says:

    Hi Susan,

    Love your tablescapes!

    I had commented when you lost your kitty, I just had to put mine kitty down. Ripley was 19 and was fine up until 2 days ago. She finally said “enough”. Her kidneys were completely worn out as was her heart. It was so hard saying good-bye, but I thought of you and how brave you were. They are such a party of our family. I have a feeling I will be finding Pirate Mouse and other treasures throughout the house for a while. Smiles will be there.

    Blessings,
    Linda

  21. Marie has so many beautiful pieces on the tables. I find myself so inspired. Thanks for taking your precious time to share this with us. Thanks too for hosting this fun event. xo marlis

  22. Oh my…Marie’s 4th of July table is incredibly creative…I so love the top hats!!!…I so enjoy seeing her tablescapes Susan..thanks so much for allowing us to see her beautiful work and gorgeous home…I hope you are doing well!

  23. Susan – I know your heart is still breaking, but hopefully sharing one of Marie’s beautiful tablescapes put a little smile on your face. Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

  24. I am late to the party! But glad I didn’t miss it all together! This table is a lot of WOW!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us – puts me in the mood to do red white and blue all over again!

  25. Susan..I have not been on to read the post for a week or so and was so saddened to read that “Sweet Max” was gone. My heart goes out to you. Here’s a BIG HUG form Manny & me.

  26. Susan, It is always a pleasure when you share photos of Marie’s home. I can only imagine the shopping trips that the two of you share. You must enable each other when it comes to decorating and finding unique items for your homes and tables. Thank you for sharing a little of your pleasure with us!

  27. Jen Rogers says:

    What a beautiful and very festive tablescape! I love it! Where did you get the top hats?

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