Patriotic Table Setting For Memorial Day & 4th of July

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!

Red, White & Blue Table Setting


It was a beautiful day as I played out on the porch. Love seeing the trees dressed in their newly minted, spring-green leaves.

Table Setting in Red, White and Blue


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.

Patriotic Tablescape With Red, White and Blue Dishes and Flatware


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.

Flag Patriotic China Dishware


Blue glass chargers worked great as a backdrop for this flag-themed “Colonial” dishware by artist, Warren Kimble.

Star Napkins


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

4th of July Patriotic Plates, Napkins & Flatware


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.

Rednek Solo Party Cup Wine Glasses


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!

Solo Cup Wine Glasses for Parties


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.

Red, White & Blue Flatware for Patriotic Holidays


Love this time of year! Are you making any plans for summer dining and entertaining?

Patriotic Dishware


Maybe planning a Memorial Day cookout with friends?

Red, White & Blue Table Setting


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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  1. Thanks for hosting my favorite party! All your blogging work is much appreciated. Have a nice weekend.

  2. My heart beats Red, White & Blue Susan! I love patriotic table with your flag flatware and stemmed solo cups. ♥

  3. A very festive patriotic table, Susan. I love that flatware, and it looks great with your dish stack. I’m loving the idea of the solar candle lanterns. Thanks for sharing that.

  4. Fun to see these great colors once again! The lanterns make a nice arrangement for the table. I saw those stemmed plastic glasses at Cracker Barrel once and thought it was so silly- but they look good here the way you combined it all together. 🙂 I love the blue swirl charger under the patriotic plates- pefect!!

  5. Mary from Virginia says

    Cute cups! Nothing beats a good old Redneck summer party. Love how the solo cups are “fancied up” for a lovely porch meal.

    Thanks for the fun post!

  6. Love your red white and blue lanterns Susan and the big bright star napkins!! I’m inspired! Thanks for the fun today!

  7. Susan so much creativity here. I adore your lanterns, and the dinnerware and flatware, so beautifully patriotic!!

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  8. Love those lanterns! Unfortunately we no longer have a True Value store here in town. Hopefully I can find some like these elsewhere. Happy Thursday and have a great weekend!

  9. crumpety cottage says

    Hey Susan, I love that you were able to get cutlery that matches are patriotic plates! And I had never seen those redneck wine goblets before, lol. I thought you had put them together, yourself. 😀 ~ Thanks for mentioning those solar candle lanterns, that’s a good tip. I do have some solar lanterns and I love them, but they don’t have the ‘candle’ in the center. ~ This table scape really puts me in the mood for summer! Thanks. 🙂

  10. I hope I will be organized in our FL home by the time Memorial Day comes since we are moving next week. Love your patriotic table, Susan!

  11. I love the sense of humor you have on display! The red cups are so funny! I don’t know how you come up with so many different table setting ideas, it’s definitely an art to it. Have a great weekend, Susan.

  12. Love your tablescape ~ especially those red neck glasses and the patriotic flatware. What fun! Thanks for the party Susan!!

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    Susan and Bentley

  13. I HOPE it doesn’t snow on Memorial Day…..franki

  14. eautyiful patriotic table with all the perfect elements. I specially love the flatware…I would never find them here, so they’re awesome! Happy Memorial Day. I can’t believe it’s almost here along with mom’s and dad’s day!
    Thanks for hosting lovely lady.

  15. Arlene Romero says

    So love the colonial dishes and flat ware can you tell me where I can purchase these?? Thanks for a beautiful display! Arlene

  16. I love your table setting, just beautiful !! Was wondering though, where on earth did you get the utensils ? I have this same set of americana dishes, but have never seen those before…would LOVE to add them 🙂

  17. You are an inspiration! Where did you get the napkins? Or did you make them yourself? Would like to add them to my Americana set.

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