The Fourth of July is quickly approaching and it’s time to start thinking of a festive tablescape to help us celebrate with family and friends. The first things I like to consider when creating any tablescape are the color scheme and theme. For this particular holiday, the answer is obvious…good ol’ red, white, and blue with LOTS of American flags. You can never go wrong with a classic and the American flag is as classic as it gets.
The centerpiece that I created on our Granby Round Barnwood Dining table is a layered one. I started by building a platform of sorts with several primitive flag buntings. I then nestled a white pitcher of hydrangeas (faux, in this case) along with some mid-size American flags and finished it off by surrounding the vase with a few antique books to add an old-world feel.
For the place settings, I used round seagrass placemats and white dinner plates topped with blue star salad plates and red bowls. The cherry on top of each setting is, of course, a mini version of, you guessed it, another American flag, to really bring home the Fourth of July theme
To add more dimension and a little sparkle, I finished off the table by adding in a couple of glass candle holders with a natural-toned filler and cream votives.
With our country largely returning to normal after a very long year, many are anxiously awaiting the gathering together of family and friends. It is my hope that however you choose to decorate your table for Independence Day this year, that you will celebrate the time with your loved ones and proudly embrace the precious freedom we hold dear in this country we all love so much.