4th of July Tablescape

The 4th of July is right around the corner.  It’s one of my favorite holidays to decorate for.  I still get chills when I look at our flag with it’s stars & stripes waving in the breeze.  And there is something so special about the red, white & blue that gives the feeling of celebration.

Here is this year’s 4th of July Tablescape.

4th of July Tablescape

I started with some striped fabric that I found last year.  By itself, it’s dizzying, and you should have seen the look on my husband’s face when I brought it home.  He must have thought I was nuts.  But I’d also gotten some star fabric that I knew would break it up.  All I could say was, “trust me, I have a plan”.

4th of July Tablescape

I made table runners from the star fabric.  Once it was on top of that striped fabric, it started to come together.

4th of July Tablescape

I love the way clear dishware looks when the sun shines through it,  so I started with a clear red round plate.  Then I layered a white plate, a star plate & a red bowl on top.  I love the way the star plates show through the red bowl.  Clear red glasses & flatware kept with the red feeling I was going for.

4th of July Tablescape

The blue & white star napkins complemented the table runners & were held by red, white & blue napkin rings.  To see how I made them, go here.

The centerpiece was kept simple because I felt that the tablescape was getting a bit busy.

4th of July Tablescape

4th of July Tablescape

4th of July Tablescape

A view from the top:

4th of July Tablescape

And I had to light the candle!

4th of July Tablescape

4th of July Tablescape

I even had to decorate the little lamp that sits in the corner.

4th of July Tablescape

I hope you enjoyed this year’s 4th of July Tablescape.

4th of July Tablescape

Have a safe holiday.  And Happy Birthday America!

Happy Creating everyone.

I’ll be joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for the 354th Tablescape Thursday

 Create With Joy for Friendship Friday Blog Party #179