4th of July Tablescape

Decorating for the holidays is always so much fun for me.  It’s an easy way to redecorate without spending a small fortune.  I still can’t get over how a change in a tablecloth, place mats, & a centerpiece can make the dining area look completely different.  The 4th of July is a fun tablescape to do because it’s filled with bright colors & sparkle!  This year, I really wanted to emphasize the color red.

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I started out with a red tablecloth and added some bright placemats that I’d made years ago.  The red handled flatware was just what it needed.  The ‘napkins’ are bandanas that I found at Walmart.  They were perfect for the look I was going for, and the napkin rings were wooden napkin rings that I found at Michaels & painted.

4th of July place mat

I added white plates to break up the intensity of the colors.

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And then, I found these melamine star shaped plates at Michaels.   They were perfect!

Flag Place Setting..

Star Place Setting.

The clear red glasses were added to go with the flatware.  I added the centerpiece & the table was set!  A link to how I made the centerpiece can be found here.

A view from the top:

4th of July Tablescape

4th of July Tablescape

Then my wonderful husband brought home this:

4th of July Tablescape

He said that he thought it might look nice for the 4th of July Tablescape.  Oh, he knows me so well.  I love it!  (imagine, a husband who thinks about helping you with your tablescape?)

4th of July Tablescape

So, this is how the tablescape looks now… (the centerpiece now resides on the coffee table)

4th of July Tablescape

I wish everyone a safe 4th of July.  Thanks for stopping by!

I’m linking up with:

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday!

French Country Cottage

 Adventures in Decorating

36 Avenue

Katherines Corner

No Minimalist Here

 

Happy Creating everyone!