Thursday, June 28, 2018

A Patriotic Table for the Fourth

Are you ready to celebrate the Fourth of July next week? I've set the table indoors, but it can easily be taken outside if the weather permits.

I ran with the red, white and blue theme, starting with a red and white striped tablecloth that I bought when Miss J was a toddler. She loved its bright colors. The tablecloth reverses to a navy ground with white stars.Two for the price of one!

A white dinner plate, used in several posts including Silver and Gold, is topped by a blue star-shaped salad plate made of heavy paper (shhh, don't tell!).

I cut four pieces of an inexpensive garland to tie around navy blue napkins. They remind me of fireworks!

The plates are joined by vintage depression glass plates that we'll use for dessert.

Each place setting has a red balloon wine glass, found on eBay (before I learned to read the fine print regarding sizes!) Although larger than I intended to buy, the stems have made several appearances for dinner, as you can see in A Table for la Fete Nationale.

Uncle Sam has brought his own sparkler to the table. He's dressed in his very best!

Uncle Sam is a nutcracker that I've had what seems like forever.

I placed white carnations in a vintage hammered aluminum bowl and threaded a red and blue garland through them.

I often like to decorate the chest to coordinate with the table. I used part of a fabric bunting on the front, and the rest of the garland used for the napkins around the pitcher.

Paper lanterns and streamers add more color.

It's a fun table that doesn't take itself too seriously!

Hope you have a happy Fourth of July!

Dinner plates | Noritake 'Ranier'
Dessert plates | Hazel-Atlas 'Newport'
Wine goblets | Waterford Marquis 'Vintage'
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'

Sharing with these parties:
Katherine's Corner TFT
Between Naps on the Porch
Share Your Cup
French Country Cottage
Pieced Pastimes
Sundays at Home
Finding Silver Pennies
Patriotic Link Party
Dishing It Digging It
Amaze Me Monday
Metamorphosis Monday
The Scoop
Celebrate Your Story
The Dedicated House
Let's Add Sprinkles
Style Showcase


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Jenna! He's my one and only nutcracker!

  2. Love, love, love your Uncle Sam! I would like to invite you to come over and link up your favorite patriotic posts at the patriotic link party going on over at Follow The Yellow Brick Home through July 4th. Hope you have a great holiday!

    1. Thanks for the invite, Amber, I'll be pleased to join the party and see what everyone's doing for the 4th. Happy Independence Day!

  3. You are ready Sandra for the 4th. Lovely stripped table cloth and the star plates are perfect for the occasion. I don't think I have any table linens with stripes at all. Happy July 4th.

    1. Thanks, Judy! I think this is the earliest I've managed to get ready for the 4th. Usually it's last minute, lol. Enjoy the fireworks

  4. What a fun table!! Love your Uncle Sam nutcracker!! I hope you have a wonderful 4th!!

    1. Thanks, Ann, I think it's a happy table - and Uncle Sam brings the attitude!

  5. A perfectly patriotic table! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks, Jann! Love joining such a fun party.

  6. Sandra, what a perfectly patriotic table. It is fun and festive and the nutcracker was the finishing touch! Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks, Pam, we've been enjoying it all week. I had forgotten about Uncle Sam, and when I found him he set the tone!

  7. Uncle Sam is a cutie. I love the carnations too. Thanks for sharing at Keep In Touch.

    1. Thanks, Katie! I'm surprised I kept Uncle Sam stored away for the past few years.

  8. Great table! I love all of your accessories. That nutcracker is perfect!

    1. Thanks, Pattie! Uncle Sam was certainly the star of the show.


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