4th of July Tablescape

4th of July

Hello Friends! I’m excited to be a part of a fun Summer tablescape blog hop. Creating tablescapes is one of my favorite things to do. Many times it’s all the decor I put out for a holiday. I feel that taking the time and a little effort sure adds fun to the event and helps to make it a lasting memory for those who are part of it. As they say and I agree, “It’s the little things.”

Be sure stop by each of amazing blogs below on the days posted. You will not be disappointed and will find tons of inspiration.

Monday

A Purdy Little House

Life on the Bay Bush

Polka Dot Poplars

Tuesday

A Wonderful Thought

Designers Sweet Spot

Intelligent Domestications

Loveland Lodge

Thursday

Green With Decor

North Country Nest

Our Crafty Mom

10 Summer Tablescapes Blog Hop

For my tablescapes I like to start by gathering items I already have around the house in the colors or style I’m going for and then fill in with a few purchased items, if necessary.

4th of July Centerpiece

I love all things vintage and old so thought I would go for a good old fashioned 4th of July feel.

Tip: Having an idea or theme in mind can help you come up with ideas.

I have this old red toy truck which just feels all american. Can you just imagine driving down an old country road in a real old red truck like this? I made this the focal point.

Tip: Use what you already have. Here are some ideas:

  • books
  • candles
  • vases
  • silk floral arrangements
  • plants
  • fabric
  • wool blankets, quilts, sheets
  • trays
  • bottles

The table runner is a find from the Target Dollar Spot last Christmas, along with the small lanterns I recently found in the 4th of July section. I also found the plastic plates, paper napkins, and red placemats for just a few dollars each at Target. Love that place.

Red, White, and Blue Place Setting

Using my everyday flatware and jars for glasses I already had keeps the cost down. I also had the candles that I simply added to the lanterns. I’m all about doing things free or on a budget. 

For the vintage items I gathered some old dishes, Thermos’ and blue books, a baseball, and a crock of silk flowers. I then checked my 4th of July decor box and grabbed a flag bunting, and a few flags.

Tip: Use different heights to create interest.

I decided the centerpiece need to have something tall so I made some fun pinwheels to add to the height of the centerpiece. Go here to see the tutorial to make your own pinwheels.

Pinwheel Centerpiece

I filled the glass vase with Red Hots candy I got from the Dollar Store and put the pinwheels and a few flags in it. I think it turned out cute for a 4th of July centerpiece.

4th of July Table

I started filling in with my vintage items. I tucked the flag bunting in the back of the truck, stacked a couple of books topped with the baseball and crock of flowers.

Tip: Use a variety of items in different sizes.

4th of July Items

The tray is in the silver color that I’ve used in other places on the table. I will be using it for serving hot dogs and hamburgers. The other old dishes will also be used for serving. I think they add to the overall look and color of the tablescape. The Thermos’ are just cute and old, but match.

4th of July

4th of July Dishes

Just a few more touches like the red polka dot straws and poppers on each place setting completes the 4th of July tablescape for me. It’s really fun.

Independence Day Decor

Here are some other views:

Independence Day Table

Flag Centerpiece

DIY 4th of July Table

How To Create a Tablescape

Independence Day Table DIY

Now go see all the other tablescapes above. I’m blown away by the talent. 

4th of July Tablescape

Here are some yummy food ideas for your 4th of July.

4th of July Food

 

 

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

Comments

  1. I love the Americana feel and nostalgia of your tablescape! It turned out so pretty!

  2. So festive and charming! I LOVE that metal charger in the middle of the table! Pinned!

  3. Your table is adorable! I really like the red hots in the bottle. Simple little things like that make such a difference. Pinned and sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Your table is so pretty and festive! I love that red truck!

    • Isn’t that truck fun. I was thrilled when I found it at a thrift store. Thanks for your sweet compliments.

  5. I love the classic vintage patriotic feel of your tablescape! You did a perfect job of decorating for the holiday!! The vintage red truck with the bunting in the back is absolutely fabulous! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you. I loved the challenge of gathering everything together. I had a great time for my first tablescape blog hop.

  6. I love everything you did with this Patriotic tablescape for summer! That red truck with the faded flag really sets the mood and I love the Red Hots with Pinwheels and flags too! It is all so festive for the 4th!

  7. Oh my goodness! That red truck and your entire Tablescape has me swooning! It truly is a perfect representation of the Fourth of July right down to the baseball!

  8. Oh my goodness. I am blown away by your adorable tablescape. That red truck is so stinking cute!
    I love your kitchen too btw. I’ve had a blast on this blog hop with you. Cheers.

  9. This is the CUTEST table! I love all the vintage charm you added and the personal touches. Love it! Thanks for joining in the summer hop! <3

    Best,
    Kelly

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