My Simple Patriotic Table Decor was made with the philosophy of ‘use what you have’.
I didn’t buy anything new for our Patriotic tablescape which makes me smile. It was fun to bring it all together using what we already have. Do you enjoy creating festive decor to enjoy even when you don’t have an event planned? I do.
We dine at our kitchen table almost every day so that’s the one I always enjoy decorating. You can see my Fall 2015 tablescape here.
I created some layering by leaving our everyday vinyl tablecloth on the bottom. Then I placed a square of burlap in the center of the table and then the red place mats.
I purchased the Patriotic vinyl tablecloth at my Kroger when they first put out summer decor this year so I don’t really consider it as still being new.
I just grabbed some dishes from the cabinet fortunately found red white and blue. The place mats have been in our home for so many years, I can’t remember where I purchased them.
I thought it would be fun to sit a small dish of something at each place setting. Two settings have Red Hot’s candies with an American flag pick and two have marshmallows with the same pick.
The marshmallows disappeared first. Why does that make me want to say “One small step for man and one giant leap for mankind?”
I love these little vintage Bicentennial High Ball glasses. I picked them up from a thrift store years ago for next to nothing. They have never been used but I enjoy looking at them.
Do you see the inside design on the back side of the glass though the liberty bell on the front? You can’t see that picture on the back of the glass. It’s on the inside for you to view through the Liberty Bell. Isn’t that neat?
The back side of the glass pays homage to the Declaration of Independence.
This little wooden Americana star was a gift from a client many years ago. There is something about Americana I find attractive even though my Patriotic Table Decor is predominately bright colors.
You simply must include a vintage Mason jar in a southern summer tablescape, right? My Atlas Mason jar is an Estate sale find. It’s tall and narrow making it a perfect vase for red and white paper straws and another small flag.
My husband and I spotted those cute blue bottles at Cracker Barrel last season and just had to have them! They are too cute! I used them in a centerpiece of aqua blue in my dining room and shared that pic on Instagram here.
I made the centerpiece last summer. I know, I didn’t share that craft on the blog but I didn’t take any step by step pictures.
It’s made up of silk carnations and decorated with Dollar Store pinwheels, American flags and Patriotic ribbon. I curled some silver pipe cleaners to add some sparkle. I used a foam insert which is not glued into the galvanized bucket. I picked that bucket up at a yard sale many years ago. Prior to using it for this Patriotic centerpiece, it held potpourri.
My hubby and I enjoy dining at our Patriotic table. I cook at home almost every day. You can find my Menu Plans here and those BLT’s are on our menu all summer long!
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