Our Red White and Blue Tablescape Decor this year incorporates Hydrangea, Mini American flags, Coke glasses and Grandma’s afghan to create layers and set the mood. Noting fancy schmancy, just down home comfort using treasured pieces of decor.
Welcome to the Patriotic Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate. You will find Table Decorating Ideas shared all week from several countries including Italy, Canada and the U.S.A. There are so many useful ideas for creating your own around the table decor for celebrating with family and friends! All of the links are located near the end of this post.
I’m beginning my tablescape with an unusual table covering, an afghan my Grandma crocheted quite a few years ago while visiting my parents for the summer. I have tried to keep it safe but it has been stored in a linen closet far too long. It’s time to bring Grandmas afghan out and enjoy her handiwork!
Notice the layered place setting, no food should touch the afghan! Isn’t it funny that we stack the dessert plate on top when we are supposed to eat that last! Life is short, eat dessert first!
Each place setting begins with a sisal rope place mat followed by a white scalloped edge charger then a large red plate which is topped with a folded dish towel and finally a red and white stripe with blue stars salad plate.
From bottom to top are sisal rope, plastic, glass, fabric and melamine! Such a fun mix!
The hydrangea centerpiece was a super quick craft using a square red bubble glass vase and silk hydrangea. Nothing is more warm than a Hydrangea centerpiece in the summer!
The Confederate blue metal wire candles are usually on the mantle this time of year but I thought they would add a little flair to this Patriotic tablescape. Lighting the candles in the evening adds a touch of ambiance.
Red White and Blue celebrations in America call for Coca Cola so I pulled out my everyday glasses! Do you remember when a fast food restaurant sold these Coke glasses during the summer a few years ago? Now I see them in thrift stores all the time. We have them in a variety of colors but I used the pale green in this tablescape.
Layering creates a nice mood with tablescapes. Often I enjoy adding a few decorations between the place settings. That wasn’t necessary with this table decor because the afghan adds all of the personality this table really needed. It was a fun way to use a family heirloom.
Patriotic decor will grace our home throughout the summer until time for Fall which is my favorite season. We will enjoy a few family cook-outs, grill some burgers and hot dogs and enjoy the sights and sounds of the summer.
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Pour yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy peeping in on all of these gorgeous Patriotic Tablescapes from a talented group of home decorators below!