Daily Archives: July 4, 2013

Fourth of July Tablesetting Inspiration

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Michael from Inspired by Charm recently shared these lovely Fourth of July-inspired tablescape photos with us. You can see the entire tablescape on Inspired by Charm. Michael is a lifestyle blogger, designer, and entrepreneur. On his blog, Inspired by Charm, he takes a fearless approach to decorating his home with a splash of color and a whole lot of passion. From decorating to baking, Inspired by Charm is all about making everyday life more beautiful.

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Independence Day is probably one of the holidays I look forward to the most. Each year my dad hosts a pool party at his house and the entire family gathers for some food, swimming, and fun in the sun. It’s one heck of a good time and the kind of day I never want to end. Because it’s one of my favorite holidays, I put together a table setting inspired by and in celebration of our country’s birthday.

I like to set a table by using a couple unique focal pieces and then adding things I already own and love. I also enjoy mixing new finds with vintage treasures. Of course, red, white and blue was the obvious choice for the color scheme.

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The table started with a red gingham table runner and this great anchor metal-tiered stand, both from Pottery Barn. Standard white plates are dressed up with a blue polka dot napkin set to one side. This reminded me of the American flag.

The anchor stand is filled with flowers on top. Various size mason jars and flowers from the yard make an easy centerpiece. Patriotic red velvet cupcakes fill the bottom.

Vintage dishes filled with cashews and a mini-flag add decoration and a little nibble before dinner. Homemade jam brings a fun touch to the table and doubles as a treat for guests to take home to remember the evening.

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Near the table a vintage cart serves as a cocktail table. A mason jar drink dispenser is filled with homemade lemonade allowing guests to easily serve themselves. Vodka is available to make a refreshing lemon martini. Equal parts vodka and lemonade, shaken in an adorable whale shaker, and served in a martini glass create the perfect summer cocktail! More flowers tie the areas together.

A little gingham, unique touches, and a whole lot of charm create a table perfect for a Fourth of July celebration!

To get the look, try these pieces from Pottery Barn!
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