Fourth of July Tablesetting Inspiration

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.


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.


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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Awesome look! Casual and festive with enough yellow to make it all pop. Great lemonade martini idea! A cool way to fix one beverage for all guests.

Michael @ Inspired by Charm gives a whole new fresh look with a flair! I’m on his email list and look forward to his ideas, chats, decorating….he’s pretty awesome and now he’s with my all time favorite Pottery Barn..”heaven”!

I think Michael and Pottery Barn have created a winner! Using the traditional red, white, and blue theme, Michael substituted a more “lively” blue giving the table a unique pop of color. The tablescape is perfectly styled for an Independence Day celebration, but with a few changes it might be a “Day at the Beach” or “Those Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer.”

What a charming table!!!! I love it and the cocktail table cart. So many simple elements combined for a great effect and use. So nice I had to comment to thank you for the inspiration.

I came over from Michael’s blog…he has wonderfully fresh ideas and this table setting is a perfect example of his style!!

I’v been a fan of Michael’s blog for awhile now. Just wish I was as creative and energetic as he is. He always has such great ideas and helps us find all the best places to shop and copy his style.

Way to go, Michael! You inspire me to decorate, celebrate and entertain more each time I read your latest inspirations. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next

As a fan of Michael’s blog I am always excited to see what he’s been up to. This post does not disappoint! I too love PB so combining tese two in a match made in decor heaven! Awesome job!!!

Loving the look! A mix of old (love the Mason jars) and new combined to create a lovely tablescape. Michael (@Inspired by Charm) has the perfect touch with all he does! Beautiful – makes one want to be there…

When I realized that Michael and I had the same chandelier, I got so excited because it meant I am doing something right design wise…should have known that anyways since I got it at PB! I LOVE the Mason Jar dispenser and whale shaker (might have to get that as a Christmas present for a family member that lives in Mystic, CT!- PERFECT). I love how he mixes old with new…I love to do that with all my PB pieces, some of which I have for over 10 yrs because they last forever and always look great but I can always use new ones:)

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