How are you guys? I am so excited for this weekend, and not just for the barbecues and the time off. My parents truly raised us to respect our flag, to love our country, and to thank God daily for the freedoms we so often take for granted here in America. Our nation’s history was no doubt one of my absolute favorite subjects in school, and I’m not kidding when I tell you that I tear up watching the fireworks every year! I love the Fourth of July, and I’m proud to be an American. 🙂
I’ve been seeing some beautiful red, white, and blue decor ideas lately on Pinterest, and while I don’t generally decorate for the Fourth, yesterday I decided to try to create my very own Fourth of July tablescape. Guys, this is seriously no fuss, and so easy. I didn’t go out and buy anything, I simply used what I already had!
I started off with an extra piece of canvas drop cloth that I used for my table runner. Then I simply cut some branches from my Redbud tree and placed them in jars. The green leaves just scream summer to me. 🙂
For each place setting, I used some blue and white bowls I recently purchased from Marshall’s, then layered them with white and gray dishes. I didn’t have anything red, but my boys love apples and we always have them in the house. There you have it! Red, white, and blue…all represented!
For napkins, I happened to have a set of four blue and white Ikea dish towels. While they all match in color, each towel is different in pattern. I think the variation adds interest and helps to make the table less matchy matchy. 🙂
One of my new thrift store finds are these deep blue glasses. I had been looking for ways to bring blue into my dining space, and these glasses did just that. Plus, they were 25 cents each. Not bad, right?!
I wanted to tie in my dresser-turned-buffet table, so I added Redbud branches and more apples there, as well.
So simple and easy to achieve. What do you guys think? Here’s one last view –
I hope this may have inspired you guys! Do you decorate for the Fourth of July? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!
Happy Fourth!! 🙂