Set a Yankee Doodle Table Setting
The 4th of July means summer has officially started. It’s a day of tradition for many families. My group of friends has been going to the same parade since our high school days. I take turns with my friend Bonnie hosting a pre-parade brunch. You know me, nothing I love better than setting a patriotic table for very little expense!
One of the things I love about Independence Day decorating is being able to reuse many of the same things I bring out at Christmas.
Like these chargers for instance. I found red ones at Goodwill for a dollar a piece and can use them in December and on Valentine’s Day too.
For other holidays, I look for dishes in a particular color without a specific theme (such as flags). As much as I love dishes, even I have limited storage space! The swirl rim on these plates is the perfect shade of blue for the 4th of July.
If you’ve taken any advice from me over the years, I hope you’ve invested in white salad plates and bowls. They are so practical, you can use them over and over.
Star napkin rings are another hold-over from Christmas. Hammered brass stars and bandannas gives the table a rustic, home-town look. I can use the rings again with white napkins next December.
I did this entire 4th of July table without a single flag. It’s all about color and unique accessories. I found wood sail boat/light house stands at Goodwill. I’m not exactly sure what their original purpose was. Maybe to sit on shelf with a plant?
But I like this idea better. Stand the light houses upright with a star shaped candle. Very festive and fun. Bring a bit of a summer beach to your table.
Scatter star confetti on the table cloth to add pattern.
The best part of this table setting is its versatility. Perfect for July 4th or any summer dinner or lunch. How do you celebrate Independence Day?