Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Set Your Table With Flair--Patriotic Summer Setting
Wow, it seems the year has practically flown by! I cannot believe it is officially Summer again! Summertime is the consummate time for backyard barbecues, family gatherings, and picnics! Such fun! We are a few short days away from celebrating our beautiful country's independence, so for today's tablescape, I hope to incorporate some of the fun elements of the summertime season. I hope you enjoy the post.
I began in the middle of my backyard with my little bistro table and chairs, free of linen.
I wanted this tablescape to be indicative of a picnic, so for the centerpiece, I added a red soft woven basket next,
and filled it with red, white, and blue blooms.
My navy blue chargers came next,
followed by clean white plates.
Nothing says backyard barbecue, Summer, or picnic quite like red and white gingham! I adore these plates......they look like paper plates, but they are actually a very thick, sturdy melamine.
A closer view. So fun!
Next, I placed navy napkins folded in fourths,
and crisp white napkins adorned with whimsical bicycle napkin holders.
Aren't these cute? I love bike riding whenever I get the chance! Such a great activity during the summer for the whole family!
Finally, I placed simple blue flutes at each setting,
and for a bit of patriotic flair, bows with the Stars and Stripes on the backs of each chair!
Here is the completed tablescape. No flatware needed! :)
Summer is all about wonderful comfort food you eat with your hands if you are like me!
A few more......
Here are a couple of up-close shots of the setting.
From my collection:
Bistro table and chairs, Target
Navy chargers, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
White plates, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
Gingham melamine plates, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Navy napkins, Hotel Collection, TJ Maxx/HomeGoods
White napkins, generic, TJ Maxx/HomeGoods
Bicycle napkin rings, Steinmart
Blue flutes, generic
Red basket and florals, Hobby Lobby
Stars and Stripes bows, Big Lots
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