Fourth of July Table Inspiration:
I really enjoy creating tablescapes. I’m not sure where this obsession came from but, I definitely enjoy doing it. It started with the Thanksgiving table and now, I love looking for that special item that inspires me to find the theme for any table. To me, it just adds that little something extra to a dinner party, BBQ, family get-together or hanging with friends. It’s all about the anticipation of what’s to come (good food and conversation) and adds to the entire experience of the event.
The inspiration for this Fourth of July table came from an item that my mom accidentally left behind during one of our party planning sessions. It was her Fourth of July shawl. I loved the colors and the fabric had just a little bit of silver sequencing down the middle for a little added bling. Who doesn’t love a little bling!
Now that I had my colors, (red, white, blue, with a little silver here and there) I was ready to see what I could find. I already had the table, which I show you how to make in another post. I also already had the silverware, blue plates, red tumblers, napkins and old fourth of July flags. I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond first and searched their clearance area but no luck finding anything that I wanted. On my way out of the store, I did see the silver chargers for $9.99 and they came with 6, plus I had my 20% off coupon. Success! I can also use the chargers later, for other tablescapes in the future. Next, I went to Michael’s and searched their clearance rack and found this striped blue and white runner (really it’s just fabric/wide ribbon) on clearance for $6.99. Lastly, I went to Kmart and purchased a package of red dessert paper plates, $2.69 for 20 and the silver tray on clearance for $5.60.
Luckily, I have the privilege to have such talented friends. I have a friend who owns her own calligraphy business and she handmade me this beautiful sign (shown in picture above) which went perfectly with the table. The addition to the table added such a nice touch and broke up all the blue.
My sister-in-law is also very talented and she loves making floral arrangements as much as I like making tablescapes, just for fun! She is so creative, and wanted to find flowers that look like fireworks,which I thought that was sooo neat! I really like how she took two of the flowers and spray painted them silver, ( I would have never thought of doing that) I also really like the height. She also brought over the ornamental star that you see in the center of the table and I just HAD to use it. I felt that it added such a final touch to everything.
Do you guys have any tips to share about your 4th of July tablescapes?