Wednesday, June 24, 2015

God Bless America - Happy 4th of July


Today's tablescape celebrates the birth of the 
United States of America with its Stars and Stripes,
and its red, white and blue.
A rustic wood representation of the flag, and
a flag inspired basket, create the theme for
this patriotic table, for July 4th.

It's also time to celebrate my glorious red roses
before they fade quickly, like the summer does.

They are just beautiful now, and will soon 
be gone with the heat.  The basket is made
to carry flatware and napkins, but I just
filled each space with wet floral foam placed
in a plastic bag to keep the flowers fresh,
and the basket dry.

The 4th of July Tablescape is set outside
on one of my ruffled round burlap tablecloths,
which have been enjoying the whole summer outside.
Click here to see how to make your own.

The plate stack features red, white and blue
with a star plate on top.

The rich, red flatware is tied in a bow with 
a burlap ribbon to go with the ruffled tablecloth.

I had several blue glasses to choose from,
but these striped ones seemed perfect with 
the Stars and Stripes theme of the table.

I just love the richness of the colors on this table, offset with
the rustic appeal of the burlap.

I stacked star shaped, glass candleholders for height, 
in red, white and blue.

Mix and match red, white and blue napkins were used.
I like the mixture of non-patriotic napkins along with
Stars and Stripes motif.  It creates another casual element.

Here is a view of the rose-filled basket from the top,
showing off the star studded handle.

We will be attending America's Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah
with our family on July 4th.  The Freedom Festival always
features wonderful performers followed by magnificent fireworks.
This year the headliner is Journey, with Montel Williams hosting.
It should be a wonderful celebration, especially the
fireworks - my favorite!!

I will be posting this tablescape with

Flag basket - Michael's
Wooden Flag - Tai Pan
Stackable star candleholders - Dollar Tree
White chargers - Pier 1
Napkins - Pier 1
Flatware - Horchow
Red and blue glass vases - Michael's
Ribbon - Michael's
Striped glasses - Cabo


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Your roses are beautiful Jacqueline! That's a fun table for the 4th-enjoy:@)

  2. Love it Jacqueline! The roses are beautiful- too bad the heat is so hard on them. My favorite are those tall blue spiral glasses! Those would go real well with my red swirl glasses! The flatware looks cute presented that way. Stacking the glass star votives was a brilliant idea!

  3. Happy 4th!!!! I might actually get to decorate for that this year!!!
    Hugs, betsy

  4. I'm crazy about your rose filled flag basket Jacqueline! So perfect for the USA holiday! I also love how you tied in your fab ruffled burlap cloth with the star burlap ribbon tying up your cute plate stack~so festive!

  5. Jacqueline, Your stars and stripes table is exploding with fun for this great day of celebration! I really love those glasses and the roses are magnificent. They must smell amazing. Have a wonderful time at your special event! I am also a huge fan of fireworks! Linda

  6. Love the roses and the centerpiece. Wonderful colors and your plate stack is divine!

  7. This is gorgeous, Jacqueline. Your roses are breath taking. I love your plate stack all tied up with a patriotic bow. I know there probably isn't time, but I'd love to share this on my Fri Faves today (with a link back to you, of course) if you can get back to me to let me know if that's okay.

  8. Beautiful patriotic tablescape. The roses are spectacular and are so pretty. I agree, they do not last long. The plate stack is gorgeous! I love those spiral glasses and I want some! I know you bought them in Cabo....Have a fun filled day at the parade.

  9. I love it, Jacqueline. I have been busy decorating for July Fourth today. I finished the front porch, sunroom and deck. I don't do to much inside the house because we will be partying outside - unless the heat gets us. lol

  10. I love your table, and especially the roses. So nice to have so many red on. I love tables with the red, white, and blues. I love the shot of the glass too. Have fun at the freedom festival. Love you, Joni

  11. What a fun and patriotic table! And the roses are beautiful!!

  12. Just catching up on my blog reading - what a beautiful table, I hope you had a wonderful day.

  13. What a lovey tablescape for the 4th of July. Everything was beautifully arranged. I'm glad I found your blog today. I really enjoyed the visit.

    Have a wonderful weekend... :)

  14. I love your idea of stacking the tea lights! How beautiful (as always!).


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