When I posted my Memorial Day table last month I had mentioned that I would like to try something a little different for my Independence Day tablescape. Though I did end up changing it up a little more than I planned (I didn’t want to bore everyone!) I don’t usually go too crazy with the “theme” stuff because I think it can get a little overwhelming. I like it to feel fresh and patriotic, while still being uncluttered.
Here’s my version of a simple Independence Day tablescape….
I didn’t do a traditional floral centerpiece because I wanted it to feel rustic and casual. So I just used my iron lantern in the center, and flanked it with the chicken wire votives. And of course, since it’s the Fourth of July, you have to have flags! I filled some red buckets with sand and stuck the flags in those. So simple and easy! And I like the way it turned out.
I’m in love with this runner! When I couldn’t find more antique grainsack runners, I was looking all over the internet for a reproduction that was a good one (easier said than done). I finally found this one at Sundance Catalog and I can’t believe the quality! It is super heavy linen (just like the antiques) and it washes well and gets softer over time. I liked it so much I ended up buying it in both the red and the blue.
Red placemats and blue napkins are simple but continue the simple red, white and blue theme.
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Full Source List:
Runner: Sundance catalog
Placemats and napkins: Sur la Table
Small chicken wire candle holders and wire chargers: Pottery Barn
Buckets and flags: Old, probably Michael’s or the drug store
Tablecloth: drop cloth from Hardware store
White dinner plates: Horchow
Small patriotic plates and large lantern: Home Goods
Hanging lanterns: Pottery Barn
Wicker chairs: World Market
Wishing you all a wonderful Fourth of July! May you have a safe and fun holiday with friends and family (and fireworks!)