Fun & Easy Patriotic Tablescape for Summer Entertaining!

Are you ready for summer entertaining? To me, this time of year always seems simpler and just a little more relaxed than any other season. There is just something about lingering after a dinner party on the patio on a summer evening, don’t you think?

I love to entertain during the summer, and the Fourth of July is definitely the biggest occasion of the season. Today I’m partnering with Extra Space Storage to bring you a fun and festive patriotic tablescape that’s easy to put together. And not only am I sharing this blog post with all the table details, but I’m also including a video of the tablescape! 


Fun & Easy Patriotic Tablescape


patriotic tablescape in french country style patio garden with wicker chairs and flags

I love to set a table for the Fourth but the fact that it’s summer, and also a casual holiday, I don’t want to do too much. This table is festive and definitely sets the mood for the occasion without going overboard.


Steps to Setting an Easy Patriotic Table:


  1.  Remove furniture and cushions from storage and set them up in the yard for the season.
  2.  Set out your tablecloth and runner.
  3.  Decide on your color palette; in this case, I knew it would be red, white, and blue.
  4.  Choose placemats, napkins, and colored dishes (if using).
  5.  Add a charger and/or napkin rings if desired (I chose to use a charger but nixed the napkin rings to keep it more casual).
  6.  Create a simple centerpiece using white flowers from the grocery store.
  7.  Pull seasonal decorations out of storage bins and add some final touches as needed.
  8.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!


patriotic tablescape white flowers centerpiece blue and white runner

The centerpiece is simple and in keeping with my less is more motto for this table. Simple white grocery store flowers in a vintage French enamelware pitcher form the basis of the table. I’ve linked some here and here, and a good reproduction here, if you’re interested in finding one!



patriotic tablescape red placemat blue and white plate red and white napkin

This little blue floral plate was a find at Home Goods recently. I love that it’s blue and white, but not too strong of a patriotic statement. Which also means you can use them more often! (similar here and here).



patriotic tablescape flag and decor in white flower planterThe flags add some extra pizazz and are inexpensive and easy to find this time of year.


patriotic tablescape red and blue decor flags white flowers in white pitchers

On Extra Space’s Instagram stories, I did a video taking you from start to finish on this table. And one of the things we included was a poll! We had everyone choose between a red or a blue placemat, and the red won hands down (it was my favorite, too!) 😉



Watch the full video below!

YouTube video

Our backyard went from this:

patriotic table before photo backyard patio table wicker chairs french country style


To this, in just a few minutes:

patriotic tablescape in garden patio setting decorated in red, white, and blue with wicker chairs and flags

Festive and fun, but even more important – easy!

This table could easily work beyond the Fourth of July. Take out either the red or the blue and the flags, and with just a single color focus it can easily transition to any summer event!

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Happy Summer!



*This post was sponsored by Extra Space Storage, but as always, my opinions are my own*

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  1. Enjoyed your video of the patriotic tablescape. I really like those chicken wire chargers. I was wondering where you got them

    1. Hi Debbie, and thanks so much! Those were from Pottery Barn a few years ago and are no longer sold there. You could check Ebay if you are motivated though!

      Thanks for stopping by!


  2. I love your video. I felt like I was actually there sitting in one of those chairs while you were teaching me step by step how to set a patriotic table. Bravo! Please do more. You are a natural in front of the camera.

    1. Awww, thank you so much! That is the nicest compliment! It’s never easy doing these (especially when I haven’t done many!) so that is really nice to hear:)

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  3. Very cute! Where did you find the vintage postcard hanging on the pitcher?

    1. Thank you Brenda! I bought it at a local boutique last year. However, you can get real vintage holiday postcards (and make your own with ribbon) on both Ebay and Etsy. Hope that helps!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!