Patriotic Tablescape with Flags and Stars

Every year I bring out the red, white, and blue decorations right before Memorial Day, and I usually keep them out through July 4th. I treat the whole month as a “patriotic” season! Also, since we usually have people over for one or the other of these holidays, I wanted to put together a patriotic tablescape that could work for either one. I love doing tablescapes and I know a lot of you do, too, so I compiled a new free e-book with twelve of my favorites (including sources and lots of tips and tricks!)

I love the crispness of red, white and blue, and of course I want to honor the holiday, but I also didn’t want to go too overboard. So, I included a few flags, but not too many, and concentrated on the combination of colors. I may do something a little more decorated for the 4th, but for this weekend, I wanted to keep it simple. Perfect for Memorial Day, Labor Day or even just a summer bbq!


I started with the blue polka dot runner from Pottery Barn, and that set the tone for the whole table. As I mentioned, I wanted it to be festive for the holiday, but I wanted it to be simpler than something I might do for the Fourth of July.


I added red napkins, simple white plates, and my chicken wire chargers. I love these! Unfortunately, they are no longer available. They pop up occasionally on Ebay, but I’ve also linked an adorable galvanized metal option!

Some white kalanchoe in a simple galvanized metal planter with flags added formed my simple centerpiece.





This patriotic tablescape was easy to pull together, and I didn’t really need to buy much to round it out. Most of it I already owned, except I did grab the cute wooden stars in the dollar bins at Target. Those bins have such good finds!
I think the red, white, and blue, with just a few flags sets the tone for the holiday, and is the perfect patriotic tablescape for the weekend! And you could even re-use it for the Fourth of July by just adding a few more decorations!
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Full Source List:

Runner: Pottery Barn
Napkins: Pottery Barn
Chargers: Pottery Barn (no longer available; I’ve linked a super cute option here!)
Plates: Horchow
Bee water glasses: Sur la Table
Wine glasses: Home Goods
Napkin rings: World Market
Wood stars on table and flags: Target


Hope you all have a fun and festive Memorial Day weekend!


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  1. Such a gorgeous table, Sheila! The perfect amount of red white and blue – and I love those chargers! Enjoy the holiday!

  2. So glad you popped over Liz! I appreciate it! These were the only pieces I got from that line as I bought them much later off of Ebay – wish I would've bought the whole line when it was in the stores:)

    Hope you have a nice Memorial Day weekend!


  3. Thanks Des! Believe it or not, a few years ago I saw these on a blog and I HAD to have them so of course, I then scoured Ebay for months before I found them!

    Happy Memorial Day to you too!


  4. Love all this! I have some of the Farmwire pieces from Pottery Barn too but I never bought the chargers. I have my red, white and blue out too and plan to do the same keeping it out through the 4th. I like that corrugated metal piece you used for the centerpiece. Visiting from Tablescape Thursday.

  5. So beautiful!!!! I love the chicken wire chargers….so cute!
    Happy Memorial Day weekend!!!!

  6. Hi Sheila, visiting you for the first time today from FF&EE, and just wanted to say how lovely your holiday table looks. So crisp and fresh looking, your guests are sure to enjoy themselves.

  7. Hi Sheila, what a fun patriotic tablescape, perfect for the upcoming holiday. Stopping by from Thursdays Favorite Things and would love to have you drop by and share your table setting on my Friday Features party as well. #OMHGFF
    Have a wonderful weekend!