Mix classic blue and white pieces pottery, Blue Willow china with touches of red to create pretty 4th of July table decorations. I also share some tips for creating high-low tablescapes by combining items you already own with thrift store finds and inexpensive seasonal pieces.
We’re planning on a lazy Independence Day at home, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t in the festive spirit. I set out some pretty 4th of July table decorations, mixing classic china patterns with inexpensive seasonal items and things from my Christmas stash.
Yep, you read that right. I use Christmas decor in July! I find that many red, white, brass and vintage items can also create an Americana vibe for July 4th.
To create these pretty fourth of July table decorations, I hauled out my thrifted Blue Willow china and some classic blue and white chinoiserie pieces, as well as some everyday Better Homes & Gardens red dishes I’ve had forever.
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While it may be tempting to buy new china for every holiday, most of us don’t have the budget or storage for that. So I like to mix and match what I already have with a few carefully chosen accent pieces from places like Bullesye’s Playground at Target, the Dollar Tree or the Christmas Tree Shops.
To create this patriotic tablescape, I started with some blue and red plaid placemats, topped with braided round straw chargers. (Mine were from a yard sale, but I’ve linked to some similar ones.)
I finished each patriotic place setting with a mini burlap flag and some inexpensive bowls I purchased on clearance a few years ago from The Christmas Tree shops.
I love that the bowls have different designs, as well. Who says 4th of July table decorations have to be matchy-matchy?
And for a final patriotic touch, I used these brass bell place card holders at each place setting. Mine were from the Hearth & Hard Christmas collection at Target, but you can find similar brass bells here.
I really love how this patriotic July 4th tablescape turned out!
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