Sharing a thrifty, simple patriotic tablescape.
Can you believe it? We are sliding into July!
One of my close friends has a similar floor plan as us. So it’s always fun to go to each other’s homes to see how we decorate. Last summer when Du mentioned she decorates for the entire summer with red, white and blue. So that’s what I did this year and I shared my patriotic ideas here and here.
My patriotic tablescape is front and center on my dining room table.
HOW TO MAKE AN EASY PATRIOTIC TABLESCAPE
I love to use items I have on hand. A few items for this tablescape were from previous upcycle projects. Oh, wait I did buy the small sign from the dollar-ish section at Target.
I love to contain a tablescape to a tray. I pulled out my oversized galvanized serving tray as the base for my patriotic tablescape. My goal was to add pops of reds and blues against the green wreath.
I used my stash of these boxes for shades of blue. The popular retail box supports the sign and makes the sign stand out.
The blue hue continued with a single cloth gingham napkin that I tucked inside a recycled glass jar.
I was stumped for red and white colors that were not covered with hearts intended for Valentine’s Day. I wanted something that would fit within the tray. As luck would have it I found a Christmas strand of wood bead garlands I purchased from my friend Katherine’s shop. I bought it after the holidays and never stored it with the Christmas decorations. It was just waiting for the 4th of July.
The beaded garland with red fabric ties was the perfect addition to the tray.
What is that type of fabric called? All I can think of are the bonnets in Little House on the Prairie.
I found a white, wood monogram with red polka dots. It was from my “monogram everything” phase. Again, the red and white scrolled letter added height and a bit of whimsy to the tablescape.
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