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Essentials for a 4th of July Table + Checklist



1. Use What You Already Have  ///

One of the things I love most about decorating for the 4th of July is the ability to mix & match China, flatware, and linens to create a patriotic look!

My wedding China happens to be Blue & White Spode, making this task especially simple.

Blue & White Plates + red gingham napkins + a heavy white linen table cloth = a very vintage patriotic table.





I also love to pair my Grandmother's white & gold Lenox for a totally different look.          White & Gold plates + light blue striped napkins + a vintage table cloth covered in cherries = a feminine take on Independence Day Place Settings!                                                                                                                                                                          


2. Think in Terms of Shades of Red, White & Blue ///

Something great to think about is shade variation! You don't have to use exactly the shades of red, white, and blue found on the flag. Cream in place of white creates an aged feeling. Deeper reds give an elegant ambiance. Light blue make things feel cooler and fresher.

This way scrounging around your house for items already owned is easier. That blue & white quilt? Perfect as a table cloth for the day! Plain white napkins tied with a blue ribbon!  Cute and easy!




3.   4th of July Table Setting Checklist ///

  • Table linens for layering
  • Light weight napkins
  • Summer flowers 
  • Dinner Plates (to fit that corn on the cob!)
  • Candles 
  • Sparklers
  • Flags
  • Flatware to complement any other metals on the table
    • Don't forget the iced tea spoon!
  • Iced Tea glasses + any extras for white wine or beer
  • Salt + Pepper + Sugar for tea



Do you have any must-haves for your 4th of July Table? Tell me about them! I'd love to know! After-all tradition is the heart of everything vintage! xo, Jolie Goodnight 



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