I also get an excuse to create a Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Tablescape and use my dishes in different ways! I’m that person who will always sing it when it’s appropriate and my kids look at me weird and probably wish I’d just stand there with my hand on my heart.
I am a stickler for putting the hand on the heart, hat off, and taking that time to show the respect to our flag and our country and the thousands of people who have sacrificed for our nation.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to find little patriotic trinkets to put on the table! My cute mom was in town and had the idea to slide the dollar store flags into the napkins, which added a nice patriotic finish! The colors with your plate settings will do most of the work *Try to incorporate things that you already have in your home, like candles or other little trinkets like the stars *Mix and match dish patterns to create the dimension and contrast.
If you are more feminine or traditional in your style, choose pieces that reflect it *Use real or faux flowers to build your swag. One of my favorite parts of doing tablescapes is having my family work together with me and creating memories we will enjoy for years to come! I hope that someday my granddaughters will look back at my photos of these tablescapes and feel inspired to create too! My second son, Jordan, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp just 5 days ago (June 2019) and is hopefully surviving his first week in boot camp.
He just received a scholarship for the remainder of his college education and will enter the Air Force in two years after graduation. My heart if full as I write this post and I’m looking forward to celebrating our countries independence in a few weeks with an even greater respect for the men and women that serve this great nation we are so blessed to live in.
I hope this patriotic tablescape inspires you to create a beautiful and fun table-setting for your own family gatherings.