Tablescape Tuesday: Broad Stripes & Bright Stars

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery”
Galatians 5:1

Independence Day is summer’s biggest holiday!  For our family, it is a time to spend together and eat (as if we need an excuse for that)!  Our menu hasn’t changed in years…we keep it pretty simple and All-American!  Butch is the grill master, and no one grills a better burger than he does!   And I am betting that hotdogs, bratwurst, and Conecuh sausage will be making an appearance on our table as well!  We all look forward to dessert…home-made vanilla ice cream and hopefully (hint, hint) an Allison made-from-scratch apple pie!  The evening will be rounded out with a drive to our historic downtown for our city’s big fireworks show.  Now, can you get more American than that?!

Sunday afternoon provided nice breezes and cooler temps, so why not dinner for four in the garden!

The inspiration for the table was the red, white, and blue quilt that my Mother made over 30 years ago!

Cobalt chargers and glasses give a big pop of color to the quilt!

I already realize that purchasing the lanterns was a good idea! For the centerpiece on our patriotic table, I used only one lantern with a pillar candle and four bud vases holding flags!

Lower humidity brought bright blue skies over the pasture!

I used two different place settings!  The cobalt chargers were the foundation for all four settings.  Two settings had white dinner plates with red salad plates and two had red dinner plates with white salad plates!  Love mixing it up!

The Schwinn 3-wheel bicycle came out of the garage to be dressed for the 4th of July!

The napkins and star rings add more patriotic flair to the table!

We think that we can actually see the sunflowers growing behind the fence!

Katy’s Nana gave us the bicycle last year and it is a great conversation piece!

Potted red petunias are perfect in the bicycle basket!

Love the early evening light over our pasture!

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬ 

What are your plans for the 4th?  Wishing all of you a safe holiday!

The Details:
Lantern/red dinner plates/Kate Spade napkins – TJ Maxx
Bud vases/flags – Hobby Lobby
Cobalt chargers – Horchow (several years ago)
White dinner plates/salad plates – American Atelier “Baroque” pattern
Cobalt glassware – Tuesday Morning (few years ago)
Star napkin rings – a gift

A sweet follower was inspired by our post Land That I Love and re-purposed an old shutter.  She took the time to pray for our country while she painted!  I just love it!

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  1. The table is beautiful and the backdrop of the bike is so cute….and must say that I adore that gorgeous quilt that your mom made….what a family treasure!…and hope that Allison makes that apple pie for you!….Have a wonderful 4th!!

  2. Wow that quilt is amazing- love the colors and design. What a great backdrop for this patriotic table. Love the bike and your lush green lawn. Enjoy your holiday weekend- it sounds like it will be quite perfect! I will be making potato salad, baked beans, homemade apple pie and we’ll grill burgers and dogs! Have a very happy 4th!

  3. Ann Krucek says:

    Love, Love, Love your quilt, just beautiful. The bike in the background is so perfect. I remember decorating our bikes for the parade when we were little – what a nice reminder. You set a fun table in a beautiful setting. Have a nice holiday weekend!

  4. lelaburris says:

    I love this tablescape so much! Red, white, and blue is always a beautiful combination, holiday or not. And that bicycle looks fantastic by the table. It’s my favorite part. Hope you had a great 4th! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! See you next week.

  5. FABBY says:

    The quilt your mother made in the red, white and blue is amazing! Simply gorgeous and love how you used it for a patriotic table topper setting.
    Love that fun bicycle by the table and all your dishes.
    Hope you had a great 4th. weekend.

  6. Jann Olson says:

    Pam, it all looks so festive in your gorgeous back yard! The quilt is amazing!! I am a quilter, and know that work and time that went into it! And oh my, that bike! I have one in my yard and love it, but this is certainly a fun one! We host a 4th of July breakfast outdoors with family and sometimes friends. It’s really a fun occasion! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Sonja says:

    Wow, the decor is absolutely stunning! The party must of been a huge success! Thank you for linking up on the #HomeMattersParty linky.

  8. Stephanie says:

    Oh Pam, that quilt….. Wow, your sweet mother made a masterpiece! It’s truly stunning.

    Your patriotic tablescape is lovely, my dear. Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

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