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These Patriotic summer table setting ideas are perfect for all of the red, white and blue holidays of the warmer months of the year.

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With Mother’s Day behind us, it was time to turn my attention to preparing for Memorial Day festivities. Of course, there is much to do –   plan the menu, fun activities, and the home decor,  but my absolute favorite part is brainstorming table setting ideas.  Enter Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate with perfect timing for throwing a tablescape hop!

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This week I’m participating in the Welcome Summer Tablescape Blog Hop 2019. Be sure to scroll down to see the other Welcome Summer Tablescape Blog Hop 2019 participants – there are new settings all week so check back often.

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Patriotic Summer Table Setting Ideas

The Table Runner

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You will see that I often re-use items over and over again in different ways. That is half the fun of table settings for me! If you’ve visited me before, you’ll know I love to mix patterns, fabrics, and textures for an eclectic look. This table uses a vinyl tablecloth, Layered with the burlap runner and topped with three check napkins on a diagonal.
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The Centerpiece

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The centerpiece is a mish-mash of things that I had in and around the house. The daisies came in my Mother’s Day bouquet, along with the blue babies’ breath. I added azalea and greenery clippings from my yard and completed the arrangement with a faux poppy plant in bright red.

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The Table Setting

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I love to pair colorful dessert and salad plates with plain, white, every-day dinnerware. I often find unique, bold dishes in the most unexpected of places. These adorable appetizer plates came from my local grocery store and reminded me of fireworks when I saw them – they were on sale! Paired with the white dinner plates, topped with bright napkins in red and blue, they make a striking but very inexpensive stack.

Other Decor

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My DIY patriotic swag wreath makes its annual appearance – it’s always a favorite for me at this time of year. Of course, I had to add something new – these fun fireworks-inspired tablecloth weights were a cinch to make! I love the fun element they bring to the table.  You can find the DIY tutorial for them right here. To complete the party atmosphere, I paired treat bags in red, white and blue.

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I look so forward to Memorial Day and July 4th every year and with these simple ideas, I feel like my table will be ready when the dates roll around! How about? How do you get ready for the summer holidays?



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  1. Mary says:

    Kim, My heart beats Red, White and Blue so I love your patriotic ideas and table! You centerpiece is so festive with your combination of floral material, flag and star. Love the cupcake picks! As always it’s a treat to blog hop with you ♥

  2. Chloe says:

    So many fun ideas for a patriotic table. You can celebrate with red white and blue all summer long, and all of your table ideas and accents are just perfect! Thank you so much for once again sharing your talents with our hop!

  3. Jenna says:

    Hi Kim, aren’t you smart to think of red white and blue! I was just thinking earlier that I needed to start making Memorial Day plans and you have certainly got me in the mood with your creative outdoor patriotic table! So clever how you’ve mixed and matched different items and fabrics for the festive table covering. Love the vase of flowers and flags and all the treats on your cute table! You are ready to kick off summer!

  4. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Kim, Your paisley cloth looks very nice paired with the checked napkins placed on the diagonal as a table runner. Using the napkins as a runner is a great idea.
    Those cupcakes look delish! Great patriotic tablescape.
    Nice to blog hop with you again.

  5. Cecilia says:

    May is the perfect month for a patriotic tablescape, and yours is lovely! It’s a pleasure to be joining you this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. Linda says:

    Lovely table with the traditional red, white and blue. The paisley tablecloth looks so pretty. You have given all of us some inspiration for the upcoming 4th of July and Memorial Day weekend. The flags and those yummy cupcakes are perfect.

  7. Winter seemed to drag on forever! Easter came and went in a rush. Mother’s Day is in the books for this year and now we’re prepping for Memorial Day. It’s all flying by and I haven’t even thought about the official start to summer. Thank you so much for the lovely ideas you shared.

    • Kim says:

      Hi Sandra, didn’t winter seem to last forever? I’m SO happy to see the summer and warm weather, but completely agree that it’s all going by rather quickly. If we blink it’ll be fall! Thanks so much for your lovely comments!

  8. Debbee M says:

    Kim, such a fun and festive table for the summer and patriotic holidays. Love all your clever ideas and tips for styling tablescapes. Great hopping with you!

  9. Rebecca says:

    Kim, you’re a pro at mixing patterns and I love how you paired the paisley tablecloth with burlap and buffalo check. It was also clever how you mixed store bought flowers, foliage from your yard and faux poppies to create your festive arrangement. You’ve designed a very festive and patriotic outdoor table. It’s a pleasure hopping with you this week. Happy (almost) Summer!

  10. Pam Richardson says:

    Kim, how fun and festive your Memorial Day table is! I love the mixing of patterns, colors, and textures, it makes everything so interesting. I love the mix of paisley and check. A patriotic table set outdoors is a win. It is fun hopping with you!

  11. Ann Krucek says:

    You certainly have made me in the mood to pull out all of my Red, White and Blue! What a fun patriotic table for the summer. Those cupcake toppers are the cutest!! Always fun to hop with you, Kim! I hope you have a wonderful start to your summer.

  12. Amber says:

    I love it all! I adore outdoor Patriotic decor and you have so many fun ideas here! I spotted your wreath right away and it is so cute. The whole tablescape is amazing and it looks like you and your family with have a festive and fun Memorial Day celebration with decor to last through the fourth of July!

    So happy to hop with you this week. Have a great summer ahead!

  13. Lynne says:

    Your patriotic tablescape is perfect! I love the classic and timeless colors that can be used all summer. The mix of patterns you used…the paisley and checks are lovely! Happy Summer, Kim!

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