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 on May 14, 2019 at 6:26 am

    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 ♥

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      So fun hopping with you as well, Mary! And thank you!

  2. Chloe on May 14, 2019 at 9:12 am

    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!

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you, Chloe, and thank you for once again being such a fabulous host!

  3. Jenna on May 14, 2019 at 9:29 am

    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!

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      thanks so much, Jenna! I have to get an early start on things or I’ll never get it all done!

  4. Kari at Me and My Captain on May 14, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Kim I love the red white and blue and your table inspires me to get busy and get ready for all the patriotic holidays that come in summer. It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you.

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks so much, Kari! So fun hopping with you as well!

  5. Bonnie Morgan on May 14, 2019 at 10:57 am

    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.

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 5:51 pm

      Nice blog hopping with you, Bonnie! Thank you so much for your comments!

  6. Cecilia on May 14, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    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

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks, Cecilia! That is so kind of you!

  7. Linda on May 14, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    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.

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks, Linda! I’m so glad you found some inspiration!

  8. Sandra Garth on May 14, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    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 on May 19, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      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!

  9. Carol at BlueskyatHome on May 14, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Kim, great idea to get a jump on the Patriotic holidays coming up. So many ideas here to try. Pinned to my Patriotic Holiday board for future reference.

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      Hi Carol, Thank you so much for your comments and thank you for pinning! So great hopping with you again!

  10. Debbee M on May 15, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    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!

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      Thank you, Debbee!

  11. Rita C at Panoply on May 15, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Great ideas, Kim, and very timely also, to welcome in summer for easy entertaining!

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks, Rita!

  12. Rebecca on May 15, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    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!

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      Happy (almost) summer to you as well, Rebecca! Thank you so much for your comments!

  13. Pam Richardson on May 16, 2019 at 7:07 am

    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!

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      So fun hopping with you, Pam! Thank you!

  14. katherines corner on May 17, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Your red, white and blue tablescape screams celebrate. With Patriotic style for any summer holiday it is wonderful! It’s a pleasure to be on the tablescape hop with you. Hugs

  15. Benita on May 17, 2019 at 11:32 am

    I love this table setting! So festive and perfect for Memorial Day, July 4th or Labor Day! Hugs!

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 6:05 pm

      Hugs to you, Benita!

  16. Ann Krucek on May 18, 2019 at 8:05 am

    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.

    • Kim on May 19, 2019 at 6:06 pm

      So fun hopping with you, Ann! Happy (almost) summer!

  17. Amber on May 19, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    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!

    • Kim on May 20, 2019 at 11:32 am

      Thanks so much, Amber – what a lovely comment! You made my day. Have a great start to the summer! 🙂

  18. Lynne on May 26, 2019 at 7:45 am

    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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