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Three Patriotic Tablescapes for Summer

4th of JulyAmy WileyComment

Summer has me loving ALL the red, white and blue!  With the 4th of July approaching, I have three all-American tablescapes for your Independence Day.

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Patriotic Porch Party


One of the great joys of a Colorado summer is dinner on the back porch in the evenings.  We tend to linger at the table longer when we are outdoors and it's something we look forward to during the long winter months.


In that spirit, I kept this table casual with paper plates and Coke bottles as part of the centerpiece.  These reversible pillows are so festive.


I just love the fun star plates topped with smaller plates from the Target dollar section.


Cokes in glass bottles taste even better, don't you think?


A Farmhouse 4th

America is farmhouse crazy these days and it's a perfect trend to embrace for the 4th.  These galvanized chargers mix well with my vintage tablecloth.  I have my eye on these too!


I've had these little Pottery Barn star plates forever and they delight me every year.  These guest towels make the perfect napkins to go alongside this place setting.


I adore hydrangeas and just had to have this little sign to nestle up beside them.


Stars and Stripes Forever

Our breakfast nook is bursting with American pride.  A cutting board in the shape of the U-S of A serves as the base for my centerpiece.


Flag plates, flag napkins and gingham chargers complete the look.


Summer is in the air...


As  you can see, we are all set for the 4th of July!


Valentine's Day Tablescape

Valentine's DayAmy Wiley1 Comment

I love an elaborate tablescape.  Real talk... my dining table is either decorated and set for the next occasion, or it becomes the catch-all spot for the kids' school projects, mail, etc.  It makes me much happier to set a pretty table!


Most of my V-day decorations pre-date my kids (translation they are OLD) because I had my first baby the day after Valentine's Day.  He's my forever Valentine, but I usually buy more birthday things this time of year.  I did find this big polka dot heart the other day and it went perfectly on my Eiffel Tower.


I've had these little Pottery Barn "love" plates for approximately 100 years.


A quick trip to Trader Joe's for flowers filled my pots and vases.


The scene is set for a family Valentine's Day dinner at home... which is our favorite way to celebrate!