Setting Sail for Independence Day

Setting Sail for Independence Day

We’re setting sail for Independence Day

onto a sea (or lake :) of Red, White & Blue

for the holiday weekend!


Spending time with family. . .


Flying our Flags. . .


Boating. . .


And enjoying 

the fireworks!

Independence Day Berry-Lemon Sparklers!

Grab a cup and help yourself

to a Berry-Lemon Sparkler!


Paper sails were hoisted from

scrapbook paper with bamboo knot pick masts

for nautical rope napkin rings. . .


And can be used to

mark place settings. . .


Or decorate a regatta of

Red Velvet Cupcakes

for a sweet and patriotic bite!

Red Velvet Cupcake Sailboats

 If you want to set sail with some other

 patriotic table inspiration,

click on the links below:

A Star-Spangled Celebration

A Star-Spangled Celebration

Long May She Wave Patriotic Table

Long May She Wave

Celebrating the Red, White & Blue Patriotic Table

Banner Yet Wave:

Celebrating the Red, White & Blue!


Setting Sail Table Details:

Rope Cocktail Plates/ Pottery Barn

Salad & Dinner Plates/ Mikasa Jet Set Blue

Stemware/ Mikasa Swirl  

Flatware/ Towle Living Everyday Nautical

Sailboat, Chargers & Placemats/ HomeGoods

Rope Napkin Rings/ Bed, Bath & Beyond

Napkins/ World Market

Quilt/ Kohl’s


Wishing you a Safe & Happy Independence Day. . .

RWB potato salad_11

With Liberty & Potato Salad for All!

Setting Sail for Independence Day with a Regatta of Red Velvet Cupcakes!

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  25 comments for “Setting Sail for Independence Day

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    July 2, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Those are still my favorite napkins Mary, love the stripes! I hope you have smooth sailing for the holiday, they’re calling for rain here but it might clear out by Saturday. Happy 4th of July:@)

  2. July 2, 2014 at 7:13 am

    I do hope the weather doesn’t affect your plans. Stunning sailboat centerpiece. Love the wire basket full of cupcake sailboats too. Amazing how you changed a few details and made it sail in a new direction.

  3. Carolyn P.
    July 2, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Lovely, lovely, lovely … but, here on the NC coast, our Fourth of July Festival may be rained and washed out Friday by Arthur. : /
    Our regatta will likely get rescheduled for Saturday.
    Thank you for a lovely post, Mary, and detailing the locations of purchases. Love those napkin rings and flatware.
    Hope your Fourth in the Charlotte area is cool and calm!

  4. July 2, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Your table has me smiling and running to the closet to get out my red white and blue! Your wonderful paper sails and the rope plates and napkin rings are simply too much fun and so perfect for your lakeside setting! I hope Arthur doesn’t rain on your 4th of July parade, and that you get to enjoy your Freedom Fries and Sailboat cupcakes in sunny weather~ the heat here has been monstrous but a breeze comes up in the afternoon, so we are planning to grill and chill…I do want to make your fries and corn on the cob cupcakes for our celebration :) Happy 4th Mary!

  5. July 2, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Your “sea” of red, white, and blue make me want to stand up and cheer. I’m in love with the rope detail on the plates and those cute napkin rings. You are a magnet for the perfect details. I want to sail right up to your lakeside abode and join in the celebration.
    Happy 4th of July, Mary!

  6. Peggy Thal
    July 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

    So beautiful! Have a happy 4th of July.

  7. July 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Everything about your wonderful 4th of July table is fabulous. You are always an expert at details. What fun paper sails and how easy and creative is that!
    I adore your napkins. They add the perfect touch. Have so much fun with the family and boating this weekend. We are going next week and it will be our first time this summer. I can’t wait. I should do a tablescape from Lake Powell it has been a while!

  8. July 2, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Gosh I love those red velvet sailboat cupcakes, Mary! I need to remember to use that same quilt I have for a table covering…but I have to take it off my bed!
    Happy 4th to you! xo

  9. July 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Hope Arthur doesn’t rain on your parade! Happy fourth!

  10. July 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out what to do with my napkins for today’s tablescape and you have these gorgeous rope ones. So perfect for your theme!

  11. July 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Oh, I know you will have a wonderful time sailing, rating and having fun this weekend. I hope you don’t get rained out by Arthur:( I LOVE every detail once again and especially the flatware! Never saw that before. It is perfect for your lakeside setting and home. I am back to blogging!!! 2 posts so far this week. XO

  12. ann pauley
    July 2, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Awesome Awesome Awesome! You have put me in the mood. My parents
    always celebrated the fourth out at our cottage in Irish Hills, Mi. It would
    have been fun to use your ideas out there back in the day!

  13. July 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Have had no net for over a week, pure joy to sail into your home port today. Happy 4th to you!

  14. July 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Mary, I love everything and especially the nautical flatware. It must be new because I have not noticed it before! I’m sure it will get lots of use because it’s PERFECT for you! Happy July 4th and I hope the rain doesn’t keep you off the lake!

  15. July 2, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Oh, my goodness….those rope cocktail plates are so cool!!!!!!! What a great design! I haven’t been in a PB lately, and it’s probably a good thing I haven’t. I know I wouldn’t be able to resist!!! That flatware is irresistible, too! It is perfect for this setting and perfect for your lifestyle!!!

    I love the way the design of the quilt looks like lots of hoisted sails. SO cool!

    This is such a neat table setting, Mary, and there couldn’t be a better way to spend the 4th than kickin’ back with a Berry Lemon Sparkler on the boat! Enjoy yourself, and have a safe weekend!

  16. paula
    July 2, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I absolutely love this nautical theme, one of my favorites for summer get to togethers and of course makes a cute outfit to wear :) The flatware is a must have !
    Have a safe 4th

  17. July 3, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Hi Mary! Stopping back to wish you a very Happy Fourth of July and to tell you I am going to PierOne tomorrow to pick up those cups! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie and have fun! I think every night’s dinner must be a celebration at your house!!

  18. July 3, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I love the plaid sail and everything else about this table, Mary!
    Happy Independence Day!

  19. July 3, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Love that the quilt pattern looks like a burgee! I left the same flatware behind when we sold Galveston house and have regretted it ever since.

  20. July 3, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Wonderful setting!! I’m particularly enamored with the quilt as tablecloth, but all of your details are perfect, from the striped napkins, to the plate mix, to the sailboat centerpiece, and on and on. But I think my absolute favorite part is the cupcakes. Just brilliant!! Enjoy the Fourth!

    Lory at

  21. Bev
    July 3, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Beautiful…love the quilt backdrop, the napkin rings,…everything.

  22. susanbetweennapsontheporch
    July 3, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Oh, I love this, Mary! We were on the same wavelength this week. :) Those cupcakes look sooo yummy…the sails are sooo cute! Wonderful table setting and I love your combination of dishes and colors at each setting! Hope you guys have a fabulous 4th! Happy sailing!

  23. July 4, 2014 at 12:00 am

    It’s so festive and beautiful. I love the plaid sail and that flatware is too cute!

  24. July 4, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I so love all of your nautical themes Mary!…and heart, heart that sailboat..have a wonderful holiday sailing away!!

  25. July 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Happy Independence Day, Mary!!!

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