Can you believe the Fourth of July is a week from today?
I set a table in anticipation of Independence Day,
and in celebration of the Red, White and Blue.
North Carolina’s High Country and Blue Ridge Mountains are a two hour drive from the lake,
making it a favorite weekend destination in the summer to escape the heat.
There’s nothing like a change in latitude to change your attitude when the temperature
drops 15 – 20 degrees at an elevation of 4300 feet!
Join me for a Red, White, and Blue Ridge Getaway, HERE.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are providing a blue back drop
for our red, white and blue dining. . .
My love of the Red, White and Blue extends to transferware too!
Assorted transferware patterns in red and blue are united on
white wood carved chargers on a red, white and blue paisley tablecloth.
Vintage flatware is mixed and matched,
picked for $1 – $2 a piece over the years. . .
Providing a melting pot of patterns at the table.
Have a seat and join me in celebrating this high-flying holiday!
Blue bottles in varying heights provide vases
for an easy and casual table centerpiece.
They’re filled with small flags and red, white and blue blooms . . .
Blue and white hydrangeas and red alstroemeria.
Napkins are mixed and matched at the table . . .
Broad stripes paired with bright stars,
for our star-spangled celebration!
Vintage-inspired postcards are layered on plates,
providing patriotic images and sentiments. . .
“Freedom smiles, her fates secure
Beneath its steadfast stars.”
“A grateful land remembers all her promises today.”
“My Country ’tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty.”
“Standing for the old flag,
standing firm for God.”
Flatware / vintage, assorted
Transferware / Crown Ducal Bristol Pink, Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage,
Staffordshire Liberty Blue
Chargers / Pier 1
Napkins / Kohl’s & Pottery Barn, several years ago
Flag Napkin Rings, Tablecloth / HomeGoods
Enamel Star Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Postcards / Postcard Fair
Find more patriotic table inspiration for the Fourth of July, HERE.
You’ll find patriotic table ideas with tips to create centerpieces using a watermelon vase,
a picnic tin, lanterns, a galvanized tray,
party treats pails and more for your Star-Spangled celebration!
And find 25+ Patriotic and Party Treats
for your Star-Spangled Celebration, HERE
“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.”
– John Thune
However you celebrate Independence Day, spend a few moments to remember and give thanks
for our military men and women, whose service and sacrifice allows us to live in freedom.
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Wow, even on vacation you managed to set a magazine worthy tablescape, Mary! This is fantastastic. I love the mix and match transferware on the paisley cloth. Those flag napkin rings and postcards are the perfect accessories. No greater flag, country or military. Thank you for honoring them all. Enjoy your stay!
Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring post🇺🇸
This had me tearing up…we “seem to get such a bad wrap” on the news, papers, etc…I am SO VERY proud of this old USA…your tablescape…makes ne proud…Salute! franki
Beautiful! I look forward to hearing fireworks this weekend and seeing the red, white and blue everywhere. Your flower arrangements are amazing. Peace.
This is such a wonderful post! Beautifully done. 🧨🎇🇺🇸
Mary, I adhere to the thoughts of Charles Faudree, it is all about the mix and not the match! You pulled off the perfect red, white, and blue table even on vacation. The mix makes for so much interest, with different patterns coming together to make a gorgeous presentation with a scenic background. It must have been wonderful to get away from the heat! We are so hoping for rain this week. Happy Monday!
You certainly do have an amazing collection of transfer ware. Everything’s gorgeous. I always appreciate that you pull us back to remembering the reason we enjoy such freedom, those who gave whatever they had, at times their all, and the good God who continues to bless us. I kept one of our son’s little toy army men that I work into into my displays. Enjoy your time in the blue ridge mountains.
What a view from the deck in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mary! Your patriotic table is inspiring with all the transferware (pitter patter goes my ❤️), the mix and match of flatware, the postcards and the blue bottles filled with flags and flowers. Enjoy your time in the coolness of the mountains.
Red, white and Beautiful Mary! How lovely to be able to escape the heat in a 2 hour drive! Your table is patriotic perfection! I love the blue bottles with blue and white hydrangeas and red alstromeria and flags, your mix of vintage plates, and those napkins and napkin rings are fantastic! The postcards are wonderful too…it’s so important to honor our flag and those that have and do serve for us so selflessly 🇺🇸
Mary, you have a beautiful collection of transfer ware. The plates look lovely against the paisley tablecloth. I love the flag napkin rings.
Even while away you have managed to set a beautiful table. It must be heavenly to travel within two hours to a lovely place in the mountains. A great way to honor our country. Happy getaway.
Your table looks awesome as always! I love the mix and match approach. You carry it off with such expertise. Thanks for the inspiration. Let freedom ring!!
In my creative imaginings, which sadly have little chance of actual execution, I would bring beautiful table settings to different destinations. Of course, in addition to all the dishes and props, I’d have to find new traveling companions because my family would never support this fantasy😊. Thank you for your lovely table. You should gather some of your fellow talented bloggers for “traveling tablescapes”.
Happy Fourth of July! MM
Mary, What a beautiful setting and tablescape! I love the various plate and silverware patterns atop the paisley tablecloth. Your napkin rings are cute, especially the flag ones! Enjoy your getaway and the cooler weather! Clara❤️
Your Patriotic tablescape is stunning. Love it. Wishing you and your family a very happy and safe Fourth of July. Oh! And enjoy the cooler weather in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Oh, how lovely your mountain view and retreat is. Only two hours away makes it all the better. I’d love a little mountain air right now. Your know I’m all about the mix, so your table delights in every detail. I love that you travel with dishes! You are my kind of friend!!! Seriously, the mix of gathered flatware and various transfer ware sets an elegant table. Add in our gorgeous US flag and its perfection. I have one of the paisley cloths and it is in use all summer. Red, white, and blue rules supreme here from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thanks for this added inspiration. Always a treat to see your creative posts! Enjoy the mountain air and view.
Three cheers for the red, white and blue! Your table is lovely with the way you blended your patterns and dinnerware. You can’t beat that view unless you’re at the lake. 😀 Happy Fourth! 🇺🇸❤️💙
Hello, wouldn’t it be fun if you had a contest for one of your readers to come and have lunch with you one day? They could get to experience your table scape in person.
Mary! This is so fabulously 4th!! Glad you got away from the heat and brought your beautiful dishes and pretties for us to enjoy your table by the mountains!! Enjoy!!
Mary you are a true Patriot. your tablescape is beautiful. We especially like the Patriotic post cards.
Have a wonderful and safe 4TH OF JULY.
Marilyn,Joan and Marion
You decorated a gorgeous Fourth of July tablescape! Have a wonderful Fourth of July holiday!
Gorgeous Mary, from the setting to your tableware. I love the simplicity of the blue bottles with the flowers and flags as a centerpiece. Happy Fourth! 🧨🇺🇸❤️
Absolutely beautiful and thank you for sharing with us
How very dedicated you are Mary, in taking the dishes and accessories to make a beautiful patriotic table while on your get-a-way! It is lovely as is your awesome state. I have precious memories, which will be in my heart forever, of our wonderful vacation in 2018 when we were there. ♥️🇺🇸
Outstanding Mary! Beautiful red white and blue! Thank you!
BEAUTIFUL!! The view makes it!!! Long may she wave!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! GOD BLESS AMERICA!! 🇺🇸❤️🙏🏻
Thank you for reminding us, Mary, to take time to consider our country’s proud history and that we are celebrating independence and freedom. We always attend the small town parade near our cottage and wave to the veteran’s who march proudly in it.
A beautiful post all the way around. Thank you for it.
So beautiful on your mountain top, did you purchase a new getaway!? Amazing you can pack such perfect table decor to enjoy your fresh mountain air! That’s why we love the beach, its 50 degrees cooler in summer!