Summer’s here. And it’s a time we bring out the red, white and blue to celebrate! Today I’m sharing a patriotic vignette for the patriots who don’t necessarily have or love lots of flag and 4th of July decor!
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Today I’m taking part in something new and so much fun!
The beautiful image above is from my friend, Mary at Home Is Where The Boat Is.
Here’s the challenge: use this Pinterest pin of Mary’s as inspiration to create something of my own!
If you are coming from Cindy’s blog WELCOME!!! Cindy blogs at the beautiful Country Road 407! And she organized this patriotic party! Thanks for “herding cats” Cindy!
There are 16 really wonderful bloggers joining us today for this Pinterest Challenge. You can find them at the bottom of this post. Please check out all the red, white and blue talent!
Here’s how I used Mary’s beautiful porch image to inspire me…
SIMPLE PATRIOTIC CENTERPIECE
Here at StoneGable we are patriotic to the bone! However, for this red, white and blue kitchen table vignette I decided to use non-traditionally patriotic items to show off our patriotism!
Using different red, white and blue dishes and a little help from my gardens I made a simple and doable patriotic vignette!
First, I laid down a fun white table runner with blue ink spots. SEE IT HERE
What I love about this centerpiece is the only really overtly patriotic element are the two little flags. The whole vignette has a patriotic 4th of July feel because of the red, white and blue linens, tableware and flowers I used!
Next, I corralled all the dishes in a pretty round basket. This is the easiest way to create a focal point on your table. I almost always use a basket or tray as a part of my table centerpieces!
The first thing I put into my basket was a container of pretty garden flowers. I used what I had. My roses and hydranges were in bloom so I put them in a white container and voila… pretty red, white and blue in not so traditional shades!
I really debated about adding the tiny flags, but since Mary’s vignette had flags I decided to use them to pay homage to Mary’s beautiful image!
Then I started to “play with my dishes”. Because this is a kitchen table patriotic centerpiece I grabbed red, white and blue dishes and stacked them!
For me, nothing quite beats a stack of beautiful dishes! Do you see how ordinary dishes can take on a very patriotic look?
This is one of my favorite designer tricks! Never underestimate the power of a good dish stack, my friend! LOL!
What do you think about the striped theme? Cups, napkins…
And this super cute little vase? It’s little wonky askew top makes my heart sing. I love looking for interesting details even if they are barely noticeable!
Why don’t you create a patriotic centerpiece from red, white and blue things in your home! Easy peasy summer decorating!
OTHER POSTS TO ENJOY…
- 10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY
- POTTERY BARN INSPIRED 4TH OF JULY STARS DIY
- TIPS FOR SUMMER OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING
Please visit my blog friends. Next on the list is Laura from Decor To Adore. I’ve known Laura forever! She is classy and sassy and a fabulous decorator. Tell her I said HI!