Across the United States, from the East Coast to the West and beyond, the Fourth of July is celebrated in big cities, small towns and out in the countryside. Red, white and blue are the colors of the day, while food and fanfare are planned with meticulous care. The festive tablescape above is just one example of what’s possible even on a modest budget.
For a large gathering of family and friends, here’s a long table all dressed up in red, white and blue. Rental chairs are an inexpensive way to accommodate extra guests. We love the jaunty blue and white stripped table cloth.
Polka dots are a great addition to this 4th of July fireplace mantel. A mantel is the perfect spot to unleash your patriotic spirit.
Cupcakes are always appropriate for a 4th of July picnic or backyard celebration. Red and blue berries and coconut top these beauties aligned in a flag pattern.
A tasty way to top off your Fourth of July meal, this red, white and blue trifle is built with angel food cake, whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries.
Lucious strawberries filled with a velvety cream cheese mixture are topped with a with plump blueberries. How enticing are the tiny fresh bites?
Want to keep the look of red, white and blue going all year long? In the South, the ideal spot to decorate with this vibrant color palette is on the front porch. Above is one such red, white and blue sitting area.
Who could resist a guest room dressed up in red, white and blue in an unexpected combination of pattern–stripes, checks and florals?
Red, white and blue curtain tiebacks can add a touch of elegance to a blue and white living room, dining room or bedroom. What a creative year-round use of red, white and blue.
Image Sources: FrontPorchIdeasAndMore.com; TheYesGirls.com; LandeeSeeLandeeDo.com; GoodHousekeeping.com; NatashasKitchen.com; JamieCooksItUp.com; Bedroom.About.com; PlaceInTheHome.com.