Summer Holiday Tablescape Collaboration
When asked if I wanted to team up with my friend Dina over at @dina_ferguson http://dinaferguson.com/ to collaborate together on a 4th of July tablescape...I jumped to the opportunity! Instantly, my creative mind started thinking how I could pull together a fun and festive table spread for you all to "hopefully" glean some inspiration from.
Yes, I know it's a week past the 4th...all the "red, white and blue" is put away til another year. I didn't get around to blogging about what we created before the holiday. But, I hope this still gives you some fun ideas on how you can set up your table for next years holiday. If anything, you can always take any holiday or special tablescape idea and incorporate different colors to go with a certain theme or idea you want for your festive table. You'll see here in my pictures, that we switched up our pieces to create a different look for each table. We combined our dishes, placemats, napkins, etc to create a few different looks that still kept to the spirit of Independence Day by keeping the colors of red, white and blue.
In the pictures, you see we took most of the same elements and mixed and matched them to the different arrangements we put together. It is always important to keep in mind the fundamental items you want to set on your table. Any of these items I am listing below work well when pulling a pretty table together. And don't be afraid to mix and match different pieces.
Table Linens: Center Pieces Ideas: Place setting Elements:
table runner vases with flowers charger
tablecloth basket arrangement dinner plate
placemats candle arrangement salad plate and or bowl
table throw food items flatware
cloth napkins napkin w/ napkin ring
The whole idea is to bring height, texture, layers and warmth to your table. Height comes in with your centerpieces, glassware, decor pieces. Texture falls into place with your placemats, chargers and table linens. Layering your dishes also helps with height but brings a sense of warmth. Be creative and have fun with your table setting.