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Creating A Festive Fourth of July Tablescape

Welcome to the Patriotic Tablescape Blog Hop!  Today I am sharing how to create a festive Fourth of July breakfast tablescape!

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Hello and Welcome!  Today I am excited to be joining a talented group of blogging friends for the Patriotic Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by my talented friend Chloe, from Celebrate and Decorate.  This blog hop is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for some Fourth of July inspiration.  I am so glad you are here!

Times are changing in my home.  My children are older, and lately they have been busy with work and trying to safely see friends before they go to college in the fall.  Gone are the days of the neighborhood bike parade and cookout at the pool to celebrate the Fourth of July.  It’s a little bittersweet.  What I can always rely on is our breakfast together.  So why not set a festive table to celebrate Independence Day? Last year I had shared my patriotic picnic on the porch. Today we are starting in my kitchen with a festive Fourth of July breakfast table.

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A simple roll of red and white striped wrapping paper from the sale bin at Michael’s Craft Store acts as the perfect base for a patriotic table.  https://myfamilythyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Festive-Fourth-of-July-breakfast-table-2.jpg

Next I created a centerpiece.  I just shopped my home.  It’s so much fun to mix and match.  A blue and white star print napkin was placed in to my great grandfather’s vintage tool box.  I added some dollar store flags to a beautiful mix of flowers that were left from my daughter’s graduation last week.  I placed these mason jars full of blooms into the tool box and then added some cute striped paper straws.  https://myfamilythyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Festive-Fourth-of-July-centerpiece.jpg

For the place settings, I used my favorite round jute place mats.  I love using neutrals as a base and then changing up the decor with a variety of plates, napkins and accents. These cute gingham melamine plates were a great find at Big Lots last year.

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For napkins, I used these cute fabric handkerchiefs that I had purchased last year at Dollar Tree.  The red, white, and blue stars and stripes are so much fun!  I also made a cute Bingo game using myfreebingocards.com for each place setting.  I am hoping my family will play a round or two!

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I found another use for my Oui yogurt jars!  You may remember how I used them to create DIY faux mercury glass votive holders.  It was the first craft I did on Facebook Live as part of Craft and Chat Live!  I decided to use them make some red, white, and blue breakfast parfaits.  Strawberries, blueberries, and vanilla yogurt layered makes a delicious and nutritious start to the day.  The parfaits would go well with my family’s favorite Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Cake that I plan to bake that morning.

I am not sure what our Fourth of July will bring this year, but I know it will get off a good start!  How will you celebrate Independence Day?  However you choose to celebrate, I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Be sure to visit Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate, as well as all of the talented bloggers at the end of this post.  You will want to see all the different ideas to decorate and entertain for the 4th of July!

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19 Comments

  1. What a festive table. I love all the treasures, Have a great week. Nice meeting you

  2. Lynne what a cool tip using wrapping paper for a runner. I am going to remember this. I myself was looking for a red and white striped runner but couldn’t find it. Shoot….you are so clever. Your table looks very pretty. Have a safe and fun July 4th.

  3. Lynne, You are very creative. I love your great grandmother’s toolbox used for your centerpiece. That is indeed a treasure. The wrapping paper runner was a clever idea and I also like your menu. Your breakfast parfaits look so inviting.
    A patriotic breakfast is a great idea. It is sad as the kids get older some of the traditions change.
    Your melamine plates are attractive and very useful.
    Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July.

  4. Wrapping paper looks great on your table. It’s so fun to create looks paper, using scarf, curtains, etc. The flowers look lovely and your red, white and blue dessert looks delicious.

  5. Your grandfather’s vintage tool box is a treasure, and how fun to shop you house with things to fill it! I love your checked plates, and oh la la, the berry breakfast parfaits look divine! How clever to use wrapping paper for a runner, it looks cute and if it gets soiled you can toss it away or cut it down into smaller pieces! Have a wonderful 4th Lynne!

  6. I love all your pretty ideas like those cute Bingo cards! I also love how you mixed natural textures like the placemats and the wood box. Beautiful table! We will be staying home for the 4th this year. When my kids were little, they used to ride their bikes in the town “parade” at the beach…I miss those days! Great hopping with you again!
    Shelley

  7. Your dessert looks delicious and light. I love the bingo cards. That’s so fun. Thanks for taking part in the hop. It’s so fun to see all the tables. No two are alike.

  8. Lynne, I love the idea of a patriotic breakfast table set for the 4th of July celebration. I have used wrapping paper before as a runner, isn’t that the best idea? The parfaits look delicious and your centerpiece is so pretty. It is a pleasure to blog hop,with you. Happy 4th!

  9. Lynne, save me a seat! I’m coming for the fruit parfait! Great repurpose of the Oui jars, and the overall table is simply striking for the 4th. I love Dollar Tree finds, they are such good deals, and useful too. Paper runners are definitely a thing, and what better time to use them than summer. Love the bingo cards! That would be a fun pastime with family, especially for those who are older and, ahem, more sedentary (as with Mr. P’s siblings). Happy summer, my friend.

  10. I love the idea of using wrapping paper for a table runner! No laundry and no ironing needed! Your table is all set and ready to welcome guests for the holiday! Those bingo cards are a fun addition to your table and the parfaits are perfect! Those oui glass containers are SO cute, makes me wish I liked yogurt! Thanks so much for hopping with us again!

  11. Lynne, you are so resourceful. I love the use of grandpa’s tool box and your printed card for bingo on each setting. It is great to continue to find good use of the graduation flowers. Your table is darling for a family breakfast get together. They will certainly carrying forth all of the lovely memories you have created for them even though they are growing up and becoming independent. It’s been seven years since my own children left home and I am still adjusting to empty nest. I am happy you can enjoy each others company for this holiday. Enjoy those yummy parfaits.

  12. Lynne, your patriotic table is beautiful! I love the idea of a Fourth of July breakfast. In our old neighborhood, we used to have a bike parade followed by a neighborhood brunch. It was always so much fun! I hope you and your family have a happy Fourth of July!

  13. Such a pretty and festive table and I love the bingo cards! What a cute idea! Sorry if this is a dupe comment…it looks like my first one never went through. I noticed I had this problem leaving comments on several blogs so I am now trying it with my personal email. Anyway, great to hop with you!
    Shelley (Calypso in the Country)

  14. What a cute breakfast table. I just love all of your red, white and blue. So fun hopping with you.

  15. Love your runner! This table is beautiful! Glad to be hopping with you!

  16. Lynne, the runner is such a fun idea and I love the little treats at each setting! Very welcoming and fun!

  17. Lynne, I love that you chose to design a tablescape for breakfast! Those yogurt parfaits look healthy and delicious. Using wrapping paper as a runner gives the table a nice casual feel. Your great grandfather’s toolbox is fabulous and makes a unique and meaningful container for a centerpiece. The gingham melamine plates and Dollar Tree star (hankerchief) napkins complete the patriotic look. It was fun hopping with you! Happy 4th of July!

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