When summertime rolls around, we love to bring the beach and seashore into the decor — so for our Fourth of July theme, we went with a ‘Star Spangled Seashore’!
We couldn’t skip the fireworks and the Red White and Blue though, so we created a sort of patriotic seashore fusion.
Though there are quite a few similarities between this theme and the last, we don’t mind because we are using many of our most favorite things.
Making their return are the silver charger plates and matching silver nut dishes in both baroque and seashell shapes. Also the pearls, fishing nets, lantern and seashells are back.
New to the table is a gorgeous navy blue blanket being used as a tablecloth topper. Also new to the table are some lovely red salad plates and some Navy blue napkins.
We’ve got our patriotic red white and blue ‘fire’Cracker Jacks ready as a nostalgic summertime treat. We added red white and blue striped ribbon just to make them extra special.
With a name tag or note attached to the ribbon they would make an awesome place card or party favor as well.
We’ve also got our Pop Rocks, because they are like having a fireworks show in your mouth!
The sideboard is all gussied up with red white and blue bunting and other patriotic themed items.
We found these sparkly balloon weights from Dollar Tree. They certainly are not a statement of understated elegance, and they may be a bit gaudy, but they feel like a fireworks launch!
If you can’t add a little over-the-top sparkly glitz and glam for the 4th of July, when can you?
We’ll be adding some of our favorite patriotic recipes and entertaining ideas soon — until then, here are some pictures from last year’s 4th of July celebration, and a few more from this year.
Every once in a while, I become obsessed with the quirky genius of an actor or actress. Here is my latest obsession. I wish I could have had him sit in the studio for a live portrait painting session!
In other words….
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