Thursday, June 28, 2018

Red White & Blue Tablescape Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be joining 20 other talented bloggers for this Red White & Blue Tablescape Blog Hop! When Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate asked me to join I was thrilled! I had already put together a Vintage Chic 4th Tablescape a couple weeks back and I had some other ideas already spinning in my head as I was setting that one for another one! haha, funny how that works, right?

 When I think about what the 4th of July means to me, I think history! The signing of the Declaration of Independence, our freedom & land of our own!  I had these elements in my mind when I was playing with ideas. I wanted to set the table with a vintage/history feeling but still elegant. 

What really stands out to me when I think of the 4th of July is The Declaration of Independence. I've always wanted to create a book page table runner and this seemed like the perfect time! The book pages stand for the signing of The Declaration of Independence. The fern leaves laid out on the book page table runner stand for the land and nothing stands out more than our American flag! I made the flag bunting a few years ago to hang above our front door and I decided to use it on the table this year.

I love using my Pioneer Woman Sundae Cups as vases and was looking to add Daisies for that Summer feel but baby's breath worked just fine too!  

I'm not big on the color red so I tend to add just little pops of it through linens, food or books like I did to build a simple centerpiece to carry on with the book page table runner. 

For a little extra red I placed some strawberries in the blue ironstone bowls I found on craigslist last year.

I really wanted to use doilies for the chargers but non of mine were large enough, but they did look cute on top of the dinner plates. They add some texture and I wanted to incorporate vintage items to give this tablescape a feeling of history. I ended up getting the wicker chargers at HomeGoods. I tried lace placemats and those didn't look bad either but these looked better! 

I hope you've enjoyed my vintage inspired tablescape! It's been fun joining the other bloggers in this 4th Tablescape Blog Hop! Be sure to go visit the others listed down below!





  1. Very nice table Desiree...your pops of red are perfect laid against your table runner of pages of print. What a find on Craig's list for your berry bowls....and the strawberries are so tempting. It is a pleasure to blog hop with you and looking forward to many more.

  2. hi Desiree, your book page runner symbolizing the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the red and blue books are such a creative way to honor our country's history. All the vintage touches are lovely. You have captured the importance of July 4th in a beautiful way!

  3. You certainly did carry through your goal of elegant but historic with your pretty tablescape. I think you are right, we all, at one point want to do a book page runner, and this was the perfect occasion. The flag banner laid out on the book pages gives a great little pop of color. Thank you so much for being a part of the blog hop! Happy 4th to you and your lovely family!

  4. Such a pretty table! So delicate - I love all of the doilies - they do give that wonderful vintage feel. Love the book page runner with the flags giving that little bit of color- just enough to tell us it is a patriotic table without going full out! I think this is the first time I have hopped with you - I hope to see you more, I enjoyed your table immensely! Happy 4th.

  5. Desiree, love your layering and how you used the aqua dishes for a great pop of color. Happy to be on the blog hop with you.

  6. I very much appreciate your styling and photography here, and I love how you've got lamb's ear and baby's breath! they're perfect as part of this tablescape. Happy 4th!

  7. The doilies are a nice touch Desiree. I am loving the pretty aqua. The runner is so creative with the book pages and flags. The backdrop is gorgeous. A pleasure to join you on this fun tablescape blog hop.

  8. I have to admit this is one of the loveliest vignettes in this bloghop! The book page runner is ingenious, and the ambience is so subtle, with just the right amount of blues and reds. So so lovely!

  9. I also really liked the runner in particular. It was clever to lie the flag banner flat on the table. I have a similar, but tea-stained banner I will have to try and use in a similar manner.

  10. Good Afternoon,
    This is such a gorgeous table and a wonderful way to pay tribute to our country. I am so enjoying the soft and dreamy colors as well as the use of interesting textures. I love doilies! Beautiful!
    Great to blog hop with you.

    Happy Fourth Of July to you and yours!

  11. Your book pages runner is clever and the dollies add interest. It is good to reflect on our countries history. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July.

  12. Desiree, this is such a beautiful table with all of the vintage pretties! I love the Declaration of Independence table runner! I hope you have a Happy 4th of July!!!

  13. Your book page table runner was a great addition to this charming table. It's very soft and light and works well with the theme. Wishing you a safe and happy July 4th.

  14. Wow! I love how pretty the Pioneer Woman sundae ups look on your table. Everything is so soft and lovely. Beautiful tablescape!

  15. Desiree, I love the creativity in your tablescape and have gleaned some excellent ideas for my own future tablescapes! Everything from using the doilies under the bowls, to the book page runner, and the sundae cups as vases! So much great ideas for a unique patriotic tablescape!!

  16. So sweet and elegant, Desiree! Happy 4th of July!

  17. Oh my goodness, I love the book page table runner! I especially love the elegant simplicity of your table - it's not too fussy, but has such a patriotic feel to it. Perfect take on the theme!


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