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Patriotic Entertaining

Summer’s greatest celebration, the Fourth of July is always an exciting event. A day filled with sparkling conversation, flowing drinks, and fireworks isn’t complete without red, white and blue. This year, we decided to break away from traditional stars and stripes and took a different approach to celebrating Independence Day with a healthy dose of global flair.

Staying true to our patriotic colors, we first started with a vintage Shibori textile which we happened to find at the Brimfield Antique Show. Referred to as Katazome, its unique stencil pattern, which almost resembles a traditional American bandana was the perfect starting point to this table.

To play up the patterned runner, we selected our Fiesta Reversible Placemat in White and Blue for its playful, laser-cut design. Plus, their easy-care, wipe-down surface means that they’re excellent for outdoor dining!

To introduce texture to the table, we selected our Carnival Napkin Ring in Navy and Red and paired it with our Fiesta Napkin in Navy and Red. The cheerful, confetti-like burst combined with the napkins’ resist-dye design were an effortlessly festive combination.  Our Bamboo Melamine Plate and Chinoiserie Melamine Tumbler and Goblet not only makes for a fuss-free soirée, but their angular, faceted shapes were a great way to introduce a contrasting silhouette to the table.

We dressed up clear, glass vases by wrapping them in bandanas (another nod to the theme). They added a casual touch to the blue and white arrangements of hydrangeas. And finally, no Fourth of July is complete with a little Americana. Hand-held flags were a foolproof embellishment to this patriotic table.

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