Effortless Entertaining: Fourth of July

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Hi there! Devon Liedtke here again with another installment of Effortless Entertaining! Now that summer has officially been here since Monday, Fourth of July is just around the corner. In fact, it is just over a week away! When I think of the Fourth of July, Gingham picnic blankets, wicker baskets filled with summer’s bounty, fireworks, fireflies, and of course, all things red, white and blue come to mind. To me, Fourth of July and Outdoor Entertaining are one and the same. Think Melamine, acrylic, Rattan, Enamelware, Galvanized metal, Paper plates the list goes on.

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I love mixing and layering red, white and blue on the table with different patterns and textures. None of these items really screams “USA” individually, but once you mix the various pieces together,  you end up with a patriotic fête. Here is an idea of what you will be seeing on my table this Independence Day along with some suggestions for great summer pieces that you can mix and match for a Fourth of July tablescape of your very own.


{Tablescape: 1. Buffalo Plaid Tablecloth | 2. Set of 4 Bunny Williams Woven Round Placemats | 3. Beaded Acrylic Tumblers | 4. Fairfax Dinner Plates | 5. Set of 4 Embroidered Stripe Napkins | 6. Cambridge Silversmiths 20 Piece Bamboo-Style Flatware Service}


{Entertaining: 1. Vintage Red Cooler | 2. Hayden Beverage Tub | 3. Resin Party Bucket | 4. Marin Marbled Enamelware Platter}


{Napkins: 1. American Flag Napkin Set | 2. Wheaton Stripe Napkin Set | 3. Lobster Napkin Set | 4. Edie Block Print Napkins}



{Placemats: 1. Set of 4 Cabo Woven Placemats | 2. Round Rattan Placemat | 3. Border Scallop Placemat | 4. Set of 4 La Rochelle Placemats}



{Tablecloths: 1. Perdido Watercolor Tablecloth 2. Ikat Print Tablecloth}



{Melamine Plates: 1. Scallop Plates | 2. Set of 4 Shibori Plates | 3. Set of 4 Bowls with Red Rim}

{Photography in Images 1 and 2 by Carolyne Roehm}

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  1. Devon – I love red, white and blue and ALL of your suggestions – especially the lobster napkins!
    Love from Maine!