We have a wonderful couple coming over for the Fourth, and I want to change up my go to Red/White/Blue table for the patriotic holidays. I took several things down to the lower terrace today to fiddle around. I only set two place settings today, just so I wouldn't have so much to carry in and out.
I kept the red and white checked tablecloth in all three versions.
And these carnations and daisies in this salt glaze pitcher.
First, I did this.
This was all red and white, except for the flag plate.
This Nicole Miller red and white plate is rather contemporary looking, and I used it with this red handled flatware.
I added this salad, or dessert plate that I've had a long time. I had a little accident the last time I used them, so I'm down to five now.
Red Glassware, some new and some vintage.
White serving accessories.
White linen napkin with a napkin ring made from a satin ribbon and Martha Stewart grosgrain embellishment.
Then, I changed it up a bit.
I left the red pieces behind and added blue and white. Can you ever go wrong with blue and white?
This is not Royal Copanhagen! It's pottery with a very similar pattern.
I used a white Portuguese charger under it to give it some relief from the checks.
I changed out the red handled flatware to this blue, gathered the napkin differently, and used a white wicker napkin ring with a couple of tiny flags on picks.
I like the mixture of glassware here.
Blue willow mixes with almost anything.
I've got some beautiful serving pieces that would work.
Next, I mixed the reds and the blues for one more version.
Here, I used a natural wicker napkin ring and I tied the ribbon one on top of it.
A blue glass and a red one.
I haven't decided.
If only we could have an evening as beautiful as this one!
This table is a little farther to carry our food than the other two outdoor tables, but it's such a serene space.
Those terrace gardens are not filling in as quickly as I had hoped, but I guess they look ok.
What's your favorite version?
On the small side table down there, I like to use this metal sand bucket for ice. Here it is with the red cut glass stems.
Here it is with the blue stems.
I might just decide to go with my favorite red/white/blue table. It seems so much more festive to me.
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