Hello dear friends! Can you believe the Fourth of July is just two weeks away? If you are looking for “All-American” decorating inspiration, then you have come to the right place! I am so excited to be joining my friends Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate and Andrea of Design Morsels along with several other talented bloggers today for the Patriotic Tablescape Blog Hop. If you are coming over from My Family Thyme or if you just happened to visit today, I am happy to have you here! You will find links to each blogger’s creative patriotic tables at the end of this post.
I love decorating with red, white and blue for patriotic holidays. I normally go all out with styling a patriotic tablescape in our dining room, but I have been spending so much time outside working on a new landscaping project in the back yard and playing in my gardens that I thought it was more fitting to share a simple outdoor patriotic tablescape on the patio table this year.
Our patio has a vintage cottage-farmhouse-garden feel, so I wanted to create a simple, vintage patriotic farmhouse look for the patio tablecape.
One drawback to celebrating outdoors is that Kentucky summers are hot and humid! I had to wait until the sun starting going down a bit to be able to take photos because it has been so hot the past few days. Here is how our patio currently looks, but by next summer you might not recognize this space. Soon we will be building a new deck here, changing the siding, replacing the back door with French Doors that lead to the deck and revamping this whole area. There will be a pergola on the deck that will provide some shade which will be nice!
I loved the simplicity of using my Boho belly basket filled with a live fern as a centerpiece on my farm table for my summer home tour, so I decided to use the same centerpiece on my farmhouse patriotic patio tablescape.
To make the centerpiece more festive I added a few bottle rockets and various mini-American flags, including a couple of my DIY Upcycled Chair Spindle Farmhouse American Flags that I made last year.
Even though there is a lot of vintage holiday fun going on on the table, the whole table setting is actually quite simple. Farmhouse style jute placemats, galvanized chargers, and red striped melamine plates topped with Dollar Tree blue bandana “napkins”make up each place setting.
I found these melamine red French grain stripe plates at Target on after Christmas clearance sale last year and packed them away to use for the Fourth of July this year. The galvanized chargers were a $2 yard sale score for a set of 6. The jute placemats were also found at a yard sale, $5 for six.
My vintagey-farmhousey Uncle Sam is making his yearly summer appearance, along with some of my favorite vintage summer accents such as vintage croquet balls and various soda bottles. An olive bucket is filled with festive patriotic straws, and there’s even a pack of vintage birthday candles for lighting the fireworks to celebrate America’s birthday!
There’s “always Coca-Cola” in bottles (or bottled water) served straight from an original 1950’s Coke cooler, so no need for drinking glasses in this patriotic patio tablescape. Old-fashioned, all-natural and gluten free UTZ potato chips are also a family favorite.
When you are eating watermelon, strawberries and potato chips who needs utensils? Napkins, well, those are certainly patio picnic essentials!
Each bandana napkin is tied up with twine with a package of sparklers tucked in for the kid in all of us. Eveyone can light sparklers while I play in my own way (rearranging and restyling all my vintage summer treasures on the patio table!)
Just for extra vintage fun, I placed a couple of vintage soda bottles with bottle rockets around the table in place of real drinks. I have collected vintage soda bottles for over 20 years. This “Patio” bottle is one of my favorites for summer decorating.
I also love the summery yellow and red design on this vintage RC Cola bottle. By the way, did you notice my “new” thrifted wicker rocking chair in the background with the cute watermelon pillow? The rocker will be a perfect extra seat when we have summer company.
Thrifted Wicker Rocking Chair French Farmhouse Refresh
I recently shared how I gave the rocker a French Farmhouse refresh. I love how it turned out!
My 66 year-old dad (never a day older than 35 in spirit) will be coming in from out of town to visit for the holiday and he will probably be the first to claim the rocking chair! He has been an essential worker all through the pandemic, so he is much deserving of a vacation. We will all enjoy spending time together sitting around snacking on watermelon, strawberries, chips and cold drinks in vintage style.
Afterward we will let off some small fireworks before playing some rockin’ tunes on our guitars around the fire pit. I can’t wait!
I hope you were inspired by my Simple Patriotic Patio tablescape with farmhouse style! For more ideas, don’t forget to check out all of the wonderful patriotic tablescapes shared by these talented bloggers:
The Patriotic Inspiration Continues!
Today I am also participating in a Pinterest challenge hosted by Cindy of County Road 407 where the theme is “Fourth of July Styled Basket Trays.” If you are looking for more patriotic decorating ideas, click here to check it out.
Farmhouse Patriotic Styled Basket Tray
Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you have a blessed, safe and happy Independence Day!
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What a festive table. I love all the summer treasures, Have agreat summer and enjoyed being in this.June 23, 2020 at 7:20 am
Great table for a fun celebration!! I love the vintage coke items and the spindle flags. Your Uncle Sam resides wonderfully over the table!! Love, love, love the photo with the sparklers!! Great job!!!June 23, 2020 at 8:39 am
Thank you Ann!June 23, 2020 at 12:44 pm
There is so much to love. I love your boho basket with the fern (is it real?). It looks so real. I also love the red stripe plates and the cooler. I can’t believe it’s not really vintage. What a great find. Thanks for all of the great inspiration.June 23, 2020 at 9:10 am
Thank you Andrea! The fern is real, I swiped it from my porch! The Coca-Cola cooler is actually authentic vintage from the 1950’s and it is one of my favorite all-time finds.
Thanks for hosting and stopping by!June 23, 2020 at 12:43 pm
Amber, your patriotic tablescape is a treasure trove of vintage goodies! Love the sparklers! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store AddictionJune 23, 2020 at 9:27 am
Thanks for sharing your festive tablescape at Vintage Charm–pinned!June 28, 2020 at 5:47 pm
Amber you set a pretty fun table. I love the fern with the flags for a centerpiece. Love the idea of adding some fun July 4th activities to the table as well. Have a happy July 4th my friend.June 23, 2020 at 10:36 am
Coke, watermelon, strawberries…can’t say summertime any better than that! All that table needs is some grilled burgers, hot dogs, and potato salad! Sorry Kentucky is so far away from Maine…I’d be right over!June 23, 2020 at 1:49 pm
Fun table, Amber!!! I love the sparklers and the chair spindle flags (I remember those and GUESS what I just brought home from California…). The old Coca-Cola coolers work wonderfully. My mother-in-law has one that she and my father-in-law have used for street parties for the past 50+ years. <3
Enjoy having your dad home and getting to reminisce at bit. Oh, and you and your father are young! I forgot to mention in the other post that I love your baby photograph. <3 My father would have been 89 this year.
Many hugs,June 23, 2020 at 1:51 pm
I can’t get over the deal you got on the galvanized chargers. I have wanted some but $6 each is the least I have seen them for as well as I don’t know where I would put them.June 23, 2020 at 6:46 pm
Your Al Fresco table is very festive and inviting. I love seeing the vintage 50’s ice chest. Cokes in bottles taste the best. It has been ages since I have seen a RC Cola bottle. Finding the plates on sale after Christmas and saving them for the 4th of July was a good idea. I like using the blue bandana for a napkin and providing sparklers for a table favor.
Lots of good ideas, Amber. Happy 4th.
Such fun Amber! I love that you used Coca Cola, a true American icon! Your patio table is so inviting and festive with fireworks and sparklers, watermelon and flags! A true patriotic summer scene and I am crazy about your Uncle Sam! Can’t wait to see all the changes you will be making to this area, so exciting! Have a wonderful 4th!June 23, 2020 at 7:05 pm
Wow, Amber, you have outdone yourself with this display! What a lovely and fun party this would be! I LOVE the vintage Coca Cola Ice boy! Thank you again for sharing your wonderful talent.June 24, 2020 at 1:52 am
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Amber, you always score great finds and deals! I love all the fun and festive details, sparklers, fireworks, Uncle Sam! Who doesn’t love a slice of watermelon for the 4th of July? The 1950’s Coca-Cola cooler is fabulous! I love your patriotic table and it is always a pleasure to visit with you my friend!June 24, 2020 at 11:49 am
A very festive table with vintage details. How cool the coco cola cooler is. Sparklers brings back memories. You cannot beat having watermelon for the 4th. Love your Uncle Sam! Adding the flags is so americana. A pleasure joining you on this Patriotic blog hop/June 24, 2020 at 1:58 pm
Amber, you’ve got great style, girlfriend. I love every single thing on your table (well, except maybe what the bottle rockets are capable of, but they look cool in that fern display). Even in a downplayed setting outdoors, you pull out all the stops, and with finesse. 6 chargers for $2??! Wow. You’re an awesome thrifter. Great job. Happy summer!June 25, 2020 at 7:43 am
Amber, what a delightful place to gather for summer dining! I have always enjoyed your dining room, it is a delight to visit you in the out of doors! I can’t wait to follow along and see all of the changes coming next year! Your table is welcoming for the holiday with just the right additions of flags and fireworks! Thanks so much for joining us again!June 25, 2020 at 10:13 am
Hope I can find some spindles down the road for my flags next summer, I love it! On my thrift store wish list.
CindyJune 25, 2020 at 12:27 pm
Amber, your tablescape offered a trip down memory lane for me. I love your collection of vintage soda bottles. There were so many of them that I drank as a kid. Your vintage Uncle Sam is perfect for such a festive table. I love the sparklers and bottle rockets. There were so many of those with neighborhood friends as I grew up. Of course, what would the holiday be without watermelon. Your refinished chair is gorgeous and I love your spindle flags, what a great idea. I hope you have a wonderful family get together. Many thank yous and blessings for your father for being an essential worker. Enjoy your holiday together.June 25, 2020 at 4:03 pm
Love this Amber! So many great details. Can’t wait to see what you do with the patio. And I am sure your dad will have a rocking time! Sounds like fun.
xo- MaryJoJune 25, 2020 at 9:45 pm
Amber, I love your farmhouse patriotic table! Everything looks so festive. Uncle Sam is adorable. I adore the vintage pop box. You reminded me of a sweet childhood memory. My grandparents always had a big Fourth of July celebration at their house. A pop box was always filled to the brim with grape and strawberry pop. It was always such a treat! Oh, how I miss those times. Your plans for the holiday sound like so much fun! Enjoy your visit with your dad! Take care, sweet friend!June 25, 2020 at 10:01 pm
The sparklers are such a fun touch! Love your table! Glad to be hopping with you!June 26, 2020 at 2:17 pm
I’m still in love with your table and am excited to feature you this week at Charming Homes & Gardens!June 30, 2020 at 10:35 pm
Amber, My comment wouldn’t go through on Tuesday so I’m back to try again. Your chair spindle flags are one of my favorite posts of yours. Love your Uncle Sam, addition of your vintage bottles, Coke cooler and sparklers in your flower frog! Happy to be hopping with you this week, Happy 4th!June 26, 2020 at 4:32 pm
Amber, what a sweet and creative tablescape. I love how you created the flags and centerpiece. So fun!June 30, 2020 at 12:17 pm
I always enjoy reading about where you got your items as it’s amazing how you put the thrifty finds together with your vintage ones to create a stunning table setting, vignette, etc.!June 30, 2020 at 7:29 pm
I’m still in love with your table and am excited to feature you this week at Charming Homes & Gardens!June 30, 2020 at 10:34 pm
Such a fun and festive tablescape, Amber! Those red striped melamine plates from the after Christmas clearance sale at Target are perfect for the 4th of July. I love how you paired them with the galvanized chargers (what an amazing bargain, too!). I’m loving all of the vintage goodness on this table! The croquet balls, birthday candles, soda bottles and cooler make it so unique. Your photo of the lit sparkler is so cool! It was fun hopping with you. Enjoy your visit with your dad!July 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
I love it all – especially that Coca Cola container.July 7, 2020 at 12:35 am