We had some friends over, and after they left, DH came in and insisted that the hydrangea be trimmed back as it was taking over the steps. I intended to do that anyway, just not yet. I wanted some of the gorgeous blue flowers for my July 4th tablescape. Hydrangeas last a long time in water, though, so I went out with him to cut some flowers and help tame the shrub. I am trying to get them to lean more lavendar with the addition of lime to the soil, but it takes a while to get them there. There were still a profusion of blue blooms for my table. I took my wooden wine bottle crate and filled the slots with mason jars of water. Then I added hydrangea stems with huge blooms until I had a full centerpiece.
But, let’s go back to the beginning of the table. I put down a white tablecloth and red chargers, then added my Patriotic Tri-Recs Star Runner. Click on that link for the pattern and tutorial.
Place settings were simple, white dinner plates with red salad plates.
My good flatware, wine glasses and individual salt and pepper shakers. I don’t have six wine glasses with the same pattern, so I use four matching ones on the sides and ones with another cut glass pattern on the ends.
I rolled the napkins like firecrackers and put red rings on them.
Then I set the wood crate in place with those gorgeous blue blooms.
On each side are small star sprays I got years ago at the dollar store.
Then I put out some patriotic bowls for serving beans and cole slaw on the day.
They have words all the way around in a patriotic theme.
The star sprays have bright red bases of shiny foil.
All set and ready for food and friends. If it isn’t too hot on Thursday, I’ll move this to the outdoor table for our cookout. It won’t take but a few minutes, leaving the tablecloth behind.
Are you entertaining for the Fourth of July?